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My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
by David Lebovitz

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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<b>A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen.</b><br /><br />In 2004, David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks—most notably in Paris—incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes. <br /><br />In<i> My Paris Kitchen</i>, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today. You’ll find Soupe à l’oignon, Cassoulet, Coq au vin, and Croque-monsieur, as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork, Lamb shank tagine, Dukkah-roasted cauliflower, Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce, and Wheat berry salad with radicchio, root vegetables, and pomegranate. And of course, there’s dessert: Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce, Duck fat cookies, Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze, French cheesecake...and the list goes on. David also shares stories told with his trademark wit and humor, and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David’s kitchen reveals the quirks, trials, beauty, and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world.
Mastering the Art of French Eating: From Paris Bistros to Farmhou...
by Ann Mah

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

September 26, 2013

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<b>The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a time</b><br /><br />When journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down.<br /><br />So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city.  Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths.<br /><br />Like Sarah Turnbull’s <i>Almost French</i> and Julie Powell’s <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Julie and Julia</i>,<i> Mastering the Art of French Eating</i> is interwoven with the lively characters Ann meets and the traditional recipes she samples. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story about love—of food, family, and France.
At the Edge of Ireland: Seasons on the Beara Peninsula
by David Yeadon

Language

English

Pages

430

Publication Date

March 03, 2009

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<p>In recent years, Ireland has enjoyed a newfound prosperity as Europe's most affluent nation. But tucked away in a far corner of the so-called "Celtic Tiger," that other enduring and authentic country—that small, hidden place of simple magic and romance—still exists. Acclaimed travel writer David Yeadon and his wife, Anne, set out to find it.</p><p>On the Beara Peninsula of southwest Ireland, the Yeadons discovered their own "little lost world," an enticing Brigadoon of soaring mountain ranges and spectacular coastal scenery, far removed from the touristic hullabaloo of Dublin, Killarney, and the Ring of Kerry. Here is the fabled "Old Ireland," alive and well with music <em>seisuins</em>, hooley dances, and <em>seanachai</em> storytellers—a haven for searchers, healers, artists, and poets hardy enough to have braved the same narrow and winding mountain roads that keep the package-tour coaches out.</p><p>Bursting with color and life, <em>At the Edge of Ireland</em> is an intrepid wanderer's celebration of a magical, unspoiled, and unforgettable Éire. </p>
The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revea...
by , Jean-Benoit Nadeau

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

April 19, 2016

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Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In <i>The Bonjour Effect</i> Jean-Benoît and Julie chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. They offer up all the lessons they learned and explain, in a book as fizzy as a bottle of the finest French champagne, the most important aspect of all: the French don't communicate, they <i>converse</i>. To understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture. Why do the French like talking about "the decline of France"? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Through encounters with school principals, city hall civil servants, gas company employees, old friends and business acquaintances, Julie and Jean-Benoît explain <i>why</i>, culturally and historically, conversation with the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being <i>interesting</i>. After reading <i>The Bonjour Effect</i>, even readers with a modicum of French language ability will be able to hold their own the next time they step into a bistro on the Left Bank.
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Hei...
by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<b>As heard on NPR's <i>This American Life</i><br /><br />“Absorbing . . . Though it's non-fiction, <i>The Feather Thief</i> contains many of the elements of a classic thriller.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s <i>Fresh Air</i><br /><br />“One of the most peculiar and memorable true-crime books ever.” —<i>Christian Science Monitor</i><br /><br /><b>A rollicking true-crime adventure and a captivating journey into an underground world of fanatical fly-tiers and plume peddlers, for readers of <i>The Stranger in the Woods</i>, <i>The Lost City of Z</i>, and <i>The Orchid Thief</i>.</b><br /><br /></b>On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness.<b><br /><br /></b>Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, <i>The Feather Thief</i> is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.
The Great Book of Ireland: Interesting Stories, Irish History & R...
by Bill O'Neill

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

March 02, 2019

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How much do you know about Ireland? There’s so much to learn about the Emerald Isle that even its residents don’t know. In this trivia book, you’ll learn more about Ireland’s history, pop culture, folklore, and so much more! <br /><br /><b>In The Great Book of Ireland, you’ll learn: <br /></b><br /><ul><li>How did Ireland get its name? </li><li>Why is it known as the Emerald Isle?</li><li>Who was St. Patrick really? </li><li>What do leprechauns and shamrocks have to do with St. Patrick’s Day?</li><li>Which Irish company had a 9,000-year lease? </li><li>What is Ireland’s top attraction? </li><li>Which movies have been filmed in Ireland? </li><li>Which famous novel may have been based on an Irish myth?</li><li>Which legends did the Irish believe in? </li></ul>And so much more! <br /><br />This book is packed with trivia facts about Ireland. Some of the facts you’ll learn in this book are shocking, some are tragic, and others will leave you with goosebumps. But they’re all interesting! <br /><br />Whether you’re just learning about Ireland or you already think you’re an expert on the state, you’ll learn something you didn’t know in every chapter. Your history teacher will be interesting at all of your newfound knowledge. <br /><br />So what are you waiting for? Get started to learn more about Ireland! <br /><br /><br />
See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy
by Frances Mayes

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<b>Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine</b><br /><br />The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings. In <i>See You in the Piazza</i>, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions--from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks.<br /><br />Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book--and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find.
Rick Steves Italy 2019
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1242

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours!<br /><br />Inside<i> Rick Steves Italy 2019 </i>you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to Italy</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems</b>, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner <i>trattorias</i> and that perfect scoop of gelato</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture</b>: Browse weekend open-air markets, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (<i>calcio</i>, to locals) </li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and experience</b> <b><i>la dolce far niente</i></b></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools</b>, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place </li><li><b>Detailed maps</b>, including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Italy 2019.</i></b><br /><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Italy</i>.<br /><br />
Rick Steves Paris 2019
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

713

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<div><b>Explore every centimeter of Paris, from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the ancient catacombs below the city: with Rick Steves on your side, Paris can be yours! Inside <i>Rick Steves Paris 2019</i> you'll find:</b></div><div><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring Paris</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems,</b> from Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Palace of Versailles to where to find the perfect croissant</li><li><b>How to connect with culture:</b> Stroll along the Seine, marvel at the works of Degas and Monet, and sip <i>café au lait</i> at a streetside café</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of <i>vin rouge</i></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums and churches</li><li><b>Detailed maps, </b>including <b>a fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources </b>including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 700 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information</b> on the Historic Core, Left Bank, Opera Neighborhood, Champs-Elysees, the Marais, Montmartre, and more, plus day trips to Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, and Auvers-sur-Oise</li></ul></div><div><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Paris 2019</i>.</b></div><div><br /></div><div>Spending just a few days in the city? Try <i>Rick Steves Pocket Paris</i>.</div>
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Scotland
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<p>The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this picturesque country.</p><p>Explore the remote Isle of Skye, visit the well-trodden Royal Mile during the world-famous Edinburgh Festival, or tackle Scotland's scenic glens and rugged mountains: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Scotland with this indispensable travel guide.</p><p>Inside <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Scotland</i></b>:<br />- Over 40 color maps, including a transportation map of Scotland to help you navigate with ease<br />- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need<br />- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Scotland designed for every interest and budget<br />- Illustrations and floor plans show Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, Stirling Castle, and more<br />- Color photographs of Scotland's stunning mountains, glens, castles, islands, lochs, wildlife, and more<br />- Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Edinburgh, Southern Scotland, Glasgow, Central Scotland, and the Highlands and Islands<br />- Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about Scotland's rich history, traditions, and festivals<br />- Experience the culture with features on Highland music and games, clans and tartans, and traditional Scottish foods<br />- Essential travel tips--our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus some helpful Scottish vocabulary and visa and health information </p><p><b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Scotland</i></b> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Scotland.</p><p>On a long weekend? Try our <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Scotland</i></b>.</p>

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