Uchi: The Cookbook by Tyson Cole & Jessica Dupuy On my first visit to Uchi I walked in with three friends and said, "Bring us whatever y'all fancy." We walked out in glowing shock four hours later. Uchi's chef, Tyson Cole, creates masterpieces from small details. His menu sounds deceptively simple: mill cove oysters with … Continue reading Callie Recommends: ‘Uchi: The Cookbook’
Kester Smith is a Master Bookseller here at BookPeople. He also leads two of our book groups: New & Noteworthy and Required Reading Revisited. In addition, he is a regular rival for BookPeople Karaoke Champion, facing stiff competition from folks like Nolan, Jamie, and, in a surprise surge to the forefront at this year's Holiday … Continue reading Kester’s Top Five Reads of 2011
Earlier this summer, my mother-in-law surprised my husband and I with cake pops for our anniversary. They were so good and immediately inspired me to create some of my own. The only problem was I was working really hard to start a new routine of exercising and eating right, so I decided to postpone my … Continue reading My Adventure in Cake Pops!
Tomorrow's the big day, Lidia Bastianich will be here in Austin to sign her new cookbook, Lidia's Italy in America. We're getting a lot of interest in this event so want to run down how the event will work again for those of you who want to come and meet this fabulous Italian-American chef: This … Continue reading Lidia Bastianich is in Austin TOMORROW!
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks It should come as no surprise that Albert Brooks, a famous writer of things, would produce such a stunning, heartfelt, and hilarious opus, but 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, his first novel, still caught me off guard with both … Continue reading Steven Recommends: ‘2030’ by Albert Brooks
Consuelo has been a BookPeople bookseller for a few months now. She's particularly keen on recommendations for young readers. In addition to books, she likes to buy hats, but hardly ever wears them. Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje After visiting and falling in love with New Orleans, I read several books about and … Continue reading Consuelo’s Top Five Reads of 2011
~Post by Buyer & Inventory Operations Supervisor Elizabeth Jordan Tablets like the iPad and e-readers like the Nook will undoubtedly be among some of the hottest gifts this holiday season. We know that a great many of our customers have already made the plunge into the digital reading world and that many more will do … Continue reading A Few Things You Should Know Before Buying An eReader
Have you checked out our Winter Catalog yet? It's full of recommendations for books to give this year, as well as pictures of our gorgeous faces (and it's totally free, just pick one up when you stop by the store.) With the Winter Catalog comes the Winter Catalog Contest! Between now and December 18th, if … Continue reading Win Free Books in Our Winter Catalog Contest!
~Post by MP Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott M. MysteryPeople December Pick of the Month: Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman Reed Farrel Coleman's Jewish part-time investigator Moe Prager is my favorite modern PI. Poignant and believable, in previous books we've followed Moe and his city from the mid-70s to post 9/11, discovering that this PI … Continue reading MysteryPeople Pick of the Month: ‘Hurt Machine’
Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich Ben Mezrich's Sex on the Moon is a fascinating read for lovers of science, Texas natives and transplants, and true crime enthusiasts alike. This is the story of the harebrained moon rock heist that you've probably never heard of. Thad Roberts haphazardly made his way through life until … Continue reading Carolyn Recommends: ‘Sex on the Moon’ by Ben Mezrich