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Each volume in the Stuff series tells you everything you should know to navigate life’s key topics, trends, and milestones. From telling jokes, cooking vegetarian, or tending a garden to getting through college, planning a wedding, or becoming a grandparent, you’ll find all the answers in this concise but comprehensive pocket-sized package.

Stuff Every Cheese Lover Should Know by Alexandra Jones
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Stuff Every Cheese Lover Should Know

Book 29
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Book 30
This pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for coffee connoisseurs, those looking to grind and brew their own beans, and anyone who appreciates a cup of coffee with or without caffeine.
 
If you’re like most people, you start every day with a hot cup of joe. But beyond your steaming morning mug, there’s a whole culture of coffee waiting to be discovered. There are dozens of distinct brewing methods and recipes, with bean type, processing method, roast, and preparation working together to create unique tastes, textures, and aromas. Coffee is embedded in the traditions of many cultures around the world and is shared with others through ceremonies that integrate unique customs, foods, and accessories.
 
Within the pages of this guide, coffee lovers of all levels will find useful information, helpful how-tos, and fascinating trivia about their beloved beverage, including
 
·  Highlights from Coffee History
·  Anatomy of the Coffee Cherry
·  Freshness in Coffee
·  Caffeine Content 101
·  Popular Espresso Drinks
·  Coffee Cocktails
 
So get ready to read about the world’s best coffee-growing regions, learn how to host a coffee cupping like a pro, get tips for buying ethically sourced beans, and much, much more!
Book 29
This pocket-sized handbook to all things cheese is the perfect gift for artisan cheese lovers, home cheesemakers, and anyone who appreciates a good wedge of cheddar.

It’s hard to think of a more universally beloved food than cheese. But there’s so much more to learn and enjoy beyond the plastic-wrapped blocks from the grocery store. Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you’ll find information, how-tos, and trivia for cheese lovers of all levels. Casual cheese eaters and connoisseurs alike will learn about

• How Cheese Is Made
• Why Some Cheeses Melt Differently
• How to Build a Festive Cheese Board for Entertaining
• Pairing Cheese with Wine and Beer
• How to Make Cheese at Home

Plus an illustrated guide to cheese gadgets, terms every cheese lover should know, how to host a cheese tasting, how to make the ultimate grilled cheese, and much more!
Book 28
This pocket-sized handbook to all things tea is the perfect gift for tea connoisseurs, tea newbies, and anyone who appreciates a good cuppa.

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world—second only to water. And there’s so much to learn and try beyond the colorful boxes in the grocery store. Like wine and beer, each tea variety has its own distinct history, source, and flavor profile, from Darjeeling to matcha to Silver Needle. Tea is also embedded in the traditions of many cultures around the world and is shared with others through distinctive ceremonies that include unique customs, foods, and accessories. Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you’ll find information, how-tos, and trivia for tea lovers of all levels. Experts and newbies alike will learn about

• Tea Bags vs. Loose Leaf
• Anatomy of a Tea Plant
• How to Prepare Tea
• Tea Families and Common Varieties
• Types of Teapots and How to Use Them
• Tea Traditions Across the World

Plus an illustrated guide to tea accessories, terms every tea lover should know, highlights from tea history, a tea tasting guide, tips for throwing tea parties, and much more!
Book 27
A pocket guide with everything you need to know to enjoy sushi at a restaurant or at home.

Sushi is one of the most popular foods in the world, but fans of this Japanese cuisine know there’s more to learn beyond the maki roll lunch special at your favorite restaurant. Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you’ll find information, how-tos, and trivia for sushi lovers of all levels. Experts and newbies alike will learn

• Types of Sushi Fish and Their Origins
• How to Cook Rice Like a Sushi Chef
• Sushi Etiquette
• How to Select and Store Sushi-Grade Fish
• How to Expand Your Sushi Palate

Plus a glossary of essential sushi terms; tips for pairing sake, beer, and wine with sushi; step-by- step instructions for making sushi at home and hosting a sushi party; and more!
Book 26
The perfect gift for the cannabis-curious and the pot-lover in your life, this pocket guide includes the history, culture, and many uses of marijuana, from recreation to self-care.

Cannabis has been one of the most popular psychoactive herbs across the world since before recorded history. With the legalization of marijuana across the United States, there’s never been a better time to learn about its many uses, effects, and strains, as well as its impact on entertainment and culture. Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you’ll find information, how-tos, and trivia for weed-users at all levels. Newbies and cannabisseurs alike will learn:

• How to Roll a Joint
• How to Throw a Weed Party
• How to Grow in Legal Environments
• How to Buy from a Dispensary
• Cooking with Cannabis
• And more!
Book 25
This pocket-sized guide is the perfect gift for new and first-time grandfathers.

Grandfathering is a serious job—and not always an easy one—but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. This handy gift book contains all the wisdom, know-how, and trivia grandfathers and grandfathers-to-be need to know, and gifting it is a terrific way to announce that you’re expecting! Topics include:

• How to Pick Your Grandfather Nickname
• How to Give Parenting Advice
• Kid Care and Feeding 101
• How to Stay Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise
• Six Classic Grandfatherly Trick and Pranks
Book 24
This pocket-sized guide is the perfect gift for new and first-time grandmothers.

Becoming a grandmother is one of life’s biggest joys—but that doesn’t mean it’s simple! This handy gift book contains all the wisdom, savvy, and know-how grandmothers and grandmothers-to-be will need to care for, cherish, and spoil your little ones from babyhood through the toddler years and beyond, and gifting it is a great way to announce that you’re expecting. Topics include:

• How to Pick Your Grandmother Nickname
• Baby Equipment Essentials
• How to Make Old-School Cool
• Five Ways to Have Fun without Toys
• How to Read with Your Grandchild
Book 23
Full of tips, trivia, and useful how-tos, this pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for wine lovers.

Wine is one of the world’s oldest beverages, and there’s never been a better time to fill a glass with the fruit of the vine. Whether you prefer robust reds, crisp whites, or subtle rosés, you’ll find lots to drink in on the pages of this pocket-sized guide, packed with information, how-tos, and trivia for wine enthusiasts of every variety. Seasoned sommeliers and budding oenologists alike will learn all things wine, including:

  • How Wine Is Made
  • How to Pour a Glass of Wine
  • How to Pair Wine with Food
  • The Truth About Sulfites
  • How to Bring the Perfect Wine for Any Occasion
  • And more!
Book 22
This pocket-sized handbook to all things beer is the perfect gift for the homebrewer, craft beer lover, or anyone who appreciates a good pint.

From classic craft beers to trendy microbrews, beer is booming nationwide. Whether you prefer light lagers or hearty stouts, you’ll find lots to drink in on the pages of this pocket-sized guide, packed with information, how-tos, and trivia for beer enthusiasts of all stripes. Seasoned craft-brew connoisseurs and newbie beer drinkers alike will learn almost everything there is to know about the world’s most beloved beverage, including:

   • How to Taste Beer Like a Pro
   • How to Store Beer
   • How to Pair Beer with Food
   • How to Host a Tasting
   • How to Drink Local
   • And more!
Book 21
This pocket-sized handbook to becoming a vegetarian has everything you need to start a healthy and tasty plant-based diet.

Ready to try a diet that’s greener, healthier, and better for the planet? Here’s an easy and approachable guide to the world of eating, cooking, and living meat-free. Featuring chapters on everything from choosing the right meat substitutes and building a complete protein to dining out and troubleshooting the “Help, I’m still hungry!” stage, this pocket-sized book’s tips and tutorials will take you from wannabe veggie to vegetarian extraordinaire. Plus sample shopping lists, health benefits of going meatless, and recipe ideas to keep you on track for a long—and healthy!—vegetarian life.

Topics include:
   • How to Stock Your Shelves
   • How to Make Recipes Vegetarian
   • How to Make an Amazing Stir-Fry
   • How to Cook Dried Beans
   • 5 Great Bacon Substitutes
And more!
Book 20
A perfect gift for hungry dorm-dwellers, this must-have pocket guide will help students make and eat healthy snacks, meals, and other tasty bites.

Discover quick breakfasts to help you make it to class on time, backpack-friendly lunches, dormmate dinners for a crowd, study break snacks, and of course an infallible recipe for microwave mug cake—plus basic tools, terms, nutrition, budgeting guides, and safety tips for novice cooks. No matter if you’ve got a microwave and an electric kettle or a full-sized kitchen, this book will have you well-fed and back to studying (or video games) in no time. Recipes include:

   • Breakfast Burritos
   • Hummus and Veggie Wraps
   • Healthy Avocado and Sunflower Seed Sandwich
   • Bacon: Microwaved or Panfried
   • Chocolate-Covered Popcorn
   • And more!
Book 19
This handy little gift book is the perfect pocket guide to your garden!
 
For the green thumb in your life, this delightful companion is blooming with fun facts and helpful ideas for everything from indoor seed-starting to tips for hassle-free roses. What’s the difference between heirlooms and hybrids? How can I stop weeds from invading my flowerbeds? And what’s the best way to attract helpful, beneficial insects? All these questions and more are answered for gardeners of all ages and experience. 

Topics include:
   • Tips for Hassle-Free Roses
   • How to Grow Perfect Tomatoes
   • How to Start Seeds Indoors
   • How to Extend the Growing Season
And more!
Book 18
Expert cooking tips and timeless kitchen wisdom make this culinary how-to handbook a must-have for home cooks of all skill levels.
 
You don’t need expensive gadgets, cutting-edge cutlery, or a rack of exotic spices to be a great cook. You just need the timeless wisdom found in Stuff Every Cook Should Know. You’ll learn
 
• How to Care for Cast Iron
• How to Sharpen a Knife
• How to Reduce Waste
• How to Make Meals Ahead
 
Plus measurement conversions, kitchen organizing tips, basic knife cuts, how to stop onions from making you cry, and much more. Now you’re cooking!
Book 17
The New York Times best seller makes the perfect graduation gift for young adults in the real world!
 
This ultimate pocket-sized guide for life after school is filled with information for every step of the road to adulthood. Just because you’ve got a diploma in hand doesn’t mean you know everything—especially if it’s doing laundry, cleaning your house, or acing an interview. Topics include:
 
·      How to Find Your First Apartment
·      How to Write the Perfect Résumé
·      How to Survive Living with Your Parents
·      How to Make (and Stick to!) a Budget
·      How to Build A Professional Wardrobe
Book 16
An easy, elegant, and pocket-sized gift book packed with everything a bride needs to plan her dream wedding.

This petite handbook is a personal wedding planner you can carry in your pocket! The perfect engagement present or planning handbook for any soon-to-be bride, this manual is packed with tips to plan, execute, and enjoy the perfect engagement and wedding, including:
 
• How to Set a Budget

• How to Select Your Attendants

• How to Find the Dress

• How to Make Your Guests Comfortable

• How to Handle Showers and Parties

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