Download or read book Blue Plate Special written by Michelle D. Kwasney and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2011-10-21 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Doomed loves, failed families, nixed dreamssomeone else's leftovers are heaped on our plates the day we come into this world. Big Macs and pop tunes mask the emptiness as Madeline watches her mom drink away their welfare checks. Until the day Tad, a quirky McDonald's counter boy, asks Madeline out for a date, and she gets her first taste of normal. But with a life thats anything but, how long can normal really last? Hanging with Jeremy, avoiding Mam, sticking Do Not Disturb Post-its on her heart, Desiree's mission is simple: party hard, graduate (well, maybe), get out of town. But after Desiree accepts half a meatball grinder, a cold drink, and a ride from her mother's boyfriend one rainy afternoon, nothing is ever simple again. Too many AP classes. Workaholic mom. Dad in prison. Still, Ariel's sultry new boyfriend, Shane, manages to make even the worst days delicious. But when an unexpected phone call forces a trip to visit a sick grandmother she's never met, revealing her family's dark past, Ariel struggles to find the courage to make the right choice for her own future. As three girls from three different decades lives converge, they discover they are connected ways they could never imagine. Each of them finds strength that brings her closer to healing a painful past, and faith that there is a happier future.
Download or read book Blue Plate Special written by Frances Norris and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2015-06-16 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both humorous and heartbreaking, Blue Plate Special serves up an uplifting exploration of the courage it takes to embrace life after loss. Thirty-three-year-old Julia Daniel doesn't really feel at home anywhere. Her life in L.A. is lonely, and her career as a food stylist for a struggling gourmet magazine falls well short of her desire to be a photographer. Although she liked growing up in Kentucky, ever since her mother's death and her father's remarriage, her birthplace hasn't felt like the right fit either. After the tragic deaths of her father and stepmother in a plane crash, Julia's true odyssey begins. Orphaned and adrift, she tries to find her way in the world while fending off a crazy boss, a pilfering stepsister, and a looming depression. Though shored up by two good friends and an excellent psychologist who helps her work through her grief, it is an unexpected-and comically disastrous-trip to Sedona for the magazine that finally enables Julia to move forward. Returning to L.A., she searches for the strength to strike out on her own, take a chance on love, and seek a tentative peace with her wayward stepsister. "A thoughtful look at making one's way in a world that's uncertain." - Publishers Weekly
Download or read book Blue Plate Special written by Kate Christensen and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From acclaimed novelist Kate Christensen, Blue Plate Special is a mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness. “To taste fully is to live fully.” For Kate Christensen, food and eating have always been powerful connectors to self and world—“a subterranean conduit to sensuality, memory, desire.” Her appetites run deep; in her own words, she spent much of her life as “a hungry, lonely, wild animal looking for happiness and stability.” Now, having found them at last, in this passionate feast of a memoir she reflects upon her journey of innocence lost and wisdom gained, mistakes made and lessons learned, and hearts broken and mended. In the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher, Laurie Colwin, and Ruth Reichl, Blue Plate Special is a narrative in which food—eating it, cooking it, reflecting on it—becomes the vehicle for unpacking a life. Christensen explores her history of hunger—not just for food but for love and confidence and a sense of belonging—with a profound honesty, starting with her unorthodox childhood in 1960s Berkeley as the daughter of a mercurial legal activist who ruled the house with his fists. After a whirlwind adolescent awakening, Christensen strikes out to chart her own destiny within the literary world and the world of men, both equally alluring and dangerous. Food of all kinds, from Ho Hos to haute cuisine, remains an evocative constant throughout, not just as sustenance but as a realm of experience unto itself, always reflective of what is going on in her life. She unearths memories—sometimes joyful, sometimes painful—of the love between mother and daughter, sister and sister, and husband and wife, and of the times when the bonds of love were broken. Food sustains her as she endures the pain of these ruptures and fuels her determination not to settle for anything less than the love and contentment for which she’s always yearned. The physical and emotional sensuality that defines Christensen’s fiction resonates throughout the pages of Blue Plate Special. A vibrant celebration of life in all its truth and complexity, this book is about embracing the world through the transformative power of food: it’s about listening to your appetites, about having faith, and about learning what is worth holding on to and what is not.
Download or read book The Last Blue Plate Special written by Abigail Padgett and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-06-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It seems impossible that two healthy female politicians could have both died from a cerebral hemorrhage within days of each other. The police hire Blue McCarron and Roxie Bouchie as consultants. The two women, who are involved professionally and personally, work with evangelical preachers, former convicts, and paintball playing plastic surgeons in order to find this unorthodox killer.
Download or read book Pablo Picasso & The Blue Plate Special written by Don Heisz and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-11-16 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pablo Picasso is in crisis! He has great ideas and great images trapped in his percolating mind. But he cannot find a pencil in his over-populated and overly-blue vast and spacious studio. Follow Pablo Picasso as he encounters strange sights and friendly faces through the streets of Paris in search of the elusive pencil. Original artwork by Laura O'Brien, inspired by the master himself (among others). Original short story and photography by Don Heisz.
Download or read book New York Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1983-11-28 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Download or read book Southern Food written by John Egerton and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 1993 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Egerton explores southern food in over 200 restaurants in 11 Southern states, describing each establishment's specialties and recounting his conversations with owners, cooks, waiters, and customers. Includes more than 150 regional recipes.
Download or read book Blue Plate Special written by Elizabeth McKeon and published by Cumberland House. This book was released on 1996 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of more than 450 recipes from America's diners will make it possible to reproduce the comfort food provided in diners for more than 100 years. Interviews with diner employees and owners, articles about more than twenty diners, and more than 100 photographs.
Download or read book Gastrophysics written by Charles Spence and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2017-03-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A ground-breaking book by the world-leading expert in sensory science: Freakonomics for food Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks bought on aeroplanes tomato juice? How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which the pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways, and reveals the importance of all the "off-the-plate" elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the colour of the plate (his lab showed that red is associated with sweetness - we perceive salty popcorn as tasting sweet when served in a red bowl), the background music and much more. Whether dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we're tasting and influence what others experience. Meal-times will genuinely never be the same again.
Download or read book The Collected Tabletop written by Kathryn Greeley and published by Greenleaf Book Group. This book was released on 2013-05-15 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From an intimate martini party to a Thanksgiving extravaganza, Kathryn Greeley shows how to create easy, fun, and breathtaking tabletop designs that will make any occasion memorable, using your existing or new collections. Chock-full of inspired ideas for hosting high-end theme parties, The Collected Tabletop includes professional photographs of place settings and tabletop decorations; elegant, hand-painted menus; favors and floral arrangements; and simple and easy-to-prepare recipes, such as Independence Day Flag Tart, Skillet Drop Biscuits, and Goat Cheese Truffles. For each of the thirteen events described in The Collected Tabletop, Greeley details the history and significance of specific items from each collection, ranging from heirloom china and crystal to intricate art glass and colorful majolica combined with hand-thrown pottery. In this peerless resource for entertaining enthusiasts, you’ll learn how to use your own collections to define your personal hosting style.
Download or read book How Not to Screw It Up written by Nita Tucker and published by Harmony. This book was released on 2010-02-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Rules" for any committed relationship, How Not to Screw It Up offers 10 essential steps to achieving an extraordinary, healthy, fulfilling partnership that will last a lifetime. How Not to Screw It Up is for all those people who have vowed "I do" and are now wondering exactly how to do it. One of the central problems for couples is that they've been conditioned to think that there is nothing to do after the "I do." Relationship expert Nita Tucker sets us straight, espousing a proactive approach to any relationship and showing us how to do it right. Good, sound, practical advice on keeping a relationship solid and happy is as rare as it is valuable, and that's exactly what How Not to Screw It Up delivers. Following the format of her highly successful first book, How Not to Stay Single, Tucker has created 10 steps for couples to follow in order to keep their partnership (and love) alive. For example, "Learn to Fight Fair," "Watch What You Say," "When It Comes to Sex, Give--Don't Trade," and "Agree to Disagree About Money." How Not to Screw It Up is for people who want their relationships to be the best they can be--passionate, romantic, honest, and fun! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Download or read book Blue written by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2015-04-28 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Blue, the world's favorite color, is elegantly showcased in more than 200 artworks from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Representing a diversity of movements, cultures, and media that spans the ages and the globe, the objects in Blue range from ancient Egyptian jewelry and traditional Japanese prints to Impressionist paintings and indigo-dyed textiles. Short essays from museum curators on the significance and symbolism of the color at various times and places provide historical context for this visual feast. With page edges dyed blue, this distinctive volume is a bijou treasure.
Download or read book The Frugal Foodie Cookbook written by Lynette Shirk and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The recession has put a lot of strain on the grocery bill, especially for those with families or friends to feed. But that doesn't mean having to skip gourmet food and a balanced diet. Noted chef and "four-star frugal gourmet" Lynette Shirk shows readers how to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful inexpensive meals for any occasion. This book has everything, from roasting coffee at home to concocting inexpensive crave-worthy casseroles to whipping up snacks on a shoestring. Chapters include "Bankable Breakfasts," "Lunch for Less," and "Dinner on a Dime," and feature irresistible recipes from Shaved Shrimp Rolls and Gourmet PBJ to an "Exponential Chicken" that stretches the bird over five different courses. With hundreds of delicious dishes and expert advice (including fun ideas for serving), The Frugal Foodie Cookbook keeps hungry readers living well and eating better.
Download or read book Making Medical Decisions written by Richard Gross and published by ACP Press. This book was released on 1999-01 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work translates the major principles of medical decision making into clinically revelant and easy to understand terms. It aims to help the reader feel confident about giving the best advice in the face of inherent uncertainties of real-world medicine.
Download or read book Blast Off! written by Allison Maslan and published by Wordclay. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get Ready to Love Your Life! Leading Life and Career Coach, Allison Maslan, will guide you to personal and professional transformation The burning question is “Do you want to be in the same place you are now in ten years, or even five years?” The truth is that you will be asking yourself that same question in another decade if you don’t take action now. There is a completely fulfilling life just waiting to be claimed as your own. The next question is “What are you waiting for?” * Are you an executive who wants to focus on taking your career to the next level? * Are you ready to embark on a new business or career adventure? * Do you want to find your soulmate and manifest the relationship of your dreams? * Are you ready to take action on building financial wealth and freedom? * Do you desire to reclaim the healthy, attractive body you deserve? * Is it time to tap into your spiritual/intuitive side for heightened satisfaction in life? * Are you not sure what you want but know that there has to be more than this? Through her proven Blast Off! techniques and practices, Allison Maslan will teach you step-by-step how to let go of limiting fears and beliefs, inspire you to create a new path full of passion and meaning, then personally give you the vision and skills to achieve your dreams and aspirations in all aspects of your life. isn’t it your turn to 3-2-1 Blast Off! to a whole new way of living?
Download or read book Blue Plate Special written by Susan Page Davis and published by Christian Series Level III (24). This book was released on 2021-11 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can Campbell McBride find her father before it's too late? Campbell McBride drives to her father's house in Murray, Kentucky, dreading telling him she's lost her job as an English professor. Private Investigator Bill McBride isn't home or at his office in town. His brash young employee, Nick Emerson, hasn't heard from Bill since the night before when he learned Bill was working on a new case.
Download or read book Home To Copper Mountain written by Rebecca Winters and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wealthy, womanless and temporarily at loose ends, Formula One race-car driver Rick Hawkins finds himself in Texas visiting his newly married father. While he's there, he becomes involved with his stepmother's family—especially her twenty-eight-year-old cousin Audra Jarrett. She's beautiful, talented, loyal and kind—qualities that attract Rick. In fact, she attracts him as no woman ever has. While Audra is drawn to Rick, she's afraid of starting a relationship with him. She's suffered tragic losses in her life. So how could she allow herself to love a man with such a dangerous job? If anything ever happened to him, she's not sure she'd be able to pick up the pieces. Then again, Rick's nickname is Lucky.…