THE HUCKLE & GOOSE COOKBOOK
Anca Toderic + Christine Lucaciu
When the founders of meal planning service, Huckle & Goose created this cookbook, their aim was to provide the necessary tools to make cooking at home, simple and enjoyable. Each week these sister-in-laws help people find the secrets to encourage them cook more and to like it! They want people to shake up what they are making in the kitchen to keep it new and fresh for themselves and those that they are cooking for.
The cookbook illustrates 100 recipes that span over 16 weeks of meals that are simple, seasonal
and can be made at home 3 times a week. This includes vegetable focused dinners, Instagrammable salads, breakfast and dessert. The focus involves good ingredients, family traditions and includes a "use everything in your fridge" method. There is advice to cooks on how to implement these dishes and to create a natural rhythm in your kitchen so that making meals doesn't seem so anxiety driven and daunting.
CITY OF GIRLS
From the author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert sets the stage of the theater world in the 1940's in New York City. Her story is told from wise woman looking back on her youth for all of its highs and lows.
We meet Vivian Morris at the age of 19 in 1940 after being kicked out of Vassar College due to a lack of performing. Her well to do parents send her to Manhattan to stay with Aunt Peg who owns an over the top and crumbling theater called the Lily Playhouse. She is introduced to a myriad of characters from actors, writers, stage managers and more. But when she makes a personal mistake, it bleeds over to her professional life and it will take years to undo the affects of the scandal.
It seems that with Olive Torres, that when it rains, it pours. She feels that she is the unlucky twin when it comes to a layoff and a number of misfortunes that tend to only happen to her. Her sister Ami is always in a land of bounty like when she paid for her entire wedding with an array of contests!
For Olive, bad luck is one thing but having to spend her sister's wedding day with the best man Ethan Thomas is not her idea of a good time.
With plans to rise above, the entire wedding party gets food poisoning minus herself and Ethan. With a free trip - honeymoon available, she is determined that Ethan will not be the only one to enjoy it! With their white flags drawn, they head to Maui for 10 days and assume the role of newlyweds. Surprisingly, Olive realizes that pretending that she is lucky isn't hard to do and she feels that she is exactly where she is meant to be.