I don’t actually own a bodice (does control underwear count?) but if I did, I am pretty sure having it ripped from my person by the strong hands of a devilish Scottish warrior would indeed “ignite me with longing”. People may get all snobby when it comes to reading romance, but it is still one of our most popular genres.
Personally I prefer to be Ravishing in Red or Sinful in Satin as I am pretty sure you get to sit down through most of that and taming anyone sounds far too much like hard work – especially in control underwear!
Divided into seasons, each set of recipes is grouped by the families that cook them. The families, their land and their stories are each introduced, and then each recipe is enhanced with more family stories and Allyson’s tips. Instead of primped and posed food shots, there are pictures of people, plants, land and animals, as well as beautifully photographed simply presented food, mostly cooked by the families themselves.
This book is as far removed from the normal fare of cookery book as a single-serve prepackaged chicken breast in the supermarket is from a home kill pig, spit roasted and shared with friends in the shade afforded by the canopy of an apple orchard. It is a treasure. A sample of our people — fishermen, farmers, market gardeners. their lives, and their food. A slice of New Zealand, all to savour.
I’m sneakily inserting a kind of advertorial into the blog here, and purely for personal reasons, too.
See, it’s like this: I’m currently working at the new Central South City, and while there’s a few gaps in the shelves, there’s ONE area that is a smidgeon overstocked. Oddly, it’s an area that at old Central was full-on and flat-out all the time, and we couldn’t keep stuff ON the shelf, and all I can think is that you guys don’t realise it’s HERE now …
To be frank, I need some space. Also, my poor old knees aren’t what they used to be, and all that kneeling down to shelve things is making me creaky.
And the payoff for you guys is that you get to come to a cool new library, see all the shiny shiny new titles we’ve got, and all of this before anyone else realises that there’s a bunch of graphic novels sitting here that no-one else knows about …
With the Central Library currently out-of-bounds, we do not have the same access to magazines that we once had. I have found a way around this though – and you don’t even have to leave the warmth of home. Popular magazines is an electronic resource that contains the full-text of over 1,000 magazines covering current events, sports, science, health and more. From this resource you can explore a variety of interests from:
Redecorating your home;
Keeping up with the latest news;
Researching investment opportunities;
Reading the latest celebrity gossip;
Finding exercise and dieting information;
Upgrading your computer.
Time, National Geographic, Newsweek and Fortune, to Vanity Fair, Men’s Health and Sports Illustrated are just some of the titles covered! View the full title list here [XML]