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With grocery prices soaring and Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food holding strong as a bestseller, food politics has emerged as the hot topic of dinner-party conversation. So for May, we offer a tasting menu of new food books with small-biz hooks.

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Chez Moi
Chez Moi
By Agnes Desarthe (Penguin, $14)

Indulge escapist fantasies with Myriam, the heroine of Desarthe's novel, as she bumbles through opening a restaurant in Paris. Filled with laugh-out-loud moments, Chez Moi is a perfect appetizer course: The flavor leaves you satisfied and ready for the next dish.

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Last updated May 08 2008: 2:25 PM ET