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The Imperial Wife
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The Imperial Wife

The author succeeded in writing a glitzy and glittering novel contrasting Catherine the Great, a long-time Russian Empress, and Tanya Kagan , a modern Russian immigrant living in New York and working for an auction house as a Russian art specialist. This thoroughly researched book evolves with colourful descriptions of […]

The Edgy Veg
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The Edgy Veg

The popularity of vegetarian diet seems to be un-abating. The environmental and healthy benefits of a vegan diet have been well established, and millions thrive, eating strictly plant-based foods exclusively. If more than 50 per cent of the world’s population would become vegan, food shortages, and distribution issues would disappear. […]

All Soldiers Run Away
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Book – All Soldiers Run Away

Some soldiers are heroic, others naïve, and quite a few desert to escape the mental and physical injury that war theatres create. (According to historians some 50,000 to 180, 000 deserted from both sides during World War II). Andy Owen, himself a soldier of both Iraq and Afghanistan wars, tells […]

Best Food Writing 2016
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Book – Best Food Writing 2016

Holly Hughes started the series in 2000, and has continued to date. Each edition seems to get more interesting. The 16th edition has been categorized into – The Way We Eat Now (seven articles), “Down The Hatch” (5), Cooking The Books (6), The Family Table (6), Foodways (6), Dining Around (6), […]

Coming to My Senses
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Book – Coming to My Senses

Alice Waters is largely credited with introduction the taste buds of Americans to tasty food. When she opened the now famous restaurant in Berkeley, few were aware of California’s quality produce and how profound it tastes when properly cooked, and artfully presented. She, a natural connoisseur of quality food and […]

In Vino Duplicitas
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Book – In Vino Duplicitas

Fine wine collectors are rarefied, rich, individuals, and obsessed to acquire famous things at any price, without knowing much about the subject. This is how a young, gifted, and unknown Indonesian could enter the world of wine collectors and auctioneers. He was a free-spender with a fine palate, and evil […]