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Recommended by: sweet pea
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Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781423640653
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gibbs Smith - July 1st, 2015

Granted I already love pierogies, bursting with potato-y goodness. This cookbook takes us through the classics with creative creations like "Pink and Purple Princess Pierogies" and homemade "Nutella Pierogies" (OMG). Fun and delicious. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Oyster: A Gastronomic History (with Recipes) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781419719226
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Published: ABRAMS - October 6th, 2015

This is a fascinating read, whether you are a culinary aficionado or nonfiction buff. “Oyster” takes us to locations around the world, through recipes traditional and modern, and even into the art world. I love exploring history through unexpected lenses; this is a perfect example. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Sea and Smoke: Flavors from the Untamed Pacific Northwest Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780762453788
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Published: Running Press Book Publishers - October 27th, 2015

I had to buy this the instant it showed up at the store. It's not only an insanely gorgeous cookbook showcasing the beauty and the weirdness of Pacific Northwest ingredients, but it is also a travelogue of James Beard Award-winning chef Blaine Wetzel featuring gorgeous pictures throughout. Keep this on your coffee table and it will be the most beautiful one there or keep in the kitchen, probably where it belongs, and make the most beautiful tasting things. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Nicole
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Craft Cider: How to Turn Apples Into Alcohol Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781581573138
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Published: Countryman Press - September 14th, 2015

Talk about an in-depth look at how to make the best home-brewed cider ever! Jeff Smith offers a variety of ways to make delicious craft ciders, starting from picking specific kinds of apples to get top results.  The step by step instructions include pictures and recipes to help you on your quest to cidery goodness. [Nicole]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101874868
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 27th, 2015

The authority on Indian cuisine takes us across India on a tour of the varied vegetarian home cooking of the nation. The recipes and beautiful photographs will inspire you to learn to cook tasty dals, curries, and pancakes. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: sweet pea
$16.00
SKU: artscrafts2016

This beautiful calendar features a selection of exquisite block prints originally letterpress printed. Beautiful scenes of nature will take you through the seasons. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Kenny
$10.00
SKU: tactemptats

These temporary tattoos are amazing. Tacoma Makes, creators of the Tacoma Playing Cards, brought together five of my favorite artists, Zachary Marvick, Gillian Nordlund, Noah Struthers, Sean Alexander, and Fox Flowers Heart, to make these incredible, detailed, and fun Tacoma-centric art pieces you can put on your skin. I highly recommend getting two sets. Then you'll have five you can wear and five you can put on your wall. [Kenny]


Recommended by: sweet pea
$14.95
SKU: 9781452144856

This ridiculously fun set has everything you need to stage your own sumo battles! Featuring characters from mythology and your imagination (make your own!), battle demons, kappas, hags, chestnuts, and more for your chance at glory!  [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Raissa
$14.95
SKU: 9781452144177

This illustrated book and separate note card set are right on thyme! Had a ruff day? Don’t like puns? Dill with it! This delightful project is here now, so make it snap pea! It’s meow or never! Gopher it! Oaky doke? Seriously, it’s hysterical. Birch, please! [Raissa]


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Have a Little Pun: An Illustrated Play on Words Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452144160
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2015

This illustrated book and separate note card set are right on thyme! Had a ruff day? Don’t like puns? Dill with it! This delightful project is here now, so make it snap pea! It’s meow or never! Gopher it! Oaky doke? Seriously, it’s hysterical. Birch, please! [Raissa]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594486630
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2015

Rock memoirs are usually salacious and scandalous, or at least try desperately to be so. Carrie Brownstein's isn't. It is wise and generous. She looks at her history in music and with Sleater-Kinney with a mature sense of awareness and the wit made evident in her work writing and starring in Portlandia. Any fan of any era of her career will like this book, but so will anyone fascinated by the music in the Northwest. [Kenny]


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