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Eating in Color 9781617690297
Eating in Color 9781617690297

At the start of the New Year there is a significant amount of pressure and expectation from books, magazines, blog posts, newspapers and, perhaps, even from your most helpful (not HELPFUL) friend to lose ____ amount of weight in ____ amount of days. And, don’t get us wrong, we appreciate the reminder because we have been eating an impressively unhealthy amount of sweet, buttery, fatty foods for two blissful weeks. But, sometimes it's is difficult to get motivated when all you want to do is curl up into your snuggie and watch bad reruns of your favourite 90's television show. Luckily, the beautiful Abrams book EATING IN COLOR has arrived just in time to help ease us back into a healthy and clean lifestyle.  In EATING IN COLOR, registered dietitian and bestselling author Frances Largeman-Roth offers home cooks an easy, fun plan for utilizing the color spectrum to bring more vividly hued food to the table. From deep green kale to vermilion beets, Eating in Color showcases vibrant, delicious foods that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, some cancers, diabetes, and obesity. Avocados, tomatoes, farro, blueberries, and more shine in stunning photographs of 90 color-coded, family-friendly recipes, ranging from Caramelized Red Onion and Fig Pizza to Cran-Apple Tarte Tatin. Clear preparation instructions and nutritional information make this an essential resource for eating well while eating healthy (read more at abramsbooks.com).

Want to know more? Here's the stunning trailer:

What better way to start the new year than with a gorgeous cookbook that gently encourages healthy eating without the pressure of losing weight. Sounds perfect to us!

Eating in Color Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family

Authors: By Frances Largeman-Roth, photographs by Quentin Bacon Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang EAN: 9781617690297 Publishing Date: 1/7/2014 Trim Size: 8 x 9 Cover: Hardcover Illustrations: 50 color illustrations

Terrific Reviews for Alan Weisman's COUNTDOWN

“Spirited descriptions, a firm grasp of complex material, and a bomb defuser’s steady precision make for a riveting read….Weisman’s cogent and forthright global inquiry, a major work, delineates how education, women’s equality, and family planning can curb poverty, thirst, hunger, and environmental destruction. Rigorous and provoking.” Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)

“In Countdown, Alan Weisman, a journalist probing whether a sustainable balance between nature and the human population can be achieved, offers a key message to guide future action. He says that no matter what environmental, environmental, ecological, or social problem we face, it will be easier to solve with fewer people….Weisman’s book…offers hope.” Hania Zlotnik, Nature

“Countdown is [Weisman’s] bold, troubling, and often inspiring search for ways to save ourselves.” Julia Holmes, Men’s Journal

“This is not a jeremiad but a realistic, vividly detailed exploration of the greatest problem facing our species.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Provocative and sobering, this vividly reported book raises profound concerns about our future.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

9780316097758

COUNTDOWN: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

By Alan Weisman

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Price: $31.00 CAN

Pages: 528

Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"

ISBN-13: 9780316097758

On Sale Date: 09/24/2013

 

 

 

Read More At: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/alan-weisman/countdown/9780316097758/#details. 

Hot Pink Apron Features Sterling Author Terry Walters

Earlier this week, contributor Michelle Shipley of the new and sassy online food mag Hot Pink Apron sat down with Clean Eating guru and notable Sterling author, Terry Walters to talk “chop." * Walters' excellent additions to Sterling's impressive culinary roster, Clean Food (9781454900108) and Clean Start (9781402779053), are among our favourite cookbooks here in the Manda offices,  so we’re excited to share this story with you.

As summer now officially grips us in its unrelenting hot and sticky bear hug, this article couldn’t have come at a better time since the movement focuses on fresh and and locally-grown and as-unprocessed-as-possible ingredients, and how Clean Eating can be tailored to what is reasonable and practical to each reader.

If you've heard about Clean Eating and are interested in learning more, summer presents a perfect opportunity to experiment since gardens and farmers markets are abundant with delicious options.  If you haven’t, this piece is a great introduction on what clean eating is all about.

As a bonus, two mouth-watering recipes are included. Check it out here!

Um, when's lunch?

*Sorry, I can't resist food puns.

Exciting New Publisher!

page street logoIt isn't every day you get to be on board for the launch of a publisher's very first season, especially not one made up of people brimming with such enthusiasm, experience, and vision. To say that we are excited about Page Street Publishing here at Manda would be an understatement, and when you see the books on offer this upcoming season you'll immediately understand why. The logo for Page Street Publishing is an old printing press block belonging to the publisher Will Kiester's father, and it is the perfect symbol for a company that is devoted to the fading tradition of bookmaking as an art form. The books are exceptional; the aesthetic is clean, crisp, and vibrant - crafted with attention to detail that is characteristic of true quality.  The lifestyle authors are incredible at what they do whether it's cooking, baking, or taking care of chickens.

Will Kiester is keeping it current, making books that are inspirational, affordable, beautiful, and useful.  And this is just the first list for their very first season! I can't wait to see what they have for us next. Here are a few examples of this season's upcoming titles to keep you satiated.

baking-by-hand-make-the-best-artisanal-breads-and-pastries-better-without-a-mixerSimply delicious! Baking by Hand by Andy and Jackie King contains baking techniques and 100 recipes on how to make everything from sourdough to Rhubarb Ginger treats. It's also from world class professional bakers who own their own artisan bakery.

the truly healthy family cookbook Tina Ruggiero knows what it's like to be sick of the next diet craze and to crave a nutritional guide to healthy family-friendly food. The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook has more than 150 recipes from the Gourmet Nutritionist who is the health correspondent for NBC, Daytime and Fox!

bake and destroyYou will LOVE Natalie Slater and her quirky, rockabilly-inspired recipes from the kid friendly Crouching Cornbread, Hidden Broccoli to the delicious Burger Time Whoopie Pie. Hilarious, one-of-a-kind, and so yummy describes Bake and Destroy perfectly.

 

 

The Best New Fall Titles from GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS

From heartfelt stories of rescued dogs who became superstars to simple designs for your home to an epic story of murder, vengeance and family feuds, this fall Globe Pequot Press is releasing seven new titles that you’ll definitely want to get your hands on. Check them out and then let us know what you’re planning to read this fall. Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars (9781599213538) by Bill Berloni and Jim Hanrahan; foreword by Bernadette Peters

In Broadway Tails, Theatrical Animals trainer Bill Berloni tells the backstage stories of the shelter dogs who have become superstars in television, film, and theater, including the 35th-anniversary Broadway production of Annie.

Carter's Way: A No-Nonsense Method for Designing Your Own Super Stylish Home (9780762778980) by Carter Oosterhouse with Chris Peterson

Carter Oosterhouse, the popular host of HGTV's Carter Can, Million Dollar Rooms, and Red, Hot & Green, now offers homeowners a book featuring his simple, straightforward and super successful home-design process. He knows that home design can be intimidating, but his reassuring "you can do it" attitude encourages readers to use their imaginations and convinces them that they too can use his method to easily create beautiful living rooms, bedroom, kitchens, baths, and more!

Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies (9780762782819) by Sir Roger Moore

The Bond movies remain the longest continually running film series in movie history, and 2012 marks its fiftieth anniversary. While there have been other actors that have taken on the coveted role of James Bond, one of the most renowned and beloved 007s, is the charming and charismatic Sir Roger Moore, KBE. To celebrate these films and their cultural heritage, Roger Moore has written a book that features all the Bond movies, along with a wonderfully witty account of his own involvement in them. From the girls to the villains, the cars to the cocktails, the gadgets, locations and everything else, this beautiful book is illustrated with hundreds of iconic images from all the films plus many previously unseen photos from the Bond archive. This is the ultimate James Bond book, written by the ultimate insider, with all the affection and good humor he brought to the role. It is the perfect gift for all fans of these much loved films.

How I Slept My Way to the Middle: Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs (9780762780556) by Kevin Pollak with Alan Goldsher, forewords by Penn Jillette and Billy Bob Thornton

Kevin Pollak is one of a kind. One of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, he’s a killer impressionist, a character actor with one of the longest, most respected filmographies around, as well as an Internet pioneer. Like no one else, Pollak straddles the fence between Hollywood and new media—and without injuring himself in the process. Hilarious, raw, and revealing, How I Slept My Way to the Middle winningly combines never-before-heard stories featuring A-list entertainers, fan favorites, and Kevin’s own thoughts about how he made it. Pollak is laughing proof that if you follow your gut and believe in yourself, you can do anything you want—except have a rational conversation with Rip Torn, who’s an evil, paranoid $#!%.

The Fresh Energy Cookbook: Detox Recipes to Supercharge Your Life (9780762780860) by Natalia Rose and Doris Choi

A leading light in the alternative health community, Natalia Rose is widely recognized for her "detox diet" program. Her popular book, The Raw Food Detox Diet, is by now considered a classic of its genre. The Fresh Energy Cookbook is the essential companion guide for anyone who wants to bring those dietary principles to life in the comfort of their own kitchen. The emphasis is on living foods in digestible combinations, ideal for optimal cellular health, nutrition, energy, weight loss, and satisfaction.

The Quick & Clean Diet: Lose the Weight, Feel Great, and Stay Lean for Life (9780762781720) by Dari Alexander; Foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz

By applying the principles of clean eating to a realistic lifestyle, top journalist and working mom, Dari Alexander shows how you can achieve your best body and keep that promise to yourself: to finally look like that gorgeous person you know exists. Changing your mindset and consuming foods closest to their natural state change the way you feel everyday—this back-to-basics, no-nonsense, weight loss and maintenance program will not only make you thinner, it will also increase your energy. Most importantly, it promotes life-long good health.

Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance (9780762779185 by Lisa Alther

America's most notorious family feud began in 1865 with the murder of a Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, by a Confederate Hatfield relative. But Southern grudges run long and deep. More than a decade later tempers flared over stolen hogs. This accusation triggered years of bloody violence and retribution that led to a tragic Romeo-and-Juliet interlude, a Supreme Court ruling, and Kentucky’s last public hanging. The final feud trial took place in 1898, but the rivalry didn’t end there. Its legend continues to have an enormous impact on the popular imagination and the people of the region. Here is a fascinating new look at the infamous story of the Hatfields and the McCoys.

Leon: Naturally Fast Food | OCTOPUS BOOKS

LEON: Naturally Fast Food by Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent ISBN: 978 1 84091 612 6 Imprint: Conran Pub Date: September 2012 Price: CAN$32.99

 

 

 

Leon Naturally Fast Food is a book of two halves. The first half is ‘Fast Food’, which contains recipes that take a maximum of 20 minutes to prepare, ranging from a work-day breakfast and children’s meals to simple dinners and party food. The second half is ‘Slow Fast Food’, which contains things that can be made in advance when you have time, to enjoy when you don’t have time. Containing more than 200 recipes, there is plenty in both halves of this collection for both the experienced cook and the culinary adventurer in search of inspiration.

Only six months after the first branch opened, Leon was voted “Best New Restaurant” by such judges as Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal in the 2005 Observer Food Awards and there are now 11 Leon restaurants in London and the southeast of England.

The restaurant group, leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good. In July 2004, when Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and Allegra McEvedy opened their first outlet, on London’s Carnaby Street, their aim was to change the face of fast food. Only six months after the first branch opened, Leon was voted “Best New Restaurant” by such judges as Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal in the 2005 Observer Food Awards and there are now 11 Leon restaurants in London and the southeast of England.

Also available: LEON: Baking and Desserts 9781840916119 CAN$32.99

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Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Feel Great!

 

Do you crave sugar and carbs? Do you have belly fat, high blood pressure, or a family history of diabetes?  If you answered yes to any of the questions above, read on. . .

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, there are 7 keys to achieving wellness, and they involve nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind.  The secret solution?  Balancing your insulin levels!  The book focuses on drug-free approaches to regulating your blood sugar and it all begins with eating real, whole foods and cutting out the processed junk full of wheat and sugar.  There are several questionnaires throughout the book that help you determine where you can start making change, as well as stories from individuals who decided to take charge of their health and managed to turn their lives around on Dr. Hyman’s plan.  For some inspiration, check out some incredible success stories HERE.

With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, the book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health.  President Bill Clinton and wellness warrior Kris Carr are huge fans – need I say more?

The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman |ISBN: 9780316127370, Price: $29.99 CDN | Little, Brown & Company (HBG)

An Unexpected Life by Debra Chwast

An Unexpected Life

A Mother and Son’s Story of Love, Determination, Autism, and Art

By Debra Chwast Paintings by Seth Chwast

Diagnosed with severe autism as a toddler, Seth Chwast seemed trapped in his own insular universe. Despite his difficulties learning language and other social skills, he was remarkable. His raw musical ability astonished professional musicians. He delighted in roller-coasters and haunted houses. Yet even with the efforts of his parents, teachers, doctors, and therapists, the promise of this extraordinary boy was unfulfilled. Written by Seth's mother, Debra Chwast, An Unexpected Life: A Mother and Son’s Story of Love, Determination, Autism, and Art (Sterling / 9781402774034 / Hardcover / $33.95) tells the story of their long difficult path, and of her stubborn determination to help her son.

An Unexpected Life will strike a chord with anyone who knows the daily struggles—and triumphs—of a life with special needs, whether personally or through family or friends. More than simply a memoir, this visually breathtaking book is infused with hope, inspiration, and art. It shows how the power of love can challenge expectations and change lives—no matter what the odds.

 

Books for September

Need some distraction from the back-to-school bustle and the cooling weather? Cuddle up with these beautiful books in September:

Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits by Glenda Bailey For those looking for a new coffee-table book, look no further! This book contains over 300 photographs from America’s longest-running fashion magazine and was created by the magazine’s editor-in-chief.  Available from Abrams September 1 2011 (ISBN 9781419700705)

The New Sonoma Cookbook by Connie Guttersen RD, PhD This California-inspired cookbook is an updated edition, which includes new family meals, weight loss menus, food and wine pairings, “Cook Once, Eat Twice” recipes, and much more! Available from Sterling Publishingon September 6 2011 (ISBN 9781402781193)

The Orchard by Therea Weir This is a mesmerising read which you won’t want to put down. This book covers many subjects; love, family, abandonment, farm life, environmentalism, the list goes on. Knowing that it is a memoir makes it even more captivating. Available from Grand Central Publishing on September 21 2011 (ISBN 9780446584692)

Can You Swallow This?

ECW released this book in 2003, but it’s worth revisiting since the follow-up — The Woman Who Swallowed Her Cat — is coming out on October 1st!
For those who like to watch Mystery Diagnosis or are fans of House M.D. (which ECW also published a book about), this tome of bizarre medical stories is for you! Based on factual stories as absurd as they come, you’ll be itching for the next book to come out.
Being an actual doctor, Rob Myers makes these unbelievable stories come to life and each story will keep you guessing what the outcome will be. Just don’t read this one while eating!
Paperback available from ECW Press (ISBN 9781550225693) The Woman Who Swallowed Her Cat (Paperback ISBN 978-1770410619) availablie from ECW Press on Oct 1 2011.

Guinness World Records: Drummer Raises Money for Cancer

Donations have been pouring in from supporters as Steve Gaul of Burlington Ontario drums his way to an ambitious $100,000 goal, and hopefully a new Guinness World Record.  Steve is raising money for Cancer, one beat at a time.

For more on Steve Gaul and his inspiring story, you can check out the full story at The Toronto Star, or to watch a live stream of the attempt please visist www.thescore.com or click on the flash player above.