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Drew Smith's Oyster: A Gastronomic History offers readers a global view of the oyster, tracing its role in cooking, art, literature, and politics from the dawn of time to the present day. Oysters have inspired chefs, painters, and writers alike, have sustained communities financially and ecologically, and have loomed large in legend and history. Using the oyster as the central theme, Smith has organized the book around time periods and geographical locations, looking at the oyster's influence through colorful anecdotes, eye-opening scientific facts, and a wide array of visuals. The book also includes fifty recipes--traditional country dishes and contemporary examples from some of the best restaurants in the world. Renowned French chef Raymond Blanc calls Oyster "a brilliant crusade for the oyster that shows how food has shaped our history, art, literature, law-making, culture, and of course love-making and cuisine."
Wine-lovers appreciate not just the taste of wine and the pleasure it gives them, they also enjoy the lifestyle and culture associated with it and the values it conveys. Both a handbook and an illustrated history, this new guide offers all readers--from novice to professional--the keys to fully appreciating Bordeaux wines and their rich culture. Explore the wine châteaux, the Bordeaux wine trade, the art of wine blending, the rules of tasting, and the best food-and-wine pairings, as written by the world-renowned experts of the Bordeaux Wine School. This comprehensive guide to great wines, terroirs, and grape varieties includes a wealth of illustrations--lush photographs as well as original drawings, maps, charts, tables, and diagrams (plus links to 40 instructive videos)--that make this book essential reading for all wine-lovers.
Food in Vogue collects the most striking, mouthwatering food photography and finest food writing from one of the most respected magazines in the world. Combining legendary essays by longtime Vogue food critic Jeffrey Steingarten, as well as contributions from rising food writers such as Tamar Adler and Oliver Strand, with original behind-the-scenes interviews, the book pairs portraits of world-renowned or rising chefs along with iconic food photography, much of it shot by Irving Penn and conceived by editor Phyllis Posnick. Food in Vogue examines how Vogue’s relationship with and treatment of food has changed in its pages through lavish and challenging food photographs and its career-defining interviews with the world’s hottest chefs. Food in Vogue is more than a book about food. It’s a book about trends, fashion, and culture, told through the world’s common language.
In Rosé All Day, wine writer Katherine Cole takes us on an entertaining survey of the history of the wine, moving from the goblets of King Louis XIV to the vineyards of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Cole explains in detail how rosé is created and then tells us where to find the good stuff. The book invites readers to journey from the sunny vineyards of southern France to the idyllic hillsides of Italy and beyond. Organized by region, each chapter includes an overview of the general characteristics of the area’s wine, profiles of exciting producers, and tasting notes, along with specific recommendations for wines to taste. With atmospheric regional descriptions, savvy advice on wines to buy, creative food pairing suggestions, and pretty-in-pink illustrations, Rosé All Day is a colorful, spirited, essential resource that is sure to quench any wine-lover’s thirst.
Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and a vintage store. She is also a legendary “picker” and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Phillip Sweet, and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City Farmhouse Style, Leggett offers great style advice, breaking down the design vocabulary that makes for fresh country style (no matter the setting). The popularity of farmhouse style has designers, homeowners, and fans in search of inspiration to create this look in all its rural glory. City Farmhouse Style is the first design book of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors with unfussy, welcoming, country-style decor.
What is the most unforgettable place you’ve ever taken a refreshing sip of a cold beer? In Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die, Chris Santella explores the best destinations to crack open a cold one, reflect on the day, and take in the scenery. The book features the world’s top locations for imbibing, from beautiful landscapes to beer festivals, breweries, classic drinking establishments, and brand-new, under-the-radar spots. With a mix of national and international places to visit--Asheville, Denver, Prague, Munich, Vienna, and more--as well as firsthand accounts from contributors such as Jim Koch (founder of Boston Brewing Company/Samuel Adams) and Joe Wiebe (author of CraftBeer Revolution), this book will make you want to trek to each must-see destination. Packed with beautiful, vibrant photographs that bring each locale to life, Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die will leave you craving barley and hops and eagerly planning your next trip.
Men and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Coggins explores the history of men’s style and learns from some of the most notable tastemakers in the industry and beyond. Its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made as young men, and how they emerged to become better men. Some of the most dapper men in the world discuss bad mustaches, misguided cologne choices, and unfortunate prom tuxedos. All the men here have arrived at a place in the world and have a keen understanding about how they fit in it. Men and Style celebrates singular men who’ve lived well and can tell us about how they earned their worldview. They’re smart enough to absorb the wisdom that’s hidden in the world, and even smarter to wear that wisdom lightly.
Allegra Hicks: An Eye for Design examines textile, interior, and fashion designer Allegra Hicks’ approach to design and luxury. The book retraces the genesis of her patterns over the past decades of her work. Season by season, Hicks presents her original textile and pattern designs alongside beautiful photography of interiors, landscapes, and unexpected points of nature. Essays on design, color, and seasonal elements will inspire readers to look at interiors and fabrics in a new and different way. Pairing original textile and pattern designs with inspiring photography of interiors and landscapes, the book is an internal voyage through Allegra Hicks’ mind.
Cool breezes, miles of pristine beaches, and vast, open farmland have long attracted visitors to Long Island’s South Fork, known worldwide as “The Hamptons.” Residents in picturesque seaside communities from Southampton to Montauk are calling upon world-class designers to fine-tune their visions, giving rise to a fresh design vernacular: homes that are testaments to what can be achieved when inspired by the natural beauty of a unique locale--and when imagination is one’s only limitation. Out East captures the enduring appeal of shingled houses, modernist oceanfront designs, artists’ compounds, and Montauk surf shacks. Jennifer Ash Rudick, a long-time Southampton resident, leads an insider’s tour of more than 25 houses, cottages, and pool houses. Tria Giovan, a Sag Harbor–based photographer, captures extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, farmhouses, and converted barns.
Designer Nathan Turner’s style is synonymous with the easy glam of California living. His first book introduced readers to his casual American style and chic design sense. Now, he has written a love letter to his home state in I Love California. This book is a journey up and down Highway 1 that takes readers from the redwoods north of San Francisco to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and the beaches of Southern California. Simple recipes and tips for entertaining are featured alongside never-before-seen interiors. Lavish photographs capture the homes, people, and food of each unique location in glorious, sun-drenched detail. This book even includes Turner’s signature recipes for California comfort food, like his family’s cioppino, marinated tri-tip steak, Mexican chocolate cake, and more. More than just a design book, I Love California will appeal to all readers--whether they’re entertaining friends and dining with family or just wishing to visit the sun-dappled coast. As Nathan says, “The recipes and decor here are inspired by my home state, but really it’s a state of mind.” Now you can create this dreamy California lifestyle anywhere.
Slim Aarons has established his place in the pantheon of great postwar photographers. It was Aarons who, carrying out his self-described mission to document "attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places," perfected, if not invented, the environmental portrait while photographing the international elite in their exclusive playgrounds during the jet-set decades of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. This luxurious book is the ultimate insider's view of the lifestyles of the wealthy, privileged, and powerful. Presenting Hollywood royalty, European aristocracy, the grande dames of high society, captains of industry, media moguls, statesmen, and other luminaries of various stripes across a vast geography of opulent and glamorous settings, Aarons's photographs--some 250 of which are included here--define the Beautiful People and document a lost era of style, grace, and grandeur.
From its inception in 1913, through the Jazz Age and the Depression, to its reincarnation in the boom-boom Reagan years, to the image-saturated Information Age, "Vanity Fair" magazine has presented the modern era as it has unfolded, using wit, imagination, peerless literary narrative, and bold, groundbreaking imagery from the greatest photographers, artists, and illustrators of the day. This sumptuous book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world as seen by the magazine.
Subtitled "Great Fashion Designers at Home," "Beyond Chic" takes us--via the lens of acclaimed photographer Ivan Terestchenko--into the homes of not just designers but also stylists and muses. Among the residences revealed are those of Giorgio Armani, Manolo Blahnik, Nicole Farhi, and Loulou de la Falaise.
Palm Beach interiors have long reflected the travels, penchants, and whimsies of the town’s worldly inhabitants. Today, residents of this tiny barrier island call upon world-class designers to create homes that are testaments to what can be achieved when inspired by the natural beauty of a unique locale and when imagination is one’s only limitation. In Palm Beach Chic, Jennifer Ash Rudick leads the tour of newly restored Mediterranean Revival houses by Mizner, Fatio, and Volk; charming cottages, Moorish casbahs, and vintage condos. Lush photographs capture extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, a rustic ranch, and simple pastel houses sheltered by dense thickets of Norfolk pines and age-old banyans. It is this eclectic mix of old and new, of Spanish and Caribbean, of contemporary design and sun-faded WASP thrift, that makes Palm Beach chic.
At Château Angélus, in the heart of Saint-Émilion in France, the vine and the wine are a religion, a passion shared by the Boüard de Laforest family since 1782. Here is the story of the family, the land, and their exceptional wines. In 2012, Château Angélus was promoted to Premier Grand Cru classé “A,” today, the winery itself is being reinvented: A new château is being built using traditional artisan techniques, with a new bell tower made from the local limestone. With exceptional photographs of the vineyards, the winery, and the renovation and restoration of Château Angélus, this tale of great wine is brought to life.
Layers of pattern bring serious style to any interior. Prints Charming archives famous shelter magazines like no other, showing readers how to choose and use pattern (whether on upholstered furniture, walls, and floors, or in curtains, rugs, and accessories) to create gorgeous room designs and personalize a space. Each curated page is delightfully illustrated with inspiring images and curated rooms.
Alfie wants to participate in the best parts of being a kid, from his friend Antoinette’s birthday party to the relay races at school. But his shyness keeps him from engaging. When Alfie wakes up with That Feeling on the morning of yet another big event--the underwater costume parade--his mom takes him to the aquarium. There, Alfie meets a starfish who shines so boldly Alfie feels small. But suddenly, a tiny clownfish swims up to Alfie for a quick hello and retreats again. Alfie begins to understand that there’s a happy medium between hiding away and being the star, and that he needs to come out of hiding every once and awhile to make meaningful connections.
Yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds teams up with author and certified Yoga instructor Susan Verde in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of Yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it.
It’s Ida’s first day of school. She carries her new lunch box and a long, blue string with her special friend Dotty attached to it. A big, colorfully spotted pal with horns, Dotty just happens to be invisible. On that first day of school, Ida and Dotty find out there are plenty of other imaginary friends in attendance. But as the year passes and fewer and fewer imaginary friends come to class, Ida begins to wonder if Dotty is welcome at school anymore.
Whale swims through the ocean all day, wearing a poster advertising the big upcoming art exhibition. He visits the eel who wriggles abstract patterns in the sand, the squid who paints with ink, and the hammerhead shark who builds sculptures from salvage. Whale sees his friends' confidence and creativity and wishes he could be an artist too, but he doesn't know what to make and insists he's too ungainly to create art. Then one day, with the unexpected help of some bioluminescent plankton, he discovers his own distinct point of view and talent. From the award-winning author-illustrator of What Animals Really Like, hailed by School Library Journal as "sublime silliness," comes another inspiring tale about defying expectation and finding the artist within.
Join Sally as she experiences new friends, new smells, and new games on her seashore adventure. Adapted from the classic picture book Sally Goes to the Beach and illustrated in Huneck's frame-worthy art, this simplified text is perfect for animal-loving beach babies.
This charming picture book by the team that created City I Love introduces readers to playwriting and performing while sharing a unique and tender story of friendship. Best friends Kyle and Katie do everything together. When Kyle decides to write a play about a full moon, Katie decides she will write one about a star. But it is always more fun to do things together, so when they decide to combine their two plays to create Full Moon and Star, the outcome is a beautiful collaboration and an over-the-moon testament to their friendship.
It’s hard to be discreet when you’re a whale (or a preschooler). With relatable obviousness, Whaley Whale engages in a lighthearted game of hide-and-seek with the reader. Is she on the table? Is she behind the door? This methodical progression builds an anticipation that delights young readers, while the unmistakable foreshadowing keeps parents giggling along.