Where in the world is Chef Jim Coleman?! Today the travel bug bites, so grab your boarding pass. Naomi Duguid takes us on a tour of the Great Subcontinent in her book, Mangoes and Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels. Then, taste a unique meat treat from Asia and celebrate St. David's Day in Wales. Next, Tina Nordstrom, PBS host of New Scandinavian Cooking, tells us what it's like to cook in an ice hotel and dive for oysters. We'll also stop by Tuscany and when we arrive home and discuss the serious topic of raising kids with good nutritional habits. But we won't get too serious we'll talk about retro cereal boxes, too! [Broadcast Date: February 22, 2007] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070222/rt_chef_070222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Off-White Christmas features a dozen stories all set on or around Christmas, though, with little to no clear religious emphasis. Instead, these stories explore life changes and choices and chaos in times of heightened drama, when family and friends and life partners merge to form cohesive units, happy or otherwise. The stories range from a gambling spree in Las Vegas to a caravan traveling to Baraboo; from a teepee hotel in Kentucky to a retro movie theatre in Arizona; from a jolly Santa lookalike to a frustrated Dickensian actor; from students to retirees.Christmas, in these stories, is a character as much as a setting - it acts upon and with plot to create tension, but each story is unique. It’s hardly all sugar plums and pure white flakes, but always, there’s that hope. Just as the notion of a “white Christmas” evokes well-worn traditions of the holiday, these dozen “unwhite Christmas” stories introduce potential traditions that could expand and augment the Christmas spirit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis, Savanna Rae, Bryan Wakefield, Belinda Bremner, Matt Gall, Jhenai Mootz, Don Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/167644/bk_acx0_167644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.