Put Another Pin in the Map:The Interesting Places I´Ve Seen and the Food I´Ve Eaten George S. Fleetwood
There are six articles in the November 27, 2006 issue:COMMENT ´´Unrealistic´´ by George Packer: Why the Democrats´ tough talk about withdrawing troops is just that.ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY´´The Next Act´´ by Seymour Hersh: A damaged White House is still eyeing Iran.REFLECTIONS´´Road Trips´´ by David Sedaris: Interesting propositions received while traveling cross-country. THE SPORTING SCENE´´Cardinals Rule´´ by Roger Angell: A peculiar World Series.BOOKS´´Do The Math´´ by Louis Menand: Thomas Pynchon´s Against the Day.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Liberal Education´´ by David Denby: Bobby, Fast Food Nation, and The History Boys. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/061122/pe_nyer_061122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining audio sourcebook on Provence, by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle, in almost 20 years there, has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or down-right fun. In more than 170 entries, he speaks about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin), and as diverse as expatriates, Aix-en-Provence, the Provençal character, legends, lavender, linguistic oddities, the museum of the French Foreign Legion, the museum of the corkscrew, the origins of ´´La Marseillaise´´, and a bawdy folklore character named Fanny. And, of course, he tells us about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion. Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle´s ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000799/bk_bkot_000799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining audio sourcebook on Provence, by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle, in almost 20 years there, has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or down-right fun. In more than 170 entries, he speaks about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin), and as diverse as expatriates, Aix-en-Provence, the Provençal character, legends, lavender, linguistic oddities, the museum of the French Foreign Legion, the museum of the corkscrew, the origins of ´´La Marseillaise´´, and a bawdy folklore character named Fanny. And, of course, he tells us about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion. Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle´s ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Mayle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000952/bk_rand_000952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bats and Bones is a B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree. Frannie and Larry Shoemaker are retirees who enjoy weekend camping with their friends in state parks in this new cozy mystery series. They anticipate the usual hiking, campfires, good food, and interesting side trips among the bluffs of beautiful Bat Cave State Park for the long Fourth of July weekend - until a dead body turns up. Confined in the campground and surrounded by strangers, Frannie is drawn into the investigation. Frannie´s persistence and curiosity helps authorities sort through the possible suspects and motives, but almost ends her new sleuth career - and her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054925/bk_acx0_054925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All six episodes of the fourth BBC Radio series. Over six weeks the programme has travelled round the country, visited interesting food locations, and met local food-loving people. The show is witty, fast-moving, and irreverent, but packed full of information that may well change the way you think about cooking. This series, The Kitchen Cabinet visited Belfast, Leeds, Bakewell, Winchester, Southall and the Latitude Festival. Food Consultant: Anna Colquhoun. Produced by Peggy Sutton. A Somethin´ Else production for BBC Radio 4. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Rayner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007239/bk_bbcw_007239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Slow cooking was perhaps once the thing for meats. A side of beef could be made to melt in the mouth after hours in the pot, while pork, chicken, and lamb simply required little effort to chew. But for vegetarians it seemed that unless you wanted a bowl of mush at the end of a long hard day at work, the choices were far more limited and unappealing. But with Revolutionary Vegetarian Slow Cooking, you can be dishing up food from around the world in no time, letting your slow cooker do all the work, while you plan your next holiday. The benefits of this great book are plain to see. It saves you time in the kitchen. All of the meals can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. You get proper food. Not a fake meat product to be found. No animal products. This is strictly vegetarian territory and many of the recipes are also suitable for vegans. Dietary labels indicate whether a recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, and/or nut-free, so you can avoid any nasty surprises. And if you are counting calories there is nutritional information listed with every recipe. Whatever the reason you have for being vegetarian, the challenge of finding new and interesting foods are a things of the past. Revolutionary Vegetarian Slow Cooking provides dozens of healthy, comforting, vegetarian meals all with the push of a button. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088128/bk_acx0_088128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In an elegant Regency house near the Brighton seafront, three tenants have more in common than they know . . . A shocking revelation has led Rosa to start over as a sous chef. The work is gruelling but it´s a distraction . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa´s passion for food could lead her to more interesting places? Having followed her childhood sweetheart down south, Georgie is busily carving out a new career in journalism. Throwing herself into the city´s delights is fun, but before she knows it she´s sliding headlong into all kinds of trouble . . . Nursing a devastating loss, Charlotte just wants to keep her head down. But Margot, the glamorous older lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds. As the women find each other, hope surfaces, friendships blossom and a whole new chapter unfolds for them all. The House of New Beginnings is a moving and uplifting novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. Praise for Lucy Diamond ´Seamless, engaging, believable, fun and heartfelt´ Heat ´An absolute treat´ Katie Fforde
For the millions of people for whom the prose poem ´´Desiderata´´ offers lifelong inspiration, Desiderata: The Book takes ´´Desiderata´´ to a new level of communication and understanding through chapter-length treatment of each of its 23 phrases. It also contains a concluding chapter on the overall idea of living life by the prescription ´´Desiderata´´ offers. Additionally, Desiderata: The Book includes a fascinating look at the controversial origins and legal history of ´´Desiderata´´, along with a short biography of its author, Max Ehrmann. Each chapter (e.g., Go Placidly) begins with definitions, in context, of the principal terms used in that phrase and ends with quotations from famous people using those same terms. But the real essence of each chapter is the result of expanding beyond the phrase itself by delving deeply into what Max Ehrmann - by way of philosophy, world view, and otherwise - likely meant the phrase to mean. All such interpretation is subjective, of course, but after listening to Desiderata: The Book, ´´Desiderata´´ enthusiasts will have much, much more - and very interesting - food for thought along the path of contemplating the life prescription of ´´Desiderata´´. Each chapter of Desiderata: The Book also includes a real-world example of how that particular phrase comes up in real life, and how the phrase and this interpretation of it might impact real-world behavior. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Tomlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050765/bk_acx0_050765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the beginning of Numbers, Israel prepares to continue the journey from Mount Sinai to the Promised Land. God devotes one of the twelve tribes, the Levites, to assist Aaron in the work of the priesthood, maintaining and watching over Israel´s religious articles. After dedicating the Tabernacle, which houses the Ark of the Covenant, the Israelites leave Sinai, guided by the movements of a cloud that rests over the Tabernacle. Entering the desert, the people begin to complain about everything from the lack of interesting food to Moses´ leadership. Christopher Glyn became a Christian at the age of 21, giving up a promising theatrical career in the U.K. to engage in full time missionary work. In the 35 years since then, he has been very active in the field of Christian radio, primarily on the Asia and African continents. ´´For years it has been my dream to record an audio version of the Holy Bible, combining my training as an actor with my love for God´s Word. I am happy now to have the opportunity to do so. I started the very long process of recording the Bible 3 years ago and by the summer of 2011, the entire Bible was finished. I pray with my whole heart that these readings will be a blessing and an inspiration to many.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Glyn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/002233/bk_lind_002233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.