The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:039957591X

Total Pages:208

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“A sharp, funny, and eccentric debut … Pond makes the case for Bennett as an innovative writer of real talent. … [It]reminds us that small things have great depths.”–New York Times Book Review "Dazzling…exquisitely written and daring ." –O, the Oprah Magazine Immediately upon its publication in Ireland, Claire-Louise Bennett’s debut began to attract attention well beyond the expectations of the tiny Irish press that published it. A deceptively slender volume, it captures with utterly mesmerizing virtuosity the interior reality of its unnamed protagonist, a young woman living a singular and mostly solitary existence on the outskirts of a small coastal village. Sidestepping the usual conventions of narrative, it focuses on the details of her daily experience—from the best way to eat porridge or bananas to an encounter with cows—rendered sometimes in story-length, story-like stretches of narrative, sometimes in fragments no longer than a page, but always suffused with the hypersaturated, almost synesthetic intensity of the physical world that we remember from childhood. The effect is of character refracted and ventriloquized by environment, catching as it bounces her longings, frustrations, and disappointments—the ending of an affair, or the ambivalent beginning with a new lover. As the narrator’s persona emerges in all its eccentricity, sometimes painfully and often hilariously, we cannot help but see mirrored there our own fraught desires and limitations, and our own fugitive desire, despite everything, to be known. Shimmering and unusual, Pond demands to be devoured in a single sitting that will linger long after the last page.

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Secrets of the Best Chefs

Author:Adam Roberts

Publisher:Artisan Books

ISBN:1579655297

Total Pages:400

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Learn to cook from the best chefs in America Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to José Andrés's home kitchen, it was a journey peppered with rock-star chefs and dedicated home cooks unified by a common passion, one that Roberts understands deeply and transfers to the reader with flair, thoughtfulness, and good humor: a love and appreciation of cooking. Roberts adapts recipes from Hugh Acheson, Lidia Bastianich, Roy Choi, Harold Dieterle, Sara Moulton, and more. The culmination of that journey is a cookbook filled with lessons, tips, and tricks from the most admired chefs in America, including how to properly dress a salad, bake a no-fail piecrust, make light and airy pasta, and stir-fry in a wok, plus how to improve your knife skills, eliminate wasteful food practices, and create recipes of your very own. Most important, Roberts has adapted 150 of the chefs' signature recipes into totally doable dishes for the home cook. Now anyone can learn to cook like a pro!

Maya's Aura - The Charred Coven

Author:Skye Smith

Publisher:Skye Smith

ISBN:0988131455

Total Pages:128

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Cover Flap This is the fifth novel in the “Maya’s Aura” series. This naughty novel of magic and mayhem begins with Maya’s visit to her great grandmother who lives on an island in Boston Bay. She gives Maya some family heirlooms, including a crystal pendant and an iron ring. The crystal causes her to dream. Not her dreams, but the dreams of the original owner, a woman from the late 1700’s. In order to find out more about these mystical heirlooms, Maya travels to Cambridge, England to track down her family’s heritage. While partying at the infamous Strawberry Faire, she makes friends with some local witchlets who have just come out of the broom closet. She goes with them to a Witches’ Sabbat in hopes of meeting more experienced witches who may know more about her heirlooms. She meets all sorts of witches at the Sabbat. Some skilled, some good, some fun, some fake, and some who are absolutely terrifying. About the Author Skye Smith is my pen name. My family convinced me not to use my real name because my stories are so critical of predator males. You'll understand and forgive me this as you fall in love with sweet Maya, my main character. For those of you who like stories about vampires, witches, and magic, you won’t be disappointed by my very different, more realistic take on it all. My vampires are parasites wearing business suits. My witches are healers ignored by the modern world. My magic is based on aura’s, and everyone has felt or seen an aura at least once in their lives. Other Novels By The Same Author: The Hoodsman – 12 historical adventures set in the Norman conquest. Knut – many historical adventures set in the Viking Era. The Pistoleer – 9 historical adventures set in the English Civil War. Maya’s Aura – 8 new age adventures while tripping around the world. 1. “The Awakening” - She discovers her strange aura. 2. “The Refining” - She learns how to use her aura. 3. “The Ashram” - She searches for answers in India 4. “Goa to Nepal” - She follows a quest into the Himalayas 5. “The Charred Coven” - She fights black craft in England. 6. “The Crystal Witch” - She learns psychic craft in England 7. “The Redemptioner” - Psychic dreams of her ancestor Britta. 8. “Destroy the Tea Party” - Britta’s adventures in Boston in 1773.

Consider the Fork

Author:Bee Wilson

Publisher:Basic Books

ISBN:0465033326

Total Pages:352

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nating history, Wilson reveals the myriad innovations that have shaped our diets today. An insightful look at how we’ve changed food and how food has changed us, Consider the Fork reveals the astonishing ways in which the implements we use in the kitchen affect what we eat, how we eat, and how we relate to food.

365 Easy One Dish Meals

Author:Natalie Haughton

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061759627

Total Pages:288

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A year's worth of simple, sumptuous recipes that are hassle free--minimizing cooking and clean-up; maximizing variety and appeal. Everything from hearty beef borscht to spicy Thai chicken noodles.

Winners Take All

Author:Anand Giridharadas

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0451493257

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1946

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The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news. Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.

Pok Pok

Author:Andy Ricker,JJ Goode

Publisher:Ten Speed Press

ISBN:1607742896

Total Pages:304

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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. Ricker shares more than fifty of the most popular recipes from Thailand and his Pok Pok restaurants—ranging from Khao Soi Kai (Northern Thai curry noodle soup with chicken) to Som Tam Thai (Central Thai–style papaya salad) to Pok Pok’s now-classic (and obsessed-over) Fish-Sauce Wings. But Pok Pok is more than just a collection of favorite recipes: it is also a master course in Thai cooking from one of the most passionate and knowledgeable authorities on the subject. Clearly written, impeccably tested recipes teach you how to source ingredients; master fundamental Thai cooking techniques and skills; understand flavor profiles that are unique to Southeast Asian cuisine; and combine various dishes to create show-stopping, well-balanced meals for family and friends. Filled with thoughtful, colorful essays about Ricker’s travels and experiences, Pok Pok is not only a definitive resource for home cooks, but also a celebration of the rich history, vibrant culture, and unparalleled deliciousness of Thai food.

Food Lovers' Guide to® Manhattan

Author:Alexis Lipsitz Flippin

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:1493010379

Total Pages:288

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The ultimate guide to Manhattan's food scene provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Written for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: food festivals and culinary events; specialty food shops; farmers’ markets and farm stands; trendy restaurants and time-tested iconic landmarks; and recipes using local ingredients and traditions.

Maangchi's Big Book of Korean Cooking

Author:Maangchi,Martha Rose Shulman

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:1328988503

Total Pages:448

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The New York Times Best Cookbooks of Fall 2019 Eater Best Fall Cookbooks 2019 Bon Appetit's "Fall Cookbooks We've Been Waiting All Summer For" Amazon's Pick for Best Fall Cookbooks 2019 Forbes Finds 15 New Cookbooks for Fall 2019 The definitive book on Korean cuisine by “YouTube's Korean Julia Child”* and the author of Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking *New York Times Despite the huge popularity of Korean restaurants, there has been no comprehensive book on Korean cooking—until now. Maangchi’s Big Book of Korean Cooking is a wide, deep journey to the heart of a food-obsessed culture. The book contains the favorite dishes Maangchi has perfected over the years, from Korean barbecue and fried chicken to bulgogi and bibimbap. It explores topics not covered in other Korean cookbooks, from the vegan fare of Buddhist mountain temples to the inventive snacks of street vendors to the healthful, beautiful lunch boxes Korean mothers make for their kids. Maangchi has updated and improved the traditional dishes, without losing their authentic spirit. Among the features: • Spectacular party food, from homemade clear rice liquor to sweet, spicy, sour baby back ribs • Side plates that support and complement every Korean meal • Soups, hotpots, and stews, from bone broth to tofu stews • An array of different kimchis • A detailed photographic chapter on Korean cooking techniques Hundreds of striking, full-color photos by Maangchi show Korean ingredients so the cook knows exactly what to buy, step-by-step techniques for each recipe, and tempting close-ups of every dish.

The Chain

Author:Ted Genoways

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062288776

Total Pages:320

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A harrowing investigation of the tortuous path our food products take—from slaughter to Spam On the production line in American packing-houses, there is one cardinal rule: the chain never slows. Under pressure to increase supply, the supervisors of meat-processing plants have routinely accelerated the pace of conveyors, leading to inhumane conditions, increased accidents, and food of questionable, often dangerous quality. In The Chain, acclaimed journalist Ted Genoways uses the story of Hormel Foods and its most famous product, Spam—a recession-era staple—to probe the state of the meatpacking industry, including the expansion of agribusiness and the effects of immigrant labor on Middle America. Interviewing scores of line workers, union leaders, hog farmers, and local politicians and activists, Genoways reveals an industry pushed to its breaking point. Along the way, he exposes alarming new trends: sick or permanently disabled workers, abused animals, water and soil pollution, and mounting conflict between small towns and immigrant labor. The narrative moves across the heartland—from Minnesota, to witness the cut-and-kill operation; to Iowa, to observe breeding and farrowing in massive hog barns; to Nebraska, to see the tense town hall meetings and broken windows in reaction to the arrival of Hispanic workers; and back to Minnesota, where political refugees from Burma give the workforce the power it needs to fight back. A searching exposé in the tradition of Upton Sinclair, Rachel Carson, and Eric Schlosser, The Chain is a mesmerizing story and an urgent warning about the hidden costs of the food we eat.

The Very Best of Recipes for Health

Author:Martha Rose Shulman

Publisher:Rodale Books

ISBN:1605291110

Total Pages:368

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From the celebrated NYTimes.com food columnist come her favorite ways to use seasonal produce and a well-stocked pantry to create easy, nutritious meals every day of the week From its inception, "Recipes for Health" has been one of the New York Times's most-read (and e-mailed) features, showing health-conscious readers fast, no-fuss ways to turn seasonal produce, whole grains, and other nutritious ingredients into easy weeknight meals. Now, the most popular have been gathered into one comprehensive, convenient volume. Shulman shows how to fill your refrigerator, freezer, and cabinets with healthy staples such as beans, grains, extra virgin olive oil, tuna, eggs, yogurt, and tomato sauce, so that you are prepared to cook delicious dishes like Asparagus and Herb Frittata, Quinoa Salad with Lime Ginger Dressing and Shrimp, or Pizza Marinara with Tuna and Capers in minutes. Vegans and vegetarians will discover an entire selection of tofu recipes, from stir-fries to sandwiches, and even a tofu cheesecake. Those who frequent the farmers' market will appreciate her extensive collection of dishes for virtually every vegetable under the sun. Full of lists, explanations, and tips, The Very Best of Recipes for Health will help you cook and eat better all year long.

Cassell's household guide

Author:Cassell Ltd.

Publisher:Рипол Классик

ISBN:5871686079

Total Pages:N.A

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Being a complete encyclopaedia of domestic and social economy and forming a guide to every department of practical life

Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East

Author:Arto der Haroutunian

Publisher:Grub Street Publishers

ISBN:1909166642

Total Pages:288

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“[A] ground-breaking collection of wonderful pilafs, soups, stuffed vegetables, relishes and pastries. A treasury of delicious dishes” (The Foodie). Every one of the twelve cookbooks Arto der Haroutunian wrote became a classic; his thoughtful, erudite writing helped to explain to Westerners the subtlety, complexity and diversity of Middle Eastern and North African cooking. Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East shows how the cooking of vegetables is treated with reverence in the lands that make up the rich and varied tapestry of the Middle East. The people depend on the grains and pulses, nuts, vegetables and fruits of the region for their daily food. Here are warm and spicy stuffed vegetables, cool and fragrant soups, delicate preserves, pilafs, breads, pickles, relishes, and pastries. “This book will give a real boost to any vegetarian food enthusiast looking for something a little more unusual.” —The Vegetarian “One of the classic cookbooks on the subject written by the recognized authority in Middle Eastern cooking.” —Publishing News “Learn how to make a variety of feasts from just a few ingredients with this authentic collection of recipes, including popular dishes such as tabouleh, hummus and falafel, as well as new ones you may not have tried.” —The Green Parent “The recipes . . . glow. They openly embrace the full spectrum of ethical eating, but most importantly, this is a book of delicious, exquisite food; simple to make [yet] exotic enough to tempt jaded palates.” —The Gastronomer’s Bookshelf

The Slimming Foodie

Author:Pip Payne

Publisher:Octopus Books

ISBN:178325436X

Total Pages:224

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Based on the award-winning blog, The Slimming Foodie is all about delicious, hearty, home-cooked meals that can work for anyone who is on a slimming journey. The Slimming Foodie philosophy is simple. First and foremost, the recipes have to taste great! But also important is that they use fresh, healthy ingredients that are easily available and can be prepared by anyone. This is food that people want to eat day-to-day, that are nourishing, budget conscious and approachable without being too time consuming. Ingredients that make the dishes higher in calories have been cut out, reduced or swapped without forgoing flavour. When trying to slim down, you often feel the need to cook a separate meal for yourself than the rest of your household. However, making healthy choices shouldn't stop you from sharing a delicious meal with your loved ones. Each of these 100 family-friendly recipes can be enjoyed by anyone as part of a healthy diet, including children. With a few simple adjustments, you can make all of your favourite meals more balanced without losing any of that great taste, creating a plate of food that is truly tempting and yet allows all the good stuff to shine through! With The Slimming Foodie, dinnertime can now include: Easy midweek meals like Nutty chicken satay fried rice One-pot wonders like Chilli mac 'n' cheese Savoury traybakes like Garlicky meatball pasta bake Family favourites like Sausage and mash pie ... and Friday-night specials like the slow-cooked Tick-tock tikka masala

Low & Slow 2

Author:Gary Wiviott,Colleen Rush

Publisher:Running Press Adult

ISBN:076245606X

Total Pages:256

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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!

Brideshead Revisited

Author:Evelyn Waugh

Publisher:Aegitas

ISBN:0369401263

Total Pages:269

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Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, the life and romances of the protagonist Charles Ryder, most especially his friendship with the Flytes, a family of wealthy English Catholics who live in a palatial mansion called Brideshead Castle. Ryder has relationships with two of the Flytes: Sebastian and Julia. The novel explores themes including nostalgia for the age of English aristocracy, Catholicism, and the nearly overt homosexuality of Sebastian Flyte and 's coterie at Oxford University. A faithful and well-received television adaptation of the novel was produced in an 11-part miniseries by Granada Television in 1981.

Hood

Author:Emma Donoghue

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:1443422630

Total Pages:320

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In the late ’70s, convent school teenagers Pen O’Grady and Cara Wall fall in love. They prove themselves to be up to the challenge of a relationship deemed unacceptable in Catholic Ireland—until Cara dies in a car accident. Hood is a bittersweet, complicated love story.

Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes

Author:Peter Meehan,the editors of Lucky Peach

Publisher:Clarkson Potter

ISBN:0804187908

Total Pages:272

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“Delicious, straightforward recipes ... fill Lucky Peach: 101 Easy Asian Recipes, along with romping commentary that makes the book fun to read as well as to cook from.” —Associated Press Beholden to bold flavors and not strict authenticity, the editors of Lucky Peach present a compendium of 101 easy, Asian recipes that hit the sweet spot between craveworthy and stupid simple and are destined to become favorites. Your friends and lovers will marvel as you show off your culinary worldliness, whipping up meals with fish-sauce-splattered panache and all the soy-soaked, ginger-scalliony goodness you could ever want—all for dinner tonight. You'll never have a reason to order take-out again.

Just a French Guy Cooking

Author:Alexis Gabriel Aïnouz

Publisher:Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN:1787133001

Total Pages:176

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French Guy Cooking is a YouTube sensation with half a million subscribers. A Frenchman living in Paris, Alex loves to demystify cooking by experimenting with food and cooking methods to take the fear factor out of the kitchen. He wants to make cooking fun and accessible, and he charms his viewers with his geeky approach to food. In this, his debut cookbook, he shares 90 of his absolute favourite recipes, some of which feature step-by-step photography – from amazingly tasty toast and pizza ideas all the way to some classic but super-simple French dishes. Along the way, he offers ingenious kitchen hacks – a cheat's guide to wine, five knives you need in your kitchen, the secret to brilliant ramen – so that anyone can throw together great food without any fuss.

Maenam

Author:Angus An

Publisher:Appetite by Random House

ISBN:0147530954

Total Pages:272

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More than 100 flavor-driven Thai recipes built on technique, balance, tradition, and innovation from award-winning chef Angus An. In Maenam, chef Angus An takes you on his ongoing journey of discovering Thai cuisine and shows how to blend traditional Thai flavors and cooking techniques with local, seasonal inspirations from the west coast. With Angus's foolproof instructions, Maenam offers the foundation to modern Thai cuisine for adventurous cooks of all skill levels. Filled with over 100 of his signature recipes, each meal balances robust, intense ingredients with his approach to Thai food's clear, sharp flavours. Transform your kitchen with snacks inspired by Thai street vendors, quick to prepare noodles and one-bowl meals, light- and full-bodied soups to have all year-round, flavorful and protein-filled salads, seasoned stir fries, killer curries, and refreshing desserts. Named after Angus's first award-winning Vancouver Thai restaurant Maenam, the Thai word for "river," this cookbook is a celebration of Angus's inventive approach to Thai cuisine that is in many ways representative of a river's constant ever-replenishing flow. Just as a river continues its course around boulders and obstacles, Angus's ongoing evolution and path to becoming one of the most significant Thai chefs in North America is an unlikely one. Angus grew up in Taiwan, moved to Canada when he was young, and trained at the French Culinary Institute. He fell in love with Thai cuisine when studying at Nahm under renowned chef and award-winning author, of Thai Food and Thai Street Food, David Thompson. He continues to travel to Thailand to eat, research, and learn. He takes his knowledge home, and finds innovative ways to root a traditional dish to the Pacific Northwest while accentuating each ingredient's flavor, aroma, and texture--all of which you will learn in this cookbook. With its beautiful design, incredible photography, and seasonal menus, Maenam offers a Thai culinary experience like no other.