Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir

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Ecco #ad - A vivid memoir of food and family,  love, survival and triumph, and what we ate traces the arc of padma lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron’s HeartburnLong before Padma Lakshmi ever stepped onto a television set, how we comfort, she learned that how we eat is an extension of how we love, Loss, how we forge a sense of home—and how we taste the world as we navigate our way through it.

Shuttling between continents as a child, she lived a life of dislocation that would become habit as an adult, never quite at home in the world. And yet, through all her travels, her favorite food remained the simple rice she first ate sitting on the cool floor of her grandmother’s kitchen in South India.

Poignant and surprising, loss,  love, and what we ate is lakshmi’s extraordinary account of her journey from that humble kitchen, ruled by ferocious and unforgettable women, to the judges’ table of Top Chef and beyond. It chronicles the fierce devotion of the remarkable people who shaped her along the way, from her headstrong mother who flouted conservative Indian convention to make a life in New York, to her Brahmin grandfather—a brilliant engineer with an irrepressible sweet tooth—to the man seemingly wrong for her in every way who proved to be her truest ally.

Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir #ad - A memoir rich with sensual prose and punctuated with evocative recipes, tastes, it is alive with the scents, and textures of a life that spans complex geographies both internal and external. Love, loss, and what we ate is an intimate and unexpected story of food and family—both the ones we are born to and the ones we create—and their enduring legacies.

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Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen

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Little A #ad - To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah’s going to have to learn to nourish her soul. She’s hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she’s also ravenous because she hasn’t eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days. Hannah is hiding an eating disorder.

By night she’s intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industry’s insiders. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she’s invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war—with herself, with her body, and with food—while working her way through the underbelly of New York City’s glamorous culinary scene.

Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen #ad - Hannah howard is a columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. By day hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can’t fill.

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Fast, Fresh, & Green

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Susie middleton shares her love of healthful, delicious veggies with a guide to shopping for and cooking delectable meatless meals, Bell Pepper, including such delights as Spinach with Shallots and Parmigiano and Roasted Eggplant, and Fresh Basil Salad. More than 100 recipes for appetizers, snacks, and side dishes, many of them vegan, make Fast, entrees, Fresh & Green an excellent resource for vegetarians and omnivores.

This new bible for all things vegetable from Fine Cooking's Vegetable Queen is ideal for the millions of eaters who want to get the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and greens into their daily diet.

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected—and exciting—kind. As more women are drawn to the class, nikki warns her students to keep their work secret from the Brotherhood, a group of highly conservative young men who have appointed themselves the community’s "moral police.

But when the widows’ gossip offers shocking insights into the death of a young wife—a modern woman like Nikki—and some of the class erotica is shared among friends, it sparks a scandal that threatens them all. Reese witherspoon’s book club pick a lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women’s lives at all ages—a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel #ad - Every woman has a secret life. When her father’s death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London’s close-knit Punjabi community. Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing.

The daughter of indian immigrants, she’s spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent that is, Western life.

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We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

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PublicAffairs #ad - Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, fashion designers, "feminist" has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé. Witty, we were feminists once is the story of how we let this happen, fearless, and unflinching, and how we can amplify feminism's real purpose and power.

It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what's long been a movement for social justice as just another consumer choice in a vast market. Individual self-actualization is the goal, shopping more often than not the means, and celebrities the mouthpieces.

But what does it mean when social change becomes a brand identity? Feminism's splashy arrival at the center of today's media and pop-culture marketplace, after all, hasn't offered solutions to the movement's unfinished business. Surveying movies, and more, television, advertising, fashion, Zeisler reveals a media landscape brimming with the language of empowerment, but offering little in the way of transformational change.

We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement #ad - Planned parenthood is under sustained attack, women are still paid 77 percent-or less-of the man's dollar, both on- and offline, and vicious attacks on women, are utterly routine. Andi zeisler, draws on more than twenty years' experience interpreting popular culture in this biting history of how feminism has been co-opted, a founding editor of Bitch Media, watered down, and turned into a gyratory media trend.

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A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures

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Rodale Books #ad - And of course, she shares the basics: how to make soft, pillowy steamed buns; savory pork dumplings; and a simple fried rice that can form the base of any meal. The photography, is phenomenal, and the recipes are pretty easy, which Chen McTernan shoots herself, good enough for a novice cook to start spending more time in the kitchen.

. I very much doubt it will be her last. T. This is mcternan's first cookbook, eclectic, and it has that feeling about it: hopeful, conversational. As cynthia's life has changed, her cooking has become more diverse. Sound promising? For good reason. Asian food may have a reputation for having long ingredient lists and complicated instructions, avoiding hard-to-find ingredients or equipment, but Cynthia makes it relatable, and breaking down how to bring Asian flavors home into your own kitchen.

A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures #ad - Above all, cynthia believes that food can bring us together around the same table, no matter where we are from. She shares recipes that celebrate both the commonalities and the diversity of cultures: her mother-in-law's spicy Korean-inspired take on Hawaiian poke, a sticky sesame peanut pie that combines Chinese peanut sesame brittle with the decadence of a Southern pecan pie, and a grilled cheese topped with a crisp fried egg and fiery kimchi.

The book chronicles cynthia's story alongside the recipes she and her family eat every day--beginning when she met her husband at law school and ate out of two battered red bowls, through the first years of her legal career in New York, to when she moved to Los Angeles to start a family. Named one of the best cookbooks of 2018 by the new york times, food52, and Eater, NYT Cooking, Publisher's Weekly, Epicurious, NPR, Eater LA, and featured in Washington Post, and more.

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The Food of Morocco

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Ecco #ad - Ms. Wolfert may be america’s most knowledgeable food person and her books are full of insight, passion and brilliance. Anthony dias blue, cbs radio, ny“i think she’s one of the finest and most influential food writers in this country…one of the leading lights in contemporary gastronomy. Craig claibornepaula wolfert, the undisputed queen of Mediterranean cooking, provides food lovers with the definitive guide to The Food of Morocco.

This is the perfect companion to wolfert’s classic, elizabeth david, martha rose schulman, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco—a 2008 inductee into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame—and fans of Claudia Roden, and Poopa Dweck will be delighted by this extraordinary culinary journey across this colorful and exhilarating land.

The Food of Morocco #ad - Lavishly photographed and packed with tantalizing recipes to please the modern palate, home cooks, The Food of Morocco provides helpful preparation techniques for chefs, and any serious student of the culinary arts and culture. A cookbook by Paula Wolfert is cause for celebration.

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Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques

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Clarkson Potter #ad - From one of the most exciting young chefs in America today, Boston cooking years, Michigan upbringing, a cookbook with more than 80 recipes that celebrate impeccable technique and bridge her Korean heritage, and more. Kish won legions of fans, first by helming two of Barbara Lynch’s esteemed Boston restaurants, and then by battling her way back from elimination to win season ten of Top Chef.

Her path from korean orphan to American adoptee, sometime model to distinguished chef, shines a light on her determination and love of food. Caramelized honey, smoky, and slightly bitter, which is sweet, is spiked with chiles and lemon and served with fried chicken thighs. She sears avocado and pairs it with brined shrimp flavored with coriander and ginger.

Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques #ad - . A broth laced with pancetta and parmesan is boosted with roasted mushrooms and farro for an earthy, soulful dish. The results are delicious, inspiring, and definitely worth trying at home. Her recipes are surprising yet refined, taking the expected—an ingredient or a technique, for example—and using it in a new way to make dishes that are unique and irresistible.

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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in White America

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Harper Perennial #ad - In this will be my undoing, and historical story of black female oppression that influences the black community as well as the white, Jerkins becomes both narrator and subject to expose the social, cultural, male-dominated world at large. In this will be my undoing, she takes on perhaps one of the most provocative contemporary topics: What does it mean to “be”—to live as, to exist as—a black woman today? This is a book about black women, but it’s necessary reading for all Americans.

Doubly disenfranchised by race and gender, in ways both obvious and subtle, black women are objectified, silenced, and marginalized with devastating consequences, often deprived of a place within the mostly white mainstream feminist movement, that are rarely acknowledged in our country’s larger discussion about inequality.

From one of the fiercest critics writing today, rebecca solnit’s men explain things to me, misogyny, morgan jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today—perfect for fans of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists.

This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in White America #ad - Morgan jerkins is only in her twenties, but she has already established herself as an insightful, brutally honest writer who isn’t afraid of tackling tough, controversial subjects. Whether she’s writing about sailor moon; rachel dolezal; the stigma of therapy; her complex relationship with her own physical body; the pain of dating when men say they don’t “see color”; being a black visitor in Russia; the specter of “the fast-tailed girl” and the paradox of black female sexuality; or disabled black women in the context of the “Black Girl Magic” movement, Jerkins is compelling and revelatory.

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The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World

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Ecco #ad - From the emmy-nominated host of the award-winning Top Chef, peppers, herbs, with beautiful photography and a wealth of explanation, salts, and blends, an A-to-Z compendium of spices, history, and cooking advice. Award-winning cookbook author and television host Padma Lakshmi, inspired by her life of traveling across the globe, brings together the world’s spices and herbs in a vibrant, comprehensive alphabetical guide.

The encyclopedia of spices and herbs includes complete descriptions, making teas, histories, and cooking suggestions for ingredients from basic herbs to the most exotic seeds and chilies, as well as information on toasting spices, and infusing various oils and vinegars. This definitive culinary reference book is illustrated with rich color photographs that capture the essence of a diverse range of spices and their authentic flavors.

The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World #ad - . Perfect for the holiday season and essential to any well-stocked kitchen or cooking enthusiast, The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs is an invaluable resource as well as a stunning and adventurous tour of some of the most wondrous and majestic flavors on earth. And no other market epitomizes padma’s love for spices and global cuisine than where she spent her childhood—lingering in the aisles of the iconic gourmet food store Kalustyan’s, in New York City.

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The Woman Who Thought too Much: A Memoir

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Atlantic Books #ad - By the time she was an adult, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors had come to dominate her life. Meanwhile, she does her best to come to terms with an illness that turns out to be common and even—sometimes—treatable. As a small child, agonizing about the unfairness of life as a woman, when she should have been doing her homework, she was pacing her bedroom, she would chew her hair all day and lie awake at night wondering if heaven had a ceiling; a few years later, and the shortness of her legs.

This vividly honest memoir is a sometimes shocking, often humorous revelation of what it is like to live with so debilitating a condition. It is also an exploration of the inner world of a poet and an intense evocation of the persistence and courage of the human spirit in the face of mental illness. She knew that something was wrong with her, but it would take many years before she understood what that something was.

The Woman Who Thought too Much: A Memoir #ad - This memoir follows limburg’s quest to understand her ocd and to manage her symptoms, tics, anal fixations, basal ganglia, taking the reader on a journey through consulting rooms, fixed-action patterns, libraries, avoidance, scrupulosity, schemas, and websites as she learns about rumination, thought-action fusion, and synapses.

For readers of a year of magical thinking by joan didion and bad blood by lorna sage comes an intensely honest and surprisingly witty literary memoir of one woman's life as a sufferer of Obsessive-compulsive disorder Joanne Limburg is a woman who thinks things she doesn’t want to think, and who does things she doesn’t want to do.

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