The Wurst!: The Very Best of German Food

A book celebrating all the greats of German cuisine—a food culture as rich as any other in Europe.

For too long it’s been a cuisine undervalued against those other European stalwarts—French and Italian. It is time to put German food into the spotlight! Classic German food is ridiculously delicious and super easy to prepare—from slow-cooked roasts to hearty salads, tasty snacks, enriched breads, and moreish desserts—it has it all.

Hot dogs, burgers, pretzels, rye bread, and beer are just some of the hugely popular foods that had their origins in Germany. Even if you think you have no knowledge of German food, you would be surprised how influential this cuisine has been throughout history.

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Music: A Very Short Introduction

What is music? How is it constructed? How is it consumed? Why do you enjoy it at all? In Music: A Very Short plays Introduction, Nicholas Cook invites us to really think about music and the role it plays in our lives and our ears. Drawing on a number of accessible examples, the author prompts us to call on our own musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performers and the listener, about music as a commodity and an experience, what it means to understand music, and the values we ascribe to it.

This very short introduction, written with both humor and flair, begins with a sampling of music as human activity and then goes on to consider the slippery phenomenon of how music has become an object of thought. Covering not only Western and classical music, Cook touches on all types from rock to Indonesian music and beyond. Incorporating musical forms from every continent, Music will make enjoyable reading for beginner and expert alike.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life’s most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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  • Music

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1 X 3D Bop Bag Blow up Inflatable Animals Styles Very

There is just something about being in pool or just in the room with an Inflatable Alligator. Alligators have been immortalized as a point of fascination and danger. It is fun, durable, and darned cute.

Product Features

  • Recommended ages 3 and above
  • It pops back up every time
  • Recommended it as an inflatable animal friend for yourself or your child
  • Suggested sand and not water in the bottom
  • Water-weighted base