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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.

 

 

Game of Thrones

With the thrilling conclusion to Game of Thrones season 2 now passed, fans everywhere are left in suspense with a long wait ahead for season 3. Want to keep the Game of Thrones vibe alive? Here's how! Publisher: Adams Media ISBN: 9781440538728 CAD $20.99

Eat like a Lannister! Brew spirits to warm you in the coming winter. Treat guests to exotic sweets and alchemy-inspired cocktails. With this collection of hearty meals inspired by George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, it's all possible! Every dish finds its roots in the pages that brought Westeros to life, including:

* Pentoshi Mushrooms in Butter and Garlic - a seductive and aromatic side dish, perfect for any exotic feast.

* Arya's Lemon Cakes - served warm off the griddle, these sweets are what daydreams are made of.

* Tyrian's Leg of Lamb - garlic, goat cheese, and basil make this a roast worth living for.

And so much more!

Keep Game of Thrones alive with The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook! You don't want to miss it.

The Perfect Cake for Book Lovers!

SprinkleBakes (ISBN 9781402786365) is an amazing new book coming in May from Sterling Publishing.The book arose from author Heather Baird's blog of the same name, in which she shares recipes with easy to follow instructions for desserts that aren't just tasty, but come out looking like pieces of art! For example, check out these spring flower lollipops!

Now that your mouth is watering and you're ready to do some creative cooking, feast your eyes on this incredible cake that any book lover would die for: This cake is just one of many amazing recipes found in the pages of SprinkeBakes, but it's one that caught my eye and I couldn't resist sharing. With step-by-step instructions provided, you'll be feasting on this delicious work of art in no time!

 

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)

MANDAtory Reading 04.05.11

The always insightful and ever charming Dan Abrams was interviewed by Robert Cribb for his column in the Toronto Star. The article teaches you all kinds of interesting things about men and women and how women are better than men at pretty much everything. For example did you know that women are better competitive eaters and have better muscular endurance? Yessiree Bob.

The EXCELLENT Windsor Peak Press titles Baby 411 and Expecting 411 were excerpted by two stand-out Canadian parenting outlets. Today’s Parent explains the fascinatingly complex method of swaddling a baby, while Edmonton’s Child  sets you straight on some old wives tales.

For example: True or False? Avoiding peanuts during pregnancy will keep a child from developing a food allergy. The answer is....false. A recent definitive study in the New England Journal of Medicine put this myth to rest once and for all. It's okay to eat known allergens while you're pregnant. PB&J for everyone!

Dr. Ari Brown, co-author of the series was also interviewed in an article that ran in the Toronto Sun recently, check it out here.

Canadian House and Home featured Bunny Williams’ Scrapbook for Living and At Home with Town and Country in their roundup of what to read in April. Check out the gorgeous spread. I’ll take one of each please.

Culinary superstar Sanjeev Kapoor filmed a cooking segment on the national morning show Canada AM on Monday, April 4th. An excerpt of the butter chicken recipe he prepared has been posted on the CTV website should you decide to have a go. He also gave several interviews, including the Toronto Star, and signed books for a crowd of fans at the COSTCO East location in Markham. Much more to come for this drool-worthy book I assure you. We’re big, big fans.

Portraits of the Mind will be featured in the May issue of Chatelaine magazine along with an interview with the author, Carl Schoonover. It was also mentioned in the National Post which covered the Brainwave event celebrating Canada’s very first National Brain Awareness month at which Schoonover was a keynote speaker.

Never Mind the Bollards was briefly reviewed by Alan Cross on his website exploremusic.com.

“Yeah, he talks about the crosswalk the Beatles used for Abbey Road, but he also describes where the Verve shot the video for “Bittersweet Symphony” in London’s East End, the private boys school where everyone in Radiohead met and the town were Muse grew up. It’s pretty comprehensive.”

ISBN: 9780810984653; $25.95 CAN; Available Now

Kraken by Wendy Williams is scheduled to be reviewed on the popular blog Deep Sea News later this month.

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MANDAtory Reading List 12.06.2010

The Globe and Mail published their selection of the year's most spectacular coffee-table books last Saturday - click on Gwenyth below to view the web version.   

 On another note, is it just me, or does the Globe Style section just keep getting better and better? 

Moving along, the Vancouver Sun also published a booklist on Saturday, but focused on the top 10 lifestyle tomes of the season.  It included Bunny Williams Scrapbook for Living, Miller's Costume Jewelry, and The World Atlas of Whisky.  I found the list spot on!

Trying to nail down clever drink ideas for an upcoming holiday shin-dig?  Impress your guests with these creative cocktail recipes put together by the folks at the Calgary Herald. My particular favourite is the Tequila Mockingbird adapted from Drinkology by James Waller.

Letty Halloran Flatt, author of Chocolate Snowball, was recently profiled on the CBC's Cookbook Club.  For those of you seeking that gem of a cookie for your holiday bake swap - look no further.  The Linzer Heart Cookie recipe was reproduced along with the interview.  These cookies are SO adorable.

The Canadian Living Craft Blog gave away a copy of The Farm Chicks Christmas last week!  If you're a crafter do yourself a favour and keep this site on your blog roll.  They give stuff away a lot.

And finally, for gift ideas for the food fanatic on your list, I suggest taking a  look at this list of the best cookbooks of the year compiled by The Montreal Gazette.  Our favourites from the list?  Plenty by Diana Henry and Rose Elliot's New Complete Vegetarian, your foodie friends will not be dissapointed.

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FoodLit Book Giveaway Extended to December 10

We’ve extended the deadline for the FoodLit book giveaway contest to Friday, December 10, 2010. Simply sign up for any or all of the FoodLit email newsletter, the FoodLit Facebook Page (go to the page and “Like” us), and the FoodLit Twitter feed. Each connection counts as one entry, so you can enter three times! And if you get a friend to enter, post that person’s name in the comments on the FoodLit.ca site, and you’ll get another entry.

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