What s a Hostess to Do

What s a Hostess to Do Author Susan Spungen
ISBN-10 9781579655440
Year 2013-05-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Artisan Books
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In What's a Hostess to Do?, entertaining expert Susan Spungen explains everything you need to know to host a party effortlessly and with elegance. Susan shows the hostess how to make it look easy--whether the occasion is an informal brunch, a sit-down dinner, a buffet for a crowd, or an impromptu birthday celebration. It's all arranged in 313 easy-to-digest entries that take readers through every aspect of entertaining. The tips are time-saving ("Ten Great Assembled Dessets"), money-saving ("In Praise of Cheap Wine"), energy-saving ("Ten Jobs to Delegate"), and face-saving ("How to Handle Uninvited Guests"), plus there are 121 recipes to make entertaining easier than ever berfore. With helpful illustrations and full-color photographs, What's a Hostess to Do? is a stylish and instructive guide filled with expert advice from a party-throwing pro.

What s a Hostess to Do

What s a Hostess to Do Author Susan Spungen
ISBN-10 9781579653682
Year 2013
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher Artisan Books
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Presents over three hundred ideas for making entertaining easy, covering such topics as wording invitations, decorating with a theme, timing party preparation activities, making a playlist, mixing cocktails, and serving a buffet.

What s a Homeowner to Do

What s a Homeowner to Do Author Stephen Fanuka
ISBN-10 9781579654337
Year 2011
Pages 420
Language en
Publisher Artisan Books
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Fanuka, host of the DIY series "Million Dollar Contractor" and Lewine explain the basics of home repair and maintenance from assembling a tool kit to understanding the pros and cons of casement and double-hung windows. Illustrations.

The Art of the Visit

The Art of the Visit Author Kathy Bertone
ISBN-10 9780762444939
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Running Press
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The Art of the Visit is an invaluable resource for the socially minded. During tough economic periods people tend to visit with family and friends for a mini-vacation instead of taking more expensive trips. This practical and humorous guide establishes the ground rules for successfully spending time with those people who are most dear to us. Full of anecdotes from the author’s experiences, The Art of the Visit illustrates the dos and don’ts of extended visiting from start to finish so that the reader can become the perfect host and/or the perfect guest.

Twinkie Deconstructed

Twinkie  Deconstructed Author Steve Ettlinger
ISBN-10 9781101213681
Year 2007-03-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what's polysorbate 60?, he was at a loss and determined to find out. From the phosphate mines in Idaho to the oil fields in China to the Hostess factories and their practices, Twinkie, Deconstructed demystifies some of the most common processed food ingredients, where they come from, how they are made, how they are used, and why. Beginning at the source (hint: they're often more closely linked to rock and petroleum than any of the four food groups), we follow each Twinkie ingredient through the process of being crushed, baked, fermented, refined, and/or reacted into a totally unrecognizable goo or powder, all for the sake of creating a simple snack cake. An insightful exploration of the modern food industry, if you've ever wondered what you're eating when you consume foods containing mono- and diglycerides or calcium sulfate (the latter a food-grade equivalent of plaster of paris), this book is for you. Consequently, as Hostess plans to permanently close its doors in 2012, this book will provide a relevant guide into the practices of one of the biggest companies of all time.

What s a Wine Lover to Do

What s a Wine Lover to Do Author Wes Marshall
ISBN-10 1579653707
Year 2010
Pages 373
Language en
Publisher Artisan Publishers
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The wine columnist for the Austin Chronicle, Wes Marshall also writes for Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Appelation America, Imbibe, and Wines & Vines. In addition, he is special contributor to the allas Morning News and the author of The Wine Roads of Texas and served as executive producer for the three-part PBS documentary based on the book. "Wes Marshall's column is one of the best in the country and is a marvelous guide to wines from all over the world."-Robert Mondavi "For anyone who intuits that there's something profoundly magical in the world of wine and is looking for the perfect portal through which to enter this mysterious universe---Wes Marshall's book is it."---Randall Grahm, owner, Bonny Doon and Pacific Rim wineries Plainspoken Explanations to Wine Questions delivered in compact nuggets accompanied by pronunciation guides, charts, maps, and step-by-steps, along with best-bang-for-your-buck wine recommendations from well-known experts.

Entertaining Is Fun

Entertaining Is Fun Author Dorothy Draper
ISBN-10 0985225637
Year 2016-06-30
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Shannongrove Press, Incorporated
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* Originally published in 1941, Dorothy Draper extends her decorating philosophy to hosting and proves that living well never goes out of fashion * Companion guide to Decorating Is Fun!: How To Be Your Own Decorator * Filled with tips, advice and delightful anecdotes with a new introduction by acclaimed designer Carleton Varney, Draper's protégé * A must-have for fans and followers of both Dorothy Draper and Carleton Varney "This is a book on making living fun. On having your friends to the house and on how to give them a good time. And incidentally, on how to give yourself a good time as well" writes Dorothy Draper in her best selling book, Entertaining is Fun!: How To Be A Popular Hostess. With her wit and can-do flair, Draper guides aspiring hosts and hostesses on how to excel at dinner parties, holiday meals, weekend guests, weddings, and more. And indeed, Draper's secret is simple: If a hostess has fun, her guests will too!

Dinner Diaries

Dinner Diaries Author Daniel Cappello
ISBN-10 1614282048
Year 2014-07-09
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Editions Assouline
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Using the format of Proust's handy interview helper to ask everything about dinner parties, from preferred seating arrangements to the best conversation topics, thiis guide features handwritten answers from experienced hosts such as Ivanka Trump and chef Alex Hitz and is illustrated with seating charts, menus, guest lists, and place cards.

What s Love Got to Do with It

What   s Love Got to Do with It Author Denise Brennan
ISBN-10 9780822385400
Year 2004-04-23
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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In locations around the world, sex tourism is a booming business. What's Love Got to Do with It? is an in-depth examination of the motivations of workers, clients, and others connected to the sex tourism business in Sosúa, a town on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Denise Brennan considers why Dominican and Haitian women move to Sosúa to pursue sex work and describes how sex tourists, primarily Europeans, come to Sosúa to buy sex cheaply and live out racialized fantasies. For the sex workers, Brennan explains, the sex trade is more than a means of survival—it is an advancement strategy that hinges on their successful “performance” of love. Many of these women seek to turn a commercialized sexual transaction into a long-term relationship that could lead to marriage, migration, and a way out of poverty. Illuminating the complex world of Sosúa’s sex business in rich detail, Brennan draws on extensive interviews not only with sex workers and clients, but also with others who facilitate and benefit from the sex trade. She weaves these voices into an analysis of Dominican economic and migration histories to consider the opportunities—or lack thereof—available to poor Dominican women. She shows how these women, local actors caught in a web of global economic relations, try to take advantage of the foreign men who are in Sosúa to take advantage of them. Through her detailed study of the lives and working conditions of the women in Sosúa’s sex trade, Brennan raises important questions about women’s power, control, and opportunities in a globalized economy.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway Author Virginia Woolf
ISBN-10 1904633242
Year 2003
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Collector's Library
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On a perfect June morning, Clarissa Dalloway fashionable, worldly, wealthy, an accomplished hostess sets off to buy flowers for the party she is to give that evening. She is preoccupied with thoughts of the present and memories of the past, and from her interior monologue emerge the people who have touched her life. On the same day Septimus Warren Smith, a shellshocked survivor of the Great War, commits suicide, and casual mention of his death at the party provokes in Clarissa thoughts of her own isolation and loneliness. Bold and experimental, Mrs Dalloway is a landmark in twentieth-century fiction and a book that gets better with each reading.With an Afterword by Anna South.

Odyssey

Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 1603843701
Year 2000-03-01
Pages 478
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing
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A translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9780486110233
Year 2012-02-29
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Passion divides and unites a spirited pair of lovers in a 16th-century battle of the sexes. Witty dialogue and slapstick humor abound in this ever-popular comedy. Inexpensive, unabridged edition perfect for students.

People Who Eat Darkness

People Who Eat Darkness Author Richard Lloyd Parry
ISBN-10 9781448155613
Year 2012-09-30
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In the summer of 2000, Jane Steare received the phone call every mother dreads. Her daughter Lucie Blackman - tall, blonde, and twenty-one years old - had stepped into the vastness of a Tokyo summer and disappeared forever. That winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a desolate seaside cave. Her disappearance was mystifying. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? What did her work, as a 'hostess' in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo, really involve? And could Lucie's fate be linked to the disappearance of another girl some ten years earlier? Over the course of a decade, Richard Lloyd Parry has travelled to four continents to interview those caught up in the story and been given unprecedented access to Lucie's bitterly divided family to reveal the astonishing truth about Lucie and her fate.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Author Amy Chua
ISBN-10 9781408813164
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they were two years ahead of their classmates in maths and had exceptional musical abilities. But Sophia and Lulu were never allowed to attend a sleepover, be in a school play, choose their own extracurricular activities, get any grade less than an A, and not be the #1 student in every subject (except gym and drama). And they had to practice their instruments for hours every day, as well as in school breaks and on family holidays. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? In Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua relates her experiences raising her children the 'Chinese way', and how dutiful, patient Sophia flourished under the regime and how tenacious, hot-tempered Lulu rebelled. It is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It's also about Mozart and Mendelssohn, the piano and the violin, and how they made it to Carnegie Hall. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.