The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany


Author: Killian Fox
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784724211
Category: Humor
Page: 192
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'This book is the product of a ludicrously obsessive and greedy mind - it is therefore an utter joy.' - JAY RAYNER 'A vital work from a keen mind full to brimming with wonderful thoughts and ideas.' - JEREMY LEE 'The most original, entertaining and downright fascinating book.' - DAVE BROOM 'Exercise caution before you buy this book. In fact, be careful about even flipping it open. You think Instagram is addictive? Ha. This book is as essential and educational as it is delightful and weird, and I need someone to come rescue me immediately because I cannot seem to put the damn thing down.' - JEFF GORDINIER, FOOD & DRINKS EDITOR, ESQUIRE MAGAZINE 'Perfect for the culinarily curious.' - DIANA HENRY gannet noun 1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water. 2. British informal, a greedy person. The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us. In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of Chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information.

The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany


Author: Killian Fox,The Gannet
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784724335
Category: Cooking
Page: 10
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**FREE SAMPLER** gannet noun 1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water. 2. British informal, a greedy person. The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us. In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information. Praise for The Gannet "The Gannet noses out the hidden stories about food - the unusual, the quirky, the unexpected, the personal." - Diana Henry "The Gannet is a charming observer of food being eaten, prepared and thought about. A joy." - Fergus Henderson, St John "I love The Gannet." - Sabrina Ghayour "A breath of fresh air." - El Pais

The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany


Author: Killian Fox,The Gannet
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784724211
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 'This is the first physical manifestation of a much-loved online magazine that is a monument to Fox's obsessions. One for the bedside table.' - FINANCIAL TIMES 'This book is the product of a ludicrously obsessive and greedy mind - it is therefore an utter joy.' - JAY RAYNER 'Your consummate culinary guide' - THE GUARDIAN 'A vital work from a keen mind full to brimming with wonderful thoughts and ideas.' - JEREMY LEE 'The most original, entertaining and downright fascinating book.' - DAVE BROOM 'Exercise caution before you buy this book. In fact, be careful about even flipping it open. You think Instagram is addictive? Ha. This book is as essential and educational as it is delightful and weird, and I need someone to come rescue me immediately because I cannot seem to put the damn thing down.' - JEFF GORDINIER, FOOD & DRINKS EDITOR, ESQUIRE MAGAZINE 'Perfect for the culinarily curious.' - DIANA HENRY 'Going beyond the usual food fixations, the book is presented in a fresh, visually inventive style that will appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in food.' - DARINA ALLEN, IRISH EXAMINER gannet noun 1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water. 2. British informal, a greedy person. The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us. In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of Chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information.

What She Ate

Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories
Author: Laura Shapiro
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525427643
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 307
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A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2017 One of NPR Fresh Air's "Books to Close Out a Chaotic 2017" NPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2017's Great Reads "How lucky for us readers that Shapiro has been listening so perceptively for decades to the language of food." --Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air Six "mouthwatering" (Eater.com) short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking, probing how their attitudes toward food can offer surprising new insights into their lives, and our own. Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives--social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people's attitudes toward food, as if the great and notable never bothered to think about what was on the plate in front of them. Once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a whole world of different and provocative ways to understand her. Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. Each of the six women in this entertaining group portrait was famous in her time, and most are still famous in ours; but until now, nobody has told their lives from the point of view of the kitchen and the table. What She Ate is a lively and unpredictable array of women; what they have in common with one another (and us) is a powerful relationship with food. They include Dorothy Wordsworth, whose food story transforms our picture of the life she shared with her famous poet brother; Rosa Lewis, the Edwardian-era Cockney caterer who cooked her way up the social ladder; Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and rigorous protector of the worst cook in White House history; Eva Braun, Hitler's mistress, who challenges our warm associations of food, family, and table; Barbara Pym, whose witty books upend a host of stereotypes about postwar British cuisine; and Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan, whose commitment to "having it all" meant having almost nothing on the plate except a supersized portion of diet gelatin.

Happy Leons: LEON Happy Soups


Author: John Vincent,Rebecca Seal
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 1840917709
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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Following the success of Leon Happy Salads - more than 60,000 copies sold - the Leon team is back, this time with delicious warming soups that are a meal in themselves. Leon, the home of naturally fast food, has created a collection of more than 100 all-new, all-smiles soup recipes for Comforting, Naturally Fast, Bright & Fresh, Posh and Sweet Soups, plus those all-important Sides and Crunchy Tops & Swirly Swirls. Whether you're looking for a simple soup to take to work or something more elaborate for supper with friends, this book has the answer, with straightforward yet delicious recipes for all occasions. 'Souping - the new juicing' - the Telegraph

The Secret Life of Cows


Author: Rosamund Young
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525557326
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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"Within a day of receiving this book, I had consumed it... Absorbing, moving, and compulsively readable."—Lydia Davis In this affectionate, heart-warming chronicle, Rosamund Young distills a lifetime of organic farming wisdom, describing the surprising personalities of her cows and other animals At her famous Kite's Nest Farm in Worcestershire, England, the cows (as well as sheep, hens, and pigs) all roam free. They make their own choices about rearing, grazing, and housing. Left to be themselves, the cows exhibit temperaments and interests as diverse as our own. "Fat Hat" prefers men to women; "Chippy Minton" refuses to sleep with muddy legs and always reports to the barn for grooming before bed; "Jake" has a thing for sniffing the carbon monoxide fumes of the Land Rover exhaust pipe; and "Gemima" greets all humans with an angry shake of the head and is fiercely independent. An organic farmer for decades, Young has an unaffected and homely voice. Her prose brims with genuine devotion to the wellbeing of animals. Most of us never apprehend the various inner lives animals possess, least of all those that we might eat. But Young has spent countless hours observing how these creatures love, play games, and form life-long friendships. She imparts hard-won wisdom about the both moral and real-world benefits of organic farming. (If preserving the dignity of animals isn't a good enough reason for you, consider how badly factory farming stunts the growth of animals, producing unhealthy and tasteless food.) This gorgeously-illustrated book, which includes an original introduction by the legendary British playwright Alan Bennett, is the summation of a life's work, and a delightful and moving tribute to the deep richness of animal sentience.

Foodie Snob


Author: Kevin Nelson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493026275
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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A book for foodies! Food-lovers will enjoy this fun and lighthearted look at their obsession with trendy food and restaurants. Food Snob is both be a send-up of foodies and an affirmation of certain aspects of the foodie way of life. While laughing at this satire of the habits, attitudes and lifestyle of foodies, foodies will laugh at themselves and also get solid advice and tips on the activity they love. Chapters include: The Community of Food Cooking and Other Acts of Self-Invention Adventures in Food and more!

We Want Plates

The Crusade Against Food on Slates, Chips in Mugs, and Drinks in Jam Jars
Author: Ross McGinnes
Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791384283
Category:
Page: 112
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This hilarious book serves up a cornucopia of absurd, unexpected, and downright stomach-churning ways restaurants are ditching the ordinary plate in favor of something more memorable. Fed up with being served food on planks of wood and pieces of slate, or drinks in jars? How about beef Wellington on barbed wire, a cooked breakfast on a shovel or sausages in a dog bowl? In recent years, the culinary world has been gripped by an epidemic of restaurants and chefs "getting creative" with food presentation--and Ross McGinnes has had enough. In 2015 he founded the Twitter account @WeWantPlates to push back against this trend and document serving travesties, building up more than 130,000 followers and receiving thousands of submissions. Organized by course--from starters to desserts--this wickedly funny book showcases the very "worst of" submissions as well as new material not previously published online. We Want Plates makes the perfect gift for anyone who likes their food served in the good old-fashioned way--on a plate.

Grape, Olive, Pig

Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture
Author: Matt Goulding
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062394142
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
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Amazon Best Book of November (2016): Cookbooks, Food and Wine The author of Rice, Noodle, Fish now celebrates the delectable and sensuous culture and cuisine of Spain with this beautifully illustrated food-driven travel guide filled with masterful narration, insider advice, and nearly 200 full-color photos. Grape, Olive, Pig is a deeply personal exploration of Spain, a country where eating and living are inextricably linked. Crafted in the "refreshing" (Associated Press), "inspirational" (Publishers Weekly) and "impeccably observed" (Eater.com) style of the acclaimed Rice, Noodle, Fish, and written with the same evocative voice of the award-winning magazine Roads & Kingdoms, this magnificent gastronomic travel companion takes you through the key regions of Spain as you’ve never seen them before. Matt Goulding introduces you to the sprawling culinary and geographical landscape of his adoptive home, and offers an intimate portrait of this multifaceted country, its remarkable people, and its complex history. Fall in love with Barcelona’s tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Explore the movable feast of small plates and late nights in Madrid. Join the three-thousand-year-old hunt for Bluefin tuna off the coast of Cadiz, then continue your seafood journey north to meet three sisters who risk their lives foraging the gooseneck barnacle, one of Spain’s most treasured ingredients. Delight in some of the world’s most innovative and avant-garde edible creations in San Sebastian, and then wash them down with cider from neighboring Asturias. Sample the world’s finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia. Grape, Olive, Pig reveals hidden gems and enduring delicacies from across this extraordinary country, contextualizing each meal with the stories behind the food in a cultural narrative complemented by stunning color photography. Whether you’ve visited Spain or have only dreamed of bellying up to its tapas bars, Grape, Olive, Pig will wake your imagination, rouse your hunger, and capture your heart.

Words You Should Know How to Spell

An A to Z Guide to Perfect Spelling
Author: David Hatcher,Jane Mallison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440507333
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Ceilling. Beleive. Scissers. Do you have trouble spelling everyday words? Is your spell check on overdrive? Well, this easy-to-use dictionary is just what you need! Organized with speed and convenience in mind, it gives you instant access to the correct spellings of more than 12,500 words. Also provided are quick tips and memory tricks, like: Help yourself get the spelling of their right by thinking of the phrase ?their heirlooms.? Most words ending in a ?seed? sound are spelled ?-cede? or ?-ceed,? but one word ends in ?-sede.? You could say the rule for spelling this word supersedes the other rules. No matter what you’re working on, you can be confident that your good writing won’t be marred by bad spelling. This book takes away the guesswork and helps you make a good impression!

Superfood Weeknight Meals

Healthy, Delicious Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes Or Less
Author: Kelly Pfeiffer
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
ISBN: 1592337236
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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Feed your family healthy meals they'll love, any and every night of the week, with Superfood Weeknight Meals. Fast and healthy weeknight cooking - it's an area where almost all families struggle. You want to have a nourishing, family-friendly meal on the table each night, but with too little time and too many picky palates, it can be hard. With Superfood Weeknight Meals, you have a secret weapon. Inside, you'll find simple-yet-creative meals that feature 10 everyday "superfood" ingredients: avocado, lentils, almonds, sweet potatoes, quinoa, eggs, spinach, citrus fruit, olive oil, and cauliflower. With each recipe using at least two of these foods, you can guaranteed that your family is getting a healthy meal - and one that you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen making!

The Sunday Night Book

52 short recipes to make the weekend feel longer
Author: Rosie Sykes
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1787132005
Category: Cooking
Page: 152
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Make Sunday night the best evening of the week, by perfecting the last, lazy meal of the weekend. Chef Rosie Sykes is an expert in the most comforting, nostalgic and heart-warming recipes, and here she gathers more than 50 of her greatest creations, most of them achievable in the time it takes to run a bath. All the recipes in The Sunday Night Book are simple and make clever use of store cupboard staples and leftovers. This is truly the best kind of cooking, the perfect way to extend the weekend and drift relaxed and contented into a new week.

The Comfort Food Diaries

My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart
Author: Emily Nunn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451674201
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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A former "New Yorker" editor chronicles her quest to overcome the convergence of the sudden loss of her brother, being dumped by her fiancé, and being evicted from her apartment by cooking her way across the country while staying with friends and family.

The Missing Ingredient

The Curious Role of Time in Food and Flavour
Author: Jenny Linford
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846148987
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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The Missing Ingredient is about what makes good food, and the first book to consider the intrinsic yet often forgotten role of time in creating the flavours and textures we love. Written through a series of encounters with ingredients, producers, cooks, shopkeepers and chefs, exploring everything from the brief period in which sugar caramelises, or the days required in the crucial process of fermentation, to the months of slow ripening and close attention that make a great cheddar, or the years needed for certain wines to reach their peak, Jenny Linford shows how, time and again, time itself is the invisible ingredient. From the patience and dedication of many food producers in fields and storehouses around the world to the rapid reactions required of any home cook at the hob, this book allows us to better understand our culinary lives.

Killing Others

A Natural History of Ethnic Violence
Author: Matthew Lange
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501707760
Category: History
Page: 256
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In Killing Others, Matthew Lange explores why humans ruthlessly attack and kill people from other ethnic communities. Drawing on an array of cases from around the world and insight from a variety of disciplines, Lange provides a simple yet powerful explanation that pinpoints the influential role of modernity in the growing global prevalence of ethnic violence over the past two hundred years. He offers evidence that a modern ethnic mind-set is the ultimate and most influential cause of ethnic violence. Throughout most of human history, people perceived and valued small sets of known acquaintances and did not identify with ethnicities. Through education, state policy, and other means, modernity ultimately created broad ethnic consciousnesses that led to emotional prejudice, whereby people focus negative emotions on entire ethnic categories, and ethnic obligation, which pushes people to attack Others for the sake of their ethnicity. Modern social transformations also provided a variety of organizational resources that put these motives into action, thereby allowing ethnic violence to emerge as a modern menace. Yet modernity takes many forms and is not constant, and past trends in ethnic violence are presently transforming. Over the past seventy years, the earliest modernizers have transformed from champions of ethnic violence into leaders of intercommunal peace, and Killing Others offers evidence that the emergence of robust rights-based democracy—in combination with effective states and economic development—weakened the motives and resources that commonly promote ethnic violence.

Will Travel For Beer


Author: Stephen Beaumont
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784724866
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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From the walkable breweries of Ashville, North Carolina, to the Ølfestival in Copenhagen, Oktoberfest in Brazil to the breweries of Beijing, discover 101 traditional, quirky, absurd, must-visit beer destinations across the globe. Find the world's most romantic pub crawl in Bruges, drink beer in paradise in Latin America or step into Germany via Bangkok, Thailand. Complete with tasting notes, drinking tips and handy address lists, this is the perfect gift for both beer enthusiasts and keen travellers alike.

The Modern Kitchen

Objects that Shape the Way We Cook, Eat and Live
Author: Tim Heyward
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
ISBN: 9781787130906
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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The kitchen is the heart of the home – it's where we spend leisure time as a family, where we feed ourselves and where we entertain our friends. The average western family spends more money on the kitchen than they do on a car or a vacation. We fill our kitchens with objects and tools that reflect our needs, tastes and desires. There is nowhere else in daily domestic life where design impinges quite as much as in the kitchen. Every item in the kitchen has its own story. Through 100 familiar objects, The Modern Kitchen maps the progress and development of this functional yet also wildly aspirational space. Why do the Le Creuset casserole dish and the wooden salad bowl exert such a cultural hold over us? Has the accumulation of electrical appliances led us to cook and eat differently? As well as studying the individual objects that have had such a huge impact on the way we live now, The Modern Kitchen examines kitchen design, economics, and gender politics through a series of essays. Embodying notions about class, gender, wealth, and health, the home kitchen and its layout, set-up, and contents, remains a neat illustration of our beliefs, tastes, aesthetics, and aspirations – the portrait of our domestic lives.

Dolce Famiglia


Author: David Rocco
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443445282
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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A tavola non si invecchia. At the table (with good friends and family) you do not grow old. In his first two bestselling cookbooks, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and Made in Italy, celebrity chef and author David Rocco gave readers delicious traditional Italian recipes that any home cook can master. His inspiration, as always: the fresh, simple cooking of the Italian Cucina Povera, or peasant cuisine, that has inspired people around the world. He continues that trend with David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia. This book is all about family cooking. Dolce Famiglia includes many of David’s family-friendly recipes, running the gamut from essential sauces every home cook should have in their repertoire to snacks, salads, mains and desserts that he makes for his own family. But more than that, the book pays tribute to the people who have inspired him, by telling their stories and sharing their recipes. Dolce Famiglia explores family cooking and heritage foods from across Italy, focusing on the families who have worked as food purveyors over generations. Featuring the richly textured photography and gorgeous design of the previous titles, Dolce Famiglia looks at the stories behind such iconic and delicious Italian exports as parmigiano reggiano, gelato and balsamic vinegar, offering the kind of treasured, always-in-the-family recipes that are such a hallmark of Italian cuisine. As David puts it, “At the end of the day ingredients don’t have hearts and souls. It’s the people and the families who pour their blood, sweat and tears into the making of these iconic products. It’s families who are the gatekeepers to this traditional style of cooking.”

A Portrait of Bowie

A tribute to Bowie by his artistic collaborators and contemporaries
Author: Brian Hiatt
Publisher: Cassell
ISBN: 1844039285
Category: Music
Page: 224
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HIS LIFE WAS A WORK OF ART Now, artists and musicians who worked with David Bowie during his lifetime - or who were his contemporaries - pay tribute to the icon through their own words on what it was like to work in collaboration with a man whose fluid artistic genius repeatedly broke boundaries, right up until his death. Alongside these text tributes are 40 stunning illustrative and photographic portraits of Bowie throughout his career. The contributing artists and photographers include (alphabetically): Edward Bell, Derek Boshier, Anton Corbijn, Kevin Cummins, Chuck Connelly, Chalkie Davies, Stephen Finer, Greg Gorman, Derry Moore, Terry O'Neill, Mick Rock, Masayoshi Sukita, George Underwood, Justin de Villeneuve and more. Alongside these remarkable portraits are insightful, personal written pieces by his contemporaries, and musicians and artists who worked closely with Bowie, including Zachary Alford, Carlos Alomar, Toni Basil, Gail Ann Dorsey, Mike Garson, Dana Gillespie, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Cyndi Lauper, and Nile Rodgers, among others. The book is curated by Brian Hiatt, of Rolling Stone magazine, as General Editor. ** Newly revised and improved ebook edition, optimized for both small- and large-screen devices **