Home, Garden, and DIY May 2023
Embrace Your Space: Organizing Ideas and Stylish Upgrades for Every Room on Any... by Katie Holdefehr; photography by Genevieve Garruppo What it is: a decluttering and decor guide that helps readers style their spaces, no matter their budget or how long they plan to be there. Why you might like it: Using design know-how garnered from her years working at publications like Apartment Therapy and Real Simple, Katie Holdefehr offers 12 home tours and six design projects. Want a taste? "Your life isn't something that starts when you finally buy a house or can afford a bigger place or stop living with roommates."
An A-Z of Pasta: Recipes for Shapes and Sauces, From Alfabeto to Ziti, and Everything... by Rachel Roddy; photographs by Jonathan Lovekin What's inside: An award-winning food writer who has lived in Italy for decades tells readers all about individual pastas, from alfabeto to ziti, and serves up tempting, richly detailed recipes. Recipes include: Anelli baked with Tomato, Eggplant, and Cheese; Pumpkin Cappellacci; Fettuccine with Chicken Livers and Sage; Lasagna Bolognese; Macaroni Cheese; Minestrone Soup; Vermicelli with Clams.
The Container Victory Garden: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Your Own Groceries by Maggie Stuckey What it is: a thorough, beginner-friendly guide to growing food in containers that offers planning advice, tips on plant selection, and color photos (including a helpful plant gallery). Don't miss: an inspiring history of Victory Gardens, first-person stories showcasing the continuing popularity of community gardens.
The Seven-Step Homestead: A Guide for Creating the Backyard Microfarm of... by Leah M. Webb What's inside: a detailed guide for those hankering for a homestead to call their own but are overwhelmed by the immensity of the task. Why you might like it: Written by an experienced homesteader and garden consultant, The Seven-Step Homestead covers planning, planting, poultry, and more, and has gorgeous color photos to boot. Reviewers say: "A superb guide for virtually all seasons, landscapes, and gardeners" ( Booklist).
Did You Eat Yet? Craveable Recipes From an All-American Asian Chef by Ronnie Woo What's inside: humorous writing, 100 wide-ranging recipes, color photos, recommended hot sauces, and tips on prep and pantry staples. Recipes include: Fluffy Baked Vanilla Souffle Pancakes, Mama Woo's Minced Beef & Rice Bowls, Butter Chicken Meatballs, Red Curry Mac 'n' Cheese, Mandarin Orange Creamsicle Cake with Crunchy Almonds. Author buzz: Chef and food personality Ronnie Woo has two masters degrees and has been a model, family therapist, and personal trainer.
Rose's Ice Cream Bliss by Rose Levy Beranbaum What's inside: recipes for making ice creams and accompaniments, by an award-winning cookbook author known for her attention to detail. Recipes include: Honey Ice Cream, Turkish Stretchy Ice Cream, True Lemon Ice Cream, Rum Raisin Ice Cream, Eggnog Ice Cream, Waffle Ice Cream Cones, Creme Fraiche, Sour Cherry Topping, Caramel Sauce.
How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food by Mark Bittman What it is: an excellent entry in Mark Bittman's bestselling "How to Cook Everything" series that offers color photos, grilling basics, clear instructions, and 1,000 recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts . Recipes include: Smoky Guacamole, Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp, Tofu Steaks, Green Chile Cheeseburgers, Jerk Chicken, Pulled Pork with Lexington BBQ Sauce, Crisp Broccoli, Grill Fries, Pita, Apple Crisp .
How to Grill Vegetables: The New Bible for Barbecuing Vegetables Over Live Fire by Steven Raichlen What's inside:grilling guide (including equipment tips), smoking techniques, and color photos, from an accomplished cookbook author and grilling master. tantalizing vegetable-forward recipes, a detailed Recipes include: Grilled Wedge Salad, Nashville Hot Cauliflower, Ultimate Smoked Baked Beans, Double-Grilled Summer Vegetable Frittata, Portobello Chivito, Wood-Grilled Bruschetta.
Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Every Day Is a Good Day by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie What it is: a sprinkle of DIY (how to build a BBQ pit and burn barrel), a dash of memoir, and lots of mouthwatering recipes from James Beard Award-winning pitmaster and restaurateur Rodney Scott. Recipes include: Hog Seasoning, Macaroni and Cheese, Pimento Cheese, Fried Catfish, Smoked Chicken, BBQ Bacon Burgers, Chicken Perloo, Hushpuppies, Corn Bread with Honey Butter, Banana Pudding. Reviewers say: "Scott’s intensely flavorful recipes and masterful grill techniques are exceptional" ( Publishers Weekly).
Watermelon & Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations by Nicole A. Taylor What it is: a comprehensive collection of recipes, photos, and essays centered around Juneteenth that also includes menu planning tips, resource lists, and spice blends, by an acclaimed food writer. Recipes include: Ginger Beer, Rodeo Turkey Legs, Grilled Oysters, Victory Chicken Burgers, Garlicky Okra & Rice, Raspberry Yogurt Pops. Reviewers say: "marvelous" ( Publishers Weekly); "will make readers dream of summer" ( Library Journal).
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