Must-Read List | April 2021

 

Cookin’ Up Something Good? - Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places

It might surprise you to learn that this is Chef Ouita Michel’s first cookbook. The James Beard award nominee has been regularly featured in national media and honored by countless organizations for both her food and her commitment to sustainability. But she’s never written a cookbook until now.

Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places features recipes from Ouita’s restaurants that have been adapted for the at-home cook. She shares the stories behind each recipe and a little about the staffs that cook and serve them. From her inspirations to the people who enjoy each dish, this book is as much about people as it is food.

Available at ouitamichel.com: $24.95

Forgetful? - Remember - Lisa Genova

We all know the panic of trying to recall the name of an actor in a movie, or walking into a room and forgetting why you got up in the first place. Neuroscientist and novelist Lisa Genova explores memory in Remember: the Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting. We promise it’s a compelling read that will make you feel better whenever you have a “duh” moment.

Curious? - The Beauty Of Living Twice - Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone suffered a stroke that cost her more than her health: her career, her family, her fame. This candid autobiography isn’t your typical Hollywood tell-all. Instead, it shows strength, humor and the journey of a women seeking wholeness and health. Fans of Stone will still find plenty to pore over, however!

Ready to Cry? - Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing: Essays - Lauren Hough

Lauren Hough grew up in an infamous, abusive cult. Since then, the has seemingly rebooted her life over and over again. She served in the US Air Force. She worked as a cable guy. She was a bouncer at a gay club. This collection of personal essays is alternatingly brave and silly, dark and funny. You’ll love going on this wild journey with her. Available April 13.