Hoppy Trails

Discover the Best Craft Beer in Northern California

Searching for the best beer in the sunny skies of NorCal? This definitive beer guide will have you looking in all the right places for the exceptional taste of craft beer produced by California’s finest Breweries.

Delve into the world of forty of the most exciting and respected Northern California craft breweries. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the culture and the creativity of this inventive industry. These distinctive breweries―chosen with the help of the California Craft Brewery Association―are turning out excellent, award-winning brew and have created fantastic spaces for beer lovers like you to pull up a chair, sample, sip, snack, and play.

A tasting flight of breweries featured for sampling. Breweries visited include Sierra Nevada and Lost Coast on the larger side―to mid-size operations such as Faction and Heretic―to intimate barrel houses such as Cleophus Quealy and Sante Adairius―and everything in between. Each entry gives the low down on details such as:

  • The Brewery’s claim to fame
  • Whether they serve food or have growlers on hand for take-away
  • Terms to ramp up your brewery knowledge

Hundreds of photographs will help you decide where you want to while away your sipping hours. And, this field guide even has a blank page for your personal tasting notes, which will help you keep track of which brews you’ve tasted and especially loved.

If you enjoyed books like Wine FollyThe Drunken Botanist, or Cocktail Codex then you’ll want to have your own copy of Hoppy Trails.

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All about the Burger

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A History of the Burger from Conception to Perfection

#1 Bestseller in Popular Culture, Biography & History, and Company Histories

Discover the food history you've been missing in this entertaining bestseller

A World History of Burgers. Do you know what the first burger chain was? That Taco Bell was originally known as Bell Burger—and was founded in the same city as McDonald's? Have you heard of the 1980's Burger Wars? All About the Burger covers all of these topics and more!

The Burger Journey of a Lifetime: All About the Burger takes you on an informational magic carpet ride. You'll learn about restaurants, cooking styles, and different eras that have made the burger the juggernaut that it is. From White Castle to Shake Shack, from simple sandwich to specialty burger, don't miss out on what is sure to be one of the most entertaining looks at history you have read.

All About the Burger is the definitive Bible of Burgers. Learn about:

  • The contributions burgers have made to food culture
  • The evolution of the burger from carnival treat to an American staple
  • Where to go to find your next favorite burger
  • And much more!

Readers of SaltA History of the World in 6 GlassesGuns, Germs, and Steel; or Consider the Fork will love All About the Burger!

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My Keto Journal

A Guided Food Journal to Get Started and Get Results!

My Keto Journal is a great companion journal and activity tracker for keto diet books like Keto Meal Prep or Keto Living Day by Day. Pick your favorite keto recipes and get going!

Track diet and exercise in one place. Put all of your fitness information in a journal that is just the right size―big enough for all of the day's details but small enough to take with you to the gym or the grocery store. Like helpful all-in-one fitness trackers such as Hello New MeMy Keto Journal is a combination meal planner, food tracker, and workout journal―and this one can easily fit in your gym bag.

A dedicated keto diet journal. My Keto Journal is the only tracker fully dedicated to the approachable and proven weight loss power of the ketogenic diet. Simple, informative, clear and easy to use, this all-in-one journal helps get you started on your new life.

Using My Keto Journal, you’ll be able to keep up with what you've eaten, when you ate it and how it improved your body.

Get started and you'll be able to:

  • Master the science of the keto diet
  • Record your meals―breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Progress your overall health
  • Love your new active lifestyle

If you are looking for the perfect companion to Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity, The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners, or The Keto Guido Cookbook, then My Keto Journal: A Daily Food and Exercise Tracker to Help You Master Your Low-Carb, High-Fat, Ketogenic Diet is the guided food journal for you!

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Cannabis Cuisine

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Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

#1 New Release in Herbs, Spices & Condiments ─ Much More Than Just a Pot Cookbook, Cannabis Cuisine Elevates Marijuana to a Fine Dining Experience

Chef Andrea Drummer is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and co-owner of Elevation VIP Co-op, a Los Angeles–based company that caters high-end, intimate dinner parties ─ AND, she is a world class marijuana chef.

Cooking with marijuana. In her cookbook, chef and author Andrea Drummer guides home cooks through an adventure of the palette. Chef Drummer is a firm believer that the food always comes first. Cannabis Cuisine is about the art of marijuana as an ingredient. It's more than a cannabis cookbook. Like a fine wine, cannabis is meant to be paired according to its unique profile. With every dish, she looks to the textures, flavors and scents of the bud before masterfully pairing it with ingredients that transcend the dish. The culinary arts and science of responsible dosage are presented in a way that treats cannabis as one of the best ingredients in the world to cook with. Every item she prepares incorporates the flavor profile of the strain that she is using with what is being prepared, thus the cannabis is just as important as any other ingredient.

Filled with recipes, but more than a marijuana cookbook. Cannabis Cuisine elevates marijuana to the highest levels of cuisine. Never before have recipes been presented like this. From the comforts of southern kitchens to the upscale stoves of Michelin star restaurants, each recipe is carefully crafted to elevate both the dish and the cook.

In this book, you'll learn:

  • The basics of pairing buds
  • How to create unique butters and oils to incorporate in every meal
  • Tips for elevating breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The secret of marijuana as a flavor powerhouse
  • How to properly dose cannabis infused cuisine

If you are a fan of cannabis books such as EdiblesThe 420 GourmetBong Appétit, or Kief Preston's Time-Tested Edibles Cookbook, you will love Andrea Drummer's Cannabis Cuisine.

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Eat Real to Heal

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Disease-Fighting Healthy Foods

“This is not a fad diet. This is for real! And it works….I recommend this book to anyone who wants to live a long and healthful life." ―Sylvia Dolson, author, aspiring centenarian and animal welfare advocate

#1 Best Seller in Juices & Smoothies and Special Diets Cancer

Change your diet and power up your immune system. If you want to feel active, clear-minded. and strong enough to fight off disease, it all starts with the food you put into your body. Eat Real to Heal shows you the organic, plant-based foods you should be eating. Focusing on diet, nutrition, and meditation, this book teaches you how to power up your immune system and give yourself the best possible chance at beating chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, acne, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, and even cancer.

Fortify and detoxify with vegan recipes. Eat Real to Heal shows you how to create and follow a meal plan that utilizes nutritious, vegan recipes, made with pure and organic ingredients, that are quick, easy, and delicious! Also, learn about juicing, managing stress, detoxifying your home, breathing exercises and yoga that connect you with your body, and the Gerson Therapy.

Reach optimal health in just 5 weeks. If you've been diagnosed with a serious or a non-life-threatening illness, you're in remission, you want to stop taking medications or you're just looking to feel better this book is for you! The easy-to-follow advice and instructions in Eat Real to Heal will get you feeling vibrant, strong, and energized, and give you the best possible chance at preventing and beating all kinds of chronic diseases―from acne to diabetes to cancer in just five weeks!

Eat Real to Heal teaches you how to:

  • Upgrade your eating habits and your lifestyle
  • Flood your body with nutrients and detoxify your system
  • Boost your immune system and turn your body into a disease-fighting machine

If you read Eat to Beat Disease, the Eat to Beat Disease Cookbook, or The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners, you will want to read Eat Real to Heal.

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A Cookie to Celebrate

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#1 New Release in Cooking with Kids, Cookies, Sweets, and Curiosities & Wonders ― Life is Short. Celebrate With Cookies!

Follow along with photograph-filled instructions: A Cookie to Celebrate is an instant cookie-baking classic, with recipes that are gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested along with tons of decorating and packaging ideas. These inventive and inspired cookies will be perfect for sharing with your friends on Instagram―or in person!

Desserts made to impress at your next party: What sets A Cookie to Celebrate apart is its step-by-step instructions for gorgeously personalized cookies for all kinds of occasions, from birthdays to anniversaries to the changing of the seasons. These cookies are ornamental edibles that are perfect for the holidays, and because the recipes are easy to scale up or down, they’re great for cookie exchanges, gift-giving, kids’ parties, and potlucks.

Bake cookies with professional-level flavor and design at home: Jana Douglass is the founder of Jana Lee's Bake Shop, an artisan bake shop specializing in custom decorated cut-out cookies for special events and celebrations. In A Cookie to Celebrate, she shares her baking expertise and recipes as a veteran baker, inspiring you to create your own new classics. Each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to be a stand-out.

Reimagined recipes and exciting new treats: A Cookie to Celebrate is filled with new twists on cookie concepts, like Engagement Ring Cookies and Baby Onesie Cookies―confections decorated for every season and reason. Try something new with ice cream cone cookies with sprinkles in summer, conversation heart cookies for Valentine’s Day, or even decorating a birthday cake with cookies!

A Cookie to Celebrate is full of cookie baking tips, recipes, and presentation ideas. With Jana’s cookbook, you will discover:

  • How to expertly roll, cut, and bake your cookie dough
  • Helpful tools and techniques for coloring and piping icing
  • Creative ways to spice up classics―or try something new!
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The Rainbow Diet

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Eating Healthy Is Colorful, Not Complicated

Don’t just eat your greens—eat your reds, yellows, and blues too. In The Rainbow Diet, nutritionist and health expert Dr. Deanna Minich introduces a cutting-edge way to achieve an inner rainbow of optimal health.

A painted platter. Forget about bland, colorless diet foods—it’s time to taste the rainbow. Vibrant health begins when we add color to our diet with the right foods and supplements. Inside, find specific colorful foods, supplements, and recipes you can eat, as well as activities to help you heal and flourish. You’ll learn how to make a colorful plate, featuring a rainbow spread of natural foods that provide your body with the essential nutrients necessary for mental clarity, emotional wellbeing, and spiritual fulfillment.

Meals that heal. The Rainbow Diet combines ancient healing and eating practices with modern nutritional science. Unlike most fragmented nutrition paradigms that solely assess food intake, The Rainbow Diet puts body, psychology, eating, and living together into one view.

An artist’s palette, a foodie’s palate. Taking all aspects of your life into consideration, Dr. Minch gives readers an easy to follow transformational guide to attaining physical, mental, and spiritual health through colorful whole foods and natural supplements. Throughout, she uses the properties of color to help guide you, like:

  • Yellow for the bright radiance of your intellect
  • Red for the grounding, physical issues of your body
  • Indigo for the deeper knowledge and intuition we all carry

Go beyond primary colors and take in the entire color spectrum. If you’re interested in natural eating, and enjoyed books like Whole DetoxRainbow Green Live-Food CuisineWhat Color Is Your Diet? and Eat Your Colors, you’ll delight in The Rainbow Diet.

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Geek Sweets

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Easy Baking Recipes and Unique Theme Party Ideas

"This is the perfect book for themed parties for the geek in all of us. There are downloadable templates and great party ideas!" —On Honeysuckle Hill Blog

Geek Sweets is the ultimate guide to creating 60 confections for the legions of geek fans of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Minecraft, Dungeons & Dragons, The Legend of Zelda, Doctor Who, and much more!

Easy baking recipes. Geek Sweets is organized so even a beginning baker can have success. It's a baking cookbook full of beautiful photographs, with easy baking recipes for the 'truly geeky'. Geek Sweets is filled with cupcakes recipes, easy cookie recipes, and that special cake pops recipe.

Theme party ideas. Geek Sweets delivers step-by-step how-to's for every adventurer─from the squire just starting a journey, to a well-worn dragon slayer looking for a challenge. Geek Sweets also includes theme party ideas with cocktail recipes and a companion website with printables to enhance all of your geeky gatherings, including your Game of Thrones viewing parties, as well as theme party ideas with fantasy-adventure themes. There are even tips for hosting parties like TV viewings and game nights.

Readers of books such as Hello, Cupcake!; Make It Easy, Cupcake!; or American Girl Baking will love Geek Sweets.

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Cooking, Baking, and Making

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Cooking, Baking and Making ─ DIY recipes and DIY ideas for all seasons

DIY Ideas ─ DIY Recipes: From the creative mind of the Harried Housewife blog, comes a beautifully packaged one-stop-shop book bursting with DIY recipes and DIY ideas for the entire year! Cooking, Baking and Making - 100 Holiday Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons includes 60 DIY recipes with bonus designs and 40 DIY ideas that tie your home together for all 365 days. For example:

  • Spring: Serve Herbed Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and a make a Spring Centerpiece
  • Summer: Delight your guests with Fresh Berries and Cannoli Cream and make your own decorative coasters
  • Autumn: Bake Dilled Beer and Cheddar Bread and make Autumn Harvest Potpourri
  • Winter: Enjoy Creamy Eggnog Cupcakes and make Festive Votives

Ideas and Recipes for all seasons and a simpler time: Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed a wide variety of recipes that reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. The "Harried Housewife's Recipe Box" column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers.

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Plant-Powered Cooking

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• Forks Over Knives has become a worldwide movement encouraging people to eat more plants and forego meat; the book selling over a million copies with a popular film viewed by over 20 million • Much more than a cookbook, Alvrez’s book offers readers insight into why we eat the way we do • Filled with tips, tricks and secrets for a sustainable lifestyle so readers can go green • Starter garden tips for readers at any level so ditch the high-maintenance lawn and grow veggies, fresh herbs and eat food with the highest nutrient levels

 

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Vegans Save the World

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Clean Eating Lifestyle

Plant based diet and nutrition: Millions of people have turned to a plant-based diet for the sake of both themselves and the planet. Now, tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss or to control blood pressure and cholesterol.

Not-so-healthy carnivore to healthy clean eating vegan: Author Alice Mary Alvrez shares her journey from not-so-healthy carnivore to urban homesteader who turned her health around and contributes to a healthier planet as well. This utterly unique vegan cookbook offers over 100 easy-to-make vegan recipes and many basic woman eco-warrior and plant-powered cook recipes. Alvrez shares her green-living methods and cooking techniques as well as sage advice about food and nutrition. Eating your veggies is essential to good health, especially for families and children. Growing the organic veggies you eat is even better!

Living vegan and going green tips and tricks: As instructive as it is inspiring, this book is brimming with excellent information about avoiding unhealthy food additives and the importance of eating clean and getting educated about your diet. It is also packed with tips and tricks for living vegan and making sure your home and clothing are cruelty-free. Going green and vegan is easier than you think and this book offers a year's worth of ideas, yummy recipes and ways you can create a sustainable life. More than just a cookbook, Vegans Save the World is necessary

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Nourished

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How Can a Plant-Based Diet Impact My Life?

Plant-Based living is a lifestyle: It awakens your awareness to understanding that every choice you make has a greater impact. It's a choice that can transcend the collective mind with the idea of respecting every form of life. Are you ready for the benefits of an eating clean diet? Are you seeking a happy, health-filled life?

Welcome to nourishment through plant based eating: Nourished, the debut book by plant-based chef and holistic nutrition expert Pamela Wasabi, invites you to discover a new love for and understanding of your body, and the importance of nourishment through plant based eating. Pamela shows readers how learning to cook helped her overcome medical challenges and put her on the path to health through clean eating diet recipes and plant based nutrition.

Nourishment for the body and nourishment for the spirit: This eat-clean diet book is a delicious trip through the plant based eating experience from start to finish. The book is organized to mirror the life-cycle of a plant, from when the seed is sewn to when the flower blooms. Using this delightful convention for her eat-clean diet book, Wasabi prescribes what it takes for true body nourishment, and nourishment of the mind and spirit.

Life-enhancing insights that you will gain from reading Nourished include:

  • How to invite nourishment into your life to relax
  • How to find peace within and let go of strict forms of dieting, perfection, and restrictions
  • Understand that every symptom or food issue we deal with is an invitation to get to know ourselves better
  • Inspiration to be softer, more loving, and have unconditional acceptance for who we are
  • An appreciation for the joys of a plant based nutrition lifestyle
  • How to be mindful and present about our choices when it comes to food and health
  • How to embark on a path of health and happiness
  • Some favorite clean eating diet recipes

ENJOY!

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8 to Your Ideal Weight

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Reach Your Ideal Body Weight and Stay There

“Her powerful 8-step process offers a path for readers to not only release weight, but to follow their passion and discover their personal greatness.” —Dr. Francois Sauer, MD, author of Relearn, Evolve and Adapt

Heal the root cause of overeating and reshape your body, restore your energy, and reboot your life. The 8 to Your IdealWeight diet-free program is a tried-and-true sugar-free diet, based on an eight-step program that helps you reach your ideal body weight goal—and, most importantly, stay there.

Why do most diets fail? Because mental preparation is the most important first step—and most diets neglect this essential mind-body aspect. Because of this, MK Mueller’s journey to her ideal weight was forty years in the making with a trail of unsuccessful attempts in her wake.

The mind body connection. MK Mueller is a former binge eater and domestic violence survivor who at the age of 34 put together a program for her own recovery and began a support group in her home called “Taking Care of Me.” Almost overnight the group outgrew her living room, and she became an international trainer and TEDx speaker, working with schools, health care organizations, and Fortune 500 companies.

Find your ideal body weight and stay there. With her encouragement and gentle guidance, you can let go of the burden of living life as a weight number and reclaim your self-esteem and personal power. Her program is not about losing weight but “releasing” pounds that no longer serve you, that hold you back and drag you down, make you feel bad about yourself and leave you vulnerable to health risks. Adjust your attitude first, then adjust the way you eat.

Also read MJ Mueller's award-winning Taking Care of Me: The Habits of Happiness, and 8 to Great: The Powerful Process for Positive Change, which are the foundation for the acclaimed 8 to Great curriculum for schools as well as the life-changing 8 to Your IdealWeight program.

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Beer School

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An Insider's Guide to Craft Beer─the World's Greatest Drink

"Brad and Jonny make understanding beer easy and nearly as fun as drinking it." ―James Watt, founder of Brewdog.

#1 Best Seller in Beer

Beer has come a long way in the 6,000 years since the first taste. The legends of the craft beer industry have made sure everyone’s within reach of the perfect pint. But how do you get the right brew for you? And can you learn to make a beer that adds to the lager legacy?

Beers of the world. Welcome to Beer School, brought to you by the heroes of YouTube sensation the Craft Beer Channel, a guide to everything you need to know about the wide and wonderful beers of the world. In Beer School, Jonny and Brad explain the intricacies of the finest artisan craft brews including: ales, lagers, porters, stouts, IPSs, and bitters.

How to make beer. The lads have the inside scoop on everything from hop varieties and barrel aging, to serving temperatures and glassware. Beer School helps you learn how to make beer and how to get the most out of every sip. Learn about grain, mash, water, hops, boil, yeast, fermentation, serving, storing, pouring, and tasting.

If you have read books such as The Complete Beer Course by Joshua M. Bernstein or The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth, you’ll love Beer School by Jonny Garrett and Brad Evans.

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Tea-spiration

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Looking for unique gifts for women? Tea-spiration, may be just what you're looking for! The tea lovers book: Tea-spiration aims to create a quiet movement where one can experience devotions, comfort, inspiration and the simple joys of life. Tea drinkers know that tea, the wonderful drink, can help them slow down and savor life's moments. Unique gifts for women: In her debut book, Lu Ann Pannunzio (http://theteacupoflife.com/), uplifts and inspires readers in a way that does more than just telling them a story about tea and its history. As in life, tea is about the little things we need to experience (devotions, inspiration, reflection, comfort). Each page of Tea-spiration is filled with feelings and moments (big or small) that tea enhances; simple joys that not everyone may notice or take the time to savor. Sometimes all you really need is a cup, water and some leaves to create your own wonderful cup of tea experience. So, take pleasure in this tea lovers book, along with that special cup of tea, and stop and appreciate the simple joys of life!

 

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Cooking for Sugar

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Love your dog

Cooking for Sugar is the definitive cookbook for any dog parent. Rosalyn Acero, founder of Golden Woof, includes over 30 recipes to share with your pup. This beautifully photographed, user-friendly, bowl-licking collection of cooking tips, recipes and anecdotes is the perfect gift to share with any dog-loving parent. Going beyond the recipes, Acero includes detailed nutritional facts. With one in four pets being classified as obese leading to joint problems, digestive disorders, and more, caring for your best friend can feel scary. But with homemade, nutrition-conscious meals, you’ll avoid all the unknown, all the chemicals and all the dangers of pre-processed bags of mystery. Your dog will forever be grateful as you cook FOR them!

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Farmsteads of the California Coast

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Explore the Coast of California, Map Local Farms, and Meet a Dozen Diverse Growers

“A terrific book about some of my favorite farms.” –Michael Pollan, author, activist, and professor

“A true celebration of meaningful work and beauty—the values that are at the heart of these farmsteads are the values we all must learn.” –Alice Waters, James Beard award-winning chef

Featuring some of the most scenic farm locations in the country, Farmsteads of the California Coast introduces readers to local growers and their dynamic agricultural ventures. Paired with dozens of farm-inspired food recipes from the Golden State, this beautiful California cookbook sets out to reveal the inherent beauty in daily farm routines.

The ultimate farm-to-table cookbook celebrating organic farmers and their products. From boutique row crop farmers and coffee growers, to ranch raised water buffalo gelato and perfectly-grown ripe berries, Farmsteads of the California Coast captures each independent farm’s essential nature and philosophy. Inside, award-winning duo, Sarah Henry and Erin Scott, profile innovative farmsteads, sustainable practices, flavorful products, and the unique individuals behind their thriving success.

For fans of local cookbooks and Michael Pollan books. You don’t have to embark on a homesteading expedition to have your own farm-to-table kitchen. Farmsteads of the California Coast invites readers to taste the harvest firsthand with twenty-four recipes inspired by local farm-grown ingredients. This visually-rich book celebrates the best of farmstead bounty, including “beyond organic” greens, briny oysters, and:

  • Creamy goat cheese
  • Crisp heirloom apples
  • Juicy u-pick strawberries
  • And more!

If you enjoy farm books, farming books, farm life books, or even homestead books—like the Magnolia Table cookbook, Malibu Farm, or the Five Marys Ranch Raised Cookbook—then you’ll love Farmsteads of the California Coast.

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Local Eats London

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A London Guide Book for the Traveler’s Palette

From the iconic afternoon tea party to the infamous late-night pub grub, Local Eats London is a beautifully illustrated pocket dictionary that translates the classic and sometimes-oddly-named cuisine of London to the hungry traveler.

Enjoy English food from England like a Londoner. What’s the difference between British biscuits and cookies? What is spotted dick? And what does Eton mess mean? This easy-to-carry, mini tome is all foodies need to enjoy the wide variety of unique and tasty English meals in London. Unlike typical travel books, Local Eats London replaces restaurant recommendations with delicious descriptions of traditional British fare found in markets, shops, pubs, and cafes.

For fans of British books and travel guides.  Whether embarking on a trip or binging on Jane Austen and Downtown Abbey at home, Local Eats London makes for delightful British gifts and travel gifts. Interweaving charming water colors with humorous culinary reminiscences, each featured dish creates a lyrical and witty chronicle of the delicious discoveries a foreigner will experience in the vibrant city. To help travelers and Anglophiles navigate the what’s what of the casual London food scene, you’ll find typical foods found in:

  • Morning brunch and cafes
  • Afternoon high tea and picnics
  • Midnight snack spots and pubs

If you’re looking for Downtown Abbey gifts for women, foodie books, or an England coffee table book—like Pretty City London, London's Afternoon Teas, Jane Was Here, or Secret London—then you’ll love Local Eats London.

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