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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 Black Dahlia: Roasted Spring Chicken With Garden Vegetables

A for atmosphere and acting, but C for a plot that is as contrived as it is confusing. The notorious and grotesque Black Dahlia murder flashes before us in bits and pieces – excuse the pun – but it is really no more than a backdrop for the cloud of lust and loyalty, duty and obsession that swirls around the interlocking lives of two LAPD detectives and their best gal in the film noir forties.

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Going Japanese in Las Vegas: Japanese Pancakes

How about a quick trip around the world to shake you out of the winter doldrums? Maybe you are thinking that you don’t have the time or money to make such trip, but I have a very affordable alternative. Enjoy a long weekend in Las Vegas and you can experience the beauty of Venice’s canals, the majesty of the Eiffel tower, and the exquisite simplicity of a Japanese garden. Without risking a dime at the gaming tables, you can fill your days to the brim.

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Superman Returns: Kryptonite Cocktails

Superman’s return to earth is bittersweet as the man of steel finds that his heart is not. The nostalgic tribute to American’s number one superhero is both mythic and mundane, timeless yet tied down to comfortable clichés of the present.

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In Good Company: Baked Ziti-A La Italian

Scarlett Johansson uttered its critical death knell when she said, “I’m cursed with an utterly functional family.” Not surprising that most critics could barely mete out two stars. I say it's surprisingly fresh and defintely worth renting.

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The Constant Gardener: Oysters Mombasa

The Constant Gardener should have taken heed of its title and done some much needed weeding. A coarse thicket of comfortable clichés nearly chokes out the light and beauty in this heavy-handed political thriller.

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