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Apron Strings
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Apron Strings

Apron Strings (Navigating food and family in France, Italy and China) Jan Wong Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, New Brunswick 380 pages, $ 24.95     Jan Wong, an accomplished newspaper journalist, and now professor at Sang Thomas University, has written a remarkable book on French, Italian, and Chinese bourgeoisie cuisines. […]

Descorchados 2017
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Descorchados 2017

Descorchados, edited by Patricia Tapia, is a publication dedicated to present the wineries and wines of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. The writers taste wines submitted by wineries and score all. Selecting those they deem superior in quality and value out of 100. In 2017 Descorchados scored wines’.  Winery managements […]

Black Elk
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Black Elk

Joe Jackson, professor of creative writing at Old Dominion University of Norfolk in Virginia, has written an in-depth and extraordinary history of Lakota warfare with the U S and settlers. Millions around the world know Black Elk, the Native American holy man, from his testimonial Black Elk Spaks. In this […]

Eat Delicious
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Eat Delicious

The author is former touring musician and self-taught cook who mastered the art of cooking admirably well. Coking is an art and science. While many cooks master the science, few can master the art part. Dennis Prescott ahs mastered both. As a touring-musician he had to rely alternately on take-out, […]

The Death of Money
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The Death of Money

The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the 20th century (1914, 1939, and 1971). Each collapse was followed by a period financial havoc, war, and civil unrest damaging global trade and economy overall. The US dollar has been and continues to be the global reserve currency from 1950’s […]

The Oxford Companion to Cheese
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The Oxford Companion to Cheese

Hundreds of books on cheese production, its use in culinary circles, for consumers, have been written, but The Oxford Companion To Cheese can claim to be the first truly comprehensive reference work dedicated to the exploration of how four basic ingredients transform into more than 1400 specific varieties enjoyed throughout […]

The Other Paris
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The Other Paris

Paris, the city of lights, was founded around 900 A D, and is the most populous of France. The city attracts millions of tourists, and while most visit the famous sites many are generally oblivious of its past. Each arrondissment (district) has a distinct history, citizens specializing in a craft, […]