Turn over a new leaf with titles that inspire new interests: wine, gardening, architecture, history, cooking, flower arranging and planning for the year ahead
1/ Champagne Wine of Kings and the King of Wines
Up-to-date on one of the most mythical tipples in history including geography and profiles of famous and obscure houses.
By Tom Bruce-gardyne, Carlton Books; welbeckpublishing.com
2/ Marjolein Bastin Nature’s Inspiration 2021 Planner Calendar
Illustrations of nature to punctuate and enliven the tasks, lists and appointments that fill your days.
Andrews McMeel Publishing; publishing.andrewsmcmeel.com
3/ Larousse Gastronomique The World’s Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia
Ranks among one of the preeminent, foundational culinary texts in the world.
By Librairie Larousse, Clarkson Potter; crownpublishing.com
4/ The Big Book of Backyard Medicine
Although focusing on the British environment, an invaluable resource on common plants and their uses.
By Julie Bruton and Matthew Seal, Skyhorse; skyhorsepublishing.com
5/ Uzbekistan: The Road to Samarkand
Stunning photographs of this storied Silk Road location and its special landmarks.
By Yaffa Assouline, Assouline; assouline.com
6/ Kitchen Garden Revival
An aesthetic guide to creating an edible space, so long as you have all the resources at your disposal.
By Nicole Johnsey Burke, Cool Springs Press; quartoknows.com
7/ India in the Persianate Age 1000-1765
History of the subcontinent during one of the most recent eras of invasion, upheaval and blossoming.
By Richard M. Eaton, Penguin UK; penguinrandomhouse.ca
8/ Modern Cast Iron
The first half focuses on selection and maintenance of this versatile cooking vessel while the latter is full of recipes.
By Ashley L. Jones, Red Lightning Books; redlightningbooks.com
9/ The Land Gardeners Cut Flowers
Beautiful, well photographed coffee table book drawing on British garden designers’ projects.
By Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld, Thames and Hudson; thamesandhudson.com
This original lifestyle article first appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.