New Non-Fiction Books

On boards : simple and inspiring recipes and ideas to share at every gathering / Lisa Dawn Bolton. cover
Sharing food on boards is the perfect way to entertain family and friends. With minimum effort and maximum impact you can casually host in style and focus on spending time together, rather than being stuck in the kitchen. In On Boards, food stylist Lisa Bolton has put together 50 ideas for instantly approachable boards, all with effortless entertaining in mind, as well as 52 recipes for delectable savory and sweet additions like Beet Hummus, Bourbon Bacon Jam, Mashed Potato Dip and Chocolate Salami. All of the boards can be pulled together in very little time, and all include presentation and styling tips to make them (and you!) shine. Lisa also shows you how to style any assortment of food into a beautiful board so you can transform whatever is in your fridge and pantry! With chapters on Everyday Boards, Holiday & Special Occasion Boards, Seasonal Boards and Around the World Boards, you will find inspiration for every gathering. Whether you are looking for a breakfast or brunch board; a board for a picnic, potluck or playdate; for Thanksgiving, Superbowl Sunday or New Year's Eve; for a huge celebration or a cozy date night for two, it is included in this collection of gorgeously curated charcuterie boards.
North wild kitchen : home cooking from the heart of Norway / by Nevada Berg. cover
Written from her 17th-century mountain farm in rural Norway, Nevada Berg's blog and Instagram feed are brimming with gorgeous--and achievable--ideas for home cooking and entertaining. Berg is a self-taught cook, and her simple and charming approach focuses on seasonal food prepared without a lot of fuss. With dozens of mouthwatering recipes for Norwegian-inspired dishes, this book features equally enticing photography of the food and the country's landscape. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of Norwegian food culture--foraging, fishing, and farming; hunting, harvesting, and camping; baking, grilling, and frying. Along the way, Berg comments on the unique pleasures of Nordic life as she tends to her chickens, explores the outdoors, or sets a welcoming table.
Gourmet cooking for one or two : incredible meals that are small in size but big on flavor / April Anderson. cover
"Treat yourself (and maybe a special someone) to simple, elegant recipes with a twist. April Anderson has found from her audience that contrary to common perception, many people cooking for one or two want to spend the small amount of extra time and make their meals special. April's recipes are variations on traditional comfort food, but elegantly elevated to please today's modern and advanced palate. Enjoy gourmet flavors and luscious ingredients while reducing leftovers and waste. These stunning recipes are delicious, accessible, and suitable for cooks of any level. You'll enjoy deliciously gourmet Braised Short Ribs with Pan-Seared Onions, Steak House Dinner, Chili-Rubbed Swordfish with Lemon Braised Potatoes and Spinach Pork Roulade with Arugula Prosciutto Salad. The book features 75 recipes."--Provided by publisher.
The Spicy food lovers' cookbook : fiery, no-fuss meals / Michael Hultquist. cover
"Learn how to achieve just the right amount of zing, whether mild, medium or sizzling. For a memorable meal that's low on heat, try Sweet-Chili Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, which mixes sweet red pepper jam with your favorite hot sauce. Bring it up a notch with Shrimp in Fiery Chipotle-Tequila Sauce, which blends deep chipotle flavor with a kick of serrano pepper. If it's mouth-numbing spice you're after, go for the All-the-Way Arrabiata, a satisfying pasta dish amped up with pepper infused olive oil and whole ghost peppers. With stews for your slow cooker, burgers for the grill, and eggs for the skillet, it's easy to enjoy an amazing array of spicy dishes, all day, every day." -- Back cover.
Taste of Eastern India : delicious, authentic Bengali meals you need to try / Kankana Saxena. cover
Bengali native Kankana Saxena captures the wealth of intoxicating dishes and depths of favor that are fundamental to the Bengali community with savory stews, fragrant rice dishes, zesty spice blends and iconic street foods. Each recipe preserves the authenticity of traditional Indian cuisine but with a modern approach specific to the Eastern region―such as Chicken Shingara, which is similar to an Indian samosa but in Kolkata they’re smaller, spicier and deep-fried. There’s Chaana Kaju Torkari, which features paneer (Indian cottage cheese) that is rolled into dumplings for a hearty stew. Meanwhile, Fulkobi Aachaar reinvents Indian spiced cauliflower as a show-stopping pickled condiment. Brimming with culinary tradition and adventure, this rich collection of recipes transports you to the bustling streets of Kolkata, where the food is as fun to make as it is to eat.
Little everyday cakes : 50+ perfectly proportioned confections to enjoy any day of the week / Candace Floyd. cover
"There's something sad about leftover cake. Ask most any home cook, and you'll find they're more of a pie or cookie baker than a cake baker. There's a problem with baking a cake: unless you're taking it to a potluck party or holiday gathering, there's just too much of it. Enter Little Cakes: 50+ Perfectly Proportioned Confections to Enjoy Any Day of the Week. Author Candace Floyd has taken the guesswork out of scaling down classic and original recipes and included them among the five-dozen delicious, easy-to-make treats that can be enjoyed any day of the week. These little cakes are perfectly sized confections serving four to eight and pack no less of a delightful wallop. With just enough to polish off in one sitting so the leftovers don't linger, these little cakes are mini versions of American favorites like Peach Upside Down Cake, Yellow Butter Cake, Hummingbird Cake, and Gingerbread Cake. Also included are original recipes that sure to be added to the family's hit list, like the One-Egg Dinner Cake, Jam Cake, and Fresh Apple Cake. With mouthwatering photos of each cake to inspire you, easy-to-follow recipes to guide you, and lovely icings and toppings to add flavorful flair, Little Everyday Cakes will be the baking cookbook you'll pull from the shelf again and again--because every day deserves a little treat"-- Provided by publisher.
The goodness of honey : 40 sweet and savoury recipes / edited by Hannah Coughlin. cover
A natural sweetener that has antioxidants and is free of fat and cholesterol; plus it's sweeter than standard sugar so you can use less and reap more benefits. Honey has been used as a food, medicine and more by cultures all over the world for at least the last 8,000 years - ancient Egyptians used it to preserve the bodies of important elders. It is essential for healthy living - with antibacterial and antifungal properties, and giving the immune system a boost it can help alleviate many ailments, from IBS and gastric ulcers, wound-healing and burn treatment to rheumatism, high blood pressure and baldness. Part of The Goodness Of series of healthy ingredient-led cookery books, this book offers vibrant recipes packed full of goodness. From Baked Energy Bars to Honeyed Carrot Cupcakes, and from Foolproof Root Vegetables to a Fig, Nectarine, Burrata & Prosciutto salad, these delicious recipes will allow you to embrace your love for honey without the guilt.
Pizza City, USA : 101 reasons why Chicago is America's greatest pizza town / Steve Dolinsky ; foreword by Grant Achatz. cover
Dolinsky has embarked on a self-described "Pizza Quest," methodically taste-testing 180 different pizzas all over Chicagoland before coming up with his 101 best. He divides the Windy City offerings into distinctive categories of pizza and reveals the top five pies in several of them. And he addresses other on-going debates, such as: Which is better, tavern-style thin or deep-dish? What are the essential ingredients necessary on top of the ideal pizza? And did your favorite pizzeria make the list?
One water : dispatches from the streets and backcountry of interior Alaska / stories Rob McCue. cover
"In One Water the author takes us on a journey through the Alaskan wilderness to the streets of its second largest city in a quest to find meaning in this world. The book is not merely a narrative of his adventures but also describes many of the geological, biological, and climactic circumstances that have shaped this great land. Another strand woven through this collection is the coming of age story of a freewheeling young drifter slowly accepting his transformation to adulthood (or close to it, anyway) and his role as a member of a family"--Provided by publisher.
The disco files 1973-78 : New York's underground, week by week / by Vince Aletti. cover
A collection of magazine articles and weekly columns chronicling the New York disco scene including club charts and record reviews.
The annotated memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant / edited with an Introduction by Elizabeth D. Samet. cover
One hundred and thirty-three years after its 1885 publication by Mark Twain, Elizabeth Samet has annotated this lavish edition of Grants landmark memoir, and expands the Civil War backdrop against which this monumental American life is typically read. No previous edition combines such a sweep of historical and cultural contexts with the literary authority that Samet, an English professor obsessed with Grant for decades, brings to the table.Whether exploring novels Grant read at West Point or presenting majestic images culled from archives, Samet curates a richly annotated, highly collectible edition that will fascinate Civil War buffs. The edition also breaks new ground in its attack on the "Lost Cause" revisionism that still distorts our national conversation about the legacy of the Civil War. Never has Grants transformation from tanners son to military leader been more insightfully and passionately explained than in this timely edition, appearing on the 150th anniversary of Grants 1868 presidential election.
Complete book of outdoor DIY projects / The How-to Guide for Building 35 Projects in Stone, Brick, Wood, and Water Penny Swift & Janek Szymanowski. cover
"Provides step-by-step instructions and color photographs to build outdoor stone, water, wood, and brick features for a yard and garden"-- Provided by publisher.
Wildlife photography / Richard Bernabe. cover
There is nothing quite so satisfying as capturing a stunning wildlife photograph; a good one will reflect practice, patience, careful equipment choice and dedication. Those challenges are perhaps why so many enthusiast photographers aspire to perfect their images in this area; to get their work recognised by the photographic community as well as record their experiences. This book reveals more world-class images with every turn. More than that, though, it takes a practical approach. It comprehensively introduces natural-history and wildlife photography techniques alongside truly useful tips about what gear you'll need (and what you can avoid) in your pursuit of perfection. It is illustrated by the author's professional work; his clients include National Geographic & Time amongst others.
Put your best face forward : the ultimate guide to skincare from Acne to anti-aging / Sandra Lee, MD. cover
The author presents an entertaining, comprehensive, illustrated skin care guide. Offers essential information on skin care, whether you're hitting adolescence or the middle years--including acne treatments, anti-aging advice, step-by-step tutorials, quizzes, prevention, and tips.
A pebble for your thoughts : how one kindness rock at the right moment can change your life / Megan Murphy. cover
"It all started with a single stone on a beach in Cape Cod and now spans the globe. The Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy, is based on the profound truth that one kind message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and their whole life. The project has become an international grassroots movement! The messages on these thoughtful pebbles take many forms: gratitude, affirmations, encouragement, offers of hope, all signposts along the way for someone to find at exactly the right time."--Page 4 of cover.
The last whalers : three years in the far Pacific with a courageous tribe and a vanishing way of life / Doug Bock Clark. cover
A journalist draws on his immersive visits to the remote Indonesian island of the Lamalerans, the world's last subsistence whalers, to profile their way of life and illuminate how their indigenous culture is succumbing to the modern world.
The art and making of Aquaman / Mike Avila ; foreword by Jason Momoa ; introduction by James Wan. cover
The Art and Making of Aquaman takes readers behind the scenes of the highly anticipated 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures film based on the popular DC character. Featuring previously unseen photographs and breathtaking concept art, this book is a must-have for any fan. Witness the epic journey of Aquaman, a super hero who struggles to accept his heritage as undersea royalty in his first solo film.
My Greek table : authentic flavors and modern home cooking from my kitchen to yours / Diane Kochilas ; food photography by Vasilis Stenos. cover
"Inspired by her travels and family gatherings, the recipes and stories Diane Kochilas shares in [here] celebrate the variety of food and the culture of Greece. Her Mediterranean meals, crafted from natural ingredients and prepared in the region's traditional styles--as well as innovative updates to classic favorites--cover a diverse range of appetizers, main courses, and desserts to create ... feasts just like the ones Diane enjoys with her family when they sit down at her table"--Publisher marketing.
Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator / Gregory B. Jaczko. cover
The former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reveals how the nuclear energy industry endangers lives, how the NRC has been overpowered by the industry it was meant to regulate, and why Congress does nothing to change the status quo.