From one of America’s finest food writers, the former restaurant critic for The New York Times,comes a definitive, timeless guide to Thanksgiving dinner—preparing it, surviving it, and pulling it off in style. From the planning of the meal to the washing of the last plate, Thanksgiving poses more—and more vexing—problems for the home cook than any other holiday. In this smartly written, beautifully illustrated, recipe-filled book, Sam Sifton, the Times’s resident Thanksgiving expert, delivers a message of great comfort and solace: There is no need for fear. You can cook a great meal on Thanksgiving. You can have a great time. With simple, fool-proof recipes for classic Thanksgiving staples, as well as new takes on old standbys, this book will show you that the fourth Thursday of November does not have to be a day of kitchen stress and family drama, of dry stuffing and sad, cratered pies. You can make a better turkey than anyone has ever served you in your life, and you can serve it with gravy that is not lumpy or bland but a salty balm, rich in flavor, that transforms all it touches. Here are recipes for exciting side dishes and robust pies and festive cocktails, instructions for setting the table and setting the mood, as well as cooking techniques and menu ideas that will serve you all year long, whenever you are throwing a big party. Written for novice and experienced cooks alike, Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well is your guide to making Thanksgiving the best holiday of the year. It is not fantasy. If you prepare, it will happen. And this book will show you how.
5.7 x 0.69 x 8.52 inches
california: living + eating: recipes inspired by the golden state
California: Living + Eating is a glorious celebration of Californian food, looking at its history and origins and journeying through the state's varied landscape, from Sonoma's rolling vineyards to the deserts of Palm Springs, via the foodie hotspots of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Over 80 recipes capture the heart of the Californian spirit, with chapters covering a bright array of sweet and savory brunch dishes including Whipped Ricotta on Toast with Blackberry Jam and Breakfast Burritos with Cheddar Scramble and Coriander Salsa. Colorful salads and light meals, such as Salmon, Citrus Kale and Black Rice Salad, are ideal for everyday eating, while the likes of Roast Chicken with Grapes, Onions and Sourdough, followed by stunning Cherry and Almond Galette are perfect for weekend entertaining. Recipes are designed to be accessible to all home cooks, with a focus on seasonality and good-quality produce.
8.3 x 1.2 x 10.25 inches
still: the slow home
A stunning visual journey through the homes of people from around the world who have taken steps to simplify their lives and embrace the principles of slow living.
Still is an interiors book that invites readers to take on the philosophy of the SLOW movement. Living Sustainably; Local; Organic; and Whole. It talks not just to the question of the physical structures we choose, but also the surrounding environment, and what effect that can have on general happiness and wellbeing. Still includes about a dozen case studies featuring escape homes and owners who live according to these aforementioned principles, enlightening readers as to why they chose this path and how it has benefitted their lives. It is the follow-up to Natalie Walton's successful first title This is Home, and once again features location photography by Chris Warnes.
8.8 x 1.2 x 11.4 inches
slow travel: a movement
It can be challenging to travel at your own pace in the modern world without falling for the temptations of fast planes, cheap airlines, last-minute tickets, quick-fix travel apps and overzealous tour operators. To actually take a back seat and allow yourself time to embrace the ebb and flow of travel requires a more thoughtful and philosophical way of journeying. Slow Travel: A Movement is a beautifully designed and practical compendium of places, activities, tours and experiences that will inspire you to get on the road in your own time and on your own terms. This book explores slow travel as a physical or philosophical endeavor, taking readers off the beaten track and through nature, and unveils journeys that will nurture talent and ignite the inner-self. In this fast-paced world, it's worth adjusting your vacation time to a pace we can all strive to keep up with.
8.4 x 1 x 10.3 inches
the art of stripes: over 30 ways to wear stripes book
Synopsis: Stripes are never out of style. From the Parisian chic of the Breton top to the sleek menswear-inspired pinstripe, they are a perennial favorite for a reason. A staple of haute couture collections from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and Comme des Garçons, and the shelves of high-street favorites, the stripe is here to stay. In The Art of Stripes, learn how to style your stripes and pair patterns like a pro. Go nautical with navy or clash with checks and florals. For androgyny with a twist, wear a pinstriped shirt backwards or tied around yourself. Take on the color-blocking trend with technicolor, and make an impact with leg-lengthening vertically striped trousers. Featuring profiles on iconic stripe wearers such as Jean Seberg, Alexa Chung, and Brigitte Bardot, you'll never be short of inspiration.
5.8 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
the sketchbook project book
Destined to go down as one of the era's most astonishing global art projects, the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project has, in less than a decade, amassed more than thirty thousand sketchbooks submitted by people of all ages and artistic abilities from more than 130 countries. Bursting with color, vivid imagery, and bouts of whimsy mixed with deeply intimate insights, the sketchbooks capture the texture of personal experience in a dizzying variety of illustrative styles and layouts that run the gamut from street portraits to stream-of-consciousness doodles, comics, and pop-ups. The Sketchbook Project World Tour presents the most compelling, surprising, and visually stunning examples from this one-of-a-kind artistic treasury.
-8.2 x 1 x 10.2 inches
connoisseur kids etiquette book
From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.
6.4 x 1 x 8.3 inches
101 things to do instead of playing on your phone
Our phones have become a constant distraction; it's time we put them down and rediscovered the simple art of taking a few minutes out. This book offers an imaginative list of games and tips aimed at curing us of our portable tech addiction. More than mere time-killers, these activities include ways to unleash your creative side and train your brain, but above all methods to set you on the road to calm.
stationery fever book
This original, eye catching volume celebrates the hottest new collectibles: office and personal stationery supplies. This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector’s items. And as today’s trendsetting artists and designers are increasingly returning to non-digital techniques and methods, letterpress stationery, typewriters, and ink pens have developed the cache of vintage fashion and cars. Stationery Fever showcases the plethora of retro and fine office goods being produced and sold around the world. Organized like your favorite stationery store―pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers, greeting cards, school supplies, etc.― it features exquisitely photographed objects that transcend the decades since laptops took over most of our office needs. Each chapter highlights distinct objects and features a store that specializes in that category. Along the way, readers will learn the history of the lined notebook, the proper way to sharpen a pencil, and the story of how postcards came to be. Whether you’re stuffing a college backpack or decorating your home office, this book will appeal to lovers of lo-fi and bespoke objects alike.
8.6 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches
a short guide to a happy life by Anna Quindlen
From the New York Times bestselling author of Alternate Side, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life makes a perfect gift for any occasion.
“Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves now to live, really live . . . to love the journey, not the destination.”
In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to “get a life”—to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. “Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us,” Quindlen writes, “because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives.” Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: “It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason. . . . I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted.” But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living.
5.1 x 0.4 x 7.2 inches
love style life book by garance doré
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The guardian of all style” (The New York Times Magazine) shares stories on life, love, style, and career, from Paris to New York, and inspires readers to cultivate an effortless chic that is all their own. Garance Doré, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that blends Garance’s inimitable photography and illustrations with the candid, hard-won wisdom drawn from her life and her travels. Infused with her Left Bank sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion’s frontlines, peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing J.Crew with Chanel, to falling in love, to pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you.
7.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
london pocket precincts: A Pocket Guide To The City's Best Cultural Hangouts, Shops, Bars And Eateries
London is one of the world's grandest cities, rivalling Paris and Rome for iconic buildings and stately architecture, and New York for world-class creativity, ideas and culture. It's a city where the Royal family is still idealised and romanticised to fairytale proportions; where countless movies and TV serials are filmed; and where celebrities—from movie stars and singers to authors and chefs—flock to live. It's a multicultural melting pot with residents from around the globe speaking more than 300 languages, but it also retains those very loveable English traditions where tea-drinking clichés and Hugh Grant stereotypes still bring a smile. London Pocket Precincts is your curated guide to the city's best cultural, shopping, eating and drinking experiences. Slip this guide into your pocket and head off on an adventure, experiencing the hippest places in London and surrounds like a local.
5.2 x 1 x 7.2 inches
little book of craft beer
There is an increasing demand for information on the best craft beers around the world, and how best to pair it with food. Look no further: this is your essential guide to knowing everything you need to know about craft beer; how to make it, the different styles and how to match it with food.
5.8 x 1 x 7.5 inches
guide to new york city with kids book
The Little Bookroom Guide to New York City with Children focuses on what parents with good taste want to know- how to see New York City in a child-centered waya without passing up any of the city's sophisticated food, sights, or shops just because the kids are along. Organized around EAT, PLAY, SHOP, and STAY, the authors take you to well-known museums and attractions, but also take you out of tourist-thronged Midtown and into corners of the city that New Yorkers themselves love to take their children. They share strategies for must-sees that can easily overwhelm (the dazzling but daunting Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chinatown, Chelsea Market) and share the offbeat and little known places their own kids love (a matzoh factory, a classic film showing, a chance to dance with ballerinas). Chicken tenders? Fuggedaboutit! The authors take you to the hip food truck scene, to world-class restaurants that welcome children (one has a $5 noodle bowl for kids that's under the radar), to word-of-mouth neighborhood favorites that only the locals frequent, and offer an array of delectable options in every part of town, at every price. Shopping in NYC is like nowhere else- you can find cool kids clothes and toys that make unforgettable souvenirs of an unforgettable trip.
Paperback, 200 pages
0.9" x 4.7" x 6.0"
futura: the typeface book
This is a stunning examination of one of the most popular typefaces ever created, Futura. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the story of Futura is a fascinating one. From its Bauhaus origins to its use as the first font on the moon in 1969, this book tells the story of how the typeface went from representing radicalism in design to dependability. It is durable and timeless, and is worthy of being rediscovered and celebrated.
7.2 x 1.8 x 9.8 inches
free hand: new typography sketchbook
Page through the personal sketchbooks of the most influential and inventive illustrators and typographers working today
Typography can embrace functions beyond the the purely communicative. From type designers to expressive illustrators, each graphic designer has his or her own way of crafting or applying typefaces.
This show- all tour through leading graphic designers’ personal sketchbooks reveals the creative processes behind typefaces, word- images, and logos. Arranged alphabetically, the world’s most exciting designers and typographers― including Philippe Apeloig, Ed Benguiat, Hoefler Type Foundry, Henrik Kubel, Toshi Omagari, and Francesco Zorzi― present a staggering range of ways to communicate with typography. More than 800 featured sketchbook pages reveal the designers’ creative practices across diverse briefs, concepts, languages, and alphabets.
This rich compendium of typographic ideas stresses the importance of typographic thinking at a time when reading habits are evolving, while celebrating the varied and innovative ways that designers practice this time- honored craft.
9 months: a month by month book for kids
Hardcover, 32 pages
8.2 x 1 x 11.2 inches
4 - 8 years
Synopsis: Can you believe that every one of us started as a tiny egg in our mummy's belly? One tiny cell, not bigger than a speck of dust, will grow into a baby in just nine months time. In this book, we follow this amazing process called pregnancy, and see the miracle of a creation of a new life. This fun and informative way to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is written by two of today's most popular mum bloggers in the English language world, and co-founders of Babyccino: Courtney Adamo and Esther Van de Paal.
sticky fingers, green thumb: baked sweets that taste of nature
Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb invites your imagination to travel out of the kitchen and into the garden. Almost sixty recipes celebrate vegetables, herbs and edible flowers in cakes and other sweet snacks. Tips on how to harness their unique flavours, prep them for baking and even grow them yourself will inspire you to create flavour-packed baked treats.
Recipes such as Spiced Parsnip & Willow Blossom cake; Porcini Caramel & Chestnut cake; Apple Cider and Zucchini muffins; Lavender Bay Leaf shortbread; Sweet Pea & Green Tea cake; Hibiscus brownies; and Lemon Myrtle & Fennel Seed honey cake, will get you thinking about your garden produce in a whole new way.
Broken into five chapters, including: Real Baking Know-how, Vegetables in Baked Desserts, and Edible Flowers & Herbs in Baked Desserts, each recipe includes a beginner gardening tip or trick so you can grow the produce you bake with. This is baking as it should be – soulful, earthy and seasonal, in Hayley's signature, delicious style.
7.75 x 1 x 10 inches
grounded: a companion for slow living
Grounded (adjective): used to describe a person who has a good understanding of what is really important in life.
This book is your entry into a world that spins slowly and draws its inspiration from the earth, the ocean, the sun and the sky. Each turn of the page through projects organized into chapters for the four seasons will lead to discover a new way to practice slow living and weave nature into your everyday life. Build a garden bed and plant seeds. Watch your vegetable garden grow, and pluck a tomato or two to make a salad. Go on a walk in the woods, build a campfire and then read the moon. Rediscover a childlike joy of nature through over 20 projects to cook, make or do outside. Grounded is the ideal way to put down your devices and spend time in natural surrounds with your friends, your family and, of course, yourself.
7.7 x 0.95 x 9.65 inches
words to live by: 50 inspiring quotes by inspiring women
Words to Live By is a gorgeous book of 50 illustrated quotes by 50 inspiring women. Discover intelligent and powerful quotes such as: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement" by Helen Keller, "Turn your wounds into wisdom" by Oprah Winfrey, "Every great dream begins with a dreamer" by Harriet Tubman, and more.
This visually stunning book is filled with Jade Purple Brown's custom illustrated typography, alongside her bold, colorful illustrations of women, nature, and more.
• A smart, positive, empowering collection of quotes by female role models • The ultimate gift for women to women: mom-to-daughter, daughter-to-mom, friend-to-friend • Jade Purple Brown's modern and cool illustration style illuminates these uplifting and positive quotes by remarkable women.
Keep this lovely book close at hand (or out on the coffee table) for a dose of strength and inspiration, whenever you need it.
A great gift for Mother's Day, Women's History Month, birthdays, and graduations Perfect for those who loved Great Quotes from Great Women: Words from the Women Who Shaped the Worldby Peggy Anderson, Beautifully Said by Quotabelle, and Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women by Becca Anderson
how to raise a plant: and make it love you back book
Plants have found popularity in the small home and are the new stars of Instagram. This attractive little book is ideal for the novice 'plant parent', providing tips on how to choose plants, where to keep them in your home, and above all else how to care for them and keep them thriving. Indoor plant experts from the leading account @houseplantclub, Erin Harding and Morgan Doane, bring the trendy and timeless subject to life alongside their beautiful photographs of happy plants in the home.
Ways to Make Your New Plant Love You: • Discover the best houseplants to green up your space • Learn how to maintain your collection by propagating and repotting • Finding the right tools and materials, and how to tackle pest control • Building terrariums and other DIY projects for happy plants • Interior stylings suggestions from boho to modern to classic, there design inspiration for everyone!
6.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
infused waters: 50 simple drinks to restore, revive & relax
We all know we should drink more water – sales of reusable water bottles have soared as we seek to cut down on our plastic and maintain maximum hydration. But it isn't the most inspiring of drinks – until now.
Infused Waters offers 50 beautiful, healthy drinks that will help you get through the day's challenges. With chapters on fruit infusions, herbal waters, and spicier blends, you'll find ways of adding a little vitamin C to your office bottle, and floral fragrance to the dullest of drinks.
6.65 x 0.8 x 8.55 inches
mr. boddington's etiquette book
The witty and eloquent Mr. Boddington offers dos and don'ts for polite society in this comprehensive and thoroughly amusing guide that provides modern advice with a traditional perspective. Covering everything from weddings to gift-giving moments, social events, hosting guests, and so much more, Mr. Boddington shares the basic etiquette one needs to know and presents it all in his signature style. Filled with charming illustrations from the beloved Mr. Boddington's Studio, this jaunty handbook is just the thing to make manners less of a fuss.
5.38 x 0.88 x 7.38 inches
five ingredient vegan: 100 Simple, Fast, Modern Recipes
From the author of 15 Minute Vegan, Five Ingredient Vegan showcases simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. It's perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike looking for effortless ways to introduce plant-based meals into their everyday cooking.
Katy Beskow is the expert on making easy meals for home cooks – even if you're not confident in the kitchen or with vegan cooking. Using ingredients available from your local grocery store and with a list of pantry essentials, plus helpful tips throughout, you'll have everything you need to fill food with taste and texture.
With 100 recipes covering Basics (Baba ganoush, 3-ingredient beer bread, Citrus tabbouleh, Green apple salsa), Soups (Lemony super greens, Country lentil pottage, Spicy noodle soup, Pantry minestrone), Lunches (Santorini tomato fritters, Welsh rarebit stuffed potatoes, Spicy bean and avocado wraps, Spinach pancakes), Suppers (Baked aubergine with dukkah, Roasted cherry tomato risotto, Pumpkin and sage macaroni, Pear and butterbean traybake), and Sweets (Carrot cake porridge, Zesty bread and butter pudding, Coconut panna cotta, Blood orange granita), you too can get maximum flavor with minimal fuss – all with just five ingredients.
7.65 x 1.15 x 10 inches
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