Author: Deborah VanTrece
Summary: Deborah VanTrece’s Kansas City roots, wide travel, and celebrated career in Atlanta have gifted her with a uniquely rich way with food–keeping soulful recipes fresh and fun while honoring cultures, ingredients, and tradition. In her first cookbook, the Twisted Soul chef makes clear that soul cooking has always been as seasonally driven as la cucina povera, as versatile as California cuisine, and as impressive as French technique. In VanTrece’s hands, familiar components become dramatic and dynamic dishes, and classic recipes reveal surprising twists.
Across bountiful chapters studded with vibrant photography, The Twisted Soul Cookbook offers almost 100 fresh salads and side dishes, generous main courses, exciting seafood, rich desserts, and brilliant pantry staples to enhance everyday cooking, including dressings, relishes, and sauces. VanTrece is an able teacher and storyteller, guiding the reader through techniques both simple and sophisticated (Amazon).
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Author: David Long
Summary: A charming gift book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London.
A fascinating tour of London’s strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery, and murder, this is a perfect companion for anyone curious about the captivating capital. Learn why London buses are red, the city’s cabbie slang, its weirdest wills, and the maddest buildings never built. Take a trip around one of the world’s most beloved cities and discover the bizarre history of its pubs, graveyards, tube stations, parks, and palaces—it’s London as you’ve never seen it before.
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Summary: My Trip to London, a Personal Travel Journal, will help you plan and document your amazing trip to the Great City. Filled with writing prompts and blank lined pages the journal leads you through your travels from embarking to returning home. Start with recording your expectations and bucket list for the upcoming journey.
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Author: Andrea Ferraris
Summary: Today, Churubusco is a residential suburb of Mexico City. But in 1847, it was the stronghold of the San Patricios, a motley battalion of soldiers — including some runaway American slaves — who deserted the United States Army for a just, if suicidal, cause. Continue reading “The Battle of Churubusco: American Rebels in the Mexican-American War”
Author: Chang-rae Lee
From the award-winning author of Native Speaker and On Such a Full Sea, an exuberant, provocative story about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure – and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection.
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Summary: The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication—and Japan’s increasingly important role as a leader in that world—makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan.
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