Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr): Vroom! by Barbara McClintock

The Beauty Chef Gut Guide

Carla Oates constructs The Beauty Chef Gut Guide around the premise that beauty is an inside-out process and that what people eat can have a profound impact on how they look and feel. Oates (The Beauty Chef) delves deeply into solving gut problems with a creative eight-week meal plan that involves weeding out bad bacteria and seeding the gut with beneficial varieties.

The Beauty Chef Gut Guide brims with nutritious suggestions for optimum health. Omnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike will delight in ingredients and flavors that vary from familiar staples to the moderately adventurous, resulting in dishes like lentil moussaka and cauliflower and tempeh falafel. The selection of tonics and elixirs sweetened with Manuka honey includes a delicious, tangy drink from Indonesia and a flavorful dandelion chai. This excellent guide also contains a bounty of nourishing soup recipes to suit different tastes and moods, complete with elegant photographs. --Shahina Piyarali, writer and reviewer