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Oh, the Places You’ll Go: 6 Unconventional Books that Make Great Graduation Gifts

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It’s that time of the year again! Finals are over, GPAs are officially documented and the diplomas have been printed. For just about anyone reading this, either you or someone you know is graduating from college this month. But instead of the same old Dr. Seuss book everyone gets, this year give something else -– a book that will really get those ambitious and creative juices flowing! Here we’ve compiled a list of 6 fantastic, yet unconventional, books to help you (or your graduate) keep up the momentum needed for post-college success. Mercedes’s Picks: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso (Portfolio, 2015) When it comes to style and confidence, Sophia Amoruso’s company Nasty Gal is where you go. I’ve been shopping there for as long…

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Your Handy Guide to Thanksgiving Leftovers (Mark Bittman Style)

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It’s not Thanksgiving yet, but the leftovers situation is already anxiety-inducing. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be too hopped up on tryptophan to put any effort into turning your leftovers into new dishes. However, you’re in luck: Mark Bittman’s amazing cookbook Kitchen Matrix (which we LOVED) has fantastic and simple recipes, specifically for leftovers, to create fantastic post-Turkey Day meals. We pulled some of our favorites and created some recipe drawings for you to visually devour, so enjoy!

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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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The Mark Bittman way to a faster, and better, Thanksgiving feast

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In a year of rushed family dinners, one meal stands out: traditional, slow, and packed with family and memories— Thanksgiving. The feast is a favorite of many, but few cooks appreciate having to spend hours in the kitchen, when they really want to be sitting at the table. Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Fast (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) offers smart solutions to this annual predicament—and the nightly dilemma of how to produce a home-cooked dinner in a sliver of time—with more than 1,000 pages of simple recipes that take 45 minutes or less to make. As always, Bittman (who honed his culinary voice of reason through his “Minimalist” column in the New York Times and his 1998 classic How…

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