For readers too busy to cook or those simply seeking fresh and tasty ideas.

ALICE'S COOKBOOK

From the New Voices in Food series

A cookbook filled with recipes to nourish a busy lifestyle.

Stop eating prepackaged pasta because you have no time to cook, writes the author. Don't miss all the jokes at the dinner party because you are sweating it out over the stove. Food editor Hart thinks spending time with friends and family is made great by sharing a fantastic meal. To pull this off, the author prepares most meals early. “This advance prepping is my way of picking a path through life's vicissitudes, with sanity somewhat intact and delectable food on the table,” she writes in the introduction to her debut cookbook. Hart follows that up with easy-to-follow menus and recipes for seasonal lunches, portable breakfasts and parties, among other occasions. She breaks down exact prep time, as well as how long a recipe can be refrigerated. The author has even manipulated recipes so that multiple items can be in the oven at the same time and temperature. The recipe for Quick Damper Bread Dipping Sticks, meant to be cooked over a campfire, includes tips on how to transport prepped ingredients to the wilderness. The author's menu for an Autumn Sunday Lunch for Six includes Carmelized Baby Roots, Feta and Sweet Lemon Dressing; Slow-Roasted Red-Currant and Thyme Lamb Shoulder; Glazed Cabbage; Giant Yorkshire Pudding; and a Pear and Almond Tarte Tatin. To this feast, Hart folds in as many time-saving tips as possible and provides a minute-by-minute break down of how to get all of the dishes on the table by 2 p.m.

For readers too busy to cook or those simply seeking fresh and tasty ideas.

Pub Date: April 1, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-7627-7018-2

Page Count: 192

Publisher: Lyons Press

Review Posted Online: April 3, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 2011

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...

THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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IN MY PLACE

From the national correspondent for PBS's MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour: a moving memoir of her youth in the Deep South and her role in desegregating the Univ. of Georgia. The eldest daughter of an army chaplain, Hunter-Gault was born in what she calls the ``first of many places that I would call `my place' ''—the small village of Due West, tucked away in a remote little corner of South Carolina. While her father served in Korea, Hunter-Gault and her mother moved first to Covington, Georgia, and then to Atlanta. In ``L.A.'' (lovely Atlanta), surrounded by her loving family and a close-knit black community, the author enjoyed a happy childhood participating in activities at church and at school, where her intellectual and leadership abilities soon were noticed by both faculty and peers. In high school, Hunter-Gault found herself studying the ``comic-strip character Brenda Starr as I might have studied a journalism textbook, had there been one.'' Determined to be a journalist, she applied to several colleges—all outside of Georgia, for ``to discourage the possibility that a black student would even think of applying to one of those white schools, the state provided money for black students'' to study out of state. Accepted at Michigan's Wayne State, the author was encouraged by local civil-rights leaders to apply, along with another classmate, to the Univ. of Georgia as well. Her application became a test of changing racial attitudes, as well as of the growing strength of the civil-rights movement in the South, and Gault became a national figure as she braved an onslaught of hostilities and harassment to become the first black woman to attend the university. A remarkably generous, fair-minded account of overcoming some of the biggest, and most intractable, obstacles ever deployed by southern racists. (Photographs—not seen.)

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1992

ISBN: 0-374-17563-2

Page Count: 192

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1992

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