Book Reviews Mar 2012
FINE COOKING ITALIAN
Fine Cooking Italian features the magazine’s blend of delicious, triple-tested recipes and solid how-to information. This collection of 200 Italian dishes has it all, from appetizers to soups, pastas to pizzas, and mains to desserts. Readers will enjoy the variety of recipes — many coming from well-known Italian cooks. With pro secrets, ingredient profiles, and step-by-step technique sidebars, home cooks will be making the best Italian this side of Rome.
THE TRUCK FOOD COOKBOOK
It’s the best of street food: bold, delicious, surprising, over-the-top goodness to eat on the run. And the best part is you can now make it at home. Obsessively researched by food authority John. T. Edge, The Truck Food Cookbook delivers 150 recipes from America’s best restaurants on wheels.
Edge shares recipes, special tips and techniques. Hundreds of full-color photographs and a step-back cover capture the lively street food gestalt and its hip and funky aesthetic, making this both an insider’s cookbook and document of the hottest trend in American food.
COMPLETE BOOK OF HOME PRESERVING
Home canning puts the pleasure of eating natural, delicious produce at your fingertips year-round, and The Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving provides expert advice to make it simple and affordable. This bestseller book is packed with easy-to-understand, detailed instructions, as well as answers to most questions in the Home Canning Problem Solver. User-friendly recipes will appeal to both the novice and experienced canner alike.
Home design meets personal finance in Duo Dickinson’s Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want. With passion, irreverence and a much-needed sense of humor, Dickinson shares his tips for saving money without sacrificing design. Staying Put features 60-plus projects with hundreds of before and after photos to show readers how to design on a budget while dramatically transforming an existing home.
DECK IDEAS THAT WORK
Deck Ideas That Work by Peter Jeswald is packed with more than 300 inspiring photographs along with hundreds of design solutions and top-notch advice. Chapters focus on a wide range of deck sizes, styles and materials, as well as furniture, accessories and landscaping ideas. Practical sidebars and case studies will help anyone plan just the right deck to suit their home, yard and lifestyle.
THE FRUIT GARDENER’S BIBLE
The Fruit Gardener’s Bible is the essential handbook for the expanding group of food gardeners who want to add delicious fruits, berries and nuts to their homegrown harvest. The late Lewis Hill’s book provides in-depth how-to guidance and teaches readers how to choose the best varieties and methods for growing at home. With a focus on organic techniques, there is an abundance of information on everything from propagating and pruning, to harvesting and protecting from wildlife. All new color photography and step-by-step instructions provide all the information needed to grow fresh fruits.
FOOD LOVERS’ GUIDE TO HOUSTON
Food Lovers’ Guide to Houston will take you on a culinary tour through the Texas Gulf City and unwrap the best places to find, enjoy and celebrate local culinary offerings. A bounty of mouthwatering delights await readers in Kristin Finan’s engagingly written guide with an array of indispensable food-related information.
SEW UP A HOME MAKEOVER
Designer Lexie Barnes shares her easy sewing techniques to personalize a living space with small changes that make a big difference. With real before-and-after examples, beautiful photography, and a fun “you-can-do-it” attitude, Sew Up a Home Makeover is the perfect creative resource to turn to for updated interior style.The book includes guidance for crafty homeowners on identifying their own personal decorating style and sewing one-of-a-kind projects to create a customized look for their home.