A Return to Russian Cooking
Author: Bonnie Frumkin Morales,Deena Prichep
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250089204
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Celebrated Portland chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales brings her acclaimed Portland restaurant Kachka into your home kitchen with a debut cookbook enlivening Russian cuisine with an emphasis on vibrant, locally sourced ingredients. “With Kachka, Bonnie Morales has done something amazing: thoroughly update and modernize Russian cuisine while steadfastly holding to its traditions and spirit. Thank you comrade!” —Alton Brown From bright pickles to pillowy dumplings, ingenious vodka infusions to traditional homestyle dishes, and varied zakuski to satisfying sweets, Kachka the cookbook covers the vivid world of Russian cuisine. More than 100 recipes show how easy it is to eat, drink, and open your heart in Soviet-inspired style, from the celebrated restaurant that is changing how America thinks about Russian food. The recipes in this book set a communal table with nostalgic Eastern European dishes like Caucasus-inspired meatballs, Porcini Barley Soup, and Cauliflower Schnitzel, and give new and exciting twists to current food trends like pickling, fermentation, and bone broths. Kachka’s recipes and narratives show how Russia’s storied tradition of smoked fish, cultured dairy, and a shot of vodka can be celebratory, elegant, and as easy as meat and potatoes. The food is clear and inviting, rooted in the past yet not at all afraid to play around and wear its punk rock heart on its sleeve.

Feel the Burn

Author: G.A. Aiken
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 1420131621
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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War makes strange bedfellows. I, Gaius Domitus, one-eyed rebel dragon king of the Provinces, know that better than most, since I have to fight off half my ungrateful family on a regular basis to keep law and order here in my lands. But I never expected to have to consort with a barbarian human woman. Kachka is beautiful, if you like them fierce—and of course I do. But she keeps complaining about how spoiled and decadent I am, and how a feared Daughter of the Steppes has no time for foolish dragons. I think she likes my eye patch, though. It is quite dashing. With death always at our tails, we take our passion like we take our allies. As they say, love the barbarian you’re with…

A Tale of Two Dragons

Author: G.A. Aiken
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1420133535
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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"A hot, hot series." --Library Journal "Sizzling." --RT Book Reviews Braith of the Darkness likes going through life unnoticed. Not an easy task for a She-dragon of royal descent. But the evil plots of her father are turning her quiet, boring life upside down, and she has now become the enemy of the most vicious queen her kind has ever known. But for once, Braith won't have to fight alone. Not when the warrior dragon of her dreams is willing to risk everything to save her neck. Addolgar the Cheerful wishes he could say he's helping the pretty royal strictly for honorable reasons--but he'd be lying. It's not his fault, though! He didn't tell Braith of the Darkness to have the most delicious tail he's ever seen! Yet before Addolgar can get his very strong claws on that tail, heads are going to roll. Just hopefully not theirs. . . "A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book." --All Things Urban Fantasy on The Dragon Who Loved Me 53,813 Words


The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Author: Boris Kachka
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451691912
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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This fascinating account of the book publisher who is home to more Nobel Prize-winning writers than any other publishing house in the world reveals the era and city that built FSG through the stories of two men—Roger Straus, and Robert Giroux.

Light My Fire

Author: G.A. Aiken
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420131605
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 1126

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"Laugh-out-loud funny--I loved it!" --New York Times bestselling author Thea Harrison The trouble with humans is that they're far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months--and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I'm trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight. . .gods! That endless name! But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female. Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I'm sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming? Praise for The Dragon Who Loved Me "A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book." --All Things Urban Fantasy "Aiken aces another one." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

The Unleashing

Author: Shelly Laurenston
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 161773506X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Winging It Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn't for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die. In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig "Vig" Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life--but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines. But Vig can't give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera's discipline, Vig's loyalty... and the Crows' sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble.

Steering Sustainability in an Urbanising World

Policy, Practice and Performance
Author: Dr Anitra Nelson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409487644
Category: Political Science
Page: 290
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Sustainability has become the key challenge for urban planners, housing and infrastructure policy makers. Citizens are increasingly encouraged to live more compactly; in denser urban developments, to use less water and other natural resources and to choose public transport. While councils, government agencies and private business invest in a broad range of promotions offering discounts on sustainable products and services, uptake has been slow and the impacts marginal at a time when environmental stresses suggest that we must act fast. This book examines this pressing problem in a holistic way, discussing broad-scale sustainability policies and programmes for achieving sustainable urban futures. It brings together academics and practitioners to analyze the complexity and interdependence of principles, models, processes and practices of sustainability in a range of integrated sectors as well as the establishment and maintenance of sustainable physical infrastructure in cities.

The Last Book

Author: Reinier Gerritsen,Rene Put,Boris Kachka
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781597112703
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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Author and technologist Nicholas Negroponte has declared that printed books are in danger of disappearing; according to his predictions, the last printed book will appear sometime in the spring of 2016. This copy might well make its appearance tucked away in a backpack and taken aboard a subway to read. This is the premise of The Last Book, the latest body of work by Amsterdam-based photographer Reinier Gerritsen. The worldand the wordis in the process of becoming less and less dependent on paper. Our reading habits, especially as they occur in public spaces, are subtly shifting each day. Gerritsen has taken up the current plethora of books and their readers on New York Citys subways as the proverbial canary-inthe- coal-mine, an indicator of the still-robust nature of public readership, in the face of its ostensible decline. The work began for Gerritsen as a series of modest observations, and has turned into a series of unexpected, documentary portraits, set against a visual landscape of best sellers, classics, romance novels, detective thrillers, Bibles, biographies, and other printed books. Gerritsen depicts groups of individuals engrossed in the worlds they hold in their hands, bringing together a social portrait of readers. From the subtle interactions of passengers and facial expressions to the sociological clues of book titles, a complexly layered narrative is informed by the choices of readers and the mélange of New York Citys subway riders as they are transported both literally and figuratively, by the books in their hands. The Last Book will also include an illustrated index and bibliography charting the titles and authors that populate our minds during our daily commutes.

Petermanns Mitteilungen

Author: August Petermann,Ernst Behm,Alexander Georg Supan,Paul Max Harry Langhans,Nikolaus Creutzburg,Hermann Haack
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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Vols. 54-57 include section "Kartographischer Monatsbericht von Hermann Haack" (title varies) v. 1-4, 1906-11.

Der wunde Punkt

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641063558
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Eigentlich ist bei den Halls, einer typischen Vorstadtfamilie, alles in bester Ordnung: Die Tochter will zum zweiten Mal heiraten, der Sohn ist schwul und meistens allein, die Mutter geht fremd, und das Familienoberhaupt droht unmittelbar nach Antritt der Rente verrückt zu werden – dies aber auf die sanftmütigste Art der Welt. Als George Hall in der Kabine eines Kaufhauses einen schwarzen Anzug anprobiert, entdeckt er einen dunklen Fleck an seiner Hüfte. Sein erster Gedanke: Krebs. Sein zweiter: Wie bringe ich mich am besten um? Er erleidet einen Blackout, den er vor seiner Familie geheim zu halten versucht. Seine Tochter Katie hat da ein ganz anderes Naturell: Mit immer neuen Lebensentwürfen hält sie die Familie in Atem. Jetzt kündigt sie an, dass sie ein zweites Mal heiraten wird. Als das misstrauisch beäugte Paar bei George und seiner Frau seine Aufwartung macht, erwischt es den Familienvater zum zweiten Mal: Mitten in einer Unterhaltung bekommt er keine Luft mehr, und die Worte zerfallen ihm zu sinnlosen Geräuschkaskaden. Wenig später erwischt er auch noch seine Frau beim Seitensprung. Aber George ist nicht der einzige Hall, der leidet. Sohn Jamie hat endlich mal einen festen Freund, weiß aber nicht, ob er diesen auf die Hochzeit seiner Schwester mitnehmen soll. Er zögert so lange, bis der Geliebte Reißaus nimmt. Was umso absurder ist, als jetzt auch noch Katies Trauung ins Wasser zu fallen droht ... Aus der Perspektive seiner vier schillernden Hauptfiguren entfaltet Mark Haddon ein ebenso komisches wie abgründiges Drama über jene menschliche Institution, die am verlässlichsten Katastrophen produziert und daher für den Fortbestand unserer Gattung unentbehrlich ist: die Zwei-Kinder-Standardfamilie mit Vorstadthaus und Garten. „Meisterhaft“ (The Independent) lauscht Haddon dem ganz gewöhnlichen Familienwahnsinn ungewöhnliche Töne ab und schürt die Spannung seiner Geschichte wie in einem Kriminalroman.

Löwen wecken

Author: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036992995
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 4995

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Ein Neurochirurg überfährt einen illegalen Einwanderer. Es gibt keine Zeugen, und der Mann wird ohnehin sterben - warum also die Karriere gefährden und den Unfall melden? Doch tags darauf steht die Frau des Opfers vor der Haustür des Arztes und macht ihm einen Vorschlag, der sein geordnetes Leben komplett aus der Bahn wirft. Wie hätte man selbst in einer solchen Situation gehandelt? Diese Frage schwebt über dem Roman, der die Grenzen zwischen Liebe und Hass, Schuld und Vergebung und Gut und Böse meisterhaft auslotet.