On Thursday, July 12 at Noon we'll be discussing:
Beloved: a novel by Toni Morrison — According to the publisher, Random House, the book can be described as "Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history in a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
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."
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Into the wild by Jon Krakauer
The luscious descriptions of food, cooking and restaurants filling these pages will appeal to anyone who loves to chow down.
Masala Farm: stories and recipes from an uncommon life in the country by Suvir Saran with Raquel Pelzel and Charlie Burd — An Indian chef and consummate city dweller buys a farm in the country.
Beaten, seared, and sauced: on becoming a chef at the Culinary Institute of America by Jonathan Dixon — Discover what it's really like to study at the Culinary Institute of America.
Sugarlicious: 50 cute and clever treats for every occasion by Meaghan Mountford
The complete photo guide to cake decorating by [Autumn Carpenter]
Special cupcakes by Wendy Sweetser
What's new, cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson ; text and photographs by Alan Richardson ; recipes and