Zaitoun

Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
Author: Yasmin Khan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408898306
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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A dazzling cookbook with vibrant recipes, captivating stories and stunning photography from Palestine 'A moving, hugely knowledgeable and utterly delicious book' Anthony Bourdain 'A big bowl-full of delicious Palestinian recipes, plus lots of insightful and moving stories... Great stuff' Yotam Ottolenghi 'A zingingly evocative collection of personal stories... Calling it a cookbook does it a disservice. Zaitoun deserves to be read as much as cooked from' Observer Food Monthly Bursting with the freshness and brightness that is characteristic of all Levantine cuisine, Palestinian food is fragrant, healthy and delicious. From a colourful array of bountiful mezze dishes to rich slow-cooked stews flavoured with aromatic spice blends, it's a cuisine that represents the very best of modern Middle Eastern cookery. In this beautiful Palestinian cookbook, food writer Yasmin Khan shares recipes and stories from her travels through the region. On her journey she harvests black olives from the groves of Burquin in the West Bank, hand-rolls maftool – the plump Palestinian couscous – in home kitchens in Jenin and even finds time to enjoy a pint with workers at the Taybeh brewery, which is producing the first Palestinian craft beer. As she feasts and cooks with Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, she learns about the realities of their everyday lives. Zaitoun includes herb-filled salads, quick pickles, fragrant soups, tender roasted meats and rich desserts, and has a special focus on vegetarian versions of Palestinian classics. It has recipes for olive, fig and honey tapenade, roast chicken stuffed with pine nuts and raisins, and pomegranate passion cake, among many others. And surrounding the recipes, there is a chorus of stories from those who love, live and cook with Palestine in their hearts.

Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen


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

Zeitoun


Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462306693
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 833

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»›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)

Livestock Epigenetics


Author: Hasan Khatib
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470958596
Category: Medical
Page: 182
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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
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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
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 399
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"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."

JPT

Journal of Petroleum Technology : Official Publication of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME.
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Petroleum engineering
Page: N.A
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Advances in Incremental Petroleum Production


Author: István Lakatos
Publisher: Akademiai Kiado
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 423
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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

From Hamama to Montreal


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

Mischling

Roman
Author: Affinity Konar
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446257659
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Eine Seele in zwei Körpern – Perle und Stasia sind zwölf und unzertrennlich, als sie 1944 deportiert werden. Doktor Mengele sucht eineiige Zwillinge für seinen "Zoo". Um zu überleben, flüchten sich die Geschwister in magische Welten, schmeicheln sich sogar beim Arzt ein. Doch eines Tages, kurz vor der Befreiung, verschwindet Perle und ein unheilbarer Riss geht durch Stasia. Zusammen mit Feliks, einem weiteren Opfer Mengeles, reist sie durch die verwüsteten Landschaften Polens auf der Suche nach ihrer Schwester. In der eindringlichen Sprache eines Märchens behauptet Affinity Konars „Mischling“ noch im Abgrund des Grauens die Kraft der Fantasie, des Widerstands und der Hoffnung.