Angelina s Bachelors

Author: Brian O'Reilly
Publisher: Center Point Pub
ISBN: 9781611732832
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Newly-widowed Angelina finds that food is balm for an aching heart and the shortest distance between two people is the length of a kitchen table.

Georgia s Kitchen

Author: Jenny Nelson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439173343
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At thirty-three, talented chef Georgia Gray has everything a woman could want—the top job at one of Manhattan’s best restaurants; a posse of smart and savvy gal pals who never let her down; and a platinum-set, cushion-cut diamond engagement ring courtesy of Glenn, the handsome entertainment lawyer who Georgia’s overbearing mother can’t wait for her to marry. The table is set for the ambitious bride-to-be until a scathing restaurant review destroys her reputation. To add salt to her wounds, Glenn suddenly calls off the wedding. Brokenhearted, Georgia escapes to the Italian countryside, where she sharpens her skills at a trattoria run by a world-class chef who seems to have it all—a devoted lover, a magnificent villa, and most important, a kitchen of her own. Georgia quells her longings with Italy’s delectable offerings: fine wine, luscious cheeses, cerulean blue skies, and irresistible Gianni—an expert in the vineyard and the bedroom. So when Gianni tempts Georgia to stay in Italy with an offer no sane top chef could refuse, why can’t she say yes? An appetite for something larger than love weighs heavy on Georgia’s heart—the desire to run her very own restaurant. But with a ruined career in New York and no business partner in sight, she must stir up more than just the courage to chase after her dreams if she is to find her way home.

Valeria s Last Stand

Author: Marc Fitten
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608191437
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Don't miss Marc Fitten's newest book, Elza's Kitchen, available in July, 2012. When it comes to the sizes of fishes and ponds, Valeria is a whale in a thimble. She harrumphs her daily way through her backwater Hungarian village, finding equal fault with the new, the old, the foreign and the familiar. Her decades of universal contempt have turned her into a touchstone of her little community - whatever she scorns the least must be the best, after all. But, on a day like any other, her spinster's heart is struck by an unlikely arrow: the village potter, long-known and little-noticed, captures her fancy, and Valeria finds herself suddenly cast in a new role she never expected to play. This one deviation from character, this one loose thread, is all it takes for the delicately woven fabric of village life to unravel. And, for the first time in a long time, Valeria couldn't care less. Valeria's Last Stand is a joyfully wise small-town satire that takes an hilariously honest look at later-in-life romance and the notion that it's never too late to start anew.

Courting Greta

Author: Ramsey Hootman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476711305
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Samuel Cooke knows most women wouldn’t give him a second glance even if he were the last man on earth. He’s the cripple with crutches, the nerdy computer genius every female past puberty feels compelled to mother. So when he leaves his lucrative career to teach programming to high schoolers, romance definitely isn’t on his radar. Perhaps that’s why Greta Cassamajor catches him off guard. The sarcastic gym coach with zero sense of humor is no beauty—not even on the inside. But an inexplicably kind act toward Samuel makes him realize she is interesting. Samuel is certain she won’t accept his invitation to dinner—so when she does, he’s out of his depth. All he knows is that he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her as long as he can. Pretending he’s got his class under control? Easy. Being vulnerable enough to admit why he ditched his programming career for teaching? Um, no. That would require honesty. And if there’s one thing Samuel can’t exist without, it’s the lies he tells himself. In this poignant, witty debut, Ramsey Hootman upends traditional romance tropes to weave a charming tale of perseverance, trust, and slightly conditional love.

Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots

Author: Jessica Soffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547759282
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Sassy, brash, acrobatic and colorful . . . I want to read it again and again.” —Time “Impressive . . . Soffer’s style is natural and assured.” —Meg Wolitzer, All Things Considered, NPR Lorca spends her life poring over cookbooks to earn the love of her distracted mother, a chef, who is now packing her off to boarding school. Desperate to prove herself, Lorca resolves to track down the recipe for her mother’s ideal meal. She signs up for cooking lessons from Victoria, an Iraqi-Jewish immigrant profoundly shaken by her husband’s death. Soon these two women develop a deeper bond while their concoctions—cardamom pistachio cookies, baklava, and masgouf—bake in Victoria’s kitchen. But their individual endeavors force a reckoning with the past, the future, and the truth—whatever it might be. In Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots we see how food sustains not just our bodies, but our hopes as well. Bukra fil mish mish, the Arabic saying goes. Tomorrow, apricots may bloom. “A profound and necessary new voice. Soffer’s prose is as controlled as it is fresh, as incisive as it is musical. Soffer has arrived early, with an orchestra of talent at her disposal.” —Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin “Moving [and] extraordinary.” —Atlantic “A work of beauty in words . . . Soffer is a master artist painting the hidden hues of the human soul.” —New York Journal of Books

The Last Chinese Chef

Author: Nicole Mones
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547053738
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Struggling to recover in the wake of her husband's premature death and stunned by a paternity suit against her husband's estate, food writer Maggie McElroy plans a trip to China to investigate the claim and to profile rising chef Sam Liang, who introduces her to the Chinese concept of food, while drawing her into his extended family and helping her come to terms with her life. Reprint.

My Life from Iran to America

Author: Angelina Schoefer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543417620
Format: PDF
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This book is about the determined story of Angelina and her family and the hardships they faced while leaving Iran and reaching freedom in the United States. Growing up amid the stable government of the Shah of Iran then living through the political and cultural turmoil of the Iranian revolution that began in 1975, Angelina managed to complete her bachelor of arts in English and became a teacher. But it was fraught with hardship. As a single parent, she had to protect her children from an increasingly hostile government yet had to continue seeking ways to escape the harsh environment. Finally reaching the United States, the ugly head of discrimination in higher education in California universities revealed itselfanother chapter in her struggle to improve herself and her children. The story shows how she dealt with this discrimination and the outcome it eventually brought.

The School of Essential Ingredients

Author: Erica Bauermeister
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101015698
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A "heartbreakingly delicious" national bestseller about a chef, her students, and the evocative lessons that food teaches about life Once a month, eight students gather in Lillian's restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect... The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian's soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. And soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Impossible to Easy

Author: Robert Irvine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061987026
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“Robert Irvine is the Indiana Jones of chefs.” —Bobby Flay With Impossible to Easy, Robert Irvine, the host of Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible and co-author of Mission: Cook, shows busy people how to keep food simple but delicious. Impossible to Easy offers a wealth of tips, sample menus, and “111 Recipes to Help You Put Great Meals on the Table Every Day.”

The Kitchen Daughter

Author: Jael McHenry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648502
Format: PDF
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Seeking comfort in traditional family culinary practices after the early deaths of her parents, twenty-six-year-old Asperger's patient Ginny struggles with her domineering sister's decision to sell the house, troubling secrets, and the ghost of a dead ancestor.