Great books for cooks

Claridge’s: The Cookbook is a must whether you’re hosting a meal for 100 or simply looking to make is a delight whether you’re cooking for 100 or making a treacle tart for one. Filled with recipes, essays and stunning photographs (like their signature teapots, above) from the famed luxury hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair district beloved since 1856. ($40, Octopus Books)

On a more modern front, the new State Bird Provisions encapsulates the essence of one of San Francisco’s hottest eateries. ($40 Ten Speed Press)

Constructed in 1906, Bently Heritage Estate Distillery’s mill was once home to the Minden Flour Milling Company.
The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a variety of excursions, including a new murder-mystery dinner ride. Photo by David H. Collier
The sisters also created a pair of pink sweats with a satin bow as part of their new clothing line.
After a two-year absence, Smith & Wollensky opened on the Strip and still features drinks with generous hand-pours. Photo by KeyLimePhotography
Bank Atcharawan is known for his expertise on rieslings, whose fruitiness complement Thai dishes. Photo by K.M. Cannon
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David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra provided the evening’s entertainment.
Former Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett, center, chats with attendees and shakes hands with Dave Melroy during the Raiders Foundation’s second “Celebrity Swing” at TopGolf.
American artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner created the sonic kinetic sculpture “Gamelatron Perhiasan Emas di Awn Hitam” or “Golden Jewels in a Black Cloud” for the new John Hardy store at The Forum Shops. Photo by Aaron Taylor Kuffner
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