Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Do you need a thoughtful gift for your parents? One that shows how much you appreciate their love and hard work? Mango Media’s got your back. Every mom and dad could use a new book, whether they’re looking for empowerment and encouragement or just a few new craft beers and recipes to try on their next day off. Check out these amazing books—we’re sure you’ll find a few that your parents will love.
Beer School by Jonny Garrett
An insider’s guide to craft beer, the world’s greatest drink! Since its invention 6,000 years ago, beer has come a long way. The legends ofthe craft beer industry have made sure everyone’s within reach of great beer. But, how do you make sure you get your hands on the right brew? Can you learn how to make beer? Welcome to Beer School, brought to you by the heroes of the Craft Beer Channel, a guide to everything you need to know about the wide and wonderful beers of the world. In Beer School, we define and detail the finest artisan crafts, including ales, lagers, porters, stouts, and IPA beers. Plus, with the lowdown on everything from hop varieties and barrel aging, to serving temperatures and glassware, Beer School helps you learn how to make beer and get the best from every sip. View this book onAmazon!
The Booklovers‘ Guide to Wine by Patrick Alexander
Under the careful guidance of his father, Patrick Alexander began drinking wine with his meals at the age of five. At the same age, encouraged by his mother, he began a lifelong love-affair with books. The twin pleasures of wine and writing remained his passion for thenext sixty-five years. For the past six years, Patrick has been teaching asold-out wine appreciation class at the nation’s No.1 independent bookstore, Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. The Booklovers‘ Guide to Wine is based on this very successful class and blends Patrick’s passion for the culture and history of wine and his love of literature for the world’s great writers. A literary twist on traditional food and winepairings, this book explores how great wines and great writers can be combined to enhance the enjoyment of both. The book describes the history of wine from the time of Noah to the birth of two-buck Chuck. It explores the significance of terroir and varietal, thedifferences between Old World and New World wines, and much more. View this book on Amazon!
All about the Burger by Sef Gonzalez
Do you know what the first burger chain was? That Taco Bell was originally known as Bell Burger—and was founded in the same city as McDonald’s? Have you heard of the 1980’s Burger Wars? All About theBurger covers all of these topics and more! Discover the food history you’ve been missing in this entertaining book. Take an informational magic carpet ride through the history of burgers. You’ll learn about restaurants, cooking styles, and different eras that have made theburger the juggernaut that it is. From White Castle to Shake Shack, from simple sandwich to specialty burger, don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the most entertaining looks at history ever written. Viewthis book on Amazon!
Cooking, Making, and Baking by Cynthia O’Hara
From the creative mind of the “Harried Housewife” blog comes abeautifully packaged one-stop-shop book bursting with DIY recipes and ideas for the entire year! Cooking, Baking, and Making includes 60 DIY recipes with bonus designs and 40 DIY ideas that tie your home together for all 365 days. For spring, serve Herbed Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and a make a Spring Centerpiece as you watch the flowers bloom. Inthe hot summer, delight your guests with Fresh Berries and Cannoli Cream and make your own decorative coasters. In autumn, admire theturning leaves as you bake Dilled Beer and Cheddar Bread and make Autumn Harvest Potpourri. And in winter, enjoy Creamy Eggnog Cupcakes and make Festive Votives while snuggling by the fire. Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed a wide variety of recipes that reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. The “Harried Housewife’s Recipe Box” column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers. View this book on Amazon!
Eating Well to Win by Richard Ingraham
Chef Richard Ingraham has been personal chef for NBA star Dwyane Wade for more than a decade. The Miami native is also a Chopped contender and the founder of the private chef network, ChefRLI, which caters to professional athletes. Now this chef to star athletes is ready to share the secrets of cooking for a peak performance lifestyle. Chef Richard’s book is designed for those who want to change their diet to achieve peak performance, whether that be at the gym or the office.This is an insider’s guide to how it really happens. Step-by-step in 90 recipes, he will show theCrossFit enthusiast, the working mom and the weekend golfer how to eat for optimum performance because he knows all of the secrets, and it’s not all kale smoothies and grilled chicken. In addition to his recipes, Chef Richard will share what he’s learned about eating well to live well throughout his career from his parents and grandparents, who were his first culinary instructors, to his celebrity clients. Readers will get advice on how changing what you put in your body will change what you put out into the universe and make you feel better physically and emotionally. It’s not just about making sure you get the right mix of veggies and carbs. This is about feeding your spirit as well. Chef Richard is serving up recipes for inspired living. View this book on Amazon!
A Cookie to Celebrate by Jana Douglass
Instagram sensation and specialty baker extraordinaire Jana Douglass will make you rethink your concept of cookies. With her inspired ideas, your confections will bring you raves and plenty of party invitations for life! What sets A Cookie to Celebrate apart is Jana’s detailed instructions for gorgeous special occasion cookies, from birthdays and engagement parties to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and much more. In ACookie to Celebrate, she shares her baking expertise along with foolproof recipes for these delicious desserts. Each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to stand out and destined to becomethe most Instagrammed sweet treats you’ve ever made! View this book on Amazon!