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By Heather Arndt Anderson
  • ISBN Code: : 1780236824
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Cooking
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There are some of us who can’t even stand to look at them—and others who can’t live without them: chillies have been searing tongues and watering eyes for centuries in innumerable global cuisines. In this book, Heather Arndt Anderson explores the many ways nature has attempted to take the roofs of our mouths off—from the deceptively vegetal-looking jalapeno to the fire-red ghost pepper—and the many ways we have gleefully risen to the challenge. Anderson tells the story of the spicy berry’s rise to prominence, showing that it was cultivated and venerated by the ancient people of Mesoamerica for millennia before Spanish explorers brought it back to Europe. She traces the chilli’s spread along trading routes to every corner of the globe, and she explores the many important spiritual and cultural links that we have formed with it, from its use as an aphrodisiac to, in more modern times, an especially masochistic kind of eating competition. Ultimately, she uses the chili to tell a larger story of global trade, showing how the spread of spicy cuisine can tell us much about the global exchange—and sometimes domination—of culture. Mixing history, botany, and cooking, this entertaining read will give your bookshelf just the kick it needs.

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Veterinarian Jodi Bowman has lost confidence in her skills after a series of bad outcomes leave her questioning her every move. Her assistant Cole Jameson offers the support she needs to get back on her feet, and as their mutual affection deepens, Jodi wonders if Cole might not be as straight as she appears. Cole lost everything in a workplace romance once before, and she has no interest in allowing history to repeat itself. But can she resist Jodi, and her own heart? As wildlife carers Charlie and Pip settle into their new relationship, immigration challenges threaten to tear them apart. When all four women confront the wrath of the Australian wilderness, will love be enough to guide them?

A Harley, a Stetson and a red Thai Chilli

By Alan Little
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  • Publisher : Booksmango
  • Book Code : 616245021X
  • Total of Pages : 95
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 777
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Before the start of this story, the book gives a brief description of how the Japanese stormed the world with their technology, with regards to the mass production of cheap forms of personal transportation, which led to the demise of the European and American car and motorcycle industries.Jed Cantrell worked for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit on a production line. The book tells the humorous story of Jed's life before Mr. Honda opened a car production plant in North America, and the affect that it had on him. Why he purchased a Harley Davidson in Bangkok and how he met Chilli, a beautiful mid-twenties Thai woman. A Harley, a Stetson and a red Thai Chilli, it sure is a funny story folks!

Omens & Superstitions of Southern India

By Edgar Thurston
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 857
  • Pdf File: omens-superstitions-of-southern-india.pdf

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This book deals mainly with some aspects of what may be termed the psychical life of the inhabitants of the Madras Presidency, and the Native States of Travancore and Cochin. Edgar Thurston CIE (1855-1935) was a superintendent at the Madras Government Museum who contributed to studies in the zoology, ethnology and botany of India and published works related to his work at the museum. Thurston was educated in medicine and lectured in anatomy at the Madras Medical College while also holding his position at the museum. His early works were on numismatics and geology and this was followed later by his researches in anthropology and ethnography.

The Holy Book of Luck

By A. Saed Alzein
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  • Publisher : Ahmad Saed Alzein
  • Book Code : 1527297659
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 339
  • Pdf File: the-holy-book-of-luck.pdf

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Have you ever wondered about luck? What is luck? Is it blind force that hits randomly and changes people’s lives for the better or worse? Is it rational energy with conscious purpose? Why hard work is a myth, and why your success depends to a large extent on your luck ? The Holy Book of Luck is ‘’fascinating’’ The first of its kind book challenging the outdated notion that hard work is the only way to success, it is NOT. The Author: A.Saed Alzein who is Harvard University certified sustainable Business Strategist and London Business School Certified Corporate Strategist, based in London, An Economist by study with substantial experience running different enterprises around the world, including prize competitions and luck related business has just published this mind-blowing book with all the old mantras being challenged and put to rest. He argues that luck plays a major role in your success, and you can’t do anything about it. The Holy Book of Luck is the book which takes you on a pleasant journey to really change your perspective forever about luck and hard work.

Chilli Dawgg

By Charles D. Taylor
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462865130
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: chilli-dawgg.pdf

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A beautifully prostitute hires P.I., Chilli Dawgg to prove a cutup body found in barrels near Vero Beach, Fl. Is or isnt her girlfriend that is missing. The case takes our P.I. from Vero Beach, Fl. Via cattle farms, the Florida everglades, Mexican vacation resorts, Mexico city and back to Florida. Meeting many interesting characters, our hero falls victim to a human Santeria sacrificial rites. Red Dog, Chilli Dawggs former partner, saves the day and our protagonist. Chilli Dawggs client and girlfriend are analyzed revealing true cause of investigation.

The Big Chili

By Julia Buckley
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698166698
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 561
  • Pdf File: the-big-chili.pdf

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First in a delicious new mystery series filled with casseroles, confidences, and killers... Lilah Drake’s Covered Dish business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim they cooked themselves. But when one of her clandestine concoctions is used to poison a local woman, Lilah finds herself in a pot-load of trouble… After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, Lilah has made a start into the food world through her Covered Dish business, covertly cooking for her neighbors who don’t have the time or skill to do so themselves, and allowing them to claim her culinary creations as their own. While her clientele is strong, their continued happiness depends on no one finding out who’s really behind the apron. So when someone drops dead at a church Bingo night moments after eating chili that Lilah made for a client, the anonymous chef finds herself getting stirred into a cauldron of secrets, lies, and murder—and going toe to toe with a very determined and very attractive detective. To keep her clients coming back and her business under wraps, Lilah will have to chop down the list of suspects fast, because this spicy killer has acquired a taste for homicide…

The Breaking Bad Cookbook

By Chris Mitchell
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Book Code : 1784182567
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 841
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'Wanna cook?' - Walter White'This ain't chemistry - this is art. Cooking is art' - Jesse PinkmanFor five seasons, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman were undisputedly the greatest cooks in North America. From their humble origins as part-timers in a cramped (and decidedly unreliable) RV to the halcyon days in a state-of-the-art 'kitchen', the duo prospered, with competitors falling (sometimes explosively) by the wayside. Customers paid top dollar for their product. Connoisseurs came from all over the continent, and even as far afield as Europe, to sample their distinctive blue ice. The partners may have had their detractors but, without a doubt, they were the best of the best.Finally, their knowledge and expertise has been condensed into one easy-to-use cookbook. Everything from the Whites' celebrated cooked breakfast, ASAC Hank Schrader's delicious barbecue, Walter's mouth-watering Heisenburger and Gus Fring's delectable Los Pollos Hermanos fried chicken is broken down to its most basic elements, with step-by-step instructions, lists of ingredients and handy tips gleaned from the series. Copiously illustrated, here is the last word on how to cook like New Mexico's finest.Whether you favour precision and exact measurements, or prefer flair-cooking with a dash of chilli powder, this book has something for everyone - especially if you're 'breaking bad'.

Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene

By Matthew Schneider-Mayerson
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  • Publisher : Ethos Books
  • Book Code : 9811459630
  • Total of Pages : 335
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 971
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In this era of climate crisis, in which our very futures are at stake, sustainability is a global imperative. Yet we tend to associate sustainability, nature, and the environment with distant places, science, and policy. The truth is that everything is environmental, from transportation to taxes, work to love, cities to cuisine. This book is the first to examine contemporary Singapore from an ecocultural lens, looking at the ways that Singaporean life and culture is deeply entangled with the nonhuman lives that flourish all around us. The authors represent a new generation of cultural critics and environmental thinkers, who will inherit the future we are creating today. From chilli crab to Tiger Beer, Changi Airport to Pulau Semakau, O-levels to orang minyak films, these essays offer fresh perspectives on familiar subjects, prompting us to recognise the incredible urgency of climate change and the need to transform our ways of thinking, acting, learning, living, and governing so as to maintain a stable planet and a decent future.

The Metaphysics of Good and Evil

By David S. Oderberg
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000712508
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 221
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The Metaphysics of Good and Evil is the first, full-length contemporary defence, from the perspective of analytic philosophy, of the Scholastic theory of good and evil – the theory of Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and most medieval and Thomistic philosophers. Goodness is analysed as obedience to nature. Evil is analysed as the privation of goodness. Goodness, surprisingly, is found in the non-living world, but in the living world it takes on a special character. The book analyses various kinds of goodness, showing how they fit into the Scholastic theory. The privation theory of evil is given its most comprehensive contemporary defence, including an account of truthmakers for truths of privation and an analysis of how causation by privation should be understood. In the end, all evil is deviance – a departure from the goodness prescribed by a thing’s essential nature. Key Features: Offers a comprehensive defence of a venerable metaphysical theory, conducted using the concepts and methods of analytic philosophy. Revives a much neglected approach to the question of good and evil in their most general nature. Shows how Aristotelian-Thomistic theory has more than historical relevance to a fundamental philosophical issue, but can be applied in a way that is both defensible and yet accessible to the modern philosopher. Provides what, for the Scholastic philosopher, is arguably the only solid metaphysical foundation for a separate treatment of the origins of morality.

The Deaf of Elvis and the Last of the Anglo Indians

By Trevor Taylor
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1984594974
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 960
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True, and Other Stories

By George Parsons Lathrop
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 565
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"True, and Other Stories" by George Parsons Lathrop. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Scar Tissue

By Anthony Kiedis,Larry Sloman
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 1401381766
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 256
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In this "vivid and inspiring" NYT bestseller (Newsweek), the Red Hot Chili Peppers' lead singer and songwriter shares a searingly honest account of life in the rock scene's fast lane -- from the darkness into the light. In 1983, four self-described "knuckleheads" burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hardcore mayhem funk. Over twenty years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the group's lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole roller-coaster ride. In Scar Tissue, Kiedis delivers a compelling life story from a man "in love with everything" -- the darkness, the death, the disease. Even his descent into drug addiction was a part of that journey, another element transformed into art. Whether he's honoring the influence of the beautiful, strong women who have been his muses or remembering the roaring crowds of Woodstock and the Dalai Lama's humble compound, Kiedis shares a compelling story about the price of success and excess. Scar Tissue is a story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption -- a story that could only have come out of the world of rock.