The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments - David Lebovitz

Attention ice cream aficionados: all you need is this book and one of the myriad home ice cream makers on the market, and soon you’ll be whipping up the best ice creams, gelatos, and sorbets you’ve ever tasted. This book covers all the bases, even including recipes for toppings and sauces alongside the abundant, easy-to-follow instructions for making frozen treats. Lebowitz, a former pastry chef at Chez Panisse, includes recipes that span everything from exotic flavors (orange-Szechuan pepper ice cream) to tried-and-true favorites. Just don’t expect to keep buying pints of Ben & Jerry’s when you can make your own superior stuff at home.

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ISBN: 9781580082198
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 4th, 2010

Strangers Drowning - Larissa Macfarquhar

This book chronicles the strangely compelling lives of people best described as extreme altruists, those beset by a constant anxiety that if they do not work ceaselessly toward alleviating the misery of the poor and downtrodden, then they are complicity in that suffering. MacFarquhar, a longtime staff writer for the New Yorker, devotes each chapter to profiling a specific altruist. In doing so, she traverses a fascinating landscape from an Indian leper colony, to a Nicaraguan health clinic, to an American family who chooses to adopt 22 children. She also explores the long intellectual debate over the nature of altruism, from utilitarian thinkers who believe it is necessary for everyone to be altruists, to Freud and others who view altruists as inherently selfish and masochistic.

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ISBN: 9780143109785
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2016

Libra - Don DeLillo

DeLillo’s fictional re-creation of the events surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination is a meditative take on the perils facing the United States entering the 1960s, and also on the immeasurable contingencies that lie behind historical events. DeLillo eschews any belief in a grand conspiracy at work in the assassination and rather argues, quite plausibly, that it was the work of a murkier, secondary plot and was a chance occurrence. While real-life people like Lee Harvey Oswald are prominently depicted here, perhaps the most memorable character is postwar America itself, self-assured but also deeply paranoid, entering the 1960s both immensely prosperous and obsessed with the threat posed by communism.

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ISBN: 9780140156041
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 1991