Biting through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland

At once a traveler’s tale, a memoir, and a mouthwatering cookbook, Biting through the Skin offers a first-generation immigrant’s perspective on growing up in America’s heartland. Author Nina Mukerjee Furstenau’s parents brought her from Bengal in northern India to the small town of Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1964, decades before you could find long-grain rice or plain yogurt in American grocery stores. Embracing American culture, the Muke...

Origins and Ancient History of Wine

This volume presents contemporary evidence scientific, archaeological, botanical, textual, and historical for major revisions in our understanding of winemaking in antiquity. Among the subjects covered are the domestication of the Vinifera grape, the wine trade, the iconography of ancient wine, and the analytical and archaeological challenges posed by ancient wines. The essayists argue that wine existed as long ago as 3500 BC, almost...

The Big Book of Potluck: Good Food - and Lots of It - for Parties, Gatherings, and All Occasions

Maryana Vollstedt, Queen of the best-selling Big Book series, has put the luck back in potluck with more than 250 delicious, no-nonsense recipes. From Chile Cheese Wheels and citrusy Sunburst Salad, to Moroccan Chicken with Dates and Couscous and luscious Hazelnut-Cappuccino Cake, these crowd-pleasing dishes are perfect for toting to family reunions, book clubs, showers, church suppers, picnics, and parties galore - and have everyone...

Burek: A Culinary Metaphor

'As simple as burek' is a popular phrase used by many young people in Slovenia. In this book Jernej Mleku maintains that the truth is just the opposite. The burek is a pie made of pastry dough filled with various fillings that is well-known in the Balkans, and also in Turkey and the Near East by other names. Whether on the plate or as a cultural artifact, it is in fact, not that simple. After a brief stroll through its innocent histo...

1 Batter - 50 Cakes: Baking to Fit Your Every Occasion

The Quick & Easy series features small, compact cookbooks, emphasizing everyday--quick and practical--cooking. Readily available ingredients are used to produce mouthwatering and visually appealing dishes for daily meals. The books feature contemporary content. Well-designed layouts, and beautiful color photography throughout. A useful table leads each book, doubling as both a table of contents and recipe description. Information...

Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements

Functional foods are foods which contain bioactive components, either from plant or animal sources, which can have health benefits for the consumer over and above their nutritional value. Foods which have antioxidant or cancer-combating components are in high demand from health conscious consumers: much has been made of the health-giving qualities of fruits and vegetables in particular. Conversely, foods which have been processed are...

Marco Pozzali, Federico Graziani - Storie di vino e di cucina (2015)

E' proprio attorno a un tavolo, molto spesso di un grande ristorante/chef italiano (ma anche una trattoria, oppure nella cucina di casa, davanti al camino) che si racconta il vino, le annate, il tempo che lentamente passa sopra al vino, rendendolo di volta in volta diverso e più prezioso. Un modo per parlare con chi il vino lo ha fatto, ma anche per parlare di cucina e di abbinamenti, di quella profonda unione di due cose buone che i...

Juice Master: Turbo-Charge Your Life in 14 Days

A practical 14 day diet plan with 30 raw energy recipes from leading health coach and seminar leader, Jason Vale – aka The Juice Master. A motivational read with a practical plan that will inspire you to fuel your body with the right stuff! Jason Vale is fast becoming the UK's most popular health coach. Here 'the Juice Master' offers his first ever 14 day diet programme. It includes: - no wheat, no yeast, and 'man made' carbs at lunc...

The Donut: A Canadian History

In Canada, the donut is often thought of as the unofficial national food. Donuts are sold at every intersection and rest stop, celebrated in song and story as symbols of Canadian identity, and one chain in particular, Tim Horton's, has become a veritable icon with over 2500 shops across the country. But there is more to the donut than these and other expressions of 'snackfood patriotism' would suggest. In this study, Steve Penfold pu...

Hazan Family Favorites: Beloved Italian Recipes from the Hazan Family

As a child in America, Giuliano Hazan’s mother, Marcella, packed him meatballs with potatoes and peas, veal stew with mushrooms, and other homemade dishes for lunch—dishes that in no way resembled the peanut butter sandwiches his classmates enjoyed. And so began his appreciation of great food. Hazan Family Favorites celebrates delicious recipes from the Hazan family, prepared just as Giuliano prepares them for his own family today. H...