The Secret History of Food, by Matt Siegel

Staff Pick

This unique look at how food impacts our lives delves into how it affected the lives of our ancestors, tracing the reasons we eat what we do. As entertaining as it is educational, the narrative is full of interesting facts and historical data served up in easily digestible “bite-sized” portions.



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ISBN: 9780062973207
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Published: Ecco - August 16th, 2022

The Heartbeat of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben

Staff Pick

The Heartbeat of Trees is both a celebration of the wonders of trees--and an accessible go-to source for arboreal facts--and a cry of outrage at how recklessly we treat them. But “what we need right now is hope, not despair," Wohlleben writes, and this lovely, uplifting spring read provides it. Wohlleben offers a wonderful journey into the very pulse and hidden lives of trees and shows how a simple walk in the woods can't help but lead to both an appreciation of trees and optimism about a bright future--for them and for us.



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ISBN: 9781771646895
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Published: Greystone Books - June 1st, 2021

Carpathia, by Irina Georgescu

Staff Pick

Everything about this book is a delight. With delicious and interesting recipes and traditional home-cooked meals, accompanied by stunning pictures that really drive the instinct of "I have to make this!" Carpathia is a mouthwatering collection of dishes ready to take you on a journey around Romania. From vibrant salads and beloved mezze-style appetizers to intriguing main courses and seductive desserts, Georgescu celebrates Romanian food and explores the country's rich culinary heritage. As a Romanian national it gives me fond memories of home – I hope to try every recipe at least once!   

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ISBN: 9781623719548
Availability: Backordered
Published: Interlink Books - May 4th, 2020