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Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Tequila Mockingbird
Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762448652
Pour yourself a drink and brush up on your literary knowledge with this clever guidebook that pairs cherished novels with both classic and cutting-edge cocktails. No B.A. in English required
From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring sixty-five delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include:
  • The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
  • The Last of the Mojitos
  • Love in the Time of Kahlua
  • Romeo and Julep
  • A Rum of One's Own
  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita
  • Vermouth the Bell Tolls
  • and more

2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)
Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers
BookPage Best of 2013
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Stacks: The Art of Vertical Food
Stacks
The Art of Vertical Food
Paperback      ISBN: 1580080626

How do restaurant chefs make those amazing architectural dishes? Caterer, cookery teacher and former restaurateur Deborah Fabricant shows you how to cook up stacks of delicious, dramatic, edible towers. More than 50 recipes take great food to new heights.

Fix-It and Enjoy-It Potluck Heaven: 543 Stove-Top Oven Dishes That Everyone Loves
Fix-It and Enjoy-It Potluck Heaven
543 Stove-Top Oven Dishes That Everyone Loves
Paperback      ISBN: 1561487325

Imagine yourself at the world's grandest potluck meal Where to start? What to try first? That is the feast you'll experience when you open Fix-It and Enjoy-It Potluck Heaven. More than 600 recipes for stove-top and oven cooking, gathered from home cooks, fill these pages. Exhilarating and tantalizing as it is, a potluck meal quickly turns into a memory. Nor can you sample all the dishes spread before you. And you're left without a way to re-create the delicious food you've eaten. Fix-It and Enjoy-It Potluck Heaven remedies all of that Its recipes are the signature dishes of great home cooks from across the country. They are easy recipes to make--and to take. These recipes are also treats for your daily meals. They will bring your family happily to your table. Use them at home (and not just for carry-ins). The recipes work. The ingredients they call for are readily available.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Fancy Sips & Party Dips
Fancy Sips & Party Dips
Paperback      ISBN: 1935666274

Great parties are gifts from the heart, and planning an appetizers-and-drinks party doesn√t have to be complicated. This gem of a cookbook offers recipes for dips, hors d√oeuvres and drinks, so your party will be friendly, comfortable and memorable.

Williams-Sonoma Good Food to Share
Williams-Sonoma Good Food to Share
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616280719

From the founder of the popular blog The Kitchn, this lavishly photographed cookbook offers inspiring ideas and expert advice for crowd-pleasing food that's fresh and unfussy, but always delicious. The more than 100 recipes--from plentiful drinks to flavorful desserts--call for seasonal ingredients and time-savvy techniques, and are well suited to passing on large platters or in serving bowls at casual get-togethers. Throughout are helpful and engaging tips for entertaining, from selecting wines to putting together an antipasto platter. Sophisticated yet simple, these are dishes that everyone will enjoy cooking, eating, and sharing.

Sample recipes:

Drinks

White Stone-Fruit Sangria

Watermelon Mojito

Blood Orange Margarita

Fizzy Blueberry Lemonade

Lemon Verbena and Mint Tisane

Starters

Smashed Figs with Walnuts and Burrata

Crispy Five-Fragrance Calamari and Dipping Sauce

Lamb Meatballs in Lettuce Cups with Minty Yogurt

Herbed Lemon-Butter Popcorn

Maple-Bacon Spiced Nuts

Salads

Mostly Herbs Salad with Three Easy Vinaigrettes

Thai Grilled Beef Salad

Crunchy Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Endive, Radicchio, and Apple Salad

Winter Greens with Roasted Pears and Pecorino

Mains

Guinness-Braised Chicken

Fennel-Roasted Whole Salmon

Spaghetti with Five-Herb Pesto

Grilled Cornish Hens with Chimichurri

Brined Pork Loin with Apricot-Onion Mostarda

Vegetables and Sides

Braised Artichokes with Lemon, Mint, and Olives

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potato Wedges

Grilled Asparagus with Bacon Vinaigrette

Rosemary White Beans with Fontina

Skillet Cornbread

Desserts

Rustic Fruit Galette

Grilled Peaches with Cardamom Cream

Simple Vanilla Ice Cream with Roasted Grapes

Soft Chocolate Mini Cakes

Cornmeal Cake with Dulce de Leche

My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness
My Father's Daughter
Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0446557315
The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father.

As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltrow is an icon of style and good taste around the world. As a young girl eating and cooking with her father, Bruce Paltrow, she developed a passion for food that has shaped how she lives today and strengthened her belief that time with family is a priority. Now in My Father's Daughter, Paltrow shares her favorite family recipes along with personal stories of growing up with her father, Bruce Paltrow. She discusses how he has influenced her in the food she loves, how she involves her kids in cooking, and how she balances healthy food with homemade treats. And, for the first time, Paltrow offers a glimpse into her life as daughter, mother and wife, sharing her thoughts on the importance of family and togetherness.

Complete with 150 delicious ideas for breakfast, sandwiches and burgers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts, this beautifully illustrated book includes full-color photos throughout, many featuring Paltrow at home with her family and friends. My Father's Daughter is a luscious collection that will inspire readers to cook great food with the people who mean the most to them.

Come One, Come All: Easy Entertaining with Seasonal Menus
Come One, Come All
Easy Entertaining with Seasonal Menus
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0873516192

Award winner and national food authority Lee Svitak Dean provides 32 seasonal menus and over 150 recipes for just about any party or occasion in this, her first book. Guided by the ingredients and distinct seasons of the Midwest, these menus provide a game plan for all cooks: What can be done ahead? How do you get it all done at the same time? All of the menus include time-saving tips, shortcuts, and substitutions so that even the busiest among us can throw a wonderful party.

The styles of the menus range from elegant to casual chic. One winter menu, Flavors of Spain Dinner Party, includes Mixed Greens with Blood Oranges, Mediterranean Seafood Stew, Flatbread with Fresh Thyme and Black Peppercorns, and Pear Tart with Walnuts and Cheese. A simpler summer menu, Fourth of July Celebration, includes Orange Mint Iced Tea, Asian Noodles with Pea Pods and Peanut Dressing, Chicken Drumsticks with Ginger and Garlic, Grilled Vegetables with Onion Chutney, and Almond Shortbread.

Whatever the season, Come One, Come All takes the guesswork and anxiety out of planning any type of party, leaving even the cook free to enjoy good food and good friends.



A Simple Feast: A Year of Stories & Recipes to Savor & Share
A Simple Feast
A Year of Stories & Recipes to Savor & Share
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611800323
A real-life fairy tale of a cookbook with stories and recipes that celebrate the seasons, sharing food with friends, and bringing a sense of style to it all.

A beautiful cookbook destined to become an heirloom, A Simple Feast presents a year of life in food. Each chapter presents a story--apple picking, snow day, tea party, date night, rooftop barbeque, etc.--and recipes inspired by the whimsy that lies therein. The food here is simple and elegant, taking cues from the bounty of local markets and farms, embodying modern American cooking. This is a playful journey guided by the ever stylish Jewels of New York, who lead the reader through the seasons and the culinary adventures each has to offer.
What's New, Cupcake?: Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion
What's New, Cupcake?
Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion
Paperback      ISBN: 054724181x

The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, with utterly new, eye-popping creations anyone can make.
- Create a cupcake race car, a cupcake robot, or ravishing ring bling cupcakes for a birthday party.
- Surprise the family with Chinese takeout dinner cupcakes on April Fool's or serve up a goofy chocolate moose.
- Captivate Mom with a bouquet of long-stemmed mum cupcakes.
- Build sand castle cupcakes with the kids.
All you need are candies from the corner store, cake mix, and canned frosting. So what is new, Cupcake?
- Lots of EZ projects that use just a few ingredients--perfect for kids and parties.
- More pictures, brighter colors, bolder designs.
- More faux-food creations--so real you won't believe they're cupcakes
- More comical critters and the cutest pets ever
- More irresistible party centerpieces to celebrate hobbies, from golf to knitting.
- More spectacular holiday cupcakes: Valentine's, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. You'll end up with cupcakes so striking that you won't want to eat them--but so delicious you'll have no choice

The America's Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook: Kitchen-Tested Menus for Foolproof Dinner Parties
The America's Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook
Kitchen-Tested Menus for Foolproof Dinner Parties
Hardcover      ISBN: 1933615907
Takes all the guesswork out of putting together flavorful and practical menus

When you're entertaining, there's no room for failure--you want your food to deliver on taste and presentation--yet you want the recipes to be approachable enough so that you can enjoy the party, too. Menu planning is hard even for very experienced cooks, but with The America's Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook, we have taken the guesswork out of entertaining. The recipes are built and tested so that they complement each other, and all the logistics have been sorted out. You don't need to worry about oven space or temperature issues--we've done all that for you. And to keep the process stress-free, make-ahead instructions are built into individual recipes as well as each menu's game plan. Want to host a fall dinner party but don't want to get up at the crack of dawn? Try our Rustic Fall Pork Dinner. Simple ham and cheese palmiers made with puff pastry are a sure-to-impress starter, while the main course is an easy but elegant entree and side combo you can make on a sheet pan: roast pork loin with sweet potatoes and cilantro sauce. Tired of stressing out over Thanksgiving? Follow our timelines from start to finish and you'll be sipping a glass of wine along with your guests while the bird roasts. Want to bring the party outdoors? Try our Beat-the-Heat Grilled Shrimp Dinner or Dinner from the Garden. And themed menus like our Tapas Party, Pizza Night, Mexican Fiesta, and more are both fun and manageable. Stumped by appetizers but tired of serving crackers and cheese? You'll find plenty of options here, like our Simple Caramelized Onion Tart with Fig Jam, Blue Cheese, and Prosciutto (store bought pizza dough makes this a snap). Or try our contemporary take on smoked salmon canapes that features an easy creme fraiche dip, potato chips, and sliced smoked salmon. Organized around the seasons with menus that serve eight, plus a special holiday and for-a-crowd chapter, this volume is packed with tips that will help you shop and budget your time, this book is a must-have for anyone who likes to entertain.