Under the Shade of Olive Trees

Recipes from Jerusalem to Marrakech and Beyond
Author: Merijn Tol,Nadia Zerouali
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126689
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Dutch writers and cooks Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol are in love with the culture and foods of the Mediterranean-Arabian world. They set out on a journey that took them across Morocco and Tunisia, Syria and Lebanon, Sicily and Spain, to experience the rich, exotic flavors of the Middle East. Here, they unpack the secrets to the region’s healthful and intensely flavorful food. They teach the reader about the ingredients—from orange blossom and honey to coriander and argan oil—and how to use them to maximize taste. The region’s food is alive with color, as illustrated by the luscious photographs that accompany the more than 100 recipes. But it is the taste and texture of the foods that will win readers’ hearts: creamy labne, sweet pomegranate, flaky filo pastry, silky hummus. There are whole grains, such as simple summer bulgur salads and vegetable couscous, and tricks for preparing meat to be as flavorful as possible. Easy enough for cooking novices, Under the Shade of Olive Trees will transport readers to a magical, delicious region of the world.

The Forest in Folklore and Mythology

Author: Alexander Porteous
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120325
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Forest customs, sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, tree worship, and much more.

Olive Odyssey

Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World
Author: Julie Angus
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771000066
Category: Cooking
Page: 344
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When Julie Angus visits her relatives in Syria, where they continue a centuries-old tradition of making olive oil, she understands that the olive is at the very core of who they are. Her curiosity piqued, she begins to wonder about the origins and history of this fruit that has meant so much to them. Angus, her husband, and their ten-month-old son embark on a Mediterranean voyage to retrace the route of the Phoenicians and discover who ate the first olive and learned to make oil from it, why it became such an influential commodity for many of the greatest civilizations, and how it expanded from its earliest roots in the Middle East. As they sail the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean, Angus and her husband collect samples from ancient trees, testing them to determine where the first olive tree originated. They also feast on inky black tapenades in Cassis, nibble on codfish and chickpeas creamed in olive oil in Sardinia, witness the harvesting of olives in Greece, and visit perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world, on Crete.

Letters from Greece

With Remarks on the Treaty of Intervention
Author: Edward Blaquière
Publisher: N.A
Category: Greece
Page: 351
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Beyond Christian Folk Religion

Re-grafting into Our Roots (Romans 11:17-23)
Author: Edward A. Beckstrom
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896579
Category: Religion
Page: 276
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As the Christian church moved from its inception in an Eastern/Oriental culture westward across Asia Minor (Turkey) into Greco-Roman culture with primarily a Western philosophy, theology, and values, Jesus' message and Paul's teachings began to be interpreted according to those cultural norms. While Paul kept calling his churches back to their Jewish roots and Eastern values, the Jewish voice was lost when the Jerusalem church dispersed as Israel fell during the Jewish Revolt of 66-73 AD. The temple was destroyed, its clergy silenced, and Judaism seemed irrelevant to the growing Christian church. The church had become primarily Gentile in theology and philosophy and its Hebrew foundation was largely forgotten and lost. In Beyond Christian Folk Religion, Beckstrom, brings the reader back to Jesus' roots (Romans 11:17-23) and to the core of Paul's message.

Minotaur Maze

Author: Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473207576
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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When Robert Sheckley creates a modern take on the myth of the Minotaur, he creates a tour de force of imagination, fantasy, and creative confusion. Through brief chapters running from "How Theseus got his first Mintoauring Job" to "I hate to blame Daedalus for everything," "The Attack of the Self Pity Plant," "Daedalus Dispenses with Causality," and finally, "Falling Through the Story," we travel a maze as lethally complicated as the Minotaur's and arrive at the end breathless with wonder, surprise, and laughter.


1572 - 1588
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481799851
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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A story of love and adventure set in the turbulent reign of Elizabeth the First. The Comte Gerrard de Gault, a Huguenot, is sent to warn his fellow Protestants to leave France, before the Catholics burn them at the stake. The Spanish Inquisition imprisons him; where he swears an oath to avenge all those deaths before escaping to become the Secretary of the Commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armada; helps Sir Francis Drake capture the Treasure Ship at the sack of Cadiz; assist in the execution of Mary Queen of Scots; is responsible for the defeat of the Armada.


Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414322728
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Her name meant "date palm," and like her namesake, Tamar hoped to survive the harsh environment she was placed in: to bend but not to break. Rubbed with scented oil and arrayed in wedding finery, 14-year-old Tamar is thrust into a world of abuse, betrayal, and disillusionment when she is given in marriage to an evil, idol-worshiping man. In the face of her suffering, she must make choices: Will she let her new husband, Er, destroy her innocence and corrupt her? Will she leave the religion of the Canaanites and embrace the God of the Hebrews despite the life of misery she is cast into? Or will she fall into despair and become as wicked as her husband and his brothers?

Women, Water and Memory

Recasting Lives in Palestine
Author: Nefissa Naguib
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004167781
Category: History
Page: 173
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This book tells a different story about water. Against the backdrop of the end of the Ottoman Empire, Mandate period, the founding of Israel, the Arab-Israeli wars and Palestinian uprisings, old Palestinian women recount life before and after piped water.

The Kill

The Kills
Author: Richard House
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447214870
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Evidence of a violent crime is found in the basement of an Italian palazzo. A missing American student appears to be the victim, two mysterious brothers the main suspects. The strangest thing: the murder seems to have been inspired by an old crime novel, a book called The Kill.


Book 3 of the Fallen Series
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446432106
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
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The third book in the incredible FALLEN series. Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross, before they fought the Immortals, they had already lived many lives. And so Luce, desperate to unlock the curse that condemns their love, must revisit her past incarnations in order to understand her fate. Each century, each life, holds a different clue. But Daniel is chasing her throughout the centuries before she has a chance to rewrite history. How many deaths can one true love endure? And can Luce and Daniel unlock their past in order to change their future?

Sunshine and Storm in the East

Or, Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople
Author: Annie Brassey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108024629
Category: History
Page: 498
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A popular account of two voyages to Constantinople in a steam yacht, describing exotic locations and domestic life.