Beirut to Boston: A Cookbook

Comfort Food Inspired by a Rags-to-Restaurants Story
Author: Jay Hajj
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624143563
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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Delicious Comfort Food Dishes Inspired by an Immigrant’s Story of Success Today, Mike’s City Diner is the destination for foodies from all over the world, but it didn’t always used to be this way. Jay Hajj was born in Beirut and came to Boston to flee the violence of the Lebanese Civil War. Packed with mouth-watering recipes and inspiring stories of perseverance and success, this cookbook highlights the turning points in Jay’s career and the food that defines them. Spanning decades of his life, Beirut to Boston includes the Southern-style breakfast that stole Bill Clinton’s heart, Guy Fieri’s favorite Thanksgiving sandwich, Ming Tsai’s special hummus recipe and the pâté of wartime reinvented. Combining his old-world techniques for traditional Lebanese dishes with his approach to modern American dishes, Jay showcases comfort food with unique and enticing flavors. Every page starts with an incredible story of struggle and triumph, and ends with what Jay Hajj is known best for: one-of-a-kind American food inspired by his Lebanese upbringing.

Taste of Beirut

175+ Delicious Lebanese Recipes from Classics to Contemporary to Mezzes and More
Author: Joumana Accad
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757317707
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Joumana Accad, creator of the blog TasteOfBeirut.com, is a native Lebanese, a trained pastry chef, and professional caterer. In her debut cookbook, the The Taste of Beirut, she shares her heritage through exquisite food and anecdotes, teaching anyone from newbies to foodies how to master traditional Lebanese cuisine. With over 150 recipes inspired by her Teta (grandmother) in their family's kitchen, Accad captures the fabulous flavors of the Middle East and makes them completely accessible to home cooks. Each recipe features step-by-step instructions, Accad's warm teaching style, and breathtaking color photographs that will make mouths water

The Fannie Farmer Cookbook


Author: Marion Cunningham
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0679450815
Category: Cooking
Page: 874
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Features nearly two thousand recipes and includes chapters dealing with microwave, outdoor, and vegetarian cooking

Jasmine and Fire

A Bittersweet Year in Beirut
Author: Salma Abdelnour
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 030788595X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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As Beirut exploded with the bombs and violence of a ruthless civil war in the ’80s, a nine-year-old Salma Abdelnour and her family fled Lebanon to start a new life in the States. Ever since then—even as she built a thriving career as a food and travel writer in New York City—Salma has had a hunch that Beirut was still her home. She kept dreaming of moving back—and finally decided to do it. But could she resume her life in Beirut, so many years after her family moved away? Could she, or anyone for that matter, ever really go home again? Jasmine and Fire is Salma’s poignant and humorous journey of trying to resettle in Beirut and fumbling through the new realities of life in one of the world’s most complex, legendary, ever-vibrant, ever-troubled cities. What’s more, in a year of roiling changes around the Middle East and the rise of the Arab Spring, Salma found herself in the midst of the turmoil. As she comes to grips with all the changes in her life—a love left behind in New York and new relationships blossoming in Beirut—Salma takes comfort in some of Lebanon’s enduring traditions, particularly its extraordinary food culture. Through the sights, sounds, and flavors of a city full of beauty, tragedy, despair, and hope, Salma slowly begins to reconnect with the place she’s longed for her entire life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Boston Cooking School Cook Book


Author: Fannie Merritt Farmer
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446547671
Category: Cooking
Page: 776
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Soufra

Recipes from a Refugee Food Truck
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999259320
Category: Community cookbooks
Page: 93
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To Be a Friend Is Fatal

The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind
Author: Kirk W. Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476710503
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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The “searing” (The New Yorker), “must read” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) memoir of “one of the few genuine heroes of America’s war in Iraq” (Dexter Filkins). In January 2005 Kirk Johnson, then twenty-four, arrived in Baghdad as USAID’s (US Agency for International Development) only Arabic-speaking American employee. Despite his opposition to the war, Johnson felt called to civic duty and wanted to help rebuild Iraq. Working as the USAID’s first reconstruction coordinator in Fallujah, he traversed the city’s IED-strewn streets, working alongside idealistic Iraqi translators—young men and women sick of Saddam, filled with Hollywood slang, and enchanted by the idea of a peaceful, democratic Iraq. It was not to be. As sectarian violence escalated, Iraqis employed by the US coalition found themselves subject to a campaign of kidnapping, torture, and assassination. On his first brief vacation, Johnson, swept into what doctors later described as a “fugue state,” crawled onto the ledge outside his hotel window and plunged off. He would spend the next year in an abyss of depression, surgery, and PTSD—crushed by having failed in Iraq. One day, Johnson received an email from an Iraqi friend, Yaghdan: People are trying to kill me and I need your help. That email launched Johnson’s now seven-year mission to get help from the US government for Yaghdan and thousands of abandoned Iraqis like him. To Be a Friend Is Fatal is Kirk W. Johnson’s “truly incredible” (Ira Glass) portrait of the human rubble of war and his efforts to redeem a shameful chapter of American history. “It is difficult to imagine a book more urgent than this” (The Boston Globe).

What Can Your Grandma Do?


Author: Anne Sawan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781605373324
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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"Talk to kids about their own grandparents' special talents, and use the book as an opportunity to talk about how we all have our own special abilities." - Mom Read It Next week there's a talent show for grandparents at school. Some grandmas are excellent cooks, one grandpa is a painter, others are very good dancers. But Jeremy's grandma doesn't have any special talent. Or does she? A cheerful story about grandparents, talents and basketball. For grandmas, grandpas and their proud grandchildren ages 4 and up.

Mediterranean Street Food

Stories, Soups, Snacks, Sandwiches, Barbecues, Sweets, and More from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East
Author: Anissa Helou
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060891513
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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Who can resist a chickpea fritter in Nice, a kebab in Athens, an aniseed cookie in Tuscany, hummus in Tel Aviv, stuffed zucchini in Genoa, or a potato omelet in Spain? Cold or hot, sweet or savory, street food is everyone's temptation. Anissa Helou loves street food. When she travels, she stops at every tea cart, sandwich stand, and candy stall to trade stories with local vendors and learn the recipes that tempt the crowds. Join her on a fascinating adventure around the Mediterranean, where eating on the street is a way of life. Learn the secret ingredients to the perfect Stuffed Mussels sold on the streets of Istanbul. Come along to a Berber woman's Moroccan Bread stall in Marrakech. Buy a sweet, sticky Semolina Cake from a cart in Cairo. From simple salads to fragrant barbecues to irresistible dips and drinks, each dish can be enjoyed on its own, or two or three may be combined to make a meal. With lively black-and-white photographs from Anissa's travels and more than eighty-five fast, flexible, flavorful recipes, Mediterranean Street Food offers home cooks the chance to experience the tastes of distant lands without leaving the kitchen.

My Lisbon

A Cookbook from Portugal's City of Light
Author: Nuno Mendes
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399581723
Category: Cooking
Page: 372
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In this groundbreaking cookbook, Lisbon native and internationally renowned chef Nuno Mendes reveals the alluring food of one of the great undiscovered culinary centers of Europe. Sharing recipes inspired by the dishes that he grew up eating, Mendes takes you to his beloved Lisbon, revealing the secrets for re-creating the city's most vibrant dishes. Via evocative essays and luminous photography, Mendes gives recipes for delicious bolas de Berlim (fluffy doughnuts often sold on the beach), sizzling squid with coriander, and roasted orange-rub pork belly with fennel. This is a heart-warming and intimate look at a city with a modern, bustling food scene that is nevertheless steeped in centuries-old traditions. Mendes's portraits of Lisbon's idiosyncrasies are threaded throughout the pages: impromptu sardine grills, endless snacking, and city-wide street carnivals. With gorgeous location photography, this book will bring to life Portugal's magnificent capital city and its fabulous cuisine.

Appetites: a Cookbook


Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781408883839
Category:
Page: 320
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Brash, wild, original and badass. This is Anthony Bourdain's interpretation of a normal cookbook.As a restaurant professional, Bourdain spent his life on the fringes of normality - he worked while normal people played, and played while normal people slept. Since then he has settled (kind of) into family life and is cooking for the people he loves rather than people who pay. These are the recipes he turns to when called in for pancake service at sleepover parties or when preparing a violence-free family dinner.Each and every word is informed by his years in the industry and a life dedicated to food. This is a man who has declared the club sandwich as America's Enemy and wants you to understand the principles of Bad Sandwich Theory. He has distilled his views on dessert to this: it should always be Stilton.Illustrated with photography that somehow manages to be both strangely beautiful and utterly grotesque, this cookbook - Bourdain's first in ten years - is a home-cooking, home-entertaining cookbook like no other.

By Way of Deception

The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer
Author: Victor Ostrovsky,Claire Hoy
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312926144
Category: Fiction
Page: 396
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Criticizes Israel's spy agency, arguing it has helped drug traffickers in order to finance its operations, and acted in its own, rather than Israel's interest

The Battle of Beirut

Why Israel Invaded Lebanon
Author: Michael Jansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780862321437
Category: Beirut (Lebanon)
Page: 142
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Truth in Advertising

A Novel
Author: John Kenney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451675569
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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“F. Scott Fitzgerald said that there are no second acts in American lives. I have no idea what that means but I believe that in quoting him I appear far more intelligent than I am. I don’t know about second acts, but I do think we get second chances, fifth chances, eighteenth chances. Every day we get a fresh chance to live the way we want.” FINBAR DOLAN is lost and lonely. Except he doesn’t know it. Despite escaping his blue-collar Boston upbringing to carve out a mildly successful career at a Madison Avenue ad agency, he’s a bit of a mess and closing in on forty. He’s recently called off a wedding. Now, a few days before Christmas, he’s forced to cancel a long-postponed vacation in order to write, produce, and edit a Super Bowl commercial for his diaper account in record time. Fortunately, it gets worse. Fin learns that his long-estranged and once-abusive father has fallen ill. And that neither of his brothers or his sister intend to visit. It’s a wake-up call for Fin to reevaluate the choices he’s made, admit that he’s falling for his coworker Phoebe, question the importance of diapers in his life, and finally tell the truth about his past. Truth in Advertising is debut novelist John Kenney’s wickedly funny, honest, at times sardonic, and ultimately moving story about the absurdity of corporate life, the complications of love, and the meaning of family.

The New Sugar & Spice

A Recipe for Bolder Baking
Author: Samantha Seneviratne
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607747472
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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2016 James Beard Award nominee Raise your desserts to a whole new level of flavor with The New Sugar & Spice, a collection of more than eighty unique, unexpected, and uniformly delicious recipes for spice-centric sweets. Veteran baker Samantha Seneviratne’s recipes will open your eyes to a world of baking possibilities: Her spicy, pepper-flecked Chile-Chocolate Truffles prove that heat and sweet really do go hand-in-hand, and a fresh batch of aromatic, cinnamon-laced Maple Sticky Buns will have the whole family racing into the kitchen. Discover new recipes from around the globe, such as Sri Lankan Love Cake or Swedish-inspired Saffron Currant Braid. Or, give your classic standbys a bold upgrade, such as making Raspberry Shortcakes with zingy Double Ginger Biscuits. Filled with fascinating histories, origin stories, and innovative uses for the world’s most enticing spices—including vanilla, cinnamon, peppercorns, and cardamom —The New Sugar & Spice guarantees that dessert will be the most talked-about part of your meal. From the Hardcover edition.

The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power


Author: Kim Ghattas
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 080509833X
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she set out to repair America's image around the world—and her own. For the following four years, BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas had unparalleled access to Clinton and her entourage, and she weaves a fast-paced, gripping account of life on the road with Clinton in The Secretary. With the perspective of one who is both an insider and an outsider, Ghattas draws on extensive interviews with Clinton, administration officials, and players in Washington as well as overseas, to paint an intimate and candid portrait of one of the most powerful global politicians. Filled with fresh insights, The Secretary provides a captivating analysis of Clinton's brand of diplomacy and the Obama administration's efforts to redefine American power in the twenty-first century. Populated with a cast of real-life characters, The Secretary tells the story of Clinton's transformation from popular but polarizing politician to America's envoy to the world in compelling detail and with all the tension of high stakes diplomacy. From her evolving relationship with President Obama to the drama of WikiLeaks and the turmoil of the Arab Spring, we see Clinton cheerfully boarding her plane at 3 a.m. after no sleep, reading the riot act to the Chinese, and going through her diplomatic checklist before signing on to war in Libya—all the while trying to restore American leadership in a rapidly changing world. Viewed through Ghattas's vantage point as a half-Dutch, half-Lebanese citizen who grew up in the crossfire of the Lebanese civil war, The Secretary is also the author's own journey as she seeks to answer the questions that haunted her childhood. How powerful is America really? And, if it is in decline, who or what will replace it and what will it mean for America and the world?

Food Truck Road Trip--A Cookbook

More Than 100 Recipes Collected from the Best Street Food Vendors Coast to Coast
Author: Kim Pham,Philip Shen,Terri Phillips
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624140874
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Authentic Food Recipes From the Best Food Trucks Across the Country Kim, Phil and Terri traveled from state to state, visiting the best food trucks out there to get the incredible and authentic recipes that make their trucks some of the most popular in the country. This book includes delicious recipes for everything from sandwiches, soups and chilies to vegetarian dishes, classics with a twist and desserts—all straight from the cooks themselves. With the country's food truck favorites made accessible in your own kitchen, you'll deliver incredible and unique food at home you'd have to travel across the country to try. Outstanding dishes include Prosciutto and Grape Pizza from The Urban Oven in Los Angeles, Maker's Mark Fried Chicken from Big D's Grub Truck in New York, Santa Fe Black Bean Burgers from Mix'd Up Food Truck in Atlanta and Pad Thai Tacos from The Peached Tortilla in Austin. To get these recipes, the authors found and traveled to the most vibrant food truck cultures across the country, including: Southern and Northern California; New York City; Portland, Oregon; New Orleans; Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina; Atlanta; Minneapolis; Austin; Washington, D.C and Philadelphia. This cookbook includes all the recipes of your wandering road trip dreams.

Colossal Cookies

100 Outrageously Oversized Treats That Change the Baking Game
Author: Wendy Kou
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624146724
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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Larger-Than-Life Cookies for Larger-Than-Life Appetites Take your cookies to new heights with Wendy Kou’s supersized approach to baking. Each cookie—about the size of your head—is not only fun to make, but tastes delicious and is perfect to savor or share. These decadent cookies cover all your must-have flavors like chocolate chip, red velvet, sugar cookie, oatmeal, cinnamon roll and so much more. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, there’s always the option to take on one of Wendy’s stuffed cookies (brownie or cheesecake middle, anyone?) or combination flavor cookies—like her chocolate espresso and red velvet cookie. Why bake a boring cake when you can make a Birthday Cake Cookie that feeds 8 to 10 people? And why have the same old sandwiches when you can make a Peanut Butter Jelly Cookie that will satiate you for days? With 75+ cookie recipes, and 20+ cookie variations, you’ll never run out of ways to make dessert feel new again

White Trash Cooking: 25th Anniversary Edition


Author: Ernest Matthew Mickler
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1607741873
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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More than 200 recipes and 45 full-color photographs celebrate 25 years of good eatin’ in this original regional Southern cooking classic. A quarter-century ago, while many were busy embracing the sophisticated techniques and wholesome ingredients of the nouvelle cuisine, one Southern loyalist lovingly gathered more than 200 recipes—collected from West Virginia to Key West—showcasing the time-honored cooking and hospitality traditions of the white trash way. Ernie Mickler’s much-imitated sugarsnap-pea prose style accompanies delicacies like Tutti’s Fancy Fruited Porkettes, Mock-Cooter Stew, and Oven-Baked Possum; stalwart sides like Bette’s Sister-in-Law’s Deep-Fried Eggplant and Cracklin’ Corn Pone; waste-not leftover fare like Four-Can Deep Tuna Pie and Day-Old Fried Catfish; and desserts with a heavy dash of Dixie, like Irma Lee Stratton’s Don’t-Miss Chocolate Dump Cake and Charlotte’s Mother’s Apple Charlotte.

The Paleo Kids Cookbook

Transition Your Family to Delicious Grain- and Gluten-free Food for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating
Author: Jennifer Robins
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624142982
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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100 Awesome Paleo Recipes to Help Your Kids Eat Well Today and Every Day Transform your family’s diet for good with whole-food recipes that appeal to kids’ tastes and your nutrition and health goals. Bestselling Paleo cookbook author Jennifer Robins committed to taking her three kids on this journey to a better diet and a better life, and they made it! She knows firsthand that while it may be challenging, the transition is unquestionably worth it. As she transitioned her family’s diet, she learned tricks and techniques that will get you over the tough hurdles. Some of her strategies you’ll learn about are making healthy ingredients kid friendly with creative and tasty recipes, getting the kids involved in the cooking adventure and being consistent. Invite your kids to join you in the kitchen and have fun making recipes they’ll love that are grain-, dairy- and gluten-free, such as: -French Toast Sticks -Pale-O’s Cereal -Chicken Nuggets -Pizza Pockets -Animal Crackers -Sweet Potato Bacon Tots -Soft Pretzels -Double Chocolate Layer Cake The Paleo Kids Cookbook is packed with everything you need to give your kids the best gift you can—a lifetime of healthy eating habits and great food.