Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film [EPUB]

Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film [EPUB]
Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film by Douglas Keesey
2015 | EPUB | 2.35MB

Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible) and the most high-profile failures (The Bonfire of the Vanities) in Hollywood history. De Palma helped launch the careers of such prominent actors as Robert De Niro, John Travolta, and Sissy Spacek (who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress in Carrie). Indeed Quentin Tarantino named Blow Out as one of his top three favorite films, praising De Palma as the best living American director. Picketed by feminists protesting its depictions of violence against women, Dressed to Kill helped to create the erotic thriller genre. Scarface, with its over-the-top performance by Al Pacino, remains a cult favorite. In the twenty-first century, De Palma has continued to experiment, incorporating elements from videogames (Femme Fatale), tabloid journalism (The Black Dahlia), YouTube, and Skype (Redacted and Passion) into his latest works. What makes De Palma such a maverick even when he is making Hollywood genre films? Why do his movies often feature megalomaniacs and failed heroes? Is he merely a misogynist and an imitator of Alfred Hitchcock?

To answer these questions, author Douglas Keesey takes a biographical approach to De Palma's cinema, showing how De Palma reworks events from his own life into his films. Written in an accessible style, and including a chapter on every one of his films to date, this book is for anyone who wants to know more about De Palma's controversial films or who wants to better understand the man who made them.

Garden Way's Joy of Gardening [EPUB]

Garden Way's Joy of Gardening [EPUB]
Garden Way's Joy of Gardening by Dick Raymond
2012 | EPUB | 46.33MB

Garden Way's Joy of Gardening can show anyone, anywhere, how to turn any patch of ground into a lush, bountiful vegetables garden.

With Dick Raymond's help, you will

  • Double your harvest with wide rows. Less weeding, too.
  • Solve soil problems forever. His secrets will work anywhere.
  • Get your earliest and healthiest tomatoes. Use his trench-planting technique.
  • Harvest the sweetest melons. Use tin cans for sweeter melons that ripen faster.

The companion to the television series of the same name, Garden Way's Joy of Gardening contains the best of Dick Raymond's vegetable gardening wisdom -- his proven methods for raised beds, wide rows, and other techniques that promise a bigger harvest with less work.

Full-color photographs and illustrations, and at-a-glance charts, make Dick's proven methods accessible to any gardener, beginner or seasoned expert.

Backyard Pharmacy: Growing Medicinal Plants in Your Own Yard [EPUB]

Backyard Pharmacy: Growing Medicinal Plants in Your Own Yard [EPUB]
Backyard Pharmacy: Growing Medicinal Plants in Your Own Yard by Elizabeth Millard
2015 | EPUB | 54.42MB

A healthier life is right at your fingertips - or at least only a few steps from your door!

Backyard Pharmacy helps you choose the best "backyard" medicinal plants. All of the plants can be grown easily by the home gardener throughout North America - and used for their healing and natural-remedy properties! Author Elizabeth Millard shares her deep knowledge of what to add to your garden to grow your own medicine cabinet to enhance your health.

Each featured plant profile includes:

  • a detailed full-color photograph of the plant and key preparation steps
  • a description and a brief history of the plants (including recommended varieties)
  • how to plant, grow, and harvest
  • the parts of the plant to be used
  • the health and nutritional properties of the plant
  • current scientific research on the plant
  • any special harvesting, storing, or preparation instructions
  • how to use the plant as a remedy any cautions to note

Richly illustrated with 200 photographs, Backyard Pharmacy not only includes photography of the plants, but also images demonstrating key elements to the step-by-step preparation, harvest, and storage methods to get the best results from your gardening efforts.

Take control of your health. Learn about the benefits of herbs and "backyard friends" and natural health remedies for yourself and your family, and even grow them right in your own backyard.

King of the Grill: The Bumper Book of No Nonsense Barbecuing [EPUB]

King of the Grill: The Bumper Book of No Nonsense Barbecuing [EPUB]
King of the Grill: The Bumper Book of No Nonsense Barbecuing by Ross Dobson
2014 | EPUB | 106.5MB

From the master of the barbecue tongs comes a bumper collection of around 200 favorite recipes for the grill and hotplate

This comprehensive compilation draws together the best of Ross's no-nonsense barbecuing guides Fired Up, More Fired Up, and Fired Up Vegetarian as well as selections from Grillhouse. It presents a versatile array of flavorsome and exciting recipes, ranging from a casual—but perfectly cooked—steak to a weekend feast for friends. In addition to much-loved Australian classics there are dishes drawing on influences from around the globe—South East Asia, India, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. King of the Grill caters to meatlovers and vegetarians alike, and also features recipes for breads, dips, salads, and other extras to accompany your barbecue. An introductory section provides invaluable advice on types of barbecue, temperatures, cooking times, techniques, and utensils. Written with wit as well as expertise, this is an entertaining must-have book that covers all your barbecuing needs. Includes dual measures.

My Petite Kitchen Cookbook [EPUB]

My Petite Kitchen Cookbook [EPUB]
My Petite Kitchen Cookbook: Simple wholefood recipes by Eleanor Ozich
2014 | EPUB | 72.05MB

My Petite Kitchen Cookbook is a complete menu of more than 100 simple, wholefood, gluten-free recipes that feed body and soul.

Eleanor Ozich has first-hand experience of the health benefits of clean, whole food - the recipes in this book were created as part of her family's 'road to simple eating', adopted as a means of trying (successfully) to cure her four-year-old daughter's severe eczema.

Replacing sugar and grains with natural, unprocessed alternatives, Eleanor's recipes show how easy it is to prepare healthy food that is bursting with flavour and goodness. And her stunning photography is a feast for the eyes, capturing the essence of her food - fresh, vibrant, and for sharing.

From Caramelised shallot and thyme frittata, Apple and sage pork cassoulet and Slow-cooked zucchini with basil and lemon, to Decadent raspberry and coconut chocolate torte and Lemon and coconut truffles, My Petite Kitchen Cookbook includes breakfasts, lunches, drinks, dinners, desserts and everything in between.

The Best Slow & Easy Recipes [EPUB]

The Best Slow & Easy Recipes [EPUB]
The Best Slow & Easy Recipes by editors of Cook's Illustrated
2008 | EPUB | 18.84MB

Recipes don't have to be fast to be simple

The Best Slow & Easy Recipes gives you more than 250 recipes that show you why building flavor slower is sometimes better - and easier.

The appeal of cooking food slowly is undeniable; a moderate oven temperature and extended cooking time can build rich, concentrated flavor and yield tender, juicy meat. But when most of us think of dishes that are slow cooking by nature - such as roasts, braises, and stews - we think of an all-day affair requiring constant attention, something to prepare for a special occasion or when you can commit a full day to the task. But in fact, in many cases just the opposite is true. These dishes are, for the most part, easy - although they take time, the process is largely unattended, leaving you free to simply walk away. You'll find all the classic slow-cooked dishes here - dishes where time, slow simmering, and gentle heat work their magic. We promise it's worth the wait.

The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook [EPUB]

The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook [EPUB]
The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook: Stories, Recipes and Secret Tips from Prize-Winning Show Cooks by Liz Harfull
2014 | EPUB | 44.62MB

Every year hundreds of talented amateurs devote hours to preparing entries for cookery competitions run as part of 600 or so agricultural shows across Australia. In their quest for a precious blue ribbon, they use recipes based on generations of experience and strict judging codes that demand absolute perfection.

In this follow-up to her first award-winning book, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook, Liz Harfull brings together 70 tried and true recipes from some of the country's most enthusiastic and talented show cooks. But more than that, in The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook Liz shares their heart-warming stories, and the wisdom, knowledge and generosity of spirit that brings success, even for novices. Whether it's a traditional Mixed Mustard Pickle or Madeira Cake, mouth-watering Sausage Rolls or Pumpkin Damper, Jenny's Jam Drops or Cousin Barb's Jelly Slice, there is something delicious for everyone to try.

The end results may even win you a blue ribbon!

Argentinian Street Food: Empanadas, Helados & Dulce de Leche [EPUB]

Argentinian Street Food: Empanadas, Helados & Dulce de Leche [EPUB]
Argentinian Street Food: Empanadas, Helados & Dulce de Leche by Gaston Stivelmaher, Enrique Zanoni
2015 | EPUB | 63.56MB

Celebrating the best of Argentinian food culture, from Prawn & Avocado Empanadas to Chicken & Coriander Empanadas, finishing with such sweets as Dulce de Leche Ice Cream and Mango Sorbet

Bringing you authentic recipes from the heart of the country's cuisine, this cookbook focuses on the many different aspects of Argentinian food and how best to recreate those dishes at home. They offer traditional recipes for empanadas stuffed with meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, fruits, or creamy chocolate; cult Argentinian street food recipes that are easily made at home; and of course such classic desserts as the legendary dulce de leche, and heledo—the creamy signature Argentinina ice cream. The Argentinian atmosphere is carried through in the design (including thick board binding with cut-out cover), in the food photography, and in the reportage that sets this delicious food in its rich cultural context. Includes dual measures.