Blue Plate Special Book

Blue Plate Special | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen available in full 368 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Biography & Autobiography related to Blue Plate Special below.

Blue Plate Special

By Kate Christensen
  • ISBN Code: : 0385536275
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 280
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : blue-plate-special.pdf

Book Excerpt :

From acclaimed novelist Kate Christensen, Blue Plate Special is a mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness. “To taste fully is to live fully.” For Kate Christensen, food and eating have always been powerful connectors to self and world—“a subterranean conduit to sensuality, memory, desire.” Her appetites run deep; in her own words, she spent much of her life as “a hungry, lonely, wild animal looking for happiness and stability.” Now, having found them at last, in this passionate feast of a memoir she reflects upon her journey of innocence lost and wisdom gained, mistakes made and lessons learned, and hearts broken and mended. In the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher, Laurie Colwin, and Ruth Reichl, Blue Plate Special is a narrative in which food—eating it, cooking it, reflecting on it—becomes the vehicle for unpacking a life. Christensen explores her history of hunger—not just for food but for love and confidence and a sense of belonging—with a profound honesty, starting with her unorthodox childhood in 1960s Berkeley as the daughter of a mercurial legal activist who ruled the house with his fists. After a whirlwind adolescent awakening, Christensen strikes out to chart her own destiny within the literary world and the world of men, both equally alluring and dangerous. Food of all kinds, from Ho Hos to haute cuisine, remains an evocative constant throughout, not just as sustenance but as a realm of experience unto itself, always reflective of what is going on in her life. She unearths memories—sometimes joyful, sometimes painful—of the love between mother and daughter, sister and sister, and husband and wife, and of the times when the bonds of love were broken. Food sustains her as she endures the pain of these ruptures and fuels her determination not to settle for anything less than the love and contentment for which she’s always yearned. The physical and emotional sensuality that defines Christensen’s fiction resonates throughout the pages of Blue Plate Special. A vibrant celebration of life in all its truth and complexity, this book is about embracing the world through the transformative power of food: it’s about listening to your appetites, about having faith, and about learning what is worth holding on to and what is not.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • The Last Blue Plate Special
    The Last Blue Plate Special

    A Book written by Abigail Padgett, published by Bywater Books 2021-10-19 - pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Blue Plate Special
    Blue Plate Special

    A Book written by Michelle D. Kwasney, published by Chronicle Books 2011-10-21 - 304 pages - part of Young Adult Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Blue Plate Special
    Blue Plate Special

    A Book written by Frances Norris, published by St. Martin's Press 2015-06-16 - 304 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Perfect Meal
    The Perfect Meal

    A Book written by Charles Spence,Betina Piqueras-Fiszman, published by John Wiley & Sons 2014-07-10 - 424 pages - part of Technology & Engineering books.

    Get eBook
  • How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
    How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

    A Book written by Andy Andrews, published by Thomas Nelson 2020-03-17 - 224 pages - part of Political Science books.

    Get eBook
  • Just Jones
    Just Jones

    A Book written by Andy Andrews, published by Thomas Nelson 2020-09-08 - 272 pages - part of Self-Help books.

    Get eBook
  • The Great Man
    The Great Man

    A Book written by Kate Christensen, published by Anchor 2008-05-13 - 320 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

The Fixed Stars

By Molly Wizenberg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1683358929
  • Total of Pages : 283
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 234
  • Pdf File: the-fixed-stars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The New York Times–bestselling author’s thoughtful and provocative memoir of changing identity, complex sexuality, and enduring family relationships. At age thirty-six, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irrevocably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we’d like to believe. Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we’re “born this way.” Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she if something at her very core could change so radically? Wizenberg forges a new path: through separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The Fixed Stars is a “spirited, terrifyingly courageous” memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family (Booklist).

Vegan Diner

By Julie Hasson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Book Code : 0762442220
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: vegan-diner.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Finally, a collection of recipes that provides guilt-free comfort-food indulgence for vegans everywhere. With 125 recipes and more than 30 food photos, author Julie Hasson aims to introduce plant-based diner fare both savory and sweet. This new vegan classic covers breakfast, lunch, and supper from the diner-gone-vegan! From pancakes, waffles, and luscious muffins to scrambles, faux Benedicts, and homemade sausage, this vegan cookbook has breakfast sizzling. Traditional lunches get a healthy new lease through clubs, open-faced sandwiches, soups, and pastas. Even filling casseroles, comforting mac-and-cheese, and slow-cooked stews are deliciously reinterpreted, followed by desserts ranging from shakes to creamy cheesecakes.

Branding the Man

By Bertrand Pellegrin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1581157290
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 799
  • Pdf File: branding-the-man.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Men are purchasing more clothes, shoes, health and beauty products, and personal care services than ever before. The world of men’s retail has remained a kind of bug in amber, frozen in time, with the same century-old style of merchandising and selling. A store must not simply provide, but educate the male customer, who is growing hungry for something more than the usual Blue Plate Special of khakis and polo shirts. To better attract this new wave of interested consumers, products in the U.S. must be merchandised and sold in a completely different manner. The design and branding of a man’s store ought to make men want to go shopping. Branding the Man offers retailers, buyers, and marketers strategic solutions to revolutionize men’s retail via some relatively simple conceptual strategies. Author Bertrand Pellegrin utilizes his years as a retail strategist to help retailers understand classic men’s environments–ones where men are most naturally inclined to spend time–and leverage the opportunities which arise from these “comfort zones” to engage and sell to the male customer. Branding the Man immerses the reader in a discussion of men’s retail environments spanning every level: store design, buying/sourcing, merchandising, marketing and advertising, and promotion and lays out a blueprint for how men can be developed as the “next frontier” in retail. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Farmer Boy

By Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479450332
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: farmer-boy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Farmer Boy is based on the childhood of Wilder's husband, Almanzo Wilder, who grew up in the 1860s near the town of Malone, New York. It covers roughly one year of his life, beginning just before his ninth birthday and describes a full year of farming. It describes in detail the endless chores involved in running the Wilder family farm, all without powered vehicles or electricity. Young as he is, he rises before 5 am every day to milk cows and feedstock. In the growing season, he plants and tends crops; in winter, he hauls logs, helps fill the ice house, trains a team of young oxen, and sometimes—when his father can spare him—goes to school. The novel includes stories of his brother, Royal, and sisters, Eliza Jane and Alice. “If our country can become great in humility, and can work earnestly to solve its own problems at the same time that it carries its share of world responsibilities, it will be through vision of our children, their integrity and idealism, gained in homes like the home in the ‘Little House’ books.”—The Horn Book “Any boy or girl who has access to all the books in the series will be the richer for their first-hand record of pioneer life in the opening West and for their warm-hearted human values.”—The New Yorker “One of the phenomenal achievements in modern literature for children, a genuine chronicle for American life and of family life at their equal best. Through these books Laura Ingalls of the 1870’s and ‘80’s has stepped from pages of the past into the flesh and blood reality of a chosen friend.”—The Horn Book “Among the most popular books written for boys and girls are . . . the ‘Little House’ series which relates the experiences of the author’s own family . . . in establishing various homes in the days when the western lands were opened up to settlers.”—Library Journal “It is a matter of great satisfaction and a cause for gratitude that . . . we can turn to such a group of stories as those (of) Mrs. Wilder . . . (They) ring true in every particular. Their authentic background, sensitive characterization, their fine integrity and spirit of sturdy independence, make them an invaluable addition to our list of genuine American stories.”—The New York Times

Damon Runyon Omnibus

By Damon Runyon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 580
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: damon-runyon-omnibus.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Damon Runyon Omnibus" by Damon Runyon. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Raging Skillet: the True Life Story of Chef Rossi

By Rossi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Book Code : 1558619038
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: the-raging-skillet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“[A] juicy memoir about growing up, becoming a chef, and working as New York’s most unconventional wedding caterer.” —BUST magazine When their high-school-aged, punk, runaway daughter is found hosting a Jersey Shore hotel party, Rossi’s parents feel they have no other choice: they ship her off to live with a Chasidic rabbi in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Within the confines of this restrictive culture, Rossi’s big city dreams take root. Once she makes her way to Manhattan, Rossi’s passion for cooking, which first began as a revolt against the microwave, becomes her life mission. The Raging Skillet is one woman’s story of cooking her way through some of the most unlikely kitchens in New York City—at a “beach” in Tribeca, an East Village supper club, and a makeshift grill at Ground Zero in the days immediately following 9/11. Forever writing her own rules, Rossi ends up becoming the owner of one of the most sought-after catering companies in the city. This heartfelt, gritty, and hilarious memoir shows us how the creativity of the kitchen allows us to give a nod to where we come from, while simultaneously expressing everything that we are. This “moving, witty memoir” (Nigella Lawson) includes unpretentious recipes for real people everywhere. “A humorous and witty chronicle of a woman’s pulling-herself-up-by-her-bootstraps rise through the culinary ranks.” —Kirkus Reviews

Baseball, Boys, and Bad Words

By Andy Andrews
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1400324262
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: baseball-boys-and-bad-words.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Baseball, Boys, and Bad Words reveals the hilarity and magic of Little League baseball. Often called “the funniest tale ever told,” this story will have you laughing until you cry, while warming your soul, reminding you of childhood and a simpler time. In 1970, eleven-year-old Andy Andrews and a group of friends began a Little League season they would never forget. All the usual ingredients were there—well-worn gloves, freshly cut grass, and new uniforms. But the addition of a coach who was “new to the area” is what made this season truly unforgettable for young Andy. Baseball fans and both current and former Little Leaguers will love the funny story, the age-old baseball wisdom quoted from some of the game’s greatest players, and the vintage baseball photography.

Voracious

By Cara Nicoletti
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316242985
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 329
  • Pdf File: voracious.pdf

Book Short Summary:

AN IRRESISTIBLE LITERARY FEAST Stories and recipes inspired by the world's great books As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality. From the breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods to chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, these books and the tasty treats in them put her on the road to happiness. Cooking through the books that changed her life, Nicoletti shares fifty recipes, including: The perfect soft-boiled egg in Jane Austen's Emma Grilled peaches with homemade ricotta in tribute to Joan Didion's "Goodbye to All That" New England clam chowder inspired by Herman Melville's Moby-Dick Fava bean and chicken liver mousse crostini (with a nice Chianti) after Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs Brown butter crêpes from Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl Beautifully illustrated, clever, and full of heart, Voracious will satisfy anyone who loves a fantastic meal with family and friends-or curling up with a great novel for dessert.

The Little Engine That Could

By Watty Piper
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593096533
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 738
  • Pdf File: the-little-engine-that-could.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The special anniversary edition of The Little Engine That Could™ contains the entire text and original artwork. Young readers, as well as parents and grandparents, will treasure the story of the blue locomotive who exemplifies the power of positive thinking.

Pale Blue Dot

By Carl Sagan,Ann Druyan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307801012
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 367
  • Pdf File: pale-blue-dot.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan’s books.”—The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier—space. In Pale Blue Dot, Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. “Takes readers far beyond Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity’s future in the stars.”—Chicago Tribune

The Astral

By Kate Christensen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385530927
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: the-astral.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author of The Great Man, a scintillating novel of love, loss, and literary rivalry set in rapidly changing Brooklyn. The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apart­ment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of the poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fer­vent freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry’s that ignite her long-simmering sus­picions of infidelity, and he’s been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequence of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures (and perhaps oth­ers) and find his way forward—and back into Luz’s good graces. Harry Quirk is, in short, a loser, living small and low in the water. But touched by Kate Christensen’s novelistic grace and acute perception, his floundering attempts to reach higher ground and forge a new life for himself become funny, bittersweet, and terrifically moving. She knows what secrets lurk in the hearts of men—and she turns them into literary art of the highest order. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Kate Christensen's Blue Plate Special.

Bookplate Special

By Lorna Barrett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101149094
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 723
  • Pdf File: bookplate-special.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bookstore owner Tricia Miles has put up-and put up with-her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy has stolen $100. But the day she's kicked out, Pammy's found dead in a Dumpster, leaving loads of questions unanswered.

Sulfur Springs

By William Kent Krueger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501147447
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 908
  • Pdf File: sulfur-springs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace weaves a vivid and pulse-pounding thriller that follows Cork O’Connor’s search for a missing man amid the fraught tensions at the border between Arizona and Mexico. On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O’Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette receive a desperate phone call from Rainy’s son, Peter. The connection is terrible but before the line goes dead, they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriquez. The following morning, Cork and Rainy fly to southern Arizona, where Peter has been working as a counselor in a well-known drug rehab center. When they arrive, they learn that Peter was fired six months earlier and hasn’t been heard from since. So they head to the little desert town of Sulfur Springs where Peter has been receiving his mail. But no one in Sulfur Springs seems to know him. They do, however, seem to recognize the name Rodriguez. Apparently, the Rodriguez family is one of the cartels controlling everything illegal that crosses the border from Mexico. As they gather scraps of information about Peter, Cork and Rainy are warned time and again that there is a war going on along the border. “Trust no one in Coronado County,” is the most common piece of advice they receive, and Cork doesn’t have to be told twice. To him, Arizona is alien country. The relentless heat, the absence of water and big trees and shade all feel nightmarish to him, as does his growing sense that Rainy might know more about what’s going on than she’s willing to admit in this fresh, exhilarating, and white-knuckle mystery starring one of the greatest heroes of fiction.

Super Mario

By Jeff Ryan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101517638
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: super-mario.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The story of Nintendo's rise and the beloved icon who made it possible. Nintendo has continually set the standard for video-game innovation in America, starting in 1981 with a plucky hero who jumped over barrels to save a girl from an ape. The saga of Mario, the portly plumber who became the most successful franchise in the history of gaming, has plot twists worthy of a video game. Jeff Ryan shares the story of how this quintessentially Japanese company found success in the American market. Lawsuits, Hollywood, die- hard fans, and face-offs with Sony and Microsoft are all part of the drama. Find out about: *Mario's eccentric yet brilliant creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, who was tapped for the job because was considered expendable. *Minoru Arakawa, the son-in-law of Nintendo's imperious president, who bumbled his way to success. *The unexpected approach that allowed Nintendo to reinvent itself as the gaming system for the non-gamer, especially now with the Wii Even those who can't tell a Koopa from a Goomba will find this a fascinating story of striving, comeuppance, and redemption.

Secrets From the Eating Lab

By Traci Mann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006232926X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 899
  • Pdf File: secrets-from-the-eating-lab.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A provocative expose of the dieting industry from one of the nation’s leading researchers in self-control and the psychology of weight loss that offers proven strategies for sustainable weight loss. From her office in the University of Minnesota’s Health and Eating Lab, professor Traci Mann researches self-control and dieting. And what she has discovered is groundbreaking. Not only do diets not work; they often result in weight gain. Americans are losing the battle of the bulge because our bodies and brains are not hardwired to resist food—the very idea of it works against our biological imperative to survive. In Secrets From the Eating Lab, Mann challenges assumptions—including those that make up the very foundation of the weight loss industry—about how diets work and why they fail. The result of more than two decades of research, it offers cutting-edge science and exciting new insights into the American obesity epidemic and our relationship with eating and food. Secrets From the Eating Lab also gives readers the practical tools they need to actually lose weight and get healthy. Mann argues that the idea of willpower is a myth—we shouldn’t waste time and money trying to combat our natural tendencies. Instead, she offers 12 simple, effective strategies that take advantage of human nature instead of fighting it—from changing the size of your plates to socializing with people with healthy habits, removing “healthy” labels that send negative messages to redefining comfort food.

I, Fatty

By Jerry Stahl
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 9781596919129
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 435
  • Pdf File: i-fatty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this highly acclaimed novel, the author of Permanent Midnight channels fallen early-Hollywood star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Fatty tells his own story of success, addiction, and a precipitous fall from grace after being framed for a brutal crime-a national media scandal that set the precedent for those so familiar today.

The Blue Ducks

By Darren Robertson,Mark LaBrooy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Plum
  • Book Code : 1743289790
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: the-blue-ducks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Darren Roberston and Mark LaBrooy are the faces of a new, grassroots approach to cooking: delicious food based on an ethos of community, sustainability and growing-it-local. Professional chefs, mad surfers, keen gardeners and foragers, Darren and Mark live by this philosophy in everything they do; when cooking in their café, Three Blue Ducks, and in their garden, which is home to a rambling vegetable patch and four very happy chickens. In their first book, Mark and Darren share more than 80 of their most enticing recipes, using eggs direct from their 'Chook Mahal', honey from the bees on their roof, local meat and seafood, and loads of herbs and veggies grown in the garden. Enjoy mouth-watering Sticky Pork Ribs, Barbecued Calamari, Spiced Chicken in a Brown Paper Bag, Home-Toasted Muesli, Salted Caramel Banana Muffins... and meltingly good Char-grilled Peaches with Vanilla & Rosemary Ice Cream. This is a cookbook full of fresh ingredients and dishes bursting with flavour; a tribute to our breathtaking coastal landscape; and an inspiring reminder of the joys of connecting with the land, whether it be growing your own veggies, keeping chickens or making more ethical food choices. The Blue Ducks will have you cooking up the most delicious and seasonal delights, and looking at the food we eat in a completely new way. This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.

Turnip Greens & Tortillas

By Eddie Hernandez,Susan Puckett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 054461884X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 243
  • Pdf File: turnip-greens-tortillas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Southern fare with a Mexican flair, by the chef/co-owner of the restaurant empire that Bon Appétit called a “Top American Restaurant” USA Today called Taqueria del Sol “a runaway success.” Bon Appétit wrote: “Move over, Chipotle!” The fast-casual food of Eddie Hernandez, the James Beard-nominated chef/co-owner of the restaurant, lands on the commonalities of Southern and Mexican food, with dishes like Memphis barbecue pork tacos, chicken pot pie served in a “bowl” of a puffed tortilla, turnip greens in “pot likker” spiked with chiles, or the “Eddie Palmer,” sweet tea with a jab of tequila. Eddie never hesitates to break with purists to make food taste better, adding sugar to creamy grits to balance the jalapeños, or substituting tomatillos in fried green tomatoes for a more delicate texture. Throughout, “Eddie’s Way” sidebars show how to make each dish even more special.

Adventure Guide Maui

By Sharon Hamblin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Book Code : 9781588435163
  • Total of Pages : 415
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 576
  • Pdf File: adventure-guide-maui.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Travel guide to hotels, restaurants, shopping sights and activities.

The American Table

By Larry Edwards
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510721533
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 806
  • Pdf File: the-american-table.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“This ode to down-home cooking is a colorful tapestry of our nation's culinary character . . . represents a deliciously warm blanket of Americana.” —Howie Southworth, bestselling coauthor of One Pan to Rule Them All Like its people, American food is a melting pot of tastes and textures. Now flavors from every corner of the country are brought together in one soul-satisfying cookbook. Worthy of any diner’s daily special board, these recipes are the real deal: wholesome, filling favorites that will bring the entire family to the table. You’ll be transported back to your grandmother’s kitchen as you dig into classics like: Chicken Pot Pie Fried Catfish Sloppy Joes Buttermilk Baked Chicken Chicken Fried Steak Roast Beef Hash Sausage Gravy Firestarter Chili Split Pea and Sausage Soup Corn Pudding Potato Onion Gratin Spiced Squash All-American Apple Pie Depression Cake Pecan Pie And many more favorites! True American food is the result of hearty people, bountiful farms, and innovative spirit. Author Larry Edwards honors that tradition in The American Table as he invites you to pull up a chair and share a story or two. Plan your next family gathering with this collection of quintessential recipes from around the country. “My taste buds drool as I flip through The American Table’s easy-to-follow recipes for what author Larry Edwards aptly calls ‘the epitome of world culinary history’—comfort food we have all come ‘to love, cherish, and remember.’ I’m eager to prepare and savor my initial menu of choice: Sweet Potato Biscuits, Corn Chowder, Indian Pudding, Broccoli Salad, and Maple Bourbon Cake (with real! maple syrup). You, too, are welcome to taste.” —Willard Roth, author of Mennonite Men Can Cook, Too

Gastrophysics

By Charles Spence
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0735223483
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: gastrophysics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The science behind a good meal: all the sounds, sights, and tastes that make us like what we're eating—and want to eat more. Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does green ketchup just not work? The answer is gastrophysics, the new area of sensory science pioneered by Oxford professor Charles Spence. Now he's stepping out of his lab to lift the lid on the entire eating experience—how the taste, the aroma, and our overall enjoyment of food are influenced by all of our senses, as well as by our mood and expectations. The pleasures of food lie mostly in the mind, not in the mouth. Get that straight and you can start to understand what really makes food enjoyable, stimulating, and, most important, memorable. Spence reveals in amusing detail the importance of all the “off the plate” elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the color of the plate, the background music, and much more. Whether we’re dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we’re tasting and influence what others experience. This is accessible science at its best, fascinating to anyone in possession of an appetite. Crammed with discoveries about our everyday sensory lives, Gastrophysics is a book guaranteed to make you look at your plate in a whole new way.

The Collected Tabletop

By Kathryn Greeley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Book Code : 1626340129
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: the-collected-tabletop.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From an intimate martini party to a Thanksgiving extravaganza, Kathryn Greeley shows how to create easy, fun, and breathtaking tabletop designs that will make any occasion memorable, using your existing or new collections. Chock-full of inspired ideas for hosting high-end theme parties, The Collected Tabletop includes professional photographs of place settings and tabletop decorations; elegant, hand-painted menus; favors and floral arrangements; and simple and easy-to-prepare recipes, such as Independence Day Flag Tart, Skillet Drop Biscuits, and Goat Cheese Truffles. For each of the thirteen events described in The Collected Tabletop, Greeley details the history and significance of specific items from each collection, ranging from heirloom china and crystal to intricate art glass and colorful majolica combined with hand-thrown pottery. In this peerless resource for entertaining enthusiasts, you’ll learn how to use your own collections to define your personal hosting style.

The Frugal Foodie Cookbook

By Lynette Shirk
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 157344605X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: the-frugal-foodie-cookbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The recession has put a lot of strain on the grocery bill, especially for those with families or friends to feed. But that doesn't mean having to skip gourmet food and a balanced diet. Noted chef and "four-star frugal gourmet" Lynette Shirk shows readers how to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful inexpensive meals for any occasion. This book has everything, from roasting coffee at home to concocting inexpensive crave-worthy casseroles to whipping up snacks on a shoestring. Chapters include "Bankable Breakfasts," "Lunch for Less," and "Dinner on a Dime," and feature irresistible recipes from Shaved Shrimp Rolls and Gourmet PBJ to an "Exponential Chicken" that stretches the bird over five different courses. With hundreds of delicious dishes and expert advice (including fun ideas for serving), The Frugal Foodie Cookbook keeps hungry readers living well and eating better.

Changing Seasons

By Mel Stolhand
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462814701
  • Total of Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: changing-seasons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

BOOK DESCRIPTION Changing Seasons traces the lives of Warren and Arleta Martin as they seek a better life for their family. After their marriage, Warren goes to work for Arletas father on his farm, but Arleta yearns for something better. The whole country is struggling through the depression, and after Mother Nature ravages the area where they live in Texas, money for work on the farm becomes scarce. Leaving his pregnant wife at home, Warren travels out of state to find a job that will pay cash, promising to be home before the baby is born. The story is told through the eyes of Mary, their oldest daughtera bright and precocious child who is the center of her Grandma Jamisons world. Mary feels secure and loved, even in a world on the brink of World War II. Then that security is snatched away when her parents decide to travel west seeking a better life for their small family. The trip to California in a crowded car with the Jefferson family is a long, tiring ride in late December of 1941, especially to three-year-old Mary who has never seen these people before. When she realizes that this is not just a ride to town, but that they are leaving her beloved Grandma Jamison, she begs to return to Texas, but her wishes fall on deaf ears. When they finally reach their destination she discovers they have moved to what she describes as a wide spot in the road, and their new house isnt much better than the one they left in Texas. Soon after arriving in California Mary is told she must learn to speak correctly, There is no such word as aint, she is told, and shes not to use southern slangwords like didja, gonna, gotta, and dozens of others. Its all very confusing, especially when she is informed that her Mama would henceforth be known as Mother. Soon more of her fathers family joins them in California, and she doesnt feel quite so lonesome. Then she reaches school age, and comes face to face with a whole new world, when she discovers that she is just a small cog in the scheme of things, and she is forever falling out of sync. Marys parents have grilled into her that she is never to get into a car with a stranger. So, when a car pulls to a stop and a lady gets out and approaches her, while she is waiting at the bus stop alone on the first day of school, Mary panics. She is sure that the lady is going to kidnap her, so she runs home, screaming all the way. Things went downhill from there. Most of Marys pretty school dresses were made of printed flour sacks, but some of the girls referred to them as rags. Once the other kids realized that she was very smart, and always got top grades, she became known as smarty-pants, teachers pet, and other names that were not so nice. Mary began to think of herself as a country mouse in comparison to other girls. Especially since her hair was a plain mousy brown without any curl, while her cousin, Olivia, and her sister, Reba, both were curly headed blonds. So Mary withdrew and turned to books and a world of make believe. However, there are happy times too. Once a month the Martins and Jeffersons go on a picnic to a local park, where the children play on the playground equipment and go for exciting boat rides. Another time they attend a war bond rally, where The Sons of the Pioneers, along with Roy Rogers and his horse, Trigger, are the main attraction. And theres the Fourth of July picnic, where one of the rockets went astray and caused all kinds of excitement. Theres also travel. One Christmas, four families of the Martin relatives caravan by automobile to Texas to spend the holidays with the rest of the family. Along the road they run into all types of excitement; rain, wind, snow, ice, flooded roads, and even a cattle drive. Finally they reach their destination, and its a whirlwind of new experiences for Mary. The cousins join in building a snowman, and then proceed to have a snowball fight. Its a rare treat, since there is no snow in

Home To Copper Mountain

By Rebecca Winters
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 9781426878404
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 633
  • Pdf File: home-to-copper-mountain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wealthy, womanless and temporarily at loose ends, Formula One race-car driver Rick Hawkins finds himself in Texas visiting his newly married father. While he's there, he becomes involved with his stepmother's family—especially her twenty-eight-year-old cousin Audra Jarrett. She's beautiful, talented, loyal and kind—qualities that attract Rick. In fact, she attracts him as no woman ever has. While Audra is drawn to Rick, she's afraid of starting a relationship with him. She's suffered tragic losses in her life. So how could she allow herself to love a man with such a dangerous job? If anything ever happened to him, she's not sure she'd be able to pick up the pieces. Then again, Rick's nickname is Lucky.…

Blue

By Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1452149240
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: blue.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Blue, the world's favorite color, is elegantly showcased in more than 200 artworks from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Representing a diversity of movements, cultures, and media that spans the ages and the globe, the objects in Blue range from ancient Egyptian jewelry and traditional Japanese prints to Impressionist paintings and indigo-dyed textiles. Short essays from museum curators on the significance and symbolism of the color at various times and places provide historical context for this visual feast. With page edges dyed blue, this distinctive volume is a bijou treasure.

Blast Off!

By Allison Maslan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Book Code : 160037803X
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 481
  • Pdf File: blast-off.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Get Ready to Love Your Life! Leading Life and Career Coach, Allison Maslan, will guide you to personal and professional transformation The burning question is “Do you want to be in the same place you are now in ten years, or even five years?” The truth is that you will be asking yourself that same question in another decade if you don’t take action now. There is a completely fulfilling life just waiting to be claimed as your own. The next question is “What are you waiting for?” Are you an executive who wants to focus on taking your career to the next level? Are you ready to embark on a new business or career adventure? Do you want to find your soulmate and manifest the relationship of your dreams? Are you ready to take action on building financial wealth and freedom? Do you desire to reclaim the healthy, attractive body you deserve? Is it time to tap into your spiritual/intuitive side for heightened satisfaction in life? Are you not sure what you want but know that there has to be more than this? Through her proven Blast Off! techniques and practices, Allison Maslan will teach you step-by-step how to let go of limiting fears and beliefs, inspire you to create a new path full of passion and meaning, then personally give you the vision and skills to achieve your dreams and aspirations in all aspects of your life. isn’t it your turn to 3-2-1 Blast Off! to a whole new way of living?

Killers Are My Meat

By Stephen Marlowe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453252541
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 779
  • Pdf File: killers-are-my-meat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A drive-by killing puts Drum on the scent of a Washington sex scandal When Chester Drum first took a crack at detective work, PI Gil Sprayregan offered to split a case with him, giving the rookie half the fee and more credit than he deserved. Years later, Drum is established and Gil is at the tail end of a long, slow fall,drinking heavily and considering blackmail to make ends meet. When he gets in over his head, Sprayregan’s wife begs Drum to help. But her husband has already taken the first step on the road to oblivion. Drum takes a dinghy out to Sprayregan’s Chesapeake hideout. When they return, a car full of gangsters kills Sprayregan and puts Drum in the hospital. Drum doesn’t mourn the man who gave him his first break, but to the new widow, he owes a debt. No matter how well connected they are, he will break the men who gunned down Gil Sprayregan.

Irontown Blues

By John Varley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101989386
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 836
  • Pdf File: irontown-blues.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From a master of science fiction comes a brand-new noir novel set in the Eight Worlds universe, where a detective hunts for the biohackers who have created a dangerous new disease. Christopher Bach was a policeman in one of the largest Lunar cities when the A.I. Lunar Central Computer had a breakdown. Known as the Big Glitch, the problem turned out to be a larger war than anyone expected. When order was restored, Chris's life could never be the same. Now he's a private detective, assisted by his genetically altered dog Sherlock, and emulates the tough guys in the noir books and movies that he loves. When Bach takes the case of a woman involuntarily infected with an engineered virus, he is on the hunt to track down the biohackers in the infamous district of Irontown. But if he wants to save humanity, he'll have to confront his own demons.

Off Broadway Musicals, 1910–2007

By Dan Dietz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786457317
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: off-broadway-musicals-1910-2007.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite an often unfair reputation as being less popular, less successful, or less refined than their bona-fide Broadway counterparts, Off Broadway musicals deserve their share of critical acclaim and study. A number of shows originally staged Off Broadway have gone on to their own successful Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A Chorus Line and Rent to more off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. And while it remains to be seen if other popular Off Broadway shows like Stomp, Blue Man Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the larger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs have been enormously successful in their own right. This book discusses more than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, showcase, and workshop musical productions. It includes detailed descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in rehearsal, selected musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in New York, along with general overviews of Off Broadway institutions such as the Light Opera of Manhattan. The typical entry includes the name of the host theater or theaters; the opening date and number of performances; the production's cast and creative team; a list of songs; a brief plot synopsis; and general comments and reviews from the New York critics. Besides the individual entries, the book also includes a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices including a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and lists of musicals categorized by topic and composer.

Now You Know Almost Everything

By Doug Lennox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1550025759
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 718
  • Pdf File: now-you-know-almost-everything.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Never losing sight of the joy of discovering the ?why” of ordinary things, Now You Know Almost Everything makes sure you just about know it all.