The Countryman Press Fall 2015

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    Lost Recipes of Prohibition Hardcover Matthew Rowley 9781581572650 $35.95 COOKING Oct 27, 2015
    American Prohibition was far from watertight. If you knew the right people, or the right place to be, you could get a drink—most likely a variation of the real thing, made by blending smuggled, industrial alcohol or homemade moonshines with extracts, herbs, and oils to imitate the aroma and taste of familiar spirits. Most of the illegal recipes were written out by hand and secretly shared. The “lost recipes” in this book come from one such compilation, a journal hidden within an antique book of poetry, with 300 entries on making liquors, cordia... + Read More
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    The Typewriter Revolution A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century Paperback Richard Polt 9781581573114 $34.99 ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Nov 17, 2015
    What do thousands of kids, makers, poets, artists, steampunks, hipsters, activists, and musicians have in common? They love typewriters—the magical, mechanical contraptions that are enjoying a surprising second life in the 21st century, striking a blow for self-reliance, privacy, and coherence against dependency, surveillance, and disintegration. The Typewriter Revolution documents the movement and provides practical advice on how to choose a typewriter, how to care for it, and what to do with it—from National Novel Writing Month to letter-writ... + Read More
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    Sweet Envy Deceptively Easy Desserts, Designed to Steal the Show Hardcover Seton Rossini 9781581572780 $32.95 COOKING Oct 27, 2015
    Want your friends and family to gasp in awe when you bring dessert to the table? Here’s a secret: You can make wow-worthy cakes, cookies, candies, and more, in your own kitchen, faster and more easily than you’d ever guess. (Certainly you don’t need to tell your satisfied audience.) Seton Rossini provides step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you make 75 crowd-pleasing confections such as: Honeybee Cupcakes Pinata Cake Rothko Cookies Limoncello Tart Bailey’s Marshmellows Rossini takes her cue from artists, vintage sweets, cocktail... + Read More
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    Dinner for Two Easy and Innovative Recipes for One, Two, or a Few Hardcover Julie Wampler 9781581572896 $32.95 COOKING Nov 17, 2015
    Leftovers are overrated! Avoid having too much food at dinner with these simple two-serving meals. With 70 brand-new recipes, Julie encourages beginner and seasoned cooks alike to cook at home, even when time is tight and everyone is tired. Her approachable and inspiring recipes include: Rustic Pot Pie with Biscuits Sloppy Joe Mac ’n Cheese Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Comfort Stew Beer-Braised Roast with Polenta Garden Vegetable Egg Bake There’s something for everyone in Dinner for Two including breakfast for dinner! 70 color photographs
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    The Up South Cookbook Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen Hardcover Nicole A Taylor 9781581573015 $34.95 COOKING Dec 22, 2015
    Georgia native Nicole Taylor spent her early twenties trying to distance herself from her southern cooking roots—a move “up” to Brooklyn gave her a fresh appreciation for the bread and biscuits, Classic Fried Chicken, Lemon Coconut Stack Cake, and other flavors of her childhood. The Up South Cookbook is a bridge to the past and a door to the future. The recipes in this deeply personal cookbook offer classic Southern favorites informed and updated by newly-discovered ingredients and different cultures.  Here she gives us pimento cheese elevated... + Read More
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    An Old-Fashioned New England Christmas Hardcover Ellen Stimson 9781581573282 $32.95 COOKING Nov 17, 2015
    With its trademark snow, piney forests, sleigh rides and woodsmoke curling out of village chimneys, New England was practically invented for the Christmas postcard. It’s got your Christmas goose and the maple syrup with which to glaze it. It’s most of the reason author Ellen Stimson made Vermont her home. Here she shares recipes that have been in her family for generations, mixes up a cocktail or two, and invites readers to make their own traditions.
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    Eat Dat New Orleans A Guide to the Unique Food Culture of the Crescent City Paperback Michael R. Murphy 9781581573176 $24.95 TRAVEL Nov 19, 2015
    When Mario Batali was asked his favorite food city, he responded, “New Orleans, hands down.” No city has as many signature dishes, from gumbo and beignets to pralines and po’ boys, from muffuletta and Oysters Rockefeller to king cake and red beans and rice (every Monday night), all of which draw nearly 9 million hungry tourists to the city each year. In this fully revised and updated new edition, Eat Dat New Orleans celebrates both New Orleans’s food and its people. It highlights nearly 250 eating spots—sno-cone stands and food carts as well as... + Read More
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    Fear Dat New Orleans A Guide to the Voodoo, Vampires, Graveyards & Ghosts of the Crescent City Paperback Michael R. Murphy 9781581572759 $24.95 TRAVEL Oct 20, 2015
    Fear Dat New Orleans explores the eccentric and often macabre dark corners of America’s most unique city. In addition to detailed histories of bizarre burials, ghastly murders, and the greatest concentration of haunted places in America, Fear Dat features a “bone watcher’s guide” with useful directions of who’s buried where, from Marie Laveau to Ruthie the Duck Girl. You’ll also find where to buy the most authentic gris-gris or to get the best psychic reading. The Huffington Post tagged Michael Murphy’s first book Eat Dat, about the city’s foo... + Read More
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    Water Babies Hardcover William Burt 9781581573053 $38.95 NATURE Oct 20, 2015
    Naturalist William Burt is known for seeking out wild places and elusive birds—and none fit the bill quite so well as the creatures featured in this book. This may well be his break out book, featuring the downy young of the wetlands, whose images are full of character and appeal. Most of these birds have never been captured on film until now. From the comic-monster herons to the fuzzy ducklings and stick-legged sandpipers, these tots have personality and spunk. In the wetlands, they come together, drawn by one essential need: for water. These ... + Read More
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    Craft Cider How to Turn Apples Into Alcohol Paperback Jeff Smith 9781581573138 $21.95 COOKING Sep 25, 2015
    Hard cider is far more than sweet apple juice with a kick. It is the fasted growing alcoholic beverage on the market today. After standing in the shadow of craft beer, hard cider is enjoying a much overdue renaissance. Craft Cider will uncover this unique beverage’s history, the current state of cider in the marketplace, and recommend commercial ciders that represent the best in each style. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned brewer, Craft Cider will be the go-to book for all skill levels to learn new brewing techniques, explore recipes, a... + Read More
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    Mountain Brew A High-Spirited Guide to Country-Style Beer Making Paperback Tim Matson 9781581573084 $12.95 COOKING Oct 27, 2015
    Long before Heady Topper or Hill Farmstead, Vermont was already at the forefront of the American beer revolution. In the 1970s, the big-name brews like Bud and Coors ruled the roost, and homebrewed beer was still as illegal as moonshine. But a small group of Vermonters—people like Tim Matson and Lee Anne Dorr—weren’t the kind to let a little thing like the law stop them from enjoying their own brews. They shared their concoctions with friends and family and then went a step farther: publishing the first homebrewer’s guide since Prohibition and ... + Read More
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    Oh Beautiful Beer The Evolution of Craft Beer and Design Hardcover Harvey Shepard 9781581573152 $28.50 DESIGN Oct 27, 2015
    The craft beer boom of the last decade has led to an explosion of new breweries. In such a crowded market, how do you make your beer stand out from the crowd? For many of the best brewers, the secret is to have an eye-catching design, something that reflects the quality of the product within and the values of the brewer who made it. Based on the hugely popular blog, Oh Beautiful Beer collects the most innovative new labels and logos into a sumptuous full-color book. Each brewery is selected by graphic designer Harvey Shepard, who uses the desig... + Read More
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    Best Dips and Apps Ever Healthy and Easy Spreads, Snacks, and Savory Bites Paperback Monica Sweeney 9781581573237 $17.95 COOKING Sep 24, 2015
    Entertaining has never been so easy! These effortless starters are both beautiful and delicious, and will impress any guest. With 70 outrageously tasty and creative recipes, there’s something for everyone. Create the perfect appetizer to pair with your meal, or serve creamy dips at cocktail hour. Here at last is the solution to any last-minute dinner party or potluck. Or just whip one up as a tasty snack! You’ll want to try them all, including: Salmon Canapés  Caprese Salad  Vietnamese Spring Rolls With a variety of fresh and flavorful option... + Read More
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    Best Side Dishes Ever Foolproof Recipes for Greens, Potatoes, Beans, Rice, and More Paperback Monica Sweeney 9781581573220 $17.95 COOKING Sep 24, 2015
    Who wants to eat meat without potatoes? Chicken without rice? Chili without cornbread? Sides can really make the meal. (Sometimes even taking center stage, as Aunt Annie’s sweet potato casserole tends to do at the holidays.)  Add the perfect compliment to all of your favorite dishes with the delicious—and deliciously healthy—recipes in this book. With many gluten-free and sugar-free options, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
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    Backyard Ice Rink A Step-by-Step Guide for Building Your Own Hockey Rink at Home Paperback Joe Proulx 9781581572995 $25.95 HOUSE & HOME Oct 20, 2015
    Driven in large part by the popularity of the NHL’s Winter Classic, outdoor hockey is enjoying an unprecedented revival. For a sport that began under the open sky, a backyard rink allows for a return to the origins of the game and can provide a memorable neighborhood gathering place and a place for players to train without the expense of indoor ice rental. In , blogger and professional rink builder Joe Proulx guides you through every step of building your own backyard ice skating rink. From the simplest wooden frame to elaborate tall-board rink... + Read More
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    Bears in the Backyard Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle Paperback Edward R Ricciuti 9781581573206 $17.95 NATURE Sep 15, 2015
    Fang and claw have jumped the white picket fence as encounters with cougars in Chicago, alligators in Florida, and bears virtually everywhere have become increasingly commonplace. As cities and suburbs sprawl, and conservation efforts enable wildlife populations to recover, large wild animals are encroaching on human turf. These creatures might be thrilling to see, but they can bite, scratch, and even kill, and attacks on humans will only increase as we come face to face in the man-made landscape. Author Edward R. Ricciuti explores cutting-edge... + Read More
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    Chow Simple Ways to Share the Foods You Love with the Dogs You Love Paperback Rick Woodford 9781581572889 $25.95 PETS Dec 01, 2015
    Nobody keeps us company in the kitchen as faithfully as our dogs. As patiently as dogs wait, they are often disappointed by their same boring bowl of food, which is missing many important nutrients. The wait is over—here comes CHOW! CHOW shows you the benefits of more than 100 foods that can be simply added to the dog bowl or combined with a few other ingredients to make a quick meal loaded with real meat, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Each simple recipe is accompanied by information on the powerhouse of nutrients that work to keep your pet... + Read More
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    Dos Caminos Tacos 100 Recipes for Everyone' Favorite Mexican Street Food Paperback Ivy Stark 9781581573190 $21.95 COOKING Sep 22, 2015
    Here are amazing recipes from one of the most creative and talented chefs cooking Mexican cuisine today. Here are traditional recipes for the centuries-old dish, as well as modern interpretations, including:• Casabel Chile-Marinated Beef Tacos• Hot and Smoky Shrimp Tacos• Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Corn PicoClear, helpful information on chili peppers, tips and tricks for working with Mexican ingredients, and mouthwatering photography come together to make this an indispensable cookbook.
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    Good Grief Life in a Tiny Vermont Village Paperback Ellen Stimson 9781581573213 $21.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 27, 2015
    Ellen Stimson and her husband had such a wonderful time in Vermont that they wondered what living there would really be like. “What if we stayed here…forever?” So began the series of adventures and misadventures of Ellen Stimson’s hilarious first book, Mud Season. Now, having settled the family in Vermont’s rich, muddy soil, they are faced with new challenges of raising kids in the paradise of this very small, very rural town. Good Grief tells the tales of the hopes and dreams of parents just trying to do their best—and not always succeeding. I... + Read More
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    Something Abides Discovering the Civil War in Today's Vermont Paperback Howard Coffin 9781581573183 $29.95 HISTORY Nov 24, 2015
    Today, throughout Vermont, it is possible to identify hundreds and hundreds of Civil War–related sites. Throughout Vermont are soldier homes, halls where war meetings encouraged enlistments, churches where soldier funerals were held and abolitionists spoke, monuments to those who served, hospital sites, and homes where women gathered to make items for the soldiers. The Vermont State House is a virtual Civil War museum. A building survives in Woodstock where the war was administered. Cemeteries hold the gravestones of many of the 34,000 who foug... + Read More
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    Slow Cooker Dump Dinners 5-Ingredient Recipes for Meals That (Practically) Cook Themselves Paperback Jennifer Palmer 9781581573343 $19.50 COOKING Sep 22, 2015
    Busy moms and dads will appreciate these quick, simple, classic recipes, all of which can be popped into a slow—cooker early in the day so it’s ready to eat by the time everyone is home from school and work.Getting a nutritious dinner on the table is one of the top everyday challenges for most families—busy cooks are always eager for healthy, quick, and delicious options that their families will eat. Best-Ever Dump Dinners offers 70 recipes for hot, homemade meals that can be made by “dumping” a few ingredients into a slow-cooker, casserole dis... + Read More
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    The Courage to Act A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath Hardcover Ben S Bernanke 9780393247213 $45.00 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Oct 06, 2015
    In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, the unexpected apex of a personal journey from small-town South Carolina to prestigious academic appointments and finally public service in Washington’s halls of power. There would be no time to celebrate. The bursting of a housing bubble in 2007 exposed the hidden vulnerabilities of the global financial system, bringing it to the brink of meltdown. From the implosion of the investment bank Bear Stearns to the unprecedented bailout of insurance giant AIG, efforts to arrest the... + Read More

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