From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas
Author: Colleen Rush
Publisher: Broadway Books
From aperitif to digestif, approach every meal with savvy and grace. We’ve all experienced Fancy-Pants Restaurant Jitters at some point – the fear that you will unknowingly commit some fine-dining crime, whether it’s using the wrong fork, picking an amateur wine, mispronouncing foie gras, or gasping when your fish entrée arrives with its head still attached. Relax. The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining is the ultimate antidote to restaurant anxiety. Where does your napkin go when you leave the table? Should you sniff the wine cork? And why, pray tell, are there so many forks? This comprehensive and accessible primer answers these and dozens of other questions and offers the basics on every aspect of fine dining, including: * How to navigate a place setting * Speaking menu-ese and the language of fine food * A refresher on polite and polished table manners * 911 for wine novices * A carnivore’s guide to beef, pork, lamb, and veal * What local, sustainable, and organic really mean * Japanese dining dos and don’ts * Who’s who on a restaurant’s staff * How to be a regular—or get the perks like one * Top restaurants across the country * What the food snobs know (and you should, too) * And much more… With a little help, any Mere Mortal can order wine with confidence, get great, attitude-free service, decipher menus, and finally, truly, savor any dining experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The #1 Easy, Common-Sense Guide to SQL Queries—Updated for Today’s Databases, Standards, and Challenges SQL Queries for Mere Mortals ® has earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest tutorial on writing effective SQL queries. The authors have updated this hands-on classic to reflect new SQL standards and database applications and teach valuable new techniques. Step by step, John L. Viescas and Michael J. Hernandez guide you through creating reliable queries for virtually any modern SQL-based database. They demystify all aspects of SQL query writing, from simple data selection and filtering to joining multiple tables and modifying sets of data. Three brand-new chapters teach you how to solve a wide range of challenging SQL problems. You’ll learn how to write queries that apply multiple complex conditions on one table, perform sophisticated logical evaluations, and think “outside the box” using unlinked tables. Coverage includes -- Getting started: understanding what relational databases are, and ensuring that your database structures are sound -- SQL basics: using SELECT statements, creating expressions, sorting information with ORDER BY, and filtering data using WHERE -- Summarizing and grouping data with GROUP BY and HAVING clauses -- Drawing data from multiple tables: using INNER JOIN, OUTER JOIN, and UNION operators, and working with subqueries -- Modifying data sets with UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE statements Advanced queries: complex NOT and AND, conditions, if-then-else using CASE, unlinked tables, driver tables, and more Practice all you want with downloadable sample databases for today’s versions of Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft SQL Server, and the open source MySQL database. Whether you’re a DBA, developer, user, or student, there’s no better way to master SQL. informit.com/aw forMereMortals.com
&a>Database Design for Mere Mortals™, Second Edition, is a straightforward, platform-independent tutorial on the basic principles of relational database design. It provides a commonsense design methodology for developing databases that work. Database design expert Michael J. Hernandez has expanded his best-selling first edition, maintaining its hands-on approach and accessibility while updating its coverage and including even more examples and illustrations. This book will give you the knowledge and tools you need to create efficient and effective relational databases.
A VBA Developer's Guide to Managed Code in Microsoft Office
Author: Kathleen McGrath
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
VSTO for Mere Mortals™ is for VBA developers who are interested in migrating their skills to the next generation of Office development. Readers will benefit from a straightforward, practical introduction to writing managed code applications for Word 2003, Excel 2003, and Outlook 2003. Readers will also learn how to create add-ins for the most popular applications for Office 2003 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system using VSTO 2005 SE. The expert authors provide a wealth of code samples that show off popular features of VSTO, such as smart tags and the actions pane. Sample code also shows you how to customize the new UI features of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, including the ribbon, custom task pane, and Outlook forms region. VBA developers will walk away with A greater understanding of managed code and the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) Multiple demonstrations on how to create document-level customizations for Word 2003 and Excel 2003, using view controls, data binding, and the actions pane A comprehensive overview of add-in development for Outlook 2003 Useful information on securing and deploying solutions created with VSTO and VSTO 2005 SE A thorough explanation on how to migrate VBA solutions to Visual Basic 2005 and VSTO Numerous details on customizing the ribbon, custom task pane, and Outlook form regions by developing VSTO 2005 SE add-ins for the 2007 Microsoft Office system
Database design expert Michael J. Hernandez introduces the core concepts of design theory and method without the technical jargon. "Database Design for Mere Mortals" will provide any developer with a common-sense design methodology for developing databases that work. 0201694719B04062001
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
The Art of Barbecue, Smoke-Roasting, and Basic Curing
Author: Gary Wiviott
Publisher: Hachette UK
Welcome Back to Barbecue Boot Camp Get barbecue right all over again with Low & Slow 2! Complete with 100 new recipes, step-by-step instructions, tips, and illustrations for cooking low and slow on four of the most popular charcoal cookers out there—the Weber Smoky Mountain, the Big Green Egg, an offset smoker, and a kettle-style grill—learn how to make mouthwatering barbecue and smoke-roasted meats without fail. With pitmaster Gary Wiviott's don't over-think it philosophy, flaunt your charcoal mastery, hone your barbeque skills, and try Texas-style Brisket, Standing Rib Roast, Smoked Corned Beef, Goose Breast Pastrami, Smoked Whole Fish, Neopolitan-style Pizza, and more!
Step away from the propane tank. Surrender all of your notions about barbecue. Forget everything you've ever learned about cooking with charcoal and fire. It is all wrong. Get it right with the "Five Easy Lessons" program, which includes over 130 recipes and step-by-step instructions for setting up and cooking low and slow on a Weber Smokey Mountain, an offset smoker, or a kettle grill.This program is guided by a singular philosophy: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Do exactly as Gary says, don't even think about opening the lid before it's time, and you will learn: What gear you do and, more importantly, don't need Exactly how to start and maintain a proper fire (without lighter fluid) All about marinades, brines, and rubs To use your senses and trust your instincts (instead of thermometers) How to make delicious, delicious barbecue The perfect how-to guide for beginner and expert alike, Low & Slow will take your barbecue skills to the next level.