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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.


Tell No One: Sautéed Sole Meuniere Recipe

This taut French thriller is fast paced and well crafted with a plot that evolves out of rather than around its eclectic cast of characters. Unlike too many recent films that depend upon torturous twists that end up in a tangle, this yarn yields a skein than runs smooth and true.

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The Debt: German Ham – Lentil Soup Recipe

It’s billed as a political thriller, but don’t expect the adrenaline-fueled ride of the Jason Bourne franchise with its nonstop action, quick escapes, and plot twists. This is more like the real thing – squalid rooms, and an enveloping claustrophobia that compromises the mission and consciences of a young trio of Mossad agents.

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Cinderella Man: Classic Mashed Potatoes

Put aside the popcorn and feast on some fillet mignon in a film where quiet dignity and grim determination define a real hero. Cinderella Man has no invading aliens or comic book shenanigans -- only the quiet desperation of the Great Depression.

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Inside Man: New York Style Pizza Recipe

Like a talented chef creating a dish from someone’s leftovers, Spike Lee takes the stale ingredients of a bank heist and cooks up something surprisingly fresh. It’s not cops and robbers so much as psychological warfare, and with the likes of Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen playing the mind games, who wouldn’t want a front row seat?

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Independence Day: Resurgence: Red, White, and Blue Cocktail Recipe 

It’s a somewhat decent popcorn movie, but it isn’t the extra butter deluxe item we remember from 20 years ago.

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