2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books Edition

Posted by 29414135 tiny Becca on nov 21, 2016 under Book Review

Books by Brainery teachers and friends make great holiday gifts! Here are some new ones and some old favorites, from cooking and food history to flowers and fact-checking.

Eight Flavors by Sarah Lohman

The perfect gift for your foodie friends, this book looks at the history of the most popular flavors in American cooking and the people who shaped that history.

The Chinese Takeout Cookbook by Diana Kuan  

This indispensable cookbook will teach you to make Chinese takeout favorites at home, from moo shu pork to black sesame ice cream.

The Flower Chef: A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangements by Carly Cylinder


This guide to floral design will tell you everything you need to know about flower arranging, with gorgeous images throughout.

Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal by Joseph Alexiou


Discover the forgotten origins of this infamous New York waterway and learn about how the Gowanus has affected the culture of Brooklyn.

Infested by Brooke Borel


Science writer Brooke Borel combines storytelling and scientific expertise to reveal the history of the dreaded yet fascinating bed bug.  


The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking by Brooke Borel


This readable yet thorough guide is the perfect gift for the journalist, editor, or news junkie in your life.


Wine Hack by Jeffrey Schiller


This book will teach you to talk about wine in a way that (finally!) makes sense. Your wine-loving friends will thank you! 


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