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Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C., lives in a swanky apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn't want any of it. What she wants is much simpler; to cook. When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she's always loved and launches an underground supper club out of her new landlord's town house. Though her delicious dishes become the talk of the town, her secret venture is highly problematic, given that it is not, technically speaking, legal. She also conveniently forgets to tell her landlord she has been using his place while he is out of town. On top of that, Hannah faces various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who don't support cooking as a career, and her own fears of taking a risk and charting her own path. A charming romantic comedy, The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Dana Bate
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2013-02-05
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781401304935

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Offering a fresh perspective on women's fiction for a broad reading audience—fans as well as librarians—this book defines and maps the genre, and describes hundreds of relevant titles.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Rebecca Vnuk
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Release : 2013-09-17
File : 233 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781610695381

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"Bate's writing is smart and compelling." --Publishers Weekly From the acclaimed author of The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs comes a witty, honest novel, perfectly seasoned with both humor and heart, about daring to bite into the life you really want. . . Sydney Strauss is obsessed with food. Not with eating it—though she does that too—but with writing about the wonders of the gastronomic world, from obscure fruit hybrids to organic farming techniques. Since food journalism jobs are more coveted than Cronuts®, Sydney pays her bills working for one of TV's biggest egomaniacs—until she's left scrambling for shifts at a local farmers' market. Stacking muffins for the Wild Yeast Bakery isn't going to win her any James Beard awards. But soon Sydney is writing the market's weekly newsletter, and her quirky stories gain attention from a prominent food columnist. After years of putting her love life into deep freeze, she's even dating again. And then Sydney gets a shot at the story, one that could either make her career or burn it to a crisp—along with her relationship and her reputation. . . "A breezy, idiomatic voice." – Publishers Weekly "Full of humor and lots of genuine heart." – RT Book Reviews "In smart and crisp prose, Bate tells a winning story about food, love and second chances, with recipes appended. Great fun." - Booklist Praise for The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs "Bate deftly conjures up a witty, resilient heroine, surrounds her with delightful friends and frenemies, and sends them all on a rollicking quest for love and delicious food." --Kirkus "Engaging. . .Even Bate's implausible happy ending feels right." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "The food—oh my goodness—the food! From the Dupont Circle farmers' market to the Maine Avenue Fish Market, Hannah leads readers on a culinary tour of D.C.'s locavore scene. Do not read this book hungry." --Washington Post

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Dana Bate
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release : 2014-12-01
File : 334 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781617732614

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“Bate’s writing is smart and compelling.” --Publishers Weekly In this hilarious, insightful new novel from the author of A Second Bite at the Apple, a cookbook ghostwriter finds that she’s bitten off more than she can chew... When Kelly Madigan is offered a job abroad right after reading a letter from her late mother urging her to take more risks, she sees it as a sign. Kelly’s new ghostwriting assignment means moving to London to work for Natasha Spencer--movie star, lifestyle guru, and wife of a promising English politician. As it turns out, Natasha is also selfish, mercurial, and unwilling to let any actual food past her perfect lips. Still, in between testing dozens of kale burgers and developing the perfect chocolate mousse, Kelly is having adventures. Some are glamorous; others, like her attraction to her boss’s neglected husband, are veering out of control. Kelly knows there’s no foolproof recipe for a happy life. But how will she know if she’s gone too far in reaching for what she wants? "Dana Bate's engaging characters will draw you in, her culinary descriptions will whet your appetite, and her wit and humor will leave you wanting more. Too Many Cooks is a smart and compelling delight for the senses."--Cassandra Dunn, author of The Art of Adapting "As enticing as an amuse-bouche, as complex and layered as a delicate soufflé, and as sweetly satisfying as a perfect chocolate mousse, Too Many Cooks is a delicious, fast-paced tale of the perils of celebrity and the reward of finding oneself."--Kristin Harmel, author of The Life Intended "With her fabulous third book Too Many Cooks, Dana Bate proves she is a foodie fiction writer who is here to stay! A peek behind the curtain of the little-known world of the cookbook ghostwriter offers a backdrop for a story that will have you laughing, rooting for a beautifully flawed heroine, running to the pantry, and will definitely leave you hungry for more. I’m a fan for life."--Stacey Ballis, author of Recipe for Disaster “An enjoyable read -- perfect holiday fodder."—Irish Country Magazine

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Dana Bate
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release : 2015-11-01
File : 366 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781617732638

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Sydney Strauss is obsessed with food. Not just with eating it – though she loves that too – but with writing about it as an aspiring cookery reporter. But food journalism jobs are more coveted than cupcakes, and so Sydney is stuck working for one of TV’s biggest egomaniacs – until she’s left scrambling for shifts at the local farmers’ market. Selling muffins at the Wild Yeast Bakery is hardly going to make her the next Nigella. But soon Sydney is writing the market’s weekly newsletter, and her quirky stories gain attention from a prominent food columnist. After years of being left on the shelf, she’s even dating again. And then Sydney gets a shot atthe story, one that could either make her career or burn it to a cinder – along with her relationship and her reputation...

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Dana Bate
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-11-20
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781472114617

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The phenomenon of the supper club--as unique to the Upper Midwest as great lakes, cheese curds, and Curly Lambeau--is explored for the first time in this attractive and engaging book. Revealing the rich history behind these time-honored establishments, it defines the experience for the uninitiated and reacquaints those in the know with a cherished institution. Painstakingly researched, the book documents modern supper clubs in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois, bringing to life the memorable people who created the tradition and keep it alive. It goes on to explain how combining contemporary ideas such as locavore menus and craft beer with staples like Friday night fish fries and Saturday prime rib has allowed the clubs to evolve over time and thrive. With numerous photographs, this combination social history and travel guide celebrates not only the past and present but the future of the supper clubs.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Dave Hoekstra
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2013-06
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781613743713

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The discerning traveler's guide to the very finest experiences that London has to offer James Sherwood, author of a number of definitive publications on English sartorial style, is the quintessential man-about-town. In this witty, opinionated, and discerning guide to London, he draws on many years of partaking in the very best that the metropolis has to offer. Whether you want to breakfast like a king, drink cocktails in the company of sophisticated British personalities, or shop for antique jewelry, this handy volume will take you there. Beautifully packaged and produced, with stylish line illustrations, James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London includes information, advice, and a sardonic wit not to be found elsewhere. Sherwood’s supreme taste coupled with his firsthand knowledge of some of the most exclusive, exciting spots in London makes this guide a must-have for city slickers and jet setters alike. James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London is inspired by a 1970s publication of the same name by another James Sherwood (no relation) who is today the owner of the Orient-Simplon Express and luxury hotels and restaurants around the world. The older Sherwood contributes a foreword to this new guide.

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Genre : Travel
Author : James Sherwood
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Release : 2016-03-15
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780500773130

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Wanted: four amateur cooks to compete in a supper club contest Rules: four strangers, four weeks, four houses, four dinner parties You might win: a cash prize You might lose: your heart Eve had her world torn apart three years ago, when the love of her life Ethan disappeared, and she never found out why. But now, her life is rosy. With a lovely new boyfriend, Joe, and a café opening on the cards, things finally seem to be falling into place. ... until she agrees to take part in a supper club competition for a local newspaper. Eve is cooking the first dinner and who should turn up on her doorstep expecting a three-course meal, but her long lost love Ethan?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Amy Bratley
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2012-05-10
File : 407 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780330519687

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A collection of 125 chef-worthy global recipes presented in international dinner menus, drawn from renowned chef Cindy Pawlcyn’s informal gatherings. One of the leading female chefs, Cindy Pawlcyn has selected her favorite international recipes in this collection of complete menus from around the globe. A culinary world tour from Turkish Tomato Salad with Sumac to Ethiopian Spiced Red Lentil Stew, Cindy honed her recipes for the home kitchen (shorter ingredients lists, quicker prep time) while still delivering the level of flavor and sophistication she is known for. Including fare from some of the world’s greatest food cities and countries, Cindy’s Supper Club is a top chef’s guide to the best of global cuisine.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Cindy Pawlcyn
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Release : 2012-05-15
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781607742074

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ana Marie Cox
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-02-06
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101190630

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