S1. E3. | ATHLEISURE KITCHEN WITH FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE + TOP CHEF JUDGE GAIL SIMMONS

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On today’s Athleisure Kitchen, we head downtown in New York’s NoLita neighborhood to The Kitchen Table to sit down with Food & Wine as well as Top Chef judgeGail Simmons. We talk about her food journey and the array of jobs that she took on in professional kitchens to understand the industry in order to be an effective food journalist. In addition, we talk about her unexpected transition into being a TV personality, how it’s like to prepare for being on the show as well as what’s currently in her kitchen as we continue through the Spring in making new dishes, welcoming guests into our homes for Spring celebrations and what key ingredients are in her kitchen for this time of year!

Check out the latest issue of Athleisure Studio for additional episodes.

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PLATTERS AND BOARDS

Shelly Westerhausen with Wyatt Worcel

Chronicle Books

We've all been there. You're having a get together with your girls or inviting a few people over to go over something. You don't want to go all out with a sit down dinner or maybe you are, but you want a few nibbles to have at the ready. You could buy a platter, but why not make an Instagram worthy presentation with the help of Shelly Westerhausen who has great tips on how to create casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy. This visual cornucopia of a cookbook is the guide to entertaining with effortless style.

You'll find that this book is organized by the time of day and the pairings include recipes, drinks and more to make it easier for you to create your next tasty look. In addition, there is a chart that gives great board suggestions which ensures that they'll photograph well!

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PHYSICAL DISOBEDIENCE

Sarah Hays Coomer

Seal Press

Women are constantly being messaged to about size, weight, skin tones and more. It creates a mindset of how we should view ourselves which can create a stigma.

Physical Disobedience asserts that denigrating our bodies is, in practice, an act of submission to inequality. When we decide to take a stand on individual physicality, reclamation of the authority and the ability to sustain our efforts in activism: the protests, community service, and emotional resilience it takes to face the news and stay engaged.

This book's focus on wellness as an act of nonviolence toward our bodies, and embracing them through diet and exercise, fashion and social media, alternative therapies, mu sic, and motherhood. The focus is to ignite the body in a healthy way.

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Kevin Kwan

Anchor Publishing

Unless you have been in seclusion, Crazy Rich Asians was released the middle of this month and has become a blockbuster movie, that not only showcases the representation of Asians in mainstream film, luxury and a number of storylines from dating, shopping and meeting your loved ones parents!

We're introduced to Rachel and Nick, who have been dating for a while. This summer he wants to take her to his home in Singapore for a friend’s wedding as well as to meet his family. The couple has no worries about spending the summer traveling together. His family, who are “crazy rich” (ridiculously beyond rich) are concerned that Nick is going to propose to someone who they have not vetted and is not from a “good” family.

It's clear that the movie does justice to the book. For those that have seen the film and have yet to read the novel which is a trilogy, it's time to go back and pick up where it all began and then continue on to the other novels: China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People's Problems.

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THE PERFECT CAKE
The Editors of America's Test Kitchen
Penguin Random House

Creating the perfect cake is not a bad skill to have under your belt (or you may have a friend who wants to showcase his/her skills). The Editor's of America's Test Kitchen have created the ultimate guide to classical, modern and whimsical cakes. These creations are definitely those that are Instagram worthy and
perfect for whatever brunch you might be thinking of hosting when friends come over.

In addition to a dizzying array of cakes that are available - cupcakes are included! Cake education also introduces you to topics that incorporate mix-and-match layer cakes, frostings, and fillings. Essentially, whatever cake you have been dreaming of creating and/or eating can be found in this book.

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With Spring Holidays as well as functions with friends and family that are particular to your group, you'll find that this cookbook is an essential for all of your baking needs.

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LED ZEPPELIN: ALL THE ALBUMS, ALL THE SONGS
Martin Popoff
Voyageur Press

This coffee table book focusing on all things Led Zeppelin, breaks down their music track-by-track, album-by album with all the details and secrets that fans of the band will truly enjoy.

Enthusiasts will enjoy hearing the roots of the band's creation which was formed with two London studio musicians at the top of their game and two bar-band musicians that would ultimately create the legendary group that would also set the formula for modern rock 'n' roll bands as we know it today.

The four members created 9 studio albums with 81 tracks that were a complex mix of blues, psychedelia, rock, folk, and country.

Martin Popoff, a respected veteran music journalist takes us on an indepth look at the band from their creation, the recording process, historical context and an introductory essay into each song that explores the intricacies of each song.

Fans will enjoy learning about song details that include running time, instruments played, engineers and studios.

THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
Chris Bohjalian
Random House LLC

One night can change your life and Chris Bohjalian's novel focuses on a flight  attendant who wakes up in the wrong hotel,
in the wrong bed with a dead man and she has no clue what happened and how she got there!

We're introduced to flight attendant, Cassandra Bowden who has had a number of hangovers and blackout moments. When she wakes up in Dubai next to a man that she finds to be dead, she doesn't know what to do but try to go back to her life as if it didn't happen.

Cassandra lies and joins her team to get back to the airport, lies to her team as they continue to travel to Paris and again when she arrived in NYC with the FBI inquiring about what happened. With so many lies, Cassandra can't come clean with the truth and begins to wonder what really happened. Did she kill him or did someone else? 

The thriller focuses on life at forty thousand feet and focuses on memory, alcohol, the consequences of addiction and ultimately murder far from home.

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JUST ADD SAUCE
America's Test Kitchen

We've been fans of America's Test Kitchen for a about a year now! You may know them from their TV show and now you can recreate their meals. In this cookbook, they focus on over 175 modern sauces as this is one of the essential and most creative elements of any meal!

These sauces include those for vegetables, drizzling on steak, curries, and stir-frying noodles. With just a few of these elements, your dishes will take on new flavors and interest in your meals.

With the power of creating these simple
sauces, there are also 100 recipes that you can pair them with. Sauces include dressings for salad, herb sauces, Teriyaki Stir-Fry sauces, molés, relishes, yogurt sauces, curries and more.

A home cook's must, this cookbook will bring a new life to preparing fresh made
meals or even giving leftovers a twist that makes it a favorite dish for a second night in a row!


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RECIPES FROM AN ITALIAN BUTCHER
Phaidon
The Silver Spoon Kitchen

We're in that time of year where comfort food is very much so on our minds as we continue through the winter and get teased with spring (and sometimes summer)
weather. The team at The Silver Spoon Kitchen shares an array of savory and authentic dishes that ensure that you will be able to make a number of mouth watering
Italian meat dishes that are perfect for roastng, stewing and braising no matter the occassion.

Not only will you enjoy being introduced to new dishes, but with over 150 illustrations, you're also taken on a tour of Italy as well. Your vegetarian friends don't need to feel left out as in addition to meat focused dishes, there are side dishes that are veggie based which become the perfect pairing for any meal. This book also includes tips that focus on American, British and Italian cuts of meat.


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CLODAGH LIFE-ENHANCING DESIGN
G Arts
Clodagh

Clodagh is known for her timeless and responsible design. She has helmed a number of award-winning, commercial and residential projects, including Miraval Resort and Spas, W Hotels, and Equinox Fitness Clubs.

A Clodagh designed space is a serene and indulgent experience. Her design aesthetic is based in that although clutter undermines serenity; however, minimalism shouldn't be self-denying. Ultimately, her style can be defined as "life-enhancing minimalism".

As a believer in integrative medicine, she embraces both ancient and cutting edge methods in an effort to comfort not only the body but also the soul. Her design practice incorporates Feng Shui (she is an early adopter). In addition, she includes chromatherapy and biophilia into her projects as she believes that good design supports well-being and transforms people's
lives.

With international acclaim, Clodagh Design projects and products are illustrated to showcase her life's work.


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