Join Miami’s Mango Mama, Jen Karetnick, for a culinary tour of all things mango. She invites you into her home, the Mango House, where many of these luscious recipes were created. She introduces you to the Mango Gang, a group of world-renowned chefs including Allen Susser and Norman Van Aken. These chefs make frequent use of the bounty from Jen’s ninety-year-old trees in their Miami restaurants, and inMango, they share some of their favorite recipes.
Karetnick discusses the best methods for picking, preparing, and eating mangos and shares expert tips on how to dehydrate and freeze them so you can enjoy this delicious fruit year-round. The easy-to-follow, exquisite recipes run the gamut from smoothies to cocktails, from mango blintzes for breakfast to jerked grouper with mango-fig chutney for dinner, and from mangría (mango-flavored sangría) to mangospacho (mango-infused gazpacho). If you’re looking for a tantalizing hint of mango in your dish or a tropical explosion of flavor, this book has just the right recipe for you.
About the Author:
Jen Karetnick is the dining critic for MIAMIMagazine and creative writing director at Miami Arts Charter School.
A gifted writer makes her fiction debut with this lyrical and haunting story of missed chances and enduring love, set against the backdrop of high society Charleston, which probes the eternal question: can we ever truly go home again?
When Eliza Poinsett left the elegant world of Charleston for college, she never expected it would take her ten years to return. Now almost a decade later, she is an art historian in London with a charming Etonian boyfriend who adores her. But the past catches up with her when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding in the English countryside.
Already unnerved by the encounter, Eliza’s carefully guarded equilibrium is shattered when she meets Henry again in Charleston, where she’s come for her stepsister’s debut. Set against a backdrop of stately homes, the seductive Lowcountry landscape, and the entangled lives of families who trace their ancestors back for generations, Eliza has to decide if she is willing to risk everything for which she has worked so hard to be with the only man she has ever truly loved.
Charleston is an evocative, melancholy novel about one woman’s love—for both a man and an unforgettable city. Emotionally resonant, beguiling in its atmosphere, it illuminates the elusive notion of home, and explores whether we can we truly ever go back to the place—and the people—that indelibly shaped us.
About the Author:
Margaret Bradham Thornton is the editor of Tennessee Williams's Notebooks, for which she received the Bronze ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for Autobiography/Memoir and the C. Hugh Holman Prize for the best volume of southern literary scholarship, given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. She is a native of Charleston, a graduate of Princeton University, and currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. It showed you your soul—it showed you who you really were.
The wizard couldn’t look at it without turning away. The king couldn’t look at it. The courtiers couldn’t look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for sixty seconds without turning away. And no one could.
The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other’s eye, after we have seen who we really are?
Powered by both wit and compassion, and in characteristically vivid prose, Martin Amis’s unforgettable new novel excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul.
About the Author:
Martin Amis is the author of thirteen previous novels, most recently Lionel Asbo; the memoir Experience; two collections of stories and six works of nonfiction. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“They won’t stay dead!” proclaimed the theatrical poster for filmmaker George A. Romero’s cinematic masterpiece Night of the Living Dead (1968). That banner headline, describing the film’s undead ghouls, has come to define the zombie genre, which continues to reach unprecedented heights of worldwide popularity. ZOMBIES ON FILM: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema takes readers on an illustrative journey through all nine decades of undead cinema, chronicling popular culture’s most terrifyingly enduring and endearing monsters in the very medium their shuffling, rotting, flesh-eating characteristics were created and shaped—at the movies! For nearly a century, the zombie genre has thrived on a creative and cultural transfer of influences from generation to generation of storytellers, filmmakers, and artists. This book chronicles the remarkable true story of
how these individuals and their creative works, through time, collectively built a modern legend, covering the most popular, most influential, most overlooked—and of course, the most terrifying—films featuring zombies.
Author Ozzy Inguanzo’s insightful, witty, and informative text is complemented with an illustrated foreword, and contains more than 300 photographs, movie posters, and behind-the-scenes images featuring scores of classic films including Bela Lugosi’s White Zombie (1932), Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and Lucio Fulci's cult classic Zombie (1979), as well as more recent offerings from blockbuster directors such as Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive (1990), Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead (2004), the breakthrough series The Walking Dead(2010), and Brad Pitt’s mega-hit World War Z (2013).
Expertly curated and filled with images spanning the breadth of cinematic history, ZOMBIES ON FILM: The
Definitive Story of Undead Cinema is perfect for film fans, students, and pop culture junkies.
About the Contributors:
Ozzy Inguanzo is a writer and filmmaker whose work in the motion picture industry spans all facets of moviemaking, from development and production through post-production and marketing. His experience includes Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, Green Lantern , Oz the Great and Powerful , and The Wolverine. Ozzy's documentary Tomas Milian: Acting on Instinct is featured on the newly restored release of the Spaghetti Western cult classic The Big Gundown. He is the author of Constructing Green Lantern: From Page to Screen.
Max Landis is a writer and filmmaker with nearly a dozen projects in development and production in various mediums. He became best known for the hit film Chronicle and for his short Internet parodies The Death and Return of Superman and most recently, The Slap. He is the screenwriter of American Ultra , Frankenstein, and his forthcoming feature film directorial debut Me Him Her.
"All my life I have wanted to travel through Mexico to learn authentic recipes from each region and now I don’t have to – Margarita has done it for me!" – Eva Longoria
The first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, written by a living culinary legend, Mexico: The Cookbook features an unprecedented 700 recipes from across the entire country, showcasing the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican cuisine. Author Margarita Carrillo Arronte has dedicated 30 years to researching, teaching, and cooking Mexican food, resulting in this impressive collection of Snacks and Street Food, Starters and Salads, Eggs, Soups, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Accompaniments, Rice and Beans, Breads and Pastries, and Drinks and Desserts.
Beautifully illustrated with 200 full‐color photographs, the book includes dishes such as Acapulco‐style ceviche, Barbacoa de Pollo from Hidalgo, classic Salsa Ranchera, and the ultimate Pastel Tres Leches, each with notes on recipe origins, ingredients, and techniques, along with contributions from top chefs such as Enrique Olvera and Hugo Ortega.
About the Chef:
Margarita Carrillo Arronte is a chef, author, TV host, restaurateur, and a global ambassador of Mexican cuisine. Born and raised in Mexico, she has dedicated the past 35 years to researching, studying, teaching, and cooking traditional Mexican food. Carrillo-Arronte was trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Cultura Culinaria/UNAM and is the former owner of Don Emiliano in Los Cabos, Baja, Turtux restaurant in Mexico City and La Colina in Tokyo, Japan. She is known as one of the most well respected chefs in Mexico. She has been a member of Slow Food International since 1996 and has participated 4 times in the Salone del Gusto in Torino, Italy. In 2010, She is a member of the Conservatory of the Gastronomic Culture of Mexico, the small group of professionals that campaigned to get Mexican cuisine recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and succeeded. She was named the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture's Chef and organized Mexican food festivals and several gala dinners around the world - such as the G-20 Summit in 2012, a cultural leader in The World Economic forum in Davos, Executive Chef of the United Nation Climate Change Conference in Can Cun 2010 as well as countless events with top dignitaries such as Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, George W. Bush, Her Majesty Masako Crown Princess of Japan, Angela Merkel Prime Minister of Germany, Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar as well as countless celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Harrison Ford, Lance Armstrong, Rick Baileys, Massimo Bottura.
She is currently hosting the third season of her 13 Episode TV series for ElGourmet channel in Latin America, that has featured the traditions and cuisines of Oaxaca, Puebla and most recently "The Cuisine from the Stone: Metates y Molcajetes, Cocina tradicional Mexicana". She won the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Hospitality Sciences "San Pascual Bailon" (2013). And she is a member of Academie Culinaire de France. She has appeared on various broadcast outlets such as NPR's "The Splendid Table" and Rick Bayless' "Mexico One Plate at a Time." She is the author of Mexico: The Cookbook as well as Tamales y Atoles Mexicanos .
She has given countless keynote speeches around traditional Mexican cuisine in places like Brazil, Peru, Japan, China, France, England, Ireland, Italy, USA, Canada, Spain, Colombia and many other countries. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She lives in Mexico City.
Lush and warm, South Florida is a gardener’s dream and a birder’s delight. James Kushlan and Kirsten Hines draw on their years of experience to provide practical, ecologically sound advice for creating landscapes that will appeal to the many birds that can be found in the region.
Aimed primarily at backyard gardeners and birders, but applicable for commercial landscapers as well, their precepts can be applied to a broad range of outdoor spaces, from balconies to suburban yards to rural estates. The authors identify plants that provide food or shelter and explain how each can attract specific bird species. They also explain what plants work well together, offer advice on simplifying garden maintenance, and provide tips on how other elements can make an area avian-friendly.
Filled with brilliant photographs, Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens addresses a conspicuous void in the literature on two of America’s most popular activities.
About the Authors:
Kushlan is an ornithologist, educator, writer, and
provided the impetus for the Bird Conservation Program at Fairchild Tropical
Botanic Garden. Hisprofessional career has encompassed being research associate
at the Smithsonian Institution, director of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research
Center, professor and biology department chair at The University of
Mississippi, professor of biology at Texas A&M-Commerce, and wildlife
biologist atEverglades National Park. He has been president of the American
Ornithologists’ Union and the Waterbird Society and editor of the journal Waterbirds. He was chair and senior
author of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative and founder of Waterbird
Conservation for the Americas. He founded and chairs the IUCN Heron Specialist
Group (HeronConservation). He has served on the Boards of American
Ornithologists’ Union, American Bird Conservancy, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary,
Tropical Audubon Society, North American Bird Conservation Initiative,
Waterbird Conservation for the Americas, and chaired the Bird Conservation
Alliance. He has his PhD from the University of Miami and honorary doctorates
from Thiel College and John Cabot University. He has served on the boards of
Tropical Audubon Society and Biscayne Nature Center and currently is a member
of the boards of American Ornithologists’ Union, Waterbird Conservation for
the Americas, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Zoological Society of Florida,
HistoryMiami, and the Everglades Foundation. He has published over 200 technical papers and 6 books, including (with Kirsten Hines) Attracting
Birds to South Florida Gardensand
Birds of Fairchild, and the forthcoming Images of America: Key Biscayne.
Kirsten Hines is a writer, photographer and
environmental educator focused on conservation and nature travel. With a master’s in biology, long
term studies of iguanas and a member of the the IUCN Iguana Specialist Group,
all her work is grounded in solid ecological and biological premises. She is
coauthor of Natives for Your Neighborhood, the online plant conservation
resource of the Institute for Regional Conservation. She has served on the
board of the Tropical Audubon Society. She aims to expose nature and its
inhabitants unrefined in her photography; to lure viewers deeper into the lives
of the wildlife and plants surrounding. She has won photography awards at
National Geographic and Green Cay Nature Center. Her photographs have appeared
in various publications, websites, and brochures, including as the 2011 cover
of Herpetological Review. Her photographs also appear in Attracting
Birds to South Florida Gardens,
which she co-authored. She is coauthor of the forthcoming book, Images
of AmericaKey Biscayne.
Get “buzzed” with Algonquin’s Authors: An Evening of Readings, Wine, Trivia and Prizes!
Set in the American West in the 1880s, this absorbing family saga chronicles the journey of two boys in search of their father—a man coming to terms with his buried past. Both intimate and epic, The High Divide has the wide audience appeal of Cold Mountain and The Son.
From the critically acclaimed author of Life Among Giants. In this suspenseful love story, a wealthy lawyer offers a woman a ride to her isolated cabin just as the storm of the century is about to hit their rural Maine town.
Clarke, author of the bestselling An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, pushes the limits of the absurd to hilarious and profoundly moving effect in his new satirical novel, which follows a Dutch cartoonist who is placed in witness protection in small-town upstate New York.
Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman.
Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future.
But more trouble is brewing. Starkey’s group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they’ll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad—which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future.
About the Author:
Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind Dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy,Downsiders, and The Schwa Was Here, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. The father of four children, Neal lives in California. Visit him at Storyman.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.
Presentador, Horacio Knaber, periodista y escritor
Patria, migración y
después… Es un libro que invita a la reflexión sobre los aspectos
psicológicos que conlleva la migración. A su vez, Ana Rita Franco incluye, de
manera comprometida y responsable, su propia experiencia de inmigrante. Es
precisamente esto último, lo que hace aún más interesante el contenido. Se
destaca una escritura amena y sin demasiados tecnicismos, que aproximan al lector
a una mejor comprensión de ciertos procesos psicológicos que debería transitar todo
migrante, en mayor o menor grado.
Patria, migración y
después…hacen de esta publicación no solamente su título, sino
también sus tres ejes principales.
Patria: Narra el origen
e identidad de los grupos humanos, su relación jurídica, histórica y afectiva
con aquél lugar considerado patria, su cultura, costumbres y la idiosincrasia que caracteriza a
los congéneres. Como ciudadana uruguaya, la autora reseña características que
hacen a lo peculiar de un colectivo social. Pero, invita a hacer el ejercicio
de investigar y reconocer aquellas particularidades identitarias, que han
prevalecido a lo largo de la historia de la comunidad de origen a la que se
Migración: Ningún ser
humano es inmune a padecer cierto nivel de estrés en el proceso de adaptación a
un nuevo lugar, lo que junto a las variables de cada situación, marcarán de una manera única y particular
cada vivencia migratoria. Se darán procesos de integración normales y también
patológicos, donde aparecen conductas
esperables o estancamientos que pudieran considerarse un desafío a la Salud
Mental. Desde las consecuencias más elementales a las más intrincadas, las dinámicas
particulares que se dan en los diferentes vínculos, los miedos, ansiedades y
los mecanismos de defensas involucrados, son algunos de los tópicos más
relevantes que se mencionan en esta parte del libro.
Y después… Esta tercera
y última parte, detalla algunos posibles después
de la migración. Pero por sobre todo, invita a los lectores, migrantes o no, a
reflexionar con el propósito de ir hacia la búsqueda de un conocimiento
personal que les permitirá abordar cualquiera sea la problemática que se le plantee
en la vida.
Es de destacar que “Patria,
migración y después” ha sido declarado
de Interés Ministerial, por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la
República Oriental del Uruguay. Dicha declaración ha sido obtenida por ser
considerado “de suma importancia para la Dirección de Vinculación en virtud de
la comunicación e información que brinda a la Diáspora, así como también para
la sociedad uruguaya en su conjunto”.
Sobre la autora:
Franco, nació en Montevideo, Uruguay. Es Licenciada en Psicología. A partir de su experiencia migratoria y de la
observación analítica de otros migrantes, comenzó a estudiar los aspectos
psicológicos y emocionales de la migración. Actualmente, desarrolla su tarea profesional
como Coordinadora de Talleres de Reconstrucción: “Nuestras Historias como Migrantes”
en el Sur de la Florida. También se desempeña como psicoterapeuta. Escribe en la
revista “Códigos Y Valores”, Boletín Informativo del Consulado Uruguayo en Miami y en la revista
Functional Anatomy of Yoga is a rare gem. This book enables both the casual reader and the seasoned practitioner to understand and implement the anatomical structure and function of the body in yoga. Written with a conversational tone, the book delivers the complex subject of human anatomy in a way that is both provocative and clear.
The underlying theme of the book is integration. David Keil outlines how yoga teachers and practitioners can utilize a deeper understanding of their anatomy as they approach the larger scheme of yoga. How do the supposed “parts and pieces” of the body synchronize to support integrated movement? Finally, how do the various yoga postures interrelate from the perspective of functional anatomy?
Not only is David Keil an authority on the subject of anatomy, but he also has the wisdom and first-hand experience of a skilled yoga teacher and practitioner. He has been presenting the subject of anatomy in a way that is interesting, meaningful, and applicable to teachers and students alike since 2000. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour images and photographs to clearly explain the concepts and asanas, Functional Anatomy of Yoga will assist you in reaching new heights in your yoga practice using the “laboratory” of the body and the tools of yoga asana.
About the Author:
David Keil was introduced to yoga in 1989 by his Tai Chi Chuan teacher. Both the Tai Chi and Yoga practice at the ripe age of 17 began his research into his own mind-body connections. His search continued through massage therapy where he discovered many insights and affirmations of what he had been exploring and finding on his own through his practices. One of the most important elements was the specific understanding of the musculoskeletal system and how fascinating, beautiful, and amazing the body is on the scientific level and how that directly played into and off of his own understanding of the human body. He was given names and explanations for some of things he had been experiencing and feeling.
As an instructor of Kinesiology (the study of movement and musculoskelatal anatomy) at Miami’s Educating Hands School of Massage from 1999-2003, David developed a fun, informal and informative style of teaching. By repeatedly teaching incoming students who had no prior understanding of anatomy, David was confronted with the problem of making such a complex and beautiful system accessible and understandable to the average person.
David brings his unique style and ability to make things simple to the yoga world. Because of his passion and desire to share the human body with everyone, he delivers this complex and sometimes frustrating topic in a way that is very accessible and understandable to yoga practitioners.
Over the years David has used his skills as a Neuromuscular Therapist to help people reduce their chronic pain patterns. He often brings this information into his workshops where students are regularly uncovering painful patterns or injuries in their bodies.
David was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 1999. But it was in 2001 that he met John Scott in Penzance, UK presenting his anatomy workshops for the first time oversees. Two weeks practicing with John was transformational and he realized that he had found his teacher. This began a relationship of both teacher/student as well as a collaborative colleague relationship that continues today. David still teaches anatomy for all of John’s Teacher Training courses.
It was also John who told David to go to Mysore, India the following year, which he did. David arrived in Mysore in 2002 where he had the honor of studying with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the “old” shala. In fact, it was the last year that the old shala was used for practice. David was authorized in 2004 and returned yearly for extended visits to Mysore with his wife Gretchen Suarez. They are both Authorized Level 2 and grateful for their time in Mysore and meeting Guruji and studying with R. Sharath, his grandson over the years.