Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen

Author: Yasmin Khan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 1324002638
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 1710

Continue Reading →

A dazzling celebration of Palestinian cuisine, featuring more than 80 modern recipes, captivating stories and stunning travel photography. "Yasmin Khan draws on her vast experience as a storyteller, cook, human rights activist, itinerant traveler and writer to create a moving, empathetic, hugely knowledgeable and utterly delicious book." —Anthony Bourdain Yasmin Khan unlocks the flavors and fragrances of modern Palestine, from the sun-kissed pomegranate stalls of Akka, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, through evergreen oases of date plantations in the Jordan Valley, to the fading fish markets of Gaza City. Palestinian food is winningly fresh and bright, centered around colorful mezze dishes that feature the region’s bountiful eggplants, peppers, artichokes, and green beans; slow-cooked stews of chicken and lamb flavored with Palestinian barahat spice blends; and the marriage of local olive oil with earthy za’atar, served in small bowls to accompany toasted breads. It has evolved over several millennia through the influences of Arabic, Jewish, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Bedouin cultures and civilizations that have ruled over, or lived in, the area known as ancient Palestine. In each place she visits, Khan enters the kitchens of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, discovering the secrets of their cuisine and sharing heartlifting stories.

Down Among the Dead Men

A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician
Author: Michelle Williams
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849014639
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 4818

Continue Reading →

Michelle Williams is young and attractive, she has close family ties as well as a busy social life - but she is far from usual. She is a mortuary technician and her job involves dealing with those things in life that many people do not wish to experience directly. Yet life in the mortuary is neither gruesome nor sad. Told with good humour and common sense, we are introduced to a host of characters - the pathologists, many of them eccentric, some downright mad; the undertakers, the hospital porters and the man from the coroner's office who sings to Michelle every morning. The incidents too ensure that no two days are ever the same. From the tragic to the hilarious they include: The fitness fanatic who was run over as he did pressups in the road on a dark night The decapitated motorcyclist The guide dog who led his owner on to the railway tracks - and left him there The forty stone man for whom an entire refrigerated lorry had to be hired because he wouldn't fit in the mortuary cooler Over the course of her first year Michelle has to deal with situations and emotions that few of us will ever experience, and does so while retaining a sense of humour and a sense of perspective.

Livestock Epigenetics

Author: Hasan Khatib
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470958596
Category: Medical
Page: 182
View: 1559

Continue Reading →

Livestock Epigenetics reviews advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of epigenetic mechanisms in gene expression in livestock species. Epigenetics impact many economically important traits from growth and development to more efficient reproduction and breeding strategies. The book opens with a broad introductory chapter that discusses the importance of an understanding of epigenetics to efficient and sustainable livestock production. In subsequent chapters the role of epigenetics in specific aspects of animal production are reviewed. The final chapter provides researchers with a valuable basis for the use of comparative epigenetics research to allow research to apply advances across organisms. Livestock Epigenetics provides detailed information on this rapidly expanding field of research with contributions from a global team of experts.

South Asian Children and Adolescents in Britain

Ethno-cultural Studies
Author: Annie Christine Lau
Publisher: Whurr Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781861561275
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 762

Continue Reading →

Asian children in Britain today come from settled communities reflecting a diversity of ethnic and religious backgrounds from the Indian subcontinent. This book traces their ethnic origins and patterns of migration that results in the configurations found in Britain today. The belief systems that give shape and form to the traditional extended family structure are first explored by an exposition of the main religious faiths to be found in India and Pakistan, and their implications for individual and family life. The next section looks at the reality of life for Asian children in Britain today. How are these children coping with the educational system, what are the factors contributing to advantage and disadvantage? What are the tensions in the home-school interface? How does racism make an impact? The final section looks at children in need of assistance, including children with physical disability, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disturbances and children who need to be accommodated as a result of the proceedings under the Children Act.

Focus on Remaining Oil and Gas Reserves

Author: István Lakatos
Publisher: Akademiai Kiado
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 399
View: 5020

Continue Reading →

"Providing a clear cross-section of the recent scientific advances in mining and oilfield chemistry, authors from several different countries discuss issues such as: the dwindling supplies of conventional hydrocarbons; antiquated power networks; and obsolete or new environmental regulations that may threaten the western world into a new energy crisis."


Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462306693
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 8836

Continue Reading →

»›Zeitoun‹ gehört zum Interessan testen, Packendsten und Aufregendsten, das man gerade lesen kann.« FAZ Dave Eggers erzählt in seiner vielfach ausgezeichneten literarischen Reportage die Geschichte der amerikanisch-syrischen FamilieZeitoun, die nach dem Hurrikan Katrina unschuldig ins Visier der amerikanischen Terrorismusfahnder gerät. Nachdem Hurrikan Katrina im August 2005 New Orleans verwüstet hat, schickt der Familienvater Abdulrahman Zeitoun seine Frau und die vier Kinder nach Arizona und bleibt selbst in der Stadt. Mit seinem Kanu fährt er durch die überfluteten Straßen und hilft, wo er kann – bis er am 6. September ohne Angabe von Gründen verhaftet und unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen festgehalten wird. Erst nach langen Wochen erreicht die Familie ein Lebenszeichen, und sie beginnt, um Zeitouns Freilassung zu kämpfen.Drei Jahre hat Dave Eggers in enger Zusammenarbeit mit der Familie Zeitoun an diesem Buch gearbeitet und herausgekommen ist »ein grandioser Reportage-Roman« (SZ). »Dave Eggers hat den Job des Schriftstellers brillant gemacht, er hat ihn in gewisser Weise für unsere Zeit neu erfunden.« (Spiegel Online) »Eine überwältigende literarische Reportage« (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) »Ein großartiger Tatsachenroman, der ein unglaubliches Heldendrama aus dem überschwemmten New Orleans erzählt.« (Süddeutsche Zeitung)


Journal of Petroleum Technology : Official Publication of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME.
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Petroleum engineering
Page: N.A
View: 2212

Continue Reading →

Advances in Incremental Petroleum Production

Author: István Lakatos
Publisher: Akademiai Kiado
Category: Science
Page: 423
View: 893

Continue Reading →

Substantial contributions of chemistry and chemical engineering to E&P activities in the hydrocarbon industry are clearly demonstrated by diversification of chemistry as a discipline to geochemistry, mud and drilling chemistry, chemistry of conventional and IOR/EOR methods, chemical well treatment techniques, water chemistry, and chemistry of emulsions and phase separation, which are indispensable today for a profitable, smart and environmentally friendly oil and gas production. The 21st century is often referred to as a new era of science revolution or the era of interdisciplinary science. Consequently, the old theories, methodology, disciplines and approaches must be replaced with new ones. New paradigms are required in hydrocarbon production to enhance creativity, to give impetus to innovation and to encourage out-of-the-box thinking. This endeavor is well represented by the papers included in this fifth volume of the series Progress in Mining and Oilfield Chemistry. The talen

Too Late

Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423435518
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 832

Continue Reading →

#lovehell Die Hölle – nichts anderes ist die Beziehung von Sloan zu dem Drogenboss Asa Jackson. Gäbe es nicht ihren kranken Bruder, den Asa finanziell unterstützt, wäre sie von heute auf morgen auf und davon. Für Asa wiederum ist Sloan das Beste, das ihm jemals passiert ist: Sloan ist seine einzige Liebe, eine wahre Obsession, seine allergrößte Leidenschaft, und er ist davon überzeugt, dass es sich umgekehrt genauso verhält. Doch dann taucht der Undercover Cop Carter auf …

From Hamama to Montreal

Author: Abdelkarim Elhassani
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479741264
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 329
View: 6234

Continue Reading →

This book reveals key untold stories and scenes from the life of a Palestinian who comes from the Palestinian village of Hamama. The book unfolds its stories through the different stages and diverse contexts the author has been through. It is neither a historical record nor an autobiography as it may appear at first sight, rather an intricate account of the tragedies and calamities endured by tens of thousands of Palestinians. The book is neither written as a political discourse, analysis, or a criticism, nor is it a description of battles and behaviors. It is a whoop of sadness and grief of a people whose homeland was usurped and is still living in them. In preparing this book, it was meant to be free of any derogation or belittlement of anybody. I did not communicate everything and was content with such allusions that maintain ones dignity. Indeed, this bookby uncovering the misfortunes and atrocities Palestinian children, men, and women went through is profoundly a message to the future generations of Arabs who did not see these scenes into reality. The book is a flash of knowledge, a document for researchers, and a source of enlightenment for readers and students alike. It contains invaluable scenes from a substantial span of time since Field Marshal Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem after his triumph over the Ottoman armies in World War I and said, Today, the crusades have ended.