Give A Girl A Knife

Author: Amy Thielen
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307954935
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A beautifully written food memoir chronicling one woman’s journey from her rural Midwestern hometown to the intoxicating world of New York City fine dining—and back again—in search of her culinary roots Before Amy Thielen frantically plated rings of truffled potatoes in some of New York City’s finest kitchens—for chefs David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten—she grew up in a northern Minnesota town home to the nation’s largest French fry factory, the headwaters of the fast food nation, with a mother whose generous cooking dripped with tenderness, drama, and an overabundance of butter. Inspired by her grandmother’s tales of cooking in the family farmhouse, Thielen moves north with her artist husband to a rustic, off-the-grid cabin deep in the woods. There, standing at the stove three times a day, she finds the seed of a growing food obsession that leads her to the sensory madhouse of New York’s top haute cuisine brigades. But, like a magnet, the foods of her youth draw her back home, where she comes face to face with her past and a curious truth: that beneath every foie gras sauce lies a rural foundation of potatoes and onions. Amy Thielen’s coming-of-age story pulses with energy, a cook’s eye for intimate detail, and a dose of dry Midwestern humor. Give a Girl a Knife offers a fresh, vivid view into New York’s high-end restaurants before returning Thielen to her roots, where she realizes that the marrow running through her bones is not demi-glace but gravy—thick with nostalgia and hard to resist.

Memoirs Of A Broken Hearted Girl

Author: Latonya D. Young
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312149825
Size: 53.68 MB
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Growing up in the lap of luxury, in the sunshine state, Sophie soon finds that there is a thin line between love and hate. Between her overbearing stepfather and his desires to be more than her stepfather, and her overprotective uncles, it seems that murder and mayhem are the only thing that are keeping her sane. When the murder of a friend's father bring the police knocking on Sophie's door, it brings new enemies into her life, as well as an unsuspecting ally. The investigation into the murder leads Sophie half way around the world in pursuit of revenge and down a road full of deceit, and disaster. Love seems to keep eluding Sophie, and murder keeps finding its way to her doorstep. But when she meets the man of her dreams, it doesn't matter that he is already taken. . Her stepfather is determined to keep her in his life. If it means the murder of every man who shows Sophie affection. His one and only desire in life is to have Sophie by his side and murder is a small price to pay.

Memoirs Of A Broken Hearted Girl Ii

Author: Latonya D. Young
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312165405
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Sophie has spent two years under armed guard. Now the walls are beginning to close in. Her life and the lives of her children are at risk. She still hasn't gotten over the brutal murder of her husband and those recurring nightmares that replay that awful moment, night after night, are driving her insane. She's itching at the bud to pay the men who murdered her husband a visit, but her love and respect for Jack is holding those desires at bay. Jack has given up too much for the safety of Sophie and her sons, for her to foolishly go off and risk her life, while seeking revenge. A string of midnight phone calls forces her to face that Taryn won't give up on having her, and their son. When Taryn murders another of Sophie's loved ones just to prove a point, it brings out the bad girl that she tried to control, and now that she has been unleashed, murder and revenge are the name of the game, and no amount of coaxing from Jack can keep Sophie from acting impulsively.

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