Description : In the age of The Biggest Loser and the war on obesity, were pressured to conform to certain body standards at any cost. Sure, everyone should eat right and get exercise, but what if you do that and you still dont fit into the clothes at the mall? In Two Whole Cakes, Fatshionista extraordinaire Lesley Kinzel tells stories, gives advice, and challenges stereotypes about being and feeling fat. Kinzel says no to diet fads and pills, shows by example how to stop hating your body, celebrates self-acceptance at any size, and urges you to finally accept the truth: your body is not a tragedy!
Description : The magic of the holidays comes alive all year long with these delightful and delicious decorated cakes! In Holiday Cakes and Cupcakes, professional cake decorator Carol Deacon's incredible cake designs run the gamut of seasonal holidays to provide that special touch that only a personally baked and decorated cake brings to the table. Deacon shows you how to create 21 fabulous cakes, including Christmas cakes, Halloween cakes, Valentine's Day cakes, Easter cakes, and cakes to fit any other occasion. The step-by-step instructions ensure that all the cakes and cupcakes will be easy to make and become the frosted focus of your holiday celebration. Each cake has a matching cupcake design that can be made as an accompaniment to the cake or, if you wish, on their own as the stars of the occasion in their own right. Deacon also shares sugarcraft tips and tricks along with her winning cake baking recipes so that your holiday cakes will taste as wonderful as they look. So make the most of your next holiday by creating a cake that will impress and delight your family and friends. This fun and easy-to-use cake decorating book contains instructions for 45 projects that include cakes, cupcakes, sugarcraft, and fondant. Readers will quickly learn how to utilize the techniques in this cake cookbook and will be making edible works of art in no time at all.
Description : Fat is bad, right? Well, no, being fat in and of itself is not bad. However, for the last decade we have been so inundated with negative messages about fat that it is revolutionary to think otherwise. These messages, this rhetoric, though not succeeding in making our society thinner or healthier, have been a resounding success in making us believe that fat is a Very Bad Thing and that fat people are Very Bad People. The rhetoric of the "war on obesity" has only succeeded in increasing prejudice and decreasing health in the very people targeted for "help" while increasing profits for those perpetuating such rhetoric. In this book, Lonie McMichael, Ph.D. examines the rhetorical success of the current "obesity" propaganda while considering its absolute failure to make people thinner or to make a difference in the health of the American people. Considering empirical studies and statistics as well as the actual experience of fat people, McMichael asserts that the "obesity epidemic" is about many things—prejudice, profit, control, etc., but it is not about health. Arguing that our current paradigm is only hurting our society and the individuals within it, McMichael calls for a change in policy and perspective on fat in American society.
Description : A guide for education students covers such topics as creating productive learning environments, the philosophy of education, the organization of schools, finance, school law, the curriculum, and technology in the classroom.
Description : For centuries, Vietnamese have sustained the history of their nation, both actual and mythic, through their folklore. These stories, passed from generation to generation, contain not only the national saga, but also fundamental cultural values that Vietnamese hold dear. Some stories, like A Daughter's Love, are imaginative accounts of early Vietnamese history. Others, like The Anger of the Waters and the title story, Two Cakes Fit for a King, provide colorful explanations of the world and how it works. The Story of Watermelon Island offers readers a glimpse of the traditional agrarian values and way of life that are the foundation of Vietnamese society. Imaginative and captivating, funny and sometimes tragic, these tales have remained popular and culturally significant for Vietnamese, young and old, for hundreds of years. The intricate illustrations draw on centuries-old painting styles and on natural imagery and everyday life in Vietnam.