Classic Calligraphy for Beginners: Essential Step-By-Step Techniques for Copperplate... by Younghae ChungWhat's inside: detailed step-by-step instructions for beginners who want to learn two classic calligraphy styles, Copperplate and Spencerian; color photos; recommended tools and supplies; troubleshooting tips.
Projects include: Personalized Menu, Bookmark, Addressing Envelopes, Cake Topper, Garden Labels, "Welcome" Wooden Signage.
Tomato Love: 44 Mouthwatering Recipes for Salads, Sauces, Stews, and More by Joy HowardWhat's inside: everyday recipes for breakfast, snacks, salads, soups, and mains that use tomatoes of all sorts, fresh, sun-dried, canned, etc.
Recipes include: Caprese Pasta Salad with Salami, Spicy Gazpacho, Fall Vegetable Curry, Worth-the-Wait Pot Roast, No-Cook Tomato Sauce.
Read this next: For a fun historical look at the popular fruit, check out Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World by William Alexander.
How to Zoom Your Room: Room Rater's Ultimate Style Guide by Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey; illustrations by Chris MorrisWhat it is: an entertaining, user-friendly guide with examples and charming illustrations that shows readers how to curate their webcam backgrounds.
Don't miss: the top 25 décor items, common violations (including unsightly cords), alternative setups, bookshelf help, and tips for better lighting and webcam angles.
Author buzz: Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey created the Room Rater Twitter account, which went viral at the start of the pandemic.
Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew by Michael W. TwittyWhat it is: a fascinating and thought-provoking combination of memoir, cookbook, and exploration of African Jewish cooking.
Recipes include: Koshersoul Spring Rolls, Black-Eyed Pea Hummus, Matzo Meal Fried Chicken, Berbere Brisket, Okra Gumbo, Yam Kugel.
Series alert: Koshersoul is the 2nd in a planned trilogy focusing on the intersection of food and identity; it follows 2018's James Beard Book of the Year Award winner The Cooking Gene.
Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies by Cathy BarrowWhat it is: a beautifully photographed cookbook that highlights versatile slab pies, which are great for crowds and families, and offers details on equipment, prep, and baking, as well as easy-to-follow instructions for a wide-variety of crusts and toppings.
Recipes include: Sausage and Biscuit Slab Pie; Asparagus, Fontina, and Pancetta Slab Pie; Curried Chicken Slab Pie; Peach Melba Slab Pie; Lemon Cream Slab Pie; Grande Mocha Cappuccino Slab Pie.
Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate by Lauren KoWhat's inside: vibrant color photos plus instructions for making 50 of Instagram star Lauren Ko's geometrically intricate tarts and pies.
Savory and sweet: recipes have creative flavor combinations like the Mother of Swirl (spicy maple nut pie with a dragon fruit crust) and the Herb Appeal (sausage and sun-dried tomato pie with a carrot crust).
Doughs include: Basic Pie Dough, Blueberry Pie Dough, Spinach Pie Dough, Nutella Pie Dough, Whole Wheat Cheddar Pie Dough.
The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies by Erin Jeanne McDowellWhat's inside: an appealing guide to pie that covers equipment, ingredients, toppings, and more, as well as over 100 recipes and variations.
Doughs include: Gluten-Free Pie Dough, Caramelized Pie Crust, Basic Nut Crust, Phyllo Dough Crust, Herby Olive Oil Press-In Crust.
Pies include: Mixed-Berry Hand Pies, Classic Key Lime Pie, Birthday Cake Pie, Breakfast Pie, Green Veggie Quiche, Reuben Pie.
Pie Academy: Master the Perfect Crust and 255 Amazing Fillings, with Fruits, Nuts, Creams... by Ken HaedrichWhat it is: a comprehensive, friendly guide for bakers of all levels that includes favorite tools and ingredients, 250 sweet recipes (including for a variety of doughs), and an illustrated, step-by-step pie-making tutorial.
Recipes include: Two-Berry Mint Pie; Cheddar-Crusted Apple Pie; Maple Pecan Pie; Amish Milk Pie; Peach Custard Pie; Fried Cherry Pies; Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie; Richard's Rice and Ricotta Pie.
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