A Half Baked Idea

Author: Olivia Potts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241380472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4438


WINNER OF THE FORTNUM & MASON'S DEBUT FOOD BOOK AWARD 'A tender and beautifully written tour-de-force on love, grief, hope and cake. If this is not the book of the summer, I will eat my wig. An absolute triumph' THE SECRET BARRISTER 'An utterly beautiful, moving, bittersweet book on love and loss. I loved it' DOLLY ALDERTON _____________________________________________________ When Olivia Potts was just twenty five, her mother died. Stricken with grief, she did something life changing and rather ridiculous: she gave up a high-flying legal career to study at the notoriously difficult Le Cordon Bleu, despite not being able to cook. No one ever told Olivia you couldn't bake your way to happiness - but could you? _______________________________________________ 'A brilliant, brave and beautiful book: funny and charming; utterly inspiring and life-affirming' Olivia Sudjic 'A heart-wrenching yet humorous portrayal of grief, a delicious collection of recipes, an inspirational tale of changing careers, and a feel good love story' Vogue 'Funny, sharp and sad. I laughed so much (and I cried)' Ella Risbridger, author of Midnight Chicken 'An honest, brave and funny account of what it is to love, to lose love and how to make macarons' Red

Alexis's Half-Baked Idea

Author: Coco Simon

Publisher: Simon Spotlight

ISBN: 1534440666

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 166

View: 7301


Alexis gets a taste of sibling rivalry in the latest addition to the Cupcake Diaries series. After Alexis receives a stack of “practical” birthday gifts, she decides it’s time to change her image. She wants to be more like her carefree, popular older sister, Dylan. So, she tries out for cheerleading, without really thinking about what that entails. Not only that, Dylan was a star on her cheerleading squad, so all Alexis hears is “Dylan, Dylan, Dylan!” It’s time for Alexis to stop comparing herself to her sister and find her own special talent.

A Half Baked Idea

Author: Olivia Potts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0241380464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

View: 4787


WINNER OF THE FORTNUM & MASON'S DEBUT FOOD BOOK AWARD 'A tender and beautifully written tour-de-force on love, grief, hope and cake. If this is not the book of the summer, I will eat my wig. An absolute triumph' THE SECRET BARRISTER 'An utterly beautiful, moving, bittersweet book on love and loss. I loved it' DOLLY ALDERTON _____________________________________________________ At the moment her mother died, Olivia Potts was baking a cake, badly. She was trying to impress the man who would later become her husband. Afterwards, grief pushed Olivia into the kitchen. She came home from her job as a criminal barrister miserable and tired, and baked soda bread, pizza, and chocolate banana cake. Her cakes sank and her custard curdled. But she found comfort in jams and solace in pies, and what began as a distraction from grief became a way of building a life outside grief, a way of surviving, and making sense of her life without her mum. And so she concocted a plan: she would begin a newer, happier life, filled with fewer magistrates and more macaroons. She left the bar and enrolled on the Diplôme de Pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, plunging headfirst into the eccentric world of patisserie, with all its challenges, frustrations and culinary rewards - and a mind-boggling array of knives to boot. Interspersed with recipes ranging from passionfruit pavlova to her mother's shepherd's pie, this is a heart-breaking, hilarious, life-affirming memoir about dealing with grief, falling in love and learning how to bake a really, really good cake. _______________________________________________ 'Moving, funny and mouth-watering in equal measure - a difficult literary confection to master' Guardian 'There is wit and warmth on every page. This is a book of courage, consolation and more custard than you can shake a whisk at' Laura Freeman, Times 'A love story, with sadness, humour and tension. Uplifting' Prue Leith, Spectator 'A brilliant, brave and beautiful book: funny and charming; utterly inspiring and life-affirming' Olivia Sudjic 'A heart-wrenching yet humorous portrayal of grief, a delicious collection of recipes, an inspirational tale of changing careers, and a feel good love story' Vogue 'An honest, brave and funny account of what it is to love, to lose love and how to make macarons' Red

Theory of Constraints

Author: Umesh P. Nagarkatte,Nancy Oley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351677454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

View: 8380


This book was written to assist professionals and students to become proactive in their own education, improve thinking, resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts, improve pedagogy, manage departmental affairs and guide administrative decisions. The text captures the practical experience of the authors with and formal training in TOC to address many of the issues facing today’s education stakeholders. The text is designed to teach methods for 1) "win-win" conflict resolution, 2) decision-making, 3) problem solving, and 4) analysis of systems using TOC’s powerful logic-based graphical Thinking Process tools. A creative thinker can identify, plan and achieve his or her goals just knowing the Thinking Process Tools.

Learn-O-Grams

Author: Ronald J. Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787986828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

View: 3105


In Learn-o-grams Ron Roberts presents a wealth of energizing and entertaining puzzles designed for training sessions that are a combination of words, letters, and pictures that represent a more complex word or phrase. To solve these puzzles participants must think outside the box, stretch their imagination, and use both the left and right side of the brain. Learn-o-grams game book is unique and adds a dash of excitement to training sessions, meeting openers, energizer, breaks, topical transitions, and closers. These fun-filled puzzles are also ideal for teaching skills such as communication, leadership and risk taking, teamwork and group synergy, strategic planning and execution, process improvement and accelerated learning, as well as systems thinking. Learn-o-grams are challenging, research-based and proven to enhance learning, appropriate for all generations and age ranges, and designed to be humorously entertaining. All the puzzles in Learn-o-grams * Combine fun and learning * Offer an experiential learning tool to help participants solve problems * Explore how to think differently and test assumptions * Show how to see day-to-day events more clearly The companion full-color CD includes hundreds of combinations of Learn-o-gram training warm-ups, starters, topical enhancements, and closers that can be used with groups as small as four and as large as eighty-eight. "Learn-o-grams allows participants to process and value the differences that each of us brings to the table since we all look at the same picture in life and offer our own interpretation. These exercises help learners to capitalize on one another's experiences, so we can all begin to see past our first initial interpretation and truly see the whole picture in work and life." --Robert Rynkiewicz, trainer, Merck Pharmaceuticals - Vaccine Dept "Through his eyes, Ron Roberts brings a unique look at everyday life. Learn-o-gram's unique and creative pictures offer the opportunity for groups to actively work together to achieve a common goal by utilizing our knowledge and everyday experiences and building upon them." --Suzanne Holloman, dean, Montgomery County Community College "Corporate trainers, sales managers, educators and anyone in a leadership role will want to use Learn-o-grams because it combines learning and fun, and creates real change in the way people think. I strongly recommend this game as part of any training program." --Jon Vroman, national sales promotion manager, Vector Marketing Corporation "The real value of Ron Roberts training games is that we saw an immediate improvement, by both managers and workforce alike, in their ability to perform as a team and to communicate effectively." --George Connors, Ret. Commander, U.S. Navy

Conference Record

Author: IEEE Professional Communication Society. Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication

Page: N.A

View: 3208


Blueprints

Author: Virginia A. Arnold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Readers

Page: 674

View: 3982