New Adult Non-Fiction 500 & 600

October 26, 2011

October 26, 2011
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At the Kitchen Table: The Craft of Cooking at Home
Atkinson, Greg
This is a book of more than two dozen essays about eating, food, the meaning of coming together at the table, and the pleasures of home cooking. Greg Atkinson, chef and writer, brings the perspective of one who has harvested shellfish with fishermen in Puget Sound, walked the rows during harvest at Oregon vineyards, as well as sourced ingredients at the local big box retailer.  Each essay is concluded with several recipes–more than 70 total.
 
Baking with the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets
Valastro, Buddy
The star of the popular reality baking show outlines the progressive training he received throughout his apprenticeship at Carlo’s Bake Shop, providing coverage of everything from simple cookies and pies to pastries and ornately decorated cakes while sharing personal anecdotes from his family life and career.
 
The Book of Bags: 30 Stylish Projects for Beautiful Sewn Bags
Owen, Cheryl
One book, 30 gorgeous bags! From a stylish clutch to an eye-catching everyday purse, from a bright and cheery beach bag to a functional shopping tote, handmade bags are a fabulous, fun way to accessorize. These projects–lovingly described and beautifully illustrated with step-by-step photographs–are as easy to make as they are to admire. Whatever the outfit, whatever the occasion, The Book of Bags has the perfect design close at hand.
 
Cast Iron Skillet Big Flavors: 90 Recipes for the Best Pan in Your Kitchen
Kramis, Sharon / Hearne, Julie Kramis
The authors bring a world of spices, herbs, and preparations to their new cookbook that’s all about big flavors. Here are spice rubs, new ingredient combinations, and a few kitchen tricks to spice up anyone’s cooking repertoire.
 
Cook Like a Rock Star: 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets
Burrell, Anne / Lenzer, Suzanne / Batali, Mario (FRW) / Fink, Ben
Presents one hundred twenty-five rustic Italian recipes based on accessible ingredients to encourage the novice home chef to cook with confidence, including truffled deviled eggs, spicy sausage, and homemade gnocchi.
 
The Geek Dad’s Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest Experiments for Science Fairs and Family Fun
Denmead, Ken
Denmead puts his cool spin on science experiments and projects to foster a love of science in kids. This book will help scientists-in-the-making discover how our world works with creative project ideas. Full of instructional illustrations, “The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists” puts the fun back in science.
 
In a Dog’s Heart: What Our Dogs Need, Want, and Deserve-and the Gifts We Can Expect in Return
Arnold, Jennifer
Over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for people with disabilities, Arnold has come to a unique and profound understanding of the human-dog bond. Though it may seem simple and instinctive, the friendship and devotion we share with our pets is a wondrous evolutionary development.
 
Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World Through Your Child’s Eyes
Gold, Claudia M., M.D.
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at all ages. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child’s mind and sense of self to grow.
 
My Life, Deleted: A Memoir
Bolzan, Scott / Bolzan, Joan / Rother, Caitlin
Describes how a former NFL player suffered permanent amnesia after a head injury–losing all of his memories of his past, his wife and children, and the imprint of a lifetime of learning–and describes how he reinvented himself with the help of his wife and family.
 
The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age
Wolfe, Nathan
A Stanford biologist reveals the lesser-known origins of some of the world’s most deadly viruses while explaining the link between modern life and global pandemic threats, recounting his research missions in various world regions while sharing insights into how developing technologies may counter potential threats.
 
You: Stress Less: The Owner’s Manual for Regaining Balance in Your Life
Roizen, Michael F., M.D. / Oz, Mehmet, M.D.
Explains how stress impacts every aspect of a life while sharing stress-management techniques on how to minimize related health risks and improve overall well-being.
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