Chronicle Books Craft Inc. Business Planner

This action-oriented take-along planner is packed with advice and worksheets that guide creative entrepreneurs in their hot pursuit of profit. From big picture goals (writing a mission statement, developing marketing campaigns, launching a ...new line) to immediate to-dos (getting a business license, pricing products, packing for trade shows), this essential guide brims with how-to tips from industry experts. Roomy pockets catch important business cards, while tear-off notepad pages offer space to jot thoughts on the go. The lay-flat portfolio packaging makes this planner both easy to tote and durable enough to withstand all that the bumpy road to success may bring. read more

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Every day 1,500 Bostonians can't resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a d...egree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang's repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network'sThrowdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker. read more

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For the home or professional bread-maker, this is the book of the season. It comes from a man many consider to be the best bread b...aker in the United States: Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, a city that knows its bread. To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. He developed his unique bread over two decades of apprenticeship with the finest artisan bakers in France and the United States, as well as experimentation in his own ovens. Readers will be astonished at how elemental it is. A hundred photographs from years of testing, teaching, and recipe development provide step-by-step inspiration, while additional recipes provide inspiration for using up every delicious morsel. read more

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Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed wri...ter and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Twenty distills Ruhlman’s decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world’s greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas—from ingredients to processes to attitude—that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished. Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs, Ruhlman reveals how a cook’s success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts, all detailed in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Ruhlman’s game-changing Twenty. read more

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Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp lays an invaluable foundation for cooks in Keys to the Kitchen. This compreh...ensive manual collects more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes as well as color photographs, plenty of informative illustrations, a substantial technique primer, and helpful how-to information on subjects as wide-ranging as rust removal, throwing a cocktail party, and knife skills. For members of the tech-savvy new generation who can’t cook but want to, this essential reference guide makes an ideal starting place and for those already at ease in the kitchen it’s full of “who knew” moments for expanding their repertoire of great recipes. read more

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The first crowd-sourced cookbook from Chronicle Books, this celebration of the dainty French delight proves that classic doesn’t h...ave to mean conventional. Forty reverential recipes—developed by madeleine lovers from Italy to Oregon and curated by Miss Madeleine herself—break the mold, with unexpected delights from Rosemary Parmesan Polenta to Molasses Spice to Chocolate Hazelnut, plus gluten-free and vegan options. Featuring expert tips on choosing ingredients, mixing and baking batter, and picking the right pan, as well as a chapter on glazes, dips, and other toppings, the wisdom of dozens of aficionados comes together in this delectable ode to the little shell-shaped cake we love. read more

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Experience the tempting peaks and valleys of buttery, sweet and savory waffles. This collection of more than 30 mouthwatering reci...pes—plus a dozen toppings to sprinkle, spread, drizzle, and otherwise gild the waffle—includes childhood classics like the basic Buttermilk Waffle and elegant updates like Ham and Gruyère Waffle Tartines. Deliciously crunchy and light, these recipes are equally at home at the breakfast table, in a lunch box, or served formally at a dinner party. Doll them up with a drizzle of Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce, sprinkle with fines herbes, or dress them down (in the best possible way) with simple pure maple syrup—these delicately crisp, perfectly golden, and light as air treats are the ultimate in culinary versatility. read more

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The holidays are a time to celebrate and indulge in baked goods warm from the oven. Unfortunately for the gluten-sensitive, season...al pleasures such as sugar cookies and mincemeat tarts have been off-limits. Not anymore! Jeanne Sauvage, author of the popular blog Art of Gluten-Free Baking, has perfected 60 gluten-free recipes with all the flavors of their wheat-filled counterparts. Also included are tips on how wheat-free ingredients work and Jeanne’s own gluten-free flour mix. With favorites like apple pie, plum pudding, rugelach, bûche de Noël—even a gingerbread house—everyone can pull up a chair to the holiday table with comfort and joy. read more

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A beautiful addition to any décor, these ready-to-frame prints reveal the natural elegance and simple beauty of chickens and their... eggs in ten gorgeous images chosen from Janice Cole’s Chicken and Egg. read more

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With the materials in this portfolio— 40 sheets of gorgeous patterned paper, ready-to-cut templates, plus step-by-step instruction...s—stunning party decorations are only a few snips away. Crafty types can mix and match the color palettes and patterns to create garlands, cupcake toppers, bunting, goofy photo-booth props, banners, and more for baby showers, birthdays, engagement parties, or just for fun! read more

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What’s better than small treats? Eating with your hands! This enticing cookbook delivers on both counts in one adorable package. P...ie-lovers everywhere will be thrilled to find their favorite recipes plus fabulous new creations. Savory pies also make an appearance: grab a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pie on the way out the door in the morning! Ideal for beginning and seasoned bakers alike (a chapter on crusts offers all the instruction anyone needs to make delicious, flaky pastry with ease!), Handheld Pies proves that good things definitely come in small packages. read more

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