Julia Reed s South Book

Julia Reed s South


  • Author : Julia Reed
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847848287

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Julia Reed s South Excerpt :

No one embodies the rollicking spirit of great Southern party giving more than Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert. Thrown everywhere from lush gardens and gracious interior spaces to a Mississippi River sandbar, Julia Reed’s parties capture the celebratory nature of entertaining in her native South. Here, her informative and down-to-earth guide to throwing an unforgettable party includes secrets she has collected over a lifetime of entertaining. For this book, she offers up a feast of options for holiday cocktails, spring lunches, formal dinners, and even a hunt breakfast. Eleven seasonal events feature delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, ranging from fried chicken to Charlotte Russe and signature cocktails or wine-pairings—she introduces her talented friends (rum makers, potters, fabric designers, bakers) along the way. Each occasion includes gorgeous photographs showing her original approach to everything—from invitations and setting a table to arranging flowers and creating the mood. Reed also provides practical considerations and sources. This irresistible book is the ultimate primer for every party-giver.

The House on First Street Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The House on First Street


  • Author : Julia Reed
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061849916

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The House on First Street Excerpt :

After fifteen years of living like a vagabond on her reporter's schedule, Julia Reed got married and bought a house in the historic Garden District. Four weeks after she moved in, Hurricane Katrina struck. The House on First Street is the chronicle of Reed's remarkable and often hilarious homecoming, as well as a thoroughly original tribute to our country's most original city.

Julia Reed s New Orleans Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Julia Reed s New Orleans


  • Author : Julia Reed
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847863648

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Julia Reed s New Orleans Excerpt :

Consummate hostess and lifestyle expert Julia Reed shares her favorite New Orleans recipes and ways to create parties that exude this city's famously warm hospitality. This follow-up to Julia's bestseller Julia Reed's South showcases her entertaining know-how and that of her noted chef friends--and her love of New Orleans. Held in a variety of venues, from courtyards to gracious interior spaces, the gatherings' menus include such dishes as grillades, grits, and seafood gumbo, and cocktails ranging from the traditional Sazerac to a Satsuma Margarita. Featured are an elegant holiday dinner, a crawfish boil, and a lunch under the live oaks. All are presented in luscious photographs and include tips on setting tables, arranging flowers, and crafting playlists to create a festive mood. Julia's introduction traces the evolution of New Orleans cuisine, from its Creole beginnings to the culinary contributions of other ethnic groups. Sidebars cover iconic watering holes and local specialties such as the po-boy and the muffuletta, as well as events ranging from Mardi Gras to raucous St. Patrick's Day. This enticing cookbook is the ultimate primer is for every party-giver and anyone interested in "laissez bons temps roulez."

Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena Book

Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena


  • Author : Julia Reed
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2005-04-12
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812973617

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Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena Excerpt :

In classic Dixie storytelling fashion, with a rare blend of literary elegance and plainspoken humor, the inimitably charming, staunchly Southern Julia Reed wends her way below the Mason-Dixon line and observes many phenomena– from politics, religion, and women to weather, guns, and what she calls “drinking and other Southern pursuits.” To hear Reed tell it, the South is another country. She builds an entertaining and persuasive case, using as examples everything from its unfathomable codes of conduct to its disciplined fashion sense. And then there is Southern food, which is an entire world apart: Gumbo, grits, greens, and, of course, fried chicken make memorable appearances in Reed’s essays, which will amuse, delight, and even explain a thing or two to baffled Yankees everywhere.

South Toward Home Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

South Toward Home


  • Author : Julia Reed
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250166340

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South Toward Home Excerpt :

A collection of essays written for the column "The high & the low" in the magazine Garden & gun.

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria


  • Author : Julia Reed
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250019059

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In her new book, But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!, Julia Reed, a master of the art of eating, drinking, and making merry, takes the reader on culinary adventures in places as far flung as Kabul, Afghanistan and as close to home as her native Mississippi Delta and Florida's Gulf Coast. Along the way, Reed discovers the perfect Pimm's Royale at the Paris Ritz, devours delicious chuletons in Madrid, and picks up tips from accomplished hostesses ranging from Pat Buckley to Pearl Bailey and, of course, her own mother. Reed writes about the bounty—and the burden—of a Southern garden in high summer, tosses salads in the English countryside, and shares C.Z. Guest's recipe for an especially zingy bullshot. She understands the necessity of a potent holiday punch and serves it up by the silver bowl full, but she is not immune to the slightly less refined charms of a blender full of frozen peach daiquiris or a garbage can full of Yucca Flats. And then there are the parties: shindigs ranging from sultry summer suppers and raucous dinners at home to a Plymouth-like Thanksgiving feast and an upscale St. Patrick's Day celebration. This delightful collection of essays by Julia Reed, a master storyteller with an inimitable voice and a limitless capacity for fun, will show you how to entertain guests with style, have a good time yourself and always have that perfect pitcher of sangria ready at a moment's notice.

Lo TEK Book

Lo TEK


  • Author : Julia Watson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 3836578182

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In an era of high-tech and climate extremes, we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. Enter Lo--TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. With a foreword by anthropologist Wade Davis and spanning 18 countries from Peru to...

Dispatches from the Gilded Age Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Dispatches from the Gilded Age


  • Author : Julia Reed
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2022-08-23
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250279446

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Dispatches from the Gilded Age is a collection of essays by Julia Reed, one of America's greatest chroniclers. In the middle of the night on March 11, 1980, the phone rang in Julia Reed’s Georgetown dorm. It was her boss at Newsweek, where she was an intern. He told her to get in her car and drive to her alma mater, the Madeira School. Her former headmistress, Jean Harris, had just shot Dr. Herman Tarnower, The Scarsdale Diet Doctor. Julia didn’t flinch. She dressed, drove to Madeira, got the story, and her first byline and the new American Gilded Age was off and running. The end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first was a time in which the high and the low bubbled furiously together and Julia was there with her sharp eye, keen wit, and uproariously clear-eyed way of seeing the world to chronicle this truly spectacular era. Dispatches from the Gilded Age is Julia at her best as she profiles Andre Leon Talley, Sister Helen Prejean, President George and Laura Bush, Madeleine Albright, and others. Readers will travel to Africa and Cuba with Julia, dine at Le Bernardin, savor steaks at Doe’s Eat Place, consider the fashions of the day, get the recipes for her hot cheese olives and end up with the ride of their lives through Julia’s beloved South. With a foreword by Roy Blount, Jr. and edited by Julia's longtime assistant, Everett Bexley.

Ham Biscuits  Hostess Gowns  and Other Southern Specialties Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Ham Biscuits Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties


  • Author : Julia Reed
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466828537

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Ham Biscuits Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties Excerpt :

Southern humorist Julia Reed celebrates Southern food, Southern women, and the Southern penchant for enjoying good times in this collection of her food writing. Julia Reed spends a lot of time thinking about ham biscuits. And cornbread and casseroles and the surprisingly modern ease of donning a hostess gown for one's own party. In Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties Julia Reed collects her thoughts on good cooking and the lessons of gracious entertaining that pass from one woman to another, and takes the reader on a lively and very personal tour of the culinary -- and social -- South. In essays on everything from pork chops to the perfect picnic Julia Reed revels in the simple good qualities that make the Southern table the best possible place to pull up a chair. She expounds on: the Southerner's relentless penchant for using gelatin why most things taste better with homemade mayonnaise the necessity of a holiday milk punch (and, possibly, a Santa hat) how best to "cook for compliments" (at least one squash casserole and Lee Bailey's barbequed veal are key). She provides recipes for some of the region's best-loved dishes (cheese straws, red velvet cake, breakfast shrimp), along with her own variations on the classics, including Fried Oysters Rockefeller Salad and Creole Crab Soup. She also elaborates on worthwhile information every hostess would do well to learn: the icebreaking qualities of a Ramos gin fizz and a hot crabmeat canapé, for example; the "wow factor" intrinsic in a platter of devilled eggs or a giant silver punchbowl filled with scoops of homemade ice cream. There is guidance on everything from the best possible way to "eat" your luck on New Year's Day to composing a menu in honor of someone you love. Grace and hilarity under gastronomic pressure suffuse these essays, along with remembrances of her gastronomic heroes including Richard Olney, Mary Cantwell, and M.F.K. Fisher. Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specia

Call the Nurse Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Call the Nurse


  • Author : Mary J. MacLeod
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611459173

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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. Call the Nurse is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends. In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.

Environmental ScienceBites Book

Environmental ScienceBites


  • Author : Kylienne A. Clark
  • Publisher : The Ohio State University
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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This book was written by undergraduate students at The Ohio State University (OSU) who were enrolled in the class Introduction to Environmental Science. The chapters describe some of Earth's major environmental challenges and discuss ways that humans are using cutting-edge science and engineering to provide sustainable solutions to these problems. Topics are as diverse as the students, who represent virtually every department, school and college at OSU. The environmental issue that is described in each chapter is particularly important to the author, who hopes that their story will serve as inspiration to protect Earth for all life.

A Discovery of Witches Book
Score: 3.5
From 585 Ratings

A Discovery of Witches


  • Author : Deborah Harkness
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755374052

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*Now a major Sky original production* THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A Discovery of Witches is the first in the must-have, must-read ALL SOULS trilogy. It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels... Five reasons to read A Discovery of Witches and the All Souls Trilogy 'Rich, thrilling ... A captivating and romantic ripping yarn' E L James 'Intelligent and off-the-wall ... irrestistible to Twilight fans' Sunday Times 'I could lose myself in here and never want to come out ... Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott 'Exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache' Marie Claire 'A bu

Quicksand Pond Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Quicksand Pond


  • Author : Janet Taylor Lisle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481472241

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Quicksand Pond Excerpt :

Newbery Honor winner Janet Taylor Lisle’s gorgeous and profound new novel about a pivotal summer in two girls’ lives explores the convictions we form, the judgments we make, and the values we hold. The pond is called Quicksand Pond. It’s a shadowy, hidden place, full of chirping, shrieking, croaking life. It’s where, legend has it, people disappear. It’s where scrappy Terri Carr lives with her no-good family. And it’s where twelve-year-old Jessie Kettel is reluctantly spending her summer vacation. Jessie meets Terri right away, on a raft out in the water, and the two become fast friends. On Quicksand Pond, Jessie and Terri can be lost to the outside world—lost until they want to be found. But a tragedy that occurred many decades ago has had lingering effects on this sleepy town, and especially on Terri Carr. And the more Jessie learns, the more she begins to question her new friendship—and herself.

Omoo Book

Omoo


  • Author : Herman Melville
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1921
  • Genre: Adventure stories
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D00527673U

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Brideshead Revisited Book
Score: 4
From 124 Ratings

Brideshead Revisited


  • Author : Evelyn Waugh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:782007674

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