An: To Eat
By Helene An, Jacqueline An
In Vietnamese, AN" means TO EAT," a happy coincidence, since the An family has built an award-winning restaurant empire, including the renowned celebrity favourite Crustacean Beverly Hills,that has been toasted by leading food press, including Bon Appétit, Gourmet, InStyle and the Food Network. Helene An, executive chef and matriarch of the House of An, is hailed as the mother of fusion" and was inducted into the Smithsonian Institute for her signature style that brings together Vietnamese, French, and California- fresh influences. Now her daughter Jacqueline tells the family story and shares her mother's delicious and previously secret" recipes, including Mama's" Beef Pho, Drunken Crab, and Oven-Roasted Lemongrass Chicken. Helene's transformation from pampered princess" in French Colonial Vietnam, to refugee then restaurateur, and her journey from Indochina's lush fields to family kitchen gardens in California are beautifully chronicled throughout the book. The result is a fascinating peek at a lost world, and the evolution of an extraordinary cuisine. The 100 recipes in An: To Eat feature clean flavors, simple techniques, and unique twists that could only have come from Helene's personal story.
Along Came a Rogue
By Anna Harrington
THE WICKEDEST SECRET . . .Major Nathaniel Grey is free to bed whomever he wants, whenever he chooses and that's exactly how he likes it. His only loyalties are to country and the two friends he served with - brothers he'd do anything for. So when one of them is gravely injured and asking for his little sister, Grey will move heaven and earth to bring her home. He's greeted not by the gangly girl he remembers but a stunningly beautiful woman holding a loaded musket. And he's utterly captivated by her . . . IS A SECRET SEDUCTIONOnce upon a time, Emily would have loved nothing more than a stolen hour with her brother's best friend, the dashing officer who captured her heart and soul. But things are different now-and so is she. Gone is the eager young woman who believed in love. In her place is a widow weighed down with secrets who desperately needs to disappear before they're revealed. But Grey's sinfully sexy smile offers protection unlike anything she's ever known, tempting her to risk everything . . . even her heart.
Adam Liaw's Asian Cookery School
By Adam Liaw
ADAM LIAW'S ASIAN COOKERY SCHOOL is your guide to simple and traditional Asian home cooking.More than just a recipe book, it will teach you about the ingredients and techniques of the Asian kitchen for a complete understanding of how you can create authentic Asian flavours. Each chapter in this beautifully designed and exquisitely photographed cookbook is a lesson that will improve your cooking, with practical recipes designed to try out your new skills.Adam explains the heart and soul of Asian cuisines through hundreds of tips and insights and the kind of small wisdoms passed down from generation to generation that you would never find in a recipe alone. With his help, it won't take long for homemade Dumplings, Pad Thai, Crispy Skin Chicken, Lemongrass Beef and Green Tea Ice Cream to become your new everyday family favourites.If you love Asian food, this is the cookbook you need in your home kitchen.
By Dale Talde
Born in Chicago to Filipino parents, Dale Talde grew up both steeped in his family's culinary heritage and infatuated with American fast food. Today, his dual identity is etched on the menu at Talde, where he reimages iconic Asian dishes, imbuing them with Americana while doubling-down on the culinary fireworks that made them so popular in the first place. His riff on pad thai features bacon and oysters. He gives juicy pork dumplings the salty, springy exterior of soft pretzels. His food isn't Asian fusion; it's Asian-American. Now, in his first cookbook, Dale shares the recipes that have made him famous, all told in his inimitable voice. Some chefs cook food meant to transport you to Northern Thailand or Sichuan province. Dale's food reminds us that we're home.
America - Farm to Table
By Mario Batali
Bestselling author and world-renowned chef Mario Batali pays homage to the American farmer - from Maine to Los Angeles - in stories, photos and recipes.AMERICA - FARM TO TABLE: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local FarmersMario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients to any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book he celebrates American farmers: their high quality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Batali asked his chef friends from Nashville, Tennessee, to San Francisco, to tell him who their favourite farmers were and those farmers graciously shared their personal stories along with their top-of-the-line produce and products.In Seattle, Chef Matt Dillon introduces readers to Farmer Pierre Monnant, who produces fava beans and lamb. Batali then features those ingredients in such mouth-watering recipes as: Lamb Shank Sloppy Joes and Fave Bean Guacamole. In Washington, DC, Chef Jose Andres from Jaleo introduces us to Farmer Jim Crawford, who grows corn, broccoli and strawberries. Batali's accompanying dishes include: Chilled Sweet Corn Soup and Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Salsa. Other stops along the way include: Tampa; Austin; Nashville; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Portland; Maine; Chicago; Cleveland; Suttons Bay, Michigan; and Vail Colorado. With over 100 superb recipes, this is the book that every home cook will want upon returning from the farmer's market or grocers.
By Mary Balogh
A mesmerising story of passionate awakening and redemption, Mary Balogh's new novel unites a war hero consigned to darkness with a remarkable woman who finds her own salvation by showing him the light of love.Blinded by a cannon blast on the Napoleonic battlefields, Vincent Hunt, Lord Darleigh, needs time away from the well-meaning meddling - and matchmaking - of his family. But anonymity proves impossible, and soon another marital trap is sprung. Luckily, he is saved in time by a stranger with a captivating voice that stirs something deep inside. And when Miss Sophia Fry's intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian's home, Vincent can see a solution to both their problems: marriage. At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent's proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome and heartbreakingly vulnerable man persuades her that he needs a wife of his own choosing as much as she needs protection from destitution, she agrees. Dare they believe a bargain born of desperation might lead them both to a love destined to be?
And Then She Fell
By Stephanie Laurens
No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens has returned to another utterly irresistible branch on her beloved Cynster family treeThe only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man is a Cynster lady who believes that love is not her destiny. Famously known in London Society as 'The Matchbreaker', Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's alluring spell.However, when she disrupts one match too many, she feels honour-bound to assist the dashing James Glossup and find him a suitable bride for a marriage of convenience.Yet this is no easy task. Complicated by the growing and undeniable attraction that flares between them, Henrietta must convince not only James, but herself, that when it comes to love, she will never, ever fall.
An Heiress at Heart
By Jennifer Delamere
When Lizzie's youthful indiscretion forced her into Australian exile, she had no idea that her banishment would bring her face to face with the only woman who could unravel the mysteries of her past...her long-lost half sister. Though Lizzie and Ria grew up worlds apart, the two felt the instant connection of sisterhood. But when Ria's tragic death leaves Lizzie completely alone, she makes a desperate decision to adopt Ria's identity as her own and go in search of the family she has never known.Geoffrey wants nothing more than to continue tending his small country parish, but when his elder brothers die, he has no choice but to become the heir his family needs. Ready to sacrifice his own desires, Geoffrey is completely unprepared for his reaction to his deceased brother's widow when she appears feverish and injured on his doorstep. Though the law prohibits Geoffrey from claiming "Ria" as his own, he can't help but be drawn to the mysterious beauty.With both their futures at stake, will Lizzie be able to keep up her facade as Ria, even if it costs her the thing she wants most in the world-Geoffrey's love?
By M.C. Beaton
'If you have a Wild, Unruly, or Undisciplined Daugher, two Ladies of Genteel Birth offer to Bring Out said Daughter and Refine what may have seemed Unrefinable. We can make the Best of the Worst'When Amy and Effie Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on an inheritance, they place this advertisement in The Morning Post and hire themselves out as professional chaperones. Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client, educating them in their School for Manners.Maria Kendall is seemingly a dream client - beautiful, impeccably mannered, effortlessly graceful and extremely well dowered. In short, she doesn't seem to need the Tribbles' help at all. But then the sisters meet her parents and realise that they do have a problem on their hands - not with the perfect Maria, but with her overweening, gauche and socially over-ambitious parents!
The Apothecary's Daughter
By Charlotte Betts
The ebook bestseller1665. Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop in bustling Fleet Street. A skilled student - the resinous scents of lavender, rosemary, liquorice and turpentine run in her blood - her father has granted her the freedom to pursue her considerable talents. But Susannah is dealt a shocking blow when her widowed father marries again, and her new step-mother seems determined to remove her from the apothecary shop for good.A proposal of marriage from the charming Henry Savage seems to offer Susannah an escape. But as the plague sweeps through London, tragedy strikes, and dark secrets in her husband's past begin to unfold. It will take all of Susannah's courage and passion to save herself from tragedy . . .
Always A Temptress
By Eileen Dreyer
Lady Kate Seaton might be notorious, but she is no traitor. The problem is, the person she has to prove that to is Harry Lidge, the man who betrayed her ten years earlier. Locked together in a deserted castle, the two wage a titanic battle, not only over Kate's innocence, but a passion that must overcome betrayal, loss and revenge.
America's Hometown Recipe Book
By Barbara Greenman
This great big collection of recipes, straight from America's heartland, dishes up classic down-home goodness, from super sweet spare ribs to cherry-delight pie. America's Hometown Recipe Book gathers together 800 delicious, beloved, and tried-and-true recipes that have been served up at churches and state fairs across the nation, from Catawissa, Pennsylvania, to Tuscola, Texas, to Carlsbad, California. Culled from Black Dog's three successful books Church Suppers, Church Socials, and Blue Ribbon Recipes, the recipes included here represent the very best of the best that hometown America has to offer. From breakfasts to desserts, these recipes have been served to hungry crowds, both large and small, for generations. The reviews are always raves and many of these dishes have garnered blue ribbons. Organized by type of food, chapters include Breakfast; Brunch; Appetizers; Soups and Sandwiches; Poultry and Game; Meat; Fish; Vegetables; Breads, Rolls, and Biscuits; Preserves; Pies, Cookies, and Cakes. You'll find lip-smacking recipes such as Easy Cheesy-Chile Bean Tomales, Spinach Cheese Squares, Lizzie's Crab Casserole, Vidalia Onions au Gratin, Green Veggie Frittata, Lemon Chiffon Torte, Peanut Butter Fudge, Jalepe?o Jelly, and hundreds more. Packaged in a spiral binder that has a pocket on the front cover for keeping recipe clippings, America's Hometown Recipe Book also includes 12 blank recipe cards to fill out and give to friends, family, and neighbors.
At Last Comes Love
By Mary Balogh
Only desperation could bring Duncan Pennethorne, the infamous Earl of Sheringford, back home after the spectacular scandal that had shocked even the jaded ton. Forced to wed in fifteen days or be cut off without a penny, Duncan chooses the one woman in London in frantic need of a husband: Margaret Huxtable.A lie to an old flame forces Margaret to accept the irresistible stranger's offer. But once she discovers who he really is, it's too late - she's already betrothed to the wickedly sensual rakehell. Quickly she issues an ultimatum: if Duncan wants her, he must woo her. And as passion slowly ignites, two people marrying for all the wrong reasons are discovering the joys of seduction - and awaiting the exquisite pleasure of what comes after...
By Ned Halley
Is it naff to take a bottle of wine to a dinner party? Are red wine and cheese really a match? Should you stick to the house plonk in restaurants? What's so funny about wine? Is it the fact that we take it so seriously?Ned Halley's affectionately irreverent wine jaunt unearths some of the quaint histories and dark secrets of many of the world's most famous wines. Instead of lordly suggestions for the cellar, here is vulgar advice on investing in wine for profit.Wine and health also comes under the spotlight: is it good for us or bad for us? And then there's wine criticism: are writers who tell you what to drink, and what not to drink, simply insane? There's a look, too, at wine marketing: are the biggest-selling brands as good as the hype?
Ani's Raw Food Kitchen
By Ani Phyo
This is the ultimate gourmet, living foods "uncookbook" for busy people. You don't have to sacrifice taste or style to reap the benefits of raw foods. These delectable, easy recipes emphasize fresh, animal-free ingredients and how to include more organics into your daily diet. Chef Ani offers delicious raw, animal-free versions of: breakfast scrambles, pancakes, chowders, bisques, and other soups, cheezes, mylks, lasagna, burgers, cobblers, pies, and cakes, and more. Included are recipes for dishes such as Stuffed Anaheim Chili with Mole Sauce, Ginger Almond Nori Roll, Coconut Kreme Pie with Carob Fudge on Brownie Crust, Mediterranean Dolmas, and Chicken-Friendly Spanish Scramble. Make your own kitchen more living-foods friendly with Chef Ani's tips on Essential tools, Key ingredients, Stocking your pantry, and How-to kitchen skills.
By Eileen Rhude Yoder