Hippocrene Books, Inc.

Hippocrene Books, Inc. Hippocrene Books publishes language, culinary, and travel resources for lesser-known languages and cuisines. http://www.hippocrenebooks.com For over 45 years Hippocrene Books has fostered intercultural connections through foreign language guides, specializing in less-commonly taught languages, and international cookbooks, as well as various history and travel books.
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Currently, Hippocrene publishes in 120 languages, from Arabic to Zulu. Our most popular lines include:

*Beginner's Guides with 2 Audio CDs
*Beginner's with Interactive Online Workbook
*Dictionary & Phrasebooks
*Practical Dictionaries

Hippocrene Books has become known as the go-to source for international cookbooks. Our books focus on a specific region, such as "Healthy South Indian Cooking," combine traditional recipes with memoir, like "Menus and Memories from Punjab," or highlight a little-known cuisine, as with "Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking," which was named a New York Times Notable Cookbook.

Currently, Hippocrene publishes in 120 languages, from Arabic to Zulu. Our most popular lines include:

*Beginner's Guides with 2 Audio CDs
*Beginner's with Interactive Online Workbook
*Dictionary & Phrasebooks
*Practical Dictionaries

Hippocrene Books has become known as the go-to source for international cookbooks. Our books focus on a specific region, such as "Healthy South Indian Cooking," combine traditional recipes with memoir, like "Menus and Memories from Punjab," or highlight a little-known cuisine, as with "Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking," which was named a New York Times Notable Cookbook.

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Improve your brain health by learning a new language!“In other words, when you learn a new language, your brain gets rea...
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How Learning a Language Changes Your Brain

Improve your brain health by learning a new language!

“In other words, when you learn a new language, your brain gets rearranged, new connections are made and new pathways are formed.”

Picking up a new language — at any age — creates new pathways that could also make you a better person and may even help stave off dementia.

12 years in print! 📚TASTE OF NEPALWinner of Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Foreign Cuisine Cookbook“Written by a nativ...
05/10/2021

12 years in print!

📚TASTE OF NEPAL
Winner of Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Foreign Cuisine Cookbook

“Written by a native Nepali, this cookbook is both erudite and passionate.”
—Chile Pepper magazine

Amazon: https://amzn.to/33SRYha
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2OS1tct
Indiebound: http://bit.ly/2DH5pXk

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05/05/2021

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with these margaritas from Muy Bueno Cookbook author Yvette!

And find her books here:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/33eF0N2
Hippocrene: https://bit.ly/3xWw7Gf

#cincodemayo #margaritarecipe #muybuenocookbook

Mother’s Day is May 9th! Our unique international cookbooks are a perfect gift for the gourmet mom. See the whole collec...
05/04/2021

Mother’s Day is May 9th! Our unique international cookbooks are a perfect gift for the gourmet mom.

See the whole collection here:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3h1SfIT
Hippocrene: https://bit.ly/3ul8AMJ

#mothersdaygift #mothersday #cookbookgifts

Mother’s Day is May 9th! Our unique international cookbooks are a perfect gift for the gourmet mom.

See the whole collection here:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3h1SfIT
Hippocrene: https://bit.ly/3ul8AMJ

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Independent bookstores enrich communities in a unique way. As an independent press, we salute all the indie booksellers ...
04/24/2021

Independent bookstores enrich communities in a unique way. As an independent press, we salute all the indie booksellers out there. Go out and support your local #indiebookstore today!

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Independent bookstores enrich communities in a unique way. As an independent press, we salute all the indie booksellers out there. Go out and support your local #indiebookstore today!

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We bring the world to our readers every day.#internationalbookday #worldbookday #independentpublishing #internationalcoo...
04/23/2021

We bring the world to our readers every day.

#internationalbookday #worldbookday #independentpublishing #internationalcookbook #foreignlanguages

We bring the world to our readers every day.

#internationalbookday #worldbookday #independentpublishing #internationalcookbook #foreignlanguages

Today is UN Spanish Language Day and English Language Day. Check out these vocabulary builders by Tom Means Ph.D. to hel...
04/23/2021

Today is UN Spanish Language Day and English Language Day. Check out these vocabulary builders by Tom Means Ph.D. to help you learn both these languages! Free audio also avail online.

Find the series here: https://www.hippocrenebooks.com/store/c93/Instant_Vocabulary_series.html

#unspanishlanguageday #unenglishlanguageday #spanishvocabulary #learnspanish #tommeans #foreignlanguages #esl #eslteacher #ell #englishlanguagelearners

Today is UN Spanish Language Day and English Language Day. Check out these vocabulary builders by Tom Means Ph.D. to help you learn both these languages! Free audio also avail online.

Find the series here: https://www.hippocrenebooks.com/store/c93/Instant_Vocabulary_series.html

#unspanishlanguageday #unenglishlanguageday #spanishvocabulary #learnspanish #tommeans #foreignlanguages #esl #eslteacher #ell #englishlanguagelearners

A Bengali feast from Rinku Bhattacharya Spice Chronicles! Keep an eye out for a new edition of her cookbook, THE BENGALI...
04/15/2021

A Bengali feast from Rinku Bhattacharya Spice Chronicles! Keep an eye out for a new edition of her cookbook, THE BENGALI FIVE SPICE CHRONICLES coming out this Fall!

Happy Fifteen of April, also Bengali New Year, and tax day. Or maybe an excuse to find something fun and delish to savor. Rice, Hilsa, and Tomato Chutney sounds about right to me.

https://spicechronicles.com/bengali-tomato-chutney-and-borrowed-time/#sthash.RFuMspaa.dpbs

#bengalinewyear #festive #spicechronicles #celebrations #Bengali5spice #Bengalifood #indianhomecooking

More from Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author of POLISH HERBS, FLOWERS & FOLK MEDICINE 🌿 🌸 🌺🌻🌹for #nationalgardeningday
04/14/2021
A Polish Country Cottage Garden to celebrate National Gardening Day

More from Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author of POLISH HERBS, FLOWERS & FOLK MEDICINE 🌿 🌸 🌺🌻🌹for #nationalgardeningday

A Polish country cottage garden was a mix of decorative and useful herbs, vegetables, flowers and shrubs such as roses, raspberry, gooseberry, or currant bushes. It served as a flower garden and as...

Today is #nationalgardeningday and POLISH HERBS, FLOWERS & FOLK MEDICINE by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author takes readers...
04/14/2021

Today is #nationalgardeningday and POLISH HERBS, FLOWERS & FOLK MEDICINE by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author takes readers on a historical tour of monastery, castle and cottage gardens throughout Poland. Also includes information on over 100 plants used in healing and daily life.

Hippocrene: bit.ly/3mZ4ZQK
Bookshop: bit.ly/3n3ve8Y
Amazon: amzn.to/2JLofD4

#polishhistory #polishamerican #herbgarden #herbalmedicine #KindleBooks #gardening #gardeninginspiration

New release!🇦🇫 BEGINNER’S DARI WITH ONLINE AUDIO 🇦🇫 Learn Dari, a language of Afghanistan, with this complete course, in...
04/13/2021

New release!
🇦🇫 BEGINNER’S DARI WITH ONLINE AUDIO 🇦🇫

Learn Dari, a language of Afghanistan, with this complete course, including free downloadable audio. Includes 33 carefully-paced lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, exercises and a glossary.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3deL91H
Hippocrene: https://bit.ly/3tcts8w
Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3wQv5uJ


#dari #afghanistan #Kabul #Afghanlanguage #IndoEuropeanlanguages #Persianalphabet #Persian #beginnersdari #learndari #statedepartmentcriticallanguages #foreignlanguages #learnathome

New release!
🇦🇫 BEGINNER’S DARI WITH ONLINE AUDIO 🇦🇫

Learn Dari, a language of Afghanistan, with this complete course, including free downloadable audio. Includes 33 carefully-paced lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, exercises and a glossary.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3deL91H
Hippocrene: https://bit.ly/3tcts8w
Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3wQv5uJ


#dari #afghanistan #Kabul #Afghanlanguage #IndoEuropeanlanguages #Persianalphabet #Persian #beginnersdari #learndari #statedepartmentcriticallanguages #foreignlanguages #learnathome

Do you know the difference between a kootu, korma and poriyal?  Read this piece by Arthi Subramaniam in the Pittsburg Po...
04/06/2021
Looking beyond curry to kootu and korma

Do you know the difference between a kootu, korma and poriyal?

Read this piece by Arthi Subramaniam in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette featuring recipes from author Alamelu Vairavan to learn!

Get your copy (or e-book) of Alamelu’s latest cookbook here:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3l3C1xg
Hippocrene: https://bit.ly/3l1CT5J
Bookshop.org: https://bit.ly/3kZu1h2

https://www.post-gazette.com/life/recipes/2021/04/01/Curry-vegetable-meat-chicken-Indian-cuisine-korma-kootu-recipe/stories/202104010012

#alameluvairavan #healthfulindianflavorswithalamelu #vegetarianrecipes #southindianfood #heartheathy #indianspices

It is incorrect to label all meat, vegetable or legume dishes in a sauce as a curry in Indian cuisine.

Happy Easter from Hippocrene Books!#polisheastereggs #eadtertraditions #handpaintedeggs #poland #wielcanoc #wielcanoc🐇🥚🌿
04/04/2021

Happy Easter from Hippocrene Books!

#polisheastereggs #eadtertraditions #handpaintedeggs #poland #wielcanoc #wielcanoc🐇🥚🌿

Happy Easter from Hippocrene Books!

#polisheastereggs #eadtertraditions #handpaintedeggs #poland #wielcanoc #wielcanoc🐇🥚🌿

Learn how to make this easy, delicious Colombian Seafood Stew from SECRETS OF COLOMBIAN COOKING by @Chef Patricia McCaus...
03/31/2021
COLOMBIAN SEAFOOD STEW | CAZUELA DE MARISCOS COLOMBIANA

Learn how to make this easy, delicious Colombian Seafood Stew from SECRETS OF COLOMBIAN COOKING by @Chef Patricia McCausland Gallo!

And find her book here:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/34pRi5s
Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/2HY6G1o
Bookshop: https://bit.ly/2GICfLN

https://youtu.be/V-YcHthwvkk

#Colombia #colombiancooking #colombianseafoodstew #chefpachigallo

Would you like to taste a traditional Colombian recipe? It has the flavor of the Caribbean Sea with its coconuts and a touch of lime. It is the perfect roman...

Thanks for trying this Bengali Mixed Vegetable Medley (Labra) from Rinku Bhattacharya’s INSTANT INDIAN cookbook, @Food b...
03/31/2021

Thanks for trying this Bengali Mixed Vegetable Medley (Labra) from Rinku Bhattacharya’s INSTANT INDIAN cookbook, @Food by Faye!

What unique items go into a Polish Easter basket? Learn about them in this video from Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author of ...
03/29/2021
The Basic Easter Basket

What unique items go into a Polish Easter basket? Learn about them in this video from Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author of several Polish-interest titles.

And find her books here:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PkaeyR
Hippocrene: https://bit.ly/2Pk0Yuy

#easterbasket #poland #polisheasterbasket #polisheaster #polishtraditions #easter

https://youtu.be/seyqZn9ix4w

This video is made possible with seed funding from The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY as a part of the ongoing series, "F...

Did you know that Papua New Guinea is the most linguistically diverse country in the world?  See where your country rank...
03/25/2021
Ranked: The Countries with the Most Linguistic Diversity

Did you know that Papua New Guinea is the most linguistically diverse country in the world? See where your country ranks!

#foreignlanguages #linguistics #learnlanguages #bilingualism #multilingualism #linguisticdiversity

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-countries-with-the-most-linguistic-diversity/

Thousands of languages are spoken globally, but they aren't evenly dispersed. Here's a look at countries with the most linguistic diversity.

03/24/2021

#BREAKINGNEWS from the Spice Chronicles...

Today at Melissa's Produce, it's #InstantIndianIP with Chef #RinkuBhattacharya, preparing dishes from her new #IndianInstantPotCookbook from Hippocrene Books, Inc.!

#culinaryriches @EatDrinkCCC

Start learning a new language with MY FIRST KOREAN DICTIONARY! Korean is spoke by over 77 million people worldwide and t...
03/22/2021

Start learning a new language with MY FIRST KOREAN DICTIONARY! Korean is spoke by over 77 million people worldwide and this picture dictionary is the perfect way to start learning the language.

Hippocrene: http://bit.ly/3f6zof4
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EOxr4n
Bookshop: http://bit.ly/2Qw1oOU

#korean #picturedictionary #koreanforbeginners #koreanforkids #learnkoreanlanguage #hangeul #learnkorean #learnkoreanwords

Start learning a new language with MY FIRST KOREAN DICTIONARY! Korean is spoke by over 77 million people worldwide and this picture dictionary is the perfect way to start learning the language.

Hippocrene: http://bit.ly/3f6zof4
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EOxr4n
Bookshop: http://bit.ly/2Qw1oOU

#korean #picturedictionary #koreanforbeginners #koreanforkids #learnkoreanlanguage #hangeul #learnkorean #learnkoreanwords

Back in stock!📚TASTE OF NEPALWinner of Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Foreign Cuisine Cookbook“Written by a native Nep...
03/16/2021

Back in stock!
📚TASTE OF NEPAL
Winner of Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Foreign Cuisine Cookbook

“Written by a native Nepali, this cookbook is both erudite and passionate.”
—Chile Pepper magazine

Amazon: https://amzn.to/33SRYha
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2OS1tct
Indiebound: http://bit.ly/2DH5pXk

#tasteofnepal #jyotipathak #nepalcookbook #nepalicooking #foodsofnepal #gourmandawards #nepal #nepalifood

Back in stock!
📚TASTE OF NEPAL
Winner of Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Foreign Cuisine Cookbook

“Written by a native Nepali, this cookbook is both erudite and passionate.”
—Chile Pepper magazine

Amazon: https://amzn.to/33SRYha
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2OS1tct
Indiebound: http://bit.ly/2DH5pXk

#tasteofnepal #jyotipathak #nepalcookbook #nepalicooking #foodsofnepal #gourmandawards #nepal #nepalifood

New release!Mastering Arabic 1 with Online AudioThe most accessible and carefully-paced beginner’s Arabic course on the ...
03/10/2021

New release!
Mastering Arabic 1 with Online Audio

The most accessible and carefully-paced beginner’s Arabic course on the market features a full color design and access to a free companion website with audio, videos, online exercises, and new conversational sections!

📚 Mastering Arabic 1 with Online Audio by Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar

Hippocrene: http://bit.ly/2PIiHvC
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2N5shrF
Bookshop: http://bit.ly/3l2eHSl

A complete course for beginners and intermediate students with activity books.

#flweek #learnarabic #masteringarabic #arabiclanguage #modernstandardarabic #selfstudy #learnathome #foreignlanguage #janewightwick #mahmoudgaafar

Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author writes: On this day, March 8th  in 1940 General Field Marshall Herman Göring released a s...
03/08/2021
The March Decrees of 1940 and Wearing the Letter "P"

Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author writes: On this day, March 8th in 1940 General Field Marshall Herman Göring released a series of laws that led the Polish people working in Germany to be deprived of all rights and civil liberties and become subjects of physical and mental abuse and outright murder.
https://www.sophieknab.com/blog/the-march-decrees-of-1940-and-wearing-the-letter-p

Find her book here:
Hippocrene: http://bit.ly/3v2PLi5
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bpuZS8
Bookshop.org: http://bit.ly/30lP99l

#internationalwomensday #polishhistory #poland

​ During World War II, in clear violation of international law, the Nazi’s deported millions of Polish men, women and children from occupied Poland against their will and put them to work in...

Recipes from SWEET HANDS are now available on the ckbk app!  And don’t miss this beautifully written piece from author R...
03/02/2021
Behind the Cookbook: Ramin Ganeshram on Storytelling Through Food

Recipes from SWEET HANDS are now available on the ckbk app! And don’t miss this beautifully written piece from author Ramin Ganeshram who is not only a gifted chef but a storyteller extraordinaire!

https://app.ckbk.com/features/sweet-hands-storytelling-through-food?fbclid=IwAR2pFydQd0K5PM49HpDeqCm6QZolvnqXKkpGfGLIZXa84qBLdWBBvpfqOW0

Food is a gateway to human emotion, believes Ramin Ganeshram, the New York City-born journalist, historian, and author. As a child, Ganeshram learned to cook “by osmosis” as her Trinidad-born father wove stories as he chopped, stirred and kneaded. As well as learning to cook, she learned the imp...

“I hope that anybody who’s interested in gardening or connecting with their ancestry in any way might find some joy in t...
02/26/2021
Grand Island author rereleases book on Polish herbs, folk medicine

“I hope that anybody who’s interested in gardening or connecting with their ancestry in any way might find some joy in the book.”—Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author

See this piece about Sophie’s new book POLISH HERBS, FLOWERS & FOLK MEDICINE in Niagara Frontier Publications and buy the book or e-book here:

Hippocrene online store: https://bit.ly/3mZ4ZQK
Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3n3ve8Y
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JLofD4

Longtime Grand Island resident and retired nurse Sophie Hodorowicz Knab is going strong in her second career as the author of a series of books on Polish history and customs.

Fascinating & informative piece about the spice trade & Black history from our SWEET HANDS author Ramin Ganeshram!
02/24/2021
There's Black History in Every Pinch of Kitchen Pepper

Fascinating & informative piece about the spice trade & Black history from our SWEET HANDS author Ramin Ganeshram!

Once an integral part of the American culinary experience, this customizable blend has been too long absent from the discussion of the world’s great spice mixes.

That’s right, your vegetables never have to be boring with Alamelu Vairavan’s recipes! Her new vegetarian cookbook is fi...
02/22/2021

That’s right, your vegetables never have to be boring with Alamelu Vairavan’s recipes! Her new vegetarian cookbook is filled with flavorful options.

Thanks to Edible Phoenix for a great review in their Spring issue.

And grab a your copy (or e-book) of the cookbook here:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3l3C1xg
Hippocrene: https://bit.ly/3l1CT5J
Bookshop.org: https://bit.ly/3kZu1h2

Our author Tom Means was interviewed about language learning on this podcast L'italiano vero in Italy. It’s all in Itali...
02/18/2021
47 - A lezione dal prof. Tom Means - L'italiano vero - podcast

Our author Tom Means was interviewed about language learning on this podcast L'italiano vero in Italy. It’s all in Italian so check it out to practice your comprehension! 🇮🇹

Ciao Italiani veri, come va? Siamo sicuri che dopo questo Episodio, con la "E" maiuscola andrà meglio. In studio con Max, che è di ottimo umore c’è la "sua ottava meraviglia del mondo" Sara che per l’occasione ha avuto " la promozione" a pieni voti e ci fa compagnia con la sua dolcissima voce...

Vote for Hippocrene author Rinku Bhattacharya Spice Chronicles in the FavChef contest!
02/17/2021
Vote for Rinku Bhattacharya

Vote for Hippocrene author Rinku Bhattacharya Spice Chronicles in the FavChef contest!

to be featured inside Bon Appétit Magazine and take home $20,000!

02/12/2021
133: Entrevista con el Profesor de Lenguas Moderna, Phd. Tom Means con Doctorado en Linguistica.

Check out this interview on Reto Bilingüe with Hippocrene author @Tom Means about his Spanish and English vocabulary builders.

And find the books at a special discount here: https://www.hippocrenebooks.com/store/c93/Instant_Vocabulary_series.html

Book Learning Spanish on Hippocrene Books website: https://www.hippocrenebooks.com/store/p435/Instant_Spanish_Vocabulary_Builder_with_OnlineAudio.htmlBook l...

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George Blagowidow founded the company in 1970, initially as a distribution firm called Optimum Book Marketing. In the following year the publishing side of the business came into being as Hippocrene Books. The name "Hippocrene" comes from Greek mythology and refers to the sacred fountain of the Muses that was the source of their inspiration. Hippocrene’s international focus derives from Mr. Blagowidow’s passion for travel and his personal history. Born in Poland of Russian parents, he survived the Nazi occupation and narrowly escaped from communist Europe in 1945. His linguistic brilliance and fluency in Polish, Russian, German, and English, among others, played no small part in his ability to avoid capture, as told in his memoir. After attending university in Antwerp, Belgium, he came to New York in 1951, where he earned master’s and doctorate degrees in business from New York University. Before starting his own publishing company, Mr. Blagowidow held executive positions at Doubleday, Macmillan, and Reader’s Digest. In addition to being a publisher, he was also an author, and wrote "The Last Train from Berlin" (Doubleday, 1977) and "In Search of the Lady Lion Tamer" (Harcourt Brace,1987). Mr. Blagowidow passed away in September 2014 at the age of 90, and is dearly missed.

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