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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Giada De Laurentiis
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (2012, Mar 27th).
Giada De Laurentiis is one of America’s most-loved culinary stars, adored for her Food Network hit shows and her New York Times bestselling cookbooks alike, both of which feature her fresh, flavorful Italian recipes. For the first time, Giada tackles weeknight cooking, sharing her favorite tips and go-to dishes—all in her vibrant signature style—to get a delicious meal on the table in a flash. After a full day, Giada, like most parents, wants nothing more than to sit down for a home-cooked dinner with her husband, Todd, and their daughter, Jade. Weeknights with Giada rises to the challenge, delivering soups, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, and meat and fish dishes that come together quickly as stand-alone main courses—most in half an hour or less: Rustic Vegetable and Polenta Soup, a hearty soul-warming one-pot dish, cooks in under twenty minutes; Lemony White Bean, Tuna, and Arugula Salad is a great meal that’s quickly assembled from pantry and fridge essentials; Spicy Linguini with Clams and Mussels is a fifteen-minute-or-less spectacular pasta; and you can’t beat Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Pepper and Caper Salsa, which are also ready in just fifteen minutes. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Anne Burrell
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (2013, Oct 15th).
Owning your kitchen is about being in charge when you cook—understanding how flavors work together, how to improvise with ingredients you have on hand, and, above all, how to feel confident and stress-free when making meals. In Own Your Kitchen, Anne Burrell gets you in that groove by sharing the recipes she makes when she's relaxed and cooking at home.Anne has designed these 100 recipes to get you comfortable with dozens of essential techniques—like how to create a perfect omelet, how to butterfly a chicken for an easy roast, and how to bake a focaccia to doll up any meal. Along the way, she offers priceless tips: such as what can be made ahead (like her garlic-ginger-soy-citrus marinade that can be used with just about anything or a freezer staple like fish stock) or how to coax flavor out of a chicken with a garlic rubdown. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ingrid Kollak
Publisher: Demos Health; 1 edition (2013, Jul 28th).
Yoga XXL shows you how to create a safe, enjoyable, and effective yoga practice no matter what your age, size, shape, or physical fitness level. Yoga is not just for the lean and limber. With modified postures and props, everyone can experience yoga's many health benefits including increased flexibility, strength, stamina, balance, energy, and calm.For the person who has never done yoga before or the regular practitioner looking to refine their practice at home, Yoga XXL includes:Practical information about clothing, mats, and equipmentOver 50 postures in a variety of positions including seated, lying down, and standing, chosen specifically for people with larger bodies and those with limited mobilityVariations to accommodate every body shape, size, and fitness level to ensure comfort and safetyPostures to ease back aches, tight muscles, and joint stiffnessQuick daily routines to help recharge and relieve stress throughout the dayDetailed instructions and photos illustrating each pose, and much more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel PrizeAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Sean B. Carroll
Publisher: Crown (2013, Sep 24th).
The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius. In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and occupation of France, each joined the Resistance to help liberate the country from the Nazis, ascended to prominent, dangerous roles, and were very lucky to survive. After the war and through twists of circumstance, they became friends, and through their passionate determination and rare talent they emerged as leading voices of modern literature and biology, each receiving the Nobel Prize in their respective fields. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo
Publisher: Berkley Trade (2013, Oct 1st).
MORE THAN 150 RECIPES CRAFTED FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE A DIET Based on his revolutionary and highly effective Blood Type Diet ®, Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo with personal wellness chef Kristin O’Connor has written a set of practical, personalized cookbooks, so you can eat right for your type every day! Packed with recipes specifically designed for your Blood Type A diet, the Personalized Cookbook features a variety of delicious and nutritious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks, soups and other temping treats that make eating right for your type easy and satisfying. It is an essential kitchen companion with masterfully-crafted recipes that make cooking with plant-based proteins, whole grains, organic vegetables and fruits an exciting and healthy adventure. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Finkel
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books (2013, Oct 1st).
AMAZON 2013 BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after warThe wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the psychology of these wars as intimately as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel. For The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the infamous “surge,” a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever. In Finkel’s hands, readers can feel what these young men were experiencing, and his harrowing story instantly became a classic in the literature of modern war. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jackie Huang
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2013, Sep 17th).
You can see how cute these woolbuddies are. You're not going to believe how easy it is to make them! Tired of searching for special toys that weren't mass-produced, former Lucasfilm animator Jackie Huang created the beloved Woolbuddy, a collection of all-natural stuffed animals that reflect his unique imaginative vision. He went on to capture fans at craft fairs, Comic-Con, and specialty boutiques. Here Huang teaches readers, using just some wool and a needle, how to needle felt a wide-eyed owl, a toothy shark, a fuzzy sheep, a towering giraffe, and more. With step-by-step instructions and helpful how-to photographs, crafters can create clutchable keepsakes to be instantly enjoyed and forever cherished. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: The Editors of Good Housekeeping ...
Publisher: Hearst (2013, Oct 1st).
Hang the stockings, deck the hall—and cook up a happy holiday! When it comes to Christmas, no one does it like Good Housekeeping. Brimming with more than 300 celebration-worthy recipes, sparkling decorating ideas, and suggestions for homemade (and home-baked) gifts, this sumptuous, mouthwatering collection will make the season extra merry. Triple-tested, fail-proof recipes come from both the magazine's archive of favorites and from celebrities like Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Bobby Flay, along with favorite Christmas memories from Sting, Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey, and many other famous contributors. Delight family and guests with irresistible Cranberry Mojitos, Glazed Ham with Apricots, Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom Gravy, and Herbed Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Thyme—and then top if off with a to-die-for delicious Dulce de Leche Christmas Wreath or Gingerbread Whoopie Pies. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lisa Cregan
Publisher: Hearst (2013, Oct 1st).
House Beautiful has created the ultimate vibrant, gorgeous guide to using color in the home, filled with photos, swatches, and lively commentary from designers explaining exactly how and why they make their choices. Going shade by shade, it shows how to select the perfect hue for any room, create modern twists on traditional colors, make a subtle statement or a bold one, experiment with colors you might never have considered, and more! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jennifer Smith
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (2013, Aug 5th).
Your all-in-one guide to Adobe's new Creative CloudPacked with more than a thousand pages of content, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies is exactly what you need to get your head in the Creative Cloud. Written by designers for designers, this book is filled with useful information and expert instruction that spans eight minibooks to help you get started with Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Acrobat XI, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Professional CC, and Fireworks CC. You'll learn the latest graphic design and web development tools, t. Read more... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability