Persiana's Journey

The Wayfarer
Author: Franceen Webb
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483586901
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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In a world where Men are ascendant, several Thornhowe families travel north to claim land now available after the end of the Dark Horde War. Eleven-year-old PERSIANA THORNHOWE longs to see the magical creatures which filled her grandmother’s stories, not knowing her desire portends heroic struggles in her future. In the Silver Mountains, all the Thornhowes are massacred by Elves protecting their territory except for Persiana and her younger brother, LIAM. Persiana and Liam walk out of the mountains to a village whose people send them to the King’s Voice in the city of Clareskai. Misjudging the two as runaways, the official sends them to be wards of an innkeeper, Mistress FRANCA HAWSER, for disciplining. Treated like a servant, Persiana discovers friends who ease her four years of abuse. Conflict between the innkeeper and the girl escalates as Persiana asserts her independence and as the girl becomes a target for a soldier’s unsavory attention. Her mistress beats Persiana for luring the soldier, locking Liam and Persiana in the attic to await more torture. They use imagination, energized by strong desire, to escape their prison through a legendary tunnel under the city. Triumphing over obstacles, they reach the river running to the west of Clareskai and float downstream. On a dock the children meet URSOS BAWN who owns a trading house. After hearing their story, he is prompted by an inner voice to offer them sanctuary. In his care, Liam trains to be a trader while Persiana learns to run the warehouse and keep accounts. As Persiana enters adulthood, she has one romance but remains aloof from the young men around her. Past experiences make it easier for Persiana to judge others as unsuitable rather than risk rejection. When fourteen, Liam embarks on his first caravan. While he is gone, Ursos shows Persiana that he wants her for his wife. After Liam is captured by raiders, Persiana rides out to find him, but she is captured and enslaved by the Hawk Clan of the desert tribes. Her master, EVODIN, is a wise potter who teaches her many lessons about love, freedom, and patience. She becomes a proficient potter under his tutelage, but she continues judging others to protect herself from attachment. When Persiana and her master travel with the clan chieftain to sell their goods, the potter reveals she has a perilous future. The caravan is ambushed by raiders who prey on their own tribe. Her master dies. One of the attackers is Liam who has become a member of the Snake Clan. Because Persiana won’t fight for a place in the clan, she is enslaved once again. She and Liam argue about their choices. To escape death or slavery, Liam has transformed into a warrior whose mind has been warped by the chieftain’s beliefs. No matter what his sister says, Liam claims selfishness rules the world and honor is a lie. Persiana makes an enemy of a woman who loves her brother, so she must escape or be killed by her enemy. As Persiana gathers needed supplies for her escape, the King’s soldiers assail the Snake Clan to end their predation. During the attack, Persiana and her enemy fight, and Persiana triumphs. Persiana searches for Liam, finding him as the soldiers win the battle. While sorting the prisoners, the commander hears Persiana’s story. He gives all the slaves their freedom, but to Liam he gives the choice of exile or studying for two years in a monastery whose members heal those whose minds were damaged during the war. Liam chooses the monastery but blames Persiana for the punishment. Free at last, Persiana rides west. She learns the rudiments of staff fighting on her journey and decides to return to her birthplace. Ruminating on her life, Persiana understands that she has learned the importance of freedom and of love, but she knows more lessons await her if the predictions are true.


Recipes from the Middle East & beyond
Author: Sabrina Ghayour
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1845339673
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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BEST COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR - Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014 Persiana: the new must have cookbook. Sabrina Ghayour's debut cookbook Persiana is an instant classic.... The Golden Girl - Observer Food Monthly A celebration of the food and flavours from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 100 recipes for modern and accessible Middle Eastern dishes, including Lamb & Sour Cherry Meatballs; Chicken, Preserved Lemon & Olive Tagine; Blood Orange & Radicchio Salad; Persian Flatbread; and Spiced Carrot, Pistachio & Coconut Cake with Rosewater Cream.

Spice Journey

Author: Shane Delia
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781743367339
Category: Cooking, Middle Eastern
Page: 256
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Fabulous Flavors from the Middle East
Author: Sabrina Ghayour
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0451495306
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Journey to the Middle East and Mediterranean with alluring recipes from Sabrina Ghayour, dubbed “the golden girl of Persian Cookery” by The Observer, in the highly anticipated follow-up to her bestselling debut cookbook, Persiana. Sirocco highlights the use of simple pantry staples and striking flavor combinations to transform everyday dishes. From eye-catching salads to indulgent sweets, each of Ghayour’s recipes is a vibrant addition to the modern home cook’s table.

Narrating Muhammad's Night Journey

Tracing the Development of the Ibn 'Abbas Ascension Discourse
Author: Frederick S. Colby
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791477886
Category: Religion
Page: 328
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Discusses the historical development of the well-loved story of the Prophet Muhammad’s night journey to the divine realm and back again.

Taste of Persia

A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan
Author: Naomi Duguid
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579655483
Category: COOKING
Page: 392
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Following up on Burma, her stunningly well-received exploration of another fascinating cultural crossroads, Duguid introduces us to the next place we want to visit with recipes for food we can't wait to make and with tales that are memorable and moving. In the way that the Mediterranean has a common palate, so too do these nations: one centered on a love for the fresh and the green (beginning with the piles of fresh herbs that accompany every dish with abandon) and also the tart, as revealed in the ingenious use of sour plums, sour cherries, pomegranates and limes. There are the delectable filled dumplings, flatbreads and stuffed vegetables; plus gorgeous Persian rice dishes, grilled meats and skewered kebabs. There are fresh cheeses, sparkly salads, spice blends and spectacular sauces based on walnuts ground to a paste.


Author: Greg Malouf,Lucy Malouf
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742735525
Category: Cooking
Page: 747
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Following on from the success of their award-winning books, Saha and Turquoise, Greg and Lucy Malouf now explore one of the world’s earliest and greatest empires: Saraban is an unforgettable journey through the culinary landscapes of ancient Persia and modern-day Iran. Persian cooking is one of the oldest and most sophisticated cuisines in the world and its influence has spread across India and the Middle East to North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula and even through Medieval Europe. It’s a cuisine that is subtle, elegant and alluring, which rejoices in rice, uses fresh herbs in abundance and combines meat, fish, fruit and vegetables with exotic spices, such as saffron, cardamom and dried limes. In Saraban, Greg and Lucy discover a land where the rich diversity of climate, countryside, architecture and poetry provide a fitting background for an equal variety and richness of cuisine. Join them as they visit bustling bazaars and tiny soup kitchens, pick saffron before dawn and fish, in time-honoured tradition, from wooden dhows in the Persian Gulf. Then discover the joy of Persian cooking for yourself with the mouth-watering recipes that Greg has created for the home kitchen, as he mixes centuries of tradition with modern techniques and flavours for both the home cook and experienced chef.


From the Sunday Times no.1 bestselling author of Persiana & Sirocco
Author: Sabrina Ghayour
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784722146
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Ghayour is responsible for making Persian food fashionable, and her new book does not disappoint. It is a joyous celebration of gathering friends and family around a table laden with abundance.' - Sunday Times Ireland 'Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party: serve big dishes of beautifully spiced food and let everyone dig in.' - OLIVE 'Sabrina Ghayour's Middle-Eastern-plus food is all flavour, no fuss - and makes me very, very happy' - NIGELLA LAWSON In Feasts, the highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning Persiana & no. 1 bestseller Sirocco, Sabrina Ghayour presents a delicious array of Middle-Eastern dishes from breakfasts to banquets and the simple to the sumptuous. Enjoy menus and dozens of recipes for celebrations and occasions with family & friends, such as summer feasts, quick-fix feasts and brunch. Recipes include: Whipped ricotta toasts Savoury pork & fennel baklava Tamarind sticky ribs Grilled corn in harissa mayo Roasted cod loins with wild thyme Spiced rhubarb cake with cinnamon cream White chocolate, cardamom & macadamia squares Praise for Sabrina Ghayour: 'The golden girl of Persian cookery' - Observer 'The new queen of Eastern cooking' - delicious. 'Sabrina Ghayour...has made us mad for Persian Cuisine' - Grazia 'Princess of Persia' - Metro

The Road to Oxiana

Author: Robert Byron
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195030679
Category: Architecture
Page: 292
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In 1933 the delightfully eccentric Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana -the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. His arrival at his destination, the legendary tower of Qabus, although a wonder in itself, it not nearly so amazing as the thoroughly captivating, at times zany, record of his adventures. In addition to its entertainment value, The Road to Oxiana also serves as a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now inaccessible to most Western travellers. When Paul Fussell "rediscovered" The Road to Oxiana in his recent book Abroad, he whetted the appetite of a whole new generation of readers. In his new introduction, written especially for this volume, Fussell writes: "Reading the book is like stumbling into a modern museum of literary kinds presided over by a benign if eccentric curator. Here armchair travellers will find newspaper clippings, public signs and notices, official forms, letters, diary entries, essays on current politics, lyric passages, historical and archaeological dissertations, brief travel narratives (usually of comic-awful delays and disasters), and--the triumph of the book--at least twenty superb comic dialogues, some of them virtually playlets, complete with stage directions and musical scoring."


A Chef's Journey Through Lebanon and Syria
Author: Greg Malouf,Lucy Malouf
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742732429
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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Praise for the author: "The food transcends some of the traditions in presentation but remains authentic in taste." -- the "New York Times" on Greg Malouf's restaurant, MoMo

Feasts: Little Bites

12 free and exclusive new recipes from the bestselling author of Persiana
Author: Sabrina Ghayour
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784724661
Category: Cooking
Page: 30
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A LITTLE BITES FEAST - EXCLUSIVE FOR AMAZON Brand new recipes from award-winning author of Persiana, Sabrina Ghayour, whose new book Feasts is out now! Inside you will find a host of delicious bonus recipes featured exclusively in this free ebook! Spice up your special occasions or cosy night in with these little bites of Chicken & barberry koftas with sticky preserved lemons, Prawn, pistachio & za'atar fritters, Edamame, roasted chilli, marjoram & labneh bruschetta and Turkey cucumber cups. Praise for Sabrina Ghayour: "The golden girl of Persian cookery" - OBSERVER "Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party: serve big dishes of beautifully spiced food and let everyone dig in" - OLIVE "Sabrina Ghayour's Middle-Eastern-plus food is all flavour, no fuss - and makes me very, very happy" - NIGELLA LAWSON

My Two Souths

Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen
Author: Asha Gomez,Martha Hall Foose
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
ISBN: 076245783X
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Kaukasis The Cookbook

The culinary journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan & beyond
Author: Olia Hercules
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784724270
Category: Cooking
Page: 10
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From the winner of the Observer's Rising Star Award and Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book Award 2016 comes a celebration of the food and flavours of the Caucasus - bridging Europe and Asia and incorporating Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iran, Russia and Turkey. Olia Hercules introduces us to more than 100 recipes for vibrant, earthy, unexpected dishes from across the region such as Plum fruit leather, Chestnut plov with pumpkin crust, Quince stuffed with lamb & carmalised shallots, Vine leaf dolma, Village breakfast, Khachapouri, Armenian "cognac" profiteroles and Red basil sherbet. Praise for Kaukasis: "A sensitive, personal journey expressed through the beauty of food - just wonderful" - Jamie Oliver "Olia Hercules is a storyteller-foodwriter, and a wholly original voice in the kitchen - there's not a recipe of hers I don't want to cook immediately" - Nigella Lawson "This is an incredible book - as I began to leaf through I started to smile, and I didn't stop" - Diana Henry

Orange Blossom & Honey

Magical Moroccan recipes from the souks to the Sahara
Author: John Gregory-Smith
Publisher: Kyle Books
ISBN: 0857835092
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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Orange Blossom & Honey is a culinary journey across Morocco, from the souks of Marrakesh, through the Sahara, and onto the blustery shores of the Atlantic coast. In researching this book, John travelled into the heart of the High Atlas Mountains to learn the secrets of traditional lamb barbecue, then journeyed north, through the city of Fes, where the rich dishes of the Imperial Courts are still prepared in many homes. From here he continued on to the Rif Mountains, where rustic recipes are made with the freshest seasonal produce. From Moroccan-style paella, cooked in the painted town of Chefchaouen, to stuffed Berber breads baked in the hot desert sands, John has discovered the real food of the country, learning from the locals to reveal little-known dishes, which he then gives his modern twist. The chapters include Streetfood, Salads & Vegetables, Meat & Poultry, Seafood, Tagines and Desserts, plus there is a section of spice mixes and marinades from chermoula to harissa. With mouthwatering recipes, breath-taking location photography and John's infectious enthusiasm, this is an essential addition to every cook's collection.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

A Survival Guide
Author: Pamela Reed Gibson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 375
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Through research and conversations with MCS sufferers, discusses the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and methods of coping physically and emotionally with the disease.

Eat Istanbul

A Journey to the Heart of Turkish Cuisine
Author: Andy Harris
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
ISBN: 9781849496636
Category: Cooking
Page: 210
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Istanbul is one of the world's most fascinating cities, and this sumptuously illustrated book is a brilliant taster for all those who have visited or plan to visit this meeting point of East and West. Andy Harris and David Loftus ate their way around Istanbul, meeting the characters behind its intriguing food—artisan bakers, traditional chefs, fishermen and street-food vendors—and capturing the vibrant life and bustling streets with stunningly evocative photography. More than 90 inspiring, delicious yet simple recipes—some traditional and other more modern interpretations—combine to form Andy and David's unique guide.

Bart's Fish Tales

A fishing adventure in over 100 recipes
Author: Bart van Olphen
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911595814
Category: Cooking
Page: N.A
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In this unique and comprehensive book Bart van Olphen travels around the world to visit the most sustainable fisheries. Along with the world-renowned photographer David Loftus, Bart recounts his journey where he lived, fished and cooked with the men, women and children of the world's fishing communities. Highlighting fishermen who responsibly catch their fish and are an example to the rest of the world, Bart's enthusiasm for environmentally responsible fishing is prevalent throughout his recipes, underlining both how easy it is to cook delicious fish dishes, but also to help ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy it. In more than 100 recipes pulled from all over the world, Bart covers everything from a simple supper to a celebratory feast. From French classics like Salmon Gravlax and Salt-cod Brandade to Spanish Boquerones (pickled anchiovies), Canadian Crab Cannelloni and Sardinian Fregola Vongole (a pasta dish made with fresh clams) to Nasi Goreng (an Indonesian prawn stir-fry) and cooking with sea vegetables like samphire and seaweed to creating the perfectly zesty Ceviche, Bart offers clear descriptions and step-by-step instructions for preparing and cooking simple and more complicated fish dishes. So whether you are able to fillet and gut a red mullet or are a first-time feaster, you’ll find everything you need to know in this wonderful book. With extensive photography the book serves as both a guide to fish from around the world, telling the personal stories behind the fisheries, and a compilation of recipes that make the most of responsibly sourced fish for everyday, special occasions; now and for the future.

Leon: Fast Vegetarian

Author: Henry Dimbleby,Jane Baxter
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 1840916486
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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Leon: Fast Vegetarian enables you to make the most of the fresh vegetables available in markets, allotments, veg boxes and supermarkets. The philosophy at the heart of this book is about cooking and eating delicious, healthy fast food made from sustainable ingredients. Eating less - or no - meat has become key to the way many of us cook and this collection of more than 150 really simple, really fast recipes, is a treat for vegivores everywhere. The first part of the book offers Star Turns, those vegetable-based dishes that can stand alone as a whole meal, with ideas for Breakfast & Brunch, Pasta, Grains & Pulses, Pies & Bakes, Rice & Curry and Kids while the second part, Supporting Cast, explores accompaniments and smaller plates with chapters on Grazing Dishes, Sides, and Pickles, Salsas, Chutneys & Dressings.

Ottolenghi Simple

A Cookbook
Author: Yotam Ottolenghi
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607749173
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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A collection of 130 easy, flavor-forward recipes from beloved chef Yotam Ottolenghi. In Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern–inspired flavors, all simple in at least (and often more than) one way: made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals. Brunch gets a make-over with Braised Eggs with Leeks and Za’atar; Cauliflower, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad refreshes the side-dish rotation; Lamb and Feta Meatballs bring ease to the weeknight table; and every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied by the spectacular Fig and Thyme Clafoutis. With more than 130 photographs, this is elemental Ottolenghi for everyone.