A year after he enriched our kitchens with sweet delights, Yotam Ottolenghi is back with yet another brilliant cook book. Ottolenghi Simple (Ten Speed, $35) delivers exactly what it promises in the title: 130 recipes easy to make, simple in his own definition. He codes them using the title of the book as a key: S – short on time, I – ingredients (10 or fewer), M – make ahead, P – pantry, L – lazy, E – easier than you think. And every recipe has its own set of letters, so you can decide what and when to make depending on your free time and ingredients you already have. Of course, everyone who’s cooked with Ottolenghi before knows about the ten essential ingredients that make your feast Ottolenghi-fied: pomegranate molasses, rose harissa, tahini, sumac, to name a few. Take a different approach to brunch with Portobello mushrooms with brioche and poached eggs or Braised eggs with leek and za’atar. Do you want your vegetables raw or cooked—insider info—his top three this season are courgettes, cauliflower, and tomatoes. Pasta or rice, meat or fish, how about Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine nut salsa? With this cookbook you’ll have plenty of choices that taste as amazing as they look.
Part biography of one of the most influential philosophers of 19th century, part memoir, Hiking with Nietzsche is an exploration, of Nietzsche’s work and life, his relationships, thoughts and his search for meaning. It is, also, the author’s self-exploration and a thorough insight into his own life, his marriage, fatherhood and himself. John Kaag followed in Nietzsche’s footsteps, like Mann, Adorno, Jung, Levi, Hesse and many other of his pilgrims did, on the hills of Sils – Maria in Switzerland, where he wrote Thus Spoke Zarathustra. And, he did it twice. First time as a nineteen-year-old young man, almost killing himself on the verge of anorexia and the second 18 years later visiting the same place with his wife and young daughter, retracing the same steps and paths but coming to different conclusions and contemplating different questions.
Beautifully written I Know Where I am When I’m Falling is a novel about growing up, family ties, friendships, mysterious art theft. But most of all it’s a story of unconditional, forgiving and all-consuming love. Young and idealistic Ruby falls in love with Angus, intelligent and charismatic but an ultimate rebel and a bad boy. And even though Angus loves Ruby with every fiber of his being he can’t fight his nature, despite all of Ruby’s attempts to help him live up to his potential. Do we and when do we give up on the ones we love; when do we say enough? This is a story of young woman's struggle with those questions and her ultimate realization that it’s time to let go. “So, feelings weren’t bottomless, after all. You could actually use them up, in spite of their intensity. I had finally flat lined.”