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The Revenge of Analog

David Sax
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David Sax

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We've begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become cool again. Behold the Revenge of Analog.David Sax has uncovered story after story of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even big corporations who've found a market selling not apps or virtual solutions but real, tangible things. As e-books are supposedly remaking reading, independent bookstores have sprouted up across the country. As music allegedly migrates to the cloud, vinyl record sales have grown more than ten times over the past decade. Even the offices of tech giants like Google and Facebook increasingly rely on pen and paper to drive their brightest ideas.Sax's work reveals a deep truth about how humans shop, interact, and even think. Blending psychology and observant wit with first-rate reportage, Sax shows the limited appeal of the purely digital life - and the robust future of the real world outside it.

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Meatless in Cowtown

Laura Samuel Meyn
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Laura Samuel Meyn
Running Press Adult

ManBQue

Jesse Valenciana, John Carruthers
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Jesse Valenciana, John Carruthers

ManBQue is the next griller's Bible for those in their 20s and 30s. Dedicated to meat, beer, and rock n' roll, it starts with the basics: how to grind, assemble, and grill a perfect burger and how to season, sear, and rest a perfect strip steak. Then it moves on to other staples,perfectly cooked wings, slow-roasted BBQ, and handmade sausages. There are also suggestions for monster sandwiches and mouthwatering tacos. Once you've got that under control, it takes on all the weird stuff: the pig tongue and beef hearts, snails and, yes, even salad. Along the way there are beer pairings, explaining the different styles and the basic principles of putting a bottle with whatever comes off the grill. Not content with simple descriptions, ManBQue worked with craft brew experts to tell you why that IPA goes so well with your lamb burger and which bock you should be dousing your brisket in. But ManBQue is more than a cookbook, it's a community it's a grilling and lifestyle organization that grew into a global society with thousands of followers. Once a month the members cast aside their daily responsibilities for good food and company. In this spirit, the margins are filled with stories of what you're eating, which ManBQue member invented it, and how that insanely delicious process occurred. By the end, you too will be shouting MANBQUE!"

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Ripe

Cheryl Sternman Rule, Paulette Phlipot
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Cheryl Sternman Rule, Paulette Phlipot
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Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails

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Da Capo Lifelong Books

The Compassionate Carnivore

Catherine Friend
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Catherine Friend

Catherine Friend tackles the carnivore's dilemma, exploring the contradictions, nuances, questions, and bewildering choices facing today's more conscious meat-eaters. The Compassionate Carnivore is perfect for people who would like to eat meat but have moral, ethical, or health concerns about doing so" (Marion Nestle, What to Eat ). Based on her own personal struggle, Friend's original, witty take on the meat and livestock debates shows consumers how they can be healthy and humane carnivores, too.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Cooking Green

Kate Heyhoe
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Kate Heyhoe
Seal Press

Sex and Bacon

Sarah Katherine Lewis
Authors:
Sarah Katherine Lewis
Running Press Adult

Make-A-Mix

Karine Eliason, Madeline Westover, Nevada Harward
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Karine Eliason, Madeline Westover, Nevada Harward
Running Press Adult

Still Smokin

Cookshack
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Cookshack

Here's another delectable compilation of original recipes from Cookshack, one of the biggest names in authentic pit-barbecue and natural wood-smoked foods. This comprehensive volume, featuring 180 recipes, offers such classics "Q" dishes as Cured Hickory-Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Jack Daniels Brisket, and Pork Tenderloin Deluxe, plus a panoply of savoury sauces, rubs, salsas, and salads. Still Smokin' also includes Mesquite-Smoked Goat Cheese Shrimp, savoury Smoked Mozzarella and Tomato Cheese Cake, Charred Vegetable Gratin, and many other innovative recipes. With temperature charts, a guide to flavorful woods, and useful tips for effective food smoking, this is an essential book for any aficionado of live-fire cooking.

Da Capo Press

Northeast Gardener's Year

Lee A. Reich
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Lee A. Reich

Running Press Adult

The Cobbler Crusade

Irene Ritter
Authors:
Irene Ritter
Running Press Adult

The Sophisticated Sandwich

Janet Hazen
Authors:
Janet Hazen

Stylish, unusual, toothsome and pleasurably challenging sandwiches.Smoked duck with apple-pear chutney on chili bread grilled flank steak with cucumber and radish on walnut bread with orange butter pita with curried lamb, feta cheese and spinach Stilton cheese and pear-walnut chutney with port butter on a baguette are just a few.

David Sax

David Sax is a writer and reporter who specializes in business and culture. His work appears regularly in Bloomberg Businessweek, the New Yorker's Currency blog, and other publications. He is the author of Save the Deli, which won a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature, and The Tastemakers. He lives in Toronto.

Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown is a versatile and respected author and recipe developer. She gained national limelight more than thirty years ago as the founding food editor of USA Today, and is the author of more than 35 cookbooks. Running Press titles include Scoop, Mac & Cheese, Soup of the Day, and Donut Nation. For the last six years she has written a popular weekly column for The Providence Journal, and profiles of her have appeared in The Washington Post, Coastal Living, and The Miami Herald.

Holly Hughes

Holly Hughes, former executive editor of Fodor's travel publications, is the author of Frommer's 500 Places for Food and Wine Lovers. She lives with her family in New York City.

Marlene Koch

Marlene Koch is the award-winning author of numerous cookbooks including Eat What You Love and the New York Times bestseller, Eat More of What You Love. A regular guest on QVC, Marlene is a registered dietitian and culinary expert known for her extraordinary ability to deliver good health, with great taste! Marlene and her recipes have been featured in Cooking Light, Woman's World, Men's Fitness, and Diabetes Health magazines, as well as on Today and the Food Network. At home you'll find Marlene cooking and baking for her big food-loving family.

Nicole Hunn

Nicole Hunn is the author of the Gluten-Free on a Shoestring series and blog, which has been featured in the New York Times and MSN Money. Her work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Parents magazine, Parade magazine, and Epicurious.com. She lives in Westchester County, New York. www.glutenfreeonashoestring.com

Running Press

Running Press, Running Press Kids, and Running Press Miniature Editions publish books that inspire, entertain and delight readers with innovative formats and irresistible packages for humor, pop culture, activity, cooking and self-help titles. The long-running miniature editions program features original bestsellers like Grow Your Own Mini Bonsai and top licenses like Harry Potter.

Trish Deseine

Trish Deseine is originally from Ireland and has been living in France for 25 years. Since being approached by Hachette to write her first cookbook, Petits Plats entre Amis, in 2000, her unabashed love of eating and cooking, with a penchant for chocolate, has made her one of France and Ireland's best loved food writers. She has published over 15 books in English and French which have won many awards, sold hundreds of thousands of copies and been translated into many languages, and presented three RTE TV cookery series which have broadcast by BBC Lifestyle worldwide. Trish has written for ELLE France, Image Ireland, Le Fooding, Wallpaper, The Guardian and The Observer Food Monthly and contributes regularly to The Irish Times. In 2010 she was named one of French Vogue's 50 Women of the decade.