Staff Pick

The foodways of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are a satisfying amalgam of Persian and Turkish influence with original marks of independent mountain-top cultures, in the archaeological homeland of vine. Perhaps you've heard of kachapuri, Georgia's famous calorie-bomb of bread and cheese? The cuisine in full is a whole lot healthier; a Paleo-ish mix of herbs by the fistful, ground nuts, grilled meats, dried fruits, and the most exciting vegetable preparations I know. Hercules is a London-based chef with Armenian and Ukrainian roots. Her in situ photographs,  nostalgia, and enigmatic interpretations of classics make for an ideal introduction for Western kitchens.

Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan & Beyond Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681883038
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Published: Weldon Owen - October 24th, 2017

Staff Pick

I myself am squarely in the camp of people who probably don't need to buy another book about trees as long as I live, but whether you're in that camp with me, or could stand to learn the first thing about distinguishing an oak from a maple, Around the World in 80 Trees is exceptional in every sense of the word. Divided by continent, you’ll find a fascinating introduction to each species accompanied by in situ watercolor illustrations as captivating as any children’s picture book, as scientifically attentive as any field guide. 

Around the World in 80 Trees: (The perfect gift for tree lovers) Cover Image
By Jonathan Drori, Lucille Clerc (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781786271617
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - May 29th, 2018

Staff Pick

I have rifled through every bread book we carry, and many, many more besides. Many are informative, many have eminent authors, many are utterly daunting, and Sarah Owens’ Sourdough has my heart. Her previous day job as rose gardener of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens assures 1) an amateur-friendly approach absolutely compatible with real life schedules and 2) gardening is crucial to her approach. Recipes include, yes, stunning breads, but also sourdough pastries, and cakes that circle the seasons with uncanny herb pairings, seasonal fruit, and a stunning array of savory options.

Sourdough: Recipes for Rustic Fermented Breads, Sweets, Savories, and More Cover Image
By Sarah Owens, Ngoc Minh Ngo (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781611802382
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Published: Roost Books - November 3rd, 2015