Best Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Books
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1. Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.)
Author: by Anthony Bourdain
An updated and revised edition of Anthony Bourdain’s mega-bestselling Kitchen Confidential, with new material from the original editionAlmost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, Don’t Eat before You Read This, by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain.
Bourdain spared no one’s appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print.
Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. Fans will love to return to this deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisinethis time with never-before-published material.
2. Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki
Author: by Martin Cate
Ten Speed Press
Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki’s modern-day revival, in this James Beard Award-winning cocktail book.
Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler’s Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia.
Make yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica record on the hi-fi, and prepare to lose yourself in the fantastical world of tiki, one of the most alluringand often misunderstoodmovements in American cultural history.
3. Becoming Trader Joe: How I Did Business My Way and Still Beat the Big Guys
Author: by Joe Coulombe
Build an iconic shopping experience that your customers loveand a work environment that your employees love being a part ofusing this blueprint from Trader Joe’s visionary founder, Joe Coulombe. Infuse your organization with a distinct personality and culture that draws customers in a way that simply competing on price cannot.
Joe Coulombe founded what would become Trader Joe’s in the late 1960s and helped shape it into the beloved, quirky food chain it is today. Realizing early on that he could not compete and win by playing the same game his bigger competitors were playing, he decided to build a store for educated people of somewhat modest means.
He brought in unusual products from around the world and promoted them in the Fearless Flyer, providing customers with background on how they were sourced and their nutritional value. He also gave the stores a tiki theme to reinforce the exotic trader ship concept with employees wearing Hawaiian shirts.
In this way, Joe laid down a blueprint for other business owners to follow to build their own unique shopping experience that customers love, and a work environment that employees love being a part of. In Becoming Trader Joe, Joe shares the lessons he learned by challenging the status quo and rethinking the way a business operates.
4. The Professional Chef
Author: by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
The Professional Chef is among the best-selling titles in Wiley’s cooking program and represents the cornerstone book in our publishing partnership with the CIA. We have completely reorganized this book to reflect the way that people cook in the kitchen today, with the best of foods and flavors from around the world.
The book reviews ingredients, equipment, and skills of the professional chef. It then explores the techniques for the full range of food items: vegetables, potatoes, grains, legumes, pasta, meats, fish and seafood, poultry, eggs, fruits, soups, sauces, quickbreads and cakes, yeast breads, and more.
The new edition features information on global cuisines, an all-new chapter on Plated Desserts, and information on topics of growing importance such as sous vide cooking, seasonality, and sustainability. The new edition features a new user-friendly design and structure, guiding readers through the basic principles behind each technique at a glance, and then providing more in-depth information along with step-by-step photography.
5. Meehan's Bartender Manual
Author: by Jim Meehan
Ten Speed Press
A knowledge-filled tome for true cocktail nerds or those aspiring to be (Esquire), from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK IACP AWARD FINALIST Meehan’s Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan’s magnum opusand the first book of the modern era to explain the bar industry from the inside out.
With chapters that mix cocktail history with professional insights from experts all over the world, this deep dive covers it all: bar design, menu development, spirits production, drink mixing technique, the craft of service and art of hospitality, and more.
The book also includes recipes for 100 cocktails culled from the classic canon and Meehan’s own storied career. Each recipe reveals why Meehan makes these drinks the way he does, offering unprecedented access to a top bartender’s creative process. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level or an enthusiastic amateur interested in understanding the how and why of mixology, Meehan’s Bartender Manual is the definitive guide.
6. Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
Author: by Danny Meyer
The bestselling business book from award-winning restauranteur Danny Meyer, of Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and Shake ShackSeventy-five percent of all new restaurant ventures fail, and of those that do stick around, only a few become icons. Danny Meyer started Union Square Cafe when he was 27, with a good idea and hopeful investors.
He is now the co-owner of a restaurant empire.How did he do it? How did he beat the odds in one of the toughest trades around? In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he learned developing the dynamic philosophy he calls Enlightened Hospitality.
The tenets of that philosophy, which emphasize strong in-house relationships as well as customer satisfaction, are applicable to anyone who works in any business. Whether you are a manager, an executive, or a waiter, Danny’s story and philosophy will help you become more effective and productive, while deepening your understanding and appreciation of a job well done.
Setting the Table is landmark a motivational work from one of our era’s most gifted and insightful business leaders.
7. ServSafe ManagerBook Standalone (7th Edition)
Author: by National Restaurant Association
The new ServSafe Manager Book, 7/e continues to be ideal for courses that cover the basics, condensed courses, continuing education, and even 1-2 day seminars. The updated book will help readers prepare for the most current ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, and more importantly, it will promote adherence to food safety practices on-the-job.
Food safety has never been more important to the restaurant industry and its customers. Based on the 2013 FDA Food Code, the ServSafe Manager Book, 7/e focuses on the preventative measures to keep food safe. To better reflect the changing needs of a diverse and expanding workforce, food safety topics are presented in a user-friendly, practical way with real-world stories to help readers understand the day-to-day importance of food safety.
The streamlined delivery of food safety content will create a learning experience that is activity-based and easily comprehended by a variety of learners. The end result is content that is more focused, leading to stronger food safety practices and a better-trained workforce.
8. The Fashion Business Manual: An Illustrated Guide to Building a Fashion Brand
Author: by Fashionary
FASHIONARY (July 26, 2018)
The Fashion Business Manual is everything you need to start building your fashion brand. It takes you step by step through building a brand from startup to retailing, using illustrations to break down complex business information into an easy-to-read visual format making it a dynamic resource for fashion students, entrepreneurs and people in the fashion industry.
9. Be Our Guest (Revised and Updated Edition): Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (A Disney Institute Book)
Author: by The Disney Institute
Exceeding expectations rather than simply satisfying them is the cornerstone of the Disney approach to customer service. Disney Institute specializes in helping professionals see new possibilities through concepts not found in the typical workplace, is revealing even more of the business behind the magic of quality service.
During the last twenty-five years, thousands of professionals from more than thirty-five countries and more than forty industries have attended business programs at Disney Institute and learned how to adapt the Disney approach for their own organizations. Be Our Guest highlights the successes many of these companies have achieved, plus the key processes and best practices that have made Disney a trusted and revered brand around the world for more than eighty-five years.
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10. Fast Food Nation (The Dark Side of the All-American Meal)
Author: by Eric Schlosser
New York Times Bestseller Schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts … Fast Food Nation points the way but, to resurrect an old fast food slogan, the choice is yours. Los Angeles Times In 2001, Fast Food Nation was published to critical acclaim and became an international bestseller.
Eric Schlosser’s expos revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. The book changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch today’s food movement.
In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food.
Fast Food Nation is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. The book inspires readers to look beneath the surface of our food system, consider its impact on society and, most of all, think for themselves. As disturbing as it is irresistible …
11. Airbnb For Dummies
Author: by Symon He
Make extra moneyand your guests extra happywith Airbnb! You’ve got that spare tower, mansion, apartment, couch, or perhaps even treehouse (reallythere are more than 2,400 treehouses listed on Airbnb). You’re a polite, clean, and tolerant host. And you want to make some money.
Congratulations, you’re fully qualified to become part of the Airbnb revolution! Whether you’re looking to break into the business, or have already started and are researching ways of making your guests feel even more pampered as you grow your reputation and income, Airbnb for Dummies is the perfect venue for you.
And this applies whether you currently own property or not! Sit back in your lounge recliner and let the owners and founders of Learnairbnb. Com show you the ins and outs of the short-term rental boom that connects hosts with travelers looking for more economical and personal travel experiences across the world.
Sip a refreshing drink as you learn how to manage the day-to-dayfrom maintaining listings to keeping things clean for your guestsand how to maximize and increase your profits. Make an attractive listing Perfect your pricing Profit without a property Create amazing guest experiences So, get hold of a copy, read it in your favorite spot, and watch as the money and excited guests beat a path to your door!
12. The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming
Author: by Severine Von Tscharner Fleming
New Society Publishers
Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.Growing on just 1. 5 acres, Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands.
The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods.
This complete guide is packed with practical information on: Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay; Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices; Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches.
13. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Author: by Michael Moss
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Atlantic The Huffington Post Men’s Journal MSN (U.K. Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD FOR WRITING AND LITERATUREEvery year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese and seventy pounds of sugar.
Every day, we ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt, double the recommended amount, almost none of which comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food, an industry that hauls in $1 trillion in annual sales. In Salt Sugar Fat, Pulitzer Prizewinning investigative reporter Michael Moss shows how we ended up here.
Featuring examples from Kraft, Coca-Cola, Lunchables, Frito-Lay, Nestl, Oreos, Capri Sun, and many more, Moss’s explosive, empowering narrative is grounded in meticulous, eye-opening research. He takes us into labs where scientists calculate the bliss point of sugary beverages, unearths marketing techniques taken straight from tobacco company playbooks, and talks to concerned insiders who make startling confessions.
14. The National Parks: America's Best Idea
Author: by Dayton Duncan
Alfred A. Knopf
The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War. America’s national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.
In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world’s first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres.
The authors recount the adventures, mythmaking, and intense political battles behind the evolution of the park system, and the enduring ideals that fostered its growth. They capture the importance and splendors of the individual parks: from Haleakala in Hawaii to Acadia in Maine, from Denali in Alaska to the Everglades in Florida, from Glacier in Montana to Big Bend in Texas.
15. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
Author: by Bryan Burrough
One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s. New York Times Book ReviewA #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco.
An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, Superlative.
The Chicago Tribune raves, It’s hard to imagine a better story… And it’s hard to imagine a better account. And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.