The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

By Adam Gopnik

From the writer of Paris to the Moon, a beguiling travel of the morals and manners of our current meals mania, looking for eating’s deeper truths.
Never ahead of have we cared loads approximately foodstuff. It preoccupies our pop culture, our fantasies, or even our moralizing. With our most sensible cooks as deities and most interesting eating places as areas of pilgrimage, we've made foodstuff the stuff of secular looking and transcendence, discovering heaven in a mouthful. yet have we come any toward gaining knowledge of the real that means of foodstuff in our lives? With inimitable allure and studying, Adam Gopnik takes us on a beguiling trip looking for that which means as he charts America’s contemporary and fast evolution from commendably acutely aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes.

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Pocket Singapore (Lonely Planet Pocket Guide)

By Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet courses are, without problems, like no other'. long island Times

Interactive and encouraging, Pocket Singapore highlights the entire must-see points of interest and must-do stories via beautiful photographs, insider counsel, adapted itineraries and easy-to-navigate content material. Pocket Singapore is the appropriate software for making plans and experiencing your ideal trip.

Our skilled, passionate group of authors and native specialists immerse themselves in every one vacation spot they stopover at, discovering and sharing the original reports, and functional and sincere suggestion, so that you come away educated and amazed.

Regions coated: Colonial District, the Quays, Marina Bay, Orchard street, Chinatown, CBD, Tanjong Pagar, Little India

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Frommer's San Francisco 2013 (Frommer's Color Complete)

  • Full-color throughout
  • Free full-color, foldout map
  • Completely up to date each year
  • Insider advice from our neighborhood specialists who inform you the place the locals move at evening, the place to discover the simplest new eating places and meals vans, the place to take your children, and the simplest loose museum hours and different unfastened points of interest. you will additionally right here from neighborhood celebrities: Top Chef simply Desserts winner, Yigit Pura, reveals his favourite spots for goodies; Sommelier of the yr Eugenio Jardim stocks his favourite wine bars, from finances to splurge; and drag queen Heklina supplies fast takes on each homosexual bar within the Castro!
  • Where to find the simplest inn at each cost aspect, best possible burrito within the undertaking, the simplest Dungeness crab, the hippest new cocktail bars, the eating places with the simplest ocean perspectives, the place to discover the Bush guy on Pier 39 and different neighborhood oddities--plus complete insurance of Napa, Sonoma, Berkeley, Oakland, Sausalito, Marin, Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais.
  • Insightful commentary on San Francisco's cultural icons, from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac to Ken Kesey's 3-Day journeys pageant to Harvey Milk and the homosexual rights movement--plus the easiest jogging excursions for locating this historical past.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm innovations. Our specialist writers are enthusiastic about their destinations--they inform it love it is in an interesting and valuable means.
  • Exact prices indexed for each institution and activity--no different courses provide such unique, candid reports of inns and eating places. We comprise the superior, but in addition emphasize reasonably priced offerings for actual humans.
  • User-friendly beneficial properties together with celebrity rankings and exact icons to indicate readers to nice unearths, first-class values, insider advice, most sensible bets for children, targeted moments, and hyped up stories.

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Awkwafina's NYC

By Nora Lum

Walking sneakers? payment. Metrocard? fee. Sombrero? (Just a suggestion.)
enable Awkwafina—the Queens-born rap artist of “NYC Bitches” fame—be your advisor to the hidden gem stones of recent York urban (natives, we’re chatting with you, too.) with 10 jogging travel adventures that you just don’t desire a belief fund to take pleasure in. commute again in time exploring revolutionary-era Tottenville or Louis Armstrong's residence in Corona. Gorge your self at the haute-cuisine of the street-savvy, from actual pierogi in Little Poland to steam dumplings in Flushing. Roll with Awkwafina, and she’ll convey you the neighborhoods you by no means knew you have been lacking (and a couple of you have been lacking the purpose of).

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Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service

By James McCommons

During the tumultuous 12 months of 2008--when gasoline costs reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership documents, and a commuter teach collided with a freight teach in California--journalist James McCommons spent a yr on America's trains, speaking to the folks who experience and paintings the rails all through a lot of the Amtrak approach. prepared round those rail trips, Waiting on a Train is equivalent elements commute narrative, own memoir, and investigative journalism.

Readers meet the historians, railroad executives, transportation officers, politicians, executive regulators, railroad lobbyists, and passenger-rail advocates who're rallying round an easy query: Why has the best railroad state on this planet grew to become its again at the very kind of transportation that made glossy lifestyles and mobility possible?

Distrust of railroads within the 19th century, overregulation within the 20th, and heavy executive subsidies for airports and roads have left the rustic with a skeletal intercity passenger-rail procedure. Amtrak has continued for many years, and but did not prosper due to a scarcity of political and monetary help and an uneasy dating with the massive, ultimate railroads.

While driving the rails, McCommons explores how the rustic might circulate passenger rail ahead in America--and what position govt may still play in developing and investment mass-transportation structures. opposed to the backdrop of the nation's stimulus application, he explores what it is going to take to construct high-speed trains and transportation networks, and whilst the promise of rail can be discovered in America.

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An American Diplomat in Franco Spain

By Michael Aaron Rockland

An American Diplomat in Franco Spain is full of Michael Aaron Rockland's reports as a cultural attache on the usa embassy in Madrid, Spain within the Nineteen Sixties. He captures episodes of ancient and cultural value as he is going approximately doing his country's enterprise. a few of his tales are rather poignant whereas others are really fun. He stocks together with his readers how he refrained from shaking Francisco Franco's hand, how he spent an afternoon with Martin Luther King in Madrid, how his son used to be chosen to be within the motion picture Dr. Zhivago, how he got here to grasp numerous Kennedys, together with Senator Edward Kennedy, Pat Lawford Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy, and the way the U.S. by chance dropped 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs on Spain. all through those tales, Rockland explains Spanish tradition, prior and current, along with his studies concerning bull struggling with, being a Jew in a really Catholic Spain, his love affair with Spanish nutrition, and what's misplaced in translation.

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Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City (National Geographic Directions)

By Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home—in one among her cherished early life secret novels. She has been again to London numerous instances seeing that, in the course of the pages of books and in individual, and now, in Imagined London, she takes her personal readers on a journey of this maximum of literary cities.

While big apple, Paris, and Dublin also are vividly portrayed in fiction, it truly is London, Quindlen argues, that has constantly been the celebrity, either as a result of the primacy of English literature and the specificity of urban descriptions. She bases her view of town on her personal distinctive literary map, monitoring the footsteps of her favourite characters: the areas the place Evelyn Waugh's vivid younger issues danced till sunrise, or the place Lydia Bennett eloped with the dastardly Wickham.

In Imagined London, Quindlen walks in the course of the urban, relocating inside of blocks from the nice books of the nineteenth century to the detective novels of the 20 th to the recent modernist culture of the twenty first. With wit and beauty, Imagined London provides this fantastic urban its complete due within the panorama of the literary imagination.

Praise for Imagined London:

"Shows simply how a lot a analyzing adventure can increase a actual journey." —New York occasions e-book Review

"An dependent new paintings of nonfiction... humans may be encouraged through this book." —Ann Curry, Today

"An affectionate, richly allusive tribute to the city." —Kirkus Reviews

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Lonely Planet Singapore (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Cristian Bonetto

Lonely Planet: The world's prime trip advisor publisher

Lonely Planet Singapore is your passport to the main appropriate, updated suggestion on what to determine and bypass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. stopover at a hawker centre for Hainanese chook rice and nasi goreng, surprise on the futuristic Gardens through the Bay, or store 'til you drop on Orchard highway; all along with your depended on shuttle better half. Get to the center of Singapore and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Singapore shuttle Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and photographs all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey for your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to avoid wasting time and cash and get round like a neighborhood, fending off crowds and hassle spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, mobile numbers, web content, transit suggestions, costs
  • Honest studies for all budgets - consuming, drowsing, sight-seeing, going out, purchasing, hidden gemstones that almost all guidebooks pass over
  • Cultural insights provide you with a richer, extra profitable trip event - meals, heritage, structure, politics, humans, language
  • Free, handy pull-out Singapore map (included in print version), plus over 20 color maps
  • Covers Chinatown, the CBD, Sentosa Island, Colonial District, Marina Bay, the Quays, Orchard street, Holland Village, Dempsey Hill, Botanic Gardens, Little India, Kampong Glam, Pulau Ubin and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Singapore, our such a lot finished consultant to Singapore, is ideal for either exploring best attractions and taking roads much less travelled.

  • Looking for simply the highlights of Singapore? try out Pocket Singapore, a handy-sized advisor excited by the can't-miss attractions for a quickly journey.
  • Looking for extra broad insurance? try out Lonely Planet's Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei guide for a finished examine all of the zone has to supply, or try out our Discover Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei, a photo-rich consultant to the region's preferred points of interest.

Authors: Written and researched by way of Lonely Planet and Cristian Bonetto.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top shuttle media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic shuttle items, and a devoted tourist group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally allows curious visitors to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas within which they locate themselves.

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Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Utah

By Frommer's ShortCuts

Frommer's ShortCuts offer you precisely what you wish on your journey to Arches and Canyonlands nationwide Parks, Utah--and no more.

In this booklet, you'll get an identical professional suggestion that you'll locate in all Frommer's courses, from candid reports and certain maps to insider advice from our neighborhood authors. Plus, we've additional making plans and history info in addition to our signature "Best of" features.

This Frommer's ShortCuts to Arches and Canyonlands nationwide Parks, Utah comprises: Moab, Arches nationwide Park, Canyonlands nationwide Park, eco-friendly River, Goblin Valley kingdom Park, and value.

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