Shrimp Creole, clam chowder, chicken and sausage jambalaya, Southern fried chicken, Boston cream pie...just one taste of them and you'll realize how enjoyable real American-style cooking can be. There's much more to the American cooking tradition than those savory, lip-smacking burgers and hotdogs dressed with relish and ketchup, and juicy steaks sizzling aromatically on the grill with the traditional baked potato served with salad, French bread, and wines. Home Cooking American Style will immerse you in the captivating depths of American cuisine from the Creole and "Soul Food" of the South to the Pennsylvania Dutch finger-licking, lip-smacking comfort food of the North; from those savory Boston baked beans with brown sugar, molasses, and traditional salt pork to delicious sourdough bread in San Francisco. The heritage is immense and exceptional, and the food is utterly divine. You can be assured these recipes are easy to follow, genuine, and certain to please. Potato salad, coleslaw, barbecued pork chops, old-fashioned apple pie a la mode, and strawberry shortcake.... There's a bounty of eating and cooking enjoyment in Home Cooking American Style. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Walmsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093807/bk_acx0_093807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week, we continue celebrating (and apologizing for) Car Talk's 30th Anniversary on NPR, with some of our all-time favorite "out there" calls. Our roster includes space shuttle astronaut John, whose government vehicle had a slight hesitation problem at 17,000 miles per hour; Gail, the Most Wanted Tollbooth fugitive at the Betsy Ross Bridge; Dave from Bemidji, MN, whose road trip from Alaska included using a campfire grill to fix his catalytic converter; Will, whose old dog Moses "blew beets"; and the saga of one of our heroes, lawn chair pilot Larry Walters. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk's Field Guide to the North American Wacko. [Broadcast Date: September 16, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/170916/rt_cart_170916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Quick and Dirty Guide team is proud to present our guide to the United States Congress. A man who opposed the American Revolution once asked "Which is better - to be ruled by one tyrant 3,000 miles away or by 3,000 tyrants one mile away?" and while we don't know the answer to that question, we can tell you that America has cut down the number of tyrants to 535! That's the number of Representatives and Senators in our Congress. This guide answers questions like "Why are there two parts of Congress?" "What are the Congressional committees?" and "What is Congress supposed to be doing anyway?" (Hint: The answer to that last question isn't "Grill Major League Baseball over steroid usage. That's less of a responsibility and more of a perk!") 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hawking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061231/bk_acx0_061231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don't just make boring French fries and fried chicken with your air fryer! Cooking with an air fryer opens up the opportunity to enjoy all your favorite meals without worrying about your weight or your health, but unfortunately most people never go beyond the obvious French fries and fried chicken when using their air fryer. This cookbook aims to put a stop to the boring meals you make with your air fryer and show you how your air fryer can fry, grill, bake, and roast some of the most popular household meals in America. Not only that, but many of the recipes included are quick and easy, so even a child can confidently cook a whole meal without a problem! What this cookbook contains: Breakfast classics Lunch staples Dinner Ideas Popular American Desserts 1. Language: English. Narrator: Skyler Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077151/bk_acx0_077151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They've got a 200-year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the Titanic whose verbal ticks often sound like a broken record, and 17 chickens, at last count. It's the kind of paradise where stay-at-home moms team up to cook the school's "hot lunch," dads grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes, "chopping kale has become a certain kind of American housewife's version of chopping wood." When friends at a wine-soaked dinner party reveal they've made their marriage open, sensible Lucy balks. There's a part of her, though - the part that worries she's become too comfortable being invisible - that's intrigued. Why not try a short marital experiment? Six months, clear ground rules, zero questions asked. When an affair with a man in the city begins to seem more enticing than the happily-ever-after she's known for the past nine years, she must decide what truly makes her happy - "real life," or the "experiment?" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003046/bk_hach_003046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? Hollywood history is more than just colorful. It's dripping with red. As World War II ends, a new boogeyman emerges: the Red Menace. When a scandal accuses Tinseltown of being riddled with Communists, MGM writing department head Marcus Adler needs to keep his reputation beyond reproach. Unfortunately in Hollywood, nobody's past is spotless. While the House Un-American Activities Committee prepares to grill the brightest stars in town, gossip columnist Kathryn Massey is doing everything she can to shed the FBI informer mantle she carried during the war. Desperate to avoid tangling with a notorious mobster, Massey may have to take on J. Edgar Hoover himself to secure her freedom. The war killed Gwendolyn Brick's dream of opening her own store, but valuable secrets can creep into the strangest of places. From behind the perfume counter at Bullocks Wilshire, Brick makes a shocking discovery that could revive her dream and change multiple lives for good. In post-war Hollywood, there are reds in the beds, the sharks are circling, and it's feeding time. Reds in the Beds is the fifth installment in the Hollywood's Garden of Allah saga, a series of historical novels set in Hollywood's heyday. If you like authentic and richly-detailed history, compelling and memorable characters, and seeing fiction and history seamlessly woven together, then you'll love Martin Turnbull's authentic portrayal of the City of Angels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Roger Axt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057863/bk_acx0_057863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What are the origins of dressing in costume for Halloween? Why did the barbecue grill become an iconic image for Father’s Day?From Halloween costumes to patriotic parades to belly-busting meals, every holiday tradition tells a unique story—one encoded in symbols and layered meanings that stretch back over the centuries. In 19 lectures, professional storyteller Dr. Hannah B. Harvey takes listeners through the seasons and investigates the surprising stories behind seemingly odd holiday traditions. Dr. Harvey explores the social, political, and performative history of holidays, ranging from Hanukkah and Mardi Gras to Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving, illustrating the way traditions survive across time and cultures.In these fascinating lectures, Dr. Harvey turns the spotlight on the histories of American and international holidays, and listeners will discover the answers to such questions as:How did Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria save Christmas from disappearing into obscurity in the 19th century?Why is "Auld Lang Syne" considered the "official" song of New Year’s celebrations?How did the iconic masculine images of fishing rods, barbecue grills, and lying in hammocks become synonymous with Father’s Day?Why should we thank ancient Rome’s Romulus and Remus for Valentine’s Day?To what cultures do we owe such loveable creatures as Easter bunnies and spring-predicting groundhogs?Why did Puritans seek to stamp out Christmas celebrations in America?How are the ancient Roman festival of Hilaria and today’s April Fool’s Day alike?The Hidden History of Holidays is an eye-opening and entertaining look at what makes these festive celebrations so pervasive and powerful. By the end of these lectures, listeners will never think about greeting cards, broomsticks, or barbecues in the same way again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Harvey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000697/or_orig_000697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gross domestic product. Health insurance. Soaring energy prices. Major economic issues dominate today's news, but how do these issues impact the average citizen? This primer in 21st-century economics for the non-economist surveys today's most urgent economic issues that affect both global events and our everyday lives. You'll learn what economics has to say about making the decisions - big or small - that affect our daily lives: What factors come into play when you're deciding whether to buy this car or that one, or even commute by bus? Mow the lawn or take a nap? Grill a burger with a bubbling slice of cheese or eat a simple salad? And you'll see how this same kind of analysis applies to the major issues of public policy, where the needs and wants of a nation and its people - whether financial security, safety from terrorism, or even an available kidney for someone desperately waiting on a transplant list - involve tradeoffs, which are sometimes obvious and sometimes not. Whether dealing with the traditional sorts of topics most of us are used to seeing in an economics course - Social Security, inflation, unemployment, immigration, taxation, and the like - or issues perhaps surprising, such as gambling, major sports franchises, and even overeating, these 36 lectures offer a steady flow of insights about public policy and the American economy. By showing the full range of economic factors at work, this course can help you become an even more insightful judge of policy recommendations and of the leaders and policy makers who advocate them. And you may well learn to supplement your own analyses as you make the real-life economic choices each of us faces every day, becoming an even wiser consumer and manager of your own economic future. 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: Robert Whaples. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000206/bk_tcco_000206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times Bestseller Named '22 Essential Cookbooks for Every Kitchen' by SeriousEats.com Named '25 Favorite Cookbooks of All Time' by Christopher Kimball Named 'Best Cookbooks Of 2016' by Chicago Tribune, BBC, Wired, Epicurious, Leite's Culinaria Named '100 Best Cookbooks of All Time' by Southern Living Magazine For succulent results every time, nothing is more crucial than understanding the science behind the interaction of food, fire, heat, and smoke. This is the definitive guide to the concepts, methods, equipment, and accessories of barbecue and grilling. The founder and editor of the world's most popular BBQ and grilling website, AmazingRibs.com, &#8220;Meathead&#8221; Goldwyn applies the latest research to backyard cooking and 118 thoroughly tested recipes. He explains why dry brining is better than wet brining; how marinades really work; why rubs shouldn't have salt in them; how heat and temperature differ; the importance of digital thermometers; why searing doesn't seal in juices; how salt penetrates but spices don't; when charcoal beats gas and when gas beats charcoal; how to calibrate and tune a grill or smoker; how to keep fish from sticking; cooking with logs; the strengths and weaknesses of the new pellet cookers; tricks for rotisserie cooking; why cooking whole animals is a bad idea, which grill grates are best;and why beer-can chicken is a waste of good beer and nowhere close to the best way to cook a bird. He shatters the myths that stand in the way of perfection. Busted misconceptions include: &#8226; Myth: Bring meat to room temperature before cooking. Busted! Cold meat attracts smoke better. &#8226; Myth: Soak wood before using it. Busted! Soaking produces smoke that doesn't taste as good as dry fast-burning wood. &#8226; Myth: Bone-in steaks taste better. Busted! The calcium walls of bone have no taste and they just slow cooking. &#8226; Myth: You should sear first, then cook. Busted! Actually, that overcooks the meat. Cooking at a low temperature first and searing at the end produces evenly cooked meat. Lavishly designed with hundreds of illustrations and full-color photos by the author, this book contains all the sure-fire recipes for traditional American favorites and many more outside-the-box creations. You'll get recipes for all the great regional barbecue sauces; rubs for meats and vegetables; Last Meal Ribs, Simon & Garfunkel Chicken; Schmancy Smoked Salmon; The Ultimate Turkey; Texas Brisket; Perfect Pulled Pork; Sweet & Sour Pork with Mumbo Sauce; Whole Hog; Steakhouse Steaks; Diner Burgers; Prime Rib; Brazilian Short Ribs; Rack Of Lamb Lollipops; Huli-Huli Chicken; Smoked Trout Florida Mullet &#8211;Style; Baja Fish Tacos; Lobster, and many more.