A Perfect Score
By Kathryn Hall, Craig Hall
In this New York Times bestseller, a lively husband and wife team recounts their twenty-year climb from amateur winemakers to recipients of an almost unheard-of perfect score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.Kathryn and Craig Hall launched themselves head-first into Napa Valley twenty years ago with the purchase of an 1885 winery and never looked back. Since the couple's purchase of that debut winery, their critically acclaimed HALL Wines and WALT Wines have become fixtures of the California wine industry.Readers who love a good glass of wine will find much to savor in the Halls' expert account of the art, soul, and business of a modern winery. A Perfect Score weaves a vibrant tale of the HALL brand's meteoric rise to success, Napa Valley's tug-of-war between localism and tourism, and the evolving nature of the wine industry as a whole.
By Tom Gilling
The marines on the First Fleet refused to sail without it. Convicts risked their necks to get hold of it. Rum built a hospital and sparked a revolution, made fortunes and ruined lives. In a society with few luxuries, liquor was power. It played a crucial role, not just in the lives of individuals like James Squire - the London chicken thief who became Australia's first brewer - but in the transformation of a starving penal outpost into a prosperous trading port.Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, Grog offers an intoxicating look at the first decades of European settlement and explores the origins of Australia's fraught love affair with the hard stuff.
Drink Like a Woman
By Jeanette Hurt
Cocktail marketers and male bartenders like to tell women what we want to drink,and it's usually fruity, frilly, fancy, and pink. In Drink Like a Woman, Jeanette Hurt shakes up barroom expectations, stirs up some new ideas, and pours a lively collection of feminist cocktails that are just as varied, flavorful, and strong as women are.Sharing basic techniques, cocktail classics, hangover cures, drinking games, and more, this spirited guide takes the misogyny out of mixology by offering fun and functional tips for the at-home barista who doesn't need a man to mix it up. She also exposes the surprisingly sexist history of cocktail culture, and offers more than 50 recipes, crafted by top women bartenders around the country, including:Anarchy AmarettoBloody Mary RichardsNelly Bly-TaiThe LBD (The Little Black Dress)Ruth's Pink TabooWoManhattanZeldatiniThe Suffragette SourRide, Sally RideCurie RoyaleWith feisty illustrations and original recipes that call for a generous splash of female empowerment, Drink Like a Woman is sure to subvert the patriarchy, one drink at a time.
Gluten-Free Small Bites
By Nicole Hunn
100 irresistible one-bite recipes,for everything from parties to portable mealsYou know those days where dinner is grab-and-go, but you're not sure what to grab? The older kids have a soccer game, a ballet lesson, the little one has a kazoo party, and they all need to be fed? Or maybe you've been volunteered to bring the mini quiches to the office potluck. Well you're in luck: with Nicole Hunn at the helm, you can choose from 100 recipes for small bites,from party-pleasers like jalapeño poppers and pigs-in-blankets to easy meals like hand pies and chalupas. Have one of those special occasions when you can sit down for a meal? Nearly every recipe has instructions for how to make a bigger bite.The voice behind glutenfreeonashoestring.com, Nicole's been making gluten-free goodies that are delicious as they are safe for nearly ten years. Indulge in her new recipes for Crab Rangoon, Cheddar Hush Puppies, Fried Pickle Chips, Mozzarella Sticks, Pizza Pinwheels, Miniature Mac and Cheese Cups, Spanakopita Bites, a range of wraps (Cheesesteak, Greek Salad, and Huevos Rancheros, to name a few), Miniature Spinach Quiches, Chicken Empanadas, Vegetarian Chalupas, Pupusas, Shrimp Pot Stickers, Bear Claws, Apple Hand Pies, Miniature Vanilla Bean Scones, and more!
My Two Souths
By Asha Gomez, Martha Hall Foose
My Two Souths takes you on a culinary journey with Chef Asha Gomez, from her small village in the Kerala region of southern India to her celebrated restaurants in Atlanta, and on into your kitchen. Her singular recipes are rooted in her love of Deep-South cooking, as well as the Southern Indian flavors of her childhood home. These Two Souths" that are close to her heart are thousands of miles apart, yet share similarities in traditions, seasonings, and most importantly, an abiding appreciation of food as both celebration and comfort. Here she shares more than 125 recipes, including: Black Cardamom Smothered Pork Chop, Vivid Tomato and Cheese Pie, Kerala Fried Chicken and Waffles, Three Spice Carrot Cake.
The I Heart Naptime Cookbook
By Jamielyn Nye
Every parent knows about how magical nap time is - that blissful hour when the house is quiet and you actually have a few moments to yourself.Author Jamielyn Nye, the founder of IHeartNaptime.com and mother of three, knows all too well how precious nap time is. Her popular blog, IHeartNaptime.com, has become a favorite resource for busy parents who want delicious recipes (that even their kids will enjoy) and creative gift and holiday ideas but don't have hours to spend in the kitchen. The site gets 1.5 million unique visitors a month and has 115,000 Facebook fans and 4 million Facebook followers who can't get enough of Jamielyn's recipes and charming crafts.
Pen & Palate
By Lucy Madison, Tram Nguyen
From the writers of acclaimed blog Pen & Palate, a humorous coming-of-age (and mastering-the-art-of-home-cooking) memoir of friendship, told through stories, recipes, and beautiful illustrations.Getting through life in your twenties isn't easy--especially if you're broke, awkward, and prone to starting small grease fires in your studio apartment. For best friends Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen, cooking was an escape from the daily humiliation that is being a twenty-something woman in a big city. PEN & PALATE traces the course of Lucy and Tram's devoted friendship through miserable jobs and tiny apartments, first loves and ill-advised flings, successes and setbacks--always with a shared love of food at the center of the narrative. A modern take on Laurie Colwin's classic Home Cooking, this coming-of-age memoir for the Girls set weaves together comical (mis)adventures and recipes meant to be shared with a best friend and bottle of wine.
By Lucy Buffett, John Buffett
Like her brother, Jimmy, Lucy Buffett celebrates freedom, relaxation, and seaside decadence in her own art--cooking. This previously self-published book (formerly titled Crazy Sista Cooking) has sold over 70,000 copies without marketing or much trade distribution. Packed with more than 120 signature recipes from Lucy's famous Gulf Coast restaurant, LuLu's, WITH LOVE FROM LULU'S KITCHEN is the next best thing to being there. Tucked inside are humorous stories, and plenty of wit and wisdom from Lucy's own kitchen. The book features party menus, Buffett Family favorites, and lots of telling it like it is. Renowned novelist Tom McGuane contributes engaging essays that blend smoothly with the spicy dishes and distinctive drinks. Recipes include soul-satisfying Southern delights like West Indies Salad, Perfect Fried Shrimp, Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Garlic Cheese Grits, Silver Queen Succotash, and Heavenly Fried Crab Claws. And there's a whole chapter on 25 specialty drinks, including "Bama Breeze" and "LuLu's Painkiller." This revised edition has been updated with a new introduction and headnotes, but still has all of the great recipes from Crazy Sista Cooking.
Ruhlman's How to Saute
By Michael Ruhlman
The sauté station is the place all aspiring restaurant chefs want to be: the "hot seat" where the action happens. The same is true at home, where a good sauté is both convenient and powerful: the key that unlocks the pleasures of Veal Scaloppini, Sautéed Mushrooms, Chicken Schnitzel with Sage Spaetzle, Sautéed Duck Breast with Rhubarb Gastrique, Flatiron Steak with Tarragon Butter, and more. Ruhlman cuts through centuries of misinformation to provide essential recipes and advice on how to achieve the greatest efficiency, flexibility, and flavor--using dozens of step-by-step color photographs to support cooks of all kinds.
A Banquet on a Budget
By Judy Ridgway
Catering for any large scale celebration can be daunting. Where will you hold the event? How much food will you need? When should you start the preparation? This book passes on the secrets of the trade to ensure that the preparation goes smoothly and that the food is just as good as the professionals can offer. It includes a master checklist for the preparations with general advice on choosing the food and drinks, buying in ready-made items, estimating quantities, hiring staff and equipment and other practical considerations. There are five complete menus and drinks suggestions for each type of event: a drinks party with canapes, a fork buffet, a finger buffet and a sit-down meal, with guests varying in number from twenty to sixty. Menus include full preparation plans and recipes. In total there are 120 plus recipes, some with variations.
Natalie Jill's 7-Day Jump Start
By Natalie Jill
If you are like most people, you have probably tried many diets looking for one that works, makes you feel good, and that you can actually follow for more than a few days. You've probably come up empty-handed. We've all been there,but Natalie Jill's 7 Day Jump Start is different. This easy-to-follow plan is based on REAL food and you get to choose the foods YOU like best. Natalie has helped millions of people ditch processed foods, lose weight, feel great, and change their mindset to become their best selves. Whether you have yo-yo dieted for years or have tried to eat healthy" without seeing results, Natalie offers real solutions that will last a lifetime:Methods for using food to combat cravings and hunger painsEasy-to-follow meal plans and guidelines for any situationDelicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks,plus guilt-free desserts7-minute exercises for a leaner, toned bodySuccess stories from people who have transformed their lives and bodiesWhen you decide you're ready, Natalie will walk you through each step in your new unprocessed lifestyle. All it takes is 7 days to jump start a new you! ARE YOU IN?
The Lagasse Girls' Big Flavor, Bold Taste--and No Gluten!
By Jessie Lagasse Swanson, Jilly Lagasse
If you're going gluten-free, giving up some of your favourite foods is downright unfair and intimidating (and if your kids are the ones who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it can be even more difficult!). The good news is that giving up gluten doesn't mean saying good-bye to all the comforting foods you love,and Jilly and Jessie Lagasse are here to prove it. From breakfasts and lunches to appetizers, mains, and of course, scrumptious desserts,with dairy-free options as well,Jilly and Jessie make gluten-free eating simple and extraordinarily delicious.
The Spiralizer Cookbook
By Carolyn Humphries
Spiralizing is essentially the art of turning vegetables and fruits into noodles. Spiralized vegetables provide low-carb alternatives to pasta or rice and, therefore, useful for diabetic and weight-reducing diets. But they are much more: they add variety and colour to a healthy balanced diet, together with plenty of nutrients. This book provides innovative but reliable and accessible recipes that will get the best out of your spiralizer, including many international flavours.