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Good morning friends it is another beautiful Friday in July. It was a busy week here, we have had contractors here all week working on some projects and that make the dogs very noise and stressed. Aside from that I am staying positive and a safe as possible.
I have lots to share this week and I hope that you find something that you like.
I could eat all of these Coconut Cream Tarts from the Little Epicurean!
I have not watched these movies yet but I will be this weekend if it rains.
Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part business person, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an under-appreciated yet essential role in preserving history. The BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessive, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.
Dive into the riveting debate over the future of ideas, as documentarian Vivienne Roumani tackles the questions confronting and at times confounding the modern word industry. To some, the digital revolution can offer an extraordinary gift to humanity: unfettered access to all published content, assuming future generations have the patience and curiosity for research. The other side defends copyrights as indispensible in ensuring that the best minds commit their energy and time to the written word. Roumani visits the libraries, book clubs, classrooms and corporate offices on the frontlines of this fight and proves that more is at stake here than how quickly and cheaply we can access the latest bestseller.
Grace lives an idyllic life in a British seaside town, but her world soon comes crashing down when her husband of 29 years tells her he’s leaving her for another woman. Through stages of shock, disbelief and anger — and with support from her son — Grace ultimately regains her footing while learning it’s never too late to be happy.
In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time.
Echoing Samin’s own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes—and dozens of variations—to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs.
Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook you’ll ever need.
First in a trilogy, Merry Hall is the account of the restoration of a house and garden in post-war England. Though Mr. Nichols’s horticultural undertaking is serious, his writing is high-spirited, riotously funny, and, at times, deliciously malicious.
In the San Diego suburb of Fairbrook, past Applewood Drive and up First Street, lies Mulberry Park, a peaceful haven for locals from all walks of life. And at the center of its lush green lawn grows a massive mulberry tree–tall enough to take a most precious wish as high as it can go, and to open a few hearts along the way. . .
Each day after work, Claire Harper drives to Mulberry Park and jogs for miles, hoping to find a respite from her sadness. It’s futile, until the evening a letter falls from its hiding place in a nearby tree. Inside the bright pink envelope emblazoned with the words “To God From Analisa,” is a note written by a seven-year-old girl, urging God to look after her parents in Heaven and help those she loves on Earth. On impulse, Claire writes back, hoping to preserve Analisa’s innocent belief in answered prayers–even if Claire lost her own faith. . .
Gradually, Analisa’s letters draw Claire out of her cocoon and into the companionship of other Mulberry Park regulars–all, in their own way, in need of comfort. As friendships grow, each will discover just how far one simple letter can reach. . .
The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook, this is my new favorite cookbook!
A stylish collection of 100 recipes from the renowned BG restaurant at the singular luxury shopping emporium. Incorporating recipes from the fashion community, this charming gift volume features the whimsical four-color art of renowned illustrator Konstantin Kakanias throughout.
The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook is a collection of 100 delectable recipes from the singular, legendary retailer’s restaurant, BG—a dining hot spot for fashion cognoscenti and lovers of fine food; also included are favorite dishes from star fashion designers, writers, and media, including Zac Posen, Thakoon, Joseph Altuzarra, Tabitha Simmons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Joe Zee, Dana Cowin, Bobbi Brown, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Deborah Needleman, and Kelly Wearstler.
Indulge in cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, soups and starters, salads, entrees, and desserts, among them BG’s revered Manhattan and its wildly popular Gotham Salad, not to mention a host of other favorites such as Crab Cakes with Spicy Rémoulade, Truffled Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bites, Lobster Napoleon, and Double Chocolate Tarte. Each recipe is introduced with an anecdote from the restaurant or its contributor, and all are spectacularly illustrated with exclusive four-color artwork by artist and designer Konstantin Kakanias.
Encapsulating the formidable style and refinement of this legendary fashion institution, The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook is the ultimate accessory for anyone who enjoys a taste of luxury.
I think these colorful glasses would be great for summer entertaining.
I love this dress.
And these napkins.
That’s it for this week, I hope that you share your finds, recipes, movies, podcasts or whatever else that you found interesting this week. Have a happy and safe weekend.