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Two hundred tantalizing drink recipes made more delectable by witty commentary and fanciful illustrations. To the uninitiated, a drink is just a drink. But connoisseurs know that what you sip is a statement and knowing one's poison is essential to making the right one. With style and sophistication, The Cocktail acquaints readers with the various personalities at the bar: gin bats its eyes behind a bookworm's glasses, whiskey scowls at passersby from the curb, and rum does a tipsy salsa with the bartender. Featuring 200 concoctions with character, The Cocktail also shows readers the savoir faire of pairing drinks with occasions- mixing up a Rum Runner for an afternoon spent in bare feet and hammocks, or shaking up a 42 Flying Mules for a supercharged late night of raw emotion. From Manhattans to Mojitos, Tibetan Mules to Southern Shags, The Cocktail covers drinks the world over from classics to trendy eyebrow-raisers. This charming book is divided into nine sections according to liquor-each introduced with a whimsically written profile: - Champagne: The flirty, giddy staple, tottering around on heels, but not without substance and body- champagne is the leggy blonde who also boasts a degree in neuroscience. - Gin: If gin had a wardrobe, it would be full of pleated skirts and ruffled shirts, lots of tweed and brooches. - Tequila: Pin a red rose in your hair and dust on some bronzer-time to be saucy and brazen because, after all, the tequila made you do it. . . . - Vodka: As racy as a Bond girl, as alluring as a fifties Hollywood starlet, and as compelling as a KGB agent dabbling in a little Russian roulette. Throughout, Kat Macleod's collages personify cocktails as alluring women with devil-may-care airs-you'll want to cozy up to the bar with all of them. Both mischievous and elegant, this is a book to lift anyone's spirits. .
When cocktails once a week isn't enough, three friends form the Cocktail Club--but what begins as social drinking quickly morphs into something far more sinister.Ivee Henderson is a media consultant accustomed to being in control. But when her drinking goes from casual to reckless, she's forced to pay a price that's higher than any check she could ever write. A stay-at-home mom, Darby Jaxon is fed up with her life. She starts secretly drinking to get through each day and to hide her dirty little secret: the fact that she can't stop thinking about the drunk driver who killed her sister--mainly because she's drawn to him like a moth to a flame. For single mom Peta Nixon, under the influence is the only way she can stomach her ex-husband. Since their separation (because of his bed-hopping habits), they can't seem to keep their hands off each other--that is, until one night, when her drinking ends it all for good. Everything is more manageable after a few drinks--or so it seems for the ladies in The Cocktail Club. Problems shrink, work is less stressful, and love finally has clarity. But is drinking really the answer or is a dark payback waiting for them at the bottom of each cocktail?
New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton delights readers with the sexy, laugh-out-loud romances in the beloved Cocktail series! Don't miss three hot and hilarious tales in the Cocktail Collection!In Wallbanger, Caroline didn't hear things "go bump in the night"--she heard things go thump in the night. And it was always her neighbor's headboard. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and suddenly Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly... In Rusty Nailed, Simon and Caroline find that playing house was never so much fun--or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline's working long hours to keep the interior design company running and her projects on deadline. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into "absence makes the heart grow fonder" mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though! But between Caroline's crazy work schedule, Simon's traveling, and house sitting for their friends, will they be able to make their relationship a priority? Screwdrivered brings us Viv Franklin, a tough-as-nails software engineer who designs programs and loves hospital corners, and also wants to be swept off her feet by her dream guy. So when a phone call with news of an inherited house brings her out to Mendocino, California, she suddenly finds her "knight in shining armor" selection growing. There's a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there's also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie. It's like being forced to pick between Superman and Clark Kent! Really, how's a girl to choose?
The clink of glasses, the popping of corks, the spirited chatter of good friends-what more does an impromptu get-together need? Why, fabulous snacks, of course! With Cocktail Food, you can kiss those boring raw veggies goodbye because the best-selling authors of Smoothies and Wraps are whipping up bite-size delights like Shrimply Delish, Wonton Wonders, and Chive Talkin' Scallops. Voil! A humdrum happy hour turns into a glamorous soire. Cocktail Food takes the jitters out of entertaining with simple yet stylish recipes, plus great party-planning tips and fun theme ideasfrom Highball Sprees to Frozen F'tes. Let the good times roll!
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness tells the story of the author's mother, Nicola Fuller. Nicola Fuller and her husband were a glamorous and optimistic couple and East Africa lay before them with the promise of all its perfect light, even as the British Empire in which they both believed waned. They had everything, including two golden children - a girl and a boy. However, life became increasingly difficult and they moved to Rhodesia to work as farm managers. The previous farm manager had committed suicide. His ghost appeared at the foot of their bed and seemed to be trying to warn them of something. Shortly after this, one of their golden children died. Africa was no longer the playground of Nicola's childhood. They returned to England where the author was born before they returned to Rhodesia and to the civil war. The last part of the book sees the Fullers in their old age on a banana and fish farm in the Zambezi Valley. They had built their ramshackle dining room under the Tree of Forgetfulness. In local custom, this tree is the meeting place for villagers determined to resolve disputes. It is in the spirit of this Forgetfulness that Nicola finally forgot - but did not forgive - all her enemies including her daughter and the Apostle, a squatter who has taken up in her bananas with his seven wives and forty-nine children. Funny, tragic, terrifying, exotic and utterly unself-conscious, this is a story of survival and madness, love and war, passion and compassion.
From one of the world's leading authorities on "modernist mixology" comes this revolutionary new approach to drink-making, with more than sixty recipes for wildly creative, genre-bending cocktails.The right cocktail is more than just a drink. It's the perfect combination of scent, color, sound, and taste. Utilizing a broad spectrum of influences--including gastronomy, perfumery, music, art, and design--Tony Conigliaro has established himself as one of the most innovative and thought-provoking mixologists in the world. In The Cocktail Lab, Tony presents his best and boldest creations: drinks like the Vintage Manhattan, Dirty Martini by the Sea, and Cosmo Popcorn.These recipes will not only redefine your understanding of what a cocktail can be; they will also inspire you to become a more confident and creative drink maker.
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THROWING THE PERFECT PARTY--FROM ONE OF TODAY'S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER CATERERS. When A-listers want to host a standout event, they call New York caterer Mary Giuliani. Her motto? Eat. Drink. Play. Recover. She prefers a "simple yet special" approach to entertaining but still manages to make the ordinary extraordinary. Now Mary is sharing all her secrets, along with tried-and-true planning tips, inventive menus, whimsical recipes, and delicious stories--everything you need to know to get your ducks in a row--and your pigs in their blankets!--to stage the perfect party for a range of special occasions, including * New Year's Eve: Banana Pancake Bites, Mini Kale and Fontina Breakfast Pies, and Champagne Jell-O * Game Day: MACO (Mac and Cheese Taco) with Guacamole, Banoffee Cream Pie in a Mug, and Beergaritas * Awards Season: Chicken Satay, Edamame Dumplings, and Easiest Champagne Drink Ever * Cinco de Mayo: Spicy Pigs, Sweet Quesadilla Bites, and Grapefruit-Jalapeño Margaritas * Thanksgiving: Turkey with Cranberry on Mini Pumpkin Muffins, Mashed Potato Popovers with Mozzarella, and Tipsy Turkey Martinis * Christmas: Mini Grilled Cheese with Fontina and OTTO Black Truffle Honey, Baked Italian Mini Doughnuts, and Italian Eggnog Each party theme comes with a festive Snacktivity that turns your favorite foods and toppings into an eye-popping set piece (think frittata bar, soup-sipping station, DIY grilled cheese party). Mary also offers up Big Stories to get the conversation flowing, a Party Calculator to plan how much to buy and prep per guest, and advice for stocking your Party Closet so you can quickly turn a casual drop-by into a fabulous time. Whether you host get-togethers once a week or once a year, this handy guide has all you need to eat, drink, and be, well, Mary.Praise for Mary Giuliani and The Cocktail Party "A handbook for living well and appreciating life with joyous abandon."--Mario Batali, from the Foreword "When Mary Giuliani caters a party at your home, guests eat more, drink more, and linger longer, and when they do finally leave they ask for to-go bags. All-encompassing but never fussy, clever but never pretentious, Mary's approach to food and entertaining is warm and familiar without ever sacrificing on quality and sophistication."--Ariel Foxman, editorial director, InStyle "Mary pulls it all together with effortless panache, and all I can ever remember the next day--besides the fact that I drank too much--is how delicious everything was and how much fun I had. That is why I have her saved on my phone as 'Party Expert.'"--Jonathan Van Meter, author and contributing editor, Vogue and New YorkFrom the Hardcover edition.
A comedic play about the universal quest for meaning, written in some of Eliot's "most beautiful poetry" (The New York Times). A sterling example of contemporary theater, The Cocktail Party is a dramatic tour de force from one of our greatest writers to date.
Forget crying into your beer. When calamity strikes there's a perfect cocktail to ease your woes. During their bartending years, Leanne Shear and Tracey Toomey were often witness to all kinds of personal crises. And while others may take refuge with their therapist or on the racquetball court, Leanne and Tracey concluded that the quickest way to beat the blues is with a delicious drink (or two). That hot guy from last week still hasn't called? Try a Pomegranate Martini -- bold, tasty, but not so lethal that you'll be tempted to drunk dial him. Gain a few pounds? Indulge in a (nearly) guiltless Sugar-Free Mojito. Credit card bill contains a few nasty surprises? A decadent Bourbon Bee Sting will leave you feeling like a million dollars. As dependable as a good friend and guaranteed not to utter a single "I told you so," Cocktail Therapy proves that when life hands you lemons, the best thing to do is make a rum-soaked Tropical Lemonade.
"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever."--Douglas Adams A Brazil nut playfully flung through the window of the Drones Club catapults Uncle Fred into action in P. G. Wodehouse's jab at the publishing industry. An anonymously penned novel about the nut incident has nobody suspecting the culprit and everybody scrambling for the royalties . . . then the movie rights come up for sale.
Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son. At the job she encounters two men who take an interest in her, a handsome young schemer who makes her blood race and a wealthy but unwell older man who rewards her for her attentions with a $50,000 tip and an unconventional offer of marriage. . .
In this tasty little volume, wine and spirits expert Kara Newman offers 42 fail-safe recipes for making great cocktails in batches, proving that no host need ever spend the evening trapped behind the bar. With advice on measuring and conversion techniques, helpful hints on balancing flavors, and plenty of tips for preparing ahead of time, the delights of drinks usually prepared individually are easily duplicated on a larger scale. Enriched with 24 color photographs, this useful book makes a winning gift for summer entertaining.
The perfect pairing for anyone with a literary thirst! From Jane Austen's little-known fondness for wine to Hemingway's beloved mojitos, literature and libations go hand in hand. Cocktails for Book Lovers blends these in a delectable book that will delight both readers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. This irresistible collection features 50 original and classic cocktail recipes based on works of famous authors and popular drinks of their eras, including Orange Champagne Punch, Salted Caramel and Bourbon Milkshakes, and even Zombie Cola. So dip in, pick your favorite author or book, and take a sip--or start at the beginning and work your way through. Cheers! Cocktails inspired by your favorite authors: Charlotte Bronte Dani Shapiro Dorothy Parker Ernest Hemingway F. Scott Fitzgerald Flannery O'Connor Jhumpa Lahiri Junot Diaz Virginia Woolf Wally Lamb And 40 more!
The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century's foremost fashion icon. Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle "Coco' Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey-from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour- helped forge the idea of modern woman. Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style. Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend. Witty and mesmerizing, she became muse, patron, or mistress to the century's most celebrated artists, including Picasso, Dalí, and Stravinsky. Drawing on newly discovered love letters and other records, Chaney's controversial book reveals the truth about Chanel's drug habit and lesbian affairs. And the question about Chanel's German lover during World War II (was he a spy for the Nazis?) is definitively answered. While uniquely highlighting the designer's far-reaching influence on the modern arts, Chaney's fascinating biography paints a deeper and darker picture of Coco Chanel than any so far. Movingly, it explores the origins, the creative power, and the secret suffering of this exceptional and often misread woman. .
The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century's foremost fashion icon. Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle "Coco'' Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey-from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour- helped forge the idea of modern woman.Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style. Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend. Witty and mesmerizing, she became muse, patron, or mistress to the century's most celebrated artists, including Picasso, Dalí, and Stravinsky.Drawing on newly discovered love letters and other records, Chaney's controversial book reveals the truth about Chanel's drug habit and lesbian affairs. And the question about Chanel's German lover during World War II (was he a spy for the Nazis?) is definitively answered.While uniquely highlighting the designer's far-reaching influence on the modern arts, Chaney's fascinating biography paints a deeper and darker picture of Coco Chanel than any so far. Movingly, it explores the origins, the creative power, and the secret suffering of this exceptional and often misread woman.
The much anticipated and beautifully illustrated Sunday Times Bestselling Biography Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life was first released to great critical acclaim in 2010. Now the paperback edition of Justine Picardie's biography of the French fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel has arrived. The Mail on Sunday calls it 'gripping', the Sunday Times declares it to be 'fascinating', the Telegraph 'elegant' and 'brilliant'; while the Daily Mail hails it as a 'vividly told account, in the style of Chanel herself'. This is the definitive biography of a heroine who founded the most successful fashion label in history; a woman that transformed her life into a myth veiled in enigma and scandal; whose talent and innovation endures beyond her own pioneering sartorial creations. Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life was written by Justine Picardie as a celebration and investigation of Chanel's phenomenal achievements. Shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards, selling over 50,000 copies thus far, and now translated into 15 languages worldwide, this eloquent biography has revealed the hidden secrets of the legendary Chanel. After a decade on the trail of previously unseen evidence left by Chanel, the author's exploration of Chanel's extraordinary life traces the emergence of an inventor and storyteller who rose above the poverty into which she was born. Following clues to Coco's early years in a convent and passionate love affairs with playboys, artists and aristocrats, Justine Picardie deftly weaves together the lost threads of Chanel's life. In doing so, she uncovers how an abandoned child came to conjure up the iconic creations that were proudly worn by legends in their own right, from Jackie Kennedy to Marilyn Monroe, who famously declared that she went to bed in nothing but Chanel No. 5. The pioneer of the little black dress, bobbed hair and trousers for women, Chanel was so much more than a couture aficionado; for in reinventing herself, she was also to become one of the most influential women in history.
Develop applications for Mac OS X with this Developer Reference guideMake a clean transition to programming in Apple environments using the elegant and dynamic programming API Cocoa and this practical guide. Written by aseasoned Mac expert, this book shows you how to write programs in Cocoa for the rapidly expanding world of Macintosh users.Part of the Developer Reference series, this book prepares you for a productive programming experience on today's fastest-growing platform.Cocoa is a programming framework for developing in Apple environments, including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow LeopardThis book covers all the major information you need to start developing dynamic applications for Mac OS XMaster all Cocoa tools, including Xcode and working with Objective-CIncludes full coverage of the Cocoa API, Xcode, and Objective-C, as well as programming for Apple's latest OS X, Snow LeopardCompanion Web site includes all code filesProgramming for Apple's Macintosh is a growing career field. This essential guide, one of the most comprehensive on Cocoa, will help you quickly become productive.
Written in a cookbook style, this book offers solutions using a recipe-based approach. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions followed by an analysis of what was done in each task and other useful information. The cookbook approach means you can dive into whatever recipes you want in no particular order. This book is perfect for the Mac OS X Cocoa developer who is ready to move beyond the basics and dive into more advanced Cocoa topics. The cookbook format lets you jump right into the examples without the lengthy explanations you often find in other books. Basic familiarity with Cocoa and Objective-C development is required.
Lady Arianna's gift of a rare volume of botanical engravings to her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, has something even more rare hidden inside-sensitive government documents which would mark one they hold dear as a traitor of King and country. To unmask the villain, they must root out a cunning conspiracy-armed only with their wits and expertise in chocolate. . . .
The Candy Fairies go on a gummy-tastic adventure full of flavor when they discover a tropical lagoon--with a tropical treasure!Raina the Gummy Fairy wants to discover new flavors for her gummy candy. On the far side of Gummy Forest there's a lagoon where she finds tropical gummy flavors that she has only read about--pineapple, mango, and tangerine! But how are these yummy flavors made? Is there a hidden secret? The fairies start to harvest the new treats and notice signs of some ancient artifacts. Could they be the key to these tropical treats?
The Coconut Diet: The Secret Ingredient That Helps You Lose Weight While You Eat Your Favorite Foodsby Cherie Calbom John Calbom
This book provides the scientific information about why coconut oil works in weight loss programs, as well as how to use it.
100 ways to cook and bake with coconut--the world's most amazingmiracle superfood! Coconut is rich in healthy fats, high in fiber, and low in carbohydrates, making it a hugely popular food choice as we seek new ways to incorporate nutritious power foods into our favorite everyday recipes. Coconut Every Day includes over one hundred delicious and easy-to-make recipes that all contain coconut. You'll enjoy the taste and nutritional benefits from cooking with coconut in all its forms--water, milk, oil, flour (gluten-free), sugar, and more! Inside, you'll find recipes to kick-start your morning, including smoothies, granolas, muffins, and pancakes. A wide variety of salads, soups, and main dishes are offered as great everyday meals for lunches and dinners. And if you like desserts, you'll find plenty to choose from that incorporate coconut flour--a delicious wheat-free alternative ideal for baking. Coconut Every Day will show you how to use this health-boosting fruit in a whole new way.
Bruce Fife, bestselling author of The Coconut Oil Miracle, presents a companion cookbook and a complete guide to reaping all the health and beauty benefits of cooking with coconut Healthy, rich, and delicious, coconut is nature's miracle healer. The Coconut Miracle Cookbook explains the benefits of coconut, and shows readers how to incorporate this superfood into meals every day with more than 400 delicious recipes. Coconut has been shown to have countless health benefits, including: Weight loss Preventing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases Strengthening the immune system Improving digestion Preventing premature aging of the skin Beautifying skin and hair Reap the health and beauty benefits of coconut oil, milk, water, and cream. Feel--and see--the amazing results.
On an island in Vietnam, a monk lives in a coconut tree, eating its fruit and playing with his friends, a cat and a mouse. All the while, a war is raging. One day, the monk decides to visit his country's president. After all, if a man, a cat, and a mouse can live in harmony, why can't a nation? But the hostile guards at the presidential palace throw the Coconut Monk in jail. Is there still a way for his message to be heard? Based on a true story, this charming picture book shows how unconquerable divides can be overcome through compassion and perseverance.
Discover the power of coconut oil! Deemed a miracle solution by health experts around the world, coconut oil is praised for its ability to optimize body weight, enhance one's appearance, and dramatically reduce the risk of disease. Coconut Oil for Health shows you how to use the all-natural product in your daily health and beauty routine--from speeding weight-loss to taming flyaways to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Featuring step-by-step instructions and plenty of helpful tips, this book provides 100 coconut oil solutions that help: Boost metabolism and support weight loss Strengthen the immune system and fight off disease Treat unsightly blemishes, repel insects, and soothe sunburns Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails There's really nothing coconut oil can't handle--from whitening teeth to improving digestion to alleviating arthritis pain--and all without the need for dangerous chemicals or costly procedures. With Coconut Oil for Health, you will discover all the benefits that a simple jar of coconut oil can bring.
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