NBS recommends interesting lifestyle reads
(The Philippine Star) Updated October 16, 2011 12:00 AMComments (0)
Eat this, not that! 2012: no diet weight loss solution
By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
MANILA, Philippines - With an angry food industry hot on their heels and a ravenous fan base clamoring for more, Zinczenko and Goulding once again redefine the American food landscape. Featuring up-to-the-minute information on the ever-changing array of supermarket and restaurant offerings, Eat This, Not That! 2012 reveals the shocking calorie counts, mind-bending sugar and fat loads, and deceptive advertising and marketing techniques that are making America fat. The book also gives readers the information they need to fight back. Packed with cool tips, industry secrets, and essential nutrition knowledge, Eat This, Not That! 2012 is a must-have for anyone who cares about what they eat and how they look.
Seriously… i’m kidding
By Ellen DeGeneres
“I’ve experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you’ll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I’ve put together for you in this book. I think you’ll find I’ve left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I’m saying is, let us begin, shall we?”
Better homes and gardens: new decorating book
A revised and updated edition of the flagship guide from the authorities on home decorating, the Better Homes and Gardens: New Decorating Book has been the decorating resource readers have turned to for more than half a century. Like its predecessors, the Tenth Edition features solid instruction, hundreds of examples, and clear interpretation of design guidelines that generations of readers have come to expect. But this new edition of the classic decorating book also reflects today’s approach to decorating mixing styles for personal expression with an awareness of budget. Organized in two parts, the first section is filled with room-by-room decorating guides and home tours to cover broad sweeps of decorating topics. The second section is organized by integral design topic: color, furniture arrangement, flooring, lighting, etc. Plus, inviting photography is complemented by workbook-style illustrations to help novice decorators understand the application of design concepts to specific rooms.
A visual dictionary of architecture
By Francis D.K. Ching
An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching’s signature presentation, it is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching’s unique style. Combining text and drawings, each term is given a minimum double-page spread in large-format trim size, so that the term can be comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations between concepts and sub-terms. A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text. This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts and technology of 21st century architecture, design and construction to this classic reference work
The family meal: home cooking with ferran adria
By Ferran Adria
The Family Meal is the first home cooking cookbook by the world’s greatest chef, Ferran Adrià. It features nearly 100 delicious recipes inspired by the dishes at the legendary restaurant El Bulli (judged the “World’s Best Restaurant” five times). The recipes in The Family Meal are easy-to-prepare and meant for family dining at home. From Roast Chicken with Potato Straws, Sea Bass Baked in Salt and Mexican-style Slow-Cooked Pork to White Chocolate Cake and Baked Apples with Whipped Cream, there is a wide selection of everyday classics for every night of the week. The cookbook is also the first by such a renowned chef to ensure that the dishes are affordable and the ingredients are widely available at the local supermarket. The Family Meal is organized into three-course menus, with appetizers, mains and desserts, so you can prepare a well-balanced meal at home without fuss. Each recipe is shown with numerous step-by-step full-color photographs, and conversions on how you can prepare a meal for a small or large group for two, six, 20 or 75 people. This is the cookbook by Ferran Adria everyone has been waiting for, and it is sure to be one of the most talked about and most popular cookbooks of the season.