Olives and Oranges

Recipes and Flavor Secrets from Italy, Spain, Cyprus, and Beyond
Author: Sara Jenkins,Mindy Fox
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544792521
Category: Cooking
Page: 384
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By the time she was a teenager, Sara Jenkins had lived all over the Mediterranean, from Italy and France to Spain, Lebanon, and Cyprus, in cosmopolitan cities and in rural hamlets. The family eventually put down roots in a ramshackle farmhouse in a small Tuscan village, where she learned how to make ragu and handmade pasta at the elbow of her Italian “grandmother” on the nearby farm. Meals came from the garden and the surrounding pastures, not the supermarket, and Jenkins grew up schooled in the tradition of cooking from what was on hand. In Olives & Oranges, Jenkins shares the simple, striking dishes she learned at the source. Many, like Peppery Braised Short Ribs and Classic Tuscan Eggplant Parmesan, are favorites from childhood. Others, like Short Pasta with Mushrooms and Mint and Spicy Lemon–Chocolate Ganache Tart, have a contemporary sensibility. Jenkins shows how understanding the Mediterranean “language of flavor” can help you follow your instincts and make your own great meals based on what you have, too. You’ll see how salt and lemon juice bring out the natural sugar in Carrot Salad with Lemon, Sea Salt, Parsley, and Olive Oil, and how to use the same technique with lime, salt, and a Moroccan condiment called harissa for a completely different effect in Tunisian Raw Turnip Salad. The opening chapter introduces “small plates”— easy, versatile dishes that can preface a dinner or be grouped together for a small feast, from Roasted Red Peppers with Garlic and Celery Leaves to Chicken Liver Crostini. Soups are spontaneous and flexible, whether they are cooling purées like White Almond Gazpacho or sturdy full bowls like Rich Chicken Soup with Greens. The incomparable pastas encompass fast every-night selections (Spaghettini with Burst Cherry Tomatoes) to complex celebration affairs like Braised Rabbit Ragu and Homemade Lasagna. Fish, poultry, and meat chapters feature rustic preparations: roasted scallops capped with a pale green butter seasoned with parsley and garlic; an impressively big-flavored chicken smeared with a mixture of bacon and herbs and baked in a salt crust; and a spectacular staple of Roman trattorias, veal cutlets wrapped in prosciutto and sage and crisp-fried. Desserts range from fresh Strawberries with Prosecco to a sumptuous Coffee Cardamom Crcme Caramel to the rich but light Lemon Olive Oil Cake. Each of the recipes in the book is identified as “Quick-Cook” or “Slow-Cook” so you can choose which fit best into your schedule. “Flavor Tips” throughout the book suggest ways to modify the dishes so you can use what’s freshest and most available. The daughter of the noted food authority Nancy Harmon Jenkins, SARA JENKINS has earned raves at all the New York restaurants where she has been the chef, including 50 Carmine, Il Buco, I Coppi, and Patio. Her newest venture, Porchetta, is located in New York City’s East Village. This is her first book.

Williams-Sonoma Collection: Hor D'oeuvre


Author: Brigit Binns,Chuck Williams,Noel Barnhurst
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743224426
Category: Cooking
Page: 120
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Offers recipes for more than forty hors d'oeuvres, including crab cakes, vine leaves stuffed with wild rice and apricots, and smoked salmon roulades.

From the Lands of Figs and Olives

Over 300 Delicious and Unusual Recipes from the Middle East and North Africa
Author: Habeeb Salloum,James Peters
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860640384
Category: Cookery, Arab
Page: 253
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This cookbook on Middle Eastern and North African cuisine provides a wealth of new recipes as well as some of the best traditional ones, carefully tested and adapted for the Western kitchen. The authors are Canadians of Arab descent, and their familiarity with both Western and Arab cultures produces accessible recipes and anecdotes.

Raising a Ladder to the Moon

The Complexities of Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility
Author: M. McIntosh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230511996
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 146
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Raising a ladder to the moon' is a metaphor that was used to describe the immensity of the task of laying the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable at the end of the nineteenth century. It is used in this book to illuminate the challenges and opportunities that are inherent in the development of corporations as socially and environmentally responsible 'citizens' at the beginning of the twenty-first century. With reference to companies such as Macdonald's, Deutsche Bank, Coca-Cola, Royal Dutch / Shell, BP, Wal-Mart, and Unilever, Raising a Ladder to the Moon argues that in order to re-engage with the world, and solve some of the problems created by globalisation, we must re-see it. We must now see it in the light of its complexities. We have succeeded in creating social systems that create and destroy, that bind us together in common purpose and that set us against each other. Our corporations stand as monuments to our success at building social structures, but they are neither people nor machines. They are alive. They are complex, adaptive systems that can take on a life of their own. We need to embrace that complexity.

Perfect Pairings

A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food
Author: Evan Goldstein,Joyce Goldstein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243774
Category: Cooking
Page: 318
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Offering straightforward advice on how to select the right bottle of wine for every meal, a master sommelier offers a detailed study of twelve grape varietals, sparkling wines, and dessert wines, along with tips on the foods that will enhance the styles for each varietal, accompanied by more than fifty recipes that showcase each type of wine.

Barbecues

Over 200 Great Recipes
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0600622479
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Everyone loves barbecues - the sun, the smells, the smiles - however most of us would admit that we have a limited range when it comes to producing flame-grilled food. This book gives you over 200 tasty recipes to turn your barbecue into a barbie banquet! From quick and easy classics including Greek-style Lamb Burger and Coconut Butterfly Prawns to more meaty masterpieces such as Balsamic Steaks with Basil Mash and Tandoori Chicken, Barbecues' huge selection ensures that your barbie need never be boring again. There are also recipes for salads, desserts and drinks to make your barbecue complete.

The New Mediterranean Jewish Table

Old World Recipes for the Modern Home
Author: Joyce Goldstein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520284992
Category: Cooking
Page: 468
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"For thousands of years, Jewish people have lived in a global diaspora, carrying culinary traditions bound by kosher law. For many, Ashkenazi and Sephardic cooking define Jewish cuisine today, but in The New Mediterranean Jewish Table, Joyce Goldstein expands the repertoire with a comprehensive collection of over 400 recipes from the greater Mediterranean, including North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and the Middle East. This vibrant treasury is filled with vibrant and seasonal recipes that embrace fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, small portions of meat, poultry, and fish, enhanced by herbs and spices that create distinct regional flavors. By bringing Old World Mediterranean recipes into the modern home, Joyce Goldstein will inspire a new generation of home cooks as they prepare everyday meals and build their Shabbat and holiday menus"--Provided by publisher.

Journey to Freedom


Author: Klaudia Zec Djuranic
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465306145
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 434
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KLAUDIA DJURANIC born January 30th, 1944 in Crneloza, Pula, Croatia. Parents Ivan and Fumica Zec. Her siblings Marija, Dema, Nada, Nevija still living, reside in Croatia and two brothers Luciano and August living in Canada.Klaudias husband Josip predeceased in 1981 at the age of 41 yrs old, leaving Klaudia with 3 children Robert, Roger and Carolyn. Struggling to manage a career and raise children, Klaudia had to overcome various medical conditions throughout her life, but through adversity and strong will, beat all odds living to the age of 62. She managed to get her R.N and worked as a nurse at the Holy Cross hospital (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) for 15 yrs into which she had to take early retirement due to going on oxygen, klaudia did not sit idol for one moment. She started to write a fi ctional Biography about a young womens journey from Croatia to Canada to make a better life for herself. Klaudia is a true example of a strong willed and compassionate woman who fought through trials and tribulation to set a path for other young women to challenge themselves to choose their own destiny for the freedom of speech, independence, and self worth.

Invitation to economics


Author: Lawrence C. Wolken,Janet Glocker,Scott, Foresman and Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780673134967
Category: Economics
Page: 465
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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…

ABC


Author: Lyn Wendon
Publisher: Letterland
ISBN: 1862092214
Category: Alphabet
Page: 58
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Includes 26 scenes which depict a Letterland character surrounded by objects beginning with the target sound. This children's alphabet book helps children in promoting phonemic awareness and vocabulary development.

Letterland ABC


Author: Lyn Wendon,Domenica De Rosa,Lisa Holt
Publisher: Letterland
ISBN: 1862096090
Category: English language
Page: 64
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"Letterland - where letters come to life! ... This edition of the Letterland ABC, the UK's best-selling alphabet book, includes vibrant illustrations featuring all the familiar a-z Letterland characters."--Cover.

Bradt: Liguria


Author: Rosie Whitehouse
Publisher: Bradt Publications
ISBN: 184162473X
Category: Travel
Page: 242
View: 1908

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The only in-depth guide to Liguria, a mountainous region of dizzy passes and breath-taking views where mountains plunge down into the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean. Liguria will leave you awestruck by its beauty. The narrow strip of coast includes the gems of the world famous Italian Riviera, the great port city of Genoa, the glitzy resort of Portofino and the charms of the Cinque Terre. Yet in the hinterland there are many beautiful villages and mountain walks that have yet to be discovered by tourists. The walks vary in difficulty so are accessible to all. Many of the walks and cycle routes featured in the book are through beautiful wilderness.Unlike other guides to the region, Liguria includes a detailed description of the mountains and their hilltop villages. With a strong regional identity all of its own, Liguria is almost a country within a country. The spectacular scenery, the mediaeval towns, quaint fishing ports and the wonderful food have attracted some of the world's most famous writers among them Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley, Henry James, Dickens, Maupassant, D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and Dylan Thomas. Tourists flock to the Cinque Terre and Portofino but many of the other resorts have few foreign visitors so Liguria has the best of both world's to offer the visitor the big names on the Mediterranean destination list and mountain villages and small fishing ports which are almost exclusively Italian.

Remote People


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718197720
Category: Travel
Page: 192
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Perhaps the funniest travel book ever written, Remote People begins with a vivid account of the coronation of Emperor Ras Tafari - Haile Selassie I, King of Kings - an event covered by Evelyn Waugh in 1930 as special correspondent for The Times. It continues with subsequent travels throughout Africa, where natives rub shoulders with eccentric expatriates, settlers with Arab traders and dignitaries with monks. Interspersed with these colourful tales are three 'nightmares' which describe the vexations of travel, including returning home.

Treachery in the Blue Mountains


Author: Edward Lagnado
Publisher: Fast-Print Publishing
ISBN: 178035701X
Category:
Page: 345
View: 2017

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Squadron Leader Leonard is an enthusiastic Arabic student eager to win the hearts and minds of the Arabs in the wake of the disastrous Anglo French foray on the Suez Canal during the 1956 confrontations with Egypt. The mountains of Lebanon and the indomit

Emma Lazarus


Author: Esther Schor
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 9780805242751
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award The definitive biography of the poet whose sonnet "The New Colossus" appears on the base of the Statue of Liberty, welcoming immigrants to their new home. Emma Lazarus’s most famous poem gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty, but her remarkable life has remained a mystery until now. She was a woman so far ahead of her time that we are still scrambling to catch up with her–-a feminist, a Zionist, and an internationally famous Jewish American writer before these categories even existed. Drawing upon a cache of personal letters undiscovered until the 1980s, Esther Schor brings this vital woman to life in all her complexity. Born into a wealthy Sephardic family in 1849, Lazarus published her first volume of verse at seventeen and gained entrée into New York’s elite literary circles. Although she once referred to her family as “outlaw” Jews, she felt a deep attachment to Jewish history and peoplehood. Her compassion for the downtrodden Jews of Eastern Europe–-refugees whose lives had little in common with her own–-helped redefine the meaning of America itself. In this groundbreaking biography, Schor argues persuasively for Lazarus’s place in history as a poet, an activist, and a prophet of the world we all inhabit today–a world that she helped to invent. Jewish Encounters Series