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Kneadlessly Simple

Fresh, delicious, homemade bread that is easy to make. Sounds too good to be true, but that's the claim for Kneadlessly Simple, a book on order at CPL. I'm eagerly awaiting my chance at the copy, and as soon as I've tried out a recipe or two, I'll report back and let you know if the recipes really work as promised.

Regency England

This period is technically contained in the years 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales (later George IV) became Prince Regent while George III was incapacitated by mental illness. But the spirit of the period can be extended greatly before and after these borders. Well known from Jane Austen's novels (and the movies adapted from them) as a time of decorum and gentility, this is also the time of the Napoleonic Wars, unprecedented industrial change and quite a bit of naughty behavior.

Biographies

Byron—child of passion, fool of fame by Benita Eisler — Romantic poet and romantic figure for his age, Byron was famously called "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" by Lady Caroline Lamb, who was just one of his many ex-lovers.

International Language Magazines

Did you know that CPL has over 50 magazines in a variety of languages? Take a look at this handy list to see what we have in international languages for a variety of formats. Or, come on in and take a look.

Award Winning Cookbooks!

Art and Soul of Baking coverEvery year the International Association of Culinary Professionals announces their picks for the best cookbooks of the year. The Art & Soul of Baking is just one of the award winners owned by CPL.

A Homemade Life

When you visit Molly Wizenberg's blog, Orangette, you will find interesting introspections on food and life, interspersed with beautiful photographs. If this all sounds good, but you don't care so much for the blog format, check out her first book, A Homemade Life.

More New Books in Kannada

As of today you will find even more new books in Kannada on the shelf. This time, we have added all fiction books. Take a look and find titles such as Sadaananda by M. K. Indira, Belli Tere by Usha Navarathna Ram and many, many more.

New Kannada Books

Our first new International Language books for 2009 are in Kannada. Just on the shelf today are cookbooks such as 150 vividha sihi tindigalu, poetry such as Akkana vachanagalu, and much more. This is only the first part of the books in Kannada we've purchased, so there are more on the way!

 

A Fabulous Food Life

Moira Hodgson, former restaurant critic for the New York Times and current colmunist for the New York Observerbegan her food education as a child moving around the world as a British diplomat's daughter. In her new book, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, she recounts the fascinating food, places, and people she has discovered throughout her life.

My Favorite Veggie Cookbook

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone coverVegetarian Cooking for Everyone is the first book I would recommend to anyone maintaining, or even interested in, vegetarianism. Deborah Madison includes 1,400 recipes, making it the kind of all-encompassing book which becomes an immediate kitchen staple. At least it is in my kitchen--I've never had a failed recipe from this book.

Urban Italian

Urban ItalianGorgeous photos make Urban Italian worth checking out even if you never cook any of the recipes, but it may be hard to resist trying a few. Delicious looking photos for recipes such as Pine Nut Cake or Squash Tortelloni show it may be worth the effort.

Suggestions for International Books

I'm always interested in hearing what people want in the International Language Collection. Fill out a paper survey (found in the International Language Collection), suggest materials online, or comment to this blog to let me know.

Sun, Sand & Romance

It's not quite as cold outside, but it still isn't a tropical paradise. If you wish you could escape the snow and slush, but can't afford a plane ticket, look on our new bookmark for a romance set on beaches, islands, and other hot spots.


 



International Language Documentaries

Please vote for me dvd coverThese new dvd’s are flying off the shelves. But, don’t despair. Grab one of the International Documentary bookmarks we created, or check our catalog under the subject Documentary Films (all subdivided by language) to place some holds. And they all have English subtitles!

Local Coffee Roasters

I’m always on the lookout for great coffee, so I enjoyed reading about local roasters in the Winter 2009 issue of Edible WOW. A little coffee history, roasting philosophy, and some buying tips had me wishing for a hot cup of joe while I read the rest of the articles—including one on local famers harvesting winter greens. Now I want a salad, too.