Arabian Delights

Recipes & Princely Entertaining Ideas from the Arabian Peninsula
Author: Amy Riolo
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 9781933102559
Category: Cooking
Page: 213
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Introducing the rich and exotic traditions of Arabian cuisine with recipes and entertaining ideas from the Arabian Peninsula's romantic past and trendy present

Stranger Magic


Author: Marina Warner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065077
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 560
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Our foremost theorist of myth, fairytale, and folktale explores the magical realm of the imagination where carpets fly and genies grant prophetic wishes. Stranger Magic examines the profound impact of the Arabian Nights on the West, the progressive exoticization of magic, and the growing acceptance of myth and magic in contemporary experience.

Saudi Arabia


Author: Sherifa Zuhur
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845713
Category: History
Page: 541
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• Provides a comprehensive bibliography full of suggestions for further reading and materials to bolster research • Includes a glossary section that defines and describes important terms and concepts

Arabian Nights Coloring Book


Author: John Green
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486436357
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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From one of the most popular collections of ancient folk tales — 30 thrilling scenes filled with flying carpets, magic lamps, flashing swords, sultans, thieves, warrior princes, and shape-shifting jinnis. A treasury of delights for fantasy lovers of all ages.

Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States Today

An Encyclopedia of Life in the Arab States
Author: Sebastian Maisel,John A. Shoup
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313344426
Category: History
Page: 600
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Provides information about the states in the Persian Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, and Oman, focusing on the land, people, religion, culture and traditions, institutions, and economy of each.

The Italian Diabetes Cookbook

Authentic Mediterranean Dishes from Venice to Rome
Author: Amy Riolo
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
ISBN: 1580405657
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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"This book will help the reader see that Italian food is not off limits for people with diabetes. It will help change the way Italian cuisine is viewed abroad, and demonstrate ways in which traditional Italian food can be part of a diabetes-friendly eating plan"--

Sweet Delights from a Thousand and One Nights

The Story of Traditional Arab Sweets
Author: Habeeb Salloum
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857733419
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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Which dessert is named after the heroic third-century Queen Zenobia of Palmyra? Which luscious rice pudding shares its name with the eighth-century Abbasid Caliph al-Ma’mun? How does one make the perfect Baqlawah? Blending cookery with culture and recipes with history, this is the fascinating and delectable story of traditional Arab sweets. The authors here take us on a culinary journey across Iraq, Syria, Egypt and al-Andalus, presenting readers with clear and easy-to-recreate recipes from across the medieval Arab world.

1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die

A Food Lover's Life List
Author: Mimi Sheraton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076118306X
Category: Cooking
Page: 1008
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The ultimate gift for the food lover. In the same way that 1,000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous, informative, dazzling, mouthwatering life list of the world’s best food. The long-awaited new book in the phenomenal 1,000 . . . Before You Die series, it’s the marriage of an irresistible subject with the perfect writer, Mimi Sheraton—award-winning cookbook author, grande dame of food journalism, and former restaurant critic for The New York Times. 1,000 Foods fully delivers on the promise of its title, selecting from the best cuisines around the world (French, Italian, Chinese, of course, but also Senegalese, Lebanese, Mongolian, Peruvian, and many more)—the tastes, ingredients, dishes, and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about, whether it’s dinner at Chicago’s Alinea or the perfect empanada. In more than 1,000 pages and over 550 full-color photographs, it celebrates haute and snack, comforting and exotic, hyper-local and the universally enjoyed: a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird’s Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Périgord. Mimi Sheraton is highly opinionated, and has a gift for supporting her recommendations with smart, sensuous descriptions—you can almost taste what she’s tasted. You’ll want to eat your way through the book (after searching first for what you have already tried, and comparing notes). Then, following the romance, the practical: where to taste the dish or find the ingredient, and where to go for the best recipes, websites included.

Mr. Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in Twenty-Five Horses


Author: Christopher McGrath
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681773902
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 448
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The audacious and inspired history of horse racing told through the bloodline of twenty-five exceptional Arabian steeds. In 1704 a bankrupt English merchant sent home the colt he had bought from Bedouin tribesmen near the ruins of Palmyra. Thomas Darley hoped this horse might be the ticket to a new life back in Yorkshire. But he turned out to be far more than that, and although Mr. Darley's Arabian never ran a race, 95% of all thoroughbreds in the world today are descended from him. In this book, for the first time, award-winning racing writer Christopher McGrath traces this extraordinary bloodline through twenty-five generations to our greatest modern racehorse, Frankel. The story of racing is about man's relationship with horses, and Mr. Darley's Arabian also celebrates the men and women who owned, trained and traded the stallions that extended the dynasty. The great Eclipse, for instance, was bred by the Duke who foiled Bonnie Prince Charlie's invasion (with militia gathered from Wakefield races) and went on to lead the Jockey Club. But he only became a success once bought and raced by a card-sharp and brothel-keeper - the racecourse has always brought high and low life together. McGrath expertly guides us through three centuries of scandals, adventures and fortunes won and lost: our sporting life offers a fascinating view into our history. With a canvas that extends from the diamond mines of South Africa to the trenches of the Great War, and a cast ranging from Smithfield meat salesmen to the inspiration for Mr Toad, and from legendary jockeys to not one, but two disreputable Princes of Wales (and a very unamused Queen Victoria), Mr. Darley's Arabian shows us the many faces of the sport of kings.

The Arabian Nights

Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
Author: N.A
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0812972147
Category: Fiction
Page: 1049
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Presents a collection of tales, including "Aladdin," "The Wonderful Lamp," "Sinbad the Seaman," and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves."

Nile Style

Egyptian Cuisine and Culture
Author: Amy Riolo
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 9780781813075
Category: Cooking
Page: 242
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Now available in an expanded paperback edition, Nile Style is the first cookbook devoted to the multi-ethnic and multi-religious history of the Egyptian table. Twenty-five unique menus celebrate occasions such as the Ancient Nile Festival, Ramadan Breakfast, and Passover. Each menu includes a historical and anecdotal introduction along with the recipes. Includes more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes, plus Egyptian Food History Timelines, glossary of Egyptian ingredients, "Where to Buy" and "Where to Dine in Egypt" guides, and a 16-page color photo insert.

Three Tales from the Arabian Nights


Author: Malcolm Lyons
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141394234
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Once upon a time, the name Baghdad conjured up visions of the most magical, romantic city on earth, where flying carpets carried noble thieves off on wonderful adventures, and vicious viziers and beautiful princesses mingled with wily peasants and powerful genies. This is the world of the Arabian Nights, a magnificent collection of ancient tales from Arabia, India, and Persia. The tales—often stories within stories—are told by the sultana Scheherazade, who relates them as entertainments for her jealous and murderous husband, hoping to keep him amused and herself alive. Three fantastic tales have been chosen from our new translation to introduce readers to the delights of Arabian Nights: 'Ali Baba and the forty thieves killed by the slave girl' is a well-known and well-loved classic, placed alongside the equally enchanting 'Judar and his brothers' and 'Ma'rus the cobbler'.

Arabian Nights Cookbook

From Lamb Kebabs to Baba Ghanouj, Delicious Homestyle Arabian Cooking
Author: Habeeb Salloum
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462905242
Category: Cooking
Page: 160
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**2011 Best Arab Cuisine book in the U.S., Gourmand World Cookbook Award** Prepare delicious and healthy meals with this award-winning Arabian cookbook For untold centuries, the Bedouin of the Arabian Peninsula, in their desert tents, have served their honored guests lavish meals featuring roasted lamb with rice. Bedouin hospitality has not changed over the ages but Arabian cuisine has undergone a remarkable evolution in the last 100 years, making it extremely diverse. This diversity is due, in part, to the explosion of wealth on the Arabian peninsula which has drawn people—along with their foods and cooking methods—from around the world. The blending of these culinary worlds has produced something remarkable. In The Arabian Nights Cookbook, author Habeeb Salloum has compiled an amazing array of recipes that celebrate this blending of cultures while still making it compatible with the everyday kitchens of the Western world. From the familiar, Hummus Bi-Tahini, to the unique, Stuffed Lamb, Salloum offers an accessible world of savory tastes and memory provoking aromas. Authentic Arabian recipes include: Classic Hummus Chickpea Puree Spicy Eggplant Salad Hearty Meat and Bulghur Soup Tandoori Chicken, Omani-Style Golden Meat Turnovers Fish Fillets in an Aromatic Red Sauce Spicy Falafel Patties Delicious Stuffed Zucchini Cardamom Fritters with Walnuts in Orange-Blossom Syrup Real Arab Coffee Made Just Right And many more…

Ethnic Cookbooks and Food Marketplace

A Complete Bibliographic Guide & Directory to Armenian, Iranian, Afghan, Israeli, Middle Eastern, North African, and Greek Foods in the U.S.A. & Canada
Author: Hamo B. Vassilian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cookery, Middle Eastern
Page: 128
View: 1901

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Arabian Nights and Daze

Living in Yemen with the Foreign Service
Author: Susan Clough Wyatt
Publisher: New Academia Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0982806124
Category: Political Science
Page: 274
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A United States Foreign Service couple renews an official presence in Yemen. Set only eight years after the Republican Revolution had ousted a thousand-year-old dynasty of Shiite (Zaydi) Muslim imams, the memoir describes with both humor and respect the country's struggles in the early throes of becoming a modern, viable state.

The Arabian Nights

A Companion
Author: Robert Irwin
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
ISBN: 0857730061
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
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A generous and erudite book...We’re in the company of someone who loves The Arabian Nights, and who has generously shared that love with us through this companion.' - Michele Roberts, Independent on Sunday 'Superlative...just the sort of relaxed, informative book that Edmund Wilson might have written had he grown interested in the Middle East and its early literature.' - Michael Dirda, Washington Post 'Irwin organizes his material like a good storyteller...he gives us the crystallized sum of The Nights: ancedote, history, moral fable, aphorism, story after story, wonder upon wonder. This monumental, infinitely faceted gem should be every writer's bedtime sampler.' - Michael Moorcock, New Statesman & Society 'A work both learned and witty...Robert Irwin has wonderfully deepened the pleasures and the interest in reading The Arabian Nights as a supreme work of imaginative fiction.' - Marina Warner,TLS