2020-04-14

Braised Pork

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  • Full Title : Braised Pork
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • ISBN Code : 0802148735
  • Pages :
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  • Language : English
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One autumn morning, Jia Jia walks into the bathroom of her lavish Beijing apartment to find her husband dead. One minute she was breakfasting with him and packing for an upcoming trip, the next, she finds him motionless in their half-full bathtub. Like something out of a dream, next to the tub Jia Jia discovers a pencil sketch of a strange watery figure, an image that swims into Jia Jia’s mind and won’t leave. The mysterious drawing launches Jia Jia on an odyssey across contemporary Beijing, from its high-rise apartments to its hidden bars, as her path crosses some of the people who call the city home, including a jaded bartender who may be able to offer her the kind of love she had long thought impossible. Unencumbered by a marriage that had constrained her, Jia Jia travels into her past to try to discover things that were left unsaid by the people closest to her. Her journey takes her to the high plains of Tibet, and even to a shadowy, watery otherworld, a place she both yearns and fears to go. Exquisitely attuned to the complexities of human connection, and an atmospheric and cinematic evocation of middle-class urban China, An Yu’s Braised Pork explores the intimate strangeness of grief, the indelible mysteries of unseen worlds, and the energizing self-discovery of a newly empowered young woman.


2017-10-03

The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen

By Carolyn Ketchum
  • Full Title : The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen
  • Author : Carolyn Ketchum
  • Publisher : Victory Belt Publishing
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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Step into the kitchen of renowned food blogger and low-carb guru Carolyn Ketchum as she shows you how to create mouthwatering keto dishes in her new cookbook, The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen. She delivers a delectable array of recipes from easy family favorites to more gourmet, "date night" fare. Each recipe is made from fresh, accessible, whole-food ingredients and is free of grains, gluten, and sugar. From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, these recipes will inspire readers to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking, every day. With more and more people turning to the ketogenic diet to regain health, lose weight, or simply feel their best, low-carb, high-fat diets have established their place in the mainstream and have become an everyday way of life. With the diet's rising popularity comes a greater demand for recipes that entice the palate, excite the senses, and deliver satisfaction without starvation. The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen answers that demand and shows people how to go beyond eggs, meat, and cheese and love the way they eat! The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen will enable readers to break free from the constraints of modern dieting and put them on a path to lifelong heath with a keto-adapted lifestyle. Ketchum teaches how to create keto-friendly recipes that taste just as good, if not better than, their unhealthy counterparts. Her recipes allow people to enjoy the taste, freedom, and sustainability of the keto way--without the restriction of typical fad diets. The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen includes 150 step-by-step recipes with full-color photos, a simple guide to getting started, tips and tricks on mastering keto cooking and baking, shopping lists, and much more! Sample recipes include: • Cream Cheese Waffles • Red Wine Braised Short Ribs • Sautéed Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto • Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup • Brown Butter Ice Cream • Easy Peanut Butter Cups For aspiring home cooks, kitchen warriors, and anyone else looking for new and delicious low-carb dishes, The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen is a must-have!


2017-10-25

Poh Bakes 100 Greats

By Poh Ling Yeow
  • Full Title : Poh Bakes 100 Greats
  • Author : Poh Ling Yeow
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN Code : 1760639761
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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'I love baking so much I've been known to park myself in front of the oven to watch a cake cook, like television.' Poh first fell in love with food by learning to bake as a nine year old - she remembers vividly her mum showing her the art of folding flour into her first sponge cake 'just like so' and the skill in lining a tin meticulously. Now, years after Poh's meteoric rise to fame through MasterChef, and hosting her own television shows, Poh's Kitchen and Poh & Co, she returns to her roots, with wooden spoon and mixing bowl in hand. Poh owns and runs Adelaide destination cafe and bakery Jamface, with her bestie, Sarah. She describes the Jamface baking philosophy as the love child between a Parisian patisserie and the Country Women's Association. Here, she shares recipes for 100 of her favourite baked delights. So take the afternoon off, fire up the oven, and join Poh in the meditative process of baking something truly great.


2013-04-23

Cooked

By Michael Pollan
  • Full Title : Cooked
  • Author : Michael Pollan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101605464
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Michael Pollan, the bestselling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, Food Rules, and How to Change Your Mind, explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen in Cooked. Cooked is now a Netflix docuseries based on the book that focuses on the four kinds of "transformations" that occur in cooking. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and starring Michael Pollan, Cooked teases out the links between science, culture and the flavors we love. In Cooked, Pollan discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements. A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a Chez Panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, several mad-genius “fermentos” (a tribe that includes brewers, cheese makers, and all kinds of picklers) reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all. The reader learns alongside Pollan, but the lessons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships. Cooking, above all, connects us. The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life.


2013-09-16

Braiding Sweetgrass

By Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Full Title : Braiding Sweetgrass
  • Author : Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Publisher : Milkweed Editions
  • ISBN Code : 1571318712
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.


10 Science Fiction Greats Box Set

By Donald Swan,E.J. Deen,Cassandra Ormand
  • Full Title : 10 Science Fiction Greats Box Set
  • Author : Donald Swan,E.J. Deen,Cassandra Ormand
  • Publisher : Bad Rabbit Publications
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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3 Best-Selling Authors 10 Great Full-Length Science Fiction Novels One Low Price! The Hyperspace Project (Books 1-3) Alien First Contact Cyberpunk Space Opera ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “An action-packed, fun and intelligent adventure into the unknown.” He set out to prove a theory. Now he’s racing to save the galaxy from his mistake. Along with his newly found, rag-tag band of alien friends, Nick Bannon battles to keep his devastating technology out of the hands of the biomechanoid race known as the Mok’tu. Nick is flung to a distant world when his hyperspace experiment goes awry. Technology can always be used for good or evil and now his peaceful experiment could become a horrific weapon of a malicious alien race. Every species in the galaxy is in danger of total annihilation and it may take one man’s greatest sacrifice to stop it. Full 86,000 word space opera novel! ------------------------ Kael Jai (Books 1-4) Alien Superhero Cyberpunk Sci-Fi Series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great Sci-Fi Adventure!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “First Contact with a twist.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Fast-Paced, High-Tech Action series. Aliens, genetic engineering, intergalactic war, witches, futuristic ninjas, mystery, who could ask for more?” His name is Kael Jai. An alien hiding among the humans of Earth. Outcast. Sent here for his own protection, having failed in winning the long battle with the madman called Jindom who intended to rule his entire planet. They thought he’d be safe on this backward little planet, so far from the war that raged on his home-world light years away. They were wrong. Jindom discovered Kael’s location and sent a powerful war machine to Earth to kill him. But one was not enough. One was their mistake. Now Kael intends to settle the score, rid the universe of the madman called Jindom, and bring peace to his home-planet of Trinoor. -------------------------- Malevolent 👽 Alien Contact Thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Alien abduction. It’s a subject that’s been written to death, or so I thought, until encountering this book. E. J. Deen has written one hell of a novel. The pacing is relentless, the characters are believable, and the abductions are chilling.” -Timothy Elliott Grey refuses to believe. As a top-notch journalist for a Seattle-based magazine, he is trained to have an open mind. But he simply refuses to believe extraterrestrials actually exist. After a disturbing interview with a man who claims to have been abducted by aliens, Elliott is plagued by nightmares of his own abduction. Terrorized and tortured by entities he cannot understand, Elliot has come face to face with his unbelief. ----------------------- Prototype ☢️ Sexy Science Fiction Cyberpunk Thriller 💥 Angelique is running for her life, hiding in plain sight. “Well written, well paced, and fun to read.” “The heroine, Angelique, is strong, smart and beautiful, a powerful combination.” “The action starts in the first chapter, and only stops long enough for you to catch your breath before starting up again.” “A science fiction thriller-romance, and does a really good work in all those areas.” Angelique Hunter works for a cutting edge robotics company programming and designing some of the most lifelike robots in the world. She’s spent her life working to achieve her goals, only to realize that her skills have been used to build a killing machine. Now she’s running for her life, hiding in plain sight, and praying that no one discovers her secret. ---------------------- Primal ☣️ Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ E. J. Deen is one of the best authors I’ve come across in a long time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it! Really enjoyed the book. An excellent post-apocalyptic novel by E. J. Deen. It’s set in After-Revolt(AR) America, after a plague that is a form of HIV has been released on the population, throwing the nation into chaos. The year 14, after the revolt…. He came to salvage what was left of the country, but the country didn’t want saving. He’d been alone for so long that he’d almost forgotten his own name. They called him Zach. It’s all anyone needs to know about him. He’s a bounty hunter with a price on his head, put there by those malevolent factions that now rule the New Society. Genetically altered to resist the plague that is decimating the world, he is the only hope of a country in turmoil. Marked by blood spilled during the revolt, scarred and battle weary, he lives as a recluse. But when a young girl is victimized by his worst enemy, Zach rises to the cry for justice and takes his revenge on the man responsible. The world may never be the same again, but the fight for human life will always remain.


2019-04-30

The Brisket Chronicles

By Steven Raichlen
  • Full Title : The Brisket Chronicles
  • Author : Steven Raichlen
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1523507837
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Grill master Steven Raichlen shares more than 60 foolproof, mouthwatering recipes for preparing the tastiest, most versatile, and most beloved cut of meat in the world—outside on the grill, as well as in the kitchen. Take brisket to the next level: ’Cue it, grill it, smoke it, braise it, cure it, boil it—even bake it into chocolate chip cookies. Texas barbecued brisket is just the beginning: There’s also Jamaican Jerk Brisket and Korean Grilled Brisket to savor. Old School Pastrami and Kung Pao Pastrami, a perfect Passover Brisket with Dried Fruits and Sweet Wine, even ground brisket—Jakes Double Brisket Cheeseburgers. In dozens of unbeatable tips, Raichlen shows you just how to handle, prep, and store your meat for maximum tenderness and flavor. Plus plenty more recipes that are pure comfort food, perfect for using up leftovers: Brisket Hash, Brisket Baked Beans, Bacon-Grilled Brisket Bites—or for real mind-blowing pleasure, Kettle Corn with Burnt Ends. And side dishes that are the perfect brisket accents, including slaws, salads, and sauces.


2014-05-20

The Third Plate

By Dan Barber
  • Full Title : The Third Plate
  • Author : Dan Barber
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0698163753
  • Pages : 496
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  • Language : English
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“Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food.” —The Washington Post Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. In his visionary New York Times–bestselling book, chef Dan Barber, recently showcased on Netflix’s Chef’s Table, offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too. Looking to the detrimental cooking of our past, and the misguided dining of our present, Barber points to a future “third plate”: a new form of American eating where good farming and good food intersect. Barber’s The Third Plate charts a bright path forward for eaters and chefs alike, daring everyone to imagine a future for our national cuisine that is as sustainable as it is delicious.


2020-05-05

Dirt

By Bill Buford
  • Full Title : Dirt
  • Author : Bill Buford
  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0147530717
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The hugely anticipated follow up to Heat--Bill Buford's hilariously self-deprecating, highly obsessive adventures in the world of French haute cuisine. In Dirt, Bill Buford--author of the best-selling, now-classic, Heat--moves his attention from Italian cuisine to the food of France. Baffled by the language, determined that he can master the art of French cooking--or at least get to the bottom of why it is so revered--Buford begins what will become a five-year odyssey by shadowing the revered French chef Michel Richard in Washington, D.C. He soon realizes, however, that a stage in France is necessary, and so he goes--this time with his wife and three-year-old twin sons in tow--to Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. Studying at l'Institut Bocuse, cooking at the storied, Michelin-starred Mère Brazier, Buford becomes a man obsessed--to prove that French cooking actually derives from the Italian, to prove himself on the line, to prove that he is worthy of these gastronomic secrets. With his signature humor, sense of adventure, and masterful ability to immerse himself in his surroundings, Bill Buford has written what is sure to be the food-lover's book of the year.


2012-10-09

Secrets of the Best Chefs

By Adam Roberts
  • Full Title : Secrets of the Best Chefs
  • Author : Adam Roberts
  • Publisher : Artisan Books
  • ISBN Code : 1579655297
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Learn to cook from the best chefs in America Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to José Andrés's home kitchen, it was a journey peppered with rock-star chefs and dedicated home cooks unified by a common passion, one that Roberts understands deeply and transfers to the reader with flair, thoughtfulness, and good humor: a love and appreciation of cooking. Roberts adapts recipes from Hugh Acheson, Lidia Bastianich, Roy Choi, Harold Dieterle, Sara Moulton, and more. The culmination of that journey is a cookbook filled with lessons, tips, and tricks from the most admired chefs in America, including how to properly dress a salad, bake a no-fail piecrust, make light and airy pasta, and stir-fry in a wok, plus how to improve your knife skills, eliminate wasteful food practices, and create recipes of your very own. Most important, Roberts has adapted 150 of the chefs' signature recipes into totally doable dishes for the home cook. Now anyone can learn to cook like a pro!


2010-10-18

Explorer's Guide Bahamas: A Great Destination

By Chelle Koster-Walton
  • Full Title : Explorer's Guide Bahamas: A Great Destination
  • Author : Chelle Koster-Walton
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • ISBN Code : 1581578539
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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A guide to the best beaches, restaurants, casinos and shopping—and everything else—that the Bahamas has to offer. Explorer's Guide The Bahamas: A Great Destination treads confidently where other guidebooks stop short: it goes past the beaches, casinos, and duty-free shops to bring you into ancestral lands, fishing settlements, goat farms, conch shacks, theaters, and art galleries. The Bahamas’ clear waters and multihued coral reefs are gifts just waiting to be unwrapped.


2012-06-12

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content)

By Michael Chabon
  • Full Title : The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content)
  • Author : Michael Chabon
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0812993675
  • Pages : 704
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  • Language : English
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic, beloved novel of two boy geniuses dreaming up superheroes in New York’s Golden Age of comics, now with special bonus material by the author—soon to be a Showtime limited series “It's absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal—smart, funny, and a continual pleasure to read.”—The Washington Post Book World Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly • Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award


2014-06-19

Social Suppers

By Jason Atherton
  • Full Title : Social Suppers
  • Author : Jason Atherton
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1472912810
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'Jason is one of the greats. He's the best of both worlds: the prowess of a Michelin-starred chef with accolades from every corner of the globe, but also the person you want to be preparing your Sunday supper.' Thomas Keller More than 100 recipes make up this stunning yet eminently approachable collection of suppers from Jason Atherton: perfect meals to share with friends and family. It is not only a showcase of Jason's favourite things to cook, both savoury and sweet, but also a celebration of the flavours and techniques that have inspired him from all around the world. Every dish bears the hallmark of excellence on which he has built his reputation as one of the world's truly great and most innovative chefs. Beautiful, inspiring photography by John Carey completes this collection of stunningly good suppers.


2004-12-28

French Women Don't Get Fat

By Mireille Guiliano
  • Full Title : French Women Don't Get Fat
  • Author : Mireille Guiliano
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 1400044804
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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The #1 national bestseller that launched a fabulous French Revolution about how to approach healthy living: the ultimate non-diet book—now with more recipes. French women don’t get fat, even though they enjoy bread and pastry, wine, and regular three-course meals. Unlocking the simple secrets of this “French paradox”—how they enjoy food while staying slim and healthy—Mireille Guiliano gives us a charming, inspiring take on health and eating for our times. For anyone who has slipped out of her Zone, missed the flight to South Beach, or accidentally let a carb pass her lips, here is a positive way to stay trim, a culture’s most precious secrets recast for the twenty-first century. A life of wine, bread—even chocolate—without girth or guilt? Pourquoi pas?


2018-04-24

The Best Cook in the World

By Rick Bragg
  • Full Title : The Best Cook in the World
  • Author : Rick Bragg
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0525520287
  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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A New York Times bestseller Part cookbook, part memoir, The Best Cook in the World is Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg’s loving tribute to the South, his family and, especially, to his extraordinary mother. Here are irresistible stories and recipes from across generations. They come, skillet by skillet, from Bragg’s ancestors, from feasts and near famine, from funerals and celebrations, and from a thousand tales of family lore as rich and as sumptuous as the dishes they inspired. Deeply personal and unfailingly mouthwatering, The Best Cook in the World is a book to be savored.


2013-05-14

Recipes from My Home Kitchen

By Christine Ha
  • Full Title : Recipes from My Home Kitchen
  • Author : Christine Ha
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • ISBN Code : 1623360951
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Easy Vietnamese comfort food recipes from the winner of MasterChef Season 3. In her kitchen, Christine Ha possesses a rare ingredient that most professionally-trained chefs never learn to use: the ability to cook by sense. After tragically losing her sight in her twenties, this remarkable home cook, who specializes in the mouthwatering, wildly popular Vietnamese comfort foods of her childhood, as well as beloved American standards that she came to love growing up in Texas, re-learned how to cook. Using her heightened senses, she turns out dishes that are remarkably delicious, accessible, luscious, and crave-worthy. Millions of viewers tuned in to watch Christine sweep the thrilling MasterChef Season 3 finale, and here they can find more of her deftly crafted recipes. They'll discover food that speaks to the best of both the Vietnamese diaspora and American classics, personable tips on how to re-create delicious professional recipes in a home kitchen, and an inspirational personal narrative bolstered by Ha's background as a gifted writer. Recipes from My Home Kitchen will braid together Christine's story with her food for a result that is one of the most compelling culinary tales of her generation.


2020-03-03

Writers & Lovers

By Lily King
  • Full Title : Writers & Lovers
  • Author : Lily King
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 1443460397
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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An extraordinary new novel of art, love and ambition from Lily King, the New York Times–bestselling author of Euphoria, which sold over 400,000 copies in North America. Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman. Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, mouldy room at the side of a garage, where she works on the novel she’s been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching on to something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink. Writers & Lovers follows Casey—a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist—in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis.Written with King’s trademark humour, heart and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.


2013-08-03

Don Drummond

By Heather Augustyn
  • Full Title : Don Drummond
  • Author : Heather Augustyn
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 1476603332
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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This is a comprehensive biography of a brilliant musician who forever shaped the course of ska, reggae, and popular music worldwide, only to take the life of his lover and in so doing, destroy his career at the age of 30. In his short life Don Drummond created an enduring legacy despite poverty, class separation, mental illness, racial politics, and the exploitation of his work. The words of Drummond’s childhood friends, classmates, musicians, medical staff, legal counsel, and teachers enliven this story of his “unusual mind.” They recall the early days in the recording studio, playing the instrumental backup for Bob Marley and others, and the nights in the Rasta camps where musicians burned the midnight oil and more. They remember the gyrations of his lover, Margarita, the Rumba Queen, as she tantalized audiences at Club Havana; tell what happened that tragic night when Drummond stabbed Margarita four times; reveal details of the trial (delayed more than a year as Drummond was ruled mentally unfit) and offer insights into Drummond’s death in a mental asylum at age 35.


2014-10-21

Food: A Love Story

By Jim Gaffigan
  • Full Title : Food: A Love Story
  • Author : Jim Gaffigan
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • ISBN Code : 0804140421
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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“What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here’s why: I’m a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I’d highly recommend that you do not read his book.” Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”


2012-03-06

Birds of a Lesser Paradise

By Megan Mayhew Bergman
  • Full Title : Birds of a Lesser Paradise
  • Author : Megan Mayhew Bergman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451643373
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
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An “astonishing debut collection, by a writer reminiscent of such greats as Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, and even Chekhov” (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants), focusing on women navigating relationships with humans, animals, and the natural world. Exploring the way our choices and relationships are shaped by the menace and beauty of the natural world, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s powerful and heartwarming collection captures the surprising moments when the pull of our biology becomes evident, when love or fear collides with good sense, or when our attachment to an animal or wild place can’t be denied. In “Housewifely Arts,” a single mother and her son drive hours to track down an African gray parrot that can mimic her deceased mother’s voice. A population-control activist faces the conflict between her loyalty to the environment and her maternal desire in “Yesterday’s Whales.” And in the title story, a lonely naturalist allows an attractive stranger to lead her and her aging father on a hunt for an elusive woodpecker. As intelligent as they are moving, the stories in Birds of a Lesser Paradise are alive with emotion, wit, and insight into the impressive power that nature has over all of us. This extraordinary collection introduces a young writer of remarkable talent.