Book Reviews February 2017
A RAINBOW OF SMOOTHIE BOWLS
A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls, by Leigh Weingus, is a cookbook that features more than 100 amazing creations and 40+ gorgeous, full-color photos. Page by page, this book serves up flavorful treats that are as nutritious as they are beautiful. In just a few simple steps, you’ll combine colorful fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds to make delicious and healthy smoothie bowls like Strawberry Lemonade, Nutty Avaocado Raspberry, Very Berry Mango, Peach Cobbler, Apple Pie and more. A smoothie bowl is a form of creative and delicious expression. Taste and see!
THE JOY OF IPHOTOGRAPHY
The iPhone is the most amazing camera you’ll ever have, not because of megapixels or any other technical measure, but because it’s always there. You use it so naturally, you don’t even think of it as photography. The Joy of iPhotography shows you the best ways to approach every possible subject with your iPhone, offering tips as clear and simple as the iPhone’s interface. Forget all the tech-talk about workflow and archiving… Apple has created a camera that takes care of this for us. It’s time to take great photos, and this book will give you all the tips and tricks you need to do so, as well as some great effects that you won’t find on Instagram (but your followers will absolutely love).
A SHERRY & A LITTLE TAPAS
In A Sherry & a Little Plate of Tapas, Kay Plunkett-Hogge tells the story of tapas and its companion libation, sherry, and shares easy to prepare recipes. This book has 80 great recipes for cold and cooked tapas, including things on sticks, things on toast and delicious bites that can be assembled or cooked quickly and are great to share. It also explores the mystery of Sherry, including its history, how it’s made, the five different types, pairing principles and more. Beautiful photographs throughout the book bring the ideas presented to life.
Featuring fabulous recipes from the UK’s best restaurants, plus tips and techniques from the country’s top chefs, GQ Eats is the ultimate cookbook for men who love to cook and eat and includes contributions from Michelin-starred chefs Heston Blumenthal, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing through to TV chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Get inspiration for any occasion, ranging from Boy’s Night In to Michelin-star Meals Made Easy and Rock ‘N’ Roll Roasts. Just don’t forget to save room for the best breakfasts, perfect picnics, simple salads, delectable desserts and cocktails to die for.
As Judith Miller explains in the introduction to her book Art Deco: Living with the Art Deco Style, Art Deco completely transformed all branches of design, from the arts to product design, fashion, graphic design and architecture. Miller’s book explores all the key collecting areas, with chapters on furniture, glass, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, silver and jewelry, prints and posters, rugs and textiles. With clear price codes and biographies of key makers and designers, the book also contains features comparing ranges of items from makers and factories.
REMEMBERING WHAT MATTERS
Remembering What Matters, by Suzy LaForge, features 10 inspiring stories of dementia patients and their families that demonstrate that those with dementia still have much to contribute and much to teach all of us. While a diagnosis of dementia may seem like “the end,” it can actually be the beginning of unexpected mercy, forgiveness, empathy and purpose. The patients featured in the book are from Amazing Place, Houston’s only five-day-a-week program exclusively devoted to adults with mild to moderate dementia, where Suzy LaForge is the marketing director and volunteer art instructor. She is grateful to tell the stories of those who are served there.