With temperatures heading downward, what better way to spend time than between the pages of a good book? On our TWE 2023 Winter Bookshelf we want to spotlight these recent releases from some of the people and stories you’ll find on the site. Books about food for the soul, the appetite and the body are front and center here.
#1. Pascale Beale: 9′ x 12′ Culinary Adventures in a Small Kitchen: Recipes for Stirring Times
Our host Stacey Gualandi spoke to Pascale several years ago on a TWE podcast after she visited her at Pascale’s Kitchen, her company and home in Santa Barbara, California. She had just published Salad: Recipes from the Market Place, which she has now updated with 40 new delicious recipes!
In addition to that, Pascale has put together 9′ x 12′, a new multimedia cookbook available via subscription. The book itself is about the ups and downs of the cooking school she founded in central California. She invites readers to join her in her kitchen there.
Each month paid subscribers receive another chapter of her book through 2023. The chapters feature a three-course menu with printable pdf of the recipes and photos of every dish. What an interesting new format for her cookbooks!
#2. Vanessa Loder: The Soul Solution: A Guide for Brilliant Overwhelmed Women
Stacey Gualandi spoke to Vanessa Loder and her partner Lisa Abramson in a previous podcast about their 30 Day Meditation Challenge. Now Vanessa is back on her own with a new guide about what she is calling the “Brilliant Overwhelmed Woman.” We hope to have her back on a new podcast in the near future.
This women’s leadership expert, writer and speaker started out as a banker with an MBA from Stanford University. She is now dedicated to sharing the tools she’s learned along with way to help people create the life they really want.
The book contains useful tips for turning out the noise you hear repeatedly, ways to break out of the “shame cycle,” how to reclaim your valuable gifts and how to quiet the inner critic. If you are looking to get your life in order and perhaps for a new perspective, this book may inspire you.
#3. The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology: Food & Fashion
Last year we visited this unique fashion museum in New York City housing over 50,000 garments to report on their “Reinvention & Restlessness in the Nineties” exhibition. From grunge to paper dresses and space age clothing themes, the collection was a delight. A wonderful book of the same name accompanied the exhibit.
The Museum has just published a new book to accompany this year’s upcoming “Food & Fashion” exhibit. It contains 100 full color images examining the influence the food culture has had over fashion in the last 250 years.
For those of you interested in how these two worlds collide, this is a must read. Edited by Melissa Marra-Alvarez and Elizabeth Way, chapters include “From Haute Cooking to Fashion Food Chic,” “Dressed to Dine,” and “The Eye has to Eat.” Over 90 garments, accessories and textiles will be displayed.
This exhibit opens September, 2023 and will run through January 24, 2024. If you are in NYC in the fall, you won’t want to miss this fascinating collection. (Book cover: Bloomsbury)
Here’s a preview:
Social Media for TWE 2023 Winter Bookshelf:
Pascale Beale: @pascalebeale1
Vanessa Loder: @vanessaloder
The Museum at FIT: @museumatFIT
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