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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.

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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.


Dr. Strange: London Corpse Reviver Cocktail Recipe

Luke Skywalker meets Sherlock Holmes, or maybe better yet, Dr. House. The latest Marvel rollout is a sparkling package of fast-paced adventure that never stops for a breath. It doesn’t so much introduce its titular hero as propel him toward us like a fastball careening through time and space.

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Changeling: Hearty Bean Soup Recipe

Director Clint Eastwood resurrects a winning formula that seems to have been forgotten in recent Hollywood. Miraculously free of gratuitous plot twists, ear-splitting explosions, cartoon inspired characters, or incipient nihilism, his film is about real people, real events, and real human emotions.

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Brideshead Revisited: Beef Wellington

This film just reeks of class, from the superb acting to its homes of the rich and famous settings, with a script that is subtle and insightful. Once again we are reminded that no one can bring the full majesty of classic literature to the screen like the British.

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A Texas Thanksgiving: North and South Stuffing Recipe

Austin is the kind of laid-back city where even Hollywood stars and music legends can abandon their dark glasses and be themselves. No wonder Willie Nelson, Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey have called it home, while everyone from Quentin Tarantino to Dennis Quaid enjoys its eclectic charms whenever they can. Its sophisticated skyline is reflected in the tranquil waters of Lady Bird Lake, but you can eat even the most haute cuisine in your boots and blue jeans.

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American Gangster: Sweet Potato Pie

This epic film is a study in contrasts – sartorial splendor versus junkie dishabille, pandemic corruption at war with lonely integrity, and high-minded words interspersed with gut-wrenching deeds. Denzel Washington charms us as the suave villain and Russell Crowe effortlessly dons the skin of the dogged cop out to get him.

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