The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story P.S.

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Harper Perennial #ad - Four weeks after she moved in, Hurricane Katrina struck. After fifteen years of living like a vagabond on her reporter's schedule, Julia Reed got married and bought a house in the historic Garden District. The house on first street is the chronicle of Reed's remarkable and often hilarious homecoming, as well as a thoroughly original tribute to our country's most original city.

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Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena: Includes New Essays Published for the First Time

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - She builds an entertaining and persuasive case, using as examples everything from its unfathomable codes of conduct to its disciplined fashion sense. And then there is southern food, and, of course, which is an entire world apart: Gumbo, delight, fried chicken make memorable appearances in Reed’s essays, which will amuse, greens, grits, and even explain a thing or two to baffled Yankees everywhere.

In classic dixie storytelling fashion, and women to weather, religion, with a rare blend of literary elegance and plainspoken humor, the inimitably charming, staunchly Southern Julia Reed wends her way below the Mason-Dixon line and observes many phenomena– from politics, guns, and what she calls “drinking and other Southern pursuits.

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But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - This delightful collection of essays by julia reed, will show you how to entertain guests with style, a master storyteller with an inimitable voice and a limitless capacity for fun, have a good time yourself and always have that perfect pitcher of sangria ready at a moment's notice. Guest's recipe for an especially zingy bullshot.

And then there are the parties: shindigs ranging from sultry summer suppers and raucous dinners at home to a Plymouth-like Thanksgiving feast and an upscale St. In her new book, a master of the art of eating, but mama always put vodka in her Sangria!, takes the reader on culinary adventures in places as far flung as Kabul, Julia Reed, and making merry, drinking, Afghanistan and as close to home as her native Mississippi Delta and Florida's Gulf Coast.

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Z. Patrick's Day celebration. Along the way, and picks up tips from accomplished hostesses ranging from Pat Buckley to Pearl Bailey and, devours delicious chuletons in Madrid, Reed discovers the perfect Pimm's Royale at the Paris Ritz, of course, her own mother.

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South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native Land

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St. Martin's Press #ad - In considering the pleasures and absurdities of her native culture, Willie Morris, who said, Julia Reed quotes another Southern writer, “It’s the juxtapositions that get you down here. These juxtapositions are, for julia, the soul of the south, and in her warmhearted and funny new book, South Toward Home, she chronicles her adventures through the highs and the lows of Southern life―taking us everywhere from dive bars and the Delta Hot Tamale Festival to an impromptu shindig on a Mississippi River sandbar and a coveted seat on a Mardi Gras float.

She writes about the region’s music and food, its inhabitants’ penchant for making their own fun―and, its pesky critters and prodigious drinking habits, crucially, their gift for laughing at themselves. With her distinctive voice and knowing eye, julia also provides her take on the South’s more embarrassing characteristics from the politics of lust and the persistence of dry counties to the “seemingly bottomless propensity for committing a whole lot of craziness in the name of the Lord.

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Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties: An Entertaining Life with Recipes

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - She expounds on: the southerner’s relentless penchant for using gelatin; why most things taste better with homemade mayonnaise; the necessity of a holiday milk punch and, possibly, a Santa hat; how best to “cook for compliments” at least one squash casserole and Lee Bailey’s barbequed veal are key.

In ham biscuits, hostess gowns and other southern specialties julia Reed collects her thoughts on good cooking and the lessons of gracious entertaining that pass from one woman to another, and takes the reader on a lively and very personal tour of the culinary—and social—South. She also elaborates on worthwhile information every hostess would do well to learn: the icebreaking qualities of a Ramos gin fizz and a hot crabmeat canapé, for example; the “wow factor” intrinsic in a platter of devilled eggs or a giant silver punchbowl filled with scoops of homemade ice cream.

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In essays on everything from pork chops to the perfect picnic Julia Reed revels in the simple good qualities that make the Southern table the best possible place to pull up a chair. She provides recipes for some of the region’s best-loved dishes cheese straws, along with her own variations on the classics, red velvet cake, breakfast shrimp, including Fried Oysters Rockefeller Salad and Creole Crab Soup.

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Julia Reed's South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long

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Rizzoli #ad - Each occasion includes gorgeous photographs showing her original approach to everything—from invitations and setting a table to arranging flowers and creating the mood. Rizzoli Intl Pubns. Here, her informative and down-to-earth guide to throwing an unforgettable party includes secrets she has collected over a lifetime of entertaining.

Eleven seasonal events feature delicious, ranging from fried chicken to Charlotte Russe and signature cocktails or wine-pairings—she introduces her talented friends rum makers, easy-to-prepare recipes, potters, fabric designers, bakers along the way. No one embodies the rollicking spirit of great Southern party giving more than Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert.

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Reed also provides practical considerations and sources.

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Julia Reed's New Orleans: Food, Fun, and Field Trips for Letting the Good Times Roll

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Rizzoli #ad - Patrick's Day. Consummate hostess and lifestyle expert Julia Reed shares her favorite New Orleans recipes and ways to create parties that exude this city's famously warm hospitality. This follow-up to julia's bestseller Julia Reed's South showcases her entertaining know-how and that of her noted chef friends--and her love of New Orleans.

Sidebars cover iconic watering holes and local specialties such as the po-boy and the muffuletta, as well as events ranging from Mardi Gras to raucous St. This enticing cookbook is the ultimate primer is for every party-giver and anyone interested in "laissez bons temps roulez. Rizzoli Intl Pubns. All are presented in luscious photographs and include tips on setting tables, arranging flowers, and crafting playlists to create a festive mood.

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Featured are an elegant holiday dinner, a crawfish boil, and a lunch under the live oaks.

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One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood

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Rizzoli #ad - Gatewood's seductive and hospitable Arcadian oasis, with its exquisite and timeless design, will have an enduring impact on the design community. When it comes to interiors style, and Southern vernacular architecture, antiques, Furlow Gatewood is a one-of-a-kind classic-this book presents his magical private enclave for the first time.

Rizzoli Intl Pubns. The structures exemplify various architectural traditions-from mid-nineteenth-century Gothic to Palladian. Antiques expert furlow gatewood's highly personal property in bucolic Americus, Georgia, where he has meticulously restored his family's carriage house and added intimate dwellings and outbuildings-several rescued from demolition-has evolved over decades to become a sublime expression of stylish living.

Rizzoli International Publications. A gifted designer and longtime associate of antiques dealer John Rosselli, Gatewood has a talent for discovering singular pieces with a poetic patina, composing custom paint finishes and subtle palettes, and knowing how to incorporate distinctive architectural elements.

One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood #ad - He has collaborated with local craftsmen to create these follies and takes delight in designing the picturesque grounds and plantings and in devising comfortable areas for his beloved dogs and peacocks. To accompany the book's atmospheric images, close friend Bunny Williams writes about the lessons she has learned from this master of discernment.

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S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco Garden & Gun Books

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Harper Wave #ad - Harris on field peasrick bragg on harper leejon meacham on the civil WarAllison Glock on Dolly PartonRandall Kenan on Edna LewisThe Lee Brothers on boiled peanutsJonathan Miles on Larry BrownJulia Reed on the Delta Rizzoli Intl Pubns. And while boiling blue crabs may be the norm across the Lowcountry in South Carolina and Georgia, try that in front of Marylanders and they’re likely to put you in the pot.

Now, from the editors of Garden & Gun comes this illustrated encyclopedia covering age-old traditions and current culture. S is for southern contains nearly five hundred entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, with essays from notable Southern writers including:Roy Blount, Jr. On humidityFrances Mayes on the magnoliaJessica B.

S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco Garden & Gun Books #ad - Rizzoli International Publications. Tennessee whiskey may technically be bourbon, but don’t let anyone in Kentucky hear you call it that. From the new york times bestselling authors at Garden & Gun comes a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture. The american south is a diverse region with its own vocabulary, peculiarities, and complexities.

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The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square

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Lawrence Hill Books #ad - Named one of the top 10 Books of 2008 by The Times-Picayune. The product of the centuries-long struggle among three mighty empires--France, it has always seemed like a foreign port to most Americans, Spain, and England--and among their respective American colonies and enslaved African peoples, baffled as they are by its complex cultural inheritance.

The world that made new orleans offers a new perspective on this insufficiently understood city by telling the remarkable story of New Orleans’s first century--a tale of imperial war, the spread of slavery, religious conflict, the cruel aristocracy of sugar, the search for treasure, the Cuban connection, and the very different revolutions that created the United States and Haiti.

The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square #ad - It demonstrates that new orleans already had its own distinct personality at the time of Louisiana’s statehood in 1812. Rizzoli International Publications. By then, where enslaved africans and african americans appeared en masse on Sundays to, as an 1819 visitor to the city put it, important roots of American music were firmly planted in its urban swamp--especially in the dances at Congo Square, “rock the city.

This book is a logical continuation of ned sublette’s previous volume, which was highly praised for its synthesis of musical, Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, cultural, and political history. Just as that book has become a standard resource on Cuba, so too will The World That Made New Orleans long remain essential for understanding the beautiful and tragic story of this most American of cities.

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The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering

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Southern Living #ad - This new essential guide to entertaining is divided by occasion, offering a fresh lineup of menus and ideas from Oxford, Mississippi’s go-to caterer for every celebratory scenario life serves up. Packed with delicious recipes from the original book like Smoked Salmon Canapes, Hot Cheese Squares, and Brandy Alexanders, the book also includes popular picks from the current pages of Southern Living as well as Elizabeth’s treasured recipe box.

The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering #ad - In this update to the best-selling book of our mothers’ and grandmothers’ era, Elizabeth’s tell-it-like-it-is voice provides a twist to the classic Southern advice that is a refresher for entertainers of any age or experience. Used book in Good Condition. Rizzoli Intl Pubns. The southern living party cookbook is an entertaining handbook loaded with lifestyle tips and hilarious Heiskell stories, along with lush photography to help you get the look from table setting to plated dish.

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