Far Afield

Rare Food Encounters from Around the World

Author: Shane Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607749203

Category: COOKING

Page: 304

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"A lushly photographed culinary travel book featuring profiles of the stewards of the world's oldest foodways--traditional farming, hunting, fishing, and foraging methods--along with 40 recipes. Food and travel writer Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fisher have traveled the world on assignment for food and travel publications such as Travel + Leisure and Saveur. Along the way, they have encountered the fascinating people who are keeping the world's oldest traditional foodways alive, such as sacred taro farmers in Hawaii who have never left the islands, fisherman on the Swahili coast, and Icelandic shepherds who still use the techniques of their Viking ancestors. Full of lush photography from far-flung locations all over the globe, Far Afield profiles these people, sharing their unique and captivating stories and recipes"--

Far Afield

Rare Food Encounters from Around the World

Author: Shane Mitchell

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607749211

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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An extraordinarily photographed culinary travel book featuring profiles of the stewards of the world's traditional foodways—farming, fishing, and herding methods—along with 40 recipes. Journalist Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fisher have traveled the world on assignment for food and travel publications such as Travel + Leisure and Saveur. Along the way, they have encountered the fascinating people who are keeping some of the world's oldest food traditions alive, such as taro farmers in Hawaii who have never left the islands, Maasai warriors in Kenya, and Icelandic shepherds who still use the techniques of their Viking ancestors. Full of compelling photography from far-flung locations, Far Afield profiles these people, sharing their unique and captivating stories along with forty recipes.

The Big Book of Table Toppers

Author: Karen M. Burns

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604688734

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

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Long and skinny or short and wide, modern and minimal or traditional and scrappy, the 56 toppers in this book fit any table. This collection features patterns by today's favorite designers. Styled photography offers a colorful preview of how the quick-to-stitch projects look on tabletops and shows creative ways to include the designs in your home decor Seasonal and holiday-themed projects are ideal for gift giving and year-round stitching Double the variety with two comprehensive sections: traditional, long table runners and diversely shaped table toppers

Classic Hikes of the World

23 Breathtaking Treks with Detailed Routes and Maps for Expeditions on Six Continents

Author: Peter Potterfield

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393057966

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

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Outlines definitive hiking tours recommended by the author as definitive forays into some of the world's most scenic or naturally significant locales, in a collection of weekend, four-day, and multi-week hikes that do not require technical mountaineering skills and features such sites as the Grand Canyon, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the French Alps. 20,000 first printing.

New Worlds, Ancient Texts

The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery

Author: Anthony Grafton,April Shelford,Nancy G. Siraisi

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674618763

Category: History

Page: 282

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On encountering what he called "the Indies", the Jesuit Jose de Acosta wrote, "Having read what poets and philosophers write of the Torrid Zone, I persuaded myself that when I came to the Equator, I would not be able to endure the violent heat, but it turned out otherwise... What could I do then but laugh at Aristotle's Meteorology and his philosophy?" Acosta's experience echoes that of his fellow travelers to the New World, and it is this experience, with its profound effect on Western culture, that Anthony Grafton charts. Describing an era of exploration that went far beyond geographic bounds, this book shows how the evidence of the New World shook the foundations of the old, upsetting the authority of the ancient texts that had guided Europeans so far afield. The intellectual shift mapped out here, a movement from book learning to empirical knowledge, did not take place easily or quickly, and Grafton presents it in all its drama and complexity. What he recounts is in effect a war of ideas fought, sometimes unwittingly by mariners, scientists, publishers, scholars, and rulers over one hundred fifty years. He shows us explorers from Cortes and Columbus to Scaliger and Munster, laden with ideas gathered from ancient and medieval texts, in their encounters with the world at large. In colorful vignettes, firsthand accounts, published debates, and copious illustrations, we see these men and their contemporaries trying to make sense of their discoveries as they sometimes confirm, sometimes contest, and finally displace traditional images and notions of the world beyond Europe. The fundamental cultural revolution that Grafton documents still reverberates in our time. By taking us into thisbattle of books versus facts, a conflict that has shaped global views for centuries, Grafton allows us to re-experience and understand the Renaissance as it continues to this day.

Toronto Cooks

100 Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants

Author: Amy Rosen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781927958162

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

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"Dozens of our greatest chefs, from veteran to rising star, have generously shared their fan-favourite, personally tested recipes, ranging from the decadent (The Grove's foie gras, hibiscus, beet and lingonberry) to the sublime (Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie). This collection covers the entire menu, with starters (prawns from Amaya, Richmond Station's country terrine), soups (Tabule's lemony lentil), salads (roasted mushroom from Splendido), entrées (Bymark's fennel-crusted black cod), desserts (Edulis's baba au rhum), and even a cocktail or two (Geraldine's Charlemagne). An amazing compilation that is as diverse as the city itself. Some creations are elevated comfort food (Ruby Watchco's braised short ribs or Pizza Libretto's spicy meatballs), while others are definitely designed to impress (Café Boulud's crispy duck egg à la bourguignonne and Bosk's potato gnocchi with forest mushroom and tomato emulsion). All are spectacular, and ultimately doable for the home chef. Beautifully illustrated throughout"--Provided by publisher.

Happy Leons: LEON Happy Soups

Author: John Vincent,Rebecca Seal

Publisher: Conran

ISBN: 1840917709

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Following the success of Leon Happy Salads - more than 60,000 copies sold - the Leon team is back, this time with delicious warming soups that are a meal in themselves. Leon, the home of naturally fast food, has created a collection of more than 100 all-new, all-smiles soup recipes for Comforting, Naturally Fast, Bright & Fresh, Posh and Sweet Soups, plus those all-important Sides and Crunchy Tops & Swirly Swirls. Whether you're looking for a simple soup to take to work or something more elaborate for supper with friends, this book has the answer, with straightforward yet delicious recipes for all occasions. 'Souping - the new juicing' - the Telegraph

Lucky Peach All About Eggs

Everything We Know About the World's Most Important Food

Author: Rachel Khong,the editors of Lucky Peach

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0804187762

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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A handbook, a cookbook, an eggbook: this quasi-encyclopedic ovarian overview is the only tome you need to own about the indispensable egg. Eggs: star of the most important meal of the day, and, to hear billions of cooks and chefs tell it, quite possibly the world's most important food. Does that make Lucky Peach's All About Eggs the world's most important book? Probably yes. In essays, anecdotes, how-tos, and foolproof recipes, this egg-centric volume celebrates everything an egg can be and do. Whether illuminating the progress of an egg through a chicken, or teaching you how to poach the perfect egg, All About Eggs bursts with facts to deploy at your next cocktail party—then serves up a killer deviled egg recipe to serve while you’re doing it. All About Eggs is for anyone who has ever delighted in the pleasures of an omelet, marveled at the snowflake patterns on a century egg, or longed to make a sky-high soufflé. From the Hardcover edition.

The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance

Author: Tovar Cerulli

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681770318

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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A vegan-turned-hunter reignites the connection between humans and our food sources and continues the dialog begun by Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver. While still in high school, Tovar Cerulli experimented with vegetarianism and by the age of twenty, he was a vegan. Ten years later, in the face of declining health, he would find himself picking up a rifle and heading into the woods. Through his personal quest, Tovar Cerulli bridges disparate worldviews and questions moral certainties, challenging both the behavior of many hunters and the illusion of blamelessness maintained by many vegetarians. In this time of intensifying concern over ecological degradation, how do we make peace with the fact that, even in growing organic vegetables, life is sustained by death? Drawing on personal anecdotes, philosophy, history and religion, Cerulli shows how America’s overly sanitized habits of consumption and disconnection with our food have resulted in so many of the health and environmental crises we now face.

Pok Pok

Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

Author: Andy Ricker,JJ Goode

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607742896

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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A guide to bold, authentic Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the chef and owner of the wildly popular and widely lauded Pok Pok restaurants. After decades spent traveling throughout Thailand, Andy Ricker wanted to bring the country's famed street food stateside. In 2005 he opened Pok Pok, so named for the sound a pestle makes when it strikes a clay mortar, in an old shack in a residential neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Ricker's traditional take on Thai food soon drew the notice of the New York Times and Gourmet magazine, establishing him as a culinary star. Now, with his first cookbook, Ricker tackles head-on the myths that keep people from making Thai food at home: that it's too spicy for the American palate or too difficult to source ingredients. Fifty knockout recipes for simple and delicious Thai dishes range from Grilled Pork Collar with Spicy Dipping Sauce and Iced Greens to Andy's now-famous Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings. Including a primer in Thai techniques and flavor profiles, with tips for modifying local produce to mimic Thai flavors, Pok Pok makes authentic Thai food accessible to any home cook.

The River Cottage Preserves Handbook

Author: Pam Corbin

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740826

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

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In this new addition to the award-winning collection, River Cottage master preserver Pam Corbin helps you transform the abundance of your garden (and your friends’ and neighbors’ gardens) into everything from jams and jellies to vinegars and sauces. The River Cottage farm, established by British food personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to promote high-quality, seasonal, and sustainable food, has inspired a television series, restaurants and classes, and a hit series of books. Now, with The River Cottage Preserves Handbook, learn to make everything from simple Strawberry Jam to scrumptious new combinations like Honeyed Hazelnuts, Nasturtium “Capers,” Onion Marmalade, Spiced Brandy Plums, and Elixir of Sage, plus a pantryful of butters, curds, pickles, chutneys, cordials, and liqueurs. From the Hardcover edition.

Far Afield

Author: Susanna Kaysen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804151075

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A compulsively readable novel of enormous charm swimming in the cuisine and culture of the Faroe Islands from the author of Girl, Interrupted. Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. But, despite his Harvard training, he can barely understand, let alone "study," the culture he encounters. From his struggles with the local cuisine to his affair with the Danish woman the locals want him to marry, Jonathan is both repelled by and drawn into the Faroese way of life. Wry and insightful, Far Afield reveals Susanna Kaysen's gifts of imagination, satire, and compassion.

Death by Pad Thai

And Other Unforgettable Meals

Author: Douglas Bauer

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307494780

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

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In this collection of 20 essays—including a number of recipes—by some of the country’s finest writers, food is the central player in memories both exquisite and excruciating. Food isn’t just a gustatory pleasure; it is the stuff of life. At its best and most memorable, a meal becomes a story—and a story becomes a feast. In this anthology, Richard Russo relates the celebratory day he and his wife spent eating their way through haute Manhattan—and departing utterly famished. Steve Almond recounts the gleeful daylong preparation of a transcendent lobster pad thai dish. Sue Miller reveals that after a lifetime of practical cooking, she is finally fed by a man who presents food as an offering, made just for her. Aimee Bender ponders her lifelong envy of what everyone else is having for lunch. Expertly compiled and edited by Douglas Bauer—including pieces by Amy Bloom, Peter Mayle, Jane and Michael Stern, Ann Packer, Andre Dubus III, Michael Gorra, Elizabeth McCracken, Michelle Wildgen, Claire Messud, Henri Cole, Margot Livesey, David Lehman, Michelle Huneven, Lan Samantha Chang, and Diana Abu-Jaber—this unforgettable collection presents food as education, test, reward, bait, magnet, and, most of all, gift. Gathered here are meals that sate our most complex palate, the appreciation of life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160891809

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

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This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

My Last Supper

Author: Melanie Dunea

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780747594116

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

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The Aristocrats meets Vanity Fair in this stunning celebration of the world's most famous chefs.

Martha's American Food

A Celebration of Our Nation's Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast

Author: Martha Stewart

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0770432972

Category: Cooking

Page: 432

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A love letter to American food, Martha Stewart, who has so significantly influenced the American table, collects her favorite national dishes, as well as the stories and traditions behind them in this cookbook featuring 200 recipes. These are recipes that will delight you with nostalgia, inspire you, and teach you about our nation by way of its regions and their distinctive flavors. Above all, these are time-honored recipes that you will turn to again and again. Organized geographically, the 200 recipes in Martha’s American Food include main dishes such as comforting Chicken Pot Pies, easy Grilled Fish Tacos, irresistible Barbecued Ribs, and hearty New England Clam Chowder. Here, too, are thoroughly modern starters, sides, and one-dish meals that harness the bounty of each region’s seasons and landscape: Hot Crab Dip, Tequila-Grilled Shrimp, Indiana Succotash, Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Whitefish, and Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Meyer Lemon, Arugula, and Pistachios. And you will want to leave room for dessert, with dozens of treats such as Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie, New York Cheesecake, and Peach and Berry Cobbler. Through sidebars about the flavors that define each region and stunning photography that brings the foods—and the places with which we identify them—to life, Martha celebrates the unique character of each part of the country. With all the dishes that inspire pride in our national cuisine, Martha’s American Food gathers, in one place, the recipes that will surely please your family and friends for generations to come.

Food from Many Greek Kitchens

Author: Tessa Kiros

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741966841

Category: Cooking, Greek

Page: 335

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Tessa Kiros presents a beautiful collection of traditional and modern Greek recipes, complete with stunning photography from the country, in her signature style.

My Own Country

A Doctor's Story

Author: Abraham Verghese

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679752927

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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A young doctor of eastern Tennessee describes the town's first introduction to the AIDS virus, which preceded a disturbing epidemic and introduced the doctor to many unique people

Olympia Provisions

Cured Meats and Tall Tales from an American Charcuterie

Author: Elias Cairo,Meredith Erickson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607747014

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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"Olympia Provisions is one of the driving forces behind the rise of Portland's food scene, and has been garnering praiseuand patronsufrom across the country. What began as Portland's first USDA-certified salumeria has grown into a mini-empire, encompassing two restaurants and a robustly expanding mail order business. In Olympia Provisions, the owners dive deep into their proudly American charcuterie, offering step-by-step recipes for confits, pOtUs, sausages, salumi, frankfurters, and more. The book also goes beyond recipes for cured meat, featuring an unexpected but inspiring story of the authors' travels in the Alps (and their discovery of that region's unique charcuterie), essays about the perfect wine lunch, and non-charcuterie recipes from Olympia Provisions' two restaurants."

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

Author: Jennifer B. Lee

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 0446511706

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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If you think McDonald's is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America, consider that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. New York Times reporter and Chinese-American (or American-born Chinese). In her search, Jennifer 8 Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of the food. In a compelling blend of sociology and history, Jenny Lee exposes the indentured servitude Chinese restaurants expect from illegal immigrant chefs, investigates the relationship between Jews and Chinese food, and weaves a personal narrative about her own relationship with Chinese food. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles speaks to the immigrant experience as a whole, and the way it has shaped our country.