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Atlanta Kitchens: Recipes from Atlanta's Best Restaurants

Gibbs-Smith

March 2010

My hometown for the last 20 years is known best for change. Its symbol, after all, is the phoenix. Although we’ve lost a lot of old beauty in the rubble and dust, our town's restless, dynamic melting pot is also a fascinating crucible for restaurants. Atlanta Kitchens: Recipes from Atlanta's Best Restaurants features over 200 pages of beautifully photographed recipes from the city's best dining rooms, including Rathbun's, the Busy Bee, Restaurant Eugene, Mary Mac's, Shorty's, Watershed, Nam, the Ritz-Carlton, and many others. Dishes range from an entire chapter on fried chicken, to the elegant, refined "golden tomato water" at the Four Seasons' Park 75. The introduction traces the city's sometimes painful history through its restaurants. "A delightfully delicious new cookbook."-- Joe Dabney, James Beard Award-winning author of Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread and Scuppernong Wine. "Reese has the keen perspective of a food lover who likes to both go out to eat and to cook at home. You want to cook from this book rather than give as a gift to a business associate."—John Kessler, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Atlanta Kitchens: Recipes from Atlanta's Best Restaurants SIGNED COPY

Gibbs-Smith

March 2010

My hometown for the last 20 years is known best for change. Its symbol, after all, is the phoenix. Although we’ve lost a lot of old beauty in the rubble and dust, our town's restless, dynamic melting pot is also a fascinating crucible for restaurants. Atlanta Kitchens: Recipes from Atlanta's Best Restaurants features over 200 pages of beautifully photographed recipes from the city's best dining rooms, including Rathbun's, the Busy Bee, Restaurant Eugene, Mary Mac's, Shorty's, Watershed, Nam, the Ritz-Carlton, and many others. Dishes range from an entire chapter on fried chicken, to the elegant, refined "golden tomato water" at the Four Seasons' Park 75. The introduction traces the city's sometimes painful history through its restaurants. "A delightfully delicious new cookbook."-- Joe Dabney, James Beard Award-winning author of Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread and Scuppernong Wine. "Reese has the keen perspective of a food lover who likes to both go out to eat and to cook at home. You want to cook from this book rather than give as a gift to a business associate."—John Kessler, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Note: Please also query A Cappella Books for the older titles below -- owner Frank Reiss sometimes has them in stock. www.acappellabooks.com

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Atlanta Classic Desserts

Pelican Publishing

January 2009

Ah, life is sweet -- especially for Southerners. Maybe that's we do desserts so well. Atlanta Classic Desserts samples our best restaurants' favorite meal-enders. As much a restaurant guide as a cookbook, this 96-page collection includes lighthearted anecdotes and histories for each dessert, restaurant, and chef included. Organized by section--Candy, Cookies & Doughnuts; Pies, Cobblers & Tarts; Puddings & Custards; Ice Cream, Ices & Gelato; and, of course, Cakes--the recipes in this collection highlight the rich and varied offerings of our state's wealth of natural ingredients, as offered in the city's best restaurants, including Georgia Muscadine Trio from the Dining Room, Pecan Pie with Ginger Whipped Cream from Wisteria, Coca-Cola Cake from Carver's Country Kitchen, Lemon Poppyseed Cake from Babette's Cafe, and Peanut Butter Pie from Mary Mac's Tea Room. From basics for beginners to challenging creations from master chefs, this gift cookbook has a little something for everyone -- including noncooks who'd rather go to a restaurant.

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The Name of This Book Is Talking Heads

Proteus Publishing

February 1983

Unauthorized bio of the band. From an Amazon reader's review: "Written and published before the band had even completed its legacy, this book chronicles the rise of the Talking Heads from their beginnings at RISD in the early '70s up to the release of their double-LP live retrospective The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads in 1982. Reese's writing gets a bit gossipy at times, but this is still an informative read for fans. There's plenty of behind-the-scenes info on the making of the first four albums, with insights into the origins of most of the songs. All the offshoots and related stuff get covered, too -- The Tom Tom Club, The Modern Lovers, Jerry Harrison, and David Byrne and Brian Eno's work both together and solo. It features plenty of photos, a complete discography (up to '82), and interviews with all the band members. There's also assorted comments throughout from friends such as Adrian Belew, Nona Hendryx, and CBGB's club owner Hilly Kristal. The book ends fittingly at the turning point of the group's career. Ready to reconvene after various solo and side projects, they were at the brink of evolving into a much larger outfit (augmenting their sound with more percussion, guitar, keyboards, and back-up singers) that would push them fully into the multi-cultural rock they had been experimenting with. An intriguing look at a talented young band about to make pop history." (Michael Sean, Seattle)

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Elvis Costello: A Completely False Biography of Rumor, Innuendo and Lies

Proteus Publishing

September 1981

Clips, photos and discography of Costello, just as he was becoming popular in the U.S. From an Amazon reader review: "This was the first of Reese's biographies of musicians, and was produced despite total non-cooperation from the subject. Her image-laden, insightful style gives a broad understanding of Costello as a person and an artist. Though not a fan, I still found the book quite interesting." (DJ Pass, Halifax, Nova Scotia).

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