The Cocktail Chronicles: Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger, Shaker & Glass
by: Spring House Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 7 reviews
Not every revolution requires an insurrection, and not every renaissance begins in salons, galleries or cloistered chambers. The cocktail seemed an unlikely candidate to start either a revolution or a renaissance, but somehow over the past decade, it has managed to become the center of both. Today the cocktail is celebrated at week-long conferences and festivals that draw thousands. Taking cues from a wider culinary movement that’s been building steam for decades, craft-cocktail bars (and the bartenders and writers who inhabit them) are digging in the depths of the drink’s rich history and apply these fresh-taught lessons to new drinks, appropriating techniques and skills acquired everywhere from centuries-old handbooks. However, as fascinating as today’s artisan-driven or tech-savvy craft-cocktail bars can be, there’s also a need for cocktail comfort food―for exciting drinks that have the benefit of being delicious, and that can be easily prepared by non-professionals. From Paul Clarke, the 2014 Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer and founder of the groundbreaking spirits blog, The Cocktail Chronicles, comes an approachable guide to the cocktail renaissance thus far and―as the name implies―a chronicle of the cocktails that have come along the way. The Cocktail Chronicles is not a lab manual for taking the cocktail experience to a molecular level; nor is it an historical monograph tracing the details of our forebears as they developed and mixed the drinks we enjoy today. Instead, The Cocktail Chronicles is a collection of approachable, and easily replicable drinks that all share the same thing: a common deliciousness and a role — both big and small — in the ongoing and thriving cocktail renaissance. This collection of expertly curated recipes represent a photo album of sorts―snapshots of people encountered over the years, with some close friends and family members depicted alongside a few dimly remembered strangers. The Cocktail Chronicles believes cocktails should be fun: it doesn’t demand the purchase of a new product for every recipe or require hours spent preparing a single ingredient — that is a sure way to suck the joy right out of it. Life is complicated―a good drink doesn’t have to be. To that end, The Cocktail Chronicles has you covered.
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Adult Coloring Book – Stained Glass Wonders Coloring
by: Blep Publishing
Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews
50 Stained Glass Coloring Images for Adults to Relax and Unwind – Perfect…
Stained Glass Wonders – One of the year’s best coloring books. Containing 50 amazing images for you to relax and enjoy. There is truly something for everyone. Inside you’ll discover designs that will inspire and motivate you. Let your artistic expression run free.
I hope you have many wonderful hours coloring in all 50 relaxing images.
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Plus as a ‘thank you’ for buying this book you are invited to join our special free coloring club. We’ll send you ALL the designs included in this book Free – so you can color them in as many times as you like, in as many styles and colors as you like. Plus you can even print them out for your friends to enjoy as well.
Plus we’ll give you exclusive previews of our lastest pictures which you can also print and color for free at home.
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50 Truly stunning images. If you love animals, flowers, patterns and more this is the perfect book for you. Some images are highly detailed and will take hours to complete. Others will give you a fantastic result in less time using vivid colors. Now is the time to show (and share) your artist flare…
Artists like you are loving them…
“The most beautiful coloring book I’ve used” Karen Slade
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Girl in Glass: How My “Distressed Baby” Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO, and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak, and Miracles
by: Bloomsbury USA
Product rating: 4.4 with 17 reviews
Deanna Fei was just five-and-a-half months pregnant when she inexplicably went into labor. Minutes later, she met her tiny baby who clung to life support inside a glass box. Fei was forced to confront terrifying questions: How to be the mother of a child she could lose at any moment. Whether her daughter would survive another day–and whether she should. But as she watched her daughter fight for her life, Fei discovered the power of the mother-child bond at its most elemental.
A year after she brought her daughter home from the hospital, the CEO of AOL–her husband’s employer–blamed the beautiful, miraculously healthy little girl for a cut in employee benefits and attached a price tag to her life, using a phrase, “distressed babies,” that set off a national firestorm.
Girl in Glass is the riveting story of one child’s harrowing journey and a powerful distillation of parenthood. With incandescent prose and an unflinching eye, Fei explores the value of a human life: from the spreadsheets wielded by cost-cutting executives to the insidious notions of risk surrounding modern pregnancy; from the wondrous history of medical innovation in the care of premature infants to contemporary analyses of what their lives are worth; and finally, to the depths of her own struggle to make sense of her daughter’s arrival in the world. Above all, Girl in Glass is a luminous testament to how love takes hold when a birth defies our fundamental beliefs about how life is supposed to begin.
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