Catering to those who want to be as health conscious as they are passionate about food, The Smart Palate is a delightful cookbook featuring over 180 triple-tested recipes, full-colour photographs, chef’s tips, smart food facts, and nutritional analyses for every meal from breakfast to dessert, covering every- thing from smoothies, soups, and salads to grains, meats, and sweets. Providing information on how to incorporate wholesome, perhaps unfa- miliar, ingredients into everyday menus, this book showcases novel methods to prepare traditional favourites in healthful ways. Sugars and fats are ad- justed in the recipes to minimal amounts or substituted altogether with alter- native ingredients without compromising taste. While fresh, local ingredients are emphasized, the need for frozen and canned goods in a fast-paced, busy life is also taken into account. Popular Montreal chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz weighs in with science-based information on the health benefits of many of the foods featured here, as well as fascinating historical facts about their origins. Tina Landsman Abbey is a self-taught home cook and baker, and a co-editor of several cookbooks including Cooking with Love: The Best Recipes from Montreal’s Finest Cooks. Gail Goldfarb Karp’s love of great food stems from both her paternal Polish grandmother and her maternal Hungarian grand- mother from whom she inherited a keen sense of taste. Joe Schwarcz is direc- tor of the McGill Office for Science and Society, a columnist for the Montreal Gazette, and host of The Dr Joe Schwarcz Show on cjad 800 in Montreal and cfrb in Toronto. It is often assumed that think tanks carry enormous weight with lawmakers and other key stakeholders. In Do Think Tanks Matter? Donald Abelson ar- gues that the question of how think tanks have evolved and under what condi- tions they can and do have an impact continues to be ignored. Think tank directors often credit their institutes with inﬂuencing major policy debates and government legislation, and many journalists and scholars believe the explosion of think tanks since the latter part of the twentieth cen- tury is indicative of their growing importance in the policy-making process. Abelson goes beyond assumptions, highlighting both the visibility and rele- vance of public policy institutes in what has become a contentious and polar- ized political arena in the United States, and in Canada, where, despite recent growth in numbers, they enjoy less prominence than their US counterparts. By focusing on how think tanks engage in issue articulation, policy formation, and implementation, Abelson argues that they have helped to shape the politi- cal dialogue and the policy preferences and choices of decision-makers, but in different ways and at different stages of the policy cycle. This expanded and revised third edition includes additional institutional proﬁles of key think tanks, an updated chapter on presidents and think tanks, a new chapter on the efforts of a group of public policy institutes to shape the discourse around the possible construction of the controversial Keystone xl pipeline, and dozens of new graphs and tables that track the public visibility and perceived policy relevance or impact of top-tier think tanks. Donald E. Abelson is professor and chair of political science at the University of Western Ontario and the author of A Capitol Idea: Think Tanks and U.S. Foreign Policy and Northern Lights: Exploring Canada’s Think Tank Landscape. 1 4 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2018 978-0-7735-5325-5 $32.95A CDN, $32.95A US, £26.99 paper 978-0-7735-5324-8 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £91.00 cloth 6 x 9 536pp 36 tables and figures eBook available P U B L I C P O L I C Y • P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Published for the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre of McGill University May 2018 978-0-7735-4439-0 $39.95T CDN, $39.95T US, £25.99 paper 9 x 11 328pp 178 photos, full colour throughout C O O K I N G • H E A LT H b a c k i n p r i n t The Smart Palate Delicious Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle edited by tina landsman abbey, gail goldfarb karp, and joe schwarcz A comprehensive cookbook that emphasizes delicious and nutritious eating. Do Think Tanks Matter? Assessing the Impact of Public Policy Institutes, Third Edition donald e. abelson Assessing the evolution and influence of public policy institutes.