The Ubiquitous Julia Child and Her Blowtorch Style
The beloved chef, Julia Child, had a singularly unique talent. The presentation of her recipes and cooking style implied, “anyone can do it.” She used a blowtorch in her kitchen to flambÃ© desserts. Novice cooks in her audience were awed. The astronomical sales of small blowtorches brought joy to the hearts of hardware stores everywhere. The blowtorch may be the true symbol of Julia Child, the woman who made cooking lighthearted fun. Like the blowtorch, she possessed a fiery gastronomical confidence that blasted away fears of creating the perfect soufflÃ© or Read more »
Beach Bag: Sassy Books for Summer
Now is the time to start checking off those summer reading lists and get ready for the beach. The best time to read a good book is under the warm sun on a beautiful day at a nice sandy beach. But, what books are hot right now that will make for a good read this summer? Let’s take a look at some of the hottest choices for books for this summer’s beach days. Let’s start with Read more »
When asked which of their books they have written is their favorite, the popular answer among best selling authors is that their books are like their children and it wouldn’t feel right to play favorites.
However there are a few authors who will not be so coy. Neil Gamian has stated that his favorite book he wrote is his novella Mr. Punch. Sometimes other authors will take a more nuanced view, for example, when famed Russian author Vladamir Nabokov was asked which was his novels was his favorite he replied that he held the greatest affection Read more »
There are so many good magazines and books that are being released for readers. It is almost hard for many people to pick up their favorite reading materials and select just one.
This is why people are buying books in abundance as the summer approaches. The buzz about the Fifty Shades of Grey has sparked a nation of readers to come out and buy books in abundance. This is definitely among the favorites of a lot of readers at this time.
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Anyone that’s been to the movies has seen the smash hits that Dan Brown’s series of three books starring intrepid academic Robert Langdon have been made into. For those who haven’t it’s “Angels and Demons” and “The DaVinci Code” respectively. There’s a third book, “The Lost Symbol,” but let’s stick to the first two for now.
Both of these books are conspiracies, that’s what makes them fun. They’re plausible, if not precisely true, and it’s their very plausibility that has made so many people claim they might not be fiction. However, most of the facts presented are the Read more »
The Library of Congress, established in 1800, is the research library of the U.S. Congress. It sits in four buildings in Washington DC and boasts the largest shelf space of any library in the world, holding the most books also. And that’s just the for the bricks and mortar crowd. If you have not had a chance to check out what the Library of Congress has available online, you should take some time to explore its rich offering.
The online Library divides its content into three main categories; Ask a Librarian, the Digital Collection and Library Catalogs. The Read more »