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Sweet Paul's Favorite Books - Autumn 2019


 

 

This list of books is an editorial list of our current favorite books coming out this Fall. This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.



 

From the James Beard-recognized creator of Cannelle et Vanille--lauded by everyone from Bon Appétit to Dorie Greenspan--comes 100 recipes that show us how to bring more joy and mindfulness to the kitchen, and connection around the table, through family-friendly meals that are satisfying, yet decidedly unfussy.

Click here to buy Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood



In Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary, designer Dora Ohrenstein does what no crochet author has done before: She offers detailed instructions for how to create 125 stitch patterns, plus she explains how to increase and decrease each stitch pattern in three different ways—without shaping, with shaping at the edges, and with internal shaping. This hefty collection, ranging from lace and filigree to shells and textured stitches, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions. A focus on the ins and outs of shaping makes working stitch patterns far more accessible and allows the creative crocheter to make many items without a pattern. Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary will become an invaluable go-to resource that’s sure to inspire legions of crocheters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways.

Click here to buy Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways


 

An intimate culinary portrait of Los Angeles today—a city now recognized among food lovers for its booming, vibrant, international restaurant landscape—with 100 recipes from its restaurants, juice bars, coffee shops, cocktail lounges, food trucks, and hole-in-the-wall gems.

Click here to buy EAT. COOK. L.A.: Recipes from the City of Angels
 


 

Kawaii means “cute” in Japanese, and cuteness is the main ingredient in these sweets. In Kawaii Sweet World, YouTube sensation Rachel Fong teaches you how to bake super-easy treats that are just as fun to make as they are to eat. Whether you’re a cookie rookie or a piping pro, you’ll find tips on all the basics, from whipping up the best buttercream to using a turntable to decorate—but this is no ordinary baking book. Why have a plain layer cake when you could have a cuddly corgi cake?

Click here to buy Kawaii Sweet World Cookbook: 75 Yummy Recipes for Baking That's (Almost) Too Cute to Eat

 

Designed with her own kids in mind, these beautiful plush toys are infused with Melissa Lowry’s artful craftsmanship and fresh sense of style. Now you can create your own unique characters and quick-sew fabric accessories. Use easy-to-learn needle-felting techniques for cuddly animals without any sharp plastic components.

Click here to buy Handmade Animal Dolls: 20 Simple Sewing Patterns for Stylish Toys
 

 


Playful and instructive, this hybrid cookbook/graphic novel introduces the history of ramen and provides more than 40 recipes for everything you need to make the perfect bowl at home including tares, broths, noodles, and toppings. Authors Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan present colorful, humorous, and easy-to-follow comics that fully illustrate the necessary steps and ingredients for delicious homemade ramen. Along the way, they share preparation shortcuts that make weeknight ramen a reality; provide meaty tidbits on Japanese culinary traditions; and feature words of wisdom, personal anecdotes, and cultural insights from eminent ramen figures such as chef Ivan Orkin and Ramen Adventures’ Brian MacDuckston. Recipes include broths like Shio, Shoyu, Miso, and Tonkotsu, components such as Onsen Eggs, Chashu, and Menma, and offshoots like Mazemen, Tsukemen, and Yakisoba. Ideal for beginners, seasoned cooks, and armchair chefs alike, this comic book cookbook is an accessible, fun, and inviting introduction to one of Japan’s most popular and iconic dishes.

Click here to buy Let's Make Ramen!: A Comic Book Cookbook
 


 

For all who aspire to master brioche, croissant, pâte á choux, or even cookie dough and muffin and cake batter, Margarita Manzke, super-star baker and co-owner of Los Angeles hotspot République, takes bakers through her methods for perfecting texture and amplifying flavors, one inspiring photograph and brilliant trick at a time. With chapters dedicated to teaching each dough or batter and 100 recipes that put the lessons to work, plus more than 125 helpful and inspiring photographs, bakers will discover how to truly elevate their baking, whether they're making Manzke's Instagram-perfect chocolate chip cookies or her Philippines-inflected Halo Halo Cake. Serious home bakers will revel in the game-elevating techniques and irresistible recipe riffs found in Baking at République.

Click here to buy Baking at République: Masterful Techniques and Recipes
 


 

Drive-Thru Dreams by Adam Chandler tells an intimate and contemporary story of America―its humble beginning, its innovations and failures, its international charisma, and its regional identities―through its beloved roadside fare.

Click here to buy Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom


 

Award-winning author and grilling expert Paula Disbrowe shows home cooks how to elevate everyday meals with seductive, smoky flavors in this collection of 100 recipes for smoking meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, nuts, grains, pantry staples, and even cocktails on a smoker or grill in as little as 30 minutes.

Click here to buy Thank You for Smoking: Fun and Fearless Recipes Cooked with a Whiff of Wood Fire on Your Grill or Smoker
 

 

 

 



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