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This is my favorite kind of cookbook: personal, welcoming, and absolutely delicious. As much a narrative of Shaya’s life (from Israel to Philadelphia, Italy to New Orleans) as a collection of recipes, the warmth and quality of his writing had me reading this book cover to cover like a novel. That Shaya’s food (Southern-Israeli-Italian) shines even brighter than his exceptional prose is no surprise, as he is an acclaimed restaurateur and a two-time James Beard Award winner. But what has caught me off guard is how much this book lingers in my mind even when I’m nowhere near the kitchen. - S.B.

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Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780451494160
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Published: Knopf - March 13th, 2018

I love Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s cooking, and I am beyond excited about her newest cookbook. While Gather & Graze is not for the novice, it has plenty of basic recipes and simple sauces that anyone can make. Izard is real about what to spend money and time on versus what to cut corners on. I can’t wait to read this. - Jax 

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Gather & Graze: 120 Favorite Recipes for Tasty Good Times Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780451495945
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 3rd, 2018

Native Parisienne Clotilde Dusoulier is the perfect person to write this love letter to the food of Paris. With great charm and warmth (so familiar to readers of her culinary blog Chocolate & Zucchini), Dusoulier shares 100 of her favorite recipes for a wide range of foods, from classic French dishes to those inspired by the diverse communities living in Paris today. Whether you’ve been to the City of Light multiple times or just dream of going, use this book to bring the flavors of Paris to your kitchen. - S.B.

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Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780451499141
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 20th, 2018

Macramé is back, and whether you’re new to it or you’ve been knotting since the 1970s, you’ll enjoy the terrific styling and photography and the clear and easy-to-follow instructions in Modern Macramé. If you’re still unsure of this “new” trend, spend a little time with this book; its range of projects runs from those that are easy to make to those that are ambitious. - Megan

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Modern Macrame: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399579578
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 15th, 2018

You’ve got to love a designer whose number one rule about color is: It should make you happy. Making a joyous home—filled with brightness and color—is what Rachel Mae Smith (The Crafted Life blog) is all about. In her new book, she shares simple DIY projects like wall art, coasters, and dip-dyed napkins, that are easy ways to add pops of color to your place. If you’re ready (even timidly) to step away from neutrals, this fun book is a good place to start.

Hello Color: 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Decor Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683690177
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Published: Quirk Books - May 1st, 2018

Nature is the inspiration for the design ideas in this gorgeous new book. Bay Area designer Erica Tanov takes the colors, textures, and patterns of the natural world—from ferns to redwood forests—and translates them into beautiful interior spaces. Through side-by-side photos, readers see how natural elements like lacy leaves and rough bark inspire Tanov’s fabrics, textures, and artwork. Her relaxed, inviting spaces are timeless and poetic. - S.B.

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Design by Nature: Creating Layered, Lived-in Spaces Inspired by the Natural World Cover Image
By Erica Tanov, Ngoc Minh Ngo (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399579073
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 3rd, 2018

One of the first books that had a big impact on me as a gardener was Martha Stewart’s Gardening: Month by Month, which I loved because Stewart’s aesthetics (alas, not her resources!) were so similar to mine. More than 25 years later, I still find inspiration in her books, including her latest, Martha’s Flowers. With its advice and lessons on growing and cutting blooms as well as its gorgeous photos of lush arrangements, this sumptuous volume takes readers through the seasons, bloom by beautiful bloom. - S.B.

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Martha's Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307954770
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Published: Clarkson Potter - February 27th, 2018

Sad that the U.S. Men’s Team didn’t make the World Cup? Spend some time with Rog and Davo, the two hilarious, knowledgeable, self-deprecating expat Brits behind the podcast and show Men in Blazers. Their encyclopedia of soccer and MiB history combines their enthusiasm for the sport, its glories and defeats, personalities and hairstyles, with their own personal anecdotes. If you are a Great Friend of the Pod, you will love this book. And if you aren’t one, you soon will be. - Melinda

The 21 California missions were established by Spanish padres, built by Native Californians, and preserved and restored by historians and architects. This book of 200 lush photographs by Melba Levick, accompanied by Rubén G. Mendoza’s insightful text, will put making a pilgrimage to each of these historic sites high on your bucket list. Author Mendoza is an archaeologist and professor at our own California State University, Monterey Bay. - Felica

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The California Missions Cover Image
By Ruben G. Mendoza, Melba Levick (Photographs by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847861514
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Published: Rizzoli - March 20th, 2018

We all dream big with our friends, of outlandish trips and life-changing goals. But in Shark Drunk Stroksnes and his friend Hugo Aasjord make it happen, setting out to catch a Greenland shark (roughly 26 feet long and weighing about a ton). Balancing the excursion with tales of family and science, etymology and myth, this is a beautiful narrative of our relationships with nature, the world, and ourselves. - Rachel

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Shark Drunk (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101972939
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Published: Vintage - June 12th, 2018

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