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Writing a cookbook has become a requirement of celebrity chefdom. So you’ve been featured in Saveur? Well, what about the New York Times bestsellers list? In the era of chef-branded cooking gear and TV shows, writing a book is the bare minimum. In recent years, many of Washington’s most revered chefs have begun to bolster their brands by sharing their recipes with the masses. Here’s our guide to just some of the local chefs who recently became (or are becoming) authors:

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