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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 : 9780385351157
Genre : Cooking
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From the James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author and authority: a definitive compendium of Jewish recipes from around the globe and across the ages. 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. With Solomon’s appetites and explorations in mind, in these pages Joan Nathan—“the queen of American Jewish cooking” (Houston Chronicle)—gathers together more than 170 recipes, from Israel to Italy to India and beyond. Here are classics like Yemenite Chicken Soup with Dill, Cilantro, and Parsley; Slow-Cooked Brisket with Red Wine, Vinegar, and Mustard; and Apple Kuchen as well as contemporary riffs on traditional dishes such as Smoky Shakshuka with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplant; Double-Lemon Roast Chicken; and Roman Ricotta Cheese Crostata. Here, too, are an array of dishes from the world over, from Socca (Chickpea Pancakes with Fennel, Onion, and Rosemary) and Sri Lankan Breakfast Buns with Onion Confit to Spanakit (Georgian Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Cilantro) and Keftes Garaz (Syrian Meatballs with Cherries and Tamarind). Gorgeously illustrated and filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and delectable recipes, King Solomon’s Table 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.

Barron S Sat Subject Test World History

Author : Marilynn Giroux Hitchens
ISBN : 9781438080352
Genre : College entrance achievement tests
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Previous ed. titled: SAT subject test in world history.

First Skin 500 Squirrels

Author : Dave DeWitt
ISBN : 0983251541
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Barbecue's Hidden History Food historian Dave DeWitt has searched obscure books and magazines to uncover the story of BBQ that most people don't know about. Like how advanced smoking meat was in France, the barbecue that inspired Buffalo Bill, Audubon's portrayal of a barbecue as courtly love, humorous tales of 'Q from 30 U.S. states, a history of Jamaica's jerk pork, and a wealth of trivia and techniques over the years. "The quirky world of barbecue is getting washed into the mainstream a lot these days, and this book will make it a little easier for us all to hold on to the authentic beginnings." --Ray Lampe, Dr. BBQ, 2014 inductee into the Barbecue Hall of Fame, "A delightful and detailed chronicle of the history of barbecue that involves Bowie knives, a Lewis & Clark salmon bake, "smoaked" brisket, the beginnings of jerk pork, dismembered buccaneers, two fat beeves roasted whole, mutton munchers, and an enlightening look at BBQ state-by-state in the early days of this country. Priceless reading " --Rick Browne, host of "Barbecue America" for seven years on PBS and author of sixteen books on BBQ.

Tomatoes Potatoes Corn And Beans

Author : Sylvia A. Johnson
ISBN : UOM:49015002674076
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Describes many foods native to the Americas, including corn, peppers, peanuts, and chocolate, which were taken to Europe and used in new ways around the world.

Biodiesel America

Author : Joshua Tickell
ISBN : 0970722745
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Big Squeeze

Author : Dave DeWitt
ISBN : 098325155X
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South Florida has a reptile dysfunction. Thousands of feral Burmese pythons have taken over the Everglades and are decimating wildlife, eating house pets, and terrorizing the populace. Sam Dalton, formerly of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, is tormented by the suspicious death of his wife and son in a car crash nearly a decade ago. He is recruited by his best friend Phil Everett as a special agent with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to investigate wildlife crimes, including reptile smuggling. Their main suspect is Bruno Zimmerman, owner of the largest reptile retail store in Florida. Also investigating Zimmerman is the ruthless and hedonistic investigative reporter Diana Ventura, who is undercover as the spokesperson for the nonprofit Save Our Snakes. As the investigation draws them closer together, sparks fly between Dalton and Diana.Near Everglades City, chemical engineer and honorary redneck Big Ink¿so named for his outrageous tattoos¿runs the Manatee Fish Meal Plant, a cover for a crystal meth production facility funded by moneyman Bone Mozell. Bruno Zimmerman is Mozell¿s silent partner in the meth operation, and the two sociopathic killers plot to murder Big Ink and take over his operation.When Dalton and Everett try to destroy all the pythons with a GMO virus, a biological disaster ensues and triggers dangerous encounters with ruthless reptile smugglers, murderous meth makers, and devious assassins in a rollicking tale of vengeance, varmints, and sexual intrigue.

The Spice Kitchen

Author : Katie Luber
ISBN : 9780740790621
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 68. 34 MB
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The Spice Kitchen offers more than one hundred delicious recipes for using herbs and spices to add vibrant flavors to your food at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any time in between. From Spiced Yogurt and Granola Parfaits, to Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon-Balsamic Vinaigrette, Spiced Guacamole, Tarragon Chicken Potpie, Clove Spiced Caramel Corn, and more, this exciting cookbook is full of inventive recipes, information, and tips for using herbs and spices. Best of all, the recipes are easy and fuss free--a must for busy home cooks who want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the family table. And with dozens of full-color photographs and illustrations, The Spice Kitchen is as beautiful as it is practical. The Spice Kitchen changes everything, using herbs and spices to add special twists to favorite family recipes, from macaroni and cheese, to burgers, chicken salad, deviled eggs, and much more. It's the only all-purpose cookbook for spicing up everyday meals. Not just exotic extras, spices from around the world make it easier--and much more fun--to turn out delicious and healthy food. The simple but flavorful recipes and ideas in The Spice Kitchen will make old family favorites new again--and bring everyone to the table.

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