IMAGES & INGREDIENTS THAT IGNITE THE SENSES - OUR GATEWAY TO A FULL AND RICH EXPERIENCE OF WHAT SURROUNDS US AND ALL OF ITS DELICIOUS DETAILS. PLAY WITH FIRE IS AN UNPRECEDENTED CELEBRATION OF TWO OF THE MOST EXPLOSIVE AROUSERS OF OUR SIGHT, TASTE, AND IMAGINATION: PROVOCATIVE VISUALS AND MOUTH-WATERING DISHES. FOR THE FIRST TIME, A STIMULATING COMBINATION OF ARTISTIC EROTICISM AND EXQUISITE RECIPES JOIN FORCES TO ENTICE BOTH THE MIND AND THE PALATE. MAXIMIZING THE APHRODISIACAL POWERS OF THE FINE AND CULINARY ARTS, PLAY WITH FIRE OFFERS COUPLES OF ALL AGES AND GENDERS A TANTALIZING AND MULTI-SENSORY JOURNEY TOWARDS ACHIEVING INTIMACY THROUGH CREATING SUCCULENT DELICACIES TOGETHER IN THE KITCHEN.
About the Author:
Adrianne Calvo is a Cuban/American chef, author, television personality, and restaurateur born February 7, 1984. Calvo is the owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar in Miami, Florida. Adrianne was born in Chicago, Illinois to a Cuban father, Manuel Calvo, and Cuban mother, Magaly Calvo. Adrianne was the eldest of two daughters. The family left Chicago to escape the harsh winters and moved to Miami where Adrianne attended Braddock Senior High School.
In 2002, Calvo enrolled at the culinary school Johnson & Wales University and entered more than forty national competitions, receiving first place in ten of the competitions and runner-up in all the rest. During this year, Adrianne competed in a National Pastry Competition held by Johnson & Wales University and received a bronze medal without any formal training. In 2003, Calvo won ‘’Taste Down Under’’, an Australian culinary competition and her winning dish was served at a dinner for the United Nations and its ambassadors, making her the youngest person to cook for the United Nations. A year later, she won ‘’Taste Down Under’’ again, and her dish was served to CNN correspondents and representatives from ‘’Gourmet’’, ‘’Food Network’’ and ‘’Bon Appetite”. All these accolades granted her the opportunity to cater the 2003 World Series for the champion Florida Marlins.
Moreover, in 2004, after graduating top of her class from, Calvo became the youngest chef to work at the five-diamond Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami; there she had the opportunity to master her craft by working under executive chef Patrick Lassaque, who had been the executive pastry chef of the Ritz Carlton in Paris for twenty years. After working at Mandarin Oriental, Calvo took a trip to Napa Valley, California, where she then sharpened her craft under Chef Thomas Keller and Chef Cindy Pawlcyn. This experience gave her the inspiration for her now restaurant “Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar” in Miami, in addition to her two cookbooks.
Adrianne Calvo has always made it a point to give back to the community. In 2006, after losing her younger sister, Jennifer, to tongue cancer, Calvo started the ‘’Make It Count’’ foundation which benefits children suffering from cancer and their families. She also sponsors events for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Susan G Komen, and for the American Cancer Society along with her friends and staff. Every year during the holiday season, Calvo and her “Make It Count” foundation visit St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis to cook for the patients and their families. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital honored Calvo and her foundation in recognition for her time, efforts and charitable contributions at the fourth annual “It’s All About the Kids” Event. Calvo’s charitable efforts have garnered yearly participation in FLIPANY’s ‘’Chefs up Front’’, The Black’s Annual Gala benefiting at-risk kids, Common Threads and Verizon’s 4G for Charity and March of Dimes.
In April 2007, Calvo opened her restaurant Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar in Miami, Florida. The location of the restaurant has been a key factor because it is not located in a trendy area of Miami, but rather in the suburbs of West Kendall. Calvo is the only chef in Miami that offers “Dark Dining” at the restaurant every month without repetition of the menu. Dark Dining offers a sensual experience using blindfolds on guests to eliminate one sense by enhancing another- taste.
In 2009, Calvo became the spokesperson for Panda Kitchen and Bath, a Miami, Florida-based leader in the multi-million dollar kitchen and bath remodeling market. In addition, Calvo has participated in the Food Network’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival for the past four years as well as many renowned events such as ‘”Dali Miami” and “Miami Beach International Fashion Week”.
In 2013, Chef Adrianne Calvo won the “Master Holiday Chef Challenge”, Calvo being the youngest of the 14 competitors and one of two females. The Master Holiday Chef Challenge is a national chef competition that features 14 prominent chefs from major cities across the U.S. including Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco. The chefs competed against each other to create innovative dishes by using varieties of cheeses such as Alouette Cheese, Chavrie Fresh Goat Cheese, and Île-de-France Cheese.
Since Calvo’s role as the spokesperson for Panda Kitchen and Bath, she has attained increasing television exposure. She now has weekly spots on NBC’s “6 in the Mix” and Univision as well as countless segments with Clear Channel. She also appeared on an episode of the Chopped which aired on October 25, 2011. In 2013, Calvo starred on Foodable TV’s “Food as a Lifestyle” to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a restaurant owner and an award winning chef. Calvo continues to work in new concepts for her restaurant and other interesting projects. With two books already published, “Maximum Flavor” and “Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire”, Calvo is currently preparing a third book to be published at the end of 2014.
Cuatro países, veinte ciudades, cincuenta centros de documentación consultados, incontables itinerarios de viaje rescatados del olvido, tres centenares de entrevistas, numerosas fotografías, discos, grabaciones y más de una década de investigación de archivo y de campo, necesitó Jairo Grijalba Ruiz en su dispendioso y apasionante viaje tras la huella del legendario músico cubano Arsenio Rodríguez, apodado el “Ciego Maravilloso”, para reconstruir la vida y milagros del precursor del mambo, el rey del guaguancó y el padre de la salsa.
Jairo Grijalba Ruiz, apoyado en un arsenal inagotable de evidencias documentales y testimoniales, narra por primera vez a los lectores del mundo la verdadera historia del “Profeta de la Música Afrocubana”, presentándola como nunca antes había sido contada en lengua castellana, valiéndose de tres voluminosos relatos cuyo lenguaje descarnado, crítico y directo ofrece al lector la más completa semblanza y el retrato más verosímil de un músico huraño y de “trato árido y distante”, que concedió en vida muy pocas entrevistas, cuya enigmática carrera musical había permanecido hasta ahora en los terrenos del mito y la leyenda.
Acerca del autor:
Jairo Grijalba Ruiz, nació en Popayán, Colombia, el 14 de noviembre de 1962, es antropólogo y escritor. Ha escrito una serie de artículos sobre música popular publicados en revistas de su país y del exterior tales como Melómanos Documentos de Cali, La Lira de Barranquilla, Herencia Latina de San Juan, Puerto Rico, Radio Gladys Palmera de Zaragoza (España) y Salsa Global de Bogotá. Ejerció la cátedra en instituciones universitarias de su ciudad natal entre los años 1994 y 2005. En el año 2009 escribió el libro “Edy Martínez el hombre del piano”. Es coautor del libro “Benny Moré Sin Fronteras”, publicado en febrero del 2013 por Ediciones Santo Bassilón de Medellín. También es coautor del libro “¡Fuera zapato viejo! Crónicas, retratos y entrevistas sobre la salsa en Bogota”, publicado en el 2014 por la editorial El Malpensante, con el apoyo de la alcaldía distrital a través de Idartes (Instituto Distrital de las Artes), y el Instituto Distrital de Patrimonio Cultural. Otras obras del autor:
“¿Quién era Benny Moré?” (Relato inédito)
“Opiniones de un desencantado” (Novela)
“La isla viciosa” (Novela)
“El rincón caliente” (Antología de su obra ensayística y periodística)
Presentado en colaboración con el Cuban Research Institute de FIU
Artist Statement Through the use of lirycal abstraction, Carmen Verdura usedcolor combination which evoke emotions.Unexpected forms and shapes emerged in this ever changingprocess by using varied techniques and mediums.In this exhibition, the intention of the artist is to createan interactive dialog between the painting and the viewer'simagination and personal experiencies.
Carmen Verdura Born in Tenerife, Canary Islands.She graduated in Art and Interior Design at Escuela deBellas Artes (School of fine Arts) of Sta. Cruz deTenerife,She was asked to work at the Museum of Contemporary ArtSofia Imber, of Caracas, Venezuela, For nine years.Since 1986 lives and works in Miami, Fl., and has participedin multiples individuals and collectives art exhibitions.Her works can be found in prestigios particular collectionin Spain, Venezuela, Argentina, England and the United States.
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Lisett Guevara, presidenta de 90 Day Solutions, LLC., es experta en consultoría de negocios, auditoría, capacitación, documentación y mejora de procesos, ayuda a las empresas a alcanzar la certificación ISO (International Standard Organization), desde el año 2000. Lisett es Ingeniera en Información, tiene una maestría en Ingeniería Industrial, y culmino su Doctorado en Educación. Con su experiencia ha ayudado a desarrollar soluciones de inteligencia de negocios (Business Intelligence), innovación de procesos y optimización del sistema de gestión. Lisett tiene más de 20 años de experiencia como profesora en los niveles de pre grado y postgrado, ha dirigido y ejecutado proyectos sobre: el trabajo en equipo, reglas de negociación, comunicación efectiva, ayuda a implementar estrategias para descubrir la eficacia en las personas. Desde 1998 se ha desenvuelto como consultor experto en negocios, entrenador (Coach) y mentor, ella también ha ayudado a más de 350 empresas en distintos países y 1.500 parejas e individuos en cuanto a comunicación y relaciones interpersonales. Ella ha ayudado a muchos amigos, antiguos alumnos, y a sus clientes a reconstruir y fortalecer su relaciones, utilizando sus técnicas profesionales y su sensibilidad para conectarse con las personas. Jim Gulnick es Ingeniero en Electricidad, tiene una maestría en administración de empresas, con un recorrido educativo que culmina en un doctorado en Psicología. Tiene más de 20 años de experiencia como Gerente de Mercadeo y Ventas, Gerente de Servicio Técnico y Producto en la industria del área energética (Gas, Electricidad) y en la industria del Vidrio. Adicionalmente es profesional certificado en organizaciones internacionales tales como Toastmaster en las áreas de Locución, y Moderador de Ceremonia. Líder de la clase de Lycoming, y ex-presidente de Williamsport Merchants and Business Association (WMBA), Jim ha tenido una variedad de posiciones de liderazgo, tales como miembro de la junta directiva en distintas empresas Norteamericanas. Como un autor, Jim disfruta el arte de poder presentar su mezcla de disciplinas para así poder adivinar la verdad inherente en su interior. Ya sea escribir, cantar o hablar, ''Jim se conecta con su público de inmediato. Él tiene el don de la simpatía, un agradable articular, y un conjunto de conocimientos y sabiduria que compartir.''
Fundamentally revising our understanding of the nature and intellectual contours of early English Protestantism, Karl Gunther argues that sixteenth-century English evangelicals were calling for reforms and envisioning godly life in ways that were far more radical than have hitherto been appreciated. Typically such ideas have been seen as later historical developments, associated especially with radical puritanism, but Gunther's work draws attention to their development in the earliest decades of the English Reformation. Along the way, the book offers new interpretations of central episodes in this period of England's history, such as the 'Troubles at Frankfurt' under Mary and the Elizabethan vestments controversy. By shedding new light on early English Protestantism, the book ultimately casts the later development of puritanism in a new light, enabling us to re-situate it in a history of radical Protestant thought that reaches back to the beginnings of the English Reformation itself.
About the Author:
Karl Gunther is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Miami. His research focuses on the history of the English Reformation and the religious and intellectual history of Reformation Europe more broadly. Before coming to the University of Miami, Gunther taught in the Department of History at Rice University. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, including from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and has published articles in Past and Present, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, and History Compass. This is his first book. He currently serves as the Vice-President of the Southern Conference on British Studies.
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Published: Cambridge University Press - September 30th, 2014
Fundamentally revising our understanding of the nature and intellectual contours of early English Protestantism, Karl Gunther argues that sixteenth-century English evangelicals were calling for reforms and envisioning godly life in ways that were far more radical than have hitherto been appreciated.
An adventurous poet is C.M. Clark who, with the advent of her third book of poetry, entitled Dragonfly, just published by Solution Hole Press, continues her poetic exploits with vigor and with courage. She is truly, of all of us, the Keeper of Words, as one used to say Keeper of the Keys, who opens the doors for us and eases us into a world of her own making, where the dimension of time has been deconstructed and all three temporal elements, past, present and future, function simultaneously.
About the Author:
C.M. Clark’s poetry has appeared nationally in Painted Bride Quarterly and Gulf Stream magazine, as well as the Sunstruck Matches: Tigertail, A South Florida PoetryAnnual (Fall 2013). Her recent work, “Slippery Slope,” was awarded Best South Dade Poem for the 2014 WLRN Poetry Competition, and “Starting in Xi’an” received honorable mention at the 2013 Progress Energy Art Gallery Poetry Competition (New Port Richey, FL). Previously, Clark has participated in programs featuring Florida poets at the Miami Book Fair International. She served as inaugural Poet-in-Residence at the Deering Estate’s Artists Village in Miami, resulting in the collection, Charles Deering Forecasts the Weather & Other Poems (Solution Hole Press, 2012). Prior collections include The Blue Hour (Three Stars Press, 2007), and the artbook Pillowtalk, with painter Georges LeBar. Clark has a PhD in English from the University of Miami, and is a professor of literature and writing at Miami Dade College.
Few if any writers have made a mark as broad and deep as Ernest Hemingway, whose life and work—and even image—continue to permeate American culture more than a half-century after his death in 1961. And never has there been a chronology of the writer's life and times as comprehensive, detailed, and useful as The Hemingway Log.
For more than a dozen years, Brewster Chamberlin "has been compiling and wonderfully annotating and continuously updating what amounts to almost a daybook calendar of Hemingway's life," as author Paul Hendrickson noted in his acclaimed Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost. At long last available to readers and scholars, this chronology extends from the birth of Mark Twain (whose Huckleberry Finn, Hemingway said, was the source of all modern American literature) to the 2013 publication of the second volume (of a projected seventeen) of the Hemingway letters. Throughout, the events and dates that had any influence whatsoever on the writer are detailed day by day. Who won the Nobel Prize in literature each year, for instance, or the Pulitzer? What works of poetry, fiction, or drama were published? What was happening in the world and in the country, and how did it relate to Hemingway? Within this clarifying context, the chronological facts of the writer's own life and work unfold: literary production and publishing; travels and households; activities and relevant occurrences; relations with family, friends, lovers, and enemies.
Drawing on biographies, memoirs, and various Hemingway collections and websites, as well as the full range of original sources such as letters, fishing logs, notebooks, and manuscripts, The Hemingway Logpresents the most extensive and accurate chronology of Hemingway's life and times—and in the process clears up many of the inconsistencies and factual errors that riddle accounts of the writer's life and work. Any future scholar of Hemingway will find the book not just invaluable but absolutely necessary, and any serious reader of Hemingway will find it irresistible.
About the Author:
Brewster Chamberlin has written many works of poetry and prose, including Paris Now and Then: Memoirs, Opinions, and a Companion to the City of Light for the Literate Traveler; Mediterranean Sketches: Fictions, Memories, and Metafictions ; Radovic's Dilemma: A Mediterranean Thriller, A Chronology of the Life and Times of Lawrence Durrell; and Shorts of All Sorts: Selected Prose and Poems.
Published: University Press of Kansas - March 20th, 2015
Few if any writers have made a mark as broad and deep as Ernest Hemingway, whose life and work and even image continue to permeate American culture more than a half-century after his death in 1961. And never has there been a chronology of the writer's life and times as comprehensive, detailed, and useful as "The Hemingway Log."
The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.
It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.
That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.
In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2015
"The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from"" Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever." It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place.
Embark on a Brazilian adventure with Centro Cultural Brasil-USA and the books from Sem Fronteiras Press.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Brazilian author, Beti Rozen, and American author, Peter Hays, have several books for children of different ages, available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, that are mostly about Brazil’s history, its culture, or the experiences of Brazilian immigrants. Inspired by their children’s book, Stolen Spirit (available in English and Portuguese), their presentation will include a brief overview of Brazil’s history: the arrival of the Portuguese, their impact on the Guarani Indians, and the period of slavery that followed which brought Africa’s influence on the country.
Next, based on their picture book, Without Words (in English, ages 5 and up), Beti and Peter will encourage children to draw one event from their lives that has had meaning for them, especially if they are immigrants or the children of immigrants.
Finally, Peter and Beti will focus on Brazil’s rich culture including Africa’s influence on music. Children will be encouraged to participate in a “jam” by playing percussion instruments. This presentation will be in English but can include translation into Portuguese and/or Spanish if necessary.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Beti Rozen is a Brazilian children’s author who lives in the United States, and has won four literary prizes for poetry. She has published children’s stories in China, Israel and the Czech Republic. Her book, Without Words, originated from an award-winning text in a contest of children’s stories promoted by the Consulate of Brasil and Revista Alternativa, in Boston (USA). She has published fifteen books, seven of which are in Portuguese (in Brazil), six in the United States (one bilingual, five in English), and two in Spanish (Colombia). In the United States, she created the publishing company, Sem Fronteiras Press, with her husband Peter Hays. She has taken part in many anthologies organized by REBRA, in Portuguese and French, (launched in Brazil and in France). She has just published one of her children’s stories with Grupo Literarte in Brazil in an anthology called Bedtime Stories Just forYou, Volume 4. Her story, Robby the Little Robot, received an award from the international literary contest, Pensieri & Parole, in 2013 promoted by the Cultural International Association Mandala, in Italy (published in Italian in an anthology of the same institution).
Peter Hays is a playwright from the United States; he holds an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He received a Fellowship in playwriting from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and has many years working in the theatre as a Literary Manager. He has written several plays for adults and co-writes children’s stories with Brazilian children’s author, Beti Rozen. Their first book, Stolen Spirit, illustrated by Graca Lima, has received favorable reviews and was published in Brazil as O Sonho do Guerreiroby Editora Melhoramentos. Other titles with Beti Rozen include Without Words, illustrated by Daniel Azulay, and Annabelle: a Child on the Way, illustrated by Eliardo Franca A Spanish edition of their picture book, Tenemos que Econtrar a Froggy, was published by Colombia’s Panamericana Editorial who also published their most recent work for young adults, Two Continents, Four Generations (Dos Continentes, Cuatro Generaciones).