Ad Hoc at Home Thomas Keller  
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Thomas Keller shares family-style recipes that you can make any or every day.

In the book every home cook has been waiting for, the revered Thomas Keller turns his imagination to the American comfort foods closest to his heart—flaky biscuits, chicken pot pies, New England clam bakes, and cherry pies so delicious and redolent of childhood that they give Proust's madeleines a run for their money. Keller, whose restaurants The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Per Se in New York have revolutionized American haute cuisine, is equally adept at turning out simpler fare.

In Ad Hoc at Home—a cookbook inspired by the menu of his casual restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville—he showcases more than 200 recipes for family-style meals. This is Keller at his most playful, serving up such truck-stop classics as Potato Hash with Bacon and Melted Onions and grilled-cheese sandwiches, and heartier fare including beef Stroganoff and roasted spring leg of lamb. In fun, full-color photographs, the great chef gives step-by-step lessons in kitchen basics— here is Keller teaching how to perfectly shape a basic hamburger, truss a chicken, or dress a salad. Best of all, where Keller’s previous best-selling cookbooks were for the ambitious advanced cook, Ad Hoc at Home is filled with quicker and easier recipes that will be embraced by both kitchen novices and more experienced cooks who want the ultimate recipes for American comfort-food classics.

Aesop's Fables Aesop  
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This title contains over two hundred familiar tales from 'The Dog in the Manger' and 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' to much less familiar tales, each with its own sharply pointed moral.

African Folktales Roger Abrahams  
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Nearly 100 stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms.

The Afternoon Tea Book Michael Smith, Michael R. P. Bartlett  
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The Afternoon Tea Book enables you to re-create at home a complete English tea. This book contains a complete collection of recipes as well as all a full description of the rituals and customs of an afternoon tea.

Alan Moore: The Complete WildC. A. T.s Alan Moore, Travis Charest, Matt Broome  
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Alan Moore is considered by many to be the finest comics writer of the last quarter century. His achievements in the medium include WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, FROM HELL and THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. Now, Moore's defining run on the super-hero team known as WildC.A.T.s is collected into a single volume, one in which he is ably assisted by Travis Charest and other fine artists who provide breathtaking visuals.

THE COMPLETE WILDC.A.T.S is the perfect starting point for the flagship WildStorm super-hero team. It's a tale filled with unsettling revelations and gripping drama, and features the introduction of one of WildStorm's great villains, Tao!

The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook Alice B. Toklas  
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Alice B. Toklas's first collection, originally published in 1954, is chock-full of stories of meals shared with such famous friends as Thornton Wilder, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway: a rich mixture of food and friends, menus and memories. Herein are fascinating memories of wartime in Paris - the city that Toklas called home for most of her life - Spain, rural France, and America.

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Lewis Carroll  
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When Alice follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole she has no idea of the adventures in store for her and soon discovers that things in Wonderland never behave quite the way you expect them to. This tape is read by Jan Francis.

All Manners of Food: Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present Stephen Mennell  
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Including pictures, anecdotes and recipes from an enormous range of sources, this volume presents an innovative history of cooking and eating in England and France, aiming to demonstrate that the cuisines of these two countries have been closely entwined for over a millennium. The book won the 1986 International Grand Prix for Gastronomic Literature.

All Tomorrow's Parties William Gibson  
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William Gibson, who predicted the Internet with Neuromancer, takes us into the millennium with a brilliant new novel about the moments in history when futures are born.

"Gibson remains, like Raymond Chandler, an intoxicating stylist."—The New York Times Book Review

All Tomorrow's Parties is the perfect novel to publish at the end of 1999. It brings back Colin Laney, one of the most popular characters from Idoru, the man whose special sensitivities about people and events let him predict certain aspects of the future. Laney has realized that the disruptions everyone expected to happen at the beginning of the year 2000, which in fact did not happen, are still to come. Though down-and-out in Tokyo, his sense of what is to come tells him that the big event, whatever it is, will happen in San Francisco. He decides to head back to the United States—to San Francisco—to meet the future.

The Washington Post praised Idoru as "beautifully written, dense with metaphors that open the eyes to the new, dreamlike, intensely imagined, deeply plausible." A bestseller across the country (it reached #1 in Los Angeles and San Francisco), and a major critical success, it confirmed William Gibson's position as "the premier visionary working in SF today" (Publishers Weekly). All Tomorrow's Parties is his next brilliant achievement.