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The South American Table

By Maria Kijac
  • ISBN Code: : 1558325395
  • Publisher : Harvard Common Press
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Cooking
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Award-winning collection of 450 authentic recipes from South America. Maria Baez Kijac is an experienced guide to this culinary journey through South America. Each recipe is clearly written, and the myriad flavors beckon the adventurous to try one recipe after another. In addition, Maria is a talented teacher, and her sections on technique will help new students of this cuisine master the dishes with ease and satisfaction. This will be the definitive word on South American food for years to come.†? - Art Smith, author of Back to the Table

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  • Pdf File: cuisine-and-empire.pdf

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Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world’s great cuisines—from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present—in this superbly researched book. Probing beneath the apparent confusion of dozens of cuisines to reveal the underlying simplicity of the culinary family tree, she shows how periodic seismic shifts in "culinary philosophy"—beliefs about health, the economy, politics, society and the gods—prompted the construction of new cuisines, a handful of which, chosen as the cuisines of empires, came to dominate the globe. Cuisine and Empire shows how merchants, missionaries, and the military took cuisines over mountains, oceans, deserts, and across political frontiers. Laudan’s innovative narrative treats cuisine, like language, clothing, or architecture, as something constructed by humans. By emphasizing how cooking turns farm products into food and by taking the globe rather than the nation as the stage, she challenges the agrarian, romantic, and nationalistic myths that underlie the contemporary food movement.

Plants and People

By Alexandre Chevalier,Elena Marinova,Leonor Pena-Chocarro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Book Code : 1782970339
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Members : 621
  • Pdf File: plants-and-people.pdf

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This first monograph in the EARTH series, The dynamics of non-industrial agriculture: 8,000 years of resilience and innovation, approaches the great variety of agricultural practices in human terms. It focuses on the relationship between plants and people, the complexity of agricultural processes and their organisation within particular communities and societies. Collaborative European research among archaeologists, archaeobotanists, ethnographers, historians and agronomists using a broad analytical scale of investigation seeks to establish new common ground for integrating different approaches. By means of interdisciplinary examples, this book showcases the relationship between people and plants across wide ranging and diverse spatial and temporal milieus, including crop diversity, the use of wild foodstuffs, social context, status and choices of food plants.

Nature's Cancer-Fighting Foods

By Verne Varona
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101606533
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: nature-s-cancer-fighting-foods.pdf

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A revised edition with new recipes and updated research on the best foods to eat to fight cancer A comprehensive, holistic, and practical plan for cancer prevention and recovery, now completely revised and updated. Grounded in documented research from leading medical institutions—along with studies of the world’s healthiest populations—nutrition educator Verne Varona has developed a breakthrough nutritional and lifestyle program for immunity building and cancer prevention and recovery.

Mediterranean Vegetables

By Clifford Wright
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard Common Press
  • Book Code : 1558325913
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 437
  • Pdf File: mediterranean-vegetables.pdf

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Mediterranean food is the home cooking of many local cultures, a way of cooking derived from generous people, rustic foods, and simple pleasures. Its clear, robust flavors and uncomplicated preparations have made it a favorite of Americans and have earned it an honored place in our culinary tradition. What makes Mediterranean vegetable cookery so wonderful is the way its ingredients have been combined to create a host of delicious dishes virtually unknown until now in American kitchens. Vegetables are high on the list of foods we all want to eat more of, and we're always looking for new ways to prepare them. With Mediterranean Vegetables, a masterful A-to-Z culinary reference and cookbook, Mediterranean food expert Clifford A. Wright gives us a new world of great tastes. Never before has such a wealth of information on vegetables of the Mediterranean been collected in one place. Each entry describes a vegetable and its varieties, explains its origins and its culinary history from ancient times right up through the present, and details how to grow and harvest is and where to buy it. Included are many vegetables that you may use every day, such as spinach, carrots, peppers, and tomatoes, as well as those you regularly see in markets but are unsure how to prepare, such as celeriac, kohlrabi, and taro. There are also those that you can easily cultivate in your garden or find growing wild, such as borage and garden cress. The countries that border the Mediterranean Sea are exotic and diverse, as is their multitude of vegetable preparations. These 200 recipes, incorporated into appropriate entries, tell stories about the people who created them and the cultures from which they were born. Such a connection between food and history makes cooking, and eating, even more satisfying. Here you will find authentic recipes for such classics as ratatouille, gazpacho, and tabbouleh, as well as recipes for less familiar, but no less delicious, dishes including Artichoke Hearts in Citrus Sauce and Golden Breadcrumbs, Fried Eggplant with Yogurt, etouffee of White Beans, Carrot Frittata, and more. Comprehensive and eminently accessible, Mediterranean Vegetables is for anyone who wants to read about, grow, cook with, and eat vegetables. It is, quite simply, a must-have reference and cookbook.

Bob's Red Mill Baking Book

By John Ettinger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Book Code : 0786752319
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 603
  • Pdf File: bob-s-red-mill-baking-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This invaluable baker's resource provides home bakers with delicious ways to use whole and other healthful grains and flours to suit their dietary, allergic, and basic baking needs. Including new and traditional recipes, and featuring a collection of recipes from prominent bakers and chefs, Bob's Red Mill Baking Book allows bakers to take full advantage of the healthful benefits of whole grains. Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods was founded in 1978 and has become a multimillion-dollar business with international distribution. Inspired by a commitment to whole grain nutrition, Bob and Charlee Moore started their business with a mission to support the health and well-being of people in their community. But the demand for healthy whole grains made their small northwest business grow nationwide. Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods offers a diverse line of all natural and organic flours, cereals, meal and mixes for pancakes, bread, and soups. The company's more than 300 products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada at all natural food and major grocery stores. Bob's Red Mill brand products may also be purchased by phone, mail order, or on the company's website.

Cooking with Ancient Grains

By Maria Baez Kijac
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440579571
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 441
  • Pdf File: cooking-with-ancient-grains.pdf

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Ancient grains made modern and delicious! Rich in fiber and antioxidants, ancient grains like quinoa, chia, amaranth, and kaniwa are known for their nutritional value. In Cooking with Ancient Grains, you'll discover just how wholesome and tasty these grains are with 75 recipes by award-winning author Maria Baez Kijac. From breakfast and dinner to snacks and desserts, each delicious dish not only provides important nutrients and proteins, but also keeps you feeling full throughout the day. Best of all, you'll never feel trapped in the kitchen with these simple recipes, such as: Palachinkes with Amaranth Flour Dates Stuffed with Gorgonzola, Walnuts, and Kaniwa Quinoa, Black Rice, and Smoked Salmon Salad Mushroom and Watercress Soup with Amaranth Quinoa Macaroni and Broccoli Gratinee Mango Parfait with Chia Seeds Complete with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, Cooking with Ancient Grains will help you harness all of the goodness that quinoa, amaranth, chia, and kaniwa have to offer.

Critical Approaches to Superfoods

By Richard Wilk,Emma McDonell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350123889
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 244
  • Pdf File: critical-approaches-to-superfoods.pdf

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Are superfoods just a marketing device, another label meant to attract the eye? Or do superfoods tell us a deeper story about how food and health relate in a global marketplace full of anonymous commodities? In the past decade, superfoods have taken US and European grocery stores by storm. Novel commodities like quinoa and moringa, along with familiar products such as almonds and raw milk, are now called superfoods, promising to promote health and increase our energy. While consumers may find the magic of superfoods attractive, the international development sector now envisions superfoods acting as cures to political and economic problems like poverty and malnutrition. Critical Approaches to Superfoods examines the politics and culture of superfoods. It demonstrates how studying superfoods can reveal shifting concepts of nutritional authority, the complexities of intellectual property and bioprospecting, the role marketing agencies play in the agro-industrial complex, and more. The multidisciplinary contributors draw their examples from settings as diverse as South India, Peru, and California to engage with foodstuffs that include quinoa, almonds, fish meal, Rooibos Tea, kale and açaí.