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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 Brave One: Ultimate Greek Sala Recipe

This is the thinking man’s vigilante film, peppered with artsy NPR radio monologue as well as quotes by D. H. Lawrence and Emily Dickinson. But there’s plenty of badass, too, and Jodie Foster wears her compulsive vengeance like second skin, blowing away bad guys with a driven lethal fury as cold as it is addictive.

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Nanny McPhee: Raspberry Trifle with Sherry Drizzle Recipe

They’ve successfully rid themselves of seventeen nannies, and the teeming brood of seven is ready to take out this new one in record time. But Nanny McPhee – from her twin hairy warts to her crookedly magical stick – is a force to be reckoned with. Let the games begin.

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Away from Her: Apple Sour Cream Cake Recipe

If you long for a break from summertime’s endless froth, be sure to see this starkly unsentimental portrait of a couple coping with the ruthless unraveling of Alzheimer’s disease. The radiant Julie Christie lends the film intrinsic beauty and class, making her inevitable mental eclipse perhaps easier or more difficult to watch.

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada: Roasted Corn with Cilantro Butter Recipe

This tale of poetic justice is as stark and beautiful as its West Texas landscape and as unpredictable as the creatures that inhabit it. Although it careens between cynicism and sentimentality, the grotesque and absurd, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is intriguing, at times poignant, and guaranteed to generate a great discussion afterward.

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Spider-Man 3: Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Spider-Man still careens from New York’s skyscrapers with audacious grace, but the grounded Peter Parker embraces his newfound fame with less ease. Even before the gooey black meteor gel brings out his dark side, we see Peter heading that way on his own. Let’s face it-- a steady diet of glory is a bit rich for Geeks.

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