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Friday, October 19, 2018

#ReadThis #WhomYouKnow #TheLittleDrummerGirl #JohnleCarre #leCarre The Little Drummer Girl by JOHN LE CARRÉ @lecarre_news @PenguinBooks #LondonPeachy #EnglandPeachy Highly Recommended by Whom You Know


As you know, we celebrated our 24,000th post with this author's story: Whom You Know Celebrates Our 24,000th Post with AMC's The Night Manager Which Earns Our Highest Recommendation #HistoryofWhomYouKnow #SmallScreenScenes #WhomYouKnow @NightManagerAMC @AMC_TV @lecarre_news #TheNightManager http://www.whomyouknow.com/2018/09/whom-you-know-celebrates-our-24000th.html#.W61RzGhKg2w

The le Carre hit parade shows no sign of stopping, and in light of the next big hit on AMC which shows across the pond sooner, The Little Drummer Girl: 
we feature the book today.
We understand that le Carre himself has a cameo as a waiter; we want to review THAT restaurant.
We deemed it absolutely essential to first read the book.

The Little Drummer Girl centers upon a young actress named Charlie, struggling in Europe trying to make it big.  (Why didn't she come to New York?!?!)  Published way back in 1983 when you were also probably preoccupied with Cabbage Patch Kids, The Little Drummer Girl in print is making a huge comeback in response to this upcoming television drama, done by none other than le Carre's sons we understand.  July 1982 marks the foreword by le Carre, and he updates the work with an introduction in April 1993, both published before the actual story begins and absolutely worthy of reading first.  He concludes the latter with: "My sadness is that, with few changes, the story could be played today, tomorrow, or the next day, and Charlie my heroine would still come out of it, as I did myself, torn to pieces by the battle between two peoples who both have justice on their side."

This centers on the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

The writing is the cream of the crop, and as we read, we learn.  Le Carre does set the standard for letting the verbs do the work, and the details of everything are additionally phenomenal.  He is the master of showing not telling and every sentence is executed at luxuriously high verbiage.  Unless you got 1600 on your SATs and we did not, you might need a dictionary to read anything he writes.  We believe this is the fifth le Carre book we've published on, and they ALL should be turned into television dramas and movies.

One particularly brilliantly written passage: (p. 304)
"And she remembered the landing in London, more alone than she had ever been in her life; and the smell of English sadness that had greeted her even on the runway, reminding her of what it was that had turned her towards radical solutions in the first place: the malign sloth of authority, the caged despair of the losers."

Taking place in Europe, The Little Drummer Girl has a dark German open and then shortly after, much sun and fun in Mykonos.  Touring with her acting team, young Charlie becomes largely distracted and further intrigued by a certain someone, which is the foundation for the story.  The chemistry is magic and it's not all that meets the eye.  We hope they are able to do it as well on television.

Charlie is a hot sketch as a character; we liked her spunk and sense of humor quite a lot.  Did you know anyone that kidnaps her is a friend for life?  Casting has never been like this before...and we hope Mark Twain is reading up there - there is a Joan of Arc reference he'd appreciate.  We understand his work on Joan was his personal favorite.  As the general media says, the future is female.

Though this book has strong political themes, regardless of where you personally stand on the spectrum politically, you will appreciate this book and the tremendous amount of research le Carre did into both the Israeli and Palestinian sides to paint a most accurate fictional narrative.  (Most accurate from our view in New York; we do not profess to be experts on the Middle East.)  Twists and turns characteristic of le Carre are to be found strategically for you to enjoy.  They will not be revealed by us.

Stay with the logic of the fiction.  Join the party!  Read with smoked salmon and a bottle of wine.

At over 500 pages, The Little Drummer Girl is not a quick read; it is a work you should devote yourself to: as in perhaps, do it all weekend.  This weekend.

The Little Drummer Girl is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.

We can't WAIT to see what le Carre does next and we would love to see him in Manhattan.






John le Carré was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Bern and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.


Last year, John le Carré’s A LEGACY OF SPIES was a literary sensation, landing at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and named one of the best books of 2017 by the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, among others. A LEGACY OF SPIES was the first novel in over twenty-five years to feature George Smiley, le Carré’s most famous and beloved character, and, as Kirkus Reviews put it, “the miracle is that the author can revisit his best-known story and discover layer upon layer of fresh deception beneath it.” On May 1st, A LEGACY OF SPIES will be published in paperback by Penguin Books. 

In A LEGACY OF SPIES, le Carré interweaves past with present so that each character may tell their own intense story, and has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. 

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new. 

For more than fifty years John le Carré has written novels that have come to define our age, from his extraordinary Cold War novels to his powerful depiction of the War on Terror in his novel, A Delicate Truth. He is one of only a handful of writers whose novels have been successfully adapted for the big and small screen and whose characters have been interpreted by the greatest actors of their time: in the 1960s by Richard Burton; in the 1970s by Alec Guinness; in 2005 by Ralph Fiennes; in 2014 by Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2016, The Night Manager aired as a six-part series on AMC and became an award-winning critical hit. This fall, AMC will air the six-part TV adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl, directed by legendary filmmaker Park Chan-Wook in his television debut, which stars Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon.

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#FashionAlert #ChristmasPeachy @Macys #HolidayPeachy #PeachyandtheCity #WhomYouKnow “BELIEVE IN THE WONDER OF GIVING” AT MACY’S HERALD SQUARE The iconic Christmas windows on Broadway are unveiled on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00pm Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners

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Macy’s Herald Square will introduce a new hero when the flagship store unveils its iconic Christmas windows on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00pm. Visitors of all ages will be able to meet astronaut Sunny the Snowpal in the Broadway window displays, titled “Believe in the Wonder of Giving.” The six enchanted windows will share a tale of friendship, family, adventure, and teamwork as Sunny works to save Christmas with the help of her friends.

Award-winning designer and Macy’s National Director of Window Presentation, Roya Sullivan, created the 2018 intergalactic-themed Christmas windows. A custom interactive video game lets guests zoom Sunny through snowflakes in pursuit of Santa’s sleigh, while LED backdrops and animated characters and scenery bring energy to the holiday scenes.

“We love to tell a new Christmas story in the windows each year, and I am excited to share Sunny’s adventure with our visitors,” said Sullivan. “The windows are set in space, but the gifts of friendship and family are universal. We hope guests of all ages will find holiday joy reflected in our windows.”

New this year, customers can take Sunny the Snowpal home after experiencing her inspiring journey. An 11 inch Sunny the Snowpal plush will be sold exclusively at Macy’s Herald Square and Union Square. 

Window One

Far from Earth, Sunny the Snowpal is safe and warm in a space station surrounded by wrapped gifts and festive bunting. Sunny looks longingly at Santa’s distant sleigh, bursting free to catch him as the scene shifts. Glowing stars and planets flicker brightly around her.

Window Two

Sunny is perched on a snowflake and spectators are invited to join the quest to unite with Santa, navigating our hero safely through a snowstorm using buttons on the glass. Santa’s sleigh draws nearer as Sunny swoops through the night sky.

Window Three

The moon shines brightly overhead as spectators meet Sunny inside Santa’s bag. Joined by heaps of blinking toys and colorfully wrapped gifts, Sunny meets a new friend. An Arctic fox is also hiding out in Santa’s bag, and blinks back at a smiling Sunny.

Window Four

Santa’s sleigh is in trouble, but Sunny and her fox friend are here to save the day. As the life-size sleigh rotates over, it reveals a complex maze of cogs and machinery. Sunny works to replace the missing piece with a snowflake as her friend peers down.

Window Five

With the sleigh fixed, Santa zooms over a snowy forest. Burrowed deep underground, families of bunnies, polar bears, and white foxes nestle together, exchanging gifts. Thanks to Sunny’s skill, the Arctic fox parachutes safely down to spend Christmas with his family, popping through the door to surprise them.

Window Six

Sunny returns to her family in the final scene. The joyful snowpeople cheer for their returning hero as Ice City celebrates Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the background. Santa and his sleigh swoop overhead, pulling a banner reminding the city to “Believe in the Wonder of Giving!”

In addition to the six Broadway windows, Macy’s will also showcase scenes from Christmas classic Yes, Virginia… in the 34th Street windows. The 7th Avenue windows will be filled with colorful Lego scenes.

Macy’s Herald Square Christmas Windows Fun Facts

· Macy’s was the first department store to feature Christmas window displays and has been enchanting generations of spectators since 1874.

· Macy’s began the tradition of animated windows in 1899 at its original 14th street location.

· During peak hours, more than 10,000 people per hour pass by the windows.

· Each Christmas window display is a project nearly a year in the making as plans for the next year's windows begin in January, almost immediately after the windows are taken down.

· It takes a dedicated team of more than 200 of Santa's helpers to bring the windows to life including Macy's display artists, graphic artists, sculptural artists, animators, carpenters, electricians, and music and sound experts.

· Installation of the Christmas windows takes 21 days and nights.

· The windows will run through January 1, 2019.

About Macy’s 
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 650 locations in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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#ReadThis #EnglandPeachy #TastyTidbits @RylandPeters #WhomYouKnow Risotto by MAXINE CLARK #Risotto


Not to be confused with the American Build-a-Bear Founder (who doesn't love that?!) Maxine Clark, this Maxine Clark in just over 150 pages has made Risotto an art form. Who knew there could be so many risottos? Highly creative and well-organized, this book makes a fantastic book for anyone you know that likes to cook and is not already an Italian chef because they probably know all of this (Yes, they read us. We review them!).  She will elucidate your risotto vocabulary and knowledge in a big way.

The seafood selections are particularly outstanding, and the instructions are clear and the photography is fantastic. Risotto may seem like it is impossible to make and you may be enthralled with restaurant versions, but it will be at the very least fun for you to try your hand at this art. We will warn you, it is labor-intensive and we didn't see any five minute quick ones. 

Particularly as the weather cools down, these recipes look warm and inviting, and are great for the weekend!





Delicious recipes for Italy's classic rice dish

Looking for the perfect risotto recipe? Search no more. Maxine Clark’s wonderful compendium is packed with 60 recipes for deliciously comforting Italian risotto.

Different regions of Italy have their own classic rice dishes, from the soupy Rice and Peas of the Veneto to the Hunter’s-style Rabbit Risotto of Umbria and Tuscany, but what they all have in common is the careful cooking of the rice to perfection.

Maxine presents a huge variety of risotto dishes, from those packed full of warming cheese and butter, to recipes using fish and shellfish. She also invites you to enjoy some meaty options, which include an easy-to-rustle-up Ham and Leek Risotto that the whole family can enjoy and an Pheasant and Red Wine Risotto that will not fail to impress guests. There are even a few ideas for using up leftover risotto, such as Arancini or Rice Croquettes with Tomato Sauce.

With useful recipes for various stocks, easy-to-follow instructions for making a basic risotto and a guide to the different kinds of authentic rice available, this is a complete guide to risotto for all lovers of the classic Italian dish.

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#CulturedPeachy @MetMuseum #WhomYouKnow Check Out the Roof Before It Closes October 28, 2018

Not sure if the roof is open because it's a gray day?
You may call (212) 535-7710 to inquire about closures before you visit the Museum.


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#EarthyPeachy #Politics @Interior #WhomYouKnow Trump Administration Announces Historic Progress on Offshore Wind in California and Massachusetts Continues to fulfill promise of a secure energy future for Americans

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy spanning from coast to coast. Continuing with the Trump Administration's all-of-the-above energy policy, the Secretary spoke at the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Wind Conference and announced 1.) much-anticipated wind auction in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts; 2.) the environmental review of a proposed wind project offshore Rhode Island; and 3.) the next steps to a first-ever wind auction in federal waters off of California.

“I'm very bullish on offshore wind, and harnessing this renewable resource is a big part of the Trump Administration's made in America energy strategy,” said Secretary Zinke. “We are always looking at new ways to increase American innovation and productivity to provide abundant and affordable energy for our homes and manufacturers. I think this is a win for America. Working together with states, fishermen and the energy industry, we are making offshore wind a reality, and these three historic announcements are proof.”

Wind Auction Offshore Massachusetts

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the next offshore wind auction – to include nearly 390,000 acres offshore Massachusetts – on Dec. 13, 2018. Nineteen companies have qualified to participate in the auction for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area, demonstrating continued strong commercial interest in the U.S. offshore wind market.

“The Massachusetts sale has a lot of potential for both energy and economic activity,” Zinke said. “If fully developed, the wind auction could support approximately 4.1 gigawatts of power to supply nearly 1.5 million homes. This is just one example of the importance of fostering wind energy as a new American industry.”

For more information, including a map of the Massachusetts lease areas and information provided in the Final Sale Notice, which will be published in the Federal Register on Oct. 19, visit the BOEM website at https://www.boem.gov/Commercial-Wind-Leasing/Massachusetts/Lease-Sale-4A/.

Environmental Review of Wind Project Offshore Rhode Island

BOEM will publish a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operations Plan for the South Fork Wind Project offshore Rhode Island. If approved, the plan would allow construction and operation of up to 15 turbines that connect via a transmission cable to a grid in East Hampton, New York - the east end of Long Island. The project is approximately 19 miles southeast of Block Island. The notice will be published in the Federal Register on Oct. 19 and will have a 30-day public comment period closing on Nov. 19.

For more information, including how to comment and locations of upcoming public meetings please visit:https://www.boem.gov/South-Fork/.

Call for Information and Nominations Offshore California

In what could result in the first West Coast offshore wind auction, BOEM will publish a Call for Information and Nominations (Call) to identify companies interested in commercial wind energy leases within three proposed areas off central and northern California. This is the first step towards offering a location for wind leasing.

The three Call Areas include 85 whole Outer Continental Shelf blocks and 573 partial blocks and together comprise approximately 1,073 square miles (687,823 acres). The Call will be published in the Federal Register on Oct. 19 and will have a 100-day public comment period closing on Jan. 27, 2019. For more information on the Call, including a map of the Call Areas and how to comment, please visit: https://www.boem.gov/California/.

Additional Background

Through BOEM, the Department of the Interior manages 12 active commercial wind energy leases off the Atlantic covering nearly 1.4 million acres. Interior expects additional leasing offshore both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts moving forward, involving active stakeholder engagement, and providing increased transparency and efficiency throughout the permitting process. For information on the Department’s Offshore Wind Program, please visit: https://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy/.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

#SmallScreenScenes @AMC_TV #TheLittleDrummerGirl #WhomYouKnow AMC RELEASED THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL TRAILER AND KEY ART @lecarre_news

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AMC released the trailer and key art for the upcoming six-part mini-series, “The Little Drummer Girl,” produced by The Ink Factory in partnership with BBC One and AMC.


The anticipated series is slated to debut in the U.S on AMC as a must-watch, three-night television event with a two-hour episode on November 19 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. Additional two-hour episodes will air on consecutive nights at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on November 20 and November 21. The series stars Screen Actors Guild, Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-Winner Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies”) as Becker, twice Academy Award nominated Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) as Kurtz and BAFTA nominated Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Charlie.

“The Little Drummer Girl” weaves an explosive story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal. Brilliant young actress Charlie (Pugh) strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger while on vacation in Greece, but it rapidly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic. The man is Becker (Skarsgård), an Israeli intelligence officer, who entangles her in a complex and high stakes plot orchestrated by Spymaster, Kurtz (Shannon).

Set in the late 1970s, yet sharply contemporary, the global thriller is from the executive producers of the Golden Globe and Emmy® Award winning series “The Night Manager” and marks the television directorial debut of visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker). The award-winning director helms the entire six-part mini-series based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name.

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#PeachysPicks #PeachyDinesAlFresco @TShadmoor #TerrificTakeout #WhomYouKnow The Shadmoor A Recent 2018 Peachy's Pick by Executive Chef #EdiSeitllari and Manager #JackMakosa



From the outstanding Dover Sole to lobster ravioli and the impressive steak, your dinner at the Shadmoor is twice as nice outside!  Make the most of the good weather in New York before it's gone...!

Jack Makosa, Manager of The Shadmoor
SURF'S UP IN MANHATTAN!
Dinnertime High Tide is at The Shadmoor, says Peachy.
Endless summer?  Sign us up!  
We are looking for great restaurants that are already a Peachy's Pick to make summer last forever: that means outdoor dining!  One of our newest Peachy's Picks, The Shadmoor, opened their outdoor dining on East 56th street and it is fantastic.  The Shadmoor is one of Manhattan's newest hot spots; it opened on April 26, 2017.




The Shadmoor was most recently featured earlier this year, when it became a Peachy's Pick:
It was first featured:
Jack suggested we commence our review with this lovely French Sauvignon Blanc, a welcome companion to Peachy's drug of choice: Tuna on Crack, still the only thing Mayor DiBlasio or anyone should be smoking.  Sushi grade tuna, avocado, cucumber sriracha, toasted sesame seeds, chive cilantro oil, and chipotle aioli team up for a winner of flavors topped off by homemade corn chips, which look like upright bunny ears to us (distinctly a positive: Peachy Rabbits.)  Last time remember it looked like a lop ear to us and the first time it was more of a crescent moon.  It is still wildly popular and delicious.  You will indulge in its glories as quick as a bunny.

Especially because it is a seafood restaurant, The Shadmoor exhibits authentic summer touches:

Actually, we do suggest you drown in dinner!
Next in the batting order (GO RED SOX!) was a special appetizer when we visited: Lobster Ravioli.  Three of them are arranged beautifully and are made on premises daily.


Finished with a gorgeous tomato brandy basil sauce, the lobster ravioli are competitive with the Italian versions we've had.  Another nice touch is the shaved parmesean and sauteed shaved asparagus which are worthy teammates in scoring edible home runs into your stomach.  The scent and smell is additionally terrific, and we believe this should be a proper entree with a lot more than just three.  This is a total tease, yet a delicious one.


We are huge advocates of salad, and though we eat it year round and hopefully you do too, it is super summery and a natural for outdoor dining.  The Shadmoor menu boasts seven salads plus they might have a special when you visit; we applaud the selection.  Highly consistent and phenomenally fresh, both the Pear and King Shrimp Salad, above, and the Organic Field Greens Salad, below, are choices that should be included with your Shadmoor dining experience.  Above: crispy romaine hearts, radishes, goat cheese, orange segments and balsamic enhance the majestically seared shrimp, which are divine to discover.  Below, if you are a purist and want a straight green salad, this is exactly what the doctor ordered.  The timeless classic is a symphony of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, onions, evoo and mustard vinaigrette.  They put the dressing on the side for Ms. Pretty Picky as requested.



There are no vegans here.
Only DEEGANs.  The New York Steak of the Shadmoor will warm you up after a long day in its masterful presentation on a board.  14 oz aged Angus strip (still Halal meat) is juicy and sensational, particularly when paired with perfectly crisp homemade truffle fries and further enhanced with caramelized onions and rosemary lemon oil.  A convincing French red accompanied this, and you should know The Shadmoor from their coffee to their wine list has amazing choices.




A solid seafood selection is the Swordfish, often local from Montauk but sometimes from the Pacific, depending on the day.  The Shadmoor gets seafood deliveries every day, which is one of their secrets to success.  Center cut grilled swordfish is going to hit the spot, and the steak of the sea parties al fresco with roasted lemon potato.


Drumroll please.  We saved the best for last and the best edible we had this visit was without a doubt the Dover Sole, caught in Holland after swimming across the English Channel.  The phenomenal quality and equally impressive filet and artful twist presentation is simply smashing, and you will delight in the ecstasy of every fine bite.  Capers are dotted aside.  This is one of the best Dover Soles we have had anywhere in 2018.



Definitely save room for Irish Coffee (Baileys, Americano Espresso, Agave Nectar, Spanish Caramel, Steamed Whole Milk, and Tullamore Dew (from OFFALY!!!)) and chocolate lava cake which we understand is 98% chocolate (Valora) and even has Boston College colors of raspberry and peach drizzle.  You know we are having a great season!



Peachy Picks The Shadmoor for Manhattan outdoor dining! 
The Shadmoor continues to be Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.







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#ReadThis #EnglandPeachy #DickensPeachy #ChristmasPeachy #ChristmaswithDickens @RylandPeters #HolidayPeachy @PenfromPenguin #WhomYouKnow Christmas with Dickens: Seasonal Recipes Inspired by the Life and Work of Charles Dickens

For generations, the Deegan family has loved Dickens, starting with Peachy's great-grandfather.  To this end, we were absolutely delighted to see that Ryland Peters is celebrating Christmas with Dickens in book form!

Previously on Whom You Know, we have formally worshiped Dickens:
Dickens also has many features in #QuotablePeachy and #AdvantageousAuctions

Hopefully we don't need to tell you that Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol and you might not know he also wrote Christmas Stories, another volume.
Beautifully executed in hardcover with gold holly and silver utensils to greet you, Christmas with Dickens is a delight from the start and illuminates your recipe collection with style and class.  From lobster to poultry to even cauliflower, this book spells delicious for the holidays and makes a great gift in addition to the fact that you need it yourself, you Whom You Know reader, lover of the classics!  From Gingerbread to the Smoking Bishop, this comprehensive work covers all edible aspects of celebration in the winter.

If you're like Peachy, you get your Christmas shopping done early!

Christmas with Dickens is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.





Seasonal recipes inspired by the life and work of Charles Dickens

No author is more closely associated with the food of Christmas than Charles Dickens, and with this collection you will be able to recreate classic Victorian dishes and drinks of the season, as featured in the writings of ‘the man who invented Christmas’.

From Mrs Cratchit’s plum pudding to Mr Pickwick’s 'mighty bowl of wassail', Charles Dickens's novels and other writings are alive with examples of good food being enjoyed in good company. In this selection of Victorian classics, updated for modern cooks, you will find old favourites for Christmas dinner such as roast goose and chestnut mince pies, plus recipes for entertaining, such as lobster patties and a Charlotte Russe. There’s even a recipe for a hand-raised pork pie to keep in the larder for unexpected visitors (or escaped convicts).

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Oscar®-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President John Bailey announced today. 

Honorary Awards will be presented to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award will be presented to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“This 10th anniversary of the Governors Awards highlights five diverse artists whose contributions to American cinema endure through changing time and fashion. Jennifer is the perfect choice to help us pay tribute to this year’s honorees,” said Bailey.

“The Governors Awards have such a special significance in our industry, because that night is our way of paying tribute to the legends of Hollywood. I'm truly honored to be part of this year's ceremony,” said Fox.

Fox has produced or executive produced some of the most iconic films of the last 15 years, including Tony Gilroy’s directorial debut, “Michael Clayton,” which earned seven Oscar nominations. She began her film industry career in development and production at Universal Pictures, where she worked on several films, including “Erin Brockovich.” Fox spent the next six years producing with Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’s production company, Section Eight, where she worked on such acclaimed titles as “Syriana,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Informant” and “A Scanner Darkly.” Her other film credits include “Duplicity,” “The Bourne Legacy,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” for which she received a BAFTA nomination, “Nightcrawler” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Fox recently wrapped principal photography on two films with frequent collaborator Dan Gilroy, “Velvet Buzzsaw” and “The Torture Report,” opening in 2019.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.” The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, a bust of the motion picture executive, is presented to creative producers “whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production.”

The 10th Annual Governors Awards is proudly supported by Rolex, the Exclusive Watch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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