New Non-Fiction Books

Soul : a chef's culinary evolution in 150 recipes / Todd Richards ; foreword by Sean Brock. cover
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. cover
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. cover
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.
The edible herb garden / Rosalind Creasy. cover
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-