The Edible Atlas [EPUB]

The Edible Atlas [EPUB]
The Edible Atlas: Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines by Mina Holland
2014 | EPUB | 10.15MB

The Edible Atlas is a book for intrepid cooks. Mina Holland explores what and why people eat as they do across the world, demystifying the flavours, ingredients, techniques and dishes at the heart of thirty-nine different cuisines.

With fully adaptable recipes to suit beginners and confident cooks alike, learn to recreate dishes from different global cuisines - from a South Indian Coconut Fish Curry to a zingy Ceviche, from a yoghurty Jordanian Mansaf to a Danish Dream Cake, from an unbeatable Spanish Tortilla de Patatas to the ultimate Caribbean Jerk Chicken. Weaving snippets of anecdote, history and literature in with recipes and words of wisdom from some of the world's most seasoned food experts - such as Yotam Ottolenghi, Jacob Kenedy, Jose Pizarro and Giorgio Locatelli - The Edible Atlas is as comfortable in the kitchen as it is at your bedside.

Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious [EPUB]

Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious [EPUB]
Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious by Dan Pashman
2014 | EPUB | 11.76MB

What if you could make everything you eat more delicious?

As creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You're Eating It Wrong, Dan Pashman is obsessed with doing just that. Eat More Better weaves science and humor into a definitive, illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food. But this book isn’t for foodies. It’s for eaters.

Pashman analyzes everyday foods in extraordinary detail to answer some of the most pressing questions of our time, including: Is a cheeseburger better when the cheese is on the bottom, closer to your tongue, to accentuate cheesy goodness? What are the ethics of cherry-picking specific ingredients from a snack mix? And what role does surface-area-to-volume ratio play in fried food enjoyment and ice cube selection?

Written with an infectious blend of humor and smarts, Eat More Better is a tongue-in-cheek textbook that teaches readers to eat for maximum pleasure. Chapters are divided into subjects like engineering, philosophy, economics, and physical science, and feature hundreds of drawings, charts, and infographics to illustrate key concepts like The Porklift—a bacon lattice structure placed beneath a pancake stack to elevate it off the plate, thus preventing the bottom pancake from becoming soggy with syrup and imbuing the bacon with maple-based deliciousness.

Eat More Better combines Pashman’s award-winning writing with his unparalleled field research, collected over thirty-seven years of eating at least three times a day. It delivers entertaining, fascinating, and practical insights that will satisfy your mind and stomach, and change the way you look at food forever.

Read this book and every bite you take will be better.

The FastDay Cookbook [EPUB]

The FastDay Cookbook [EPUB]
The FastDay Cookbook: Delicious Low-Calorie Meals to Enjoy while on The FastDiet by Mimi Spencer
2014 | EPUB | 40.68MB

An essential companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling FastDiet, gorgeously illustrated and containing 115 all-new recipes from around the world for no-hassle, low-cal meals to make your fast days easy as can be.

Whether or not you’re on the FastDiet, brought to popular acclaim by #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Mosley, you can’t go wrong with low-calorie foods that are also delicious, convenient, and easy to make. In this new cookbook, all 115 recipes—from the classics to traditional ethnic cuisines—are under 600 calories. You’ll lose weight, cut your risk for a range of diseases, and live longer by effortlessly cooking up these satisfying meals.

There are recipes here to suit every palate, and every culture: Tandoori Chicken for a taste of India; Spaghetti Bolognose for a hearty Italian dinner; a Beef and Beer Casserole that’s sure to please the Anglophiles; Egg Drop Soup in the Chinese tradition; and Boston Bean and Ham from our very own Uncle Sam. Each calorie-counted recipe is infinitely adaptable, and everyone will find their favorite in no time with sections such as Lightning Quick Suppers (for times you want to be sitting down to eat in ten minutes flat); Fast Favorites (for calorie-controlled classics); Simple Sides; Supper Soups; Fast Meals for Men; and much more. In addition, Mimi Spencer lists kitchen cupboard essentials and introduces you to the FastDiet and all its benefits—including dramatic weight loss and lowered risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

Featuring seventy-five full-color mouthwatering photos, this is the perfect adjunct to the original FastDiet Cookbook, offering a whole new repertoire of Fast food to sustain you through the colder months and help you lose weight with ease.

The FastDiet [Audiobook]

The FastDiet [Audiobook]
The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting [Audiobook] by Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer, read by the Authors
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + PDF + MOBI | 3 hrs 51 mins | 120.85MB

The official US edition of the international best seller - containing US measurements and a month's worth of meals.

Is it possible to eat normally, five days a week, and become slimmer and healthier as a result?

Simple answer: yes. You just limit your calorie intake for two nonconsecutive days each week - 500 calories for women, 600 for men. You'll lose weight quickly and effortlessly with the FastDiet.

Scientific trials of intermittent fasters have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off, but also reduce your risk of a range of diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular disease and even cancer. "The scientific evidence is strong that intermittent fasting can improve health," says Dr. Mark Mattson, chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences, National Institute on Aging, and professor of neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University.

This audiobook brings together the results of new, groundbreaking research to create a dietary program that can be incorporated into your busy daily life, featuring:

  • Forty 500- and 600-calorie meals that are quick and easy to make
  • The cutting-edge science behind the program
  • A calorie counter that makes dieting easy
  • And much more

Far from being just another fad, the FastDiet is a radical new way of thinking about food, a lifestyle choice that could transform your health. This is your indispensable guide to simple and effective weight loss, without fuss or the need to endlessly deprive yourself.

School of Fish [EPUB]

School of Fish [EPUB]
School of Fish by Ben Pollinger
2014 | EPUB | 129.57MB

From the acclaimed executive chef of a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant comes a comprehensive, beautifully designed guide to cooking fish, for home cooks of all skill levels.

School of Fish is an all-encompassing culinary education in one handy—not to mention gorgeously photographed—cookbook. Ben Pollinger, executive chef of upscale Manhattan restaurant Oceana, distills years of experience working in some of the world’s best restaurants in this no-nonsense book that demystifies the art of cooking seafood.

With more than 100 recipes organized by technique from the easiest to the most advanced, Pollinger takes you through the ins and outs of baking, roasting, braising, broiling, steaming, poaching, grilling, frying, sautéing, and of course seasoning. In addition, he offers up terrific recipes for basics (like Homemade Hot Sauce and Fish Fumet); dressed fish (from ceviche to tartars); salads, pasta, rice, and sides (such as Salmon Salad with Spinach, Dill, and Mustard Vinaigrette); soups and chowders (including Gazpacho with Seared Scallops); and one-pot meals (like Caribbean Fish Stew and Thai-Style Bouillabaisse). And to round out your seafood education, School of Fish includes a Fish-ionary, a Guide to Unusual Ingredients, and detailed step-by-step photos to complement the 100 photographed recipes.

As appealing in its presentation as it is useful, this guide outlines all the skills you need for perfecting your culinary craft. So whether you’re a home cook trying something new or an experienced “afishionado,” School of Fish will turn you into a better cook and an authority on all things seafood.

Tassajara Dinners & Desserts [EPUB]

Tassajara Dinners & Desserts [EPUB]
Tassajara Dinners & Desserts by Dale Kent, Melissa Kent
2009 | EPUB | 2.09MB

Those who visit The Tassajara Zen Mountain Center are taught that every aspect of one's day can be lived with mindfulness-even food preparations and choices of what we eat.

Take a look behind the doors of this great monastic kitchen to see that preparing food can be a spiritual practice. You'll learn to make mouthwatering vegan and vegetarian recipes such as Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Corn, Frittata with Caramelized Onions, Coconut Curry with Mixed Vegetables, Ginger Mashed Yams, Sweet Tapioca Soup with Honeydew, and Ricotta Chevre with Ginger Berry Compote.

In Tassajara Dinners & Desserts, you will not only find recipes filled with the flavor of Zen practice, but also stories from past guest cooks such as Deborah Madison, Ed Brown, Annie Somerville, and many others whose hearts and peaceful minds were truly tested in the heat of the Tassajara kitchen.

Sheet Pan Suppers [EPUB]

Sheet Pan Suppers [EPUB]
Sheet Pan Suppers: 120 Recipes for Simple, Surprising, Hands-Off Meals Straight from the Oven by Molly Gilbert Zulauf
2014 | EPUB | 172.7MB

It's the one-pot meal reinvented, and what is sure to become every busy cook's new favorite way of getting dinner on the table. It's Sheet Pan Suppers—a breakthrough full-color cookbook with more than 120 recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunch, and even dessert, that require nothing more than a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert's inspired approach.

The virtue of cooking on a sheet pan is two-fold. First there's the convenience of cooking everything together and having just one pan to clean up. Then there's the cooking method—roasting, baking, or broiling—three techniques that intensify flavors; in other words, food tastes better when cooked on a sheet pan (move over, slow cooker). But the real genius here is Molly Gilbert's fresh, sophisticated approach. There are easy dinners for weeknight meals— Chicken Legs with Fennel and Orange; Soy-Mustard Salmon and Broccoli; Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Squash, Apples, and Onions. Special occasion meals—Rack of Lamb with Herby Bread Crumbs and Buttered Carrots; Asparagus and Black Cod in Parchment. Meatless meals—Israeli Couscous–Stuffed Peppers. Plus surprise extras, including in-a-snap party snacks—Baked Brie and Strawberries, Corn and Crab Cakes with Yogurt Aioli; quick brunch dishes like Greens and Eggs and Ham, and Baked Apricot French Toast; and, of course, dessert—Stone Fruit Slab Pie, Halloween Candy S'mores.

Maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and mouthwatering recipes.

Paul Hollywood's British Baking [EPUB]

Paul Hollywood's British Baking [EPUB]
Paul Hollywood's British Baking by Paul Hollywood
2014 | EPUB | 283.98MB

Fresh cherry cake, Plum bread, Baked Somerset Brie, Honey buns, Scottish oatcakes, Boxty pancakes … you don't get better than a traditional British bake. Join Paul Hollywood for a personal tour around the regions of Britain and discover the charming history of their finest baked delights. Paul will show you the secrets behind the recipes and how to create them in your own kitchen – and, in his inimitable style, he'll apply a signature twist. Rich with beautiful recipe photography, maps and illustrations, here is the ultimate collection of British bakes from the nation's favourite artisan baker.

Levant: Recipes and memories from the Middle East [EPUB]

Levant: Recipes and memories from the Middle East [EPUB]
Levant: Recipes and memories from the Middle East By Anissa Helou
2013 | EPUB | 6.85MB

Anissa Helou’s Levant is a collection of mouth-watering recipes inspired by Anissa’s family and childhood in Beirut and Syria, and her travels around the exciting regions of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

‘This treasure trove of a book is all you need, really, to cook the food of the Levant. It is as comprehensive and conclusive as it gets, but it also tells charming personal stories and masterfully takes you on a journey to all those enchanted lands.’ Yotam Ottolenghi

Levant, or rising of the sun, is the crossroads where western Asia, eastern Mediterranean and northwest Africa meet. A land that is culturally diverse but united by common culinary threads.

In this personal tour Anissa introduces the stunning food of Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Palestine and Jordan. She draws them together through the themes of family, farm, souks (markets), restaurants, bakeries and the sweetmakers and attempts to record the food traditions of countries that are changing beyond recognition and at risk of disappearing.

Levant: Recipes and memories from the Middle East includes 150 inspired recipes for soups and sides, salads and mezze, meats, fish and vegetarian, sweets, preserves and breads. Dishes include Lemony Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup, Fried Eggs with Sumac, Kibbe Balls in Yoghurt Sauce, Cabbage and Tomato Salad, Sweet Pistachio Pie, Wild Chicory in Olive Oil with Caramelized Onion, Grilled Aubergines with Tahini Sauce, Turkish Cheese Pie, Lebanese Morning Bread, Halva, and Milk Pudding.

The Peruvian Kitchen [EPUB]

The Peruvian Kitchen [EPUB]
The Peruvian Kitchen: Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, and Techniques in 100 Delicious Recipes by Morena Cuadra, Morena Escardó
2014 | EPUB | 43.27MB

Peruvian food has been climbing the culinary ladder at full speed, praised by the untrained palate of the average traveler and by food experts alike. Local Peruvian chefs are quickly gaining international celebrity status, opening restaurants in major cities around the world. Peru’s millenary staple ingredients, such as quinoa, maca, and purple potatoes, have finally reached beyond their country’s boundaries, and are seducing people of every background. Peruvian food’s popularity surged in 2013, named as the International Year of Quinoa by the UN, during which Peru was named the world’s leading culinary destination for the second year on a row.

Peruvian food, as it is known today, is a fusion of its Incan roots, mixed with Spanish, Arab, African, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and French influences. The ingredients and techniques of each of these culinary traditions have left a clear mark through time on the basic Incan diet, and the result is a vast and colorful range of dishes, each telling a distinct story.

The Peruvian Kitchen is a journey through the diverse gastronomy of this country that will allow both those who have tried and fallen in love with Peruvian food already, and those who are first encountering it, the opportunity to get intimately acquainted with this exotic universe of flavors, techniques, and traditions. This book will be your go-to guide for creating a real Peruvian culinary experience at home—learn the history and traditions behind this famous cuisine and enjoy more than one hundred recipes, including cebiches, piqueos, soups, traditional sweets, and much more!

Fried & True [EPUB]

Fried & True [EPUB]
Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides by Lee Brian Schrager, Adeena Sussman
2014 | EPUB | 34.97MB

Whether you prefer it cold out of the fridge or hot and crispy on a buttery biscuit, you will find your new favorite fried chicken recipe in Fried & True, serving up more than 50 recipes for America’s most decadently delicious food.

Lee Schrager has left no stone unturned in his quest to find America’s best fried chicken. From four-star restaurants to roadside fry shacks, you’ll learn how to brine your bird, give it a buttermilk bath, batter or even double batter it, season with loads of spices, and fry it up to golden perfection. Recipes to savor include:

  • Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
  • Yotam Ottolenghi’s Seeded Chicken Schnitzel with Parsley-Caper Mayonnaise
  • Marcus Samuelsson’s Coconut Fried Chicken with Collards and Gravy
  • Jacques-Imo’s Fried Chicken and Smothered Cabbage
  • The Loveless Café’s Fried Chicken and Hash Brown Casserole
  • Blackberry Farm’s Sweet Tea–Brined Fried Chicken
  • Charles Phan’s Hard Water Fried Chicken
  • Thomas Keller’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • Wylie Dufresne’s Popeyes-Style Chicken Tenders and Biscuits

Sink your teeth into Fried & True, the source of your next great fried chicken masterpiece and a tribute to America’s most beloved culinary treasure.

Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes [EPUB]

Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes [EPUB]
Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes by Cortney Burns, Nicolaus Balla
2014 | EPUB | 17.06MB

Here's a cookbook destined to be talked-about this season, rich in techniques and recipes epitomizing the way we cook and eat now. Bar Tartine—co-founded by Tartine Bakery's Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt—is obsessed over by locals and visitors, critics and chefs. It is a restaurant that defies categorization, but not description: Everything is made in-house and layered into extraordinarily flavorful food. Helmed by Nick Balla and Cortney Burns, it draws on time-honored processes (such as fermentation, curing, pickling), and a core that runs through the cuisines of Central Europe, Japan, and Scandinavia to deliver a range of dishes from soups to salads, to shared plates and sweets. With more than 150 photographs, this highly anticipated cookbook is a true original.

World Spice at Home [EPUB]

World Spice at Home [EPUB]
World Spice at Home: New Flavors for 75 Favorite Dishes by Julie Kramis Hearne, Amanda Bevill
2014 | EPUB | 77.2MB

Fans of Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty and Jerusalem will be thrilled with the exciting new spice profiles in these 75 recipes. This book brings the world's exotic spices to your home kitchen to breath new life into favorite, familiar, and traditional dishes with wonderful new flavors. Transform a grilled ribeye steak using an Arabic baharat spice blend; add drama to your carrot cake using Kashmiri garam masala. Spices add gratifying dimension to foods, and while the spice blends come from around the world, these recipes are friendly and familiar.

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi [EPUB]

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi [EPUB]
Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
2014 | EPUB | 48.49MB

Vegetables have moved from the side dish to the main plate, grains celebrated with colour and flair. It’s a revolution that is bold, inspiring and ever-expanding.

Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty changed the way people cook and eat. Its focus on vegetable dishes, with the emphasis on flavour, original spicing and freshness of ingredients, caused a revolution not just in this country, but the world over.

Plenty More picks up where Plenty left off, with 150 more dazzling vegetable-based dishes, this time organised by cooking method. Grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, braised or raw, the range of recipe ideas is stunning. With recipes including Alphonso mango and curried chickpea salad, Membrillo and stilton quiche, Buttermilk-crusted okra, Lentils, radicchio and walnuts with manuka honey, Seaweed, ginger and carrot salad, and even desserts such as Baked rhubarb with sweet labneh and Quince poached in pomegranate juice, this is the cookbook that everyone has been waiting for.

Jerusalem: A Cookbook [EPUB]

Jerusalem: A Cookbook [EPUB]
Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi
2012 | EPUB | 46.38MB

A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty, one of the most lauded cookbooks of 2011.

In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year—Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This stunning cookbook offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world; in Jerusalem, he and Tamimi have collaborated to produce their most personal cookbook yet.

Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi [EPUB]

Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi [EPUB]
Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
2011 | EPUB | 68.22MB

Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most exciting new talents in the cooking world, with four fabulous, eponymous London restaurants and a weekly newspaper column that's read by foodies all over the world. Plenty is a must-have collection of 120 vegetarian recipes featuring exciting flavors and fresh combinations that will delight readers and eaters looking for a sparkling new take on vegetables.

Yotam's food inspiration comes from his Mediterranean background and his unapologetic love of ingredients. Not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable dishes is wholly original and innovative, based on freshness and seasonality, and drawn from the diverse food cultures represented in London. A vibrant photo accompanies every recipe in this visually stunning book. Essential for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike!

Dear White People [EPUB]

Dear White People [EPUB]
Dear White People by Justin Simien
2014 | EPUB | 99.9MB

In the satirical tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like comes this witty companion book to the “incredibly entertaining” (Indiewire) film of the same name, which “heralds a fresh and funny new voice” (Variety).

Right out of college, Justin Simien wrote a screenplay about the nuanced experiences of four black students on a predominantly white college campus. The film, Dear White People, garnered a Sundance Award for “Breakthrough Talent” and has been hailed by critics everywhere. Channeling the sensibility of the film into this book, Simien will keep you laughing with his humorous observations, even if you haven’t seen the satiric film.

News Flash—the minimum number of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised to two. Rather than panic, readers are advised to purchase a copy of Dear White People. Whether you are a dear white person wondering why your black office mate is avoiding eye contact with you after you ran your fingers through her hair, or you’re a black nerd who has to break it to your white friends that you’ve never seen The Wire, this myth-busting, stereotype-diffusing guide to a post-Obama world has something for you!

With decision-making trees to help you decide when it’s the right time to wear Blackface (hint: probably never) and quizzes to determine whether you’ve become the Token Black Friend™, Dear White People is the ultimate silly-yet-authoritative handbook to help the curious and confused navigate racial microaggressions in their daily lives.

Based on the eponymous, award-winning film, which has been lauded as “a smart, hilarious satire,” this tongue-in-cheek guide is a must-have that anybody who is in semi-regular contact with black people can’t afford to miss!

I'm Down: A Memoir [Audiobook]

I'm Down: A Memoir [Audiobook]
I'm Down: A Memoir [Audiobook] by Mishna Wolff, read by the Author
2009 | MP3@128 kbps | 8 hrs 5 mins | 445.34MB

Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. "He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esque sweater, gold chains and a Kangol—telling jokes like Redd Fox, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson. You couldn't tell my father he was white. Believe me, I tried," writes Wolff. And so from early childhood on, her father began his crusade to make his white daughter down.

Unfortunately, Mishna didn't quite fit in with the neighborhood kids: she couldn't dance, she couldn't sing, she couldn't double dutch, and she was the worst player on her all-black basketball team. She was shy, uncool, and painfully white. And yet when she was suddenly sent to a rich white school, she found she was too "black" to fit in with her white classmates.

I'm Down is a hip, hysterical, and at the same time beautiful memoir that will have you howling with laughter, recommending it to friends and questioning what it means to be black and white in America.

Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman [Audiobook]

Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman [Audiobook]
Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman [Audiobook] by Galadrielle Allman, read by the Author
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 17 mins | 337.93MB

A deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter

Galadrielle Allman went to her first concert as an infant in diapers, held in her teenage mother's arms. Playing was her father—Duane Allman, who would become one of the most influential and sought-after musicians of his time. Just a few short years into his remarkable career, he was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of twenty-four. His daughter was two years old.

Galadrielle was raised in the shadow of his loss and his fame. Her mother sought solace in a bohemian life. Friends and family found it too painful to talk about Duane. Galadrielle listened intently to his music, read articles about him, steeped herself in the mythic stories, and yet the spotlight rendered him too simple and too perfect to know. She felt a strange kinship to the fans who longed for him, but she needed to know more. It took her many years to accept that his life and his legacy were hers, and when she did, she began to ask for stories—from family, fellow musicians, friends—and they began to flow.

Galadrielle Allman's memoir is at once a rapturous, riveting, and intimate account of one of the greatest guitar prodigies of all time, the story of the birth of a band that redefined the American musical landscape, and a tender inquiry of a daughter searching for her father in the memories of others.

Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story [EPUB]

Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story [EPUB]
Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story by John Neil Munro
2011 | EPUB | 0.3MB

John Martyn is one of rock music's last real mavericks. Despite long-term addiction to alcohol and drugs, he produced a string of matchless albums. Loved by fans and critics, loathed by ex-managers, he has survived the music business he despises for forty years. With contributions by Martyn, many of his lovers and over twenty musicians who know him well, this book documents his upbringing in Glasgow and rise through the Scottish and London folk scene of the 1960s, recalling his many subsequent highs and lows, and his friendships with the lost great souls of British rock music - Nick Drake and Paul Kossoff. This title includes rare, previously unseen photographs, gig list and discography.

Unremarried Widow: A Memoir [EPUB]

Unremarried Widow: A Memoir [EPUB]
Unremarried Widow: A Memoir by Artis Henderson
2014 | EPUB | 4.47MB

In this powerful memoir, a young woman loses her husband twenty years after her own mother was widowed, and overcomes two generations of tragedy to discover that both hope and love endure.

Artis Henderson was a free-spirited young woman with dreams of traveling the world and one day becoming a writer. Marrying a conservative Texan soldier and becoming an Army wife was never part of her plan, but when she met Miles, Artis threw caution to the wind and moved with him to a series of Army bases in dusty southern towns, far from the exotic future of her dreams. If this was true love, she was ready to embrace it.

But when Miles was training and Artis was left alone, her feelings of isolation and anxiety competed with the warmth and unconditional acceptance she’d found with Miles. She made few friends among the other Army wives. In some ways these were the only women who could truly empathize with her lonely, often fearful existence— yet they kept their distance, perhaps sensing the great potential for heartbreak among their number.

It did not take long for a wife’s worst fears to come true. On November 6, 2006, the Apache helicopter carrying Miles crashed in Iraq, leaving twenty-six-year-old Artis—in official military terms—an “unremarried widow.” A role, she later realized, that her mother had been preparing her for for most of her life.

In this memoir Artis recounts not only the unlikely love story she shared with Miles and her unfathomable recovery in the wake of his death— from the dark hours following the military notification to the first fumbling attempts at new love—but also reveals how Miles’s death mirrored her father’s death in a plane crash, which Artis survived when she was five years old and which left her own mother a young widow.

In impeccable prose, Artis chronicles the years bookended by the loss of these men—each of whom she knew for only a short time but who had a profound impact on her life and on the woman she has become.