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The Restaurant Critic S Wife

Author : Elizabeth Laban
ISBN : 1503947750
Genre : Fiction
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Lila Soto has a master's degree that's gathering dust, a work-obsessed husband, two kids, and lots of questions about how exactly she ended up here. In their new city of Philadelphia, Lila's husband, Sam, takes his job as a restaurant critic a little too seriously. To protect his professional credibility, he's determined to remain anonymous. Soon his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he tries to limit the family's contact with anyone who might have ties to the foodie world. Meanwhile, Lila craves adult conversation and some relief from the constraints of her homemaker role. With her patience wearing thin, she begins to question everything: her decision to get pregnant again, her break from her career, her marriage--even if leaving her ex-boyfriend was the right thing to do. As Sam becomes more and more fixated on keeping his identity secret, Lila begins to wonder if her own identity has completely disappeared--and what it will take to get it back.

Not Perfect

Author : Elizabeth LaBan
ISBN : 1542049814
Genre : Domestic fiction
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From Elizabeth LaBan, the acclaimed author of The Restaurant Critic's Wife, comes a captivating and very funny novel about a wife and mother's fall from grace, and why keeping up appearances is not her biggest secret. Tabitha Brewer wakes up one morning to find her husband gone, leaving her no way to support herself and their two children, never mind their upscale Philadelphia lifestyle. She'd confess her situation to her friends--if it wasn't for those dreadful words of warning in his goodbye note: "I'll tell them what you did." Instead, she does her best to keep up appearances, even as months pass and she can barely put food on the table--much less replace a light bulb. While she looks for a job, she lives in fear that someone will see her stuffing toilet paper into her handbag or pinching basil from a neighbor's window box. Soon, blindsided by catastrophe, surprised by romance, and stunned by the kindness of a stranger, Tabitha realizes she can't keep her secrets forever. Sooner or later, someone is bound to figure out that her life is far from perfect.

Beside Herself

Author : Elizabeth LaBan
ISBN : 1542093724
Genre : Fiction
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With her signature wit and charm, bestselling author Elizabeth LaBan shows how marriage doesn't necessarily follow a straight line and unexpected detours might just bring you back to the place you most want to be. When she finds out her husband cheated, Hannah Bent thinks her marriage is over. Isn't that what happens after an affair? But she's seen friends divorce, and it's not pretty. Plus, she and Joel have kids and an otherwise-happy life, and she still loves him, although begrudgingly. Furious and feeling stuck, she suggests having her own affair to even the score. Joel, desperate for forgiveness, agrees. But does she really want to go through with it? And how exactly does a married mother of two get back in the dating pool? Many awkward dates follow until she finds a deep and unexpected connection where she was least looking for it. Just as she thinks she's made a decision, her journey to happiness is waylaid by storms of doubt. But the important thing is that she's finally figuring out what she truly wants for herself, and she understands that whatever choice she makes must be hers and hers alone.

Killer Critique

Author : Alexander Campion
ISBN : 9780758278739
Genre : Fiction
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When a killer targets food critics in the City of Light, Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier, a seasoned member of the Paris Police Judiciaire, must decide whether or not to use her husband, a famous food journalist, as irresistible bait.

The Dead Duke His Secret Wife And The Missing Corpse

Author : Piu Marie Eatwell
ISBN : 9781781856079
Genre : True Crime
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The extraordinary story of the Druce-Portland affair, one of the most notorious, tangled and bizarre legal cases of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In 1897 an elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th Duke of Portland, and that the – now dead – Duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. And her children, therefore, were heirs to the Portland millions. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England.

The Village Baker S Wife

Author : Joseph Ortiz
ISBN : 9780307809445
Genre : Cooking
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Since 1978, Gayle's Bakery and Rosticceria in the Santa Cruz-area town of Capitola, California, has grown from a humble 800-square-foot shop to one of the largest, most successful fine-quality bakeries in the country. The Village Baker's Wife compiles the all-butter, real-sugar, whole-cream, fine-chocolate desserts and pastries that made Gayle's legendary. With more than 150 recipes, 130 instructional illustrations, and 25 essays on baking techniques, this is the only cookbook you need to make show-stopping desserts and pastries, such as: -Lemon Lust Bars -Princess Cake -Ham and Cheese Croissants -Apple Bear Claw Danish Braid -Chocolate Truffle Cake -Hazelnut Twist Cookies -Garlic Cheese Pretzels Brimming with anecdotes and insightful baking tips from Gayle and Joe Ortiz (author of The Village Baker) this personal collection will inspire and delight any avid or occasional home baker—the sweeter the tooth, the better.

Strategic Questions In Food And Beverage Management

Author : Roy C. Wood
ISBN : 9781136362095
Genre : Business & Economics
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'Strategic Questions in Food and Beverage Management' examines both enduring and topical issues in the field. Written in a clear, accessible and distinctive style, this is a comprehensive text for all areas of Food and Beverage, Hospitality, Hotel and Catering Management. With contributions from widely respected and acclaimed thinkers in the field of hospitality, this text tackles 'hot' topics such as: * Is McDonaldization inevitable? * Do restaurant reviews have any impact? * Can hotel restaurants ever be profitable? * Celebrity chefs and cooks - do we need them? Challenging and provocative, Strategic Questions in Food and Beverage Management is an essential text for all final year and postgraduate students of hospitality.

Kitchen Con

Author : Trevor White
ISBN : 9780470158838
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The difference between Gordon Ramsay and a talking pig is that Gordon Ramsay never shuts up." —From Kitchen Con Our consumer culture can’t help but get wrapped up in designer crazes— these days our collective attention is focused on the designer food frenzy. Chefs are our newest celebrities and their restaurants are their stages, but hidden behind the elegant façade of fine dining exists the stark and sometimes shocking reality of the food industry. Renowned food critic Trevor White exposes what goes on behind the scenes in the high-stakes world of the restaurateur. Diners, be forewarned: this biting critique of restaurant culture shows today’s most celebrated restaurants for what they really are: greedy, ostentatious businesses solely dedicated to the fame of their owners. Kitchen Con pays tribute to the history of dining out, starting with the first restaurants and moving on to the most fashionable and well-known kitchens in New York, Paris and London. Witty, humourous and polished, White takes his reader on a whirlwind trip through the restaurant racket, sparing no one!

The Restaurant

Author : William Sitwell
ISBN : 9781471179631
Genre : History
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AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. The fascinating story of how we have gone out to eat, from the ancient Romans in Pompeii to the luxurious Michelin-starred restaurants of today. Tracing its earliest incarnations in the city of Pompeii, where Sitwell is stunned by the sophistication of the dining scene, this is a romp through history as we meet the characters and discover the events that shape the way we eat today. Sitwell, restaurant critic for the Daily Telegraph and famous for his acerbic criticisms on the hit BBC show MasterChef, tackles this enormous subject with his typical wit and precision. He spies influences from an ancient traveller of the Muslim world, revels in the unintended consequences for nascent fine dining of the French Revolution, reveals in full hideous glory the post-Second World War dining scene in the UK and fathoms the birth of sensitive gastronomy in the US counterculture of the 1960s. This is a story of the ingenuity of the human race as individuals endeavour to do that most fundamental of things: to feed people. It is a story of art, politics, revolution, desperate need and decadent pleasure. Sitwell, a familiar face in the UK and a figure known for the controversy he attracts, provides anyone who loves to dine out, or who loves history, or who simply loves a good read with an accessible and humorous history. The Restaurant is jam-packed with extraordinary facts; a book to read eagerly from start to finish or to spend glorious moments dipping in to. It may be William Sitwell’s History of Eating Out, but it’s also the definitive story of one of the cornerstones of our culture.

Hotwife 3 Stories Of Naughty Wives And Their Open Marriages Volume 9

Author : Karly Violet
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Naughty Wives And Open Marriages Three naughty wives explore their innermost secret desires in this scorching hot bundle from Karly Violet. Included in this collection of stories are - * Hotwife Secrets * Hotwife For Satisfaction * Hotwife Reawakening Download now and enjoy over 87,300 words of steamy hotwife action between a curious wife and a loving husband. Keywords: Hotwife, Wife Watching, Wife Sharing, MFM, Multiple Partners, Hotwife Sex

Food Wine

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924095710459
Genre : Cooking
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Tookey S Turkeys

Author : Christopher Tookey
ISBN : 9781784621971
Genre : Performing Arts
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Tookey’s Turkeys identifies the worst 144 movies of the last 25 years. Christopher Tookey has seen at least 10,000 films. For eight years, he was TV and then film critic for theSunday Telegraph. For twenty years, he was sole film critic for the Daily Mail and the world’s most popular internet newspaper, Mail Online. In 2013, he won the award Arts Reviewer of the Year from the London Press Club. This is a book about 144 of Christopher’s least favourite movies. In his opinion, the movies we hate tell us as much about present-day culture as our favourites. All offer insights into the mindset of those who made or commissioned them. Virtually all make us aware of things we might rather not know about our “culture” and “values”, or lack thereof. Technically, movies are more advanced than ever before; yet, paradoxically, seldom have so many wrongheaded movies been made. And never have they plumbed the depths of ineptitude, depravity and risibility that they have over the last 25 years. The choice of films Christopher has disliked over the past two and a half decades may be controversial. Some movies he finds ridiculous have achieved critical acclaim. A few have won Oscars. But the fact that The Da Vinci Code, The Hangover II and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith are among the most commercially successful movies of all time should not disguise the fact that they are also, in his opinion, bloody awful. Tookey’s Turkeys will appeal greatly to the general reader and in particular to all film fans, including those who have followed Christopher’s reviews over the years. In a companion volume, Tookey’s Talkies, Christopher has written about the best 144 films that he has seen over the same period. Featured in The Bookseller, March 2015 Non-Fiction picks, Film, TV & the Performing Arts.

Innocent Spouse

Author : Carol Ross Joynt
ISBN : 9780307592125
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What would you do if, just weeks after your spouse's sudden death, you found out he was keeping secrets? Big secrets. Secrets that could cost you millions of dollars—and brand you as a criminal. Innocent Spouse is an eye-opening memoir that asks a provocative and disturbing question: Is it possible to really know and trust someone, even your spouse? Carol Ross Joynt was a successful television producer in Washington, D.C. Her husband, Howard, owned Nathans, a legendary restaurant in Georgetown. From an outsider’s perspective, Carol and Howard lived a fairy-tale life—spending weekends at their Chesapeake Bay estate, rubbing shoulders with New York’s and Washington’s elite, and raising their beloved son, Spencer. But everything changed with Howard’s sudden death when Spencer was only five years old. Like any widow, Carol was devastated because she lost the love of her life and her son’s father. But soon Carol had much more to cope with than her grief and new life as a single parent. As she was forced to take over her family’s legal and financial responsibilities, as well as run Howard’s restaurant on her own, Carol discovered that her husband had secrets, and one of them, an almost $3 million debt to the IRS, threatened to derail her entire life. And even though Carol didn’t know anything about the tax fraud—finances had always been Howard's department—no one cared. As his surviving spouse, legally, Carol was responsible. In Innocent Spouse, Carol shares her harrowing struggles with the IRS, as manipulative business colleagues and lawyers assumed the worst of her and friends turned their backs when her name became associated with scandal. Fighting to maintain a stable life for her son, Carol had to figure out how to preserve Spencer’s happy memories of his father, even as their lives were shattered by his deceptions and lies. But as Carol picks up the pieces of her fractured life and copes with her sadness and anger, she learns to become something she’d never been before: self-sufficient. Poignant, eye-opening, and at times heartbreaking, Innocent Spouse is ultimately an inspiring story of strength and newfound independence in the face of loss and betrayal.

Born Round

Author : Frank Bruni
ISBN : 9781101133453
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The New York Times restaurant critic's heartbreaking and hilarious account of how he learned to love food just enough Frank Bruni was born round. Round as in stout, chubby, and always hungry. His relationship with eating was difficult and his struggle with it began early. When named the restaurant critic for The New York Times in 2004, he knew he would be performing one of the most watched tasks in the epicurean universe. And with food his friend and enemy both, his jitters focused primarily on whether he'd finally made some sense of that relationship. A captivating story of his unpredictable journalistic odyssey as well as his lifelong love-hate affair with food, Born Round will speak to everyone who's ever had to rein in an appetite to avoid letting out a waistband.

Milwaukee Magazine

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ISBN : WISC:89065945594
Genre : Milwaukee (Wis.)
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Critics Ratings And Society

Author : Grant Blank
ISBN : 0742547035
Genre : Social Science
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Critics, Ratings, and Society is the first comprehensive study of the review as social institution. Its theories and data encompass reviews of all types of products--including the arts (e.g. theater, books, and music) and consumer products (e.g. cars, software, and appliances). According to Blank, the core problem of reviews is credibility. Concerns about credibility organize the formulation of reviews and audiences. The connoisseurial-procedural distinction describes the production of credibility and its assessment under different types of rating systems.

Criticizing The Critics

Author : John Wesley English
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035651772
Genre : Art criticism
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Contemporary Authors

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ISBN : UOM:39015064382172
Genre : Authors
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New York Theatre Critics Reviews

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ISBN : UOM:39015067515752
Genre : Theater
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Consists of theater reviews from various newspapers, magazines, and broadcast stations.

Behind The Times

Author : Edwin Diamond
ISBN : 0226144720
Genre : History
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An incisive examination of the world's most respected paper, Behind the Times tells the story of changing Timesian values and of a new era for the paper—a tale of editorial struggles, star columnists and critics, institutional self-importance, and the political and cultural favorites of the Times' owners and editors. Taking the reader inside the Times' newsrooms and executive offices, Diamond offers an expert, insider's appraisal of how the Times and its editors continue to shape coverage of major public events for over one million readers. Diamond goes behind the scenes to recount the paper's recent and much heralded plan to win larger audiences and hold on to its dominant position in the new media landscape of celebrity journalism and hundred-channel television. "Edwin Diamond's Behind the Times sets the Paper of Record straight—a fascinating look at the people and policies, the dissension and debate behind the seemingly serene masthead of the New York Times. No newsroom is a Garden of Eden, and only the rare reporter wears a halo: the Times, not surprisingly, is an imperfect place. But Edwin Diamond is careful to note the triumph as well as the turmoil at this great American newspaper. The result is a window on the changing world of journalism today."—Dan Rather

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