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Last-minute gift ideas: indie booksellers hand-pick food & drink books

Every fall, independent booksellers and publishers work together to promote a range of new titles published in Canada and internationally. Books for Everybody is a hand-picked selection of books for all interests, including young readers. Here are some highlights from the catalogues that provide great last-minute ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers.


101 Legendary Whiskies You’re Dying to Try But (Possibly) Never Will
Ian Buxton

The world’s rarest, finest, and most famous whiskies are assembled here for you to “savour.” A buyer’s guide and history lesson in one.
$19.99 cl, 224 pp. 978-1-4722-1067-8



This guide includes tasting notes and histories of 180 Canadian artisanal cheeses, wine pairings, European influences, heirloom varieties, cheese appreciation, cheesemakers’ stories and buying notes.
$19.95 pa, 30 colour photos, 240 pp. 978-1-77085-362-1


DASH Diet For Dummies
Sarah Samaan, Rosanne Rust & Cynthia Kleckner
(John Wiley & Sons)

This is your ultimate practical guide to taking control of your body once and for all. Originally conceived to alleviate hypertension, the DASH Diet has been proven effective against a number of conditions including Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and PCOS, weight loss and more.
$23.99 pa, 360 pp. 978-1-118-88084-5


Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
Kevin Zraly
(Sterling Publishing)

Kevin Zraly is back with the definitive book for wine lovers. This is a freshly designed, fully updated 30th anniversary edition of his bestselling guide to choosing and enjoying wine.
$30.95 cl, colour photos and illus. throughout, 368 pp. 978-1-4549-1364-1


Made in Quebec: A Culinary Journey
Julian Armstrong
(HarperCollins Canada)

The longtime food writer for The Gazette of Montreal has spent her career eating, cooking, and writing about Quebeçois food. This comprehensive cookbook is the result of those years of delicious effort.
$39.99 cl, colour photos throughout, 464 pp. 978-1-44-342531-5


Miss Vickie’s Kitchen
Vickie Kerr
(Figure 1 Publishing)

A cookbook of delectable and easy-to-prepare family recipes from the creator of the legendary Miss Vickie’s potato chips.
$29.95 cl, colour photos throughout, 144 pp. 978-1-927958-15-5

Find participating bookstores in your community here or at http://www.findabookstore.ca/.