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Food

Food Book
Author : Jim Gaffigan
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2015-09
ISBN : 080414043X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here's why: I'm a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I'd highly recommend that you do not read his book.” Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling bookDad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”

Dad Is Fat

Dad Is Fat Book
Author : Jim Gaffigan
Publisher : Crown Archetype
Release : 2013-05-07
ISBN : 0385349068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jim Gaffigan never imagined he would have his own kids. Though he grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family, Jim was satisfied with the nomadic, nocturnal life of a standup comedian, and was content to be "that weird uncle who lives in an apartment by himself in New York that everyone in the family speculates about." But all that changed when he married and found out his wife, Jeannie "is someone who gets pregnant looking at babies." Five kids later, the comedian whose riffs on everything from Hot Pockets to Jesus have scored millions of hits on YouTube, started to tweet about the mistakes and victories of his life as a dad. Those tweets struck such a chord that he soon passed the million followers mark. But it turns out 140 characters are not enough to express all the joys and horrors of life with five kids, so he's now sharing it all in Dad Is Fat. From new parents to empty nesters to Jim's twenty-something fans, everyone will recognize their own families in these hilarious takes on everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to growing up in a big family ("I always assumed my father had six children so he could have a sufficient lawn crew") to changing diapers in the middle of the night ("like The Hurt Locker but much more dangerous") to bedtime (aka "Negotiating with Terrorists"). Dad is Fat is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.

Poor Man s Feast

Poor Man s Feast Book
Author : Elissa Altman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-08-04
ISBN : 0698183738
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on the James Beard Award-Winning Blog Born and raised in New York to a food-phobic mother and a food-fanatical father, Elissa learned early on that fancy is always best. After a childhood spent dining at fine establishments, from Le Pavillon to La Grenouille, she devoted her life to all things gastronomical. She served rare game birds at elaborate dinner parties in an apartment so tiny that the guests couldn’t turn around and bought eight timbale molds while working at Dean & DeLuca, just to make her food tall. Then, Elissa met and fell in love with Susan—a frugal, small-town Connecticut Yankee with a devotion to simple living—and it changed her relationship with food, and the people who taught her about it, forever. Told with tender and often hilarious honesty, and filled with twenty-six delicious recipes, Poor Man’s Feast is a tale of finding sustenance and peace in a world of excess and inauthenticity, demonstrating how all our stories are inextricably bound up with how we feed ourselves and those we love. Includes a preview of Elissa Altman's memoir, Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw

A Pho Love Story

A Pho Love Story Book
Author : Loan Le
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-02-09
ISBN : 1534441956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Will leave readers swooning.” —PopSugar ​When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants. If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee. Not ideal. If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams pursuing a career in it. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including working practically full-time at her family’s pho restaurant. For years, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh, who’ve avoided each other for most of their lives, both suspect that the feud stems from feelings much deeper than friendly competition. But then a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao in the same vicinity despite their best efforts and sparks fly, leading them both to wonder what took so long for them to connect. But then, of course, they immediately remember. Can Linh and Bao find love in the midst of feuding families and complicated histories?

Dinner A Love Story

Dinner  A Love Story Book
Author : Jenny Rosenstrach
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-06-19
ISBN : 0062080911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inspired by her beloved blog, dinneralovestory.com, Jenny Rosenstrach’s Dinner: A Love Story is many wonderful things: a memoir, a love story, a practical how-to guide for strengthening family bonds by making the most of dinnertime, and a compendium of magnificent, palate-pleasing recipes. Fans of “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond, Jessica Seinfeld, Amanda Hesser, Real Simple, and former readers of Cookie magazine will revel in these delectable dishes, and in the unforgettable story of Jenny’s transformation from enthusiastic kitchen novice to family dinnertime doyenne.

Falling in Love with Food

Falling in Love with Food Book
Author : Zoe Bingley-Pullin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-10-01
ISBN : 9780994622303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As a nutritionist and television chef, Zoe Bingley-Pullin loves food. She is passionate about eating well, and helping people increase their health by making positive changes to their relationship with food.In this book, Zoe shares her recipes and stories born from a lifelong celebration of food. Featuring 80 recipes across eight chapters, you will find dishes for effortless entertaining such as Lemon Myrtle Roasted Chicken with Desert Lime Stuffing and Easy Prawn San Choy Bao; as well as clever, healthy twists on treats like Sweet Potato and Kale Souffle, and Cacao and Cashew Cookies. There are Zoe's own versions of Chicken Cassoulet, Seafood Bouillabaisse and Mini Blueberry Clafoutis - inspired by her time in the south of France - while child-friendly options like Chia Seed, Pear and Coconut Porridge and Wholemeal Pizza with Spinach, Tomato and Goats Cheese will delight fussy little eaters. Each of the recipes include both a shopping list and utensil list, and every chapter contains two complete meal plans - each covering breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Filled with ideas for delicious, creative meals designed for savouring and sharing, this is an accessible resource for cooking at home that will help you find your balance, enjoy eating, and fall in love with food all over again.

Love Saffron

Love   Saffron Book
Author : Kim Fay
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2022-02-08
ISBN : 0593419340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Instant National Bestseller and #1 Indie Next Pick In the vein of the classic 84, Charing Cross Road, this witty and tender novel follows two women in 1960s America as they discover that food really does connect us all, and that friendship and laughter are the best medicine. When twenty-seven-year-old Joan Bergstrom sends a fan letter--as well as a gift of saffron--to fifty-nine-year-old Imogen Fortier, a life-changing friendship begins. Joan lives in Los Angeles and is just starting out as a writer for the newspaper food pages. Imogen lives on Camano Island outside Seattle, writing a monthly column for a Pacific Northwest magazine, and while she can hunt elk and dig for clams, she’s never tasted fresh garlic--exotic fare in the Northwest of the sixties. As the two women commune through their letters, they build a closeness that sustains them through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the unexpected in their own lives. Food and a good life—they can’t be separated. It is a discovery the women share, not only with each other, but with the men in their lives. Because of her correspondence with Joan, Imogen’s decades-long marriage blossoms into something new and exciting, and in turn, Joan learns that true love does not always come in the form we expect it to. Into this beautiful, intimate world comes the ultimate test of Joan and Imogen’s friendship—a test that summons their unconditional trust in each other. A brief respite from our chaotic world, Love & Saffron is a gem of a novel, a reminder that food and friendship are the antidote to most any heartache, and that human connection will always be worth creating.

The Story of Food

The Story of Food Book
Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-05-01
ISBN : 1465494782
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the fish that started a war to the pope poisoned with chocolate, discover the fascinating stories behind the origins, traditions, and uses of our food. Explore the tales, symbolism, and traditions that come wrapped up in the food on our plates - food that not only feeds our bodies but also makes up our culture. The Story of Food is a sumptuously illustrated exploration of our millennia-old relationship with nearly 200 foods. A true celebration of food in all its forms, this book explores the early efforts of humans in their quest for sustenance through the stories of individual foods. Covering all food types including nuts and grains, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, and herbs and spices, this fascinating reference provides the facts on all aspects of a food's history. Discover how foods have become a part of our culture, from their origins and how they are eaten to their place in world cuisine today.

Keeping the Feast

Keeping the Feast Book
Author : Paula Butturini
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-02-18
ISBN : 1101185287
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A story of food and love, injury and healing, Keeping the Feast is the triumphant memoir of one couple's nourishment and restoration in Italy after a period of tragedy, and the extraordinary sustaining powers of food, family, and friendship. Paula and John met in Italy, fell in love, and four years later, married in Rome. But less than a month after the wedding, tragedy struck. They had transferred from their Italian paradise to Warsaw and while reporting on an uprising in Romania, John was shot and nearly killed by sniper fire. Although he recovered from his physical wounds in less than a year, the process of healing had just begun. Unable to regain his equilibrium, he sank into a deep sadness that reverberated throughout their relationship. It was the abrupt end of what they'd known together, and the beginning of a new phase of life neither had planned for. All of a sudden, Paula was forced to reexamine her marriage, her husband, and herself. Paula began to reconsider all of her previous assumptions about healing. She discovered that sometimes patience can be a vice, anger a virtue. That sometimes it is vital to make demands of the sick, that they show signs of getting better. And she rediscovered the importance of the most fundamental of human rituals: the daily sharing of food around the family table. A universal story of hope and healing, Keeping the Feast is an account of one couple's triumph over tragedy and illness, and a celebration of the simple rituals of life, even during the worst life crises. Beautifully written and tremendously moving, Paula's story is a testament to the extraordinary sustaining powers of food and love, and to the stubborn belief that there is always an afterward, there is always hope.

Food Story

Food Story Book
Author : Elise Museles
Publisher : Sounds True
Release : 2021-10-26
ISBN : 1683647203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“In Food Story, Elise Museles shows you how to heal your relationship with food, make nourishing choices, and feel ‘in charge’ of your health and your life.” —Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Pegan Diet and head of strategy and innovation at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine Finding peace with food isn’t about eating more kale, drinking more water, or doing more yoga. It’s about unlocking your food story, your inner narrative about what you eat and why you eat what you do. When it comes to food, everyone has a story. The way you feel about food, think about food, deprive yourself or overindulge, the specific things you crave … There’s always a story behind it. Your food story is a big swirl of many things: how you were raised, the messages you received from influential people and absorbed from the media, your positive memories and your painful memories about food. All of it comes together to create thoughts and patterns that directly impact your health and happiness. In Food Story, certified eating psychology expert and health coach Elise Museles offers you a way out of all the stress and confusion with food, and leads you to a more joyful and relaxed way to eat, think, and live. By understanding your food story, how it formed, and how it drives your choices, you’ll say goodbye to guilt and shame as you release the disempowering stories looping inside your mind. You’ll finally allow food to help you live your best life—not control it. Food Story is a permission slip to love yourself, filled with juicy questions for reflection, practical tools for cultivating confidence, and grounding rituals for tuning in to your body’s true needs and desires. Plus, you’ll discover a fun, science-backed way to look at food with over 35 luscious recipes divided by mood. Whether it’s happy, focused, radiant, strong, comforted, sensual, or calm, there are nutrients (and recipes!) to bring on that feeling! With Food Story, you’ll find all the ingredients you need to banish negative self-talk, reclaim your power, and transform your relationship with food—and yourself—for good.

When Life Gives You Pears

When Life Gives You Pears Book
Author : Jeannie Gaffigan
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN : 1538751038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Big Sick meets Dad is Fat in this funny and heartfelt New York Times bestselling memoir from writer, director, wife, and mother, Jeannie Gaffigan, as she reflects on the life-changing impact of her battle with a pear-sized brain tumor. In 2017, Jeannie's life came to a crashing halt when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. As the mother of 5 kids -- 6 if you include her husband -- sat in the neurosurgery department in star-covered sweats too whimsical for the seriousness of the situation, all she could think was "Am I going to die?" Thankfully, Jeannie and her family were able to survive their time of crisis, and now she is sharing her deeply personal journey through this miraculous story: the challenging conversations she had with her children; how she came to terms with feeling powerless and ferociously crabby while bedridden and unable to eat for a month; and how she ultimately learned, re-learned and re re-learned to be more present in life. With sincerity and hilarity, Jeannie invites you into her heart (and brain) during this trying time, emphasizing the importance of family, faith and humor as keys to her recovery and leading a more fulfilling life.

Dinner The Playbook

Dinner  The Playbook Book
Author : Jenny Rosenstrach
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2014-08-26
ISBN : 0345549813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Three signs you need this book: 1) Chicken fingers qualify as adventurous. (Hey, they’re not nuggets.) 2) You live in fear of the white stuff touching the green stuff. 3) Family dinner? What’s family dinner? When Jenny Rosenstrach’s kids were little, her dinner rotation looked like this: Pasta, Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Pasta. It made her crazy—not only because of the mind-numbing repetition, but because she loved to cook and missed her prekid, ketchup-free dinners. Her solution? A family adventure: She and her husband, Andy, would cook thirty new dishes in a single month—and her kids would try them all. Was it nuts for two working parents to take on this challenge? Yes. But did it transform family dinner from stressful grind to happy ritual? Completely. Here, Rosenstrach—creator of the beloved blog and book Dinner: A Love Story—shares her story, offering weekly meal plans, tons of organizing tips, and eighty-plus super-simple, kid-vetted recipes. Stuck in a rut? Ready to reboot dinner? Whether you’ve never turned on a stove or you’re just starved for inspiration, this book is your secret weapon. Praise for Dinner: The Playbook “Your hard-to-please crew will wolf down these inventive ways to introduce ‘fancy’ foods. Jenny Rosenstrach created them for her family, and she swears you’ll be shocked by the clean plates. . . . Dinner: The Playbook mixes ‘You can do this’ inspiration, practical planning, and easy recipes [with] hard-earned wisdom for getting a kid-pleasing meal on the table, night after night.”—Redbook “The master of simple, low-stress cooking. You might know her from her blog, Dinner, A Love Story; her new book, Dinner: The Playbook, is full of the same secret strategies for busy women.”—Glamour “Families and novice cooks who accept Rosenstrach’s challenge will definitely find a few ‘keepers’ here.”—Library Journal “Jenny Rosenstrach has truly mastered the art of the happy family dinner. This is the most sensible advice on cooking for kids I’ve ever seen: no gimmicks, no tricks, just practical advice for working parents. I wish this book had been around when my son was small.”—Ruth Reichl “This book is for anyone who loves the promise of a home-cooked dinner but gets bogged down by the day-to-day reality of it: picky kids, picky spouses, the extinction of the nine-to-five workday, and the pressure—oh, the pressure—to get it on the table before everyone collapses into a hangry (hungry + angry) meltdown. Which is to say that this book is for me, me, me. And I bet it’s for you too.”—Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook “Well, Jenny Rosenstrach, on the behalf of my whole family, thanks for the most practical—and yet still inspired—cookbook on our shelf. You are singularly responsible for my return to the kitchen.”—Kelly Corrigan, author of Glitter and Glue “Jenny Rosenstrach is warm, wise and a genius when it comes to dinners.”—Joanna Goddard, blogger, A Cup of Jo

For the Love of Cheese

For the Love of Cheese Book
Author : Afrim Pristine
Publisher : Appetite by Random House
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN : 0147530474
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Afrim Pristine, the internationally-renowned maître fromager and host of Food Network Canada's Cheese: A Love Story, comes a cookbook and all-encompassing cheese guide featuring everyone's favorite ingredient. Afrim Pristine may possess the most distinguished professional title a cheesemonger could ask for--maître fromager--but if you ask him what business he's in, he'll tell you he sells happiness. That's because cheese is inextricably linked to wonderful memories and celebrations for so many of us. No matter the occasion, cheese and cheesy dishes are always greeted with a smile. In his first cookbook, Afrim is here to teach you the basics of more than 55 cheeses. You'll learn about the best ways to buy and store cheese, how to pair different cheeses with different beverages and how to create the cheese board of your dreams. And with his signature sense of humor and warmth, Afrim offers 60 easy and enticing recipes for every mealtime, including a bonus chapter called Low Risk, High Reward, for those moments when you're looking to simply eat cheese with the perfect accompaniment. Alongside Afrim's best dishes are 20 masterpieces from the world's top chefs--everyone from Daniel Boulud, Claudio Aprile, Anthony Walsh, and Rob Gentile to Chuck Hughes, Anna and Michael Olson, Bob Blumer and more. With personal anecdotes and helpful information, creative and delicious recipes, and beautiful photography, For the Love of Cheese is sure to bring joy to your kitchen and your heart.

Food Related Stories

Food Related Stories Book
Author : Gaby Melian
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2022-01-18
ISBN : 0593382765
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Gaby Melian tells so many stories through her relationship with food—about love, about loss, about hard work, and about finding her passion. The pages are dripping with delicious smells and tastes, and will give you a new way to look at both cooking and what it means to have a plan.” —Molly Birnbaum, editor in chief, America’s Test Kitchen Kids In this moving, personal account, chef and activist Gaby Melian shares her journey with food and how creating a relationship with food -- however simple or complicated -- is a form of activism in its own right. Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. This is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. "Food rescued me so many other times -- not only because I sold food to survive. I cook to entertain; I cook to be liked; I cook to be loved." In this installment, chef and activist Gaby Melian shares her personal journey with food -- from growing up in Argentina to her time as a Jersey City street vendor and later, as Bon Appetit's test kitchen manager. Powerful and full of heart, here, Melian explores how we can develop a relationship with food that's healthy, sustainable, and thoughtful.

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate Book
Author : Laura Esquivel
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2002-08-13
ISBN : 1400032776
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The bestselling phenomenon and inspiration for the award-winning film. Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit. This classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.

Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners

Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners Book
Author : Laura Plumb
Publisher : Rockridge Press
Release : 2018-02-13
ISBN : 9781623159634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners makes it such a joy to create delicious, healing meals that one's relationship with food is forever transformed."--Melanie Fiorella, MD, Associate Clinician Professor of Integrative Health at UC San Diego, visiting staff member of the Chopra Center's Mind-Body Medical Group Modern medicine treats most ailments with prescription drugs. However, for those who want a natural approach to wellness, Ayurveda is a powerful, effective means of holistic healing. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners takes a nature-based approach to wellness by turning to the oldest known medical system--food. Join expert Ayurveda practitioner Laura Plumb as she shows you how to practice the principles of Ayurveda in the kitchen with Ayurvedic cooking techniques for health and wellbeing. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners is your complete guide to adopting the ancient science of Ayurveda with: An overview of Ayurveda from its history to present day More than 100 easy, satisfying recipes for every body type, or dosha, based on the fundamentals of Ayurveda A 5-step guide to Ayurvedic eating grounded in your body's unique requirements and determined by a simple dosha quiz 4 seasonal, 7-day Ayurveda meal plans to help you maintain a balanced dosha season after season "Laura Plumb inspires others to achieve vitality and radiant health. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners should be on everyone's bookshelf because understanding the principals of Ayurveda is essential to health and wellness."--Melissa Ambrosini, bestselling author & speaker "Absolutely delicious book! Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners is a beautiful guidebook that brings awareness to healthy foods and fosters a love for cooking."--Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, Ayurveda teacher (India)

Stir

Stir Book
Author : Jessica Fechtor
Publisher : Plume
Release : 2016-04-05
ISBN : 1101983639
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Previously published in hardcover by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House"--Title page verso.

Butter Honey Pig Bread

Butter Honey Pig Bread Book
Author : Francesca Ekwuyasi
Publisher : arsenal pulp press
Release : 2020-11-03
ISBN : 155152824X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Finalist, Lambda Literary Award, Governor General's Literary Award, and Amazon Canada First Novel Award; Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Spanning three continents, Butter Honey Pig Bread tells the interconnected stories of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye. Kambirinachi believes that she is an Ogbanje, or an Abiku, a non-human spirit that plagues a family with misfortune by being born and then dying in childhood to cause a human mother misery. She has made the unnatural choice of staying alive to love her human family but lives in fear of the consequences of her decision. Kambirinachi and her two daughters become estranged from one another because of a trauma that Kehinde experiences in childhood, which leads her to move away and cut off all contact. She ultimately finds her path as an artist and seeks to raise a family of her own, despite her fear that she won’t be a good mother. Meanwhile, Taiye is plagued by guilt for what her sister suffered and also runs away, attempting to fill the void of that lost relationship with casual flings with women. She eventually discovers a way out of her stifling loneliness through a passion for food and cooking. But now, after more than a decade of living apart, Taiye and Kehinde have returned home to Lagos. It is here that the three women must face each other and address the wounds of the past if they are to reconcile and move forward. For readers of African diasporic authors such as Teju Cole and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Butter Honey Pig Bread is a story of choices and their consequences, of motherhood, of the malleable line between the spirit and the mind, of finding new homes and mending old ones, of voracious appetites, of queer love, of friendship, faith, and above all, family.

Made in Quebec

Made in Quebec Book
Author : Julian Armstrong
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-10-14
ISBN : 1443425338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Canada’s culinary treasure revealed in recipes, stories and photographs Canada has a culinary treasure in Quebec, one that is not perhaps as celebrated as it could be, at least outside of that distinct and gloriously food-obsessed region. Julian Armstrong, longtime food writer for The Montreal Gazette, has spent her career eating, cooking, thinking and writing about Quebecois food. Quebec, A Cookbook is the result of those years of delicious effort. Quebec has a cuisine firmly based on French foundations, but blended and enriched over the years by the cooking styles of a variety of immigrant groups, initially British and American, more recently Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern and Asian. More than in any other province or region in Canada, people in Quebec are passionate and knowledgeable about their food. The restaurant scene is robust, not just in Montreal and Quebec City—you can go to just about any small town in La belle province and have a splendid meal. Farmers, purveyors, chefs, casual and dedicated home cooks all are poised in every season to produce or procure the perfect, seasonal ingredient; not for them the out-of-season asparagus from Chile. Quebec is where you can truly experience what food tasted like before the industrial food complex. Here unpasteurized milk and cheese is commonplace; indeed there is a herd of cattle descended from cows brought from France by Samuel de Champlain producing dairy just for this purpose. Imagine that in Ontario! Of course, Quebec is big news in the global foodie world these days, with Martin Picard (Au Pied de Cochon), Dave Macmillan and Fred Morin (The Art of Living According to Joe Beef), and even our own Chuck Hughes showing off the joys of dining in this great province. But there is much more still to discover about Quebec, from restaurateurs certainly, but also from farmers, foragers, artisanal cheese and bread makers, home cooks, and so many more. These people, their stories and recipes, will make up the bulk of Quebec: a Cookbook. It is high time for a comprehensive celebration of Quebecois cuisine.

The Dorito Effect

The Dorito Effect Book
Author : Mark Schatzker
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-05-05
ISBN : 1501116134
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A lively and important argument from an award-winning journalist proving that the key to reversing North America’s health crisis lies in the overlooked link between nutrition and flavor. In The Dorito Effect, Mark Schatzker shows us how our approach to the nation’s number one public health crisis has gotten it wrong. The epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are not tied to the overabundance of fat or carbs or any other specific nutrient. Instead, we have been led astray by the growing divide between flavor—the tastes we crave—and the underlying nutrition. Since the late 1940s, we have been slowly leeching flavor out of the food we grow. Those perfectly round, red tomatoes that grace our supermarket aisles today are mostly water, and the big breasted chickens on our dinner plates grow three times faster than they used to, leaving them dry and tasteless. Simultaneously, we have taken great leaps forward in technology, allowing us to produce in the lab the very flavors that are being lost on the farm. Thanks to this largely invisible epidemic, seemingly healthy food is becoming more like junk food: highly craveable but nutritionally empty. We have unknowingly interfered with an ancient chemical language—flavor—that evolved to guide our nutrition, not destroy it. With in-depth historical and scientific research, The Dorito Effect casts the food crisis in a fascinating new light, weaving an enthralling tale of how we got to this point and where we are headed. We’ve been telling ourselves that our addiction to flavor is the problem, but it is actually the solution. We are on the cusp of a new revolution in agriculture that will allow us to eat healthier and live longer by enjoying flavor the way nature intended.