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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.


Enchanted: New York Street Food

What if Alice didn’t stumble into Wonderland, but instead the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts exploded out of the rabbit hole into our world? Something along those lines happens when a Beautiful Princess, her Prince Charming, and a persistently annoying Evil Queen erupt from a manhole in modern Manhattan.

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Hugo: Grand Marnier Chocolate Truffle Cocktail

“It’s Neverland and Oz and Treasure Island all wrapped into one.” Hugo’s young Isabelle is describing a bookshop in Paris, but she might as well be talking about this splendid film, one of the best releases of 2011. Another is Steven Spielberg's War Horse.

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Casino Royale: Vodka Martini

Brash and blond, the new Bond is more cutthroat than connoisseur, substance rather than style, a man concerned with getting the job done even if he has to bloody up his tailored threads to do so. Gone is the high tech gimmickry, the eccentric evil geniuses intent on world power. Instead this gritty no nonsense film sees the real world as dangerous enough without having to fluff it up with science fiction fantasy.

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: Hungarian Potato Casserole

This Bond classic stands apart from the pack just as Daniel Craig’s does. Serial seducer Bond breaks form and falls hard and fast for a countess in this most faithful adaptation of an Ian Fleming novel. The gadgets are few and far between, the action is more hard-hitting and authentic than ever, and the ending certainly not the light fluff we have come to expect.

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A Texas Thanksgiving: North and South Stuffing Recipe

Austin is the kind of laid-back city where even Hollywood stars and music legends can abandon their dark glasses and be themselves. No wonder Willie Nelson, Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey have called it home, while everyone from Quentin Tarantino to Dennis Quaid enjoys its eclectic charms whenever they can. Its sophisticated skyline is reflected in the tranquil waters of Lady Bird Lake, but you can eat even the most haute cuisine in your boots and blue jeans.

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