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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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Emma by Jane Austen
Emma

LPoythress, September 27, 2009

Jane Austen is a delight to read, and 'Emma' is no exception to the rule. Full of laughter, drama and romance, Austen uses 'Emma' to take a heavy subject (clash of social-classes) and break it down into the silly mess that it is. 'Emma' is the story of a young girl who spends a majority of her time attempting to match her newest friend with a man to marry. After too much meddling and hurting other people, Emma decides to take a break from match-making. It is then that Emma and her friend discover who they truly love...
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Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking by Julia Child
Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking

LPoythress, September 27, 2009

This book is perfect! Not only does Julia's wonderful personality and joy for cooking show in the way she writes her recipes, but this book has great help that no cooking textbook or other recipe book will give you. Full of delightful recipes (the most basic classic French dishes) and how to save them, this book is great for those desiring to master the basic knowledge of culinary arts.
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The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America by Michael Ruhlman
The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America

LPoythress, May 2, 2009

This book is an excellent walk through the steps taken to be a chef. Michael shows the work ethic required in culinary school, while addressing several different cooking techniques and why chefs abide by the classic methods of cooking. This fast-paced book is a fun read for any chef while making clear to anyone why chefs are the way they are.
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