WHAT: The book COLLEGE AVENUE- A guide to enter into the best colleges in the US and get scholarships written by Carlos Alamilla
WHO:Carlos Alamilla, is the Director of Miami All Stars, a non-profit organization that provides services to underprivileged youth in education, basketball, fitness, and nutrition and has been working counseling youth for over 30 years. He graduated from USC-University of Southern California where he received his degree in Social Psychology and Marketing.
About the Author:
Carlos Alamilla was born in Cuba and migrated to the United States in 1961 thru Operation Pedro Pan. He lived in different orphanage camps in Miami and then sent to a foster home in Chicago. His mother reunited with him in Chicago and was raised there without his father that died in Cuba. He graduated from high school in Chicago and received a scholarship to USC-University of Southern California where he graduated with a degree in Social Psychology and Marketing.
During his years at USC-University of Southern California, he organized the NORMAN TOPPING SCHOLARSHIP FUND, to provide scholarships to minority students-Latinos, Blacks and Asians. He was the first Director of the scholarship fund and it has given over $12 million in scholarships and is still active.
Carlos starts working with the Los Angeles Lakers where he works for a couple of years and starts coaching basketball to youth ages 9 to 15 years old in Los Angeles.
Carlos moves to Miami and starts a food company and then later in real estate, but the passion to help youth and basketball continues coaching at the YMCA, and Boys Club and then starts the MIAMI ALL STARS, a non-profit organization, that provides services to underprivileged youth in Miami in education, basketball, nutrition and fitness. He’s selected by the NBA as Coach of the Year for the Jr. NBA program and is given the top community service award by WELLS FARGO.
Glenda Travieso es autora del libro " Sanar es una Elección" y coach neurolingüístico especializada en trastornos depresivos. Adicionalmente es Ingeniero en Información con una maestría en Ingeniería Industrial. Se desempeña como escritora a tiempo completo, desarrollando temas relacionados con la depresión y el crecimiento personal, con el afán de transmitir un mensaje de optimismo y preseverancia a todas aquellas personas que están pasando por circunstacias similares. Colaboración activa de Inspirulina, una plataforma hispana de contenidos sobre bienestar y calidad de vida. Más información www.glendatravieso.com. Sus redes @gatravieso (Twitter/Instagram)
Beatriz nació en San Juan de Puerto Rico el 29 de Septiembre de 1963. Creció en el seno de una familia tradicional y ha contado siempre con el apoyo incondicional de su esposo, sus hijos, sus hermanos, cuñados y doctores. Su vida cambio totalmente cuando a sus padres les diagnosticaron la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Desde entonces su forma de ver la vida se transformo y tuvo que hacer una catarsis muy fuerte para poder enfrentar la realidad. Su primer libro “Adiós papa, Adiós Mama” nos relata su experiencia personal como hija al enfrentarse a la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Su segundo libro “¡Alejandra Tiene Miedo!” Resume lo que sucede cuando se tiene un ataque de pánico. La experiencia de vivir esta condición por mas de 35 años, la llevo a escribir con simplicidad y veracidad esta entretenida historia que ofrece la información necesaria para conocer a fondo la enfermedad y enfrentarse a ella. Su tercer libro “Mi Amigo Juan” Titulo sobre bullying, escrito para niños, representa lo que siente un pequeño cuando es objeto de burlas en la escuela. Trae la historia un niño en su colegio y algunos consejos para los padres sobre la forma de enfrentar y superar el matoneo. Su ultimo libro “Separados por Fidel” narrado por un niño la historia de su familia Cubana Española que tuvo que vivir la separación de sus seres queridos a causa del horrible régimen de Fidel Castro.
Christina Balinotti, escritora (cuatro libros publicados) y conferencista argentina. Bachiller en ciencias sociales con estudios de postgrado en Psicología y tres años en Filosofía y Letras obtenidos en su ciudad natal Buenos Aires. Desde el 2000 afincada en Miami donde se desempeña como destacada analista de la radiotelevisión hispana, experta en temas de Cultura y Psicología. Investigadora de la criminalidad y suicidios de nuestros adolescentes en relación con la ausencia materna en las sociedades desarrolladas. A través de su Fundación Feminidad Holística realiza conferencias y talleres anuales gratuitos en diversas universidades e importantes empresas de la Florida, con el fin de educar a la mujer en la necesaria recuperación de los valores familiares. Durante el 2013 fue productora y conductora de un show radial semanal en Radio Nova Internacional y un TV show semanal en Telemiami donde analizaba junto con sociólogos, historiadores y psicólogos el rol de la mujer en la cultura occidental. El 1 de Junio fue nombrada mujer de la semana por CNN español REALIDADES EN CONTEXTO conducido por Mercedes Soler.
MARÍA ELENA LAVAUD es periodista y escritora. Autora de “Días de Rojo”, cuarto lugar en ventas a dos meses de su lanzamiento (Ediciones B, Colombia y Venezuela 2009) y “La Habana sin Tacones”, más de 20 mil ejemplares vendidos en Venezuela (Editorial Libros Marcados, 2011). Su tercer libro, “Tatuaje de Lágrimas”, ha sido presentado simultáneamente en Venezuela (Ediciones B) y Estados Unidos en Mayo/Junio de 2015.
Lavaud ha sido corresponsal internacional (Cadena ECO Televisa/México; Noticiero QAP Colombia). Es fundadora del canal de n
oticias venezolano Globovisión, donde condujo por 14 años ininterrumpidos, programas de análisis político y de variedades (Premio Monseñor Pellín 2002). Por 10 años fue conductora de espacios de noticias y entretenimiento en la emisora Onda la Superestación, del circuito Unión Radio (Venezuela). Ha destacado como guionista y productora de espectáculos a partir de sus libros: el show dramático-musical “La Habana sin Tacones” se ha presentado en Calgary, Edmonton (Canadá), Valencia, Caracas (Venezuela) y Miami (Estados Unidos). El monólogo “Tatuaje de lágrimas” que se desprende de su nueva novela, debutó en Miami durante el XIV Festival Internacional del Monólogo Havanafama (Febrero 2015), con presentaciones en The Chill Concept (Miami) y en la II temporada de teatro del paseo de las Artes (Doral-Miami); también en Teatrex (Caracas (Venezuela).
Cecilia Alegría, La Doctora Amor.
Periodista, consejera de parejas, y autora de 6 libros publicados en varios países entre los que destacan “Comunicación efectiva igual comunicación afectiva” y “No hay amor más grande”. Conferencista internacional y fundadora del Centro de Consejería Familiar. Presentadora de Televisión y radio en distintos programas de Perú, Chile y Estados Unidos. Una de sus grandes misiones es enseñar a la gente cómo triunfar en el terreno amoroso y ayudar a las parejas a resolver sus problemas; de allí el nombre con el cual el público la conoce: es la Doctora Amor que muchos hemos visto en Sábado Gigante, donde fue colaboradora, o en el programa de Jaime Bayly e Ismael Cala; en Despierta América o en Mega Tv, Telemundo y en varias emisoras de radio. Es coach y profesora universitaria. Es hija del novelista peruano Ciro Alegría y de la poetisa cubana Dora Varona.
Published: Ediciones Inspirulina - April 24th, 2015
La depresion es mas que una simple tristeza. Es una enfermedad de la mente que afecta al cuerpo y el alma. Es un dolor fisico y emocional que se roba los placeres de la vida. Muchas veces se padece en silencio, como un estigma. Pero la depresion no es algo de lo cual avergonzarse o que se deba esconder. Hay que entenderla, tratarla y superarla. Como hacerlo?
In 1892, Commander Peter Wake has left the world of espionage behind and is back in the sea-going navy. But duty has called him from his new Spanish lover back to Key West to investigate an assassination and prevent another one―all of which leads him to old German foes in Mexico as well as Spanish ones in Cuba and Tampa. The life of the great patriot of Cuba, José Martí, is at stake.
About the Author:
Robert N. Macomber is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and TV commentator. His Honor Series of naval novels cover the career of a fictional American naval officer, Peter Wake, which starts in 1863, during the Civil War. From 1882 to the end of his career in 1908, Wake serves in America’s first espionage agency, the Office of Naval Intelligence. Mr. Macomber’s novels illuminate the U.S. Navy’s critical role in the expansion of America from a continental country into a global power.
In 1892, Commander Peter Wake has left the world of espionage behind and is back in the sea-going navy. But duty has called him from his new Spanish lover back to Key West to investigate an assassination and prevent another one all of which leads him to old German foes in Mexico as well as Spanish ones in Cuba and Tampa. The life of the great patriot of Cuba, Jose Marti, is at stake.
Nearing Sixty years in business on the same corner since six, Robert Moehling and his family teamed up with South Florida Historian Cesar A. Becerra to write definitive history 387 page book on iconic fruit stand of South Dade.
It is virtually impossible to get Robert Moehling to slow down. As we approach 60 years from the moment he was plopped on the corner of a South Dade farm field to sell his family’s excess cucumbers back in November of 1959, the now 62 year old Moehling has decided it is time to take a little break. “I realize I have told my story more than a million times, but in a condensed version,” begins Robert who has made a life out of a spur-of the moment decision his parents made the day after nobody stopped to buy those now famous cucumbers.
“Everybody knows the initial story of my dad taking a storm shutter and spray painting in cursive Robert Is Here, but that’s just the beginning of my story. In the last few years I have had time to reflect the fact that there are many others key moments in my history that I have yet to tell to the people who have supported us and stopped by.”
For the last year and a half, Robert, the Moehling family, friends, employees and customers have sat down and divulged the stories of this business, which is more than just your typical fruit stand, with Historian Cesar A. Becerra. The 387 page book is entitled, “Robert Is Here: Looking East for a Lifetime.”
“As a South Florida Institution, Robert Moehling’s fruit stand (Robert Is Here), literally stands alone on so many levels,” explains Becerra who recorded and siphoned 200 hours of interviews and many never-before-seen-photos for his book which will debut on October 11, 2015 at Books and Books of Coral Gables at 6:30 p.m. “As I learned more about the stand I realized this is the story of a family that has dedicated their lives to the love of tropical fruit.”
Indeed the Moehlings now numbering fifteen (Robert, his wife Tracey, four kids, three spouses and six grand-children) and are all involved in some aspect of the bursting-bursting-at-the-seams fruit stand soon to be undergoing an expansion. Moehling has been a fixture in South Dade’s agricultural landscape for decades and has now reached a level of recognition where tourists and followers will come to the fruit stand situated on ten acres just to visit Robert and the phenomena that is the Robert Is Here experience.
“It began with Robert and the novelty that a six year old was going to educate you, inform you, entertain you and then sell you fruit like you’ve never seen before,” explains Becerra who has written several books on South Dade institutions “Then the stand was elevated by the folks going to and from Everglades National Park. But really, any well positioned business would have survived a few years on drive by customers, but they now come because his family stand for quality and for a genuine presence and experience that is missing in our modern high paced lives.”
Becerra has attempted to not only cover the linear history of the fruit stand but the deeper lessons Robert has learned and readers can derive from years of survival that includes hurricanes, life wallops and changing pressures that will come in the future as development brings people to a corner that was for years surrounded strictly by farm fields.
The book will then have its debut at Robert Is Here (19200 SW 344 Street, Homestead) on November 14, 2015 when Robert, will take the day “off” to sign books and meet with his fans. “It will be interesting to see if he can pull it off” explains his wife Tracey, “as long as I have known Robert, he has never taken a break at his stand for more than 5 minutes!”
A List of TOP TEN / DID YOU KNOW / NEVER BEFORE MADE PUBLIC
(excerpted from South Florida Historian Cesar Becerra’s upcoming book;)
TOP TEN FACTS NEVER BEFORE MADE PUBLIC
There are hundreds of historical facts throughout the book Robert Is Here: Looking East for a Lifetime that the public will learn (most for the first time). Here are a few excerpts from the book written by Cesar A. Becerra.
1. NEXT FLIGHT…SOUTH DADE: Before the Moehling Family moved to South Dade, they owned and subsequently sold farmland that would one day become Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
2. ROBERT SHIPS NATIONWIDE. EVEN TO ALASKA: Robert Is Here ships all around the nation and one particular customer enjoys buying and consuming hundreds of pounds (13 pounds per week in the summer) of tropical fruit from her home in Alaska, 5,216 miles away from Robert’s fruit stand.
3. CAN’T MISS THE (NEW) SIGN: The latest iconic 3-d sign (there have been five main signs) which is installed at an 8% angle and is made up of 3 foot tall metal letters is no slick marketing ploy but the insistence from the Moehling’s roofer who would not re do the roof if Robert was going to paint all over his work.
4. SAME NAME DIFFERENT SIGNS: Over the years there have been 5 main Robert Is Here signs. After the historic hand spray painted (in cursive) sign that Robert’s father spray painted (directly onto two hurricane shutters) a day after nobody stopped to buy cucumbers from a six year old Robert, the sign has been featured as hanging letters from a string, painted straight onto the roof, alongside the overhang and on other four by eight foot ply-wood boards.
5. JAY LENO OWNS THE OTHER ONE: The Moehling family owns (aside from nearly two dozen antique tractors and trucks) one of only two working 1913 Briggs Detroiter automobiles (the other is owned by Jay Leno).
6. HOW THE ANIMAL FARM BEGAN: The petting zoo area started as a fluke in the form of a promise made to a friend of Robert who needed a temporary space to house a few dozen of his prize tortoises on the fruit stand’s property including the largest and oldest of all Galapagos tortoises. The giant tortoise, aptly named “Centurion” was said by experts to be approximately 130 years old.
7. “SHAKE-ING” NEW RECORDS. The typical blender at Robert Is Here Ice Cream shake shop does more than double duty as to the regular rated maximum hours use in a day the manufacturer recommends. The fruit stand started with just one blender in 1984 and now boasts no less than 12 with nearly a dozen employees handling that business alone. One day last December, the stand produced and sold 1,800 shakes and smoothies in one day. This is the only way to calculate daily visitation numbers which the family and Becerra guestimate can balloon to nearly three to five thousand (3,000 to 5,000) a day in the high visitation winter season if you consider some of those shakes bought translate to one, two or more people pulling up to the stand per purchase, per car.
8. HURRICANE PROOF: After Hurricane Andrew knocked nearly 10,000 trees throughout seventy acres of Roberts tropical fruit groves, Robert re-trenched (literally and figuratively) by carefully cross hatching deep dug trench rows for future tropical trees that he planted so that their root systems would be deeply inset and not topple.
9. JAR-RING FACT: There is one employee (of the nearing 60 part time and full time) that works at Robert Is Here JUST to stock, re-stock, tweak and turn all jars so that the labels faces the public at all times and so that all 3,000 jars stand as straight as soldiers all day long.
10. FUTURE FRUIT-MAGNATE: Grandson Jackson Moehling once built a mini fruit stand for a class project and when asked why he didn’t name the stand “Jackson Is Here” the 6 year old first grader perplexed and exasperatedretorted…”now why would I do that, everybody knows Robert Is Here, I would be crazy to name it anything else!”
Join us for an evening of the great upcoming Young Adult Novels
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Book Two in the Worldwalker Trilogy
You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified.
Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to relax with Rowan. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape, and must hide her magic for the safety of the world, but compared to fighting the monstrous Woven and leading armies in the alternate Salem, life is looking good. Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she’ll have to find a way to make her come back. Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joshephine Angelini is the internationally bestselling author of the Starcrossed series, and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. Originally from Massachusetts, she now lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband and three shelter cats.
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Six Of Crows
SIX DANGEROUS OUTCASTS. ONE IMPOSSIBLE HEIST. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price — and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone... A convict with a thirst for revenge.A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction — if they don't kill each other first.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Leigh Bardugo is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.
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First and Then
Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive jock, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them--first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life. With wit, heart, and humor to spare, First & Then is a contemporary novel about falling in love--with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.
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Emma Mills is a debut author better known to her subscribers as vlogger Elmify. She is also co-creator and co-host of the "life skills" channel How to Adult.
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Tonight the Streets Are Ours
Recklessly loyal. That's how seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley has always thought of herself. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But lately she's grown resentful of everyone--including her needy best friend and her absent mom--taking her loyalty for granted.
Then Arden stumbles upon a website called Tonight the Streets Are Ours, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, who gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express. He seems to get her in a way that no one else does, and he hasn't even met her. Until Arden sets out on a road trip to find him.
During one crazy night out in New York City filled with parties, dancing, and music--the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does--Arden discovers that Peter isn't exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn't exactly who she thought she was, either.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Leila Sales is the author of the novels This Song Will Save Your Life, Mostly Good Girls, and Past Perfect. This Song Will Save Your Life garnered two starred reviews, was included on the American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults list, was one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year, and was listed as one of the Best YA Books of 2013 by Buzzfeed.com. It has been published in ten foreign countries, and it has been optioned for stage and film development. Leila grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Chicago. When she's not writing, she spends her time thinking about sleeping, kittens, chocolate, and how to get more of all of them. Leila lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works in children's book publishing.
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Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to relax with Rowan. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape, and must hide her magic for the safety of the world, but compared to fighting the monstrous Woven and leading armies in the alternate Salem, life is looking good.
Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 29th, 2015
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 13th, 2015
Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent, "and" the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive jock, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them--first into her P.E.
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 15th, 2015
"Recklessly loyal. "That's how seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley has always thought of herself. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But lately she's grown resentful of everyone--including her needy best friend and her absent mom--taking her loyalty for granted.
You may think rapper Luther Campbell (formerly of 2 Live Crew) is the kind of guy you would find in a dance club or on a crazy reality show. But the truth is that these days, he is likely to be found coaching football to inner-city kids, or at a city council meeting, fighting to get more funding for education, housing, or youth programs.
It may be surprising to some, but Luther has been fighting for justice for himself and others his entire life. And, at a time when our communities are under attack from violence at black churches, rioting, police brutality, abysmal public education, and poverty, Luther’s amazing life story THE BOOK OF LUKE: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty Cityshows how one person can change a community, a country—even the world.
Born in Miami’s notorious Liberty City neighborhood, Luther saw poverty, despair, and crime firsthand. His Uncle Ricky didn’t want him to get trapped by the “invisible chains” of systemic racism, and schooled him on the necessity of a man “owning his own ass”—controlling his own livelihood and owning property (land and/or home).
Embracing this line of thinking, Luther discovered his gift for entrepreneurship. Starting out in a shed in his mom’s backyard, he built a multi-million dollar company, Luke Records, which was the first hip hop music label. As a rapper on his own label, Luther became known as the “King of Dirty Rap” who pioneered the worldwide phenomenon known as the Miami Bass sound. While Luther and his fans saw his music as wildly funny, not obscene, his popularity infuriated the establishment, and Luke became Public Enemy #1 when hip hop crossed the color line into white America. Luther spent over a million dollars of his own money fighting cops and prosecutors all the way to the Supreme Court to protect his—and every other artist’s—right to free speech, setting landmark legal precedents that continue to shape the entertainment industry today.
Twenty years later, this one time King of Dirty Rap is better known as “Coach” to Miami high school students, and leads his players to state and national championships on the gridiron. He is a columnist for the Miami New Times, where he holds politicians accountable for their silence on important issues. He has even run for mayor of Miami on those same issues. Luther Campbell has taken his fame and fortune and returned to the streets of Liberty City, where he works tirelessly every day to save young men from street corners. THE BOOK OF LUKE is a passionate call to action for us all to fight for our communities instead of waiting for someone else to fix the problem.
About the Author:
Luther Campbell, 53, is a record label owner and rap artist. He was the leader of 2 Live Crew, whose music was at the center of landmark Supreme Court decisions. Campbell still mentors in Liberty City, Miami, and coaches with his Liberty City Optimist Program. He has coached football at Miami Central and Miami Northwest—one of the top football schools in the country—and now coaches at Miami Norland High School.
Born in Miami's notorious Liberty City, Luther Campbell witnessed poverty, despair, and crime firsthand. His uncle Ricky did not want him trapped by the "invisible chains" of systemic racism, so Ricky schooled him on the necessity of a black man running his own life, controlling his livelihood, and owning property.
Ruth Reichl's evening event at the Coral Gables location, scheduled for 8pm, has been cancelled.
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MY KITCHEN YEAR: 136 RECIPES THAT CHANGED MY LIFE by Ruth Reichl
In the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an uncertain professional future. As she struggled to process what had seemed unthinkable, Reichl turned to the one place that had always provided sanctuary. “I did what I always do when I’m confused, lonely, or frightened,” she writes. “I disappeared into the kitchen.”
My Kitchen Year follows the change of seasons—and Reichl’s emotions—as she slowly heals through the simple pleasures of cooking. While working 24/7, Reichl would “throw quick meals together” for her family and friends. Now she has the time to rediscover what cooking meant to her. Imagine kale, leaves dark and inviting, sautéed with chiles and garlic; summer peaches baked into a simple cobbler; fresh oysters chilling in a box of snow; plump chickens and earthy mushrooms, fricasseed with cream. Over the course of this challenging year, each dish Reichl prepares becomes a kind of stepping stone to finding joy again in ordinary things.
The 136 recipes collected here represent a life’s passion for food: a blistering ma po tofu that shakes Reichl out of the blues; a decadent grilled cheese sandwich that accompanies a rare sighting in the woods around her home; a rhubarb sundae that signals the arrival of spring. Here, too, is Reichl’s enlivening dialogue with her Twitter followers, who become her culinary supporters and lively confidants.
Part cookbook, part memoir, part paean to the household gods, My Kitchen Year may be Ruth Reichl’s most stirring book yet—one that reveals a refreshingly vulnerable side of the world's most famous food editor as she shares treasured recipes to be returned to again and again and again.
About the Author:
Ruth Reichl is the bestselling author of the memoirs Garlic and Sapphires,Tender at the Bone, and Comfort Me with Apples and the novel Delicious! She was editor in chief of Gourmetmagazine for ten years. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two cats.
In the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when "Gourmet" magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an uncertain professional future. As she struggled to process what had seemed unthinkable, Reichl turned to the one place that had always provided sanctuary.
Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject”(Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly).
Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”
About the Author:
Karen MacNeil is the only U.S. winner of every major wine award in the English language, including the James Beard Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year (2004). She is the host of Wine, Food and Friends with Karen MacNeil (PBS nationally); a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Saveur, and Town & Country; and chairman emeritus of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. As a consultant, Karen creates wine seminars for corporate clients, including Lexus, Merrill Lynch, Disney, and GE. She lives in St. Helena, California, and online at karenmacneil.com.
Wine Tasting event in the Courtyard, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Published: Workman Publishing - October 13th, 2015
Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of "The Wine Bible," the perennial bestselling wine book praised as " The most informative and entertaining book I ve ever seen on the subject " (Danny Meyer), " A guide that has all the answers "(Bobby Flay), " Astounding " (Thomas Keller), and " A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing " (Kevin Zraly).