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Bagels, Schmears, and a Nice Piece of Fish: A Whole Brunch of Recipes To Make at Home

An information-packed delight. This is a book to give as a housewarming gift, treasure in one’s kitchen where it will quickly become flour and lox stained, and to make sure is in every library collection.

Home Detox: Make Your Home a Healthier Place for Everyone Who Lives There

Committed environmentalists interested in upping their game and being better citizens of planet Earth will find this guide useful. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How To Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life

This book moves beyond the home to include everyday activities and lifestyle. It’s likely to be in high demand due to Kondo’s popularity.
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Gateau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes

Full of charming gouache illustrations and a wonderful friendly tone to the text. Public-library patrons will like this one.
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Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How To Mix ‘Em from the Award-Winning Bar

Who isn’t looking for a little bit of NOLA on their bar or their bookshelves? Bodenheimer delivers with this love letter to the Big Easy that is as much fun to read as it is to create from, bringing a bit of lagniappe to the mixology collection.
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Cooking from the Spirit: Easy, Delicious, and Joyful Plant-Based Inspirations

Brown’s many fans will welcome a chance to spend more time with her; vegans will be happy for new ideas. Will be a pleaser.
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Serendipity: A History of Accidental Culinary Discoveries

These short, casual interviews about serendipitous food discoveries mix fact and lore to provide an entertaining collection that food connoisseurs will enjoy. With no sources included beyond the experts being interviewed, this reads more like an oral history, lovingly preserved in book form.
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Veranda at Home in the South: Interior Design Reimagined

Add this to collections where decorating aficionados are eagerly awaiting their next fix of beauty.
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Japanese Interiors

Readers who enjoyed the works of Marie Kondo or jumped on Netflix’s Home Edit craze will be enticed, but this book may be too niche for some public library collections.
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More Is More Is More: Today’s Maximalist Interiors

This feast for the eyes is a great choice for libraries where aspirational home and garden books are popular.
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AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home

Fans of the elegance and distinctive design styles featured in Michael Henry Adams’s Style and Grace: African Americans at Home will likely love this book as well. This is also a great book for those interested in increasing their cultural awareness and learning more about United States history, racial inequality, and interior design.
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Romancing the Home: Stylish Interiors for a Modern Lifestyle

Interesting and enjoyable, this book is a welcome addition to art and design collections.
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The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

A beautifully illustrated and detailed look at the history of chair design in America. Owing to the unique topic, it will best serve academics, students, and aficionados of style and design.

Classic Christmas Crochet

A must-have for any library’s crochet collection. Those experienced with crochet techniques and those new to the craft will likely find much to love. Appealing and artful photographs of the designs will have crafters itching to pick up their hooks.
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Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Patterns: Easy-Sew Pieces To Mix and Match

A great choice for anyone hoping to create a capsule wardrobe for themselves or others.
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Fishermen’s Knits from the Coast of Norway

For experienced knitters and those interested in textile history.
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Knot Bad Amigurumi: Learn Crochet Stitches and Techniques To Create Cute Creatures with 25 Easy Patterns

Green-Hite’s book is full of simple yet extraordinary patterns that would be a fun addition to any library collection.
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How To Sew Clothes: Learn with Intuitive, Super-Hackable Patterns

The authors make sewing both inspirational and inviting for beginning sewists, in a book that reflects the modern ethos of environmental sustainability and the ethos of thrift from earlier eras. An optional purchase for libraries with a strong crafts section.
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Make Your Own Crochet Animals: Create Your Own Unique Animals and Patterns

A great introduction to amigurumi crochet and crafting three-dimensional creatures. Recommended for most public libraries.
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Wild and Woolly Knitted Animals: A Naturalist’s Notebook

This is a lovely blend of science and craft. Recommended for most public libraries.
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Beyond the Garden: Designing Home Landscapes with Natural Systems

While these projects are unique to each location, thus making duplication of ideas not realistic for readers, it does provide good insight into creating within a natural environment and ideas for the advanced home landscaper.
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No Dig: Nurture Your Soil To Grow Better Veg with Less Effort

While not for absolute beginners, most gardeners, whether or not they are no-dig adherents, will glean useful information from this guide. Buy where vegetable gardening books are in demand.
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In the Name of Plants: From Attenborough to Washington, the People Behind Plant Names

A great botanical reference that’s also entertaining enough for general audiences to dip into or read cover to cover. Appropriate for academic and large public libraries.
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100 Plants To Feed the Birds: Turn Your Home Garden into a Healthy Bird Habitat

Deeply engaging photos of birds and plants and actionable suggestions make this a winner. It is the kind of book readers treasure once found, so put it on display and be ready for more requests for books on bird gardening. Collection development librarians should note that Storey has similar books on feeding bees and monarch butterflies.
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Urban Foraging: Find, Gather, and Cook 50 Wild Plants

Those new to foraging will not find sufficient guidance to pick with confidence. Instead, readers will wish they could take a walk with the deeply knowledgeable Rose and learn from her in the field.
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Terrain: The Houseplant Book; An Insider’s Guide to Cultivating and Collecting the Most Sought-After Specimens

This beautiful book is chock-full of information about many uncommon plants and seems geared to the collector or at least the intermediate houseplant grower because of the rarity, strict growing conditions, or expense of many of her choices. Tovah Martin’s The Unexpected Houseplant is another solid choice for those who want to grow unusual houseplants; beginners could start with Barbara Pleasant’s The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual or Darryl Cheng’s The New Plant Parent.
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Watercolour Lessons: How To Paint and Unwind in 20 Tutorials

An asset for all library collections that include art tutorials for beginners testing the waters of a new hobby.
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Doodle Everything! Learn To Draw with 400+ Easy, Adorable Designs

This guide is for those who love to bullet journal or craft. It’s also recommended for those needing to pick up a new meditative hobby.
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Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square; Draw Unique Cartoon Characters Using Simple Geometric Shapes

A great guide to cartooning that would be an excellent addition to a collection and also useful for creative library programs.

Paper Collage Workshop: A Fine Artist’s Guide to Creative Collage

This book is well worth the investment and can lead to hours of enjoyable creativity, group art events, and beautiful collages.
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From Petal to Pattern: Design Your Own Floral Patterns

The subject matter may be interesting to those looking to experiment with a new medium or discover a new way to view the world around them.
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Holistic Homesteading: A Guide to a Sustainable and Regenerative Lifestyle

For those interested in living off their land and starting a homesteading lifestyle, this book does a great job providing practical tips, recipes, and inspiration to get started on a sustainable path.
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Drawing for Illustration

A robust bibliography and index are included. The result is an appropriate update for art collections, particularly for universities and large public libraries with teens and adults interested in this craft.

The Enigma of the Shadow Weave Illuminated: Understanding Classic Drafts for Inspired Weaving Today

Winter ensures shadow weave will keep evolving utilizing the powerful combination of text and subtext, of external and internal layering, that is integral to weaving.
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Crochet Amigurumi for Every Occasion: 21 Easy Projects To Celebrate Life’s Happy Moments

A spectacular choice for beginners of this crochet technique.
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Viking Knits: Over 40 Scandi Knits for Men, Women & Children

Don’t expect the intricacy and history of Elsebeth Lavold, but it will be the rare sweater lover who doesn’t find something on these pages that they’ll yearn to make.

The Embroidered Closet: Modern Hand-Stitching for Upgrading and Upcycling Your Wardrobe

A must for beginners and libraries with patrons interested in sustainable crafts.
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Japan Blue Indigo Dyeing Techniques: A Beginner’s Guide to Shibori Tie-Dyeing

This is a jam-packed volume filled with clear instructions and ample color photographs to help crafters master shibori tie-dyeing and incorporate it into their projects. Best suited for those who enjoy crafting, sewing, or designing clothes.
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Inspired Ikebana: Modern Design Meets the Ancient Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement

This beautifully illustrated guide serves as a thorough introduction to ikebana. Crafters who enjoy working with natural materials will likely be inspired by Zaima’s artistry.
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Persiana Everyday: Easy Everyday Dishes

Ghayour delivers the flavor she is known for, in a simple weeknight-friendly package that will please fans and families.
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Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen

A wonderfully written and beautifully produced book. In keeping with Ghetto Gastro’s multidisciplinary approach, this volume will offer readers an engaging excursion into food history and culture, with a myriad of appealing recipes. Best for those interested in culinary and cultural histories.
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Chetna’s Easy Baking: With a Twist of Spice

Anyone well versed in British terms and ingredients and equipped with traybake tins will find this another appealing offering from Makan.
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Super Soul Food with Cousin Rosie: 100+ Modern Twists on Comfort Food Classics

This collection of fun and flavorful recipes will be a hit with patrons. Established fans of Mayes will clamor for the new recipes, while those just discovering her cooking will appreciate her modern yet practical twists on classics.
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(Serious) New Cook: Recipes, Tips, and Techniques

Sure to be a winner, with lovely pictures, clear and cheerful prose, and the promise of tasty food.
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Studio Ghibli Cookbook: Unofficial Recipes Inspired by Spirited Away, Ponyo, and More!

Call it rereading by eating: this book will please Studio Ghibli buffs. It might not circulate from the stacks, but put it alongside the films or on a page-to-screen display, and fans will delight in finding it.
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Mamacita: Recipes Celebrating Life as a Mexican Immigrant in America

With a solid variety of nostalgic Mexican staples, Pons offers an accessible introduction to traditional Mexican dishes that are sure to please. Most of the recipes are less than a page in length with easy-to-follow instructions and generally easy-to-find ingredients. A great choice for cookbook collections.
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Unreasonable Hospitality: The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect

Recommended for those interested in managerial success, the restaurant industry, or inspirational memoirs.
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Spanish at Home: Feasts & Sharing Plates from Iberian Kitchens

All libraries should have a range of Iberian cookbooks on the shelf, and Warren’s will be useful for multiple reasons, be it planning a fiesta or themed party featuring food from this part of Spain, or learning more about the region’s foodways.
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Everyday Crochet: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

Crocheters of all levels will likely find this to be a useful reference guide. Recommended for most public libraries.
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Embroidery: The Ideal Guide to Stitching, Whatever Your Level of Expertise

Beginners can use this book to learn and practice new stitches, while advanced stitchers may find inspiration for their own pattern designs. Recommended for most public libraries.
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The Oil Painter’s Color Handbook: A Contemporary Guide to Color Mixing, Pigments, Palettes, and Harmony

Casey’s thorough and well-designed guide provides an extensive overview of color theory and the ways color can be used in art. Although there’s some beginner-friendly content, it’s best suited to artists with some experience with oil paints.
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The Beginner’s Guide to Hand Building: Functional and Sculptural Projects for the Home Potter

Geared toward the absolute novice, this book will appeal to those interested in working with clay but are not looking for glazing or firing instructions.
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First Generation: Recipes from My Taiwanese-American Home

Easy-to-follow recipes and the nostalgic stories behind them are sure to please enthusiastic cooks.
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Modern Embroidery: A Book of Stitches To Unleash Creativity

A well-written book that will continue to expand embroidery collections and encourage creativity along the way.

P.S.—We Made This: Super Fun Crafts That Grow Smarter + Happier Kids!

Highly recommended for parents and teachers who are looking for low-cost, easy, fun creative projects for preschoolers to preteens.
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Lace Knit Shawls, Sweaters, Socks & Hats: 26 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns

The patterns and instructions are lovely. The gimmicky, surface-level nods to Japanese culture are not.
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Embroidery: Threads and Stories from Alabama Chanin and the School of Making

Purchase only where other titles by Chanin have been popular. For patrons who want to sew their own Chanin originals, purchase the author’s 2008 Alabama Stitch Book instead.
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The Ultimate All-Around Stitch Dictionary: More Than 300 Stitch Patterns To Knit Every Way

This is an excellent book for newer knitters, but it’s also for those who are more familiar with designing and modifying existing patterns who would like to add a versatile stitch dictionary to their collection.
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Essential Sashiko: A Dictionary of the 92 Most Popular Patterns

A thorough guide to the art of sashiko that will inspire hand-embroidery enthusiasts, as well as hand- and machine-quilters looking for geometric designs.
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Knitting Wraps in the Round: 21 Inspired Shawls, Scarves, and Stoles

Confident experienced knitters will likely have great fun with this.
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Knitting the National Parks: 63 Easy-To-Follow Designs for Beautiful Beanies Inspired by the US National Parks

Buy where there is reader demand for intermediate-level knitting projects, with the caveat that this is for experienced right-handed U.S. knitters; left-handed and non-U.S. knitters will need to know how to do their own conversions and where to look for stitch abbreviations.
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Close Knit: 15 Patterns and 45 Techniques from Beginner to Advanced from Europe’s Coolest Knitter

Recommended for larger collections as an alternative to traditional knitting books.
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Establishing Home: Creating Space for a Beautiful Life with Family, Faith, and Friends

For DIY newbies and fans of Stoffer.
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The Designer Within: A Professional Guide to a Well-Styled Home

McClain’s title is an easily digestible, interior design book that would be an asset to any library shelf.
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Parisian by Design: Interiors by David Jimenez

The very niche nature of the work narrows the checkouts it may receive, but purchase where coffee-table decor books are popular.
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House Beautiful: Live Colorfully

An oversized book featuring expansive photography, this may find more of an audience with collectors than with libraries.
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Extraordinary Interiors

A delightful peek at the extraordinary interiors of the extraordinarily wealthy.
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Dog Tricks Even You Can Teach Your Pet

The short chapters, full-color photographs, and bulleted lists make this a valuable resource for new and veteran dog owners.
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The Small-Scale Poultry Flock, Revised Edition: An All-Natural Approach to Raising and Breeding Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

Recommended for readers interested in homesteading, organic living, and sustainable and eco-friendly poultry farming.
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Small Batch Bakes: Baking Cakes, Cookies, Bars and Buns for One to Six People

A welcome and scrummy (as one beloved British telly baking judge would say) addition to any home-baker’s cookbook collection.
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Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Another pleaser from Garten; sure to be in demand.
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Sundays with Sophie: Flay Family Recipes for Any Day of the Week

The Flays have slayed it with a casual family cookbook that covers the basics for beginners, but it is full of surprises for veteran home chefs.
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Lessons with Clay: Step-by-Step Techniques for Colorful Designs in Hand-Thrown and Hand-Built Tableware

While this is best for those who have access to studio facilities, Dora’s guide is a clear and orderly introduction to pottery making that will benefit anyone interested in pursuing the craft.
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BUDMO! Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen

This timely cookbook is strongly recommended and provides a balance of the cultural history of Ukraine and Eastern Europe with the warmth and love found in Voloshyna’s delicious recipes.

Home Is Where the Eggs Are

If patrons are not already a fan of Yeh’s cheerful culinary brand of pun-enriched and sprinkle-championing cooking, this charming paean to joys of farmhouse food and the bucolic life will win them over.
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Soup Broth Bread: 120 Vibrant and Heartwarming Recipes

Allen has tapped into the hearts of many with the practicality of her latest book combining recipes for stellar meals. This will find many fans this fall and for seasons to come.
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Very Good Salads: Middle-Eastern Salads and Plates for Sharing

This effervescent collection of salads and vegetable dishes offers plenty of inspiration for family dinners and casual entertaining. Expect reader interest.
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Everyday Cake: 45 Simple Recipes for Layer, Bundt, Loaf, and Sheet Cakes

Library patrons will love this cookbook for its “just right” size and content.

Nadiya’s Everyday Baking: From Weeknight Dinners to Celebration Cakes, Let Your Oven Do the Work

Hussain puts her own spin on baking in this collection of appetizing recipes that showcases her infectious joy for food and penchant for playing with flavors.
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Prep And Rally: An Hour of Prep, a Week of Delicious Meals

Look for this to become a perennial favorite for any cook looking to simplify meal planning and prep with delish results.
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Five Marys Family Style: Recipes and Traditions from the Ranch

Tell patrons to pack their bags and load their wagons. They’ll be raring to move to a ranch after reading this charmer.
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Enebla: Recipes from an Ethiopian Kitchen

An approachable and personal compendium, that, while slightly dated in design, is recommended for public libraries with strong food-focused communities.

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition

Rich visuals, history, stories, and recipes make this the go-to cookbook for vegan Chinese cooking and will likely become a favorite for all levels of cooks and vegetarians.

Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files

Essential for all collections. The cookbook, like the recipes it shares, is a keeper.
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Northern Soul: Southern-Inspired Home Cooking from a Northern Kitchen

Sutherland proves that the diaspora of soul food to the Midwest has only added to the comfort, flavor, and love it represents. Readers looking for delicious recipes and inspiration in the kitchen will want to dig in.
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The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Comfort Food from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery

This new selection from an award-winning bakery is recommended for all public libraries.
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The Gracias Madre Cookbook: Bright, Plant-Based Recipes from Our Mexi-Cali Kitchen

What this cookbook does best is offer a fresh and bright Cali-style vegan spin on Mexican recipes such as watermelon gazpacho, Coconut Madre Tacos, and tiramisu con mezcal, elevating taste and appeal.
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Simple Pasta: Pasta Made Easy; Life Made Better

Recommended for its versatility, humor and general deliciousness, this title won’t disappoint pasta lovers looking to learn the craft of Italian cooking or just perk up weeknight meals.
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Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew

Twitty wishes to start a conversation where people celebrate their differences and embrace commonalities. By drawing on personal narratives, his own and others’, and exploring different cultures, Twitty’s book offers important insight into the journeys of Black Jews.
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I Am from Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef

Recommended for all who like delicious comfort food, bold flavors, and classics with a distinctive twist.
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Boards and Spreads: Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal

Whether hosting a dinner party or a sleepover, readers will find fun recipes and eye-pleasing, and crowd-pleasing, solutions for all their entertaining needs.
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Forever Beirut: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Lebanon

Recommended for cookbook readers, armchair travelers, and those looking to learn more about Lebanese cuisine.
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The Art of Calligraphy Letters: Creative Lettering for Beginners

With the increased interest in calligraphy and hand lettering over the last few years, this is a welcome introductory instructional volume. Recommended for most public libraries.
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Good & Sweet: A New Way To Bake with Naturally Sweet Ingredients

With a growing interest in reducing refined sugar intake, this checks the boxes for bakers ready to make the change.
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BAKE: My Best Ever Recipes for the Classics

Break out the Hollywood handshake because this book is filled with bakes that will become part of readers’ regular rotations.
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Spice Kitchen: Healthy Latin and Caribbean Cuisine

Fox’s fans will love her inaugural effort, and so will library patrons looking to cook with natural ingredients that provide big flavors.
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Can You Make That Gluten-Free?

Recommended for libraries with a high demand for gluten-free cookbooks, especially those looking for an entry point into the kitchen.

The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers

The authors note that their research was limited by pandemic travel restrictions and the dearth of written sources available in the United States. That said, this is an excellent, approachable resource on Cuban history told through the complexities of a beloved food item. Highly recommended for foodies and history buffs.
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How To Plant a Room: And Grow a Happy Home

This useful work will appeal to a wide range of indoor gardeners, who are looking to revive or elevate their indoor collection. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are fresh ideas for readers to explore and expand upon, irrespective of the size of their space.
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What Is My Plant Telling Me? An Illustrated Guide to Houseplants and How To Keep Them Alive

Amateur plant enthusiasts are the intended audience, but this title could certainly be useful to more experienced houseplant owners. This book will be of particular interest to public libraries.
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