New Non-Fiction Books

Emergent strategy : shaping change, changing worlds / by Adrienne Maree Brown. cover
"Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist "spirituality" based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us."
Diabetes cookbook & meal plan for the newly diagnosed / Lori Zanini, RD, CDE ; photography by Marija Vidal. cover
The Diabetes Cookbook and Meal Plan for the Newly Diagnosed delivers the quickest meal plan to manage your type 2 diabetes and take control of your diet. A type 2 diabetes diagnosis means that it's time to make some changes, starting with your diet. With clearly defined meal plans and simple recipes, The Diabetes Cookbook and Meal Plan for the Newly Diagnosed helps you manage type 2 diabetes and improve your health in as early as 4 weeks. Specifically designed for those who have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, this diabetic cookbook lays out an easy-to-follow meal plan to prevent side effects and maintain normal blood sugar levels. Complete with the most up-to-date information on type 2 diabetes and over 100 delicious recipes, The Diabetes Cookbook and Meal Plan for the Newly Diagnosed offers all of the guidance and support you need to thrive with diabetes.
Feast : food of the Islamic world / Anissa Helou. cover
Award-winning chef Anissa Helou, an authority on the cooking of North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, shares time-tested recipes, history, and stories from cuisines throughout the Muslim world. Born in Lebanon to a Lebanese mother and Syrian father, Helou has lived and traveled widely in this region, from Eqypt to India, Indonesia to Pakistan, Qatar to Morocco, gathering an enormous variety of dishes associated with Arab, Persian, Mughal (or South Asian), and North African cooking.
Cooking in a small kitchen / Arthur Schwartz ; illustrated by Gary Rogers. cover
"Cooking in a Small Kitchen is a four-star cooking guide that shows you how to cut loose like a cordon bleu chef in a kitchen the size of a closet. If cramped quarters have stifled your menu or limited your company for dinner, Arthur Schwartz, expansive Daily News food editor, tells you how to prepare delicious, sophisticated cuisine in a pinch for yourself and any number of guests. A devotee of the small kitchen himself ("the small size of your kitchen actually dictates a few of the basic rules of good, basic cooking and sensible easting"), Schwartz gives invaluable tips on how to juggle space and get double use from utensils, discusses ranges, extols food processors for the time and effort they save, and compiles "must have" lists of implements for the efficient kitchen. Ranging from the modest to the opulent, the 236 international recipes in Cooking in a Small Kitchen include entries for soups, pasta, salads, one-pot and skillet dinners, and desserts, in addition to unique sections on breakfast or brunch and dinners for two and four that provide complete menus and advise you on timing and what kitchenware to use. A creative gourmet, well versed in the world's great culinary traditions, Schwartz masterfully teaches readers how to manage a king's cuisine in a pauper's pantry."
Meditations / Marcus Aurelius ; foreword by Carolyn Gregoire ; translated by George W. Chrystal. cover
"Meditations is a collection of twelve books written by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The books were originally compiled in the form of private journals. Marcus Aurelius used these notes as personal guides to live by and to better himself as a ruler. He compiled these journals during his time as emperor, and while they were not intended for public consumption, there are valuable lessons to be gleaned from his wisdom. The entries include his views of stoicism the Hellenistic philosophy devoid of destructive emotions that could tamper with logic and its practical use in ruling and military tactics."--Page 4 of cover.
Gordon Ramsay's healthy, lean & fit : mouthwatering recipes to fuel you for life / photography by Jamie Orlando Smith. cover
"Healthy, Lean & Fit is the definitive guide to eating well for optimum health and fitness, from Michelin-starred chef and fitness fanatic, Gordon Ramsay. Divided into three sections based around weight loss, fitness, and general well-being, the book contains over one hundred delicious recipes that will leave you satisfied and full of energy" -- Back cover.
Orange blossom & honey : magical Moroccan recipes from the Souks to the Sahara / John Gregory-Smith ; food photography by Martin Poole ; location photography by Alan Keohane. cover
In researching this book, John traveled into the heart of the High Atlas Mountains to learn the secrets of traditional lamb barbecue, then journeyed north, through the city of Fez, where the rich dishes of the Imperial Courts are still prepared in many homes. From here he continued on to the Rif Mountains, where rustic recipes are made with the freshest seasonal produce. From Moroccan-style paella, cooked in the blue town of Chefchaouen, to stuffed Berber breads baked in the hot desert sands, John has discovered the real food of the country, learning from the locals to reveal little-known dishes, which he then gives his modern twist. The chapters include Streetfood, Salads & Vegetables, Meat & Poultry, Seafood, Tagines and Desserts, plus a section of spice mixes and marinades from chermoula to harissa. With mouthwatering recipes, breathtaking location photography and John's infectious enthusiasm, this is an essential addition to every cook's collection.
Low-sodium slow cooker cookbook : over 100 heart-healthy recipes that prep fast and cook slow / Shannon Epstein ; photography by Marija Vidal. cover
"From Cheese Grits to Turkey Chili to Mongolian Beef--you can use the convenience of your slow cooker to spice up your low-sodium diet. The Low-Sodium Slow Cooker Cookbook makes it easy to enjoy time-saving meals that are high on flavor but low in sodium. With 100 recipes that require only 30 minutes or less to prep, The Low-Sodium Slow Cooker Cookbook is your best reference to prep, set, and forget about bland recipes on a low-sodium diet"
The new essentials cookbook : a modern guide to better cooking / America's Test Kitchen. cover
"Grow your kitchen abilities while developing a knockout repertoire of essential dishes for every occasion, from simple meals to dinner-party centerpieces. As you progress throughout this book, you will not only make great-tasting food but actually learn how to think like a cook, gaining a deeper understanding of ingredients, better techniques, and learning the secrets we use int the test kitchen to take every dish to the next level" -- Back cover.
The big sky bounty cookbook: local ingredients and rustic recipes / Chef Barrie Boulds and Jean Petersen. cover
From mountain streams in the west to rolling prairies in the east, Montana’s habitats and natural resources offer an abundance of culinary possibilities. The mountains provide the necessities for a delightful elk tenderloin with huckleberry demi-glace, while the prairie contributes to rattlesnake cakes with roasted red pepper remoulade. And gardens and farms statewide produce the makings of Aunt Lois O’Toole’s rhubarb strawberry pie. Chef Barrie Boulds and author Jean Petersen present locally sourced epicurean dishes that exude Montanan charm. Historical context enhances seventy-five easy yet sophisticated recipes celebrating unique flavors and heritage—with forewords from Chef Eric Trager and Western Ag Reporter editor Linda Grosskopf.
Japanese cooking with manga : easy recipes your friends will love! / by The Gourmand Gohan Team -- Alexis Aldeguer, Maiko-san & Ilaria Mauro. cover
"Cooking should be fun, and this highly entertaining Japanese cookbook for beginners is packed full of humor and whimsical illustrations. Japanese Cooking with Manga started out as "Gourmand Gohan," a hand-drawn and hand-bound edition that the three co-authors circulated among their friends in Barcelona. Each author has a unique take on Japanese food preparation, but they are all equally passionate about food and how it brings people together. Simple step-by-step Japanese food recipes are accompanied by hand-drawn illustrations and commentary on each page--making this manga cookbook read more like a graphic novel than your average collection of recipes. Information about Japanese culture and traditional Japanese cuisine are presented in a charming and accessible way, making learning a new style of cooking as educational as it is entertaining. The colorful manga art and comic-style stories within this illustrated cookbook will appeal to the serious foodie and experimental chef alike."--Amazon.
Authentic Italian desserts : 75 traditional favorites made easy / Rosemary Molloy. cover
"The author presents authentic recipes passed down from her Italian relatives, bringing quintessential Italian desserts to your table. She brings authenticity to each creation, drawing on her experience as a Canadian living in Rome for the past 20 years. Molloy guides readers to best capture the flavors of Italia by keeping each recipe simple, delicious and always true to Italian tradition. We've all heard of the classic biscotti, with its crunch and dunkable shape, but Molloy opens up the world of Italian cookies with dreamy morsels like Double Chocolate Lady Kiss Cookies or Italian Butter Cookies that melt in your mouth and pair perfectly with melted chocolate. Regional ingredients are highlighted with recipes like Siena's Almond Cookies or the traditional Pear Cake, with its delicious crown of caramelized pears and base of fluffy mascarpone cake."--Publisher.
Cookies in a pan / Sabrina Fauda-Rôle ; photography by Akiko Ida. cover
"Cookies in a Pan is a new take on how to create the much-loved treat. This book brings together a collection of one-pan cookie recipes - from start to finish, cookies have never been so simple! From classic chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies to inventive flavor combinations like matcha and white chocolate and lemon and coconut, Sabrina Fauda-Rôle provides a whole range of delicious cookie ideas. There are even gluten-free and vegan versions so anyone can enjoy a cookie in minutes, with hardly any dishes to wash. Quick and easy, this is the perfect go-to snack."
Faerie knitting : 14 tales of love and magic / Alice Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman. cover
"Gorgeous knitwear meets inspired fairy tales with Alice Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman's Faerie Knitting. Each of the 14 projects from knitwear designer and knitting instructor Lisa Hoffman is inspired by and paired with an original fairy tale by New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman. From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each of Lisa's projects feature clear, easy-to-follow instructions and gorgeous 4-color photography that perfectly capture the essence of Alice's signature, magical stories"-- Provided by publisher.
Brewing everything : how to make your own beer, cider, mead, sake, kombucha, and other fermented beverages / Dan Crissman. cover
For every brewing project - beer, cider, mead, sake, or any other fermented drink - there's an easy way and a hard way, a method useful to the curious novice or the hardcore veteran. Brewing Everything walks you through the process for each delicious beverage from start to finish, beginning with easier shortcuts until you get the hang of it, and then upgrading to the harder stuff after you've brewed a thing or two. Inside you'll find more than fifty recipes... With step-by-step instructions, color photographs, and methods for every level of experience, Brewing Everything is the ultimate guide to all things home brew.
Baby & kids crochet style : 30 patterns for stunning heirloom keepsakes, adorable nursery decor and boutique-quality accessories / Jennifer Dougherty, author of Crochet style and founder of Crochet... cover
Create something extra special for the baby, toddler or child in your life with Jennifer Dougherty's new book of better-than-boutique patterns. Find the same gorgeous textures and stylish designs that made her first book, Crochet Style, a hit with makers everywhere, this time for little ones of all ages. If you're looking for a baby shower gift parents will treasure, choose from a selection of chic bonnets, beautiful blankets, creative car seat covers and more. Make baby's first photo shoot over-the-top adorable with Jennifer's original, one-of-a-kind Faux Bearskin Nursery Rug pattern. The whole family can keep warm in style with quick cold weather designs, including sizes through adults.
The complete Milk Street TV show cookbook : 2017-2019 : every recipe from every episode of the popular TV show / Christopher Kimball, J.M. Hirsch, Matthew Card, Michelle Locke, Jennifer Baldino Cox... cover
Offers over two hundred recipes inspired by Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television show, including Korean scallion pancakes, chickpea and harissa soup, Austrian potato salad, spicy stir-fried cumin beef, piri piri chicken, and ricotta-semolina cheesecake.