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A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David s Parisian kitchen It s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks a well-worn cast-iron skillet and his laptop and moved to Paris In that time the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks most notably in Paris incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes In My Paris Kitchen David remasters the classics introduces lesser-known fare and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today You ll find Soupe l oignon Cassoulet Coq au vin and Croque-monsieur as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork Lamb shank tagine Dukkah-roasted cauliflower Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce and Wheat berry salad with radicchio root vegetables and pomegranate And of course there s dessert Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce Duck fat cookies Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze French cheesecake and the list goes on David also shares stories told with his trademark wit... and humor and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David s kitchen reveals the quirks trials beauty and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world more
Wherever Chelsea Handler travels one thing is certain she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous Now in this uproarious collection she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever On safari in Africa it s anyone s guess as to what s more dangerous the wildlife or Chelsea But whether she s fumbling the seduction of a guide by not knowing where tigers live Asia duh or wearing a bathrobe into the bush because her clothes stopped fitting seven margaritas ago she s always game for the next misadventure The situation gets down and dirty as she defiles a kayak in the Bahamas and outright sweaty as she escapes from a German hospital on crutches When things get truly scary like finding herself stuck next to a passenger with bad breath she knows she can rely on her family to make matters even worse Thank goodness she has the devoted Chunk by her side-except for the time she loses him in Telluride Complete with answers to the most frequently asked traveler s questions hot travel trips and travel etiquette none of which should be believed UGANDA BE KIDDING ME has Chelsea taking on the world one laugh-out-loud incident at a time
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy From the beaches to the Alps from fine art to fine pasta Italy has it all With this book you ll trace Italian culture from Rome s Colosseum to Michelangelo s David to the bustling elegance of Milan Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums Discover the villages of Tuscany and Umbria and the lazy rhythms of the Cinque Terre Shop at local market stalls sip a cappuccino at an outdoor caf and pick up a picnic lunch at an allimentari Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia Rick s candid humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants He ll help you plan where to go and what to see depending on the length of your trip You ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money More than just reviews and directions a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light Paris With the self-guided tours in this book you ll explore the grand Champs-Elys es the eye-popping Eiffel Tower and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims Then grab a caf cr me at a sidewalk caf and listen to the hum of the city You ll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture Rick s candid humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods You ll learn how to navigate the Paris M tro and which sights are worth your time and money More than just reviews and directions a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen 1927-2014 the National Book Award-winning author of the new novel In Paradise In 1973 Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard Matthiessen a student of Zen Buddhism was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain As the climb proceeds Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality suffering impermanence and beauty This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by acclaimed travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer
A Best Book of the Year NPR The Boston Globe Entertainment Weekly Vogue St Louis Dispatch At twenty-two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing more to lose she made the most impulsive decision of her life With no experience or training driven only by blind will she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and she would do it alone Told with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed her
Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city with 8 million people and seemingly twice the number of tourists In NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette Pyle reveals the secrets and unwritten rules for living in and visiting New York including the answers to such burning questions as how do I hail a cab What is a bodega Which way is Uptown Why are there so many doors in the sidewalk How do I walk on an escalator Do we need be touching right now Where should I inhale or exhale while passing sidewalk garbage How long should I honk my horn If New York were a game show how would I win What happens when I stand in the bike lane Who should get the empty subway seats How do I stay safe during a trash tornado Each tip is a little story illustrated in simple black and white drawings
The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful influential family guessing for years Now Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full astonishing story Despite exhaustive searches no trace of Rockefeller was ever found Soon after his disappearance rumors surfaced that he d been killed and ceremonially eaten by the local Asmat a native tribe of warriors whose complex culture was built around sacred reciprocal violence head hunting and ritual cannibalism The Dutch government and the Rockefeller family denied the story and Michael s death was officially ruled a drowning Yet doubts lingered Sensational rumors and stories circulated fueling speculation and intrigue for decades The real story has long waited to be told until now Retracing Rockefeller s steps award-winning journalist Carl Hoffman traveled to the jungles of New Guinea immersing himself in a world of headhunters and cannibals secret spirits and customs and getting to know generations of Asmat Through exhaustive archival research he uncovered never-before-seen original documents and located witnesses willing to speak publically after fifty years In Savage Harvest he finally solves... this decades-old mystery and illuminates a culture transformed by years of colonial rule whose people continue to be shaped by ancient customs and lore Combining history art colonialism adventure and ethnography Savage Harvest is a mesmerizing whodunit and a fascinating portrait of the clash between two civilizations that resulted in the death of one of America s richest and most powerful scions more
This terrific book gives hope to everyone who desires the fun and freedom of dropping everything and hitting the road to foreign ports Jeri Sedlar co-author of Don t Retire REWIRE The Sell-Your-House See-the-World Life Reunited after thirty-five years and wrestling a serious case of wanderlust Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell their house and possessions and live abroad full-time They ve never looked back With just two suitcases two computers and each other the Martins embark on a global adventure taking readers from sky-high pyramids in Mexico to Turkish bazaars to learning the contact sport of Italian grocery shopping But even as they embrace their new home-free lifestyle the Martins grapple with its challenges including hilarious language barriers finding financial stability and missing the family they left behind Together they learn how to live a life and love without borders From glittering Georgian mansions in Ireland to the windswept coasts of Portugal this euphoric inspiring memoir is more than a tale of second chances Home Sweet Anywhere is a road map for anyone who dreams of turning the idea of life abroad into a reality
The book that cracks the code from the incomparable Patricia Wells An acclaimed authority on French cuisine Ms Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune Now her revered Food Lover s Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised brand-new edition In 457 entries 345 new to this edition plus 112 revisited and reviewed classics The Food Lover s Guide to Paris offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants caf s wine bars and bistros in Paris as well as where to find the flakiest croissants earthiest charcuteries sublimest cheese most ethereal macarons and impeccable outdoor markets The genius of the book is Ms Wells s meritocratic spirit Whether you re looking for a before-you-die Michelin three-star experience Guy Savoy perhaps or Restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Ath n e or wanting to sample the new bistronomy Bistrot Paul Bert Le Comptoir du Relais or craving something simple and perfect L As du Fallafel or Breizh Caf for cr pes Patricia Wells tells you exactly where to go and why you should go there You no longer have to rely on the iffy reviews of Yelp or Trip Advisor Included are 40 recipes from some of her favorite chefs and... purveyors and of course all the practical information addresses websites email hours closest m tro stop specialties and more more
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