Book Reviews May 2016
LESSONS IN ARRANGING
Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend’s wedding or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected and even the magical. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photgraphy, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for more than 45 stunning projects, but also equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home. With experience designing from the White House to the FlowerSchool New York, author Ariella Chezar walks you through a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreathes, garlands and more.
CONTAIN YOUR PLANTS
With award-winning garden designer Nancy J. Ondra, gardeners of all levels and budgets can transform drab front steps, patios, decks and balconies into fabulous decorative masterpieces. In her latest book, Container Theme Gardens, Ondra has designed 42 foolproof gardens for every style, function and taste –– each using only five perfectly matched, easy-to-grow plants which she pairs with complementary contianers of all sizes, shapes and materials. Gardeners only need to determine light conditions, pick a theme and plant their garden.
Sushi isn’t tricky to make so long as you have the right utensils and instructions and the patience to get acquainted with the various techniques. The Complete Guide to Syushi & Sashimi, by Jeffrey Elliot and Robby Cook, provides all the information needed to get started –– from ingredients and knives, to equipment, fish butchery, plating techniques, making perfect rice and more. With full color throughout, lots of recipes, a user-friendly wire -bound hardcover, 500 photos and hundreds of tips, this book is the go-to guide for sushi and sashimi lovers, novice and experienced alike. All it takes is some practice and in no time at all, you’ll be making sumptuous sushi that will wow everyone.
Honest Medicine introduces four lifesaving treatments that have been effectively treating – and in some cases curing – people for 25-90 years. However, for reasons of profitability (or lack thereof), these treatments have not been universally accepted. Author Julie Schopick shares the story of her husband’s illness with a brain tumor. She became his medical advocate and began writing on topics relating to health and medicine that were published in medical journals, magazines and news sources. Her mission is to empower people in their health choices.
Book Reviews May 2016