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Meet Reed Alexander
Reading KEWLBITES: 100 Nutritious,
Delicious, and Family-Friendly Dishes
(Rodale Books, $21.99)
Thursday, November 14, at 5pm
Budding foodies are invited to join teen celebrity Reed Alexander for the Cayman Islands launch of KEWLBITES: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, and Family-Friendly Dishes.
As a busy teen actor, Reed Alexander had a lot to balance. Like so many young people today, he started to lose sight of how to eat healthily and soon became overweight. Feeling lethargic and sluggish, Reed decided to not only overhaul his diet, but also his life, discovering a new passion in the process – cooking. Determined to find healthy recipes he could prepare at home, Reed scoured every resource available, but couldn't find strategies that applied to someone his age. Thus, Reed's home kitchen-turned-science lab was born – he began testing and developing nutritious versions of the foods he loves. Reed is now bringing his favorite 100 slimmed-down, kid-tested, parent-approved recipes to the masses with his first cookbook.
Part of the International Visiting Author Series, this free event includes a cooking demonstration at Bon Vivant, group discussion and book signing.
About the Book
With a firm focus on using the freshest, most wholesome ingredients, and smart strategies for cutting back on unhealthy elements, without sacrificing flavor, KEWLBITES is packed with tips and tricks to make cooking fun. KEWLBITESencourages families to spend time in the kitchen together, and to transform what is often seen as a time-consuming task into something fun and communal.
There are recipes for every occasion and every palette including: before-school breakfast foods; lunch-time salads, soups, and sandwiches; packed-with-protein dinner-time mains; pasta/grains/rice dishes; versatile side dishes; sweet and savory snacks; good-for-you beverages, and delectably healthy desserts. KEWLBITES by Reed Alexander is a must-have cookbook and healthy lifestyle manual for busy parents and young kids, from an in-the-know teen who is changing the conversation on childhood obesity and awareness.
Select titiles by Reed Alexander are now available at Books & Books.
About the Author
Reed Alexander is recognized for his starring role on the hit Nickelodeon show iCarly, where he received a 2013 Kids' Choice Awards Nomination for his role as Nevel. He is the creator of the highly-trafficked online lifestyle destination: KewlBites.com and is the official spokesperson for the Clinton Foundation's Alliance for a Healthier Generation, through which his recipes reach more than 30 million students every day. He has also joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative, and the USDA's MyPlate campaign. Alexander is a regular keynote speaker and panel moderator at some of the country's most prestigious food festivals and influential conferences, and is a frequent contributor on outlets such as the TODAY Show, Fox News, and CNN to promote his healthy message. Reed will be residing in New York as of September 2013, when he will matriculate into New York University.
Schiller's Liquor Bar Cocktail Collection
By Keith Mcnally
(Clarkson Potter Publishers, $19.95)
PULLED FROM THE BARTENDER'S RECIPE BOX AT SCHILLER'S LIQUOR BAR, this collection delivers the classic cocktails and original drinks that are a signature of Keith McNally's neighbourhood bar and New York City hotspot.
Encased in a collectable gift box, this set includes four books:
Classic Cocktails: Reflecting the simplicity of the original Schiller's cocktail menu, this volume contains perfected recipes for classic drinks such as the French 75, Blood Orange Mimosa, Pimm's Cup, Dark and Stormy, Calvados Sidecar, Mint Julep and more.
Artisanal Updates: Created by the bar staff at Schiller's, these updated drinks are subtle variations on classic cocktails, with a focus on fresh ingredients and homemade syrups and infusions. Recipes include the Chai Fashioned, Mint Collins, Pear Jalapeno Margarita, Walnut Manhattan, White Chocolate Martini and more.
Seasonal Drinks: Offering the right drink for every occasion and every time of year, this book contains seasonal crowd-pleasing favorites like Hot Buttered Rum, Spiked Cider, Cranberry Toddy, Mojitos, Sangria, and holiday punches.
The Bartender's Handbook: A complete guide from bar basics to advanced techniques, this is the essential overview for mixing drinks at home. Tips on serving drinks in the right glass, stocking a home bar, recipes for small-batch syrups and infusions, and more are included.
With full-color photography throughout each 98-page book, this collection celebrates cocktails that are one part vintage combined with modern appeal.
Thomas & Friends:
My Red Railway Book Box
By W. Rev Awdry, Tommy Stubbs
Random House Books for Young Readers, ($14.99)
Requested again and again, here, at last, is the Thomas Bright and Early Board Book Box Set. All four of the enormously popular Thomas board books are here: Go, Train, Go!; Stop, Train, Stop!; A Crack in the Track!; and Blue Train, Green Train. Boxed together in a nifty little “lunchbox,” these four books are a feast for Thomas’ smallest fans. The box features a sturdy handle and a velcro close and is perfect for Thomas lovers on the go.
Story Time Wednesdays at 10:30am
For our youngest readers, join us every Wednesday at 10:30am when we read exciting new books and sing along to your favourite songs. Regal Cinemas, Camana Bay.
Story & Craft Time Saturdays at 10:30am
For young readers, join us every Saturday at 10:30am when we read exciting new books and explore your creative side with a unique craft.
Join The Bookends Club
For a discussion of Hemingway's Girl
By Erika Robuck
(New American Library, $16.00)
Wednesday, November 13, from 7-8:30pm
The Bookends Club returns to Books & Books to discuss their latest read, Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck.
About the Book
Robuck drops the fictional 19-year-old Mariella Bennet into the life of Ernest Hemingway in her richly realized newest (after Receive Me Falling), set in Depression-era Key West, Fla. Mariella's father has just died. In order to raise money to care for her mother and sisters, Mariella bets on a boxing match refereed by Hemingway. Though she loses the bet, Mariella befriends the famous writer and is hired as a housemaid for Hemingway and his second wife, Pauline. Soon after, Mariella and Papa Hemingway attend another bout where one of the fighters, WWI veteran and Overseas Highway worker Gavin Murray, becomes smitten with Mariella. As she struggles to balance her fascination with the Hemingways' glamorous life and the prospect of settling down with Gavin, an enormous hurricane careens toward the Keys. As the winds pick up and the rains fall down, tensions rise and Mariella must choose which way to run. Robuck brings Key West to life, and her Hemingway is fully fleshed out and believable, as are Mariella and others. Readers will delight in the complex relationships and vivid setting
Come share your insights and impressions. The Bookends Club is free to join and its meetings, held on the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm, are open to the public. New members are always welcome.
Looking ahead: December's book choice is Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter by Phoebe Damrosch.
Floetry Wednesday, November 20, from 7-8:30pm
Get into the flow with Floetry for another special night of words and wisdom, poetry and people. Join some of Cayman's most talented poets and performers who share their work during an open mic night of poetry and readings. Share your own work or come listen to others. Floetry takes place on the third Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm.
Ron Kipp Thursday, November 21, at 7pm
Ron Kipp, a former Air Force officer who served in Vietnam, was living in suburban Ohio in 1980 and quickly climbing the corporate ladder at IBM. It appeared he had everything, yet Ron felt restless and unhappy—until he risked it all to pursue his dream of owning a scuba diving business in the Cayman Islands. Ron shares stories of the often hilarious, epic fails and heartwarming successes associated with his life-changing move to the Caribbean in his new book, From ‘Big Blue’ to the Deep Blue: How I Jumped Off the Corporate Ladder at IBM and Into My Dream of Owning a Cayman Islands Dive Center.
Nosotros: Spanish Floetry Wednesday, November 27, from 7-8:30pm
Spanish-speaking poets and performers—and those who simply enjoy la lengua de Cervantes—are invited to join Nosotros, a group whose mission is to build bridges and create connections through culture, for their monthly open mic night. Come share your artistic talents and cultural experiences in a creative and friendly space. Nosotros gathers at Books & Books on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Michel Powery at 345.917.0335.
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