A Fork In The Road

A Fork In The Road Author James Oseland
ISBN-10 9781743601105
Release 2013-10-01
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road 2014 James Beard Award Nominee and 2014 Society of Travel Writers Foundation Thomas Lowell Travel Journalism Bronze Award Winner for Travel Book Join us at the table for this 34-course banquet of original stories from food-obsessed writers and chefs sharing their life-changing food experiences. The dubious joy of a Twinkie, the hunger-sauced rhapsody of fish heads, the grand celebration of an Indian wedding feast; the things we eat and the people we eat with remain powerful signposts in our memories, long after the plates have been cleared. Tuck in, and bon appetit! Featuring tales from: James Oseland, Frances Mayes, Giles Coren, Curtis Stone, Annabel Langbein, Neil Perry, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Jay Rayner, Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Pollan, Josh Ozersky, Marcus Samuelsson, Naomi Duguid, Jane and Michael Stern, Francine Prose, Ma Thanegi, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Rita Mae Brown, Monique Truong, Fuschia Dunlop, David Kamp, Mas Masumoto, Daniel Vaughn, Tom Carson, Andre Aciman, MJ Hyland, Alan Richman, Beth Kracklauer, Sigrid Nunez, Chang Rae Lee, Julia Reed, Gael Greene About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, a suite of inspiring travel pictorials, literature, and references, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.



Her Fork in the Road

Her Fork in the Road Author Lisa Bach
ISBN-10 1932361294
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 219
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Several of today's top women writers contribute their adventures with food and travel in this collection of writings that celebrate women's relationship with food. Authors include M.F.K. Fisher, Ruth Reichl, Laurie Colwin, and Frances Myers.



Fork in the Road

Fork in the Road Author Denis Hamill
ISBN-10 9780671016746
Release 2001-03-01
Pages 496
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An American filmmaker visiting Dublin is robbed by a woman in a club and he pursues her, falling deeply in love in the process.



Forks in the Road

Forks in the Road Author Nadine Robinson
ISBN-10 0991769023
Release 2016-12-10
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Mix two countries, one war, ten parts hard work, a couple of mentors, a pinch of luck, a dash of ingenuity, a pound of persistence, and a man who wouldn't quit; and you get a delicious story spanning six decades of entrepreneurial endeavours. Enrico Ianni-Palarchio offers up sage guidance in entrepreneurship through tales of his colourful, tragic, and triumphant life in Southern Italy and Northern Ontario. His stories are flavoured with Italian proverbs, and his own sayings; teaching entrepreneurs to believe in themselves, find opportunities, overcome adversity, plan effectively, and market creatively. The book also shows you how to honour customers and employees, smile at problems, and handle all of the forks in the road. Whether you are in the food industry or not, this book is a recipe for laughing, for learning to be an entrepreneur, and for living a good life. Rico, has always done it his way, like Richard Branson, though he has been a bit quieter about his success, that is, until now. While also in the food business, unlike Gordon Ramsay, Rico has never cursed a day in his life. Taking from another great Italian, Leonardo da Vinci, who said: "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things," Rico "happened" to a lot of things. In 1973, Rico had four different businesses operating at once. In 1981, he had six businesses operating successfully. At his peak, he was employing over 200 people. While he sold or divested some of his businesses, his influence is still felt across the community, through people he mentored having opened their own businesses and with the family members now running his operations including Paesano's Butchery and Food Market, Rico's / Good Old Dad Foods, and Rico's Catering. Ashton Kutcher says: "The life we see around us was created by people no smarter than us. Build your life, don't live one." This book allows you to take inspiration from Rico, towards doing just that. You simply need some tenacity and elbow grease to be like the man who never quit.



Y

Y Author Marjorie Celona
ISBN-10 9781451674422
Release 2013-01-08
Pages 272
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“Y. That perfect letter. The wishbone, fork in the road, empty wineglass. The question we ask over and over. Why? . . . My life begins at the Y.” So opens Marjorie Celona’s highly acclaimed and exquisitely rendered debut about a wise-beyond-her-years foster child abandoned as a newborn on the doorstep of the local YMCA. Swaddled in a dirty gray sweatshirt with nothing but a Swiss Army knife tucked between her feet, little Shannon is discovered by a man who catches only a glimpse of her troubled mother as she disappears from view. That morning, all three lives are forever changed. Bounced between foster homes, Shannon endures abuse and neglect until she finally finds stability with Miranda, a kind but no-nonsense single mother with a free-spirited daughter of her own. Yet Shannon defines life on her own terms, refusing to settle down, and never stops longing to uncover her roots—especially the stubborn question of why her mother would abandon her on the day she was born. Brilliantly and hauntingly interwoven with Shannon’s story is the tale of her mother, Yula, a girl herself who is facing a desperate fate in the hours and days leading up to Shannon’s birth. As past and present converge, Y tells an unforgettable story of identity, inheritance, and, ultimately, forgiveness. Celona’s ravishingly beautiful novel offers a deeply affecting look at the choices we make and what it means to be a family, and it marks the debut of a magnificent new voice in contemporary fiction.



Better Than Fiction

Better Than Fiction Author Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN-10 9781743217153
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 320
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A collection of original travel stories told by some of the world's best novelists, including Isabel Allende, Keri Hulme, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Tea Obreht and DBC Pierre. Exhilaratingly varied in place, plot, and voice, these tales all share one common characteristic: They manifest a passion for the precious gifts that travel confers, from its unexpected but inevitably enriching lessons about other peoples and places to the truths - sometimes uncomfortable but always enlarging - it reveals about ourselves. '... a brilliant collection of travel stories ... threaded with great warmth, as readers are invited to travel in the company of these famous authors and experience their passions and revelations.' Bookseller+Publisher



Let the Meatballs Rest and Other Stories about Food and Culture

Let the Meatballs Rest  and Other Stories about Food and Culture Author Massimo Montanari
ISBN-10 9780231157322
Release 2012
Pages 178
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Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture (Arts & Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)



Fork on the Road

Fork on the Road Author Mark Decarlo
ISBN-10 9780762766611
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 288
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A seasoned comedian’s love letter to America’s food curiosities— the regional cuisines, the culinary oddities, the weird and the wonderful “Mark DeCarlo is a [modern-day] Groucho Marx.” —PEOPLE Whether it be fish ice cream, kudzu tempura, or even sausage, Mark DeCarlo always wonders, “Who the hell thought to eat this stuff the first time?” We find out in this hilarious celebration of the genesis of America’s most creative and idiosyncratic food traditions, and the people who keep these food traditions alive. Join the master comedian on his journey across the United States to visit these people and their foods in their natural habitats—places like the French Quarter of New Orleans, lush Maui resorts, and the Annual Road Kill Cook-off Festival in West Virginia. From the obvious and beloved (Buffalo wings, Boston clam chowder, hush puppies, and strawberry shortcake) to the bizarre and, well, beloved by some (Rocky Mountain oysters, fried rattlesnake, scrapple, and deep fried Twinkies), DeCarlo takes readers on a rollicking tour of the people and places behind America’s greatest food inventions. Each chapter features the story behind a particular food (moosehead soup, anyone?) and the people who love it. Signature recipes, snapshot photos from the road, along with “Road Rules” on how to discover the real America all spice up the travelogue. It's a love letter to America’s culinary curiosities, providing armchair travelers with a tour of the wackiest and kitschiest food festivals, delicacies, and people this country has to offer. FROM THE AUTHOR'S FOREWORD Consider the oyster. Unopened, dirty, and habitually covered with muddy, green crap. If you didn’t know that it was hollow and contained a tasty glob of salty protein, would you ever guess that this rock was edible? Well . . . somebody did. Deep in the recesses of time, some caveman or beach-dwelling ape not only discovered that oysters aren’t rocks . . . but that they’re tasty—as long as you’ve got Tabasco and a date for the night. But for every ‘oyster,’ success story, there are thousands of casualties that will forever remain unknown. History is written by the survivors. A Fork on the Road celebrates those survivors and their progeny: It’s about the kinds of people who will spend 30% of their yearly salary building a BBQ Trailer with a homemade logo painted in flames on the side just to win a $50 contest 500 miles from home. It’s about the third generation pie maker who is as dull as a hammer until the conversation comes around to “cracker” versus “pastry” shells. It’s about the millions of people around the country who call themselves ‘foodies’—as if the rest of us exist simply on air and water. . . .



An Innocent Abroad

An Innocent Abroad Author John Berendt
ISBN-10 9781743605899
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 318
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More than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. Contributors include Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Pico Iyer, John Berendt, Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Smiley. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)



A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast Author Anthony Bourdain
ISBN-10 9781742205960
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 296
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From bat on the island of Fais to chicken on a Russian train to barbecue in the American heartland, from mutton in Mongolia to couscous in Morocco to tacos in Tijuana - on the road, food nourishes us not only physically, but intellectually, emotionally,and spiritually too. It can be a gift that enables a traveler to survive, a doorway into the heart of a tribe, or a thread that weaves an indelible tie; it can be awful or ambrosial - and sometimes both at the same time. Celebrate the riches andrevelations of food with this 38-course feast of true tales set around the world. Edited by Don George



Further Tales of the City

Further Tales of the City Author Armistead Maupin
ISBN-10 9780062112613
Release 2012-01-31
Pages 384
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The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in San Francisco park.



Fed White and Blue

Fed  White  and Blue Author Simon Majumdar
ISBN-10 9780698186453
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 320
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Simon Majumdar is probably not your typical idea of an immigrant. As he says, “I’m well rested, not particularly poor, and the only time I ever encounter ‘huddled masses’ is in line at Costco.” But immigrate he did, and thanks to a Homeland Security agent who asked if he planned to make it official, the journey chronicled in Fed, White, and Blue was born. In it, Simon sets off on a trek across the United States to find out what it really means to become an American, using what he knows best: food. Simon stops in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to learn about what the pilgrims ate (and that playing Wampanoag football with large men is to be avoided); a Shabbat dinner in Kansas; Wisconsin to make cheese (and get sprayed with hot whey); and LA to cook at a Filipino restaurant in the hope of making his in-laws proud. Simon attacks with gusto the food cultures that make up America—brewing beer, farming, working at a food bank, and even finding himself at a tailgate. Full of heart, humor, history, and of course, food, Fed, White, and Blue is a warm, funny, and inspiring portrait of becoming American.



Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine

Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine Author Norma Jean Darden
ISBN-10 9780385472708
Release 1994
Pages 333
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After traveling across the U.S. interviewing scores of relatives, two sisters share a collection of recipes for favorite family dishes, herbal concoctions, and natural beauty aids



The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth Author Norton Juster
ISBN-10 9780375985294
Release 2011-01-26
Pages 288
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With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!



McSweeney s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

McSweeney s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales Author Michael Chabon
ISBN-10 9780307426826
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 480
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A Vintage Contemporaries Original Includes: Jim Shepard's "Tedford and the Megalodon" Glen David Gold's "The Tears of Squonk, and What Happened Thereafter" Dan Chaon's "The Bees" Kelly Link's "Catskin" Elmore Leonard's "How Carlos Webster Changed His Name to Carl and Became a Famous Oklahoma Lawman" Carol Emshwiller's "The General" Neil Gaiman's "Closing Time" Nick Hornby's "Otherwise Pandemonium" Stephen King's "The Tale of Gray Dick" Michael Crichton's "Blood Doesn’t Come Out" Laurie King's "Weaving the Dark" Chris Offutt's "Chuck’s Bucket" Dave Eggers's "Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly" Michael Moorcock's "The Case of the Nazi Canary" Aimee Bender's "The Case of the Salt and Pepper Shakers" Harlan Ellison's "Goodbye to All That" Karen Joy Fowler's "Private Grave 9" Rick Moody's "The Albertine Notes" Michael Chabon's "The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance" Sherman Alexie's "Ghost Dance" From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Saffron Tales

The Saffron Tales Author Yasmin Khan
ISBN-10 9781408868744
Release 2016-07-14
Pages 240
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'Barberries, fresh herbs, date molasses, dried limes, saffron; Yasmin's Persian pantry staples are a roll call of my favourite ingredients. Her recipes are a mouthwatering showcase of a beautiful country' Yotam Ottolenghi 'Not just a great cookbook but a book full of stories � a love letter to Iran and its people' Diana Henry Armed with little more than a notebook and a bottle of pomegranate molasses, British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan traversed Iran in search of the country's most delicious recipes. Her quest took her from the snowy mountains of Tabriz and the paddyfields of Gilan to the cosmopolitan cafés of Tehran and the pomegranate orchards of Isfahan, where she was welcomed into the homes of artists, farmers, electricians and teachers. Through her travels, she gained a unique insight into the culinary secrets of the Persian kitchen and the lives of ordinary Iranians today. In The Saffron Tales, Yasmin weaves together a tapestry of stories from Iranian home kitchens with exclusive photography and fragrant, modern recipes that are rooted in the rich tradition of Persian cooking. All fully accessible for the home cook, Yasmin's recipes range from the inimitable fesenjoon (chicken with walnuts and pomegranates) tokofte berenji (lamb meatballs stuffed with prunes and barberries) and ghalyieh maygoo (prawn, coriander and tamarind stew). She also offers a wealth of vegetarian dishes, including tahcheen (baked saffron and aubergine rice) and domaj (mixed herb, flatbread and feta salad), as well as sumptuous desserts such as rose and almond cake, and sour cherry and dark chocolate cookies. With stunning photography from all corners of Iran and gorgeous recipe images, this lavish cookbook rejoices in the land, life, flavours and food of an enigmatic and beautiful country.



Eat with Pleasure

Eat with Pleasure Author Akon Margaret Kalu
ISBN-10 9781524676933
Release 2017-01-23
Pages 80
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We all love to eat yummy foods. But when faced with making healthy food choices, it can often be challenging to choose between what is good—or not so good for us. Thankfully, it is possible to transform our eating habits without depriving ourselves of an occasional treat. Akon Margaret Kalu is a certified nutrition coach who explores her Nigerian heritage to teach anyone to eat with pleasure. After sharing seven tips for healthy eating, Kalu encourages others to indulge in five food groups daily, shares information on her favorite West African dark green vegetables and yam produce, offers advice on portion control, explains the differences between good and bad fats, and details why it is important to buy and cook with whole-food farm produce. Included are instructions on how to reduce caloric intake, curb carbs, and create delicious recipes from leftovers. Eat with Pleasure shares practical advice from a certified nutrition coach that will help anyone make healthy food choices, effectively manage weight, and embrace the joy of eating.