Download PDF by Jen Lancaster: Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority

By Jen Lancaster

Jen Lancaster hates to burst your satisfied little bubble, yet existence within the massive urban isn't all it's cracked as much as be. opposite to what you notice on television and within the video clips, such a lot urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky attire and strappy stilettos. yet fortunate for us, Lancaster is aware the right way to make the lifetime of the reduce crust mercilessly humorous and infinitely wonderful.

no matter if she's reporting impolite acquaintances to fatherland defense, harboring a overwhelm on her supermarket clerk, or fighting-and losing-the conflict of the Stairmaster- Lancaster explores how foolish, unusual, and not-so-fabulous actual urban residing should be. And if someone doesn't love it, they could kiss her huge, fats, purple, puffy down parka.

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If you don’t speak French and have traveled to Paris, you were probably helped by a number of people who speak pretty good English. And almost all Europeans coming to our shores make it a point to adapt to our customs. Well, almost all. Don’t ask a waiter who’s just been stiffed on his 18 percent tip. Every culture has certain rules. In America for some unknown reason, you can’t get wine at fast-food restaurants, and spending a few minutes digging deeply inside your nose on public transit is frowned upon.

I quickly learned that the faster those little feet were racing toward me, the more trouble I was going to be in. For all my smart-alecky retorts, though, Alice was almost always right, and each upbraiding was actually a valuable lesson for a young cook like me. Alice was committed to instilling in us her ideas for using seasonal and local ingredients long before the idea became such an overused cliché that airline menus are now touting “locally grown” ingredients. And she inspired us to put those ideas into action in the food we were cooking.

Coat cheese toasts 2 slices of hearty bread, such as pain au levain, or good white bread Extra virgin olive oil 3-ounce (90 g) round, or crottin, of goat cheese, sliced in half horizontally Salad � teaspoon red wine or sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil ⅛ teaspoon Dijon mustard Coarse salt 2 cups (100 g) torn green lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried Freshly ground black pepper � cup (25 g) walnut halves, toasted, optional Preheat the broiler and set the oven rack 4 inches (10 cm) below the heating element.

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