The preservation kitchen: the craft of making and cooking with pickles, preserves, and aigre-doux by Paul Virant with Kate Leahy
Can it, bottle it, smoke it: and other kitchen projects by Karen Solomon
Backyard harvest by Jo Whittingham
52 weekend decorating projects: a do-it-yourself guide to adding style to your home by edited by Jean Nayar
Refresh your home: simple projects and tips to save money, update, and renovate by editors of the Family handyman
This year you write your novel by Walter Mosley
Fiction writer's workshop: the key elements of a writing workshop: 2nd edition by Josip Novakovich
The Liberty book of home sewing by text by Lucina Ganderston ; photography by Kristin Perers ; illustrations by Richard Merritt
The budding chef by edited by Kate Kuhn ; [illustrated by Jane Dippold]
Cooking with kids by from the experts at FamilyFun magazine
Emeril's there's a chef in my family!: recipes to get everybody cooking by Emeril Lagasse ; illustrated by Charles Yuen ; photographs by Quentin Bacon
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film
Babette's feast [videodisc] by Just Betzer, præsenterer ; en film af Gabriel Axel ; A-S Panorama Film International
Nina's heavenly delights [videodisc] by a Here! Films/ Regent release of a Scion Films and Scottish Screen production with Kali Films and Priority Pictures in association with Sky Movies present a Pratibha Parmar film
Mediterranean fresh: a compendium of one-plate salad meals and mix-and-match dressings by Joyce Goldstein ; photography by Andre Baranowski ; food styling by Melissa Hamilton ; foreword by Dan Barber ; wine essay by Evan Goldstein
Icebox pies: 100 scrumptious recipes for no-bake, no- fail pies by Lauren Chattman
Icebox cakes: simply irresistible no-bake desserts by Lauren Chattman; photography by Duane Winfield
On Thursday August 9 at noon we'll be discussing:
Waterland by Graham Swift — Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, England and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving… Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity… A fine and original work."
Share your favorite recipes, or discover new ones.
Bring in several copies of your favorite recipe (printed out on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper and paper clipped together) to put in the Recipe Exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk and earn your Chow Down badge. Look at the recipes others have left, and take home a new recipe or two.
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