How The Queen Found The Perfect Cup Of Tea
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|Author||: Kate Hosford|
|Editor||: Carolrhoda Books ®|
Each day when the Queen wakes up, three maids dress her, two more style her hair, and her butler James makes her tea. But when she grows dissatisfied with her brew, the Queen and James set out in search of the perfect cup. With each stop on their hot-air balloon journey, the Queen encounters new friends who expand her horizons—in the kitchen and beyond.
|Author||: Tom Parker Bowles|
|Editor||: HarperCollins UK|
An expert and entertaining guide to tea from Fortnum & Mason by award-winning food writer, Tom Parker Bowles.
|Author||: Maryrose Wood|
Sixteen-year-old half-goddess Morgan is wrapped up in normal concerns, such as junior prom and parental problems, when she learns that Colin, her Irish love, is the victim of a fairy curse and she must make a deal with a leprechaun to save him.
|Author||: Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Limited|
|Editor||: Random House|
Filled with recipes that have stood the test of time as well as fascinating anecdotes and tales, Tea Fit for a Queen reveals how the tradition of afternoon tea started in royal Britain. Over 40 charming recipes include everything from delicate finger sandwiches to Victoria sponge cake, Chelsea Buns and a Champagne Cocktail. In these pages learn about the infamous royals and their connection to the history of tea; why jam pennies were Queen Elizabeth II's favourite tea time treat and how mead cake came to be served during Henry VIII's reign. Discover what cake William and Catherine selected for their wedding and hear why orange-scented scones became a royal tradition at Kensington Palace. Tea Fit for a Queen presents a taste of palace etiquette to take home.
|Author||: Diana Kennedy|
|Editor||: University of Texas Press|
Diana Kennedy is the world's preeminent authority on authentic Mexican cooking and one of its best-known food writers. Renowned for her uncompromising insistence on using the correct local ingredients and preparation techniques, she has taught generations of cooks how to prepare traditional dishes from the villages of Mexico, and in doing so, has documented and helped preserve the country's amazingly diverse and rich foodways. Kennedy's own meals for guests are often Mexican, but she also indulges herself and close friends with the nostalgic foods in Nothing Fancy. This acclaimed cookbook—now expanded with new and revised recipes, additional commentary, photos, and reminiscences—reveals Kennedy's passion for simpler, soul-satisfying food, from the favorite dishes of her British childhood (including a technique for making clotted cream that actually works) to rare recipes from Ukraine, Norway, France, and other outposts. In her inimitable style, Kennedy discusses her addictions—everything from good butter, cream, and lard to cold-smoked salmon, Seville orange marmalade, black truffle shavings, escamoles (ant eggs), and proper croissants—as well as her bêtes noires—kosher salt, nonfat dairy products, cassia "cinnamon," botoxed turkeys, and nonstick pans and baking sprays, among them. And look out for the ire she unleashes on "cookbookese," genetically modified foods, plastic, and unecological kitchen practices! The culminating work of an illustrious career, Nothing Fancy is an irreplaceable opportunity to spend time in the kitchen with Diana Kennedy, listening to the stories she has collected and making the food she has loved over a long lifetime of cooking.
|Author||: Tom Moynihan|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
What is perfect? Now that is the perfect question. It's a 300 if you're at the bowling alley. A 2400 if you're taking the SATs. And firm with a warm, red center if you order your steak medium-rare. While the execution of perfection depends on the subject in question, the result is always the same—complete satisfaction. This intriguing collection of what qualifies as perfection covers quite the array of topics. From the perfect pour of a pint and the perfect age to propose to the shape of the perfect face and the telling of the perfect joke, you will be pleasantly surprised by the scope of perfection. Simply put—it's Perfect.
|Author||: Erin Downing|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Who needs Prince Charming if you've got a rock star? It's official. Olivia is a superfreak. Sure, she may have landed the hottest internship at an übercool TV music station. And yes, she's chilling with A-listers in London all summer. But when she meets her very first pop star, she gets caught in a revolving glass door and falls smack down on her bum -- all in one quick motion. Luckily, Rocker Boy thinks Liv's quirks are adorable. He takes her clubbing at the hippest spots! Liv may be clumsy on solid ground, but on the dance floor she sparkles. The summer's just begun and she's already captured the spotlight -- and a celeb's heart, too. Now if only she was sure he's the right guy...
|Author||: Fiona Ross|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
Dining with the Rich and Royal is a marvelous journey into the gastronomic peccadilloes of the great, the good, and the not-so-good. When the world is at your feet, what is on your table? Dining with the Rich and Royal serves up the glamour of the jet set on a plate, from the silver spoon to the last Kleenex wipe. We follow the food adventures of Hilton, Hefner, and Howard Hughes; the great transatlantic dynasties: Onassis, the Vanderbilts, the Astors and the Rothschilds. Royals watchers and history twitchers will find out the effect of too many fairy feasts on Ludwig of Bavaria; how Hirohito and Ibn Saud tasted East-Meets-West diplomacy. Would you try the cake that killed Rasputin or suck on a suicide sweet with Antony and Cleo? Was it sex or raspberry soufflé that won Mrs. Simpson a king’s heart? It’s all here: a succession of abdications, executions, revolutions, coronations, tales of toothache and posh picnics spiced with the odd military coup or two. Mind your manners now.
|Author||: Erica James|
If you've ever dreamed of starting over, then this bestselling novel from Erica James is just what you need... Alice Shoemaker habitually goes to great lengths to avoid telling the truth about herself and her past. After agreeing to help out a friend by shopping and cleaning for the unknown man staying at Cuckoo House, she soon becomes suspicious that her strange and obnoxiously rude client has something to hide... Clayton Miller's life is a mess. His career as one of the country's best comedy scriptwriters has stalled and his long-term girlfriend has left him for his ex-best friend and ex-writing partner. Just when he thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he commits a spectacularly public fall from grace and with the press hounding him, his agent banishes him to the middle of nowhere until the dust has settled. And there he meets Alice... When Alice and Clayton discover the truth about each other they form an unlikely friendship - until Alice discovers Clayton has betrayed her in the worst possible way.
|Author||: Charlene Sponsel|
Cam did everything the queen asked to secure Lili's safety. The queen lied. After sending Lili for burial, Cam commits to bringing Queen Balia to justice for Lili's murder, but things don't go as planned. Balia gives him a choice, death or unite with the Rainforester Marchioness of Pell. Cam will alienate his loved ones and risk his life to uncover the true depths of the queen's plans. Time rushes forward and his grief abates, but the guilt of moving on is crushing. When he learns Lili's life didn't end with the peaceful sleep he witnessed, he lands on the one solution that remains. Kill the queen—a plan akin to suicide. Will it cost him more than he is ready to sacrifice?
|Author||: Kate Hosford|
|Editor||: Carolrhoda Books ®|
When I looked up, I shivered. How many stars were in the sky? A million? A billion? Maybe the number was as big as infinity. I started to feel very, very small. How could I even think about something as big as infinity? Uma can't help feeling small when she peers up at the night sky. She begins to wonder about infinity. Is infinity a number that grows forever? Is it an endless racetrack? Could infinity be in an ice cream cone? Uma soon finds that the ways to think about this big idea may just be . . . infinite.
|Author||: Chad Harbach|
|Editor||: Little, Brown|
At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.
|Author||: Jack Crossley|
|Editor||: Kings Road Publishing|
After the runaway success of You Couldn't Make It Up, Jack Crossley returns with his latest cornucopia of wonderful anecdotes and strange goings-on from around the British Isles. In his many years as a newspaper journalist, Jack Crossley has collected literally thousands of these strange but true newspaper items. They are stories that you wouldn't believe if they weren't written down in black and white. You Really Couldn't Make It Up is a wonderful collection of irresistible whimsy, a testament to Great Britain's lasting legacy of eccentricity, bizarre bureaucracy and confounding stubbornness!
|Author||: Nicola Moriarty|
Nicola Moriarty makes her US debut with this stunning page-turner for fans of Jojo Moyes, Emily Griffin, Kate Morton, and Jessica Knoll, about four best friends on a relaxing vacation that turns devastating when old secrets are revealed, long-held grudges surface, and a shattering betrayal is discovered that shakes the foundation of their lives. Best friends from high school, Joni, Deb, Eden, and Trina had always looked forward to the vacations they spent together. But the demands of careers, husbands, and babies gradually pulled them apart, and now their annual getaways may be a thing of the past. Joni doesn’t want to lose her friends, and this year she’s coaxed them all back together for some fun at a beach house. Late on a laughter and wine-filled night, the women dare one another to write anonymous letters, spilling her most intimate thoughts like they did as teenagers. But the fun game meant to bring them closer together turns painfully serious, exposing cracks in their lives and their relationships. Each letter is a confession revealing disturbing information. A rocky marriage. A harrowing addiction. A hidden pregnancy. A heartbreaking diagnosis. Days later, Joni notices something in the fireplace—a crumpled and partially burned fifth letter that holds the most shattering admission of all. Best friends are supposed to keep your darkest secrets. But the revelations Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina have shared will have unforeseen consequences . . . and none of them will ever be the same.
|Author||: Chrissi Hart|
|Editor||: Xist Publishing|
When mice turn 100 years old (in mouse-years, of course) they get to visit the Queen of England. When Charlie journeys across the countryside for his grandmother’s visit, he discovers that even little creatures can have big adventures.
|Author||: Arthur Gray|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books Llc|
Soothing chamomile. Refreshing peppermint. Tangy rose hips. Prized since ancient times for their medicinal properties, herbal teasC'mellow, flavorful, and aromaticC'are enjoying a modern renaissance. The Book of Herbal Teas presents lovingly detailed profiles of 40 popular herbs and spices for making tea, complete with everything tea lovers need to know to grow, gather, blend, and brew them at home. Here, too, are tips on how to use their gentle healing powers to brighten a mood, ease a cold or flu, or bring deep, relaxing sleep. Suffused with a fascinating blend of history and lore and illustrated with lovely photographs, this charming and comprehensive volume offers a refreshing new take on enjoying favorite herbal teas to the fullest.
|Author||: Lucy Maud Montgomery|
|Editor||: Lindhardt og Ringhof|
Anne of Green Gables is a children’s classic by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery and recently adapted by Netflix in the hit series Anne with an E. 11-year-old Anne is mistakenly sent away from her orphanage to live on Prince Edward Island with brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who need help on their farm. Wild and imaginative Anne learns to find her place in the little town of Avonlea, makes friends, and strives to be the best in school. A children and adults' favourite Anne's tale of is one of love, individuality, and (mis)adventures. Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author. She is most famous for her novel ́Anne of Green Gables ́ that was an instant hit and became a series that is still enjoyed by children and parents the world over. She grew up on Prince Edward Island and was raised by her grandparents after her mother's early death. Much like her most famous character, Anne, Montgomery had a lonely childhood for which she found relief in the beautiful nature of Prince Edward and in her fierce imagination, which she very early on turned into writing. She ́s a canon of Canadian and children ́s literature with over twenty novels, and hundreds of short-stories, poems, and essays to her name.
|Author||: Sorayya Khan|
|Editor||: Penguin Books India|
'Dina Lal wasn't moving . . . Hindu or not, he wasn't, goddamnit, going anywhere.' Lahore, 1947. Dina Lal, a true-blue Lahori, refuses to leave, staying put in Five Queen's Road, a house he bought, in spite of his wife's greatest misgivings, from an Englishman who was deeply reluctant to part with it. To insulate his family from the mayhem on the streets, Dina Lal converts to Islam and as added protection invites Amir Shah, a Muslim colleague, and his children, Javid and Rubina, to share the house with him. But the events that unfold over the next few months make a mockery of Dina Lal's plans. While Dina Lal and Amir Shah cross swords with each other at every given opportunity-though unexpectedly and in spite of themselves rushing to the other's defence in moments of crisis-a furtive friendship blossoms between Dina Lal and Javid.
|Author||: Jema Hewitt|
Experience the most decadent and delectable treats in Steampunk Tea Party! Join Miss Emilly Ladybird on a delicious adventure as she travels to fascinating destinations--just in time for tea! Whether enjoying a relaxing tea ceremony in Shangri-La or protecting Her Majesty's tea and cake against Martians, her exploits will be both tantalizing and tasty! Join the party and enjoy: • More than 30 stunning recipes for all types of cakes, cookies, jams and beverages, all guaranteed to delight your senses. • Simple tips and tricks to create even more scrumptious choices that will impress your very important guests. • Beautiful Steampunk embellishments that will make your dishes the height of conversation, no matter what exotic location you may visit.