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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.


The Hundred-Foot Journey: Boef Bourguignon a la Hassan Recipe

“It’s sharp and cool in the mouth, all at once. Do you know how long it takes chefs to learn that?” Helen Mirren’s Madame Mallory says that about an omelet, but the same can be said of this delightful film.


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Julie and Julia: Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

Yum! As light as a buttery croissant, as effervescent as dry champagne, and as warm and earthy as its centerpiece Beef Burgundy, this delicious film is a must see. Meryl Streep is divine as the cooking icon, Julia Child, wielding the trademark voice and physical idiosyncrasies as fearlessly as Julia ever did her stainless steel kitchen knife.

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The White Countess: White Russian Cocktail Recipe

Think of everything that guarantees box office gold – squealing car chases, steamy passion, rampant explosions, tortuous plot twists, hormone addled teens or octogenarians, and a peppering of coarse humor thrown in for good measure. Well, you’ll get none of it with this final Merchant Ivory collaboration set in 1936 Shanghai, but the simple story will stay with you long after the latest blockbuster fades from memory.

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Evil Under the Sun: Chicken Curry: Cari Poule Recipe

This 1981 Hercule Poirot classic takes us back to the fabulous forties where we escape to a king’s mansion nestled in rocky crags overlooking a sapphire bay. Sip your favorite cocktail and bask in the warmth, but don’t forget that there is Evil Under the Sun.

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A Most Wanted Man: German Coffee with Rum Recipe

Despite its technical artistry, the lauded final performance by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, as well as screenwriting lineage tracing back to thoroughbred spymaster John le Carré, this film limps to the finish line.

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