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Blue Plate Special

Author : Cheri Jetton
ISBN : 0803495056
Genre : Fiction
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Megan Stallings has hit the road to escape the heartbreak one man brought into her life, only to land in the arms of another. Blue-eyed rancher Chad Winslow has a penchant for rescuing damsels in distress, especially spunky, independent ones with big brown eyes. Megan's stranded by the roadside when Chad rides to the rescue. He's immediately smitten, but Megan has more important things to worry about. Chad takes her to his family's truck stop, where his parents welcome her like a long-lost daughter. As the truck stop diner's newest waitress, Megan settles in nicely, only to find herself more attracted to her irrepressible savior with each passing day. Just as she's about to give in to her heart's urging, fate steps in with today's blue plate special--heartbreak topped with a heavy dollop of deceit. Chad is married! Gravel flies and rubber burns when Megan hits the road again, with Chad in hot pursuit. Their road to happily ever after is full of potholes and detours, but could it be worth the trip?
Category: Fiction

Blue Plate Special

Author : Frances Norris
ISBN : 9781250087980
Genre : Fiction
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Both humorous and heartbreaking, Blue Plate Special serves up an uplifting exploration of the courage it takes to embrace life after loss. Thirty-three-year-old Julia Daniel doesn't really feel at home anywhere. Her life in L.A. is lonely, and her career as a food stylist for a struggling gourmet magazine falls well short of her desire to be a photographer. Although she liked growing up in Kentucky, ever since her mother's death and her father's remarriage, her birthplace hasn't felt like the right fit either. After the tragic deaths of her father and stepmother in a plane crash, Julia's true odyssey begins. Orphaned and adrift, she tries to find her way in the world while fending off a crazy boss, a pilfering stepsister, and a looming depression. Though shored up by two good friends and an excellent psychologist who helps her work through her grief, it is an unexpected-and comically disastrous-trip to Sedona for the magazine that finally enables Julia to move forward. Returning to L.A., she searches for the strength to strike out on her own, take a chance on love, and seek a tentative peace with her wayward stepsister. "A thoughtful look at making one's way in a world that's uncertain." - Publishers Weekly
Category: Fiction

Blue Plate Special

Author : Kate Christensen
ISBN : 9780385536271
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From acclaimed novelist Kate Christensen, Blue Plate Special is a mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness. “To taste fully is to live fully.” For Kate Christensen, food and eating have always been powerful connectors to self and world—“a subterranean conduit to sensuality, memory, desire.” Her appetites run deep; in her own words, she spent much of her life as “a hungry, lonely, wild animal looking for happiness and stability.” Now, having found them at last, in this passionate feast of a memoir she reflects upon her journey of innocence lost and wisdom gained, mistakes made and lessons learned, and hearts broken and mended. In the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher, Laurie Colwin, and Ruth Reichl, Blue Plate Special is a narrative in which food—eating it, cooking it, reflecting on it—becomes the vehicle for unpacking a life. Christensen explores her history of hunger—not just for food but for love and confidence and a sense of belonging—with a profound honesty, starting with her unorthodox childhood in 1960s Berkeley as the daughter of a mercurial legal activist who ruled the house with his fists. After a whirlwind adolescent awakening, Christensen strikes out to chart her own destiny within the literary world and the world of men, both equally alluring and dangerous. Food of all kinds, from Ho Hos to haute cuisine, remains an evocative constant throughout, not just as sustenance but as a realm of experience unto itself, always reflective of what is going on in her life. She unearths memories—sometimes joyful, sometimes painful—of the love between mother and daughter, sister and sister, and husband and wife, and of the times when the bonds of love were broken. Food sustains her as she endures the pain of these ruptures and fuels her determination not to settle for anything less than the love and contentment for which she’s always yearned. The physical and emotional sensuality that defines Christensen’s fiction resonates throughout the pages of Blue Plate Special. A vibrant celebration of life in all its truth and complexity, this book is about embracing the world through the transformative power of food: it’s about listening to your appetites, about having faith, and about learning what is worth holding on to and what is not.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Making The Blue Plate Special

Author : Florence Littauer
ISBN : 0781442982
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A creative and inspiring book to help families build traditions of appreciation for the simple things that can mean so much. (Relationships)
Category: Family & Relationships

Pablo Picasso The Blue Plate Special

Author : Don Heisz
ISBN : 9780986491412
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Pablo Picasso is in crisis! He has great ideas and great images trapped in his percolating mind. But he cannot find a pencil in his over-populated and overly-blue vast and spacious studio. Follow Pablo Picasso as he encounters strange sights and friendly faces through the streets of Paris in search of the elusive pencil. Original artwork by Laura O'Brien, inspired by the master himself (among others). Original short story and photography by Don Heisz.

Blue Plate Special

Author : Elizabeth McKeon
ISBN : 1888952016
Genre : Cooking, American
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This collection of more than 450 recipes from America's diners will make it possible to reproduce the comfort food provided in diners for more than 100 years. Interviews with diner employees and owners, articles about more than twenty diners, and more than 100 photographs.
Category: Cooking, American

The Last Blue Plate Special

Author : Abigail Padgett
ISBN : 0446562521
Genre : Fiction
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It seems impossible that two healthy female politicians could have both died from a cerebral hemorrhage within days of each other. The police hire Blue McCarron and Roxie Bouchie as consultants. The two women, who are involved professionally and personally, work with evangelical preachers, former convicts, and paintball playing plastic surgeons in order to find this unorthodox killer.
Category: Fiction

Blue Plate Special

Author : Harris Wheeler
ISBN : UCAL:B4322750
Genre : Drama
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Category: Drama

Blue Plate Specials Blue Ribbon Chefs

Author : Jane Stern
ISBN : 0867308400
Genre : Cooking
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A mouthwatering collection of recipes from some of the best diners and roadside cafes across America's Heartland features such scrumptious delights as Liver'n'Onions and Emmy's Big Buns to Fried Green Tomatoes and Snoot Sauce.
Category: Cooking

Blue Plate Special

Author : Ruth Birmingham
ISBN : 0425181863
Genre : Fiction
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Atlanta private detective Sunny Childs finds herself held hostage by a gun-toting teenager, who claims to be innocent of a clear-cut case of murder and who wants to prove it before he will let Sunny or any of the other hostages leave the Blind Pig Diner. By the author of Fulton County Blues. Original.
Category: Fiction

Dying For A Blue Plate Special

Author : Beth Kalikoff
ISBN : 1594142971
Genre : Fiction
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New Jersey expatriate Jewel Feynmann finds herself up to her kugel in aggro when her fledgling business, Blue Plate Catering, does dinner for Commencement Bay University, aka Zoo U. Keeping dreamy employee Del Troutman and runaway student waiters in line is hard enough. Then Zoo U Dean Matthew Mulcahy dies of poison at Blue Plate's dinner while hundreds of poorly dressed academics watch in horror. Chocolate-eyed homicide detective Ben Hartsock works the case in a quiet, capable, good-looking way-damn good-looking, not that Jewel cares-but too methodically for her East coast taste. Everyone from the Brown and Hailey candy factory to the Museum of Glass will think Blue Plate killed Mulcahy unless Jewel finds out who did. And yesterday. Jewel dives in among the college people, including foul-mouthed playwright Leo Wallinsky; puppy-like Ace Birney, fraternity boy; and watchful Helena Moore, in charge of student grievances and a lot more. Del pitches in. Together, they find out enough about Mulcahy and his women students to gag a mule. Ben's-no, Detective Hartsock's-official investigation gets close enough to lift Jewel's pulse to code red. Surely it's unethical for a cop to have sex with a suspect? When Jewel's e-mail box fills with death threats and Courtney Mitznick cancels her son's Bar Mitzvah buffet supper, Jewel really gets mad. Hair flying, she finally finds the answer with the murderer in Blue Plate's deserted kitchen, late at night. Maybe too late. Beth Kalikoff grew up in New Jersey and Connecticut. Her poetry and nonfiction have won national awards. Currently, she teaches writing at the University of Washington's Tacoma campus.
Category: Fiction

Blue Plate Special

Author : Michelle D. Kwasney
ISBN : 9781452104119
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Doomed loves, failed families, nixed dreamssomeone else's leftovers are heaped on our plates the day we come into this world. Big Macs and pop tunes mask the emptiness as Madeline watches her mom drink away their welfare checks. Until the day Tad, a quirky McDonald's counter boy, asks Madeline out for a date, and she gets her first taste of normal. But with a life thats anything but, how long can normal really last? Hanging with Jeremy, avoiding Mam, sticking Do Not Disturb Post-its on her heart, Desiree's mission is simple: party hard, graduate (well, maybe), get out of town. But after Desiree accepts half a meatball grinder, a cold drink, and a ride from her mother's boyfriend one rainy afternoon, nothing is ever simple again. Too many AP classes. Workaholic mom. Dad in prison. Still, Ariel's sultry new boyfriend, Shane, manages to make even the worst days delicious. But when an unexpected phone call forces a trip to visit a sick grandmother she's never met, revealing her family's dark past, Ariel struggles to find the courage to make the right choice for her own future. As three girls from three different decades lives converge, they discover they are connected ways they could never imagine. Each of them finds strength that brings her closer to healing a painful past, and faith that there is a happier future.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Blue Plate Special

Author : Tommy Adkins
ISBN : 198113705X
Genre :
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Down 98, over to Cape San Blas Road, across to Lone Pine and up the path, a little two story cabin sits right on the beach. Upstairs in the bedroom, you pull the sheet up a little. The breeze through the window has gotten a bit chilly. A half dozen pillows keep you propped up. The glow of the lamp on the bedside table next to the window gives out just enough light to read. You're holding the little book you got in the mail today. The glass of wine under the lamp has one more swallow. The vegetable soup is still warm and comforting in your belly. The sweet corn, new potatoes, fresh tomatoes. The book had filled your head with good folks throughout the south. Some of them maybe even angels. Words that had brought you to the point where you knew it was ok not to worry, not to grieve, not to fret...if not for just a little while. The sound of the waves right outside draws your eyes to a close and this day is pleasantly over.

Blue Plate Special

Author : Damon Runyon
ISBN : WISC:89006936157
Genre : Fiction
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American Vegan Kitchen

Author : Tamasin Noyes
ISBN : 0980013119
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 47.30 MB
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Do you ever crave the delicious comfort foods served at your local diner, deli, or neighborhood cafe? This cookbook shows you how to make vegan versions of your favorite dishes in your own home kitchen.These 175+ recipes will satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike with deli sandwiches, burgers and fries, mac and cheese, pasta, pizza, omelets, pancakes, tasty soups and salads, casseroles, and desserts. Put together your own Blue Plate Specials from the roadside eateries of Route 66. Sample favorites from the cafes of San Francisco to the bistros of New York. Enjoy truly great American flavors from tempting ethnic dishes to the homestyle comfort foods of the heartland.Recipes include: Around-the-Clock Coffee Cake, Beer-Battered Onion Rings, Darngood Donut Bites, Cajun Pot Pie, Fork-and-Knife Reubens, Midtown Greek Salad, Spicy Balsamic Maple Wingz, Yankee Cornbread, Southern Fried Seitan, Mom's Apple Pie, and many more.From coast-to-coast and cover-to-cover, American Vegan Kitchen helps you serve up great homestyle vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts. The book contains 30 full-color photos and helpful icons to bring American comfort food home to your table.
Category: Cooking

The Blue Plate Diner Cookbook

Author : Tim Lloyd
ISBN : 0976145022
Genre : Cooking
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Simple, delicious recipes combine with sassy retro illustrations to make this cookbook fun to use or give as a gift. Featuring favorites from a popular eatery in Madison, Wisconsin, The Blue Plate Diner Cookbook lies flat for easy use and includes Soups, Salads, Big Bowls, Sandwiches, Pasta, Entrees, Kids, and Desserts. (Don t eat the kids!)"
Category: Cooking

Ceramics Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015039949477
Genre : Ceramics
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Category: Ceramics

From Scratch

Author : Rachel Goodman
ISBN : 9781476774695
Genre : Fiction
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A down-home, feel-good debut Southern romance, From Scratch explores one woman’s journey back home to Dallas, Texas, where her family is cooking up a plan that doesn’t quite suit her tastes… Thirty-year-old Lillie Turner grew up with maple syrup stuck to her skin and bacon grease splattered on her clothes, courtesy of working in the family diner. Thank goodness she escaped all that when she moved to Chicago five years ago. Now a successful strategy consultant and newly engaged to a man who complements her like biscuits and gravy, she has everything she wants. When an urgent phone call about her father’s health pulls Lillie back to Dallas, she soon learns it was a ruse to bring her home so she can run the diner she’d rather avoid and compete in the Upper Crust, an annual baking competition, with no option to withdraw. Lillie is furious and ready to run back to Chicago, but her father’s haggard appearance makes her wonder if he’s hiding something. Things go from bad to worse when Nick, her handsome ex and the only man she ever truly loved, reappears, looking as scrumptious as ever. Lillie’s trip home forces her to question the path she’s chosen, find her place in the family she abandoned, and wonder if the life she left behind is what she really wants after all.
Category: Fiction

Murder At The Blue Plate Cafe

Author : Judy Alter
ISBN : 1622371550
Genre : Fiction
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"When twin sisters Kate and Donna inherit their grandmother's restaurant, the Blue Plate Café in Wheeler, Texas, there's immediate conflict. Donna wants to sell and use her money to establish a B&B; Kate wants to keep the Café. So, Kate leaves a Dallas career and a married lover to move back to Wheeler, while Donna plans her B&B and complicates her life by having an affair with her sole investor. Kate soon learns that Wheeler is not the idyllic small town of fourteen years earlier. When Donna's investor is shot, all signs point to her and she is arrested. Kate must defend her sister, which proves more difficult than either of them would have thought ... but Gram guides them all the way from the grave. Or does she?"--P. 4 of cover.
Category: Fiction