Thursday, May 30, 2013
It's a Matter of Food
The End of Food
Food Matters by Mark Bittman. 641.3 B624fo
Now that he’s taught us How to Cook Everything, Mr. Bittman teaches us how to eat responsibly too.
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson. 641.5092 S193y
Samuelsson, the owner of the famed restaurant Red Rooster Harlem and former executive chef of Aquavit, tells his remarkable story in this memoir.
Pandora’s Lunchbox by Melanie Warner. 641.42 W283p
From pink slime to hard-to-pronounce chemicals, Warner, a former writer for the New York Times, tells all about the U.S. food supply.
The End of Food by Paul Roberts. 641.01 R646e
Climate change, the growing need for food, and a shrinking water supply spell a food disaster, says author Paul Roberts.
Thank you, Mr. Jonker of 100 Scope Notes, for inspiring our book poetry.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Finding the Law
Finding the law
Behind the bar
The invisible bar
Where the law is
The legal research manual: a game plan for legal research and analysis by Christopher G. Wren, Jill Robinson Wren. 340 W945l
A little birdie tells us that this book is, “A concise, easy-to-understand research procedure for any legal research project.” *
Finding the Law by Robert Berring and Elizabeth Edinger 340 B533f
From the history behind law in the United States to the nuts and bolts of legal research, this is a must read for those interested in the legal profession.
Behind the Bar: Inside the Paralegal Profession by Catherine Astl 340.023 A854b
A real-life paralegal shares her professional work experiences along with general facts about education and the job market.
Doesn’t the title say it all? This is a history of women lawyers in the United States from colonial times to the present.
Where the Law Is: An Introduction to Advanced Legal Research by J.D.S. Armstrong and Christopher Knott 340.072 A736w
Those who want go more in-depth with learning about legal research should grab this title.
*This quote is printed on the back cover of the book.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
A sick day for Amos McGee
A bad case of the stripes
Let's do nothing!
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead; illus. by Erin Stead; JF S
Zoo animals care for their zookeeper Amos McGee when he comes down with the sniffles.
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon; JF S
Camilla Cream tries to please everyone around her so much that she becomes unrecognizable to herself.
Let’s Do Nothing by Tony Fucile; JF FTwo energetic boys get bored and decide to do nothing. Then, they find out how hard doing nothing can be.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
"What's For Supper?"
Come for dinner
A good catch
My last supper
Come for Dinner: Memorable Meals to Share with Friends by Leslie Revsin 642.4 R454c
Ms. Revsin shares her techniques and recipes (from appetizers to desserts) to make delicious home-cooked meals. ‘Nuf said.
C Food by Robert Clark and Harry Kambolis 641.692 C594c
Chefs from the famous C Restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, showcase their sumptuous seafood recipes.
A Good Catch: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from Canada’s Top Chefs by Jill Lambert 641.692 L222g
Sustainable seafood is a hot topic in the culinary world, and the recipes in this book respect sustainable practices.
My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals: Portraits, Interviews, and Recipes by Melanie Dunea 641.5092 D923mJacques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson, Michelle Bernstein, Lidia Bastianich, along with 45 other world-renowned chefs, describe their last meal.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Carrot Seed
Ten Little Caterpillars
My Garden by Kevin Henkes JF H
The girl in this book imagines a garden where anything, like chocolate bunnies, seashells, and jelly beans, can grow.
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss; illus. by Crockett Johnson JF K
Through words and pictures Krauss and Johnson tell the story of a boy who grows a carrot.
Mud by Mary Lyn Ray; illus. by Lauren Stringer JF R
This book celebrates the messy fun that can be had with sloppy, slippery mud.
Potato Joe by Keith Baker JF B
The children’s rhyme of, “one potato, two potato” is featured in this humorous picture book.
Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin, Jr.; illus. by Lois Ehlert JF M
Ten different caterpillars, from a cabbage looper to a monarch, and the nature around them are the subject of this brightly illustrated book.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
"The Other Side of the Coin"
The art of argument
Making your case
Winning an appeal
The Art of Argument: A Guide to Mooting by Christopher Kee 340.0711 K26a
No, not mooching, mooting. Use this book to learn what mooting is and how to defend an argument for a mooting competition.
Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges by Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner 340.0711 S282m
A Supreme Court justice and the editor of Black’s Law Dictionary work collaboratively to tell attorneys and the general public how to argue a case and get results.
I Dissent: Great Opposing Opinions in Landmark Supreme Court Cases edited by Mark Tushnet 347.73 I11
Dissents from over ten different high-profile Supreme Court cases are included in this compact volume along with along with Mr. Tushnet’s analysis.
Winning an Appeal by Myron Moskovitz 347.7307 M911w
An appellate litigator, who once clerked for a California Supreme Court Justice, breaks down what makes a good legal brief.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Monday Morning Motivation
It's not about the Coffee
Make Their Day!
Monday Morning Motivation by David Cottrell 658.314 C851m
Cottrell uses Einstein’s E=mc2 equation as way to teach organizations how to harness energy within their companies and to motivate their employees.
It’s not about the Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks by Howard Behar and Janet Goldstein 658.4 B419i
Starbucks means coffee, right? Actually, Mr. Behar imparts his personal leadership principles, all ten of them, and none of them have to do with coffee.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg 658.4092 S213l
The highest ranking woman at Facebook advises women on how to be successful in the workplace.
Make Their Day!: Employee Recognition that Works by Cindy Ventrice 658.3142 V46m
Ms. Ventrice says employee recognition comes down to these four items: praise, thanks, opportunities for growth, and respect.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of their cookbook awards last week, and without further delay, here are the award-winning titles that are available at the Sullivan Lexington library. The call number for each book is listed after the book's title. If you need help locating any of these titles, please ask one of the librarians. We will be glad to assist you.
Winner of the Cookbook of the Year Award
Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by Marcel Presilla; 641.5972 P933g
Baking and Dessert Cookbook
Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish; 641.815 F721f
Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi; 641.5676 O91j
What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits and Pieces by Katie Davis Quinn; 641.5 D256w
Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian Cookbook
Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More than 225 Recipes by Diane Morgan; 641.651 M847r
Writing and Literature
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson; 641.5092 S193y
Thursday, May 16, 2013
"Bedtime for Dino"
The house in the night
Dinosaur vs. bedtime
The dinosaur tamer
Hush baby, hush!
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson; illustrated by Beth Krommes; JF S
Light plays an integral role in this cumulative bedtime tale. Be sure to check out the book’s illustrations, which were created by an award-winning illustrator.
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea; JF S
A feisty little dinosaur faces his nemesis, bedtime, in this humorous nighttime story.
The Dinosaur Tamer by Carol Greathouse; illus. by John Shroades; JF G
Rocky the dinosaur tamer conquers all, or so he thinks. When T-Rex barges in, he tests Rocky’s taming abilities.
Hush Baby Hush: Lullabies from Around the World by Kathy Henderson; illus. by Pam Smy; JF H
There should be no more bedtime stress after singing some of these multicultural lullabies to children.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The girl with the dragon tattoo
Bride of the wolf
Clear and present danger
Paperback Exchange: Need some light reading between assignments? Come by the library and swap a book you've read with one from the paperback exchange. The paperback collection is located on the low bookshelf facing the library’s desk. If you can't find it, please don't hesitate to ask one of the librarians for help. See this blog post for more information.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
This first book of Larsson’s Millenium trilogy involves a former journalist looking for a wealthy woman who has been missing for 40 years.
Bride of the Wolf by Susan Krinard
A widowed woman falls in love with a dangerous foreman at a Texas ranch.
Without Mercy by Jack Higgins
When a beloved detective is murdered while recovering in the hospital, her friends and colleagues vow to avenge her death.
Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
Clancy’s thriller about the United States’ war on drugs and the corruption surrounding it was made into a motion picture featuring Harrison Ford.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It's Time to Pay the Piper
Help! I can't pay my bills
Empire of debt
Whatever happened to thrift?
Help! I Can’t Pay My Bills: Surviving a Financial Crisis by Sally Herigstad 332.024 H546h
A CPA lays down the law on how to survive and recover from a financial crisis.
Empire of Debt: The Rise and Fall of an Epic Financial Crisis by William Bonner and Addison Wiggin 336.74 B716e
The American economy: “You pay in cash. You pay in blood. And you pay with your own soul.” It’s all gloom and doom, at least according to Bonner and Wiggin.
Past Due: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy by Peter Goodman 330.973 G653p
Goodman recounts how, “for two decades Americans binged on imports and easy credit, a spending spree abetted by ever-increasing home values - and then the bill came due.”
Whatever Happened to Thrift?: Why Americans Don’t Save and What to Do about It by Ronald Wilcox 332.6 W667w
Despite the benefits of saving for the future, many Americans simply don't save enough. Shame on us.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The perfect meal
Behind Kitchen Doors
Something to chew on
The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France by John Baxter 641.5944 B355p
Paris. Cote d’ Azur. Provence. Normandy. Author John Baxter feasts on traditional French cuisine in every city and town he visits in France.
Cooked by Michael Pollan 641.5 P771c
In his latest book, Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, uses the four classical elements: fire, air, water, and earth, to prepare foods as varied as barbecue and bread.
Behind the Kitchen Door by Sara Jayaraman 641.5092 J42b
Those oh so savory meals we eat at restaurants come at a price reflected in more than just our thinning wallets. Journalist Sara Jayaraman reveals how wages and often unacceptable working conditions affect hospitality employees and the food we get when we eat out.
Something to Chew On: Challenging Controversies in Food and Health by Mike Gibney 641.3 G447s
The headlines about organic and genetically modified food, malnutrition, and food-borne illnesses appear almost daily. Check out this new book to find out what all of the hype is about regarding these issues and others related to food and health in the United States.
Sweet Celebrations: Stories, Recipes, and Decorating Secrets that Add Sparkle to Every Occasion by Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne 641.8653 B516sThe stars of the TLC series DC Cupcakes share their recipes and tips for creating cupcakes that are lip-smacking and finger-licking.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
"And Then It's Spring"
All things bright and beautiful
Bee & bird
Rabbits & raindrops
And then it's spring
All Things Bright and Beautiful adapted by Ashley Bryan from a hymn by Cecil Alexander; JF B
Bryan uses cut paper art to illustrate the beauty and majesty of the Earth.
Bee & Bird by Craig Frazier; JF F
A bee and a bird become friends in this wordless book that challenges the reader’s concept of size.
Rabbits and Raindrops by Jim Arnosky; JF A
Five bunnies enjoy eating outside and exploring their surroundings before a gentle rain comes.
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano; illus. by Erin Stead; JF F
Fogliano’s lyrical text about a boy who waits patiently for spring to come is illustrated by a Caldecott-winning artist.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A cow's life
Food for thought
A Cow’s Life: The Surprising History of Cattle and How the Black Angus Came to Be Home on the Range by M.R. Montgomery; 636.2 M788c
It’s not all about the cud, really. Instead, this is a history of cattle, the current cattle breeds, and how their distinctive colors came to be.
Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef by Betty Fussell; 641.01 F994r
Ms. Fussell covers the complexities of beef production and consumption in throughout U.S. history.
Good Eats: The Early Years by Alton Brown; 641.5 B877ge
Alton Brown’s iconic Food Network show comes to life again through this compilation, the first of three, which features recipes, behind the scenes images, and food science.
Food for Thought: Essays on Eating and Culture edited by Lawrence Rubin; 394.12 F868With nineteen essays on the topics of food and food culture, one can find plenty of ideas to devour and savor within this volume.