Beyond Rice Cakes and RamenQuiz time! Vegetarianism is:A) strictly for humorless health nuts.B) fine if you actually like brown rice. I guess.C) what? I wasn' t sleeping, I was resting my eyes. Can you repeat the question?D) just kind of . . . normal.You answered D, right? Meatless eating is healthy, inexpensive, ecologically friendly, and even hip. What's not to like?But it's not always easy being green. The salad bar can get pretty uninspiring after a while, and yot to like?But it's not always easy being green. The salad bar can get pretty uninspiring after a while, and you don't even want to know how much salt lurks in that can of tomato soup. Enter the Carle sisters: Megan (the long-time vegetarian) and Jill (the skeptical carnivore) are the dietary divas of yummy, doable dishes for teens and young adults. In this new book (their fourth), they offer the tips, tricks, and tasty recipes they use to feed themselves and their friends in style--veggie style.The Carles make cooking easy for cash-strapped, kitchen-shy vegetarians, starting with instructions on how to set up a basic veggie kitchen on the cheap. And they keep it simple with 90 recipes organized into student-friendly chapters, from "Cheap Eats" to "Impressing Your Date," "Dinner for One" to "Party Food," plus a desserts chapter packed with vegan options. Every page bursts with color photographs. Whether you're sharing Pasta Primavera with your roommates, taking a Caramelized Onion Tart to a party, grabbing a Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Wrap on the run, or buttering up your sweetie with Mushroom Ravioli, College Vegetarian Cooking will break you out of the ramen rut--without breaking your budget.… read more
Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains — especially in the final months when the weight of your precious baby belly may become hard for your body to support. Belly bands and maternity belts work by lifting the belly and redistributing the weight on your stomach, pelvis, back, hips and spine more evenly. Your exhausted body will appreciate any one of these supportive and comfortable maternity bands, plus some can be worn all pregnancy long and may even double as postpartum belts. Scroll through our selection of helpful pregnancy products and accessories from Amazon, Target, Motherhood Maternity and more.
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
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The 1904 Kappa Annual by George H. Woods, et al. Springfield, Mass: Kappa Chapter of Central High School, 1904. 120 pages. Hardcov...er. read more
Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1927. 373 pages. Hardcover. Early collectible edition.
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 12th Printing. 352 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket.
Are your mornings crazy-busy as you juggle getting yourself and your family ready to face the day? Wrangling kids out of bed, help...ing them wash and dress and then feeding them a decent breakfast is challenging.Experts recommend starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast - whether youre an adult watching your weight or a growing youngster - but who has time to slave over a hot stove for 30 minutes or more each morning?Carrie Willard, author of Amazon best-selling cookbook Slash Your Grocery Budget and Eat a Whole Foods Diet with ALDI, is going to make your mornings easier. Enter The Busy Moms Make-Ahead Breakfast Cookbook.Packed with over 70 ideas, tips and recipes for breakfast foods you can make ahead of time, this cookbook will help you recapture precious morning minutes and still nurture yourself and your family with healthy starters.Learn how to utilize the kitchen appliances you already have to make the morning rush easier. Make breakfast the night before, or even days in advance for faster cleanup and maybe even more sleep!Whether you prefer something light in the morning to tease out your appetite, or a hearty saw-millers breakfast that will please the growing teenager or man in your life, these ideas are for everyone!Are you ready to take back your mornings? read more
Thirty countries, thirty sumptuous menus offering everything you need to give your friends and family a taste of how vegetarians e...at all around the world.Working with many vegetarian groups, societies, and chefs, Jane Hughes has brought together favorite meals and personal stories from Belgium to China, Cuba to Palestine.An inspiration for dinner clubs, themed parties, or simply the appetite to try something new, The Adventurous Vegetarian encompasses both traditional and modern-from African stews and Asian curries to veggie/vegan twists on classic "new world" recipes, such as macaroni cheese and blueberry cheesecake (both without the cheese!)All recipes are illustrated with tantalising color photography, do not involve complicated techniques, and suggest alternative ingredients should some be hard to source.Each country's chapter is introduced with personal stories and insights into what it's like to be vegetarian, from those with a rich history, such as India, to those where to be veggie can sometimes be an uphill, but satisfying, struggle.Jane Hughes has twenty years' experience of working as food writer, production manager, and publisher. She has worked with The Vegetarian Society since the 1980s and edits their quarterly magazine. A vegetarian since her teens, she has a passion for sharing great food, and believes that fresh, delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes are the perfect way to bring everybody together around the dinner table. Interviews, food and cookery course reviews, features, and recipes can be found at veggiefoodwriter.co.uk. read more
The easy way to eat vegetarian on campus Vegetarianism is growing rapidly, and young adults?including college students?are leading... the charge as more and more of them discover the many benefits to adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. However, there are limited resources for budget-conscious students to keep a vegetarian diet.Student's Vegetarian Cookbook For Dummies offers the growing population of vegetarian students with instruction and recipes for fast and fun vegetarian cooking. Personalized for students, it comes with quick-fix recipes, a variety of creative meal ideas, and money-saving tips.Plain-English explanations of cooking techniques and nutritional informationMore than 100 recipes for making vegetarian dishes that are quick, easy, and tastyBudget-conscious shopping tipsWhen dining halls are inadequate and restaurants become too expensive, Student's Vegetarian Cookbook For Dummies has you covered! read more
Give the gift of sweetness with this teen cookbook filled with the desserts teenage boys and girls actually want to bake and eat. ...From the authors of the best-selling TEENS COOK, TEENS COOK DESSERT is a sugar-coated follow up guide focusing on the foods that young adults are always happy to gobble up—cookies, cakes, pies, puddings, and more. Featuring over 75 mouth-watering recipes with clear, easy-to-follow directions and 120 brilliantly colored photos, this cookbook gives some sweet tips for improving kitchen safety, understanding culinary math, and using disaster-proof shortcuts in the recipes. The only full-color dessert cookbook written by and for teenagers, TEENS COOK DESSERT offers foolproof guidance for teens to bake their way to kitchen independence. From the Trade Paperback edition. read more
Hello my name is Scott R. Taylor. For many years I have wanted a cook book that not only gives me recipes but shows and tells me t...he things I need to know to make food items I could be proud to serve. So I decided to make my own.One of the things I love in life is to eat good food.When Im growing up, mom and dads along with grandmas cooking was always the worlds best and in my mind nobody could top them.I was born in the early 1950s in a middle class family on the south side of Chicago. Father was from Tennessee and Mother from Ohio. So that gave me my fi rst look at fusion cooking as I knew it.By the time I hit my early teens, I learned I could not eat out every meal, so I desired to learn to cook. My passion for food grew into a 45 year career.By trial and error, cooking with other chefs, learning from friends and trying many types of cooking jobs, I have learned something new.As many of us do many things in our life, my time in the Navy, working in diners, fi ne food, major hotels, off shore oil rigs and even retirement homes have taught me every aspect of food.I could not afford to go to culinary school so I learned by doing. Read a cook book, taste the spices, ask friends, but if you like to cook and eat - GET UP AND DO IT.Living in Las Vegas to me is the best. World class food and chefs, food from around the world. This is good life for me. I hope you enjoy this book and that it answers what or want to know about cooking.Please enjoy cooking, eating and life the way that I have. read more
Real food to nourish you, no matter your age or stage in life.Have you noticed that as you moved from childhood through the teenag...e years and into adulthood your food tastes changed? How what used to work for you food–wise as a 30–something, no longer works for you as you near retirement? That you can't eat the same dishes as your friend and feel good? That your energy levels are lacking or your digestion is just not the same?Like the calendar year, the body has its seasons and no one understands this better than Martyna Angell, author of the bestselling book The Wholesome Cook and the popular and award–winning blog of the same name. In her new book The Wholesome Cook: Recipes for Life's Seasons, Martyna focuses on bio–individualism – the recognition that we are all a little different – and offers 180 endlessly flexible recipes that can be adapted to support your individual health and well–being, no matter your age or stage of life.All recipes emphasise seasonal wholefoods and the strong focus on fresh fruit and vegetables will inspire you to prepare them in new and exciting ways every meal time. All recipes are refined sugar–free and can easily be made gluten–free (perfect for coeliacs). Many cater to dairy–free, nut–free, egg–free, lactose–free, paleo, vegan and vegetarian diets. Every recipe is also tagged to show you the healthiest options for babies, children, teenagers, and men and women at various stages of life, so you know how to best nourish your body through the different seasons in life. These recipes offer delicious options that allow you to tune in to your body's needs quickly and effortlessly, making this book perfect for singles, families and people of older age, too. Twenty of Martyna's friends from the wellness world offer their favourite healthy recipes in this book as well.Recipes for Life's Seasons is not just a cookbook, it's a guide to a creative approach to food and offers you the healthy balanced nourishment and real enjoyment that sharing delicious food brings. read more
After our sons left home they kept calling home for recipes to impress their lovers or friends. Got tired of doing it three times ...for everything and ended up writing this cook book for kids leaving home. It is very popular.COOKING BY EAR is a cook book for those who are leaving home and have a need to feed themselves and others well and economically. This book is for the teenaged, or older, as they make their way out there in the world of fast, bad food that will leave them fat, sick and poor.It includes sections on shopping for food, the simplest tools you need to cook food and how to have fun as you do it.Also includes food philosophy and humor.A good companion on the road to independence. read more
What's Cooking on Okinawa presents the favorite, cook-when-company-comes recipes of the Americans stationed on Okinawa and of thei...r Okinawan friends. Its more than two hundred and forty-five recipes contributed by more than a hundred husbands, husband-hunters, housewives and high school students undoubtedly will provide a lot of fun with foods as well as the funds desired.The dishes are as varied and as cosmopolitan as the people who present them, representing a felicitous combination of old- and new-world influences. Many provide the fragrant aroma of Italian, French and German cooking. Others, calling for the generous use of soy sauce, ginger root, sesame seed, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, seafood, pork and rice, show how far East the West has come.Good old American favorites like the hamburger, for which there are seven recipes, are not overlooked, nor should it be any surprise to find recipes for the use of Hershey Bars, Milky Ways, Ritz and Graham Crackers, Corn Flakes, Rice Crispies, and Coca Cola.For the venturesome, there are recipes calling for the use of awamori, brandy, creme de cacao, gin, rum, sake, whisky, and wine. And for that extra flavor, see what can be done with basil, bayleaf, curry powder, garlic, and more! read more
A tofu burger or a BLT? A green salad or a bologna sandwich? Whole grain or white bread? The choice became clearer and clearer to ...Vimala Rodgers. Granddaughter of a wholesale butcher, Vimala became a vegetarian in 1969 when she realized she was undermining her family’s health by serving them the average American diet. Although she had few tools for creating meatless meals that were nutritionally balanced and tasty, a dear family friend who was a longtime vegetarian became her dietary guide. Vimala was relentless in her quest to create healthful and delicious vegetarian meals. As she pursued her nutritional research, she used her kitchen as her experimental lab, and her eight children—then ranging from high chair to high school age—became her taste testers. As friends continued to ask for her recipes, Vimala realized that those she had scribbled on 3 x 5-inch cards needed to become a book. Vegetarian Meals for People On-the-Go was born. Designed for busy people who have little time to spend in the kitchen, these recipes are delicious, versatile, and above all, quick and easy to prepare. This book is Vimala’s personal invitation to you to create outstanding meals that will please the palate . . . and bring you rave reviews! read more
Erma Gray is a pioneer and leader in the world of entrepreneurshipand has worked hard all of her life to be the best at anything s...he put her mind to. Her mother and grandmother were known and respected in the community as great cooks. Erma had no choice but to start out cooking with her mother at an early age. Her mother was a perfectionalist and Erma had to help her mother prepare the meals daily. Therefore, Erma learned how to prepare, cook, and serve her family with delicious, healthy, satisfying meals that were wholesome and yet simple for anyone to make. Follow me, step by step. Dont deviate, and get off course. Youll enjoy healthy cooking at its best and so will your family. Stop making people sick with salty, greasy food that is clogging up their arteries and digestive system. I want you to experience the flavor, the texture, and the taste as you bite into these wonderful meals. Erma has a variety of recipes for everyone to enjoy. She has recipes for meals that can be ready in 30 minutes or less. Also, she has included her mouth watering desserts that will stimulate your taste buds and satisfy your cravings. Erma has her favorite selections of holiday foods and tips that have made meals flavorful, attractive, and awesomely delicious. My recipes are recommended to anyone and especially to couples that do not cook because they cant cook, but are tired of eating out all the time and would like to learn the art of successful cooking. If you learn how to cook, you can save money and spend quality time with your loved ones or friends. I especially want to focus on young married couples getting off to a good start in the kitchen. The kitchen can be a great place for unity and communication. I believe that the world would be a better place if families could come together and enjoy one another. Erma was born and raised in Shelby, Mississippi. She attended Broad Street High School. Erma worked for such companies as Baxter Laboratory, St. Regis Paper Company, Hormel Foods and Quaker Oats. Friends and family members constantly needed her help and expertise in the areas of cooking and apparel designs for special occasions. This prompted Erma to launch out on her own as an entrepreneur and offer services for catering and apparel design. Erma and her husband, Marvin Gray, are happily married and live in Dallas, Texas. She has three sons, Darrell Gray, Johnny Gray, Cupid Gray, one daughter, Jacqueline Gray and, a grandson, Pkedric Gray, who inspired me to write this book. read more
Healthy, Comforting Vegetarian Meals with the Push of a Button You’ve gone meat-free, thanks to your conscience, your doctor, or m...aybe even your teenager. Whatever the reason, the big challenge isn’t what to cook—it’s how to make healthy, hearty vegetarian meals without spending hours in the kitchen. With Easy Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbook, you can take back your time while letting your palate travel the world of vegetarian dishes. • No time? All meals prep in 15 minutes or less. Chop and go. • Hungry for real food? Not a single recipe calls for fake meat products. • No animal products? Over 75 of the 125 recipes are vegan. • Got restrictions? Dietary labels indicate whether a recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, and/or nut-free. • Counting calories—or carbs? Nutritional information is listed with every recipe. Live your life and let Easy Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbook toil in the kitchen for you. Recipes include: Coconut Curry Simmer Sauce, Healing Vegetable Soup, Chiles Rellenos with Fresh Mozzarella, Eggplant in Hoisin Garlic Sauce, Banana Nut Bread, and more! read more
I first became a vegetarian when I was 16 years old. When I was a teenager the only vegetarian foods around were boring iceberg le...ttuce salads, Morning Star Basic, and tasteless veggie burgers. Vegetarian pre-made meals have come a long way since then and there are a variety of meat substitutes to choose from that make meatless meals easier to prepare and enjoy. Over the years I have come up with all sorts of concoctions for making vegetarian meals from a mixture of cultures. Best Vegetarian has a variety of meals to choose from. Weather your taste buds prefer sweet or spicy or hearty or light, there is something for everyone. Even those die-hard carnivores will be impressed with these meatless meals. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy the recipes in Best Vegetarian; you just have to have an open mind, a flexible palette, and a healthy appetite. 107 Recipes & 66 color photographs.There are many health benefits from a vegetarian life style. Vegetarian diets are naturally low in saturated fat and sodium due to the absence of red and other meats. Diets high in vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, and nuts, with little or no meat, have been associated with lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower risk of heart disease, fewer stokes, lower risk of diabetes, and lower risk of cancer. A vegetarian diet can also benefit menopausal women. Foods such as soy, apples, beets, cherries, dates, garlic, olives, plums, raspberries, squash and yams are a natural source of phytoestrogens which mimic the behavior of estrogen and help to balance out estrogen levels. read more
Having been in the food service industry since my teens, owning a restaurant and upscale catering service, Ive created and collect...ed many wonderful recipes. My experiences ran the gamut from creating menus for a romantic dinner for two to a spring brunch adorned with tulips, to a Christmas cocktail party for 500 at an estate overlooking Biscayne Bay. We enjoyed enchanting yacht christenings, weddings, and many more special occassions that required food, service and cocktails. Every event was a unique experience. Fitting together seamlessly and matching the food to both the occasion and the host was always a challenge. What I have assembled here are easy to make recipes that dont require extensive, exotic ingredients. Have fun!Awaken the senses! Get the nose, tongue, eyes and ears aroused. If you want to be intimate, create the ambiance. Candles, linen, roses. Do you want to use food as an aphrodisiac? Use dark chocolate paired with a robust red wine. If you want to be hot & spicy, use cayenne and chilies. If you want to be silky and sexy, express it with your sauces. Having 30 friends enjoy an afternoon barbeque? Crank up the music and the grill! Prefer a more staid cocktail party? Doily lined platters, servers donning white gloves and black bowties, soft classical music wafting throughout the room sets that stage.BOOK SUMMARYWere told that FOOD IS LOVE. I say if that is true then COOKING IS FOREPLAY. Making something special for the one you love should be done with care, consideration, sensuality and tenderness. Aphrodisiacs? Cocktails, spices, a rare steak, wine, chocolate, candles, fragrances and music create the ambiance. There need not be a reason. Conceive the menu, prepare the recipes, set the mood and take delight in your affair! The more you put into it, the better it will be. read more
From a Bed for Curries, to Pilaf, Biryani, Khichdi, Idli, Dosa, Savouries and Desserts, No One Cooks Rice as Lovingly as the India...ns Do... From Prasenjeet Kumar, the #1 bestseller of the “Cooking In A Jiffy” series of books, comes the ultimate rice cookbook that anyone looking for gluten-free food should just grab with both hands. Cataloguing the legendary “love affair” that Indians have with rice....... The book narrates how rice forms an intrinsic part of every Indian’s life from birth till death. Every religious ceremony has to involve rice. Rice is stuck on the red vermillion that is applied to your forehead as akshat. Rice is poured into the holy fire lit during religious ceremonies as an offering to the gods. Rice is sprinkled over guests, worshippers and the newlyweds to bless them, with the incantation: “May your life be full of dhan (wealth) and dhanya (rice).” Rice is “popular” because it is one of the easiest foods to digest. Being totally gluten free, it is the best food for infants when they have to be weaned. For young adults and old people too, who may have wheat allergies or even celiac disease, adopting a rice diet would be what every sensible doctor would prescribe as the first step to adopting a totally gluten free diet. For the same reason, rice is great for relieving digestive disorders like diarrhoea, dysentery, colitis and even morning sickness. This is why 70% of the world, including USA and northern Canada, grows and consumes rice. Rice grows in almost any part of the world which is wet and humid and NOT colder than 21 degree Celsius (70 degree F). There is hardly any type of soil in which rice cannot be grown including alkaline and acidic soils. Rice in India is grown from below sea-level to an elevation of 2000 metres in the Himalayan regions. Indians cook rice with anything and everything; with lentils, veggies, meat, fish, chicken and seafood. In addition, they have plain or spiced rice as a bed for curries and ground rice for making all kinds of pancakes like appams and dosas. Rice flour is also used for crisping savouries called pakoras. Most temples serve as prasadam (blessings) the Indian rice pudding called kheer or payasam. And then in many Himalayan states, from Ladakh to Sikkim, fermented rice is used for making the potent brew called chhang. In this background, this rice cookbook presents a total of 35 mouth-watering rice dishes, including 20 dishes where rice cookers can be used. There are eight plain rice recipes, five for cooking rice with lentils, five each for cooking rice with vegetables and meats, five ways to use rice in snacks and seven as desserts. There is no Chhang recipe, sadly because that is one dish that, as Prasenjeet says, is not made in his house! So What are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab a copy today! read more
Alle in einer Küche: Mama spielt die Spießerin und reiht Käse und Ananas schön hintereinander, Teenager Laura füllt die Pausenbox,... Henry fährt Slalom mit den Cake Pops in der Schokosauce und Papa freut sich auf das Lachsfilet vom Grill. Dass es zu keinen Kollisionen kommt, dafür sorgen die 130 Rezepte von Susanne Klug. Da sind mal die Minis Küchenchef, mal geht es ganz schnell, mal gibt es was ganz Besonderes. Die Familienküche à la „Yummy!“ ist aber immer leicht nachkochbar, unkompliziert und aus saisonalen Zutaten. Extrawürste braucht da keiner, denn die Gerichte schmecken in jedem Alter. Auch Überempfindlichkeiten und Nahrungsmittelunverträglichkeiten sind kein Problem. Mit einer ausführlichen Warenkunde, mit Tipps zum cleveren Aufbewahren und schnellem Umplanen wird „Yummy!“ zum Standardwerk in jeder Familienküche. Und selbst bei härteren Fällen von Grünzeug-Verweigerern: Susanne Klug kriegt sie alle! read more
With the wit and pace of Anthony Bourdain, Italian chef and anthropologist Leonardo Lucarelli sketches the exhilarating life behin...d the closed doors of restaurants, and the unlikely work ethics of the kitchen.** **In Italy, five-star restaurants and celebrity chefs may seem, on the surface, a part of the landscape. In reality, the restaurant industry is as tough, cutthroat, and unforgiving as anywhere else in the world--sometimes even colluding with the shady world of organized crime. The powerful voice of Leonardo Lucarelli takes us through the underbelly of Italy's restaurant world. Lucarelli is a professional chef who for almost two decades has been roaming Italy opening restaurants, training underpaid, sometimes hopelessly incompetent sous-chefs, courting waitresses, working long hours, riding high on drugs, and cursing a culinary passion he inherited as a teenager from his hippie father. In his debut, Mincemeat: The Education of an Italian Chef, Lucarelli teaches us that even among rogues and misfits, there is a moral code in the kitchen that must, above all else, always be upheld. read more
For two hundred years, a rogues' gallery of chefs, line cooks, and dishwashers have slaved away, largely unseen, to serve the dini...ng public. Their pedigrees reach back to the first restaurants during the reign of France's Louis XVI and extend to the Delmonico brothers in New York, Escoffier in Paris, and, in Fried: Surviving Two Centuries in Restaurants, a renegade cook in Minneapolis walking like a duck with a whole, raw salmon on his head.Author and professional chef Steve Lerach first stepped through the swinging kitchen doors when he was in high school, starting as a dishwasher, and he never left. He introduces us to an old potwasher who did time for bootlegging, a stuttering Irish chef who collected funds for the bomb throwers of the IRA, and a gay Vietnam vet who found a measure of acceptance only in restaurants.Lerach humorously and poignantly interweaves restaurant legend and lore with his own experiences, exposing similarities not only of profession but of the diverse characters who work the back of the house. Though funny and simply fun to read, these tales often end in tragedy, as various actors succumb to their excesses. Lerach serves up glimpses of the hard work, camaraderie, and satisfaction that distinguish careers in what may arguably be called the world's second-oldest profession. read more
Henry Schogt met his wife, Corrie, in 1954 in Amsterdam. Each knew the other had grown up in the Netherlands during World War II, ...but for years they barely spoke of their experiences. This was true for many people — the memories were just too painful. Years later, Henry and Corrie began to piece their memories together, to untangle reality from dreams. Their intent was to help others understand what had happened then, and how it influenced and affected not only their lives but those of all who survived.The seven stories in The Curtain reveal how two families — one Jewish, one non-Jewish — fared in the Netherlands during the German occupation in World War II. Each vignette highlights a specific aspect of life; all show how life changed for everyone, and forever.Four stories are based on the author’s memories of his own non-Jewish family: Henry’s friendship with a Jewish teenager; the conflict of personal antipathy with the realization that help must be provided; the Schogt parents’ determination to do the right thing; the difficulties of coping with an aunt with Nazi sympathies. These are stories about the randomness of survival and the elusive nature of memory.For the Jewish family, three stories drawn from the memories of the author’s wife and family demonstrate the bewildering situation of trying to make impossible life-determining decisions when faced with confusing and deceitful decrees. The family must struggle with the luck — or absence thereof — of finding refuge when forced from their homes, and with the perplexing inconsistencies of the collaboration of Dutch authorities and police with the Nazis.The Curtain emphasizes the difference between the options that were open to non-Jews and Jews in the Netherlands. Non-Jews could freely choose whether to actively resist the Germans, collaborate with the Nazis, or just to do nothing, and try to live a normal life in spite of wartime restrictions.Dutch Jews, on the other hand, did not have a choice — whatever they did, whatever decisions they made, they were doomed, and it often seemed, when someone survived, just simple luck. A short introduction about the war years and an appendix with a chronology of decrees, events, and statistics, provide background information for this haunting memoir of those disturbing years during the German Occupation in the Netherlands. read more
A lot of good things start out with a piece of toast. Breakfast, for one. But toast is also the entr e into the kitchen for many o...f us. It's the dish we first learn not to burn, or what we make when there is nobody around to cook for us. It's a reliable culinary introduction. But what comes next?After Toast takes aspiring cooks into the kitchen fray. Kate Gibbs, whose grandmother Margaret Fulton had her making pizza from scratch before she could see over the kitchen bench, shows young adults what to eat and how to cook. Distilling culinary advice from her own upbringing, Kate offers must-know tricks for the new-to-cooking, modernises classics and inspires an interest in healthy cooking. Basically, this is a guide to real, really awesome, food.Recipes for crunchy, fried Mozzarella-stuffed croquettes, French roast chicken, mini Cheeseburgers and proper salads meet ideas for sprawling weekend feasts. This book raises the bar for the packed lunch, serves up new ideas on snacks, shows teens and twenty-somethings what to cook for mates or Mum, and puts an end to endless fridge searches by answering the perpetual question, 'What can I eat?' read more
"Sulô was a landmark when Ayala first began developing Makati’s commercial center. Its concept of several restaurants, each with a... different food theme, all under one roof was pioneering. I remember enjoying Philippine folk dances and showing off native foods there as a teenager when we had guests from overseas. Sulô’s recipe for success is important in the history of Philippine restaurants."Felice Pruduente Sta. Maria, Author and Food Historian read more
Radu Anton Roman s’est donné pour mission de nous faire apprécier la cuisine roumaine en nous dévoilant de nombreuses recettes. Le...s célèbres mamaliga, les fameux sarmale ou les ragoûts de toutes sortes n’auront plus de secrets pour nous, et c’est avec enthousiasme et appétit que nous nous mettrons aux fourneaux.Mais bien plus qu’un simple recueil de recettes, c’est véritablement un voyage autour de l’assiette roumaine que nous propose ici l’auteur, infatigable et exubérant, qui, du nord au sud, de l’ouest à l’est, nous emmène absolument partout et nous restitue les saveurs et les parfums de chaque région, dans ses moindres recoins. Car le gastronome-œnologue qu’il est se double d’un ethnographe-anthropologue pour qui la tradition culinaire de son pays est partie prenante de la culture roumaine.Chaque recette est ainsi prétexte à une anecdote vécue ou à un épisode de l’histoire roumaine, voire balkanique, dans le but de nous instruire en nous amusant et de titiller notre curiosité. L’auteur se montre très convaincant à cet exercice, lucide sur les forces et les faiblesses de la gastronomie roumaine, avec une sensibilité toujours présente bardée d’un humour jamais démenti.Bref, à vos casseroles... et à vos valises !Radu Anton Roman est né en 1948 à Fàgàras, en plein cœur de la Roumanie. Diplômé de la faculté de journalisme de Bucarest, il a mené une vie aventureuse dès l’adolescence, et exercé des métiers aussi nombreux que variés. Depuis 2000, il réalise et présente sur ProTV l’émission « La cuisine de Radu », dont le succès est remarquable. Il a publié en 1997 un roman, Des poissons sur le sable, aux mêmes éditions. read more
Richard Free is a Special Needs High School Teacher based in Queensland. He works mainly in the area of Science and has four books... on Maths and one on Astronomy already published. After being diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic with Macular Degeneration he put together a large collection of sandwiches that are mainly low in fat and contain slow release carbohydrates. This makes them ideal for a quick fix in the middle of a workday or even as a complete meal at other times. The amounts of each ingredient can be varied to suit individual preferences as can the types of breads used. For the diabetic it will be best to stick with multigrain breads. The best thing with sandwiches of course is that they can be banged together on the spot or prepared the day. It is not a cookbook but a resource for snack ideas for someone with a busy lifestyle or someone in a family who wants to cater for their own needs. I hope you enjoy the choices. read more
From the creators of "For Real" comes "Real Food" - the adolescents' guide on how to actually cook. Containing everything from wha...t to equip yourself with as a first time young cook, to all the different methods of cooking an egg. This condensed, comprehensive guide contains everything you or your off-to-university family member would need for less than the price of a cup of coffee. Download to view on any phone or tablet, or print, bind and enjoy on the go. The thought behind the For Real series was to help inspire a generation that have been a little hard done by. Predecessors will tell the younger generations that they have it easy; that they don’t have wars, grueling labour, rations or a lack of technology to contend with. They’ll say that life is laid out for the young people; that it’s given to them on a plate and they have the opportunities that the old folks just didn’t have back in their day. Although in part this can be agreed with, we’re not all being completely fair.Though there are new technologies, outlooks and economies that mean that prosperity is much higher than it used to be, the Young Gen now face a whole host of new and emerging troubles. For Real aims to bridge the understanding between these generations; helping the young to appreciate the opportunities they have and the older to see that the world has a new pair of trousers that need to be broken in properly. read more