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Precious Cargo

Author : David DeWitt
ISBN : 9781619023888
Genre : Cooking
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Precious Cargo tells the fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe and saved it from not only mass starvation, but culinary as well. Focusing heavily American foods—specifically the lowly crops that became commodities, plus one gobbling protein source, the turkey—Dewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations were transported around the world, transforming cuisines and the very fabric of life on the planet. Organized thematically by foodstuff, Precious Cargo delves into the botany, zoology and anthropology connected to new world foods, often uncovering those surprising individuals who were responsible for their spread and influence, including same traders, brutish conquerors, a Scottish millionaire obsessed with a single fruit and a British lord and colonial governor with a passion for peppers, to name a few. Precious Cargo is a must read for foodies and historians alike.


Author : Heather Arndt Anderson
ISBN : 9781780236827
Genre : Cooking
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There are some of us who can’t even stand to look at them—and others who can’t live without them: chillies have been searing tongues and watering eyes for centuries in innumerable global cuisines. In this book, Heather Arndt Anderson explores the many ways nature has attempted to take the roofs of our mouths off—from the deceptively vegetal-looking jalapeno to the fire-red ghost pepper—and the many ways we have gleefully risen to the challenge. Anderson tells the story of the spicy berry’s rise to prominence, showing that it was cultivated and venerated by the ancient people of Mesoamerica for millennia before Spanish explorers brought it back to Europe. She traces the chilli’s spread along trading routes to every corner of the globe, and she explores the many important spiritual and cultural links that we have formed with it, from its use as an aphrodisiac to, in more modern times, an especially masochistic kind of eating competition. Ultimately, she uses the chili to tell a larger story of global trade, showing how the spread of spicy cuisine can tell us much about the global exchange—and sometimes domination—of culture. Mixing history, botany, and cooking, this entertaining read will give your bookshelf just the kick it needs.

King Solomon S Table

Author : Joan Nathan
ISBN : 9780385351140
Genre : Cooking
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Driven by a passion for discovery, the biblical King Solomon is said to have sent emissaries on land and sea to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. Nathan gathers together recipes from Israel to Italy to India and beyond. Some are classics, others are contemporary riffs on traditional dishes. Filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and delectable recipes, this book showcases the dazzling diversity of a culinary tradition more than three thousand years old.

Da Vinci S Kitchen

Author : Dave DeWitt
ISBN : 9781495143465
Genre : Cooking
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In his time, Leonardo Da Vinci was more famous for producing lavish banquets and spectacular theatrical productions than he was for his art. Ironically, he was a vegetarian who did not partake of the feasts. Da Vinci’s Kitchen is a fascinating account of Italian cuisine from Da Vinci’s Renaissance to modern times, with original recipes from the early masters of cooking, and it explores the history and relevance of Italian cuisine. Chapters include: --Regional Cuisines That Survived the Wars --The First Superstar Chefs --Invasion of the Foreign Crops --How to Cook for the Pope --Da Vinci’s Kitchen --Fantastic Feasts --A Cuisine Triumphant Lavishly illustrated with 40 historical images, the book contains 38 classic recipes and 36 modern recipes.

Precious Cargo

Author : Craig Davidson
ISBN : 0345810511
Genre : Bus drivers
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Surprising and revelatory non-fiction from a talented young writer whose last book, "Cataract City," was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Trillium Book Prize, and was a Globe Best Book and national bestseller. In this new work of intimate, riveting, and timely non-fiction, based loosely on an award-winning article he published, Davidson tells the story of one year in his life - driving a school bus full of special-needs kids. Davidson shows us how his evolving relationship with the kids on that bus, each of them struggling physically as well as emotionally and socially, slowly but surely changed his life along with the lives of the precious cargo in his care. This is the extraordinary story of that year and those relationships. It is also a moving, important and universal story about how we see and treat people with special needs in our society.

Beyond Bratwurst

Author : Ursula Heinzelmann
ISBN : 9781780233024
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Thanks to Oktoberfest and the popularity of beer gardens, our thoughts on German food are usually relegated to beer, sausage, pretzels, and limburger cheese. But the inhabitants of modern-day Germany do not live exclusively on bratwurst. Defying popular perception of the meat and potatoes diet, Ursula Heinzelmann’s Beyond Bratwurst delves into the history of German cuisine and reveals the country’s long history of culinary innovation. Surveying the many traditions that make up German food today, Heinzelmann shows that regional variations of the country’s food have not only been marked by geographic and climatic differences between north and south, but also by Germany’s political, cultural, and socioeconomic history. She explores the nineteenth century’s back-to-the-land movement, which called for people to grow food on their own land for themselves and others, as well as the development of modern mass-market products, rationing and shortages under the Nazis, postwar hunger, and divisions between the East and West. Throughout, she illustrates how Germans have been receptive to influences from the countries around them and frequently reinvented their cuisine, developing a food culture with remarkable flexibility. Telling the story of beer, stollen, rye bread, lebkuchen, and other German favorites, the recipe-packed Beyond Bratwurst will find a place on the shelves of food historians, chefs, and spätzle lovers alike.

T Bone Whacks And Caviar Snacks

Author : Sharon Hudgins
ISBN : 1574417142
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You can eat very well in Siberia. That's right. Forget the stereotypes of seal blubber and reindeer balls in Russia's icy north. People living in Siberian cities today have a wide range of food products available--and know how to turn them into delectable dishes, from colorful soups and salads to sophisticated desserts. T-Bone Whacks and Caviar Snacks is the first cookbook in America to focus on the foods of the Asian side of Russia, a vast area covering eight time zones and encompassing both Siberia and Russia's Far East. It's also a land of contrasts--from modern cities to log-cabin villages, from dense forests to treeless tundra, arid steppes to snow-capped mountains, steamy swamps to fuming volcanoes, rugged seacoasts to legendary Lake Baikal. This unique cookbook is filled with fascinating food history, cultural insights, and personal stories about the culinary adventures of two intrepid Texans who lived, worked, traveled in--and ate their way around--the Asian side of Russia. The author vividly describes the memorable meals that she and her husband enjoyed at the apartments of Russian friends in Soviet-era high-rises, at new restaurants and ancient festivals, on boats and on picnics, at remote little dachas in the lush green forests near the Russian-Chinese border, with the Buryat-Mongolians living in southern Siberia, and along thousands of miles of the Trans-Siberian Railroad tracks. Featuring 140 traditional and modern recipes, T-Bone Whacks and Caviar Snacks includes dozens of regional recipes from cooks in Asian Russia, along with recipes for the European and Tex-Mex dishes that the author and her husband cooked on the "Stoves-from-Hell" in their three Russian apartments, for intimate candlelight dinners during the dark Siberian winter and for lavish parties throughout the year. You'll find recipes for classic Russian New Year's fare, spring festival foods, traditional Russian Easter desserts, and the East Asian dishes adopted by Russians living in that part of the world. You'll learn how to make fresh seafood dishes from Russia's Far East, venison-blueberry dumplings from Siberia, "The Captain's Meat" from Vladivostok, pine nut meringues and frozen cranberry cream from Irkutsk, enticing appetizers from the dining car of a Trans-Siberian luxury train, and flaming "Baked Siberia" (the Russian twist on Baked Alaska) from "the land of fire and ice." And here's the bonus: All of these recipes can be made with ingredients from your local supermarket or your nearest delicatessen. So join these two Texans on a culinary adventure through the Asian side of Russia--and discover how well you can eat in Siberia and the Russian Far East.

Peppers Of The Americas

Author : Maricel E. Presilla
ISBN : 9780399578939
Genre : Cooking
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A beautiful culinary and ethnobotanical survey of the punch-packing ingredient central to today's multi-cultural palate, with more than 40 pan-Latin recipes from a three-time James Beard Award-winning author and chef-restaurateur. From piquillos and shishitos to padrons and poblanos, the popularity of culinary peppers (and pepper-based condiments, such as Sriracha and the Korean condiment gochujang) continue to grow as more consumers try new varieties and discover the known health benefits of Capsicum, the genus to which all peppers belong. This stunning visual reference to peppers now seen on menus, in markets, and beyond, showcases nearly 200 varieties (with physical description, tasting notes, uses for cooks, and beautiful botanical portraits for each). Following the cook's gallery of varieties, more than 40 on-trend Latin recipes for spice blends, salsas, sauces, salads, vegetables, soups, and main dishes highlight the big flavors and taste-enhancing capabilities of peppers.

Columbus And The Quest For Jerusalem

Author : Carol Delaney
ISBN : 9781439102374
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An assessment of the character and motivations of Christopher Columbus reveals the passionate religious beliefs that motivated his famous voyages, and claims how he sought gold to finance a new crusade to restore Jerusalem to Christian control.

Ripley County S Part In The World War 1917 1918

Author : Minnie Elizabeth Wycoff
ISBN : IND:30000045424839
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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