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For many YA readers a new book by Gayle Forman is cause for celebration and now the film adaptation of If I Stay has introduced her to an even wider audience... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Omnivoracious
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Our favorite cookbooks this month range from single ingredient focused, like Virgin Territory, to the best new books on grain-free cooking, and decadent treats in Dessert for Two or Chocopologie. Here are five of the Best Cookbooks of February... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Omnivoracious
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It's a stupendous day for Dr. Seuss fans, with the announcement of a new, previously unpublished picture book, What Pet Should I Get?, to be released on July 28th... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Omnivoracious
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February 19th marks the Lunar New Year and the year of the sheep, which may also be depicted as the goat or ram (as you might suspect there is some debate about which is correct but sheep seems to have the majority...). The holiday lasts until March 5th this year and is a time of traditions; red envelopes of lucky money, paper dragons, and firecrackers are part of the festivities, but the Lunar New Year is focused on being with family and what better way to come together than around stories... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Omnivoracious
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If you don't already know the name Stan Lee, I can pretty much guarantee that you're familiar with his work. Lee is an icon and visionary in the comics industry who is, among other things, the co-creator of Spiderman, X-Men, and the Hulk. Now, Lee has written his first novel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Omnivoracious
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After cooking a meal, dealing with the prep aftermath feels like getting paid in wooden nickels, so there's nothing I love more than one-container cooking. Of course there's the ol' faithful crock pot, but Molly Gilbert has opened my eyes to the myriad possibilities of the sheet pan, far beyond baking cookies and catching spillovers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Omnivoracious
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This might out me as a total book geek (as if that's news...) but when the time came during the ALA awards webcast to learn the winning and honored books for the Michael L. Printz award, my heart started pounding. Besides there being no list of finalists, every year there can be a different number of honor books and this year, like last, there are four... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Omnivoracious
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This morning in Chicago the American Library Association announced this year's winners of the biggest awards in children's books. The 2015 list is loaded with a really interesting mix of titles including multiple graphic novels, stories in verse, and books that took home wins in more than one category... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Omnivoracious
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I first became aware of Dana Cowin through my love affair with Top Chef where Cowin, the editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, is a guest judge every season. Then last fall came her first cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Omnivoracious
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In the last couple of years January has been a really strong month for YA. Consider 2012's The Fault in Our Stars, 2013's Just One Day, and last year's Hollow City. All January, all stand outs for the year. 2015... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Omnivoracious
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I know that sounds really dramatic, but it's 100% true. The book is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and it has done for me what no other organizational books, articles, tips, or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Omnivoracious
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R.J. Palacio's Wonder is still one of my favorite books and continues to be discovered and cherished by kids and adults. In the novel, Auggie's 5th grade English teacher, Mr. Browne, introduces the kids to precepts and tasks them with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Renee Erickson has earned local and national accolades for her Seattle restaurants over the last couple of years and this fall penned her first cookbook which we promptly chose as a Best Cookbook of October and recently a Best Cookbook... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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'Tis the season for holiday parties and who better than Camille Styles to offer some smart ideas for keeping it festive. Styles has a very popular lifestyle blog and the author of a new book, Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Now that we've shared the favorite holiday cookie from 10 different popular cookbook authors and 2 amazing bakeries, the only question is what to make first? All are mouth-watering and alone or collectively will be a hit this holiday season.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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For the last of our 12 Days of Cookie Recipes we've chosen the much lauded macaron from Ladurée Macarons . Here's why this is the book for such a recipe: in the middle of the twentieth century, Pierre Desfontaines, cousin... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Gina Homolka singlehandedly changed how I feel about low-calorie food with The Skinnytaste Cookbook. Now Homolka is really blowing my mind with her cookie recipe below (also from the cookbook), that contains avocado instead of butter. Shut the front door!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I love Ina Garten's cookies--one of my favorites is her ginger molasses cookie that uses chunks of candied ginger. Of all the cookies in her repertoire I was really curious to see which one she would pick as her holiday... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I recently had the chance to attend a cooking demo by Dorie Greenspan as part of her book tour for Baking Chez Moi, and I was struck by how much knowledge and good humor is packed into one tiny woman.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Joy Wilson, a.k.a. Joy the Baker, is a woman who knows how to make life a little sweeter with the help of butter, sugar, chocolate, marshmallow, caramel or...well, you get the picture. So what cookie does someone who bakes every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I imagine that these days nearly all of us know someone who is gluten-free, dairy-free, or both, and coming up with a holiday cookie for them might seem challenging. Not so for Danielle Walker, a self taught cook who has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Whenever I watch Giada De Laurentiis on her Food Network show, Giada at Home, I want to make everything I've seen in the past 30 minutes. She has a way of making great food look easy and when she tells... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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The America's Test Kitchen goes to all the trouble to search out--and of course, test--the best kitchen equipment and recipes so that the rest of us don't have to. We wanted to know what their holiday cookie of choice would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman we've come to know and love on television and in print, hosts our Day 4 cookie from her latest book: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays. I believe it when she says these... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Our Day 3 cookie recipe comes from Johnny Iuzzini, an award-winning pastry chef who has worked with top restauranteurs around the country, and served as head judge on the Top Chef spinoff, Top Chef Just Desserts. Iuzzini published his second... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Omnivoracious