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Appetite for Murder:
A Mystery Lover's Cookbook
by Kathy Borich

A tantalizing slant on cooking and crime. Relive your favorite classic detective stories and then whip up the food that caught the culprit.

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An Illustrated Introduction to Classical Horsemanship: Concepts and Skills from A to Z
by Gary Borich

A comprehensive resource in a succinct alphabetical format that brings the beginning rider through every aspect of learning to train and ride for show and trail.

Rainy Day Rentals
Classic & Crime

Often been surprised by a movie after what a film critic said about it? Ever felt cheated out of big bucks on the recommendations of a punk 24-year-old? Or really loved the ones they panned? Well, you no longer need to feel out of step with the current movie review band. Different Drummer is for you. Read more about our take on the film world. And get ready to relive your favorite movies with the recipes that follow each review.


Volver: Spanish Pork Tenderloin in Orange Sauce

Perhaps Pedro Almodovar is the Spanish version of Alfred Hitchcock, who always ended his weekly televised presentation of murder and mayhem with an acidly ironic maxim. With an equally insouciant style, Almodovar sugarcoats dark deeds with a vibrant palette, a practical veneer, and a comic brush.

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Jean de Florette: French Rabbit Stew

Don't pass over this flawless French classic featuring the great Yves Montand and Gerard Depardieu. We’re in Provence, where delicious irony flows as freely as red wine, men’s hearts are as wizened and cracked as the dry earth, and dreams intoxicating as the scent of wild rosemary.

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Indiana Beach: Shafer Lake Salad

Oh, how times have changed. Especially weddings. It has been 47 years since that simmering August of 1968, when I married the love of my life. We honeymooned at his family cottage in rural Indiana for the grand sum of $50 – and that was spent on groceries! But when we went back there a few years ago, we didn't count on getting such a gourmet lunch at what is still essentially an Indiana Honky Tonk.

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The Drop: Boston Polish Potato Pancakes Recipe

This is a low-key crime drama, so don’t expect shootouts, car chases, or steamy scenes of passion. Certainly not a blazing fire, not even a slow burn, just grey, barely warm ashes we are compelled to sift through. Ashes that remain long after the flame has died away.


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Slumdog Millionaire: Indian Chai Tea

Mumbai’s squalid slums sing with color. They spawn brutality and betrayal, and sometimes, only sometimes, innocence and devotion. Don’t miss this inspiring story of a street urchin who rises phoenix-like from the ashes of his past for a chance to reclaim his lost love.

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