Let Me Eat Cake

Let Me Eat Cake

Author: Leslie F. Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416591979

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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Few creations are more associated with joy or more symbolic of the sweet life than cake. After all, it is so much more than dessert. As a book about cake would demand, this one is a multilayered, amply frosted, delicious concoction with a slice (or more) for everyone. Let Me Eat Cake is not a book about baking cake, but about eating it. Author Leslie F. Miller embarks on a journey (not a journey cake, although it's in there) into the moist white underbelly of the cake world. She visits factories and local bakeries and wedding cake boutiques. She interviews famous chefs like Duff Goldman of Food Network's Ace of Cakes and less famous ones like Roland Winbeckler, who sculpts life-size human figures out of hundreds of pounds of pound cake and buttercream frosting. She takes decorating classes, shares recipes, and samples the best cakes and the worst. The book is held together by the hero on a quest, one that traces cake history and tradition. If we were to bake a cake to celebrate the birth of cake (cake is an Old Norse word, first used around 1230), it is hard to say how many candles would go on top. Though the meaning of the word (originally "lump of something"), not to mention our expectations of its ingredients, has changed over time, we now celebrate cake as the coming together of flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. And what a celebration. Baking a cake is hard work, but tasting it is pure pleasure. So put on some elastic-waist pants and grab a fork.

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Author: Gesine Bullock-Prado

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613127230

Category: Cooking

Page: 596

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You can have your cake and eat it too with celebrity baker Gesine Bullock-Prado’s latest cookbook. Featuring more than eighty delicious, indulgent cookies, pies, cakes, and more with proven swap-outs that give the option of making each dessert healthy, gluten-free, and vegan. In today’s allergy-prone and health-obsessed world, there are times when the refined sugar, eggs, wheat, or butter in our favorite treats just won’t cut it. Let Them Eat Cake includes classic recipes in all their extravagant glory, as well as the secrets to making three alternative versions of each one. From a Fudgy Chocolate Bundt and Maple Madeleines to Meyer Lemon Mile High Pie and Banana Split Ice Cream, this collection of cookies, muffins, brownies, pies, and cakes proves that, no matter your preferences, no dessert is off-limits.

Let Them Eat Cake! (Mr. Peabody & Sherman)

Let Them Eat Cake! (Mr. Peabody & Sherman)

Author: Random House

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385371575

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 37

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DreamWorks Animation brings Jay Ward's classic cartoon Mr. Peabody & Shermanto the big screen in an all-new comedy adventure for the whole family. Mr. Peabody is the world's smartest person who happens to be a dog. When his "pet" boy, Sherman, uses their time-traveling WABAC machine without permission, the events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results! It's up to this most unexpected of father-son teams to put things back on track. Children ages 3–7 will enjoy this full-color Pictureback storybook that retells one of the movie's most exciting time-traveling adventures.

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Author: Virginia N. White

Publisher: Chronimed Pub

ISBN: 1565610113

Category: Cooking

Page: 193

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Recipes for cakes, cookies, fruit desserts, muffins, tea breads, pies, and puddings--all low in calories, fat, sodium, and cholesterol

How Did They Do That?

How Did They Do That?

Author: Caroline Sutton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062018519

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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The totally satisfying answers to more than 100 questions that drive normal people—not to mention infomaniacs and trivia buffs—crazy. Questions about matters great and small, from ancient times to yesterday. Illustrated with illuminating technical drawings and unusual vintage photographs. How did they spend $40 million making Heaven's Gate? How did they decide the length of a mile? How did Beethoven compose when he was deaf? How did they discover the Hope diamond? How did they know the size of the Earth over 1,700 years before anyone sailed around it? How did they set the price of the Louisiana Purchase? How did the FBI devise the "Ten Most Wanted" list? How did they decide which horses were Thoroughbreds? How did they pick the Four Hundred? How did they start the Guiness Book of World Records? How did the Indians decide that cows were sacred? How did they discover penicillin? How did they build the Great Pyramid at Giza? How did they decide how tall to make the Empire State Building? How did they know there was an El Dorado? How did they start the Chicago fire of 1871? How did Hannibal cross the Alps?

Safire's Political Dictionary

Safire's Political Dictionary

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199711116

Category: Political Science

Page: 862

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When it comes to the vagaries of language in American politics, its uses and abuses, its absurdities and ever-shifting nuances, its power to confound, obscure, and occasionally to inspire, William Safire is the language maven we most readily turn to for clarity, guidance, and penetrating, sometimes lacerating, wit. Safire's Political Dictionary is a stem-to-stern updating and expansion of the Language of Politics, which was first published in 1968 and last revised in 1993, long before such terms as Hanging Chads, 9/11 and the War on Terror became part of our everyday vocabulary. Nearly every entry in that renowned work has been revised and updated and scores of completely new entries have been added to produce an indispensable guide to the political language being used and abused in America today. Safire's definitions--discursive, historically aware, and often anecdotal--bring a savvy perspective to our colorful political lingo. Indeed, a Safire definition often reads like a mini-essay in political history, and readers will come away not only with a fuller understanding of particular words but also a richer knowledge of how politics works, and fails to work, in America. From Axis of Evil, Blame Game, Bridge to Nowhere, Triangulation, and Compassionate Conservatism to Islamofascism, Netroots, Earmark, Wingnuts and Moonbats, Slam Dunk, Doughnut Hole, and many others, this language maven explains the origin of each term, how and by whom and for what purposes it has been used or twisted, as well as its perceived and real significance. For anyone who wants to cut through the verbal haze that surrounds so much of American political discourse, Safire's Political Dictionary offers a work of scholarship, wit, insiderhood and resolute bipartisanship.

She's With Me

She's With Me

Author: Jessica Cunsolo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241453278

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Moving to a new town to escape her dark past, Amelia Collins is determined to keep her head down and finish her senior year. But her plan is proving difficult when she runs into Aiden Parker - the school's hottest bad boy. Initially she can't imagine anyone worse than Aiden - his good looks can't possibly excuse his bad attitude. But soon she'll realise there's more to him than meets the eye. Now, Amelia needs to find a way to survive senior year and not get distracted by Aiden - or his gorgeous best friend, and complete player, Mason. With new friends, rivalries, love triangles and hilarious pranks, she has enough to deal with - that is until her past comes back to haunt her . . .

Song Finder

Song Finder

Author: Gary Lynn Ferguson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313294704

Category: Music

Page: 374

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Indexes song titles, compiled from the collections of the State Library of Louisiana, including cross-references and OCLC numbers for each collection

To the Land of the Living

To the Land of the Living

Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575106376

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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What if there were an Afterworld? Not Heaven or Hell in the conventional sense, but a place where everyone who has ever lived reawakens when they die, to live again and die again and live again, seemingly forever. This is the premise of Robert Silverberg's brilliantly inventive new fantasy novel. The central character is the legendary warrior-king Gilgamesh, who has been in the Afterworld longer than almost anyone else save the Hairy Men from before the Flood, and who in recent centuries (insofar as you can count time) has seen it change beyond recognition, as the newly dead from industrial times import their machinery, their weaponry and their attitudes. Gilgamesh's adventures in the course of the novel take him to the Afterworld realms of other quasi-mythical figures like Prester John and Simon Magus, bring him into contact with such figures from more recent history as Walter Ralegh and Pablo Ruiz (known to some as Picasso), and eventually send him in search of a gateway which is rumoured to exist somewhere in the land of the dead - a gateway which leads back to the land of the living.