Falling Cloudberries

Author: Tessa Kiros

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740781529

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 8381

Collects recipes from Finland, Greece, Cyprus, South Africa, and Italy that reflect the author's world travels, multicultural heritage, and family traditions.

North American Cornucopia

Author: Ernest Small

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466585943

Category: Science

Page: 793

View: 5272

Many North American plants have characteristics that are especially promising for creating varieties needed to expand food production, and there are excellent prospects of generating new economically competitive crops from these natives. The inadequacy of current crops to meet the food demands of the world’s huge, growing population makes the potential of indigenous North American food plants even more significant. These plants can also generate crops that are more compatible with the ecology of the world, and many also have inherent health benefits. Presenting detailed scholarship, a thoroughly accessible style, and numerous entertaining anecdotes, North American Cornucopia: Top 100 Indigenous Food Plants is a full-color book dedicated to the most important 100 native food plants of North America north of Mexico that have achieved commercial success or have substantial market potential. The introductory chapter reviews the historical development of North American indigenous crops and factors bearing on their future economic success. The rest of the book consists of 100 chapters, each dedicated to a particular crop. The book employs a user-friendly chapter format that presents the material in sections offering in-depth coverage of each plant. The first section of each chapter provides information on the scientific and English names of the plants, followed by a section on the geography and ecology of the wild forms, accompanied by a map showing the North American distribution. A section entitled "Plant Portrait" comprises a basic description of the plant, its history, and its economic and social importance. This is followed by "Culinary Portrait," concerned with food uses and culinary vocabulary. The chapters then provide an analysis of the economic future of each crop, discuss notable and interesting scientific or technological observations and accomplishments, and present extensive references.

Completely Perfect

Author: Felicity Cloake

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024137782X

Category: Cooking

Page: 496

View: 658

'The nation's taster-in-chief title belongs unequivocally to Felicity Cloake' Daily Mail From the Guardian 'How to Make' columnist and author of PERFECT: an essential compilation of the best tried-and-tested versions of your favourite classic recipes How can I make deliciously squidgy chocolate brownies? Is there a fool-proof way to poach an egg? Does washing mushrooms really spoil them? What's the secret of perfect pastry? Could a glass of milk turn a good bolognese into a great one? Felicity Cloake has rigorously tried and tested recipes from all the greats - from Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith to Nigel Slater and Simon Hopkinson - to create the perfect version of hundreds of classic dishes. Completely Perfect pulls together the best of those essential recipes, from the perfect beef wellington to the perfect poached egg. Never again will you have to rifle through countless different books to find your perfect roast chicken recipe, mayonnaise method or that incredible tomato sauce - it's all here in this book, based on Felicity's popular Guardian columns, along with dozens of invaluable prepping and cooking tips that no discerning cook should live without.

The Rough Guide to Finland

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1848366965

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 7894

The Rough Guide to Finland is the essential companion to this fascinating Scandinavian country with clear maps and coverage of all the best attractions. Packed with stunning photography and illustrations, explore the must-see highlights from the best summer and winter activities - including skiing, snowmobiling and reindeer and husky driving - to the remote villages that come to life in the summertime, with beaches, lake cruises and island hopping. Find detailed accounts of all Finland's major tourist attractions, including the cultural capitals of Helsinki, Turku and Tampere and the laconic seaside towns along Finland's southern and western coast, as well as sections on Finnish design and The great outdoors. You'll find informed, practical advice on what to see and do whilst relying on countless recommendations for Finland's best restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and hotels for every budget and style. With authoritative background on Finland's intricate history and expert tips on how to get around the beautiful national parks, this is your must-have guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Finland.

Parentless Parents

Author: Allison Gilbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401396550

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 7100

Parentless Parents is the first book to show how the absence of grandparents impacts everything about the way mothers and fathers raise their children--from everyday parenting decisions to the relationships they have with their spouses and in-laws. For the first time in U.S. history, as the average age of women giving birth has increased significantly, millions of children are at risk of having fewer years with their grandparents than ever before. How has this substantial shift affected parents and kids? Journalist, award-winning television producer, and parentless parent Allison Gilbert has polled and studied more than 1,300 parentless parents from across the United States and a dozen other countries to find out. Through her pioneering research, Gilbert not only shares her own story and the significant and poignant effect that this trend has had on her and hundreds of other families, but also the myriad ways these mothers and fathers have learned to keep the memory of their parents alive for their children, and to find the support and understanding they need.

Perfect Too

Author: Felicity Cloake

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241969107

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 1215

Having rigorously tried and tested recipes from all the greats - Elizabeth David and Delia Smith to Nigel Slater and Simon Hopkinson - Felicity Cloake has pulled together the best points from each to create the perfect version of 92 more classic dishes, from perfect crème brulee to the perfect fried chicken. Never again will you have to rifle through countless different books to find your perfect pulled pork recipe, Thai curry paste method or failsafe chocolate fondants - it's all here in this book, based on Felicity's popular Guardian columns, along with dozens of practical, time-saving invaluable prepping and cooking tips that no discerning cook should live without. Following on from the much-loved Perfect, Perfect Too has a place on every kitchen shelf.

Domestic Cultures

Author: Joanne Hollows

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033523481X

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 7520

Although ‘home’ is central to most people’s experience of everyday life, the meaning of home is often taken for granted. In this accessible and student-friendly introduction to domestic cultures, Joanne Hollows surveys current thinking and approaches to demonstrate why home is so central to our lives. Domestic Cultures examines which meanings and values have been associated with home and demonstrates how these have been transformed and reworked in different historical contexts. The book shows that while certain meanings of domestic culture are frequently produced ‘for us’, these can be negotiated and resisted through everyday home-making practices. She demonstrates how elements of domesticity have been dislocated and mobilized within public life. This wide-ranging text challenges a range of ideas about domestic culture. It examines how the meanings of domestic life are produced across a range of discourses and practices, from architecture, lifestyle media and advertising to home decoration, cooking and watching television. The book demonstrates how domestic cultures are not only linked to particular ideas about gendered identities, but how they are also differentiated by class, race and sexuality. Domestic Cultures is a key introductory text for media, sociology and cultural studies students.

Apples for Jam

Author: Tessa Kiros

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740769715

Category: Cooking

Page: 432

View: 610

Tessa Kiros shares a bevy of diverse and easy-to-prepare dishes playfully themed in colored chapters. An index references both specific foods and recipes. With memories of daisy chains, ice cream cones, circuses, and four-leaf clovers, Kiros shares her belief that good food sparks cherished memories that intensify life's melting pot of flavor. --publisher.


Author: Lara Ferroni

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1632171260

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 7508

With instructions written for home cooks and gorgeous photography, this cookbook makes it easy to create doughnuts worthy of a boutique bakery A chocolate-glazed doughnut and cup of coffee is a match made in heaven for many—but wait! Something new is baking in the doughnut world: boutique bakeries are popping up everywhere, and “designer doughnuts” are all the rage. Best of all, these special fried dough confections are actually easy to make at home. And really, is there anything more scrumptious than a fresh doughnut? Prepare to be tempted by more than fifty recipes, including Chai, Huckleberry Cheesecake, and Red Velvet. Whether you’re craving something traditional—like Old-Fashioned Sour Cream and Chocolate Raised doughnuts—or something vegan and gluten-free, Doughnuts has a recipe that will satisfy every sweet tooth. With mouthwatering photography accompanying each recipe, your family and friends will be left drooling and dreaming about doughnuts.

Confessions of a Hungry Woman

Author: Sam Woulidge

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1432302329

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 1674

Confessions of a Hungry Woman began as a monthly column for Woolworths’ Taste magazine, and gradually grew into what Sam Woulidge describes as a ‘love letter’, to food and foreign places, but ultimately to South Africa. After four years of travelling the world, sampling every delicacy the globe could offer, the tastes of home drew Sam and her husband back to Cape Town. But returning home meant domesticity and culinary challenges, and, by her own admission, Sam had always been wary of both: ‘I don’t want to work too hard in the kitchen and I would really rather share a glass of wine with my guests than worry over fussy, higher-grade-science-required recipes.’ And so she asked some friends to share their fail-proof recipes with her, recipes with the guarantee that if she could make them, anybody could. Confessions of a Hungry Woman is a cookbook of two parts. Firstly, it is a compilation of 45 columns previously published in Taste, in which Sam takes the reader on a personal journey as she discovers the exotic flavours of foreign places, reminisces about the carefree tastes of childhood and recreates the nostalgic aromas of home. Secondly, it is a celebration of 14 of Sam’s foodie friends. Each was charged with producing a menu for 6 people featuring relatively effortless, but nonetheless impressive, dishes. Contributors include Adi Badenhorst, Cara Brink, Mariana Esterhuizen, Ruben Riffel, Giorgio Nava, Callie Maritz and Mari-Louis Guy, and Karen Dudley.