Author: Bernard Klem

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 0980064805

Category: Cooking

Page: 346

View: 5462

If you read wine reviews, you're already either amused or confused by the soaring language wine writers often use to describe what they're smelling and tasting. But do you always know what they mean? Have you ever sipped a complex white and sensed what's so colorfully described as a peacock's tail? Have you ever savored a full-bodied red only to detect the ripe acrid smell of a horse stall? If not, you're in for a treat, because these terms and thousands more are all here to amuse, dismay, enlighten, inspire, puzzle, and utterly shock you . Welcome to the rich linguistic universe of wine speak: a world where words and wine intersect in an uncontrolled riot of language guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours. The author, a lifelong lover of both wine and words, has compiled and organized this unique thesaurus of 36,975 wine tasting descriptors into 20 special collections extracted from 27 categories so you can locate exactly the right term or phrase to express yourself clearly or to understand others. May your path across the galaxy of wine be paved only with labels from the very best bottles on earth. Or, much more cautiously, with wines that could introduce you to angel pee, citronella, eastern European fruit soup, Godzilla, iodine, ladies' underwear, mustard gas, old running shoes, rawhide, hot tar roads, bubblegum, sweaty saddles, crushed ants, kitchen drains, or even turpentine.

Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook

Author: Ruth Berolzheimer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399513886

Category: Cooking

Page: 1044

View: 9569

A guide to meal planning preparation which includes numerous menus for all occasions and thousands of tested recipes


Author: Teresa Praga

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108071929

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 2813

This interesting piece of social history from 1899 describes how a newly married woman on a restricted income keeps house.

The Myrtle Reed Cook Book

Author: Myrtle Reed

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Cooking

Page: 263

View: 3955

This cookbook from the early 20th century is full of good recipes and special recipes, including table setting and serving skills. For the housewives of the time, it was a useful practical guide book, and it also provided valuable materials for readers to understand the family recipes of the 20th century.


Author: Cara Nicoletti

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316242985

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 6573

An Irresistible Literary Feast Stories and recipes inspired by the world's great books As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality. From the breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods to chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, these books and the tasty treats in them put her on the road to happiness. Cooking through the books that changed her life, Nicoletti shares fifty recipes, including: The perfect soft-boiled egg in Jane Austen's Emma Grilled peaches with homemade ricotta in tribute to Joan Didion's Goodbye to All That New England clam chowder inspired by Herman Melville's Moby-Dick Fava bean and chicken liver mousse crostini (with a nice Chianti) after Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs Brown butter crv?pes from Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl Beautifully illustrated, clever, and full of heart, Voracious will satisfy anyone who loves a fantastic meal with family and friends-or curling up with a great novel for dessert.

My Most Memorable Flights

Author: Ramon Archer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440181497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 4502

Numerous exciting and breathtaking flying experiences have been described by the author. His extensive travel adventures in the US, Canada, Australia, Fiji and Hawaii have also been captured in this writing.

A Flash in the Pan

Author: John Whaite

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 085783827X

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 5841

'John's pan-tastic!' Daily Mail John Whaite celebrates simple, stunning recipes that can be prepared and cooked on the stove in under 45 minutes. Speedy food can't be complicated - just a flash in the pan - so no trickery, just delicious but achievable recipes. Pans and a stove are all you need to feed you, your friends and family convenience food, with class. The Bake Off winner, who runs his own cookery school, show his innovative style, with inspirational combinations - from Marmalade Brulée French Toast and Bloody Mary Prawn Tacos to Saag Halloumi and Apricot, Whisky & Honey Cheesecake. The Frying Pan Lasagne is sure to become a classic!

The Barbershop Seven

Author: Douglas Lindsay

Publisher: Blasted Heath Ltd

ISBN: 1908688416

Category: Fiction

Page: 2167

View: 3620

Finally, by popular demand, all seven Barney Thomson novels have been collected in one handsome omnibus edition. And it's a snip at the price! Fans of Douglas Lindsay's genre-defining barbershop death junky novels will be delighted to know that THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN includes the complete, unabridged text from the following Barney Thomson novels: #1 THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON #2 THE BARBER SURGEON'S HAIRSHIRT #3 MURDERERS ANONYMOUS #4 THE RESURRECTION OF BARNEY THOMSON #5 THE LAST FISH SUPPER #6 THE HAUNTING OF BARNEY THOMSON #7 THE FINAL CUT *** The omnibus also includes the key to unlocking THE WORMWOOD CODE, a free Barney Thomson novella that's available only to purchasers of THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN ***Praise for the Barney Thomson novels "This chilling black comedy unfolds at dizzying speed... an impressive debut novel." - Sunday Mirror "The plot, Russian literature fans, is a modern spin on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. The bloody ending, movie buffs, is pure Reservoir Dogs." - The Mirror "This is pitch-black comedy spun from the finest writing. Fantastic plot, unforgettable scenes and plenty of twisted belly laughs." - New Woman "A mad, macabre romp with surreal characters and cutting black humour." - The Sunday Mirror "Gloriously over the top, very bloody and very, very funny." - Daily Telegraph "A novel which is both genuinely silly and a fun read." - The Scotsman "Extremely well-written, highly amusing and completely unpredictable in its outrageous plot twists and turns." - The List "Lindsay's burlesque thrills offer no sex, no drugs, no desperation to be cool. Just straightforward adult story; fantastic plot, classic timing and gleeful delight in the grotesque. With more talent than Irvine Welsh could dream of, Lindsay has crafted a macabre masterpiece where content lives up to style." - What's On

Introduction to Prisons and Imprisonment

Author: Nick Flynn

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1906534284

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 1665

Published in association with the Prison Reform Trust, and one of a series on criminal justice and the penal system, this book covers the history of imprisonment in England and Wales, prison conditions, the prison population, and regimes from reception to discharge.

QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson,James Harkin,Andrew Hunter Murray

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571309003

Category: Humor

Page: 368

View: 4832

The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme's popular 'General Ignorance' round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all. Who invented the sandwich? What was the best thing before sliced bread? Who first ate frogs' legs? Which cat never changes its spots? What did Lady Godiva do? What can you legally do if you come across a Welshman in Chester after sunset?