With the publication of Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, the literary world realized that Yoshimoto was a young writer of enduring talent whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of contemporary Japanese literature. Kitchen is an enchantingly original book that juxtaposes two tales about mothers, love, tragedy, and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Mikage, the heroine, is an orphan raised by her grandmother, who has passed away. Grieving, Mikage is taken in by her friend, Yoichi, and his mother (who is really his cross-dressing father), Eriko. As the three of them form an improvised family that soon weathers its own tragic losses, Yoshimoto spins a lovely, evocative tale with the kitchen and the comforts of home at its heart. In a whimsical style that recalls the early Marguerite Duras, Kitchen and its companion story, Moonlight Shadow, are elegant tales whose seeming simplicity is the ruse of a very special writer whose voice echoes in the mind and the soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021782/bk_adbl_021782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Math is everywhere in the kitchen! Learn what´s cooking inside this book - and how we need math to finish the job! You´ll need your math smarts to help measure ingredients, calculate cooking times, add and subtract fractions, double and halve recipes, convert cups to ounces and back again, and more. It all adds up to a lot of fun! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000660/bk_lrnr_000660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Amish kitchen is the heart of the home - and the ideal setting for stories of love and hope. Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women. Fern has a green thumb for growing healing herbs, but longs for love to bloom in her life. Then the next-door neighbor’s oldest son, Abram, comes running into Fern’s kitchen seeking help for his little sister. The crisis soon leads to a promise of romance - until mistrust threatens to end their growing attraction. Nearby, Hannah runs her parents’ bed and breakfast, Paradise Inn - but her life feels nothing like Paradise. She longs for a man of integrity to enter her life, but never expected him to knock on the front door looking for a room. Will she be able trust Stephen with her future once she discovers his mysterious past? When a storm blows a tree onto Eve’s farmhouse, she has little choice but to temporarily move her family into her parents’ home. Outside of cooking together in the kitchen, Eve and her mother can’t agree on anything. But this may be just the recipe for hope in healing old wounds. Three Amish stories - each celebrating love, family, and faith - all taking place in a tight-knit community where the kitchen truly is the heart of the home.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Henderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001192/bk_oasi_001192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master´s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family. In time Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master´s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves. Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissom´s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008136/bk_sans_008136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sabrina´s husband was brutally murdered in the kitchen of their home almost a year ago. On the eve of the anniversary of Greg´s death, Sabrina´s mother warns of evil spirits that have taken up residence in her house. Sabrina realizes, too late, that her mother was right. There is a spirit stalking Sabrina, but for reasons neither she nor her mother would have ever guessed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Larsen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023059/bk_acx0_023059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When two former members of Los Angeles´ most nefarious rival gangs decided to unite under one oven, they had no idea that they would be creating an empire. Trap Kitchen is more than just a cookbook. It´s a glimpse into the meals that have now become famous in the LA streets thanks to the series of pop-up restaurants that continue to bloom throughout the area. Celebrities and residents alike flock to the locations for soulful meals, but it´s more than that. Having lost friends and family to violence, we learn how the masterminds behind Trap Kitchen sought to change the paths they were on, using cooking as their driving force. While other cookbooks may boast a level of urban-skewed appeal in their realness, this cookbook also delves into the stories of why they became involved in cooking in the first place. It´s a heartfelt and stomach-filling experience to learn how two men changed their stars by seeking out peace and good food for themselves and their community. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. Steven Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010659/bk_blak_010659_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Non c’è posto al mondo che io ami di più della cucina´´. Così comincia il romanzo di Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen. Le cucine, nuovissime e luccicanti o vecchie e vissute, riempiono i sogni della protagonista Mikage, rimasta sola al mondo dopo la morte della nonna, e rappresentano il calore di una famiglia sempre desiderata. Ma la famiglia si può non solo scegliere, ma anche inventare. Così il padre del giovane amico Yuichi può diventare o rivelarsi madre e Mikage può eleggerli come propria famiglia, in un crescendo tragicomico di ambiguità. Con questo romanzo, e il breve racconto che lo chiude, Banana Yoshimoto si è imposta all’attenzione del pubblico italiano mostrando un’immagine insolita del Giappone, con un linguaggio fresco e originale, quasi una rielaborazione letteraria dello stile dei fumetti manga. 1. Italian. Carolina Crescentini. http://samples.audible.de/bk/emon/000077/bk_emon_000077_sample.mp3.
Everybody in the elves’ village was in a terrible state of worry and confusion, dashing hither and thither. And all because the King of the Elves had lost his crown. THEY - the people who live in the house - had been spring-cleaning, and had taken everything out of the china-cupboard where the elves’ village is. That, said the King, was when the crown was lost. The kitchen is also the home of Fendire, the infra-red dragon; the deep-freeze trolls; the slimy kelpies in the dishwasher; Norn of the broom-cupboard; and the Vacuum Witch in the Utility Desert. All these provide dangerous adventures for Young Prince Coriander, who returns to hunt for the precious crown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Skipper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003819/bk_bbcw_003819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working conditions--discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens--affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables? Saru Jayaraman, who launched the national restaurant workers´ organization Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, sets out to answer these questions by following the lives of restaurant workers in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Chicago; Houston; Miami; Detroit; and New Orleans. Blending personal narrative and investigative journalism, Jayaraman shows us that the quality of the food that arrives at our restaurant tables depends not only on the sourcing of the ingredients. Our meals benefit from the attention and skill of the people who chop, grill, sauté, and serve. Behind the Kitchen Door is a groundbreaking exploration of the political, economic, and moral implications of dining out. Jayaraman focuses on the stories of individuals like Daniel, who grew up on a farm in Ecuador and sought to improve the conditions for employees at Del Posto; the treatment of workers behind the scenes belied the high-toned slow-food ethic on display in the front of the house. Increasingly Americans are choosing to dine at restaurants that offer organic, fair-trade, and free-range ingredients for reasons of both health and ethics. Yet few of these diners are aware of the working conditions at the restaurants themselves. But whether you eat haute cuisine or fast food, the well-being of restaurant workers is a pressing concern, affecting our health and safety, local economies, and the lives of our communities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yaz Manley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029405/bk_acx0_029405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.