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.

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.

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.

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.

New Dieter's Cookbook

Eat Well, Feel Great, Lose Weight
Author: Better Homes and Gardens Books,Diane Quagliani
Publisher: Meredith Books
ISBN: 9780696217111
Category: Cooking
Page: 542
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Featuring up-to-date advice on how to eat well, feel great, and still lose weight, this new edition of the popular dieter's cookbook encompasses more than 450 delicious recipes, as well as flexible food exchanges, dieting tips for adults and children alike, and full-color photography, all in a versatile ringbound format. 100,000 first printing.

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…

A History of Contemporary Italy

Society and Politics, 1943-1988
Author: Paul Ginsborg
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1403961530
Category: History
Page: 592
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From a war-torn and poverty-stricken country, regional and predominantly agrarian, to the success story of recent years, Italy has witnessed the most profound transformation--economic, social and demographic--in its entire history. Yet the other recurrent theme of the period has been the overwhelming need for political reform--and the repeated failure to achieve it. Professor Ginsborg's authoritative work--the first to combine social and political perspectives--is concerned with both the tremendous achievements of contemporary Italy and "the continuities of its history that have not been easily set aside."

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.

A Pilgrimage in Europe and America

Leading to the Discovery of the Sources of the Mississippi and Bloody River ; with a Description of the Whole Course of the Former and of the Ohio
Author: Giacomo Costantino Beltrami
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 545
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Georges and Pauline Vanier

Portrait of a Couple
Author: Mary Frances Coady
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773538836
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 283
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Georges and Pauline Vanier follows their lives and travels across the world - from Canadian military life to the League of Nations, from the inner circles of British government to their harrowing escape from Nazi-occupied France - detailing their disappointments and triumphs during social and political turbulence. With insight and sympathy, Mary Frances Coady tells their dramatic personal story. Revealing their remarkably vibrant personalities, she details the couple's support of the French resistance as well as Georges Vanier's pleas for the Canadian government to accept refugees fleeing Hitler's horrors and his effort to broaden immigration policy. She also recounts the importance of their religious convictions, their controversial standing among Quebecers, and their early advocacy of official bilingualism. An invigorating and well-told tale of their lasting legacies, Georges and Pauline Vanier is the definitive account of the enduring contributions the Vaniers made to the world and to their country.

Sheila Lukins All Around the World Cookbook


Author: Sheila Lukins
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761172017
Category: Cooking
Page: 591
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A culinary genius who helped change the way America eats, Sheila Lukins is the cook behind the phenomenal success of The Silver Palate Cookbooks and The New Basics Cookbook, with over 5 million copies in print. Now Sheila embarks on her first solo journey, visiting 33 countries on a cooks tour of cuisines, ingredients, and tastes. The result is pure alchemy--a new kind of American cookbook that reinterprets the best of the worlds food in 450 dazzling, original recipes. In addition, there are new wines to discover, menus to experiment with, ingredients to learn, spice cabinets to raid--and travelogues to savor. Main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books and Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service; and selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club.

New Jews

The End of the Jewish Diaspora
Author: Caryn S. Aviv,David Shneer
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814740170
Category: Religion
Page: 215
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For many contemporary Jews, Israel no longer serves as the Promised Land, the center of the Jewish universe and the place of final destination. In New Jews, Caryn Aviv and David Shneer provocatively argue that there is a new generation of Jews who don't consider themselves to be eternally wandering, forever outsiders within their communities and seeking to one day find their homeland. Instead, these New Jews are at home, whether it be in Buenos Aires, San Francisco or Berlin, and are rooted within communities of their own choosing. Aviv and Shneer argue that Jews have come to the end of their diaspora; wandering no more, today's Jews are settled. In this wide-ranging book, the authors take us around the world, to Moscow, Jerusalem, New York and Los Angeles, among other places, and find vibrant, dynamic Jewish communities where Jewish identity is increasingly flexible and inclusive. New Jews offers a compelling portrait of Jewish life today.

The Green Coffee Bean Quick Weight Loss Diet

Turbo Charge Your Weight Loss and Eat What You Love
Author: Leslie Pepper
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466841249
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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THE SCIENTIFIC WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT, INCREASE ENERGY AND GET HEALTHY... ALL WITHOUT FEELING DEPRIVED Are you sick of ineffective yo-yo dieting – of going hungry, then gaining the weight back as soon as the diet ends? Are you looking for a way to lose those pounds before swimsuit season – and keep them off? Research shows that, with the help of a powerful ingredient called chlorogenic acid, pure green coffee extract helps people lose weight quickly and manage blood sugar...with no adverse side effects and without eating fewer calories. This may sound amazing, but it's true! From renowned scientists to thousands of everyday success stories, green coffee extract is sweeping the nation – and being called a weight-loss miracle. NOW, for the first time, this easy-to-follow diet program offers much-needed guidance on how to use green coffee to shed pounds within weeks, and keep the pounds off for sustainable good health. In this book, learn how to turbo-charge your weight loss with: · SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR HOW TO SELECT AND USE GREEN COFFEE PRODUCTS · 45 DELICIOUS, ANTIOXIDANT-RICH RECIPES · 3 WEEKS OF TEMPTING MEAL PLANS · INSPIRATIONAL SUCCESS STORIES · FUN, LOW-IMPACT EXERCISE TIPS The Green Coffee Bean Quick Weight Loss Diet proves that trimming down and staying healthy can be fun and painless. Get ready to eat what you love, stop worrying, and start your journey to a happier, more satisfied you.

Blood and Oranges

Immigrant Labor and European Markets in Rural Greece
Author: Christopher Lawrence
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 085745143X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 214
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A compelling account of the intersection of globalization and neo-racism in a rural Greek community, this book describes the contradictory political and economic development of the Greek countryside since its incorporation into the European Union, where increased prosperity and social liberalization have been accompanied by the creation of a vulnerable and marginalized class of immigrant laborers. The author analyzes the paradoxical resurgence of ethnic nationalism and neo-racism that has grown in the wake of European unification and addresses key issues of racism, neoliberalism and nationalism in contemporary anthropology.