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Feast on This: 6 Tasty Books about Food for the Holidays!

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It’s December, which means time for feasts and festivities with loved ones! Over the next few weeks year-long dreams of consuming seasonal delicacies and your holiday favorites will become reality. Books about food are a great way to fill a craving without packing on all the extra pounds this time of year. Here’s a selection of books where foods of all kinds, from all cultures are the focus. Each one is so beautifully written with detailed descriptions of food that are so vivid, you can almost taste them! Ranging from cookbooks to psychological thrillers, these reads are bound to make your mouth water with saucy plots and and tempting titles. Go on…indulge your appetite for something great to read! Pok…

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Books are the New Superheroes: Reading is the Antidote to Holiday Stress

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Barnes and Noble recently did an independent survey on reading habits, and it turns out that the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest reading day of the year! Many of us leaf through the pages of our favorite novels over the Thanksgiving holiday season to relax. Reading also makes traveling better, with over 75% of the American population finishing one book, magazine, or other literary publication over the holiday travels. If you thought reading couldn’t possibly get any better after all that, the survey also revealed that one-in-four Americans will bring along a book to avoid awkward family situations. We’ve all been there (let’s be honest here, folks), but admittedly, bringing along a book for that exact purpose might be a new…

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‘Walking Dead Cookbook’: How Zombies Bring Thanksgiving Leftovers Back to Life

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Warning: spoilers (and slightly graphic content) ahead! The Walking Dead is knee-deep in its 8th season, with Rick and the gang finally making some headway in fighting back against Negan. This season is delivering so far, with an all-out war and more creepy zombies than ever. But what we’re really interested in right now is the food. Just how do these survivors manage to run for their lives while still eating quality meals that give them enough energy to fight the undead? Luckily, The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide came out on October 10th, ready to answer all of our burning apocalyptic food questions. When you think about it, The Walking Dead is really all about food, whether…

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Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s New Memoir is Comfort Food for the Literary Soul

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Not many people have lead a life like that of Nobu Matsuhisa. Born in Saitama, Japan, he and his brother were raised solely by their mother, their father dying in a traffic accident when Matsuhisa was just seven years old. After graduating high school, he worked at a restaurant for seven years, in Tokyo, before moving to Peru at the age of 24, at the urging of a regular customer-turned-sponsor, to open a Japanese restaurant. What followed has created history: unable to find the Japanese ingredients he has used for so long, Nobu was forced to improvise, using local Peruvian ingredients to create Japanese dishes, which would ultimately become Nobu’s signature flare. With more than a dozen restaurants open under his…

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‘Craving’ Chrissy Tiegan’s Banana Bread? We Have the Recipe!

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It’s always exciting to hear about the secret talents of your favorite celebrities, especially when those talents include making delicious meals. Whether it’s Chrissy Teigen‘s home-style recipe for banana bread or Patti Labelle’s mouthwatering desserts, we can’t get enough of celebrity cookbooks these days. Sprinkled with intimate stories and culinary adventures, these cookbooks are a great way to learn more about your favorite stars, and to get some awesome new ideas for the kitchen. Here are 6 of our favorites: Cooking with Zac, Zac Posen (Rodale Books, October 10, 2017) It turns out Posen isn’t just a designer of clothes, he also knows how to make it work in the kitchen. Cooking with Zac combines sophisticated recipes with more homey…

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The Life of Pie: Linda Lomelino Scores a Hit with ‘Lomelino’s Pies’

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Who doesn’t love pie?   My nephew, that’s who! One of my mother’s favorite stories to tell about her grandchildren (and one we never let this particular one forget) is how he asked her if they could make a pie together. My mother really enjoys doing these things with her grandkids and they enjoy it just as much. So on this day, about 13 years ago, my mother set out to bake a pie with her first grandchild. The went to the store together and loaded up their cart with the freshest ingredients including the plumpest, juiciest blueberries, and vanilla ice cream from their favorite ice creamery.  They went home and made the pie from scratch— crust and all. My…

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Let’s Dish with Food Network’s Biggest Stars: New Books, New Recipes, Classic Favorites!

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The holidays are upon us and it is time, once again, to begin planning that perfect meal for family and friends! This week at Booktrib, we’re dusting off our oven mits and getting down and dirty with food.  One of the best resources for cook of all levels is Food Network. Whether you are a fan of their many competitive shows like Chopped, or you prefer to watch stars like Trisha Yearwood create regional cuisine that will make you look forward to gaining a few pounds over the holidays, we have compiled the best new cookbooks from some of Food Network’s most innovative stars. With a host of different styles and approaches to food, you are bound to find a…

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Real People, Real Problems in Cathy Lamb’s ‘No Place I’d Rather Be’

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Full disclosure. I love Cathy Lamb’s books and No Place I’d Rather Be is no exception. Her writing is so warm, funny and real. Real people, real problems, solved in real ways. I mean, what’s not to like? Oh, wait, that’s not enough for you? Okay fine, this book has a six-foot-four love interest and recipes that hold the answers to secrets long held by an earlier generation. If that’s not enough for you then maybe you need a little Vegas baby. It’s true, No Place I’d Rather Be is not Vegas. In my mind, it’s better because this book is totally worth the money. It’s set in Montana where cookbooks with backstory are hidden in attics for women with…

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Go Half-Crazy Over Whole Foods: New Prices, New Books

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Something amazing happened yesterday for those of us who try to eat healthier, but stumble at the price of the -better-for-us foods: internet giant Amazon.com, Inc.— who bought the Whole Foods Market chain— dropped the retailer’s prices by 43 percent. The store, where once the cost of a banana was about the same price as the cost of a gallon of gasoline, now has prices that rival other grocery store chains on some, not all, food items. Over time, Amazon intends to have the prices in Whole Foods Markets as competitive as other brick and mortar change, but to continue serving up the same quality and socially conscious foods the store is known for. Now that Whole Foods had become…

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Not Barstool Sports: Books to Read Before You Go off to College

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Just about to begin your freshman year of college, eh? Make sure you have your shower caddy ready, your matching bed set from Target (XL Twin, for sure), and all of those Cup Noodles you’ll never end up eating because you have a meal plan. College is easy! Just kidding, college is pretty hard, duh! However, if we were able to get through it, you probably can, too. With these books, you will have everything you need to be the big person on campus. The Book of Human Emotions: From Ambiguphobia to Umpty – 154 Words from Around the World for How We Feel Hardcover, Tiffany Watt Smith (Little Brown and Company, June 7, 2016) You’re about to meet a…

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Beat the Heat with No-Bake Treats from the Creator of Beyond Frosting Blog

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It’s been a pretty tame summer until this week’s heat wave hit on the East Coast and today’s the kind of blistering sweatfest where ice cream sundaes turn to colorful puddles in a matter of seconds. I couldn’t think of a better time than now to satisfy my sweet tooth without having to use the oven. Until I came across No-Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More (Page Street Publishing Co., July 19, 2016), I had no idea that there were so many dessert options that can be made easily and without any extra heat involved. Many people out there are willing to go the distance for the desserts they crave, but I have to draw the line…

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Sweet Paleo Treats Fit to Beet the Blues This Valentine’s Day

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My dad and I bond over food—especially around Valentine’s Day. Every year without fail, he buys a sampler box of candy and we carefully pick our favorite paper-lined chocolate morsels from the heart-shaped molded plastic tray. This year I wanted to do something a little different, and that’s where Sweet Paleo: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Delights by Lea Hendry Valle (Countryman Press; March 2) comes in. You can find delectable desserts ranging from an easy chocolate chip cookie recipe to more sophisticated sweets like tiramisu, all in keeping with a Paleo diet. I’ve never prepared anything Paleo before, but I’ve certainly enjoyed many dishes made by others who love this gluten-free and grain-free lifestyle. I’m open to experimenting and trying new foods,…

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Gab-Worthy Giveaways

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50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food: Mindfulness Strategies to Cope with Stress and End Emotional Eating In this much-anticipated follow-up to 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, renowned nutrition expert and New York Times best-selling author of Eat Q, SUSAN ALBERS delivers fifty more highly effective ways to help you soothe yourself without eating—leading to a healthier, happier life! If you’re an emotional overeater, you may turn to food to cope with stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring a sense of comfort. But, over time, overeating can cause weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and many other health problems. In 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, you’ll find fifty more mindful and healthy activities to help you replace your need to overeat.…

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Holiday Baking: Up Your Gingerbread Game with Maple Syrup

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Christmas comes but once a year and with it, all those signature Christmas cookies. My family bakes and feasts on carmelitas, coconut macaroons, raspberry walnut thumbprints, anisettes, butterballs and of course, sugar cookies. That’s a little too ambitious for me. While all the cookie freaks out there are busy perfecting the sprinkle to frosting ratio on their anginettes and frequenting their third cookie swap of the week, I’m over here just waiting for my ninja cookie cutter kit and dreaming up ginger bread cookie fight scenes. This year I want to do something a little less, well, cookie cutter. Gingerbread is my absolute favorite cookie to make – the cutouts are always fun, plus icing the little guys after they…

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Smart Reads: 7 Scrumptious New Cookbooks for You to Savor

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Here at the BookTrib office, the cookbooks arrive in the mail about mid-morning—just in time to start our stomachs rumbling. We can’t help but be inspired to kick up our cooking game as we flip through the gorgeous photos and mouth-watering recipes. This week we have cookbooks that serve up the kind of food many of us grew up with—red velvet cake and fried chicken from Savannah, bisque and jambalya from the Big Easy, garlic-and-pepper infused pastrami from Jewish delis, and porchetta and lasagne just like your nonna used to make. And to top it all off—a cookbook from the restaurant that has all the celebrity chefs raving. Hungry yet? This is Camino by Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain with Chris…

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You’ll Devour the Endless Possibilities in Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix

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We constantly receive beautiful cookbooks here at BookTrib, all of them filled with practical tips, luscious recipes and interesting anecdotes, their covers splashed with a Technicolor smorgasbord of dishes of every kind. But it’s not very often that we come across one that’s so highly coveted that we have to sign a joint-custody agreement. This is the case with Mark Bittman’s latest Kitchen Matrix: More Than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix and Match for Endless Possibilities (Pam Krauss Books; October 27, 2015). I’ve had this book in my possession for four days now and I’m waiting for the moment when my colleagues start begging to borrow it. For now though, I’m locked away with this culinary crowd pleaser in…

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