The Kitchen Front

The Kitchen Front
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Author: Jennifer Ryan
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780593158807
Release: 2021
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir comes an unforgettable novel of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition and the four women who enter for a chance to better their lives. Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest--and the grand prize is a job as the program's first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives. For a young widow, it's a chance to pay off her husband's debts and keep a roof over her children's heads. For a kitchen maid, it's a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For a lady of the manor, it's a chance to escape her wealthy husband's increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it's a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession. These four women are giving the competition their all--even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together only serve to break it apart?

The Kitchen Front

The Kitchen Front
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Author: Jennifer Ryan
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780593158821
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir comes an unforgettable novel of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition and the four women who enter for a chance to better their lives. “A charming tale that will satiate a lot of different tastes.”—NPR Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest—and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives. For a young widow, it’s a chance to pay off her husband’s debts and keep a roof over her children’s heads. For a kitchen maid, it’s a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For a lady of the manor, it’s a chance to escape her wealthy husband’s increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it’s a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession. These four women are giving the competition their all—even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together only serve to break it apart?

The Kitchen Front

The Kitchen Front
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Author: Jennifer Ryan
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1529084032
Release: 2022-03-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir comes an unforgettable novel inspired by true events of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition. Some wars will be fought at home . . . Two years into the Second World War, Britain is feeling her losses: the Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest - and the grand prize is a job as the program's first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives. For a young widow, it's a chance to pay off her husband's debts and keep a roof over her children's heads. For a kitchen maid, it's a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For a lady of the manor, it's a chance to escape her wealthy husband's increasingly hostile behaviour. And for a trained chef, it's a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession. These four women are giving the competition their all - even if that sometimes means bending the rules . . .

The Spies of Shilling Lane

The Spies of Shilling Lane
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Author: Jennifer Ryan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780525576501
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mrs. Braithwaite, a middle-aged mother and divorcee, hasn't been happy in a long time. She's estranged from her daughter-who now lives in London-and was recently alienated by her small English village. In the midst of her frustration and despair, she decides she must travel to London to find Betty and share a secret she has kept from her for far too long. But when she arrives, Betty's landlord, a fainthearted but endearing accountant named Mr. Norris, informs her that Betty is missing. Among the chaos of the Blitz, Mrs. Braithwaite will need to gather her best amateur detective wits-and a very reluctant Mr. Norris-to find her dear daughter, who may be in danger. With the help of unexpected allies who become friends along the way, Mrs. Braithwaite and Mr. Norris ultimately come to trust each other and find the courage and ingenuity in order to save the day.

Food in Wartime Britain

Food in Wartime Britain
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Author: Natacha Chevalier
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780429769399
Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Based on deep analysis of Mass Observation wartime diaries, Food in Wartime Britain explores the food experience of the British middle classes in their own words throughout the course of the Second World War. It reveals that, while the food practices of the population were modified by rationing and food scarcity, social class and personal circumstances were key dimensions of the wartime food experience that demand to be taken into account in the historical narrative of the Home Front.

The Chilbury Ladies Choir

The Chilbury Ladies  Choir
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Author: Jennifer Ryan
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781101906767
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A delightful debut.”—People For readers of Lilac Girls and The Nightingale, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of a village choir during World War II. As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. We come to know the home-front struggles of five unforgettable choir members: a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past. An enchanting ensemble story that shuttles from village intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Jennifer Ryan’s debut novel thrillingly illuminates the true strength of the women on the home front in a village of indomitable spirit.

Food Facts for the Kitchen Front

Food Facts for the Kitchen Front
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780007372348
Release: 2010-04-15
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The perfect gift for yourself or someone else, this classy reproduction of a 1940's cooking manual combines time-tested wisdom with practical, no-nonsense recipes.

In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen
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Author: Monica Ali
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9781416571681
Release: 2009-06-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Struggling to maintain his culinary integrity in a hotel restaurant, executive chef Gabriel Lightfoot finds his secret ambition to become the hotel's owner compromised by the murder of a porter and pressure from his girlfriend and investors.

Eating for Victory

Eating for Victory
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Author: Amy Bentley
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0252067274
Release: 1998
Editor: University of Illinois Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mandatory food rationing during World War II significantly challenged the image of the United States as a land of plenty and collapsed the boundaries between women's public and private lives by declaring home production and consumption to be political activities. Examining the food-related propaganda surrounding rationing, Eating for Victory decodes the dual message purveyed by the government and the media: while mandatory rationing was necessary to provide food for U.S. and Allied troops overseas, women on the home front were also "required" to provide their families with nutritious food. Amy Bentley reveals the role of the Wartime Homemaker as a pivotal component not only of World War II but also of the development of the United States into a superpower.

If Only I Could

If Only I Could
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Author: Greg M. Sarwa
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780615696133
Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Ampol Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What if you had just learned that your days are about to come to an end? Would you quietly accept your destiny, or would you fight this one final battle? And what if the demons of your past disturb the delicate reconciliation you thought you had found? These are the questions facing John Kadel in "If only I could...," a simple story about love. This is not a romance. It is a tale of the true and lasting love each of us dreams about, the undeniable love only some of us find in a lifetime of searching. John Kadel is a stubborn, single old man with a colorful past and questions for which he has no answers. Not long after his doctor hands him a death sentence, John runs into someone from his past.

LORD OF LA PAMPA

LORD OF LA PAMPA
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Author: Kay Thorpe,Chieko Hara
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9784596685544
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Harlequin / SB Creative

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Food Will Win the War

Food Will Win the War
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Author: Ian Mosby
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780774827638
Release: 2014-05-21
Editor: UBC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

During the Second World War, as Canada struggled to provide its allies with food, public health officials warned that malnutrition could derail the war effort. Posters admonished Canadians to "Eat Right" because "Canada Needs You Strong" while cookbooks helped housewives become "housoldiers" through food rationing, menu substitutions, and household production. Ian Mosby explores the symbolic and material transformations that food and eating underwent as the Canadian state took unprecedented steps into the kitchens of the nation, changing the way women cooked, what their families ate, and how people thought about food. Canadians, in turn, rallied around food and nutrition to articulate new visions of citizenship for a new peacetime social order.

Bleak

Bleak
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Author: Lynn Messina
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781938120190
Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: Diversion Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A smart, funny take on the Charles Dickens classic BLEAK HOUSE—for anyone who’s ever held on to a dream just a little too long. New York writer Ricki Carstone knows the odds of Hollywood actually turning her debut novel, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, into a movie are slim. But Moxie Bernard, the most famous teen on the planet, has signed on to star in the option. Plus, the producer is throwing her a super fabulous party in Hollywood (with Moxie!) to celebrate the relaunch of her book with a younger, sexier cover. Maybe it will happen after all. Quitting her dead-end paralegal job to move out to Los Angeles and keep an eye on the project, Ricki meets a handsome out-of-work actor who encourages her to try her hand at screenwriting, and an experienced screenwriter who is willing to help her for a fee, which only starts out small. And then there's her cute neighbor Simon, who thinks her new friends are just taking advantage of her. Will Ricki ever see her name in lights and make it big in Hollywood?

The Food Fighters

The Food Fighters
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Author: Alexander Justice Moore
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781491727911
Release: 2014-03
Editor: iUniverse

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Robert Egger wasn't impressed when his fiancée dragged him out one night to help feed homeless men and women on the streets of Washington, DC. That was twenty-five years ago, and it wasn't that the cocky nightclub manager didn't want to help people--he just felt that the process was more meaningful to those serving the meals than those receiving them. He vowed to come up with something better.Egger named his gritty, front-line nonprofit DC Central Kitchen, and today it has become a national model for feeding and empowering people in need. by teaming up with chefs, convicts, addicts, and other staffers seeking second chances, Egger has helped DC's homeless and hungry population trade drugs, crime, and dependency for culinary careers--and fed thousands in the process.Written by a DC Central Kitchen insider, the Food Fighters shows how Egger's innovative approach to combating hunger and creating opportunity has changed lives and why the organization is more relevant today than ever before. This retrospective goes beyond the simplistic moralizing used to describe the work of many nonprofits by interviewing dozens of DC Central Kitchen leaders, staff, clients, and stakeholders from the past two-and-a-half decades. It captures the personal and organizational struggles of DC Central Kitchen, offering new insights about what doing good really means and what we expect of those who do it."The women and men of DC Central Kitchen are in the business of changing lives. I have felt first-hand the energy and enthusiasm in that basement kitchen, and it's infectious. This book is a testament to what is possible when we break down stereotypes, rethink old models, and challenge ourselves to become true agents of change." --Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's the Chew"Robert Egger and DC Central Kitchen ... changed my life, and I have never looked back. Their story will open a door to a new way of thinking about bringing dignity and hope to those in need." --José Andrés, James Beard award winner, chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 2

Mastering the Art of French Cooking  Volume 2
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Author: Julia Child
Pages: 648
ISBN: 9780307958181
Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Knopf

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The beloved sequel to the bestselling classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume II presents more fantastic step-by-step French recipes for home cooks. Working from the principle that “mastering any art is a continuing process,” Julia Child and Simone Beck gathered together a brilliant selection of new dishes to bring you to a yet higher level of culinary mastery. They have searched out more of the classic dishes and regional specialties of France, and adapted them so that Americans, working with American ingredients, in American kitchens, can achieve the incomparable flavors and aromas that bring up a rush of memories—of lunch at a country inn in Provence, of an evening at a great Paris restaurant, of the essential cooking of France. From French bread to salted goose, from peasant ragoûts to royal Napoleons, recipes are written with the same detail, exactness, and clarity that are the soul of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

You Decide

You Decide
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Author: E. P,Nona B. F. Scott,Jerome O. V. Scott,Adam O. A. Scott,Earl R. K. Scott
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1481143603
Release: 2013-03-16
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The sketch-style depictions and unusual fonts create an eerie atmosphere where the reader has to decide if what they see really happened or if it is just a work of fiction. Includes writing space for your conclusions. This book makes a great group activity. This is not intended for children. Contains brief nudity.

The Savoy Kitchen

The Savoy Kitchen
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Author: Sarah Savoy
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0957037333
Release: 2013-10-31
Editor: Unknown

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief
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Author: Markus Zusak
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781784162122
Release: 2016-04-21
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.

Echo Cross

Echo Cross
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Author: Rachel E. Twiss
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1502917971
Release: 2014-10-29
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

All old cities have their secrets. Early morning, August 1882. Inspector Aloysius Allaway is awoken and brought into the investigation of a strangely dressed young woman found in King's Chapel Graveyard while one hundred and twenty-eight years later rookie Detective Shiloh Amsel finds a mummified human heart. Two different crimes, connected by Echo Cross, Boston's most closely kept secret. A hidden neighborhood, refuge of fae and supernatural beings, becomes the center of a conspiracy linking both detectives to a dark world of cults, conspiracy, and curious rifts in time.

Startrader

Startrader
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Author: Geoff Williamson
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0473328798
Release: 2016
Editor: Bowshot Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A farmer and entrepreneur, Chase is a man of many abilities. Now he is being asked to use those abilities, and his own particular skills with a sword and bow, to assist an alien planet. This means trading a valuable resource that the planet harbours to convince the Inter-galactic Federation to repair its failing sun" -- Back cover.