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3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won't Teach You in School (S...
by , Fernando D鉚ez de Urdan...

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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No matter how much Spanish you study, it鈥檚 nearly impossible to fully convince the native-speakers that you鈥檝e got it. Even those estudiantes perfectos who have seemingly mastered speaking a foreign language in a classroom run into problems in real-life situations. <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> goes beyond classroom Spanish by thoroughly explaining expressions, idioms, and quirks used daily by native speakers. This must-have manual also includes information on pronunciation, manners, abbreviations, and culture, making it much more than a phrase book! Learn within these pages everything you need to know to speak colloquial Spanish, including: <ul><li>Translation of common proverbs: like <i>When in Rome, do as the Romans do</i>.</li><li>Slang: Like 隆Alivianate!鈥?cheer up or get high</li><li>Dual words: like integro and entero鈥攚ith the same meaning.</li><li>False cognates: Words that are similar but have very different meanings in English and Spanish</li></ul> So next time you plan a trip or just want to impress your friends, pick up <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> and drop the stuffy high school phrase book!
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
by Tembi Locke

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b>A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK</b><br /> <br /><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /> <b>A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.</b><br /><br />It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro鈥檚 traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forges on. They build a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopt at birth. Eventually, they reconcile with Saro鈥檚 family just as he faces a formidable cancer that will consume all their dreams.<br /> <br /> <i>From Scratch </i>chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro鈥檚 family and his origins, now she finds solace and nourishment鈥攍iterally and spiritually鈥攁t her mother in law鈥檚 table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro鈥檚 incredible romance鈥攁n indelible love story that leaps off the pages.<br /> <br /> In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death鈥攊n Tembi Locke鈥檚 case, it is both. Her story is about loss, but it鈥檚 really about love found. Her story is about travel, but it鈥檚 really about finding a home. It is about food, but it鈥檚 really about chasing flavor as an act of remembrance. <i>From Scratch </i>is for anyone who has dared to reach for big love, fought for what mattered most, and needed a powerful reminder that life is鈥elicious.
Rick Steves Italy 2019
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1242

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<b>From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours! Inside<i> Rick Steves Italy 2019 </i>you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to Italy</li><li><b>Rick's strategic </b>advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems</b>, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture</b>: Walk in Caesar's footsteps of through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (<i>calcio</i>, to locals) </li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and experience</b> <b><i>la dolce far niente</i></b></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools</b>, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place </li><li><b>Detailed maps</b>, including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Italy 2019.</i></b><br /><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Italy</i>. Want to explore off-the-beaten-path Italy instead? Pick up <i>Rick Steves Sicily</i>.<br />
Stepping-Stones: A Journey through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordo...
by Christine Desdemaines-Hug...

Language

English

Pages

279

Publication Date

February 19, 2010

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<b>鈥淭he next best thing to actually seeing the prehistoric cave art of southern Franc[e]聽.聽.聽. A rapturous guide through five major Ice Age sites鈥?(<i>Archaeology</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> The cave art of France鈥檚 Dordogne region is world-famous for the mythology and beauty of its remarkable drawings and paintings. These ancient images of lively bison, horses, and mammoths, as well as symbols of all kinds, are fascinating touchstones in the development of human culture, demonstrating how far humankind has come and reminding us of the ties that bind us across the ages.<br /> 聽<br /> Over more than twenty-five years of teaching and research, Christine Desdemaines-Hugon has become an unrivaled expert in the cave art and artists of the Dordogne region. In <i>Stepping-Stones</i> she combines her expertise in both art and archaeology to convey an intimate understanding of the 鈥渃ave experience.鈥?Her keen insights communicate not only the incomparable artistic value of these works but also the near-spiritual impact of viewing them for oneself.<br /> 聽<br /> Focusing on five fascinating sites, including the famed Font de Gaume and others that still remain open to the public, this book reveals striking similarities between art forms of the Paleolithic and works of modern artists and gives us a unique pathway toward understanding the culture of the Dordogne Paleolithic peoples and how it still touches our lives today.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淗er vivid descriptions help readers visualize the Cro-Magnon man or woman painting the beautiful bison, horses, mammoths, and other symbols. [A] fine reading experience.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Library Journal</i>
The Corfu Trilogy: My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and...
by Gerald Durrell

Language

English

Pages

768

Publication Date

November 29, 2016

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<b>National Bestseller: The complete trilogy that inspired Masterpiece production <i>The Durrells in Corfu</i> in one volume.</b><br /><br /> The tales of a naturalist and his family, who left England for the Greek island of Corfu鈥攚here they interacted with fascinating locals of both human and animal varieties鈥攖hese memoirs have become beloved bestsellers and inspired the delightful series that aired on PBS television.<br /> 聽<br /> Included in this three-book collection are:<br /> 聽<br /><i>My Family and Other Animals</i>: Ten-year-old Gerald Durrell arrives on sun-drenched Corfu with this family and pursues his interest in natural history, making friends with the island鈥檚 fauna鈥攆rom toads and tortoises to scorpions and geckos鈥攚hile reveling in the joyous chaos of growing up in an unconventional household.<br /> 聽<br /><i>Birds, Beasts and Relatives</i>: Written after a boyhood spent studying zoology, this memoir is part nature guide, part coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir.<br /> 聽<br /><i>The Garden of the Gods</i>: In the conclusion of the trilogy, Durrell shares more tales of wild animals and his even wilder family, including his mother, Louisa, and his siblings Lawrence, Leslie, and Margo, in the years before World War II.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淸Durrell鈥檚] books have an unfailing charm. .聽.聽. It is a tribute to his skill that one never tires of his accounts鈥?(<i>Chicago Tribune</i>).<br /> 聽<br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author鈥檚 estate.</i><br /> 聽
Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and...
by Katie Parla

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b>85 authentic recipes and 100 stunning photographs that capture the cultural and cooking traditions of the Italian South, f<b>rom the mountains to the coast.</b></b><br /><br />In most cultures, exploring food means exploring history鈥攁nd the Italian south has plenty of both to offer. The pasta-heavy, tomato-forward 鈥淚talian food鈥?the world knows and loves does not actually represent the entire country; rather, these beloved and widespread culinary traditions hail from the regional cuisines of the south. Acclaimed author and food journalist Katie Parla takes you on a tour through these vibrant destinations so you can sink your teeth into the secrets of their rustic, romantic dishes. Parla shares rich recipes, both original and reimagined, along with historical and cultural insights that encapsulate the miles of rugged beaches, sheep-dotted mountains, meditatively quiet towns, and, most important, culinary traditions unique to this precious piece of Italy. With just a bite of the Involtini alla Piazzetta from farm-rich Campania, a taste of Giurgiulena from the sugar-happy kitchens of Calabria, a forkful of 鈥橴 Pan鈥?Cuott鈥?from mountainous Basilicata, a morsel聽 of Focaccia from coastal Puglia, or a mouthful of Pizz e Foje from quaint Molise, you鈥檒l discover what makes the food of the Italian south unique.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Food of the Italian South</b></i><br /><br />鈥淧arla clearly crafted every recipe with reverence and restraint, balancing authenticity with accessibility for the modern home cook.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Fine Cooking</i></b>聽<br /><br /> 鈥淧arla鈥檚 knowledge and voice shine in this outstanding meditation on the food of South Italy from the Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria regions. . . . This excellent volume proves that no matter how well-trodden the Italian cookbook path is, an expert with genuine curiosity and a well-developed voice can still find new material.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly </i>(starred review)</b>聽<br /><br /> 鈥淭here's There鈥檚 Italian food, and then there's聽there鈥檚聽<i>Italian food</i>. Not just pizza, pasta, and prosciutto, but obscure recipes that have been passed down through generations and are only found in Italy鈥?. . . and in this book.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Woman鈥檚 Day</i> (Best Cookbooks Coming Out in 2019)</b><br /><br />鈥淸With]聽<i>Food of the Italian South,</i>聽Parla wanted to branch out from Rome and celebrate the lower half of the country.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Punch<br /></i></b><br /> 鈥淎cclaimed culinary journalist Katie Parla takes cookbook readers and home cooks on a culinary journey.鈥?lt;b>鈥擳he Parkersburg<i> News and Sentinel</i></b>
Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition
by Frances Mayes

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

August 26, 2003

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Customer Reviews
<p><b>鈥淭his beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy,聽loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one.聽 But it鈥檚 so delicious, read it first yourself.鈥濃€?lt;i>USA Today</i></b><br /><b><i>聽</i></b><br /><b>The 20th anniversary edition of the classic, updated with a new afterword.</b>聽<b>Don鈥檛 miss Frances Mayes in PBS鈥檚聽<i>Dream of Italy:</i>聽<i>Tuscan Sun Special</i>!</b> <br /><br />Frances Mayes鈥攚idely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer鈥攐pens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.<br /><br />Now with an excerpt from聽Frances Mayes's聽latest southern memoir, <i>Under Magnolia</i></p>
Rick Steves Portugal
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

460

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b>Stroll Lisbon's cobbled lanes, cruise the Douro River, and soak up the sun on Algarve beaches: experience Portugal with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves Portugal</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for spending a week or more exploring Portugal</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems,</b> from the bone chapel of 脡vora and the palaces of Sintra to seaside street food and lush vineyards</li><li><b>How to connect with culture: </b>Chat with friendly locals over a glass of <i>vinho verde</i>, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, or spend an evening at a bluesy <i>fado</i> bar</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of local port</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours </b>of lively neighborhoods and historic museums </li><li><b>Detailed maps for exploring on the go</b></li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, a Portuguese phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 400 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Complete, up-to-date information</b> on Lisbon, Sintra, Salema, Cape Sagres, Lagos, Tavira, 脡vora, Nazar茅, Batalha, F謾tima, Alcoba莽a, 脫bidos, Coimbra, Porto, Peso de R茅gua, Pinh茫o, and more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Portugal</i>.</b>
Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages
by Gaston Dorren

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 01, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<b>Six thousand years. Sixty languages. One 鈥渂risk and breezy鈥?whirlwind armchair tour of Europe 鈥渂ulg[ing] with linguistic trivia鈥?(<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> Take a trip of the tongue across the continent in this fascinating, hilarious and highly edifying exploration of the many ways and whys of Euro-speaks鈥攊ts idiosyncrasies, its histories, commonalities, and differences.<br /> 聽<br /> Most European languages are descended from a single ancestor, a language not unlike Sanskrit known as Proto-Indo-European (or PIE for short), but the continent鈥檚 ever-changing borders and cultures have given rise to a linguistic and cultural diversity that is too often forgotten in discussions of Europe as a political entity.聽<i>Lingo</i>聽takes us into today鈥檚 remote mountain villages of Switzerland, where Romansh is still the lingua franca, to formerly Soviet Belarus, a country whose language was Russified by the Bolsheviks, to Sweden, where up until the 1960s polite speaking conventions required that one never use the word 鈥測ou.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淚n this bubbly linguistic endeavor, journalist and polyglot Dorren thoughtfully walks readers through the weird evolution of languages鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>), and not just the usual suspects鈥擣rench, German, Yiddish, irish, and Spanish, Here, too are the esoteric鈥擬anx, Ossetian, Esperanto, Gagauz, and Sami, and that global headache called English. In its sixty bite-sized chapters, Dorret offers quirky and hilarious tidbits of illuminating facts, and also dispels long-held lingual misconceptions (no, Eskimos do <i>not</i> have 100 words for snow). Guaranteed to change the way you think about language, <i>Lingo</i> is a 鈥渓ively and insightful聽.聽.聽. unique, page-turning book鈥?(<i>Minneapolis Star Tribune</i>).
Rick Steves Spain 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1048

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><b>Savor authentic paella,</b> run with the bulls in Pamplona, or relax on Barcelona's beaches: experience Spain with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves Spain 2020</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for planning a <b>multi-week trip </b>to Spain</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from El Escorial and the great mosque of C貿rdoba to medieval bars serving house-made madro帽o liqueur</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture: </b>Enjoy a flamenco show in Madrid, chat with fans about the latest <i>f煤tbol</i> match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapas</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps </b>with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of sangria</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools,</b> like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place</li><li><b>Detailed maps,</b> plus a <b>fold-out map </b>for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Spanish phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Barcelona, Basque Country, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Le貿n, Salamanca, Madrid, El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen, Segovia, Toledo, Granada, Sevilla, C貿rdoba, Andaluc鉚a, Spain's Southern Coast, Gibraltar, Morocco, and more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Spain 2020</i>.</b><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Spain</i>.

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