Bookfairs Manager Ellen celebrates our favorite summer treat with the help of David Lebovitz's book, The Perfect Scoop! For a little over a year, I have asked my family members what flavor of ice cream or sorbet they want me to make for their birthday. I do this in lieu of a gift because none … Continue reading A Year in Ice Cream: THE PERFECT SCOOP
Mat and Jason are the Book Cooks; two former kitchen commandos now working in a bookstore. We suck at keeping up with this blog. We can't promise we are going to be any better but here is one from us now. We rotate the books through our display on a regular basis and we had … Continue reading The Book Cooks dish on Anthony Bourdain
This post comes from Jan, our second floor inventory manager and professional cynic. So you made it through another holiday season. You endured seemingly immeasurable hours under the same roof as people of questionable shared genetics (during a campaign season, no less). You fulfilled your obligatory expressions of love and gratitude--in varying degrees of sincerity … Continue reading This Again? How To Survive Valentine’s Day
It’s that time of year when our attention turns to holiday feasts and cozy nights cooking up special dishes to gather around. As the temperature dips, the leaves crisp, and the sweaters come out of the closet, hovering over a stove top and preheating the oven become welcome, heartening rituals. In this spirit, this month … Continue reading Top Shelf in November: A Feast of Cookbooks!
The Familiar, Volume 2 by Mark Z. Danielewski (speaking & signing at BookPeople 11/5) In The Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Forest, the lives of the disparate and dynamic nine characters introduced in One Rainy Day in May begin to intersect in inexplicable ways, finding harmonies and echoes in each other. What once seemed remote … Continue reading New Books! 10/27/15
This month our booksellers are cooking up a seven course feast to highlight the many new cookbooks hitting our shelves in time for the holidays. Join us as we chronicle our ambitious culinary undertakings here on the BookPeople blog. From cocktails to side dishes to dessert, we'll share our adventures investigating a wide variety of new cookbooks, all … Continue reading BookPeople Feast: Cocktails & Such
The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals by Eugenia Bone Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN ~post by Sutterfield Autumn! Finally! And hooray! The autumnal equinox has past, ushering in that most lovely of seasons. For us here in Central … Continue reading SUTTER’S KITCHEN: FALL EDITION!
~post by Sutterfield It's August, y'all. It's blisteringly and oppressively hot out there. Sure, after many years in other parts of the country where the winters are harsh and unyielding, I can say with some confidence that the summers here in my beloved Texas bother me very little nowadays, because I know the winters will … Continue reading Sutter’s Kitchen – SEPTEMBER COOKBOOK PREVIEW
Congrats to Jan, our winner of two TASTE Passes for the Austin Food & Wine Festival happening this weekend, April 26 & 27, at Butler Park! And to all the gourmands out there who threw their favorite cookbooks in the ring for a chance to win, thanks for entering! We loved reading your comments. Here are some … Continue reading This Is My Favorite Cookbook: Reader Recommendations
Many of us here love to cook as much as we love to read. Here are some of the books that have filled our bellies and wowed our tastebuds this year. Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi From Ten Speed Press: "Available for the first time in an American edition, this debut cookbook, from bestselling authors Yotam … Continue reading Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2013