A Romance for Every Mood! Discover four ways to fall in love with these four original novellas… A white witch and a soul reaper battle for each other's hearts. A hot cowboy meets a sexy guest at a dude ranch and gets the ride of his life. A deadly storm may bring a detective and the woman he loves together…or tear them apart. And a woman expecting to go on a first date finds herself caught up in an investigation into a terrorist plot—and falling for the secret agent. Enjoy four original Harlequin romance novellas from a variety of genres to suit any mood—sweet and sexy, paranormal and suspenseful—in A Taste of Romance anthology! Anthology includes: The Reaper's Heart by Michele Hauf (Harlequin Nocturne) The Good Girl by Tara Taylor Quinn (It Happened in Comfort Cove series, Harlequin Superromance) Any Man of Mine by Debbi Rawlins (Made in Montana series, Harlequin Blaze) Secret Agent Seduction by Jennifer Morey (Vengeance in Texas series, Harlequin Romantic Suspense)
Follow the good mule as he wends his way through the Laines of Brighton. Watch the masquerade unfolding down St. James' Street, unearth the unexpected at Festival time, and float among the clouds in a library of dreams. Revisit the charm of Hanningtons and legendary nights at The Zap. Admire the spirit of the West Pier and a football club clinging to the cliffs. Picture Careme, the father of modern cuisine, spinning castles out of sugar and raging at the heat. Feed the five thousand from a kitchen under The Arches, with a telescopic window out to sea. Follow the hoof prints onto The Downs, returning laden with honey and cheese. Savour a plaice at The Regency restaurant, and scavenge among rock pools on Ovingdean beach. Infuse the cafe culture, cook like a native, a little tale of Brighton that's good enough to eat."
Here is a unique opportunity to visit the great figures of the past on often momentous occasions in history, as they flick open their napkins and reach for the menu at some of the grandest banquets ever conceived. A rich collection of menu cards from historical feasts forms the basis of this journey back to an age of excess, via wartime culinary quirks and unusual gourmet delights, where kings and princes dined in style and politicians and presidents entertained one another with the fashionable food of the time. A Taste of the Past offers: * A unique insight into the sumptuous spectacle accompanying banqueting since the eighteenth century * Beautifully illustrated with historic menu cards collected form real events * Fascinating background and sample recipes * A glimpse into the unguarded world of the great and the good The menus themselves are delightfully decorated, and beautifully made. There is great variety in this book, from royal weddings to dinner at the captain's table, all brought to life with background information and featured recipes for one or two dishes in each chapter that the reader can re-create. Having sampled the lifestyle of the great and the good, readers too can dine like the world leaders of the past!
World exhibitions have been widely acknowledged as important sources for understanding the development of the modern consumer and urbanized society, yet whilst the function and purpose of architecture at these major events has been well-studied, the place of food has received very little attention. Food played a crucial part in the lived experience of the exhibitions: for visitors, who could acquaint themselves with the latest food innovations, exotic cuisines and ’traditional’ dishes; for officials attending lavish banquets; for the manufacturers who displayed their new culinary products; and for scientists who met to discuss the latest technologies in food hygiene. Food stood as a powerful semiotic device for communicating and maintaining conceptions of identity, history, traditions and progress, of inclusion and exclusion, making it a valuable tool for researching the construction of national or corporate sentiments. Combining recent developments in food studies and the history of major international exhibitions, this volume provides a refreshing alternative view of these international and intercultural spectacles.
In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover “What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover’s paradise?” Long before Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!” (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic; one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty-two part meal featuring hare stew, eel soup, and honeyed wine; during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty-two main dishes and sixteen desserts; yet, in 1812, Grimod de la Reynière, the father of French gastronomy, regaled guests with fifty-two courses, fifteen wines, three types of coffee, and seventeen liqueurs. Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider’s gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs in A Taste of Paris, revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today and Marie Antoinette’s exquisite vegetable garden that still supplies produce, no longer to the unfortunate queen, but to the legendary Alain Ducasse and his stylish restaurant inside the palace of Versailles. Along the way, readers learn why the rich culinary heritage of France still makes Paris the ultimate arbiter in the world of food.
A Taste of Heaven on Earth explores the spiritual foundation of the nineteenth-century utopian Oneida Community founded by John Humphrey Noyes, whose members sought purity of heart in all thoughts, words, and activities. Following graduation from college with honors, Noyes studied at two theological seminaries, opening his heart to receive God. He discovered the Holy Spirit as our ever-present teacher, revealing the wisdom and experiences of Christ, and that the purpose of human life is preparing the heart to hear this Internal Teacher and implementing its teachings. Spend pleasant hours with many of the nearly three hundred members of Noyes's communities, people of all personalities and proclivities--how they loved and learned, worked and played, prayed and made music, and lived together with openness and harmony. All were married to all in this unique community, showing that a happy marriage may exist between two hundred and fifty as well as two. They practiced enlightened sexuality, learned emotional intelligence and spiritual self-examination, thrived with variety in work, enjoyed lifelong learning, and nurtured all children as their own. Most of all, they practiced openness to God, the only source of lasting joy and contentment.
A Taste of Love Series is a sweet romantic comedy box-set that includes Frosted Sweets, Sugary Sweets, Heated Sweets and Spicy Sweets by A.M. Willard. Join Morgan, our hopeless romantic and owner of the Polka Dot Bakery as she's about to wed the man of her dreams - or what she thought was the man of her dreams. Zara, our sassy gal who fights love every step of the way, only to get swept off her feet by the one guy she's been avoiding for years. Frankie brings us a second chance romance showing us that when life has you down, you can still find love with the single father next door. Not to mention that dreams can come true for those that are least expecting it. Natasha doesn't believe in love until she meets Diesel and his daughter Cassidy. She might've said 'I do' to the first guy to sweep her off her feet in years, but what she wasn't ready for the past to show back up. You'll experience a journey of love, heartache, second chances, life struggles, and marriage in one complete sweet romantic package. Don't forget to grab a cupcake or two as we encourage the gals to follow their hearts.