Was it a nightmare—the result of a bad case of indigestion—or did something truly scary happen after dinner in the Argentine town of Coronel Pringles? One Saturday night a bankrupt bachelor in his sixties and his mother dine with a wealthy friend. They discuss their endlessly connected neighbors. They talk about a mysterious pit that opened up one day, and the old bricklayer who sometimes walked to the cemetery to cheer himself up. Anxious to show off his valuable antiques, the host shows his guests old windup toys and takes them to admire an enormous doll. Back at home, the bachelor decides to watch some late night TV before retiring. The news quickly takes a turn for the worse as, horrified, the newscaster finds herself reporting about the dead rising from their graves, leaving the cemetery, and sucking the blood of the living—all somehow, disturbingly reminiscent of the dinner party.
Author: J. R. Dale
Release Date: 2005-11
Oh No! What's for Dinner? was born from my own need to organize daily meals and grocery shopping. As a busy homeschooling mother of two young children, I found that I was often looking at the clock at 5:00 pmthinking, 'Oh no! What's for dinner?'Oh No! What's for Dinner? is not about "quick meals" per se, it is about organizing the meals, following menus and shopping for what you need for the coming week.The book includes five weeks of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The recipes are easy to follow and meals can be prepared with minimal effort. The weekly shopping lists organize your shopping chore into a well planned outing, saving time, money and less throwing out of week old leftovers.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The darkly suspenseful tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives—all over the course of one meal. Now a major motion picture. “Chilling, nasty, smart, shocking, and unputdownable.”—Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl It’s a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act—an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children, and as civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK “A European Gone Girl . . . A sly psychological thriller.”—The Wall Street Journal “Brilliantly engineered . . . The novel is designed to make you think twice, then thrice, not only about what goes on within its pages, but also the next time indignation rises up, pure and fiery, in your own heart.”—Salon “You’ll eat it up, with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”—Entertainment Weekly “[Koch] has created a clever, dark confection . . . absorbing and highly readable.”—New York Times Book Review “Tongue-in-cheek page-turner.”—The Washington Post “[A] deliciously Mr. Ripley-esque drama.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
Author: Melissa Clark
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2017-03-07
More than 200 all-new, never-before-published recipes for dishes that are “familiar but fresh, approachable but exciting.” (Yotam Ottolenghi) Each recipe in New York Times columnist Melissa Clark's Dinner is meant to be dinner—one fantastic dish that is so satisfying and flavor-forward it can stand alone—or be paired with a simple salad or fresh bread on the side. This is what Melissa Clark means by changing the game. Organized by main ingredient—chicken, meat, fish and seafood, eggs, pasta and noodles, tofu, vegetable dinners, grains, pizza, soups, and salads that mean it—Dinner covers an astonishing breadth of recipes. There is something for every mood, season, and the amount of time you have: sheet pan chicken laced with spicy harissa, burgers amped with chorizo, curried lentils with poached eggs, to name just a few dishes in this indispensable collection. Here, too, are easy flourishes that make dinner exceptional: stir charred lemon into pasta, toss creamy Caesar-like dressing on a grain bowl. *** Praise for Melissa Clark's Dinner: "The recipes in Melissa Clark’s Dinner are everything I want for my dinner. Dishes which are familiar but fresh, approachable but exciting. The tone of the book is also just the sort of company I’d want around my table: Melissa is experienced enough in the kitchen to know that being relaxed is the only way to approach the evening meal. It should be fun, it should be easy, it should be delicious."—YOTAM OTTOLENGHI “Melissa Clark has an extrasensory ability to divine what we want to eat and a secret knowledge of how to take a familiar dish and make it just a little more interesting. In following her lead, dinner gets more delicious and we become better cooks.” —PETER MEEHAN “Dinner is an expertly useful tool for the home cook. Melissa Clark has stripped away fussiness and pretension and replaced it with sensibility and flavor. This is food that you will absolutely crave!” —MICHAEL SOLOMONOV
Author: Michael Schoenhals
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science
Mao Zedong launched the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" 30 years ago. This documentary history of the event presents a selection of key primary documents dealing with the Cultural Revolution's massive and bloody assault on China's political and social systems.
It's a scene repeated every evening in thousands of homes across the country: the door slams, and a voice cries out, "What's for dinner?" Maybe it's your kids, maybe it's your wife, it could even be your friends. Now you'll never be stuck for an answer. From the author of Chronicle Books' popular Pacific Fresh comes this all-purpose, everyday cookbook for the busy cook who expects good results with a minimum of time and effort. Easy-to-follow and healthy, the recipes include tips for menu planning and call for ingredients that are readily available, affordable, and fresh. What's for Dinner? is real food for real people, sure to become a household favorite.
Author: Anne Fishel
Release Date: 2015-01-07
Genre: Family & Relationships
Sports, activities, long hours, and commutes-with so much to do, dinner has been bumped to the back burner. But research shows that family dinners offer more than just nutrition. Studies have tied shared meals to increased resiliency and self-esteem in children, higher academic achievement, a healthier relationship to food, and even reduced risk of substance abuse and eating disorders. Written by a Harvard Medical School professor and mother, Home for Dinner makes a passionate and informed plea to put mealtime back at the center of family life and supplies compelling evidence and realistic tips for getting even the busiest of families back to the table. Chock full of stories, new research, recipes, and friendly advice, the book explains how to: Whip up quick, healthy, and tasty dinners * Get kids to lend a hand (without any grief) * Adapt meals to the needs of everyone-from toddlers to teens * Inspire picky eaters to explore new foods * Keep dinnertime conversation stimulating * Add an element of fun * Reduce tension at the table * Explore other cultures and spark curiosity about the world * And more Mealtime is a place to unwind and reconnect, far from the pressures of school and work. As the author notes, family therapy can be helpful, but regular dinner is transformative.
Author: Eric Miyeni
Publisher: Jacana Media
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science
Based on the controversial but popular e-zine, this collection of opinion pieces and essays analyzes current topics facing postapartheid South Africa; including black economic empowerment, affirmative action, race, poverty, and affluence, while also touching on such lighter topics as sports, movies, love, and friendship. Black pride, strength, unity, and prosperity are central themes in these articles, creating a unique picture of the current South African black consciousness movement.
Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Release Date: 2018
"This innovative cookbook from America's most trusted test kitchen is your new answer to the question, "what's for dinner?" Open to any page for everything you need to cook a complete meal that your family will love, including step-by-step photos for every recipe. Dinner Illustrated is a modern approach to weeknight meals, with a revolutionary layout that makes it easy to open to any page and jump right into making one of our simple, globally inspired dinners. Each recipe appears as a fully illustrated roadmap to producing fantastic, fresh meals (salad and sides included) in an hour or less. No advance prep required; just gather your ingredients, pick up your knife, and follow along with the step-by-step photos until dinner is on the table. Side dishes are built right into the recipes. Along the way you'll pick up a helpful technique or two and learn about new ingredients to expand your culinary imagination. You'll become a faster cook, too, since we show you exactly when to prep each ingredient during the cooking process in order to get the work done efficiently (and without burning anything). And a simple approach doesn't mean simple flavors; there are options for all tastes and diets, including recipes like Parmesan Chicken with Warm Arugula, Radicchio, and Fennel Salad; Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Flank Steak with Mexican Street Corn; Stir-Fried Eggplant with Garlic-Basil Sauce and Rice; Cod in Saffron Broth with Chorizo and Potatoes; and Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans. Nutritional information for every meal is included as well, so you can choose the recipes that best fit your diet and the health needs of your family on a particular night"--
Author: Leanne Kitchen
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: 2010
A new series that is written in a savvy style packed with recipes, this title looks at dinner with children. All recipes are nutritious, easy and are budget conscious and are made from supermarket available ingredients.
It's a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul's College. The kitchen boy, 11-year-old Lewis, has helped prepare a highly unusual meal, made with unrecognisable ingredients, cooked by a mysterious chef. And then the guests arrive ... and carnage ensues. They are ex-students of Soul's College, and they are all completely demented. They demand bottle after bottle of wine, flinging their cutlery and howling like banshees until ... silence. The Dean of Soul's College has arrived, and the evening's ceremonies must begin. For this is the annual meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all Christmas. Each member must try to outdo the others by telling the most terrible, disgusting story they know. A spooky, shocking, bloodthirsty alternative to festive cheer that will appeal to, fascinate and delight young readers.