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The unbridled enthusiasm for cool creamy deliciousness that makes San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery so amazing is apparent on every page of this sweet cookbook. The devotion to fresh, local ingredients and the passion for experimentation and flavor personalization will inspire you to create delectable and unique ice creams and treats.
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Nici
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Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781607741848
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 17th, 2012

Cantaloupe Ginger! Apricot Jasmine! Peach Lavender! Are you drooling yet? People’s Pops in Brooklyn is a little far to travel for the perfect popsicle, but you can now make your own with this delightful recipe book. Unexpected pairings like sweet fruits with earthy herbs make for surprisingly refreshing treats, just in time for summer. You can also learn how to make People’s signature shaved ice with fruity syrups like lemon and plum. Make big batches and enjoy all summer long.
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Andrea
People's Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn's Coolest Pop Shop Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607742111
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 5th, 2012

The recent revival of canning, pickling, and preserving has resulted in numerous cookbooks on the subject, but this is the first from a Michelin-starred chef. Paul Virant, of Chicago’s Vie restaurant, shares his passion for preserves in this vibrant book. His enthusiasm is enough to make anyone start gathering jars, but the breadth of his recipes—like aigre-doux, peach saffron jam, and pickled ramps—go far beyond Grandma’s jams and jellies.
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S.B.
The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-Doux Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781607741008
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 3rd, 2012

Tsoknyi Rinpoche—one of the most beloved of the contemporary generation of Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters—explains that a life free of fear, pain, insecurity, and doubt is not only possible, it’s our birthright. We long for peace, for the ability to love and be loved openly and freely, and for the confidence and clarity to meet the various challenges we face in our daily lives. “Rinpoche’s infectious spiritual energy, enthusiasm and insight will still prove relevant for anyone with an open mind and a willingness to project peace and goodness inward and outward. Centered serenity from one of the greats.” —Kirkus Reviews
Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780307888204
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Published: Harmony - April 3rd, 2012

I can’t wait for the release of Kate Bornstein’s memoir! Queer activist, gender outlaw, and all-around stellar human, Bornstein has been one of my heroes since I discovered Gender Outlaw way back in the day. I’ve heard her story in person at many workshops and speaking events over the years, but it will no doubt be a treat to see it recounted in more luscious detail, with Bornstein’s characteristic style, heart, and humor.
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Bucket
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ISBN: 9780807001653
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - May 1st, 2012

In American Grown, First Lady Michelle Obama not only tells the story of the White House kitchen garden, but also explores how increased access to healthy, affordable food can promote better eating habits and improve the health of families and communities across America. Mrs. Obama describes how her daughters Sasha and Malia were catalysts for change in her own family’s eating behavior, which inspired Mrs. Obama to plant an edible garden on the South Lawn—the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s “Victory Garden” planted during World War II.
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780307956026
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 29th, 2012

In Handmade Houses, 100 years of information on environmentally friendly building are presented in a rich format of photos and text. This book brings the topic back to its roots and progresses to the reclaimed look that is popular today. Full of inspiration, interviews, and history, it’s perfect for anyone who appreciates architecture. With its numerous ideas for materials and designs, it’s also ideal for anyone interested in building their own handmade house.
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Nate
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Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design Cover Image
By Richard Olsen, Lucy Goodhart (Photographer), Kodiak Greenwood (Photographer)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847838455
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - March 20th, 2012

This beautiful new book showcases my favorite architectural style: Spanish Colonial Revival. The distinctive stucco walls, recessed doors, courtyard gardens, colorful tiles, and wrought-iron work are on full display. “In The California Casa, Douglas Woods has authored a love letter of sorts to Spanish Colonial Revival. The book showcases several exceptional homes through more than 300 photographs, revealing the elements unique to the beloved architectural form.” —The Daily News     
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S.B.
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By Douglas Woods, Melba Levick (Photographer), M. Brian Tichenor (Introduction by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780847838493
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - March 6th, 2012

This eminently important book is a progress report for the field of neuroscience. Plainly stated: you are your brain, and your world is only what your brain tells you it is. Eagleman’s exposition of this reality is simply mind blowing. From the history of the field, to the absolutely cosmic scale of its discoveries, Incognito will fill you with awe and change the way you see yourself and the world.
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Joe
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ISBN: 9780307389923
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2012

There is no other historical writer like Erik Larson. He goes to great lengths to present the diary entries, letters, and other accounts from his research in such a candid, prose-like manner that one cannot help but forget that one is in fact reading nonfiction. In the Garden of Beasts brings to life the lurid contrast between the “roaring ’20s” feel of 1930s Berlin and the juggernaut of the Third Reich’s growing menace.

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Kimberly
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307408853
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Published: Broadway Books - May 1st, 2012

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