Once Upon a Chef, by Jennifer Segal

Staff Pick

Reading this cookbook is like having your best friend in the kitchen whispering in your ear and sharing her secrets, for instance: "don't be tempted to use more of this ingredient or it will turn out too thick." Or, for the mouth-watering beef tenderloin with horseradish cream sauce: "I know it can be nerve-wracking to cook an expensive cut of meat like this but if you use a meat thermometer..." These recipes are the ones I turn to night after night. And if I have more time, there are 30 leisurely "weekend" recipes to try. Segal includes freezer-friendly instructions and her own gorgeous photographs of each dish. This cookbook will help even the mediocre cook turn out memorable, delicious meals. 



Once Upon a Chef: Weeknight/Weekend: 70 Quick-Fix Weeknight Dinners + 30 Luscious Weekend Recipes: A Cookbook By Jennifer Segal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593231838
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 14th, 2021

Group, by Christie Tate

Staff Pick

With brutal honesty, Tate writes about the good, bad, and the ugly in her life. She may have graduated first in law school and been a professional success, but her personal life was a mess. Tate talks about contemplating suicide, her meaningless one night stands, her lack of real friendships, and recounts other heart-breaking stories. She takes a chance on group therapy, first attending one group and then another. Her non-traditional therapist encourages Tate to bare her soul and Tate recounts the process and all the bravery it entails. 

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life By Christie Tate Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982154615
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

Oh She Glows for Dinner, by Angela Liddon

Staff Pick

I swore that I would never buy another cookbook, but one glance at these pages and I was ready to purchase. There are lots of scrumptious recipes that will please every palette including those of vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, and nut-free eaters. Many dishes are both company-worthy and easy to make on a hectic day. Some of my favorites are: warm roasted asparagus and baby potato salad with French green lentils; zesty lime, cayenne chickpea, and sweet potato salad; Hungarian mushroom and wild rice stew. With gorgeous photos, easy to follow directions, and information galore, this cookbook will be a go-to for years to come.

Oh She Glows for Dinner: Nourishing Plant-Based Meals to Keep You Glowing By Angela Liddon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593083673
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Published: Avery - October 13th, 2020