Family Business

Family Business Author G. Land
ISBN-10 9780595412723
Year 2006-11
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

New York City bodyguard Jimmy Fein is a smart-talking tough guy with a penchant for physical violence and a slight inferiority complex when it comes to his Irish-Jewish mafia family. Lately, though, they've been an equal mix of help and hindrance as he protects a client from a homicidal business partner. His Jewish father is constantly disappointed by Jimmy's reckless actions and refusal to profit from the family business. His cousin Mary Alice, a nun, is running a gambling pool based on how many times Jimmy will be shot by year's end. Even more insulting, the family views his partner, Elise, as the reasonable one despite her preference for shotgun-induced emasculation when it comes to abusive ex-spouses. Jimmy's latest job is to help Marcus Roth, a diamond merchant involved in an Internet scam. Marcus wants out, but the mastermind behind the operation wants him dead. Jimmy's job is further complicated by his family who decides to start its own competing Internet scam and cautions Jimmy against exposing the scam to the police or the public. Before long, Jimmy is reminded of the lethal dangers of mixing his business with family business ...

Shark s Fin and Sichuan Pepper

Shark s Fin and Sichuan Pepper Author Fuchsia Dunlop
ISBN-10 9781446489291
Year 2014-03-31
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House

Award-winning food writer Fuchsia Dunlop went to live in China in 1994, and from the very beginning vowed to eat everything she was offered, no matter how alien and bizarre it seemed to her as a Westerner. In this extraordinary memoir, Fuchsia recalls her evolving relationship with China and its food, from her first rapturous encounter with the delicious cuisine of Sichuan Province, to brushes with corruption, environmental degradation and greed. In the course of her fascinating journey, Fuchsia undergoes an apprenticeship as a Sichuanese chef; attempts, hilariously, to persuade Chinese people that 'Western food' is neither 'simple' nor 'bland'; and samples a multitude of exotic ingredients, including dogmeat, civet cats, scorpions, rabbit heads and the ovarian fat of the snow frog. But is it possible for a Westerner to become a true convert to the Chinese way of eating? In an encounter with a caterpillar in an Oxfordshire kitchen, Fuchsia is forced to put this to the test. From the vibrant markets of Sichuan to the bleached landscape of northern Gansu Province, from the desert oases of Xinjiang to the enchanting old city of Yangzhou, this is an unforgettable account of the world's most amazing culinary culture.

Insiders Guide to Birmingham

Insiders  Guide   to Birmingham Author Todd Keith
ISBN-10 9780762769353
Year 2011-07-19
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Birmingham Festivals. Architectural gems. Green spaces. Friendly faces. The Magic City. A special kind of place. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities

Comfort Me With Apples

Comfort Me With Apples Author Ruth Reichl
ISBN-10 9781448183586
Year 2013-03-31
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House

In this delightful sequel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone, the beloved food writer Ruth Reichl returns with more tales full of love, life, humour and marvellous meals. Ruth Reichl's pursuit of good food and good company leads her to New York and China, France and Los Angeles. She cooks and dines with world-famous chefs and the three star aristocracy of French cuisine, and her accounts of these meetings range from the madcap to the sublime. Reichl lovingly recreates all her marvellous meals in such succulent detail that readers will yearn from truffles in Provence and shrimp in Beijing. Throughout it all, Reichl is unafraid, even eager, to poke holes in the pretensions of food critics, making each and every course a hilarious and instructive occasion for novices and experts alike. She shares some of her first recipes so readers can make the Dry-Fried Shrimp she first tasted in China, or the Dacquoise served at the end of a magical visit to a Paris bistro. Reichl also shares the intimacies of her personal life in a style so honest and warm that readers will feel they are enjoying a cosy dining-table conversation with a friend. In Comfort Me With Apples, Reichl again demonstrates her inimitable ability to combine food writing, humour and memoir into an art form.

Comfort Me with Apples and Tender at the Bone Two Culinary Treasures

Comfort Me with Apples and Tender at the Bone  Two Culinary Treasures Author Ruth Reichl
ISBN-10 9780812985481
Year 2013-12-09
Pages 656
Language en
Publisher Random House

“Reading Ruth Reichl on food is almost as good as eating it,” The Washington Post Book World once declared. If that’s the case, then this eBook bundle is a nonfiction feast. With a résumé that includes such posts as editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and restaurant critic for The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Reichl has elevated the food memoir into an art form with stories that overflow with love, life, humor, and—of course—marvelous meals. TENDER AT THE BONE Growing Up at the Table “An absolute delight to read . . . How lucky we are that [Reichl] had the courage to follow her appetite.”—Newsday At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that “food could be a way of making sense of the world.” Beginning with her mother, the notorious food-poisoner known as the Queen of Mold, Reichl introduces us to the fascinating characters who shaped her world and tastes, from the gourmand Monsieur du Croix, who served Reichl her first foie gras, to those at her table in Berkeley who championed the organic food revolution in the 1970s. Spiced with Reichl’s infectious humor and sprinkled with her favorite recipes, Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist’s coming-of-age. COMFORT ME WITH APPLES More Adventures at the Table “Reichl writes with gusto, and her story has all the ingredients of a modern fairy tale: hard work, weird food, and endless curiosity.”—The New Yorker Comfort Me with Apples picks up Reichl’s story in 1978, when she puts down her chef ’s toque and embarks on a career as a restaurant critic. Her pursuit of good food and good company leads her to New York and China, France and Los Angeles, and her stories of cooking and dining with world-famous chefs range from the madcap to the sublime. Through it all, Reichl makes each and every course a hilarious and instructive occasion for novices and experts alike, told in a style so honest and warm that readers will feel they are enjoying a conversation over a meal with a friend. Praise for Tender at the Bone “While all good food writers are humorous . . . few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl.”—The New York Times Book Review “A poignant, yet hilarious, collection of stories about people [Reichl] has known and loved, and who, knowingly or unknowingly, steered her on the path to fulfill her destiny as one of the world’s leading food writers.”—Chicago Sun-Times Praise for Comfort Me with Apples “Magnificent . . . an extended, lilting song about lovesickness and the restorative succor of good food. [Grade:] A”—Entertainment Weekly “Compelling . . . The book’s charm emerges from Reichl’s writing, her observations and her amazing ability to capture people in a few memorable sentences. . . . You just have to read it.”—USA Today

Sour Sweet

Sour Sweet Author Timothy Mo
ISBN-10 0952419327
Year 1999
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Paddleless Press

Timothy Mo's classic account of feuding Chinese families in sixties London quickly became a best-seller when it was first published and has since won its place among the novels of the time. Filmed by Mike Newell with a screenplay by Ian McEwan, it now appears for the first time on the Paddleless list.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Author Jamie Ford
ISBN-10 9780749009397
Year 2011-04-28
Pages 123
Language en
Publisher Allison & Busby

You just gave me hope, Henry. And sometimes hope is enough to get you through anything' 1986, The Panama Hotel The old Seattle landmark has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made a startling discovery in the basement: personal belongings stored away by Japanese families sent to interment camps during the Second World War. Among the fascinated crowd gathering outside the hotel, stands Henry Lee, and, as the owner unfurls a distinctive parasol, he is flooded by memories of his childhood. He wonders if by some miracle, in amongst the boxes of dusty treasures, lies a link to the Okabe family, and the girl he lost his young heart to, so many years ago. With over a million copies sold worldwide, this captivating debut is a story of the sacrifices one boy makes for love and for his country.

United States

United States Author A. Robert Lee
ISBN-10 9788437074566
Year 2009
Pages 332
Language en
Publisher Universitat de València

Este estudio analiza un orden literario cambiante: América como unidad y diversidad, como un ente nacional y transnacional. Los escritos críticos literarios reunidos aquí ofrecen una serie de perspectivas que trazan gran parte de la geografía cultural en juego: la narrativa, la autobiografía, el teatro, etc. Se presentan también un conjunto de ensayos-reseñas que, entre diversas direcciones de enfoque, prestan atención a los cimientos previos a Colón, a una antología canónica norteamericana de poesía y a lo omitido; la narrativa latina y a los principales dramaturgos antiguos. Incluye entrevistas a creativos y académicos como Gerald Vizenor, Frank Chin, Louis Owens, John Cawelti y Rex Burns. La sección de reseñas final da una recepción-secuencia de monografías de relevante erudición multicultural así como contribuciones al emergente y amplio mural de análisis.

Sweet and Sour July

Sweet and Sour July Author E G Barbuto
ISBN-10 9780595465552
Year 2007-09
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

What happens when thirteen tourists from all over the world head out together on a monthlong tour of China? Twisting and turning through the Chinese landscape with Lisa's eating disorder, Ben and Habiba's interesting relationship, and Maria and Enrique's honeymoon troubles, Sweet and Sour July is a sparkling, dialogue-filled comedy packed with fascinating characters and the mystique and madness of foreign travel. After dealing with a range of momentous life changes, the thirteen guests all set out on the tour to celebrate, recover, or just have a good time. But as the weeks go by, the Chinese tour becomes more than just a vacation-it becomes a true journey toward resolving long-standing issues and creating new life paths. From figuring out foreign toilets to trying to agree on an afternoon meal, each traveler on the humorous journey comes alive with a unique personality and tales of vanity, marriage, eating disorders, war, religion, and sex. And just when the tourists think it can't get any crazier, they learn that they may have even more in common than they thought

British and Irish Literature and Its Times

British and Irish Literature and Its Times Author Joyce Moss
ISBN-10 0787637297
Year 2001
Pages 579
Language en
Publisher Gale Cengage

"World Literature and Its Times helps students and researchers make connections between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. Each volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from a particular country or region, presenting approximately 50 works in detailed essays running approximately 10 pages. Future volumes will cover Italian, Russian, Jewish, Asian, French, Indian and German literatures.