Author: Jenny Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2016-04-28
A free extract from the exciting new novel The Sunshine and Biscotti Club from Jenny Oliver. The ovens are pre-heating, the Prosecco is chilling...and The Sunshine and Biscotti Club is nearly ready to open its doors. But the guests have other things on their minds...
Author: Jenny Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2014-05-22
'You know you're in for a treat when you open a Jenny Oliver book' Debbie Johnson A Vera Wang dress, the reception at a sophisticated London venue, and a guest list that reads like a society gossip column are all the ingredients of Anna Whitehall’s perfect wedding that never was...
Author: Milly Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-06-16
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLING AUTHOR! New beginnings, old secrets, and a place to call home - escape to Wildflower Cottage for love, laughter and friendship … Viv arrives at Wildflower Cottage, a tumbledown animal sanctuary, for the summer. Her job is to help with the admin, but the truth is she is here for something much closer to her heart. Geraldine runs the Wildflower Cottage sanctuary. She escaped from her past to find happiness here, but now her place of refuge is about to come under threat. Can she keep her history at bay and her future safe? Two women join forces for one shared cause - with unexpected results ... Milly Johnson writes from the heart about the universal issues of friendship, family, betrayal, rather nice food and a little bit of that magic in life that sometimes visits the unsuspecting. The perfect escapist read!
An exciting, inspiring, and beautiful food-gift guide for crafty cooks and food-DIY fans In Food Gift Love, Maggie Battista, a food-gift guru and rising star of the blog world, celebrates her expertise in and enthusiasm for small-batch, hand-crafted foods. She features 100 memorable, edible gifts for any occasion with simple, delicious recipes, detailed wrapping instructions, and stunning photography. There are countless ways to share the pleasures of food with people you care about—from simple homemade infused salts and sugars to instant-gratification gifts like fresh ricotta and flavored butters; from jams, pickles, and vinaigrettes to irresistible cookies, desserts, savories, and spirits that will impress fellow food fans. There’s helpful information for creating your own Food Gift Love pantry at home as well as creative guidance on how to wrap food gifts with style. This book will inspire cooks, food-lovers, and DIY fans to be year-round food gifters.
No one writes about Italian-American families with the humor, warmth, and heart of Peter Pezzelli. Now, with Francesca's Kitchen, he delivers another winning novel about how much we need the closeness of family--even if we don't know it. Where There's Food, There's Family For years, Francesca Campanile was the queen of her home. Standing in her Rhode Island kitchen, making sauce from sun-ripened tomatoes, dropping in basil from her garden, and adding fresh onion, Francesca dispensed advice as liberally as she did the garlic, arguing nonstop with her son and two daughters. It was wonderful. But now, her children and their children have moved away. And for the widowed Francesca, no longer having a family around to pester, annoy, guide, love, harangue and, of course, cook for, makes her feel useless. Who is she without them? What she needs is another family that needs her, and when she sees Loretta Simmons's ad in the Providence paper for a part-time nanny, she's sure she's found it. All the single mom wants is someone to fill in for a few hours a day. But it's obvious to Francesca that Loretta and her kids need more--a lot more. Loretta's struggling to make ends meet. Every man she brings home is a disaster. And her kids could definitely use some guidance--and a little lasagna, frankly. In these frazzled, disconnected people, Francesca senses a hunger and loneliness as deep as her own. It's time for Francesca to work her magic--if she can--and the best place to start is the kitchen. . . Funny and moving, with a heroine to adore, Francesca's Kitchen is a delicious story about sharing love, life, advice, and, above all, food. Peter Pezzelli was born and raised in Rhode Island. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he lives with his wife, two children and their dog in Rhode Island where, most days, he is busy at work on his next novel. Every Sunday, however, if he's not riding his bike, you'll find him and his family at the dinner table, enjoying a plate of rabes and sausage, or a nice fritatta, or some other favorite Italian dish cooked up by his wife. Praise for the Novels of Peter Pezzelli Every Sunday "A sweet, brave, and funny novel--with a heart as big as the entire state of Rhode Island." --Claire Cook, author of Must Love Dogs Home To Italy A BookSense Pick! "A beautiful novel. . .Peter Pezzelli captures the warmth of Italy--family, friendships, and food--invites us into the world of his wonderful characters, and takes us full circle on a journey of life and love." --Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author "Bighearted and wise, Home to Italy is a charming ode to the romance of new beginnings and the Italian gusto for life. Peter Pezzelli's tale of a widower who returns to his childhood town in Abruzzo to rebuild his life, only to be struck by the legendary thunderbolt of love, is a continuous delight."--Louisa Ermelino, author of Joey Dee Gets Wise "With heartwarming touches of humor, Home to Italy reaffirms that life can always be renewed. This is a wonderfully satisfying romance that brings to life the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy." --Romantic Times "A warmhearted novel, perfect for an autumn evening in front of the fire." --Litchfield Enquirer
Author: Sara Forte
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Sprouted Kitchen food blogger Sara Forte showcases 100 tempting recipes that take advantage of fresh produce, whole grains, lean proteins, and natural sweeteners—with vivid flavors and seasonal simplicity at the forefront. Sara Forte is a food-loving, wellness-craving veggie enthusiast who relishes sharing a wholesome meal with friends and family. The Sprouted Kitchen features 100 of her most mouthwatering recipes. Richly illustrated by her photographer husband, Hugh Forte, this bright, vivid book celebrates the simple beauty of seasonal foods with original recipes—plus a few favorites from her popular Sprouted Kitchen food blog tossed in for good measure. The collection features tasty snacks on the go like Granola Protein Bars, gluten-free brunch options like Cornmeal Cakes with Cherry Compote, dinner party dishes like Seared Scallops on Black Quinoa with Pomegranate Gastrique, “meaty” vegetarian meals like Beer Bean– and Cotija-Stuffed Poblanos, and sweet treats like Cocoa Hazelnut Cupcakes. From breakfast to dinner, snack time to happy hour, The Sprouted Kitchen will help you sneak a bit of delicious indulgence in among the vegetables.
Love is just an elevator ride away.... Sofia isn't exactly running away from love, but she has other priorities. Still, she can't help but notice her new neighbor, Jamie, in the elevator every morning. Her first impression tells her he's totally type-A and way too serious to be any fun at all. But try as she might, Sofia can't deny that he's tall, well-dressed, and handsome--and he smells so good. What Sofia doesn't know is that Jamie's been wondering about her, too. He can't seem to get her out of his mind--she's young and gorgeous, but he thinks she might be a little crazy. Jamie and Sofia quickly learn that first impressions can't always be trusted, and sometimes opposites really do attract. Thirty Postcards Away is a fun, sexy, urban tale of friendship, exes, chance meetings, forgiveness...and elevators.
In 1998 Lee Zalben opened Peanut Butter & Co., a sandwich shop in Greenwich Village that served only peanut butter sandwiches. He never looked back. The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook is a collection of over 80 recipes, sprinkled with informative sidebars, trivia, quotes and more. Finally, the long-secret recipe for The Elvis-grilled peanut butter sandwich stuffed with bacon, bananas and honey-sees the light of day. Mmm.