Comptoir Libanais


Author: Tony Kitous,Dan Lepard
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140905229X
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 288
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For over a decade Tony Kitous has been Britain’s most passionate provider of contemporary Lebanese and North African food. His restaurants were the first in London to merge traditional Arabic cooking with easy contemporary eating. There are now seven Comptoir Libanais restaurants in London with more planned in the next 18 months. The success of Comptoir Libanais restaurants centres on an easy, relaxed cafe-style of food: light Arabic home cooking mixed with familiar bistro flavours and techniques. Tony Kitous’ recipes combine fresh vibrant vegetable dishes with simple grills, flat breads, grains, herb salads and dips. Pastries are richly flavoured and delicate, made with syrups and spices. Absolutely the menu for today and adaptable for the home cook. Containing eighty recipes, each one with a full-page photograph, Comptoir Libanais makes achieving a great result easy at home. Tony Kitous’ approach and shortcuts inspire new ways to prepare readily-available ingredients: big on spices, fresh herbs and bright citrus flavours drawn from traditional Arabic cooking. The book is strong on vegetarian and vegan dishes, alongside simple grilled or poached meats, fish and beautiful sauces that are quick to prepare or make in advance. If you want a quick snack for yourself, or an extraordinary celebration feast, all the how-to you’ll need is here. Bringing together the passion of owner Tony Kitous, the extraordinary designs of award-winning graphic artist Rana Salam, and bestselling author and photographer Dan Lepard, the Comptoir Libanais cookbook blends a vibrant culinary tradition with modern flavours and cooking methods

Feasts From the Middle East


Author: Comptoir Libanais,Tony Kitous
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008248354
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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A celebration of authentic Middle Eastern food, Feasts from the Middle East is packed with over 100 deliciously fresh, fragrant and flavourful dishes, inspired by the souks of Lebanon.

Comptoir Libanais Express


Author: Tony Kitous,Dan Lepard
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409052478
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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'Comptoir Express is about those times when I need to race around the kitchen and prepare great food in a hurry. Inspired by the best dishes and ingredients I've eaten in the Lebanon and at Comptoir Libanais, it's about simple ingredients and preparing in advance to take the hassle out of cooking delicious meals.' Tony Kitous is a rising star in the culinary world. Screen-tested for a series on BBC and appearing in 'Food and Drink' he is tipped to be one of the new faces of 2014. Pages on everyday key ingredients, like aubergines or yoghurt, with ideas that transform them from their shopping-bag state into easily prepared components of a fantastic meal. Filled with simple ideas and dishes, you can combine as you like, making relaxed meals that are endlessly variable each time you cook them.

A Feast of Lebanese-Style Home Cooking

Recipes from Comptoir Libanais
Author: Tony Kitous,Dan Lepard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781468316742
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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The dazzling, essential cookbook bringing Mediterranean cuisine to your own kitchen, by one of London's top restaurateurs

Palestine on a Plate

Memories from my mother’s kitchen
Author: Joudie Kalla
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 1911127047
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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There has been a huge surge of interest in Middle Eastern food in recent years but very few cookery books that focus on the food of Palestine. While many countries in the Middle East have dishes in common, each country has its own interpretation and style. Palestine on a Plate showcases the wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes of this country and introduces the reader to traditional Palestinian methods, cooking styles and flavours. Furthermore it presents recipes from the Palestinian home, rather than those traditionally found in restaurants and in most books. Whereas many contemporary Middle Eastern cookery books offer a modern interpretation of ancient recipes, which dilute their authenticity, the recipes in this cookbook are the real deal. This practical cookery book will feature colourful, gorgeous photography evoking the vibrancy and romance of the country.

Lebanese Cuisine

Past and Present
Author: Andrée Maalouf,Karim Haïdar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863566448
Category: Cooking, Lebanese
Page: 176
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Passionate and renowned chefs Andree Malouf and Karim Haidar continue the Lebanese tradition of exquisite culinary invention in this collection of soups, salads, meats and deserts."

The Marshmallowist


Author: Oonagh Simms
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473512433
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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Think marshmallows are just pink or white balls of tasteless fluff? Think again, and prepare to be amazed by delicious, decadent flavour combinations and recipes. The Marshmallowist began life as a street-food stall on London’s iconic Portobello Road, bewitching passers by with marshmallows of unimaginable lightness and fascinating flavours. A Paris-trained patissiere, her creations proved so popular that she now has a bakery all of her own, and sells her wares through the very best food shops including Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. This, her first book, offers sweet treats for every season, as well as tips on how to get your mallow just right. There’s a flavour combination masterclass, as well as recipes sweet marshmallow-themed desserts and treats, such as a brioche loaf, rocky roads and hot chocolate: everything you possibly could need to master the marshmallow in the comfort of your own kitchen.

The Cook's Atelier

Recipes, Techniques, and Stories from Our French Cooking School
Author: Marjorie Taylor,Kendall Smith Franchini
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683352238
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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The debut cookbook from The Cook’s Atelier—the international culinary destination and cooking school in Burgundy—is a beautifully photographed resource on classic French cuisine and an atmospheric chronicle of a family’s life in a charming French village. Mother and daughter American expats Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini always dreamed of living in France. With a lot of hard work and a dash of fate, they realized this dream and cofounded The Cook’s Atelier, a celebrated French cooking school in the storybook town of Beaune, located in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. Combining their professional backgrounds in food and wine, they attract visitors from near and far with their approachable, convivial style of cooking. Featuring more than 100 market-inspired recipes and 300 exceptional photographs, this comprehensive reference is an extension of their cooking school, providing a refreshingly simple take on French techniques and recipes that every cook should know—basic butchery, essential stocks and sauces, pastry, dessert creams and sauces, and preserving, to name a few. Seasonal menus build on this foundation, collecting recipes that showcase their fresh, vegetable-focused versions of timeless French dishes, such as: Green Garlic Soufflé Watermelon and Vineyard Peach Salad Little Croques Madames Sole Meunière with Beurre Blanc and Parsleyed Potatoes Seared Duck Breast with Celery Root Puree and Chanterelles Madeleines Plum Tarte Tatin Almond-Cherry Galette Stories of food and life in the village and the unique atmosphere of the atelier accent this personal cookbook. We can almost hear the clanking of the copper pots, the hiss of the vintage espresso machine, and the merriment around the table, as we meet some of the region’s best small farmers and artisanal producers and experience how Marjorie and Kendall’s family works together to create this special place. More than a practical introduction to classic French cooking, this richly illustrated volume is also a distinctively designed celebration of the French art of joie de vivre and an inspirational primer on adopting elements of the French lifestyle, no matter where you live.

Feast from the Mideast

250 Sun-Drenched Dishes from the Lands of the Bible
Author: Faye Levy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060093617
Category: Cooking
Page: 416
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A collection of recipes from more than ten middle-east countries includes an array of stuffed vegetables, rice pilafs, soups, stews, and condiments, complemented by an introduction to middle-east flavoring strategies and preparation techniques. 25,000 first printing.

Penguin the Magpie

The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family
Author: Cameron Bloom,Bradley Trevor Greive
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501160362
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
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Penguin the Magpie is the extraordinary true story of recovery, hope, and courage as one injured bird and her human family learn to heal and celebrate life, featuring the gorgeous photography of Cameron Bloom and a captivating narrative by New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Day Book Bradley Trevor Greive. People around the world have fallen in love with Penguin the Magpie, a global social media sensation, and her adventures with her human family. But there is far more to Penguin’s story than meets the eye. It all begins when Sam, Cameron Bloom’s wife, suffers a near fatal fall that leaves her paralyzed and deeply depressed. One of their three sons, reeling from the tragic accident, discovers an injured magpie chick abandoned after she had fallen from her nest. The boys name the bird Penguin, for her black-and-white plumage. As they nurse Penguin back to health, the incredible joy, playfulness, and strength she exudes fortify the family and especially lift Sam’s spirits. Penguin’s resilience demonstrates that, however bleak things may seem, compassion, friendship, and support can come from unexpected places ensuring there will always be better days ahead. This plucky little magpie reminds us all that, no matter how lost, fragile, or damaged we feel, accepting the love of others and loving them in return will help to make us whole.

Fresh Food Fast

Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour
Author: Peter Berley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060515147
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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From award-winning chef Peter Berley: mouthwatering seasonal vegetarian menus that can be created in under an hour Sophisticated, home-cooked vegetarian meals without the fuss. Is that too much to ask? Absolutely not. True to his roots as a restaurant chef, cooking teacher, and family man, award-winning vegetarian chef Peter Berley has a passion for meals that taste incredible, salute the seasons, and are easy to prepare in under an hour. In Fresh Food Fast, he provides forty-eight meals -- twelve for each season -- including recipes, a shopping list, an equipment list, and a game plan that takes you step-by-step through the menu. Included are substantial, satisfying meals that will bring pleasure to vegetarians and omnivores alike: Spring bibb lettuce and radish salad with crème fraîche citronette braised spring vegetables with grits, poached eggs, and chives summer spicy corn frittata with tomatoes and scallions cucumber salad fall pasta with spicy cauliflower, chickpeas, and cherry tomatoes pan-grilled radicchio salad with honey- balsamic glaze over frisée winter balsamic-roasted seitan with cipollini onions garlic mashed potatoes and parsnips Berley also provides delectable dessert recipes for each season, including spring's Warm Honey Lemon Curd over Strawberries, summer's Blueberry-Nectarine Crisp, fall's Roasted Grapes with Red Wine, and winter's Caramelized Bananas with Blood Orange and Pistachio. In a world where fast food is generally prepackaged and second-rate, Peter Berley teaches us how we can live without compromise and enjoy fresh, wholesome meals any night of the week as we connect with family and friends.

Lean in 15

15-Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy
Author: Joe Wicks
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062565400
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Eat more, exercise less, and lose fat Personal trainer and Instagram sensation Joe Wicks (@thebodycoach) has helped thousands around the world lose fat and transform their bodies with his nutritious, quick-to-prepare meals—ready in just fifteen minutes and made from easy to find ingredients. In this essential cookbook and exercise guide, he reveals how to SHIFT body fat and get the lean physique of your dreams by eating better and exercising less with his signature HIIT (high intensity interval training) home workouts and 100 delicious recipes like: Incredible Hulk Smoothie • Big Barbecue Chicken Wrap • Quick Tortilla Pizza • Gnocchi with Sausage Ragu • Thai Beef Stir-Fry • Beet Protein Brownies Filled with gorgeous food shots, helpful how-to photos, and inspiring before-and-after shots of Joe’s clients and their amazing body transformations, Lean in 15 will help you discover how to keep your body healthy, strong, and lean—forever.

The Ten (Food) Commandments


Author: Jay Rayner
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241976707
Category: Cooking
Page: 128
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Britain's culinary Moses brings us the new foodie rules to live by, celebrating what and how we eat The Ten Commandments may have had a lot going for them, but they don't offer those of us located in the 21st Century much in the way of guidance when it comes to our relationship with our food. And Lord knows we need it. Enter our new culinary Moses, the legendary restaurant critic Jay Rayner, with a new set of hand-tooled commandments for this food-obsessed age. He deals once and for all with questions like whether it is ever okay to covet thy neighbour's oxen (it is), eating with your hands (very important indeed) and if you should cut off the fat (no). Combining reportage and anecdotes with recipes worthy of adoration, Jay Rayner brings us the new foodie rules to live by.

King James VI and I

Selected Writings
Author: Neil Rhodes,Jennifer Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351923951
Category: History
Page: 432
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'Yet hath it been ever esteemed a matter commendable to collect [works] together, and incorporate them into one body, that we may behold at once, what divers Off-springs have proceeded from one braine.' This observation from the Bishop of Winchester in his preface to King James's 1616 Workes is particularly appropriate, since James's writings cross the boundaries of so many different fields. While several other monarchs engaged in literary composition, King James VI and I stands out as 'an inveterate scribbler' and is certainly the most extensively published of all British rulers. King James VI and I provides a broad representative selection of King James's writings on a range of secular and religious topics. Each text is provided in full, creating an invaluable reference tool for 16th and 17th century scholars working in different disciplines and a fascinating collection for students and general readers interested in early modern history and literature. In contrast to other editions of James's writings, which have been confined to a single aspect of his work, the present edition brings together for the first time his poetry and his religious writing, his political works and his treatises on witchcraft and tobacco, in a single volume. What makes this collection of James's writings especially significant is the distinctiveness of his position as both writer and ruler, an author of incontestable authority. All his authorly roles, as poet, polemicist, theologian, political theorist and political orator are informed by this fact. James's writings were also inevitably influenced by the circumstances of his reigns and this volume reflects the turbulent issues of religion, politics and nationhood that troubled his three kingdoms.

A Taste of Heaven and Earth

A Zen Approach to Cooking and Eating with 150 Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes
Author: Bettina Vitell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060969342
Category: Cooking
Page: 235
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A chief cook in a Zen monastery applies Zen philosophy to a collection of 150 vegetarian recipes that draw on Eastern and Western cuisines, including corn chowder, dashi, sushi rice, pesto pizza, and others. Original.

The Gospel and the Zodiac


Author: Bill Darlison
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715640607
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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For millennia the figure of Jesus has dominated the religious consciousness of the Western world. But the belief that the historical Jesus is the unique incarnation of God has long been a source of division both within Christendom and beyond, as Christianity comes into contact as never before with the other great religious systems of the world. What if the conviction that Jesus is God's only Son was founded in error? What if there never was a historical Jesus? What if the Gospels have been misread for two thousand years? In The Gospel and the Zodiac Bill Darlison demonstrates that the Gospel of Mark - considered the primary document of Christianity - is deliberately structured around the signs of the zodiac. This extraordinary study shows how Christianity relates to other world faiths, and interprets the Gospels in the light of the culture in which they were created, rather than viewing them through the distorting lens of contemporary prejudice. It is a radical new interpretation of the Gospels, and makes an important contribution to the contemporary debate about the existence and significance of Jesus

Hummus Bros. Levantine Kitchen

Delicious, healthy recipes inspired by the ancient Mediterranean
Author: Hummus Bros.
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1909815837
Category: Cooking
Page: 300
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People are passionate about hummus. This versatile, cheap and healthy dip a true staple of the eastern Mediterranean, where every restaurant wants to be known as makers of the best hummus in town. The Hummus Bros. offer the best hummus in London and now they bring it to the world via their first book. A quick look at the Hummus Bros' menu and you'll notice a diverse range of accompaniments to hummus, which is the main star. Because rather than being just a dip, the Hummus Bros see hummus as a way of eating. Here they share 60 recipes, from the hummus itself, though meat and veggie accompaniments, the essential falafel recipe, salads, breads, sauces and even delicious desserts and drinks. Featuring lamb with pine nuts and Middle Eastern spices, smoky barbecued aubergine, tabouleh, a 5000-year-old recipe for fava beans, and even a surprising guacamole. All the recipes are simple and fresh and easy to prepare. They are also healthy, fashionable and easy on the pocket. Beautifully photographed and designed, Hummus Bros. Levantine Kitchen is an essential book for anyone keen on the humble chickpea. Learn to make the best hummus. Ever.

A Girl and Her Greens

Hearty Meals from the Garden
Author: April Bloomfield,JJ Goode, EdD.
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062225898
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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From the chef, restaurant owner, and author of the critically lauded A Girl and Her Pig comes a beautiful, full-color cookbook that offers tantalizing seasonal recipes for a wide variety of vegetables, from summer standbys such as zucchini to earthy novelties like sunchokes. A Girl and Her Greens reflects the lighter side of the renowned chef whose name is nearly synonymous with nose-to-tail eating. In recipes such as Pot-Roasted Romanesco Broccoli, Onions with Sage Pesto, and Carrots with Spices, Yogurt, and Orange Blossom Water, April Bloomfield demonstrates the basic principle of her method: that unforgettable food comes out of simple, honest ingredients, an attention to detail, and a love for the sensual pleasures of cooking and eating. Written in her appealing, down-to-earth style, A Girl and Her Greens features beautiful color photography, lively illustrations, and insightful sidebars and tips on her techniques, as well as charming narratives that reveal her sources of inspiration.

Why Vinyl Matters

A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans
Author: Jennifer Otter Bickerdike
Publisher: Acc Publishing Group Limited
ISBN: 9781851498635
Category:
Page: 224
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- Vinyl is back and in a big way; this book anticipates a continuing rise in interest- In a bold declaration of love for pre-digital music technology, pop culture historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike celebrates the vinyl revival- Features interviews with 25 stars - Fatboy Slim, Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Henry Rollins, Portia Sabine and Tim Burgess among them"It's the ritual element of it. It's running your finger down the side of the record, trying to open the plastic wrap, and then pulling it out, seeing if there is an inner sleeve, hoping for a gatefold. Nowadays, you just walk over to your computer, you click three times, and you have 140,000 songs at your fingertips. Vinyl was just a different kind of thing - and it still is." - Lars Ulrich, Metallica In 2015, vinyl sales in the US increased by 30% - a raise for the tenth year in succession - and 1.29 million vinyl albums were sold in the UK in 2014, the first time the million mark has been surpassed since 1996. Vinyl, once thought to be a dying market, is now facing a major revival. Pop culture writer and historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike interviews some of our most iconic artists, including hip-hop stars, Indie legends, DJs, producers, album cover designers, photographers, label founders and record store owners. Each superstar and superfan talks about their own experiences of vinyl and what it means to them, and the importance of its re-emergence - seemingly against all odds - as a physical format in the era of the digital economy. Why Vinyl Matters is part history, part future forecasting, part nostalgia and all celebration. A collection of more than 25 interviews, all illustrated with photos, sidebars, quotes, album covers, outtakes and much more. This is the book for anyone who has ever gone to the store and bought music on vinyl. Includes interviews with: Fatboy Slim; Tim Burgess (Charlatans); Henry Rollins (musician, actor, writer, comedian); Gaz Coombes (Supergrass); Lars Ulrich (Metallica); Maxi Jazz (Faithless); Rob da Bank (DJ and founder of Bestival); Clint Boone (Inspiral Carpets); Mike Ness (Social Distortion); Chief Xcel (Blackalicious); Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5); Fab 5 Freddy (hip hop pioneer, visual artist); Fat Mike (NOFX); Julia Ruzicka (Future of the Left); Steve Hackett (Genesis); Nick Hornby.

Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure


Author: Lorna J. Sass
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006228679X
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Under pressure to prepare a quick, nutritious dinner? Under pressure to reduce your fat and cholesterol? When the pressure's on for a great vegetarian meal on the run, turn to Lorna Sass's second guide to the safe and delicious use of the pressure cooker. Following the phenomenal success of Cooking Under Pressure, this collection of recipes dispels the myth of the difficult-to-use pressure cooker -- which is in fact easier and faster than the microwave -- and shows how vegetarian fare can be vibrantly colorful and full of flavor! Bursting with rich soups, hearty stews and casseroles, zesty curries, and flavor-packed chilis, Great Vegetarion Cooking Under Pressure brings together over 150 recipes, most with cooking times of under ten minutes. Arrive in Provence with a two-minute soupe au pistou laced with garlic and fennel; serve up an elegant zucchini bisque with tomatoes and fresh basil in just five minutes; or prepare a polenta good enough for a palazzo in only ten minutes. There are also scores of perfect vegetable side dish recipes, with an instructive chart detailing how to prepare everything from artichokes to zucchini. Lorna Sass devotes special attention to grains -- a vital part of the healthy diet -- and shows how brown rice, millet, couscous, quinoa, and bulgur can turn from gourmet store items into staples of your pantry. Whether it's Risotto with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans in five minutes, or Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous in just six, these recipes lock in delicious nutrition without tying up precious time. There's even a section about the splendid desserts that are possible with the pressure cooker, like Banana Pudding Cake and Pumpkin Bread Pudding. Filled with informative sections about the equipment, ingredients, and language of pressure cooking, suggestions for theme menus, and mail-order resources, this compendium of high-quality, high-fiber, low-fat (and mostly cholesterol-free) dishes will become an essential guide for today's bustling cook.