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Motherland

by Meg Nola

Melissa Thompson’s enticing Jamaican-inspired cookbook "Motherland" combines a solemn history of the Caribbean island nation with notes about its delicious food and spirited reputation. The daughter of a Jamaican father and Maltese... Read More

Book Review

Vegan Africa

by Jeff Fleischer

Marie Kacouchia’s cookbook "Vegan Africa" is packed with a wide variety of recipes from across the continent. The recipes range from simple sauces to flavorful mains, all using natural ingredients and that stand to hold appeal for... Read More

Book Review

Chinese-Ish

by Meg Nola

Chinese-ish is a vibrant collaborative cookbook created by Asian Australian friends Rosheen Kaul and Joanna Hu. The pair share a passion for food and the experience of growing up in millennial Melbourne as the children of immigrants.... Read More

Book Review

Postcards from Absurdistan

by Meg Nola

Derek Sayer’s "Postcards from Absurdistan" is an encompassing review of cultural and sociopolitical Prague from tumultuous 1938 onward, detailed with compassion for the Czech people. It is meticulous in recounting the regimes they have... Read More

Book Review

Midcentury Cocktails

by Jeana Jorgensen

Cecelia Tichi’s "Midcentury Cocktails" blends history, literature, and cultural critiques to address trends in alcohol and entertainment in the 1950s and 1960s. Despite what jokes about Baby Boomers suggest, the 1950s and 1960s were... Read More

Book Review

Cherokee Earth Dwellers

by Kristine Morris

Christopher Teuton and Hastings Shade’s "Cherokee Earth Dwellers" makes traditional Cherokee wisdom, language, teachings, and culture accessible to all because it “is time for all to know.” Based on the work and teachings of the... Read More

Book Review

The Language of Tattoos

by Rachel Jagareski

This visual, informative guide decodes 130 popular symbols from the contemporary tattoo scene. Lavish illustrations make it a great resource for anyone contemplating some new body ink, or who is curious about tattoo history and the... Read More

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