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The foodways of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are a satisfying amalgam of Persian and Turkish influence with original marks of independent mountain-top cultures, in the archaeological homeland of vine. Perhaps you've heard of kachapuri, Georgia's famous calorie-bomb of bread and cheese? The cuisine in full is a whole lot healthier; a Paleo-ish mix of herbs by the fistful, ground nuts, grilled meats, dried fruits, and the most exciting vegetable preparations I know. Hercules is a London-based chef with Armenian and Ukrainian roots. Her in situ photographs,  nostalgia, and enigmatic interpretations of classics make for an ideal introduction for Western kitchens.

Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan & Beyond Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781681883038
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Published: Weldon Owen - October 24th, 2017

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I have rifled through every bread book we carry, and many, many more besides. Many are informative, many have eminent authors, many are utterly daunting, and Sarah Owens’ Sourdough has my heart. Her previous day job as rose gardener of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens assures 1) an amateur-friendly approach absolutely compatible with real life schedules and 2) gardening is crucial to her approach. Recipes include, yes, stunning breads, but also sourdough pastries, and cakes that circle the seasons with uncanny herb pairings, seasonal fruit, and a stunning array of savory options.

Sourdough: Recipes for Rustic Fermented Breads, Sweets, Savories, and More Cover Image
By Sarah Owens, Ngoc Minh Ngo (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781611802382
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Published: Roost Books - November 3rd, 2015

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I have way too many cookbooks but The Pretty Dish by Jessica Merchant is one of my new favorites. Merchant started the website “how sweet eats” more than 10 years ago. Her recipes are easy to follow with ingredients that are readily available. Not only does she have 150 everyday recipes but she’s also got ideas for throwing a fun party from music playlists to creative ideas such as build your own s’mores bars with Nutella, caramel and strawberries. Her philosophy is to feed your loved ones with joy, even if it is not perfect. And if that’s not enough of a reason to love this cookbook, she has a whole chapter nourishing your body with DIY beauty recipes like sugar scrubs and homemade lip balms.

The Pretty Dish: More than 150 Everyday Recipes and 50 Beauty DIYs to Nourish Your Body Inside and Out: A Cookbook Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781623369699
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Published: Rodale Books - March 20th, 2018

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