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Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails

by Shannon Mustipher

 

Tiki is the endless summer, an instant vacation, a sweet and colorful ticket to paradise with no baggage fees. Romanticized since midcentury but too long overlooked as the province of suburban lodges and family resorts, the tiki cocktail is stepping into its moment with sophisticated spirits lovers, skilled mixologists, and intrepid foodies. In Tiki, Brooklyn-based rum expert Shannon Mustipher brings focus on refreshing flavors, fine spirits, and high-impact easy-to-execute presentation.


Dozens of easy-to-follow recipes present new versions of classic tiki drinks along with original cocktails using quality rums, infused and fat-washed spirits, liqueurs, fresh fruit juices, and homemade syrups. Tastemakers in the contemporary tiki boom, including Nathan Hazard, Brother Cleve, Laura Bishop, and Ean Bancroft, contribute their recipes. As a true aficionado, Mustipher breaks down Caribbean rums and spirits with practical tasting notes. Fans of classic tiki bibles such as Smuggler's Cove and Potions of the Caribbean can embrace Tiki's modern style and spirit while new tiki fans learn from Mustipher's expertise, accessible recipes, and clear instruction.



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Hand Dyed: A Modern Guide to Dyeing in Brilliant Color for You and Your Home

by Anna Joyce

 

Hand Dyed is a modern introduction to indigo and fiber-reactive dye that every crafter should have. Exploring traditional techniques like shibori and using organic compounds, this comprehensive how-to guide offers everything you need know to create stylish, richly colored and patterned pieces. Classic techniques and natural materials make these projects beautiful and accessible, even for the beginner. Items such as an elegant robe, a duvet cover set, drum lampshades, and even a hammock will invite a new generation of design lovers and style mavens to fall in love with this traditional, magical, and surprisingly straightforward process. Anna Joyce is the perfect instructor to teach the skills needed to create more than 25 masterpieces for the home and wardrobe that readers will want to wear, live with, and most importantly, make by hand.



 

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Husbands That Cook: More Than 120 Irresistible Vegetarian Recipes and Tales from Our Tiny Kitchen

Food has always been a key ingredient in Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin’s relationship―and this cookbook offers a unique glimpse into their lives beyond their California kitchen. From their signature Coconut Curry with Chickpeas and Cauliflower, which was inspired by their first date at a shopping mall food court, to the Communication Breakdown Carrot Cake (which speaks for itself), these and other recipes reflect the husbands' marriage in all its flavor and variety.

Written with the same endearing, can-do spirit of their blog, the husbands present more than 120 brand-new recipes―plus some greatest hits from the site―that yield delicious results every time. Each entry in Husbands That Cook is a reminder of how simple and satisfying vegetarian meal-making can be, from hearty main dishes and sides to healthy snacks and decadent desserts and drinks. Ryan and Adam also outline common pantry items and everyday tools you’ll need to fully stock your kitchen. Whether you’re cooking for one or feeding the whole family, this book is chock-full of great creative recipes for every day of the week, all year long.


 

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Seasonal Flower Arranging: Fill Your Home with Blooms, Branches, and Foraged Materials All Year Round

by Ariella Chezar

Just as fruits and vegetables taste best when they are harvested locally and seasonally, flowers that are picked close to home and at their peak reflect a true connection to time and place. Nature does not deliver its harvest all at once--each season has its stars and Ariella Chezar, author of The Flower Workshop, shows you how to make the most of them. Seasonal Flower Arrangingfollows Mother Nature's lead to create dazzling arrangements from the distinctive gifts of the changing seasons, from a charming spring bouquet for Mother's Day to a bold garland for a summer wedding, and from a bounteous Thanksgiving table to a wintery holiday wreath. There are arrangements for seasonal holidays, special occasions, or just everyday life featuring tulips, roses, peonies, dahlias, and other flowers that are easily found at farmers' markets, local shops, or grown in your own backyard. The book includes detailed instructions on how to re-create 39 floral designs, plus the inspiration and techniques to allow you to create your own original art out of nature.



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Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways--Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company

by Mark Bittman

 

Mark Bittman is revered for his simple, straightforward, and flexible approach to everyday cooking. In Dinner for Everyone, he shares 100 essential main dishes, each with easy, vegan, and all-out recipes as the mood or occasion requires. These 300 all-new recipes, accompanied by more than 100 full-color photographs, form a diverse collection that includes quick meals for busy weeknights (hearty soups, tacos, and one-pot pastas), creative plant-based fare that will please both vegans and non-vegans alike (lemon polenta with mushroom ragu, pomegranate-glazed eggplant, or cauliflower tinga tacos), and impressive dishes perfect for entertaining (handmade noodles and even your Thanksgiving centerpiece). Whatever the experience level, craving, or time constraint, home cooks will find exactly what they need to prepare all their favorites with confidence and enthusiasm. Rooted in Mark's philosophy of using efficient cooking techniques, fresh ingredients, and basic equipment--and written in his signature to-the-point style--Dinner for Everyone is a one-stop, indispensable reference for life's ultimate question: What's for dinner?

 



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The Plantiful Plate: Vegan Recipes from the Yommme Kitchen

by Christine Wong

Yum + Ommm = Yommme! Christine Wong, creator of yommme.com, has made it her mission to help others discover how delicious mindful eating can be. In The Plantiful Plate, she shows how easy it is to prepare hearty, satisfying vegan (and gluten-free) dishes bursting with color and flavor.

With a mix-and-match approach, these recipes offer maximum flexibility to account for individual tastes, diets, allergies, and perhaps most importantly, what happens to be in your kitchen that day. In addition to the recipes, she shares her tips for meal planning and shopping at markets to minimize plastic waste, and provides at- a- glance guides to nutritional content. Filled with Christine’s gorgeous photos, it’s truly a feast for the eyes.

 



 

Comfort: food to soothe the soul

 

by John Whaite

 

Comfort food is enjoying a renaissance as people start to shy away from exclusion diets and `clean eating' and embrace the balance of nourishing homemade meals. With the concept of hygge emphasising the importance of enjoying the sensual, warming things in life, cosy cooking has taken on a new life. John's collection of enticing recipes will have you cooking up a comforting feast in the kitchen. A champion of comfort food, John Whaite celebrates the simple pleasure of cooking and eating without feeling guilty. Chapters are divided by comfort cravings and include Something Crunchy; Something Spicy; Something Pillowy; Something Cheesy and, of course, Something Sweet. Recipes include Breakfast Ramen, Devil Curry, Crab & Sriracha Mac'n'Cheese, Lemon & Pea Barley Risotto, Peanut Butter Brownies and Cinnamon Knots.


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The Living Kitchen: Healing Recipes to Support Your Body During Cancer Treatment and Recovery

by Tamara Green & Sarah Grossman

 

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, frightening, and uncertain. You'll want to learn what to expect from chemotherapy and radiation, how you'll navigate the often debilitating side effects that come with treatment, and what you should eat to support your body at a time when eating and cooking may be too challenging. The Living Kitchenwill help cancer patients and their caregivers navigate every stage of their cancer therapy journey, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.

Within the pages of this indispensable guide, certified nutrionists Sarah Grossman and Tamara Green provide easy-to-understand, research-based nutritional information on the science behind how food relates to your health and the effects of cancer, and offer strategies to prepare your body, life, and kitchen for treatment. With nearly 100 stress-free, healthy, freezer-friendly, and flavorful recipes specially designed to relieve specific symptoms and side effects of cancer and its therapies (including loss of appetite, sore mouth, altered taste buds, nausea, and more) and to strengthen your body once in recovery, The Living Kitchen is accompanied by stunning photography and a simple, user-friendly design. With energizing snacks and breakfasts; superfood smoothies, juices and elixirs; soups and stews, and nutrient-rich, flavorful main dishes, these are recipes that you, your family, and your caregivers will all enjoy. The Living Kitchen will give you comfort in knowing that your body will be nourished and supported during (and even after) cancer treatment.

 



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Crumb: Bake Brilliant Bread

by Richard Bertinet

 

Bread can be open and airy or compact and dense - it is all about the 'crumb' which characterises particular styles of loaf. In this inspiring new book, Richard Bertinet shares his hallmark straightforward approach to making bread through every step of the process, including the various techniques of fermenting, mixing, kneading and baking.

Richard shows you how to make everything from classic and rustic breads to sourdough using different flours and ferments. Learn how to bake a range of delicious sweet and savory recipes from Manchego & Chorizo Cornbread, Seaweed & Sel Gris Rolls and Chickpea Flatbreads to Orange & Cardamom Swirls and Cinnamon Buns. There are also options for gluten-free breads and the best bakes to improve your gut-health by experimenting with different types of flour. Finally, Richard shares ideas for cooking with bread and creams, syrups and purées to enjoy alongside or incorporate into your bakes. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout,

 



 


 

 

Here are some of my favorite new books! I'm sure you'll love them all just as much as I do!