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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.

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The Quiet Man: Lamb Shanks Braised in Guinness Stout Recipe

It’s St. Paddy’s Day! Why not come with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara to Ireland? This vintage film is also a trip back to the high-flying fifties, when we were feeling our oats, flexing our muscles, and flaunting our bold Yank ways.

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The Company: Chicken Paprikash Recipe

Cloak and Dagger, American style. Forget MI6 and all those British stiff upper lips, and relive the Cold War in all its paranoid brutality through the eyes of three intrepid Yank spymasters.

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Date Night: Seafood Risotto Recipe

Sure, it’s laugh out loud funny at times, but what really anchors this film are the two leads. Only Tina Fey and Steven Carell could make it cool to be so square. They are real even if the plot isn’t, exploring the comic realities of marriage and middle age with a minimum of cynicism and snark.

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Zathura: Dagwood Sandwich Recipe

You’ll never look at a board game in quite the same way after Zathura takes you on a wild ride past meteor showers, black holes, and flesh-eating space lizards.

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Gran Torino: Hmong Stir-Fry

Dirty Harry in retirement. Or coming out of it to finish off a few gangbanger thugs. At least, that’s what the trailers would have you believe. But this 2008 Clint Eastwood venture has a lot more depth and philosophical heft than you might expect.

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