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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 : 1477809228
Genre : 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.

The Soul Of A Chef

Author : Michael Ruhlman
ISBN : 9781101525319
Genre : Cooking
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In his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Certified Master Chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America, the most influential cooking school in the country, Ruhlman enters the lives and kitchens of rising star Michael Symon and renowned Thomas Keller of the French Laundry. This fascinating book will satisfy any reader's hunger for knowledge about cooking and food, the secrets of successful chefs, at what point cooking becomes an art form, and more. Like Ruhlman's The Making of a Chef, this is an instant classic in food writing-one of the fastest growing and most popular subjects today.

Wife Of The Chef

Author : Courtney Febbroriello
ISBN : 9780307549334
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Wife of the Chef is at once a no-holds-barred memoir of restaurant life and a revealing look at married life. For Courtney Febbroriello, the two are intertwined. She and her husband own an American bistro in Connecticut. He's the chef, so naturally he gets all the credit. She has the role of keeping things running, but she's the wife, so she remains anonymous or invisible or both. Febbroriello comes front and center here, detailing the everyday challenges she faces—taking over dish-washing duty, bailing waiters out of jail, untangling the immigration laws, cajoling lazy suppliers, handling unreasonable customers, and a host of other emergency duties. She pokes fun at people who take food and wine—and the chef—too seriously, with witty comments on everything from "chef envy" to the much-ballyhooed James Beard Awards. Spiced with a healthy spoonful of feminism and enriched with a cup of humor, Wife of the Chef is the tastiest "dish" of the season. From the Hardcover edition.

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.

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.

Strategic Questions In Food And Beverage Management

Author : Roy C. Wood
ISBN : 9781136362101
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.

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.

How To Be A Savvy Restaurant Reviewer

Author : Sam Worthington
ISBN : 1490317317
Genre : Travel
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Worldwide restaurant reviewer Sam Worthington provides an easy to read guide to writing restaurant reviews. Sam is known for his forthright views, no nonsense and often amusing accounts of his dining experiences. An invaluable guide for anybody starting out as a reviewer as well as worthwhile advice and tips for experienced critics. Sam is an acknowledged foody who has also worked as a chef and restaurant owner.

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.

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