Presents the recorded impressions of the author when driving a flock of sheep towards the Merced River in Yosemite in 1869, detailing the animal and plant life he observed.
A sumptuously photographed guide by the first lady describes how her daughters and she planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, in a reference that shares gardening tips, recipes and advice for making healthier food choices. 350,000 first printing.
From celebrated author and blogger Béatrice Peltre comes a much anticipated second book, focusing on everyday foods (all gluten-free) to share with family and friends . To the French, food is one of lifes greatest pleasures, and in Béatrice Peltres home, each meal is a small celebration. In her kitchen, bright, colorful ingredients are transformed into wholesome, delicious dishes and served with love. Here, Béatrices relaxed, modern approach to classic French cooking meets the challenge of creating healthy meals for the whole family--meals to be shared à table , presented with grace and style. In My French Family Table, Béatrice offers a beautiful assortment of over 120 recipes for naturally gluten-free dishes that feature whole grains, colorful produce, and distinctive spices. Every meal is an inspired work of love--from breakfast dishes such as Buttermilk, Lemon, and Strawberry Brunch Cake to a lunch of French Green Bean Salad with Croûtons , Olives, and Ricotta Salata alongside a healthy soup or vegetable tart. In the afternoon Béatrice loves to eat the traditional French goûter with her daughter, Lulu, whose favorite snack is Brown Butter Madeleines with Buckwheat and Chocolate Chips . Who could resist a Sunday supper of Chicken Stuffed with Herbs, Walnuts, and Grainy Mustard , followed by the sweet treat of Baked Apricots with Lemon Verbena or the indulgent Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel and Matcha Tea Cookies ? Béatrice also includes recipes that are particularly child-friendly to cook and eat, inspired by her kitchen adventures with Lulu. With her creative use of ingredients, Béatrice ups the ante on what family foods can be--incredibly tasty, beautiful, and nourishing. Béatrices signature bright photography, impeccable styling, and sweet storytelling make My French Family Table an inspiring collection of recipes for feeding a family and feeding them well.
Why do grown men play with trains? Is it a primal attachment to childhood, nostalgia for the lost age of rail travel, or the stuff of flatout obsession? In this delightful and unprecedented book, Grand Prix legend Sam Posey tracks those who share his yes'>#8220;passion beyond scaleyes'>#8221; and discovers a wonderfully strange and vital culture.Poseyyes'>#8217;s first layout, wired by his mother in the years just after the Second World War, was, as he writes in his Introduction, yes'>#8220;a miniature universe which I could operate on my own. Speed and control: I was fascinated by both, as well as by the way they were inextricably bound together.yes'>#8221; Eventually, when Poseyyes'>#8217;s son was born, he was convinced that building him a basement layout would be the highest expression of fatherhood. Sixteen years and thousands of hours later, this project, yes'>#8220;the outgrowth of chance meetings, unexpected friendships, mistakes, illness, latent ambitions, and sheer luckyes'>#8221; was completed. But for Posey, the creation of his HOscale masterpiece based on the historic Colorado Midland, was just the beginning.In Playing with Trains, Sam Posey ventures well beyond the borders of his layout in northwestern Connecticut, to find out what makes the top modelers tick. He expects to find men yes'>#8220;engaged in a genial hobby, happy to spend a few hours a week escaping the pressures of contemporary life.yes'>#8221; Instead he uncovers a world o extremesyes'>#8211;extreme commitment, extreme passion, and extreme differences of approach. For instance, Malcolm Furlow, holed up on his ranch in the wilderness of New Mexico, insists that model railroading is defined by scenery and artistic selfexpression. On the other hand, Tony Koester, a New Jersey modeler, believes his yes'>#8220;missionyes'>#8221; is to replicate, with fanatical precision and authenticity, the way a real railroad operates. Going to extremes himself, Posey actually yes'>#8220;test drivesyes'>#8221; a real steam engine in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, in an attempt to understand the great machines that inspired the models and connect us to a time when yes'>#8220;the railroad was inventing America.yes'>#8221; Timeless and original, Playing with Trains reveals a classic, questing American world.From the Hardcover edition.
The world champion American skiier describes his life on and off the slopes, from growing up in rural New Hampshire to his rise to the heights of the winter sports world, the secrets of his success, and his engaging philosophy of life.
A gastronomic tour of the best bistros in Paris devotes one chapter to each of the five types of bistros--classic, upscale, provincial, night bistros, and new bistros--and includes one hundred recipes
A sample of the menu: Woody Allen on dieting the Dostoevski way - Roger Angell on the art of the martini - Don DeLillo on Jell-O - Malcolm Gladwell on building a better ketchup - Jane Kramer on the writer's kitchen - Chang-rae Lee on eating sea urchin - Steve Martin on menu mores - Alice McDermott on sex and ice cream - Dorothy Parker on dinner conversation - S. J. Perelman on a hollandaise assassin - Calvin Trillin on New York's best bagel In this indispensable collection, The New Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing-food and drink memoirs, short stories, tell-alls, and poems, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons. M.F.K. Fisher pays homage to "cookery witches," those mysterious cooks who possess "an uncanny power over food," and Adam Gopnik asks if French cuisine is done for. There is Roald Dahl's famous story "Taste," in which a wine snob's palate comes in for some unwelcome scrutiny, and Julian Barnes's ingenious tale of a lifelong gourmand who goes on a very peculiar diet. Whether you're in the mood for snacking on humor pieces and cartoons or for savoring classic profiles of great chefs and great eaters, these offerings, from every age of The New Yorker 's fabled eighty-year history, are sure to satisfy every taste.
First published in 1929, The Gardener's Bed-Book is a much beloved gardening classic by the renowned editor of House & Garden magazine in the 1920s and '30s. Each of its 365 perfectly sized little essays is meant to be read in bed at night after a long day's work, either real or imagined, in the garden. A charming and mischievously funny companion to curl up with, Wright ranges comfortably--and lyrically--from giving gardening advice to meditating on such topics as antique collecting and travel, great literature and architecture. He is an addictive delight, as memorable describing the challenges of growing plume poppies as he is the simple pleasure of hanging up the dish towel once the housework is done. Written in language that is as timeless as it is seductive, The Gardener's Bed-Book will appeal to gardening experts and armchair enthusiasts alike. This Modern Library edition is published with a new Introduction by Dominique Browning, the editor in chief of House & Garden and author of Around the House and in the Garden and the forthcoming Paths of Desire: The Passions of a Suburban Gardener .
An elegant treasury of recipes and entertaining advice by the forefront lifestyle maven features seasonally inspired entries and organizational guidelines while sharing instructions for such options as a Sunday blueberry breakfast, an onboard New England lobster picnic and a summer cocktail party benefit.
Focusing on the human relationship with plants, uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato.
Nigella's most relaxed, achievable and delicious recipes to date, for the food she cooks and shares at her table every day.
Nigella Lawson is every home cook's goddess, and in this new book she returns to celebrating the food she loves to cook for friends and family every day. As Nigella writes, "The food in this book, that comes from my kitchen, is eaten at my table, and will be eaten at yours, is the food I have always loved cooking. It doesn't require technique, dexterity or expertise, none of which I lay claim to. Life is complicated; cooking doesn't have to be." At My Table includes dishes to inspire all cooks and eaters, from Hake with Bacon, Peas and Cider to Indian-Spiced Chicken and Potato Traybake and Chili Mint Lamb Cutlets; plus a collection of colourful vegetable dishes, like Eastern Mediterranean Chopped Salad and Carrots and Fennel with Harissa.
The recipes are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes--including Chicken Fricassee and Sticky Toffee Pudding--to adventures in a host of new dishes and ingredients, like White Miso Hummus. And, no Nigella cookbook would be complete without sweet treats; At My Table is no exception, with Emergency Brownies, White Chocolate Cheesecake and a Victoria Sponge with Cardamom, Marmalade and Crème Fraiche set to become family favorites.
Nigella knows that "happiness is best shared," and the food in this book will be savoured and shared at your own kitchen table, just as it is at hers.