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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.


Mud: Arkansas Sin Appetizer Recipe

A tale as timeless as the Mississippi where love and loneliness live side by side on its muddy shores. Matthew McConaughey is a mysterious stranger who touches the lives of two young boys who find dark undercurrents in their familiar river.   

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Interstellar: Creamed Corn with Onion, Chives, and Bacon Recipe

It lacks the grandeur and big moments of Arthur C. Clark’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Nor is it the technical triumph of last year’s Gravity. But Interstellar has what they both lacked – a story and characters we genuinely care about.

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Pan’s Labyrinth: Shepherd's Potatoes Recipe

This exquisite tapestry weaves the final brutalities of the Spanish Civil War with a fantasy world equally dark, brooding, and filled with menace. A morality tale that refuses to moralize, it is presented in that half-light before the dawn, when vivid dreams overlap daylight’s pending reality, and the beasts of ancient lore still hold sway over minds innocent and true.

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Jennifer Eight: Persimmon Cheesecake Recipe

Feast on a filet mignon mystery that will pique your intellect and send a shiver up your spine. While the underpinnings of the film are ghastly in themselves – a serial killer has just finished off his eighth victim – the horror does not slap you in the face. Instead it nibbles around the edges of the screen like a malevolent shadow with a hunger that will not die.

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Red Cliff, Parts I and II: Lantern Festival Rice Ball Recipe

This two part Asian release by John Woo has it all, an epic war film on a par with Gone with the Wind or Excalibur, the classics Beowulf or The Iliad. It is fierce with fighting, blood, and death, with no post-modern apologies.

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