Billy Strayhorn, a beloved composer and major force in the shaping of the American jazz canon, is chronicled in this stunning coffee table book. Through a collection of essays from musicians, historians, and relatives, and many rare photographs and original sheet-music, Strayhorn captures the life of an American legend.
140 original recipes for sharing with friends and family, including themed menus for holidays and special occasions. Brownson, a longtime Chicago Tribune columnist, food editor, and test kitchen director, co-authored the James Beard award-winning Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, and culinary director of Frontera Foods and Frontera Media Productions.
Former indie-rock musician (Blake Babies, Mysteries of Life) and writer Freda Love Smith delivers a heartfelt book on the cross-section of food and music, as well as her yearlong journey teaching her son to cook.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. delivers a powerful, emotionally resonant contemporary story that follows two veteran journalists whose personal stories extend from Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis to the 2008 presidential election.
Ina Pinkney is a Chicago culinary icon and the beloved restaurateur known affectionately as the “Breakfast Queen.” Ina's Kitchen is part cookbook, part memoir, and features her favorite recipes that fans came to love over the years, along with with heartwarming stories from her own life.
Beautiful debut cookbook from Jocelyn Delk Adams, nationally adored food blogger and a fresh new voice in home baking. Grandbaby Cakes offers 50 vintage cakes with modern twists, tracing the roots of her family's recipes with charming anecdotes and delicious results. A book perfect for passing from generation to generation.
An enthralling and candid memoir by award-winning journalist Jeannie Morris about Carol Moseley Braun's groundbreaking and tumultuous, yet ultimately victorious, 1992 US Senate campaign. Credited by Barack Obama as an important predecessor for his own campaigns, Moseley Braun is still the only African-American woman ever elected to the US Senate.
A beautiful and detail-rich hardbound collection of Chicago Bears history, containing essays, box scores, reproduced articles, archival photographs, and various memorabilia for one of the NFL's most storied franchises.
The first paperback edition of Chef Laura Frankel's slow-cooker recipe book, beautifully repackaged and updated with a fresh, modern look. More than 120 convenient and flavorful recipes for kosher cooking, including seasonal ingredients for appetizers, soups, entrees, sides, and desserts.
Acclaimed economic journalist and current Belgian finance minister Johan Van Overtveldt, author of The End of the Euro, Bernanke's Test, and The Chicago School, makes the case for why the United States will continue to be the world's sole superpower well into the 21st century, fending off China, Europe, and Russia.
Profiles of 25 influential chefs, farmers, and artisans who live and work in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Featuring more than 50 seasonal recipes created by the award-winning chefs, including broad range of styles and techniques.
The lives of a reformed hit man, a crusading doctor, a genteel mobster, and a headstrong college student arrive at a fateful intersection in a sweltering Midwestern city amidst the turbulent social change of 1970.