By Grace Parisi
Paperback , $17.95
It’s so easy to make mealtime magic by whisking together a handful of ingredients, or by adding water or wine and a few spices to pan drippings. In Get Saucy, Grace Parisi has created 500 of the best recipes for sauces from all over the world, designed to delight home cooks of all skill levels. Comprehensive, accessible, and contemporary, this acclaimed cookbook is an indispensable kitchen aid.
Paperback , $14.95
Holidays often conjure up warm and nostalgic memories, but they can also provoke a bit of anxiety, especially for those faced with cooking that big Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. In Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead, the Diva herself, Diane Phillips, provides 125 foolproof recipes and a no-fail game plan to eliminate the stress and make it easy to prepare meals for 12 holiday celebrations: New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Passover, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Rosh Hashanah, and Halloween, with expanded menus and extra help for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
By Pam Abrams
Paper-over-boards with covered spiral binding , $14.95
Kids and parents alike will love this activity book, chock-full of experiments, recipes, and games that will turn the kitchen into an educational playground. With a mortar and pestle, kids and their parents can make Green Bean Sesame Sauce Toss or homemade sidewalk chalk and with a nutcracker, they can make Fudgy Walnut Brownies or walnut shell sail boats. Other gadgets in the book include funnels, kitchen scales, melon balers, rolling pins, whisks, and more.
Paperback , $14.95
This comprehensive guide to childbirth preparation offers important lessons in just how natural birth can be for both childbearing couples and professionals. Active Birth helps mothers participate more actively in pregnancy and childbirth and brings back some of the instinctive common sense that is often over-looked by modern obstetrics.
Paperback , $16.95
More than 100 new restaurants open every day and interest in the restaurant business is at an all-time high, as evidenced by popular television shows and the chef-hosted lineup of Food Network programming. In this fully updated edition of Starting a Small Restaurant, Daniel Miller offers everything would-be restaurateurs need to know before they decide if the life of a small-business owner is right for them, as well as everything necessary to get a restaurant successfully up and running.
Hardcover , $12.95
Enjoyed by millions the world over for two millennia as a soothing, fragrant hot drink, green tea has steadily gained popularity in recent years. Those looking for ways to experiment with this hip, healthy, and delicious beverage will find 50 sweet and savory recipes for hot and cool drinks and beautiful color photos in Green Tea.
By Dave Lowry
Paperback , $14.00
This handy guidebook offers all the information sushi lovers need to elevate their knowledge to a higher level. Easy to pop into a bag or coat pocket to bring along to a restaurant, The Connoisseur’s Guide to Sushi covers everything from the types of fish and sushi available to sushi-eating etiquette. The sushi novice and ardent sushi fan alike will find themselves turning often to this useful book.