New Non-Fiction Books
Presents recipes inspired by the author's soul food roots, including such dishes as collard waffles, sausage-stuffed onions, smoked oysters on toast, oxtail potpies, and potato-crusted flounder.
Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-sie·cle Paris / Caroline Weber.
Describes the lives of three members of fin-de-siecle Parisian high society who acted as muses to several generations of writers, artists, composers, designers, and journalists, ultimately influencing a composite character in Proust's "The Remembrance of Things Past."
Weeds in the urban landscape : where they come from, why they're here, and how to live with them / Richard Orlando.
A comprehensive identification guide to 189 common weeds in the urban environment, explaining their families and characteristics, with strategies for managing their presence in the garden and fields.
GARDENING A plethora of herb gardening and cooking books is available, some by Creasy herself. But if your collection needs a new one, this work, combining gardening information with recipes, is recommended. The price is a bargain for an attractive, well-designed package with over 70 color photographs and illustrations. Included are sections on growing herbs and designing an herb garden. An appendix addresses pest and disease control, and there is a selection of recipes using fresh herbs. The heart of the book, though, is the 'Encyclopedia of Culinary Herbs: From Angelica to Thyme.' Here each plant is pictured in color with text explaining how to grow and prepare it. Both Creasy and the 'Edible Garden' series are well regarded; Creasy's The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping (LJ 5/1/82) was named one of the 75 Great American Garden Books by the American Horticultural Society. Her new book is a visual treat that also offers useful, well-organized, and well-presented information. Carol Cubberley, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg-