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Dying to Be Thin

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Director: Larkin McPhee

Nova explores the serious consequences of eating disorders in Nova: Dying to Be Thin. Anorexia and bulimia have become mainstream maladies, with open discussion of the millions of cases throughout the U.S. Anorexia alone accounts for the highest death rate of any psychological illness. If patients survive, the effects of self-imposed starvation can be extreme, from bone loss to heart damage. Nova goes behind closed doors to explore experimental treatments for these eating disorders. Call number: RC552 .E18 D95 2004

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Food Jobs: 150 Great Jobs from the Quirky to the Sublime

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

foodBy Irena Chalmers

Do you want to turn your passion for food into a career? Take a bite out of the food world with help from the experts in this first-of-its-kind What Color Is Your Parachute? for food related careers.

Maybe you’re considering culinary school, maybe you’re about to graduate, or maybe you’re looking for an exciting career change. How can you translate your zest for flavor into a satisfying profession? Should you become a chef or open a specialty foods shop, write cookbooks or try your hand at food styling? Culinary careers are as varied as they are fascinating–the only challenge is deciding which one is right for you. Filled with advice from food-world pros including luminaries such as Alice Waters, Chris Kimball, Betty Fussell and Darra Goldstein, Food Jobs will set you behind the stove of your dream career.

In this tasty, nourishing book, food industry veteran Irena Chalmers offers profiles of food jobs by the dozen–everything from the traditional (maitre d’, caterer, dietician) to the behind-the-scenes (restaurant consultant, kitchen designer, hotel promoter) to the holy-cow-I-can-get-paid-for-that? (yacht chef, tea taster, fortune cookie message writer). Chalmers provides essential information for getting started and succeeding in your chosen culinary role including job descriptions, candid musings on what the job really entails and who it’s really for, and testimonials from the best in the field (Bobby Flay, Todd English, Gordon Hamersly, Francois Payard, Danny Meyer, Anthony Bourdain and more). The book also presents an array of resources on where to find more information to put you ahead of the competition. Bursting with real-life wisdom from those who’ve been there, FoodJobs will expose you to the myriad of different food jobs available and guide you to the one that’s right for you. Call Number TX911.3 .v62 c42 2008

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Cooking Free: 200 Flavorful Recipes for People with Food Allergies and Multiple Food Sensitivities

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

cookingBy Carol Lee Fenster

Now you can enjoy your favorite recipes with creative alternatives to gluten, dairy, eggs, and sugar.

Does wheat sensitivity keep you from eating hearty breads? Or lactose intolerance mean the end of ice cream? Not anymore! Nutrition expert Carol Fenster has spent years developing recipes free of the food allergens that wreak havoc on your health, but full of the flavors you love.

Because so many of the 6 to 7 million Americans with food allergies have sensitivities to more than just one food, Fenster has created dishes that remove five of the most common allergens-gluten, dairy, eggs, and sugar-providing one book full of delicious recipes for you and your entire family, no matter what your individual dietary needs.

Complete with tips on cooking without traditional ingredients and conversion tables that will show you how to substitute alternative ingredients in your own recipes, this book can help keep you healthy while allowing you to indulge in delectable breads, entrées, and desserts. Call Number RC588 .D53 F46 2005

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The Best Defense

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

bestdefenseBy Alan M. Dershowitz

The author presents his most famous, and infamous, cases and clients, and in the process, takes a critical, informed look at a legal system that he regards as deeply corrupt. Call Number KF220 .D37 1983

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Pocket Guide to the ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

Monday, September 22, 2008

Updated to include the latest Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
This book helps readers understand the facilities requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). This Third Edition presents the technical building requirements for accessible elements and spaces in new construction, alterations, and additions.

Expanded and updated with numerous illustrations, this pocket guide covers special requirements for public accommodations and commercial facilities, including businesses, restaurants, medical care facilities, libraries, transportation facilities, and more. Portable and practical, it’s a compact reference that can be used easily at a desk or in the field. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: KF709.3 .H35 P63 2007