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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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Food52 Baking Has the Recipes You Need for Your Perfect Holiday Brunch

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Christmas dinner is a wonderful tradition but, trust us, holiday brunch is the wave of the future. It works equally well for Christmas morning and New Year’s Day and you get to eat before everyone gets restless. You can also prepare a lot of the recipes, including the one I’ve included below, the day before—then if your family will let you, sleep in. I’ve entrusted one of the best baking books of 2015 for this special occasion: Food52 Baking: 60 Sensational Treats You Can Pull Off in a Snap (Ten Speed Press, September 22, 2015). This unique collection of sweet and savory dishes is a must-have for your kitchen; it includes recipes that anyone can master. For my Food52-inspired brunch,…

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It’s Getting Chili: Southwestern Recipes You Need for Easy Entertaining

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Even though the weather has been temperate, ‘tis the season to be outdoors—picking Christmas trees, skating, ogling holiday store windows or maybe even a round of caroling with friends. After hours outside, what could be better afterward than a steaming bowl of chili—or better yet, dreaming about a trip to the Southwest, where two feet of snow is only something we might see on television? We have two books that might help with each—one with a collection of great chili recipes, and another with tales and recipes from New Mexico (sorry, you’re going to have to arrange for airfare to the Southwest yourself). The Chili Cookbook by Robb Walsh (Ten Speed Press, September 2015) is a collection of all the…

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Books! The Perfect Gift for the Most Difficult People on Your List

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You want to pretend that you’ve been hunting for the perfect holiday present for months, but we both know the truth—you have no idea what to get at least half of the people on your list. Don’t despair—you have lots of company! This is why we have all kinds of suggestions for book lovers including Christmas-y fiction, books that would make great movies for Hanukkah (but are also awesome reads), books that can change the world, and the best books of 2015. But some of the people on your list are REALLY hard to shop for. Finding the key to world peace would be simpler. No worries! Get ready to make your list. We’ve got what you need; books are…

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Thinking of Going Vegan? Let These 2 Cookbooks be Your Guide

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Forward-thinking culinary adventures have been the main course lately, from Mark Bittman joining The Purple Carrot (a subscription service where healthy, premeasured vegan ingredients are delivered to your door) to Panera Bread announcing  that they are adding more plant-based ingredients to their menu in an effort to keep their guests healthy and happy and to lighten the load on the environment. In my own kitchen, I recently jumped on the “Meatless Monday” bandwagon—and then, as an experiment of sorts, I decided to try eating vegan twice a week. I never could have done this successfully without the help of two fantastic books, and I’ll definitely be using them for some delicious vegan Thanksgiving side dishes. Miyoko Schinner’s The Homemade Vegan…

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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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