The art of escapism cooking : a survival story, with intensely good flavors
"In this inventive and intensely personal cookbook, the blogger behind the award-winning ladyandpups.com reveals how she cooked her way out of an untenable living situation, with more than eighty delicious Asian-inspired dishes with influences from around the world. For Mandy Lee, moving from New York to Beijing for her husband's work wasn't an exotic adventure--it was an ordeal. Growing increasingly exasperated with China's stifling political climate, its infuriating bureaucracy, and its choking pollution, she began 'an unapologetically angry food blog,' LadyandPups.com, to keep herself from going mad. Mandy cooked because it channeled her focus, helping her cope with the difficult circumstances of her new life. She filled her kitchen with warming spices and sticky sauces while she shared recipes and observations about life, food, and cooking in her blog posts. Born in Taiwan and raised in Vancouver, she came of age food-wise in New York City and now lives in Hong Kong; her food reflects the many places she's lived. This entertaining and unusual cookbook is the story of how 'escapism cooking'--using the kitchen as a refuge and ultimately creating delicious and satisfying meals--helped her crawl out of her expat limbo. Illustrated with her own gorgeous photography, The Art of Escapism Cooking provides that comforting feeling a good meal provides. Here are dozens of innovative and often Asian-influenced recipes, divided into categories by mood and occasion...Every dish is sublimely delicious and worth the time and attention required. Mandy also demystifies unfamiliar ingredients and where to find them, shares her favorite tools, and provides instructions for essential condiments for the pantry and fridge, such as Ramen Seasoning, Fried Chili Verde Sauce, Caramelized Onion Powder Paste, and her Ultimate Sichuan Chile Oil." -- Description provided by publisher.
Caring economics : conversations on altruism and compassion, between scientists, economists, and the Dalal Lama
Can the hyperambitious, bottom-line-driven practices of the global economy incorporate compassion into the pursuit of wealth? Or is economics driven solely by materialism and self-interest? In Caring Economics, experts consider these questions alongside the Dalai Lama in a wide-ranging, scientific-based discussion on economics and altruism.
Dad is fat
"In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who's best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children--everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers' communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four year olds ("there is no difference between a four year old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor"). Reminiscent of Bill Cosby's Fatherhood, Dad is Fat is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home"-- Provided by publisher.
The day of the djinn warriors
After getting help for their father, who is cursed with rapid aging, twelve-year-old djinn twins John and Philippa and friends travel through the spirit world in search of Faustina, the only one who can keep their mother from becoming the Blue Djinn, and discover a link to museum thefts and hauntings throughout the world.
Epic measures : one doctor, seven billion patients
Medical doctor and economist Christopher Murray began the Global Burden of Disease studies to gain a truer understanding of how we live and how we die. Murray argues that the ideal existence isn't simply the longest but the one lived well and with the least illness. Until we can accurately measure how people live and die, we cannot understand what makes us sick or do much to improve it. In Epic Measures, journalist Jeremy N. Smith offers an intimate look at Murray and his groundbreaking work.
Seven Sleeper Series
This set includes all ten books of the Seven Sleeper Series: Flight of the Eagles, The Gates of Neptune, The Sword of Camelot, The Caves Time Forgot, Winged Raiders of the Desert, Empress of the Underworld, Voyage of the Dolphin, Attack of the Amazons, Escape with the Dream Maker, and The Final Kingdom. In Flight of the Eagles, Josh Adams, 14, awakes from a 50—year sleep. Ancient prophecy commands him and the other Sleepers to unite in battle against the evil priests, and combat the doubt that threatens their faith. In The Gates of Neptune, the adventurous seven battle terrifying creatures and evil Lord Necros to save lost Atlantis. In The Sword of Camelot, join the Seven Sleepers on another adventure filled with swords, shields, and knights! When the situation grows dim, the Seven Sleepers call upon the power of Goel to fight the servants of the Dark Lord. In The Caves Time Forgot, the Dark Lord's power has spread to the mysterious Caves of Mondar. The Seven Sleepers are called to free the people there by teaching them the virtues of honor, dignity, and generosity. In Winged Raiders of the Desert, the Winged Ones, under the control of the Dark Lord, capture the Sleepers and try to force them to join air raids of the Desert People. The Sleepers' only hope: to free these flying men from the Dark Lord's evil power. In Empress of the Underworld, the Seven Sleepers' spiritual leader, Goel, has issued another assignment, and they Seven Sleepers are off and running. Well, most of them are, but not Abbey— not this time. How can Abbey know that she is about to make the biggest mistake of her life? Even now the mysterious Empress of the Underworld is plotting to destroy both Abbey and her unsuspecting friends. In Voyage of the Dolphin, the Seven Sleepers are vacationing on an ocean—going ship. How much trouble can they get into on vacation— none, right? Almost before they can sort out what's happening, Josh, Sarah, and their friends find themselves entangled with: a handsome sea captain who can't find a crew, a maddening rich girl who wants to be queen, a band of friendly and unfriendly giants, and the biggest hurricane of the century. In Attack of the Amazons, Goel has sent the Seven Sleepers on another mission, this time deep into the jungle in search of the Tribe of Fedor. And are they in for a surprise! Enter this topsy—turvy world where the women are savage warriors and the men are little more than slaves. In Escape with the Dream Maker, something strange and terrible has been happening in Nuworld. Some of Goel's most trusted servants have disappeared— simply vanished! With only a list of the missing persons and a secret password, Goel has sent the Seven Sleepers on another mission: "Find My servants and bring them back, but be very careful. You might be one of the next to disappear." That could never happen, of course. In The Final Kingdom, the Seven Sleepers have been sent on one last mission before the final battle with the Dark Lord. "Alert three more groups of my people," instructed Goel. "You must go to the Land of Ice, to the Centaurs, and to Celethorn, Land of the Magicians." Join the Seven Sleepers as they set out on their most dangerous mission ever. With Beorn, the mysterious dwarf, and Glori, the stunningly beautiful woman, as their guides, they trek over frozen tundra and plunge into deep, dark caverns. Yet somehow the Dark Lord seems to meet them at every move. Could one of them be a traitor? See how Josh, Sarah, and their friends hold fast to their allegiance to Goel in the midst of danger, fear, tragedy, and trickery. The end has come... but who will win the victory?
Interview with the vampire
Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly sensual, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write.
The last book party : a novel
"A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when her circle of literary friends' infamous book club turns from talk of the lettered world to a nightmare without seeming end. If she's not careful, this may very well be the LAST book party..."-- Provided by publisher.