In a tale replete with scandal and opulence, Luke Barr, author of the New York Times bestselling Provence, 1970, transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier César Ritz and famed chef Auguste Escoffier joined forces at the Savoy Hotel to spawn the modern luxury hotel and restaurant, where women and American Jews mingled with British high society, signaling a new social order and the rise of the middle class. In early August 1889, César Ritz, a Swiss hotelier highly regarded for his exquisite taste, found himself at the Savoy Hotel in London. He had come at the request of Richard D'Oyly Carte, the financier of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas, who had modernized theater and was now looking to create the world's best hotel. D'Oyly Carte soon seduced Ritz to move to London with his team, which included Auguste Escoffier, the chef de cuisine known for his elevated, original dishes. The result was a hotel and restaurant like no one had ever experienced, run in often mysterious and always extravagant ways--which created quite a scandal once exposed. ;;;; Barr deftly re-creates the thrilling Belle Epoque era just before World War I, when British aristocracy was at its peak, women began dining out unaccompanied by men, and American nouveaux riches and gauche industrialists convened in London to show off their wealth. In their collaboration at the still celebrated Savoy Hotel, where they welcomed loyal and sometimes salacious clients, such as Oscar Wilde and Sarah Bernhardt, Escoffier created the modern kitchen brigade and codified French cuisine for the ages in his seminal Le Guide culinaire, which remains in print today, and Ritz, whose name continues to grace the finest hotels across the world, created the world's first luxury hotel. The pair also ruffled more than a few feathers in the process. Fine dining would never be the same--or more intriguing.
Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award in "Reference, History, Scholarship" Winner of the 2017 André Simon Drink Book Award Winner of the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award for "Wine, Beer & Spirits" From Peter Liem, the lauded expert behind the top-rated online resource ChampagneGuide.net, comes this groundbreaking guide to the modern wines of Champagne--a region that in recent years has undergone one of the most dramatic transformations in the wine-growing world. This luxurious box set includes a pullout tray with a complete set of seven vintage vineyard maps by Louis Larmat, a rare and indispensable resource that beautifully documents the regions terroirs. With extensive grower and vintner profiles, as well as a fascinating look at Champagnes history and lore, Champagne explores this legendary wine as never before.
Learn how to apply the genius, holistic Home Edit approach to your work life, on-the-go necessities, and technology, from the New York Times bestselling authors behind the upcoming Netflix series The Home Edit When at home or on the go, you don't have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm. The Home Edit mentality is all about embracing your life--whether you're a busy mom, a roommate living with three, or someone who's always traveling for work. You just need to know how to set up a system that works for you. In the next phase of the home organizing craze, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin go beyond the pantry and bookshelf to show you how to contain the chaos in all aspects of your life from office space to traveling bags to pet supplies and holiday storage. Take quizzes and get to know your organizing style, tailor it to your family's lifestyle, and lead the low-guilt life as you apply more genius ideas to every aspect of your life. Clea and Joanna are here to remind you that "it's okay to own things" (we all do!) in the quest for pretty and smart spaces. With The Home Edit 360 , you'll be corralling phone cords, archiving old photos, packing your suitcase like a pro, and arranging your phone apps by color in no time.
Where to next? This three-year travel journal invites you to reflect on your favorite trips, your dream destination, and your unique path through the world. Whether you are glamping in Banff, hiking the Appalachian Trail, skiing in the Alps, or discovering secret corners of your home town, the prompts in this journal will spur you to remember great trips, meals, people, and all the odd moments and details that make traveling such an exciting pastime. Questions range from philosophical ("Where is your paradise?") to specific ("What is the most exotic food you have ever eaten?"). As you proceed through the journal, your answers year-over-year will reveal what you love best about travel and what you should avoid, as well as documenting the journeys you have taken.
Sam Kass, former chef to the Obamas and White House food policy advisor, makes it easier to do a little better for your diet--and the environment--every day, through smart ways to think about shopping, setting up your kitchen so the healthy stuff comes to hand most naturally, and through 90 delicious, simple recipes.
A master selected Best Chef: New York City 2008 by the James Beard Foundation offers recipes for his quick pickled dishes, one-pan vegetable sautés, intensely flavorful soups, and a myriad pork dishes (including his Momofuku Noodle Bar's famous pork buns), all accompanied by 150 full-color photos.
The ultimate must-have for any Jane Austen fan, this gorgeous set of 53 tarot cards features hand-drawn characters and objects from Austen's enduring novels. Noted Jane Austen artist Jacqui Oakley brings her beautiful work to the world of tarot with this sublime and whimsical package that mimics The Illuminated Tarot . Featuring 53 characters (including Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Elinor Dashwood, and more) and objects (such as well-trimmed bonnets and a stack of novels) from Austen's books, each card doubles as a playing card and tarot card. With Mr. Wickham from Pride and Prejudice as the Devil, a teapot representing strength, and Austen herself as the Magician, this is the perfect product for both longtime and new Austen fans. Over-sized, sleek, and sophisticated, this deck comes in a hinged cigar box decorated with foil stamping and a wafer seal enclosure, and is accompanied by a booklet containing a brief overview of tarot and a guide to the cards and the world of Austen.
From her cheerful Berlin kitchen, Luisa Weiss shares more than 100 rigorously researched and tested recipes, gathered from expert bakers, friends, family, and time-honored sources throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. German baking has influenced baking traditions around the world for generations and is a source of great nostalgia for those of German and Central European heritage. Yet the very best recipes for Germanys cookies, cakes, tortes, and breads, passed down through generations, have never before been collected and perfected for contemporary American home bakers. Enter Luisa Weiss, the Berlin-based creator of the adored Wednesday Chef blog and self-taught ambassador of the German baking canon. Whether youre in the mood for the simple yet emblematic Streuselkuchen , crisp and flaky Strudel , or classic breakfast Brötchen , every recipe youre looking for is here, along with detailed advice to ensure success plus delightful storytelling about the origins, meaning, and rituals behind the recipes. Paired with more than 100 photographs of Berlin and delectable baked goods, such as Elisenlebkuchen , Marmorierter Mohnkuchen , and S chwarzwälder Kirschtorte , this book will encourage home bakers of all skill levels to delve into the charm of Germanys rich baking tradition. Classic German Baking is an authoritative collection of recipes that provides delicious inspiration for any time of day, whether its for a special breakfast, a celebration with friends and family, or just a regular afternoon coffee-and-cake break, an important part of everyday German life.
From "the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world" ( Vanity Fair ) comes a personal, thought-provoking list of 100 life-changing books she wouldn't want you to miss--beautifully illustrated with original essays on each recommendation. Legendary former New York Times critic and bestselling author Michiko Kakutani once again brings her wealth of knowledge and passion about books to the public--but this time with her personal selections of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have had a profound effect on her life. More than just recommendations, Ex Libris covers a broad range of topics that help make a person a well-rounded reader and citizen of the world--from the historical (Federalist Papers, The Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. ) to the timely (Elizabeth Kolbert's harrowing The Sixth Extinction , Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale ) to the fantastical (the Harry Potter novels, Where the Wild Things Are ). With richly detailed illustrations by lettering artist and designer Dana Tanamachi that evoke vintage bookplates interspersed among Kakutani's passionate essays about her beloved books, Ex Libris is always pointing us to our next great read.
Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. Without quite realizing it, they were shaping today's tastes and culture, the way we eat now.
A stylish and hardworking companion to The Curated Closet that guides you through discovering your personal style and building the perfect wardrobe to meet all your sartorial needs. Style guru and author of The Curated Closet Anuschka Rees has helped thousands of women identify their ideal personal style and create the perfect wardrobes to fit their lifestyles with her highly strategic--and totally effective--curated closet system. In The Curated Closet Workbook , she walks you through this system with a series of prompts and tips that make defining your style and curating your wardrobe easier than ever. This useful workbook will empower you to identify favored color palettes, silhouettes, key pieces, and outfit formulas that will make getting dressed a joy and a breeze. Never again will you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear!
B>This stunning hardcover journal is a bold, interactive guide to discovering and creating the truest, most beautiful lives, families, and world we can imagine, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed.br> br>/b>We must stop asking people for directions to places theyve never been. Every life is an unprecedented experiment. We are all pioneers. I created Get Untamed: The Journal as an interactive experience in charting our own way--so we can let burn that which is not true and beautiful enough and get started building what is. --Glennon Doyle br>br>With Untamed, Glennon Doyle--writer, activist, and patron saint of female empowerment (People)--ignited a movement. Untamed has been described as a wake-up call (Tracee Ellis Ross), an anthem for women today (Kristen Bell), and a book that will shake your brain and make your soul scream (Adele). Glennon now offers a new way of journaling, one that reveals how we can stop striving to meet others expectations--because when we finally learn that satisfying the world is impossible, we quit pleasing and start living. Whether or not you have read Untamed, this journal leads you to rediscover, and begin to trust, your own inner-voice.br> br> Full of thought-provoking exercises, beloved quotations from Untamed, compelling illustrations, playful and meditative coloring pages, and an original introduction, in Get Untamed: The Journal, Glennon guides us through the process of examining the aspects of our lives that can make us feel caged. This revolutionary method for uprooting culturally-constructed ideas shows us how to discover for ourselves what we want to keep and what well let burn so that we can build lives by design instead of default. br> br> A one-of-a-kind journal experience, Get Untamed proves Glennons philosophy that imagination is not where we go to escape reality, but where we go to remember it.br>
Explores the pastries and desserts of the City of Lights in an assortment of recipes adapted from some of Paris's leading pastry chefs and including a wide array of cookies, tarts, cakes, meringues, and other treats.