Author: Aldo Zilli
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 2577A boy from a dirt-poor farmhouse in the Italian mountains should never have ended up running one of London's most popular restaurants. Aldo Zilli's extraordinary journey began as a cook in a kitchen with no electricity or running water and took him all the way to Soho where he ended up serving royalty.With a passion to please, charm and good humour, Zilli transformed the way London restaurants were run - the famous and the infamous came to eat his food and soon they became his friends.It hasn't always been easy for him. Along the way Zilli has had to survive prison, divorce, health scares and financial collapse. But now he's a happily married, hands-on father determined to work hard and carry on living life to the full.As irrepressible and mischievous as ever, Aldo Zilli has a heart-warming, hilarious story to share.
120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy
Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Oculus Publishers
View: 2045If you want to know how to build muscle and burn fat by eating healthy, delicious meals that are easy to cook and easy on your wallet, then you want to read this book.Do you lack confidence in the kitchen and think that you just can't cook great food?Are you not sure of how to prepare food that is not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you build muscle and lose fat?Are you afraid that cooking nutritious, restaurant-quality meals is too time-consuming and expensive?If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, don't worry--you're not alone. And this book is the answer: With it, you can cook fast, healthy, and tasty meals every day (and on a reasonable budget) that will help you build muscle or lose weight, regardless of your current skills.The Shredded Chef is more than just a bunch of recipes, though. It's going to teach you the true scientific basics of gaining muscle and losing fat, because bad diet advice is an epidemic these days.In this book, you're going to learn how to eat right without having to obsess over every calorie. These 9 scientifically proven rules for eating are the foundation of every great physique, and they have nothing to do with following weird diets or depriving yourself of everything that tastes good.And the recipes themselves? In this book you'll find 114 healthy, flavorful recipes specifically designed for athletes that want to build muscle or lose fat. Regardless of your fitness goals, this book has got you covered.Here's a "sneak peek" of the recipes you'll find inside:18 fast, delicious breakfast recipes like Peanut Butter Power Oatmeal, French Muscle Toast, High-Protein Banana Oatcakes, Lean and Mean Zucchini Hash Brown, Macho Mexican Scramble and more. Whether you're trying to burn fat or build muscle, you'll find recipes that will help you get there. 18 mouthwatering chicken dishes like Chicken Stroganoff, Tasty Thai Chicken, Jerk Chicken Stir Fry, Honey-Garlic Chicken, and more. Forget boring chicken dishes, even when cutting!14 tasty beef recipes like Low-Fat Russian Beef Stroganoff, Lean Bison Burgers, Vietnamese Beef Noodles, Meathead Meatballs, and more. Enjoy beef like never before with these creative recipes and you'll even find low-calorie beef dishes designed for losing weight!10 savory fish and seafood recipes like Turkey Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Provencal Baked Halibut, Salmon Burgers, Tasty Tuna Melt, and more. Never again settle for flavorless, unappetizing fish and seafood--these recipes will have you singing praises for the sea!7 hearty, healthy pasta recipes like Chicken Pesto Pasta, Asparagus & Goat Cheese Pasta, Classic Pasta Bolognese, Beef Lasagna, Chicken Fettuccine with Mushrooms, and more. Each of the pasta dishes are high in protein, making them great muscle-building treats. 14 awesome side dishes like Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Fries, Hot 'n Healthy Brown Rice, Zucchini Risotto, Couscous Salad, and more. You're going to love mixing and matching these side dishes with the entrees and discovering your favorite combinations! 5 delectable desserts like Key Lime Pie, Peach Cobbler, Chocolate Protein Mousse, Banana Cream Pie, and more. These sugar-free desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without the calorie overload!And more! (I haven't even mentioned the recipes for pork, salads, protein shakes, protein bars, and snacks...)SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!With this book you'll also get a free 31-page bonus report from the author called "Muscle Meals: How to Use Nutrition to Maximize Your Muscle and Torch Your Fat." In this bonus report, you'll learn the truth about "good" and "bad" carbs and exactly which you should eat and which you should avoid, and 5 snacks that are delicious, easy to make, and that can help you build muscle and lose fat.Scroll up and click the "Buy" button now to learn how to cook nutritious, delicious meals that make building muscle and burning fat easy!
Author: Mo Yan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
View: 8172In this hypnotic epic novel, Mo Yan, the most critically acclaimed Chinese writer of this generation, takes us on a journey to a conjured province of contemporary China known as the Republic of Wine—a corrupt and hallucinatory world filled with superstitions, gargantuan appetites, and surrealistic events. When rumors reach the authorities that strange and excessive gourmandise is being practiced in the city of Liquorland (so named for the staggering amount of alcohol produced and consumed there), veteran special investigator Ding Gou'er is dispatched from the capital to discover the truth. His mission begins at the Mount Lou Coal Mine, where he encounters the prime suspect—Deputy Head Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold his liquor. During the ensuing drinking duel at a banquet served in Ding's honor, the investigator loses all sense of reality, and can no longer tell whether the roast suckling served is of the animal or human variety. When he finally wakes up from his stupor, he has still found no answers to his rapidly mounting questions. Worse yet, he soon finds that his trusty gun is missing. Interspersed throughout the narrative—and Ding's faltering investigation—are letters sent to Mo Yan by one Li Yidou, a doctoral candidate in Liquor Studies and an aspiring writer. Each letter contains a story that Li would like the renowned author's help in getting published. However, Li's tales, each more fantastic and malevolent than the last, soon begin alarmingly to resemble the story of Ding's continuing travails in Liquorland. Peopled by extraordinary characters—a dwarf, a scaly demon, a troupe of plump, delectable boys raised in captivity, a cookery teacher who primes her students with monstrous recipes—Mo Yan's revolutionary tour de force reaffirms his reputation as a writer of world standing. Wild, bawdy, politically explosive, and subversive, The Republic of Wine is both mesmerizing and exhilarating, proving that no repressive regime can stifle true creative imagination.
Author: Dan Simmons
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 8741In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to investigate the suicide of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams - a member of the family that has given the United States two Presidents. Quickly, the investigators deduce that there's more to Clover's death than meets the eye - with issues of national importance at stake. Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus - his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. The disturbed Holmes has faked his own death and now, as he meets James, is questioning what is real and what is not. Holmes' theories shake James to the core. What can this master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power - possibly Moriarty - that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows? And what was Holmes' role in Moriarty's rise? Conspiracy, action and mystery meet in this superb literary hall of mirrors from the author of Drood.
A Park Ranger's Memoir
Author: Tim Pegram
View: 5295"This volume relates author's one-of-a-kind back packing trip along 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, most visited National Park Service unit. Also covers twelve years spent working as a Blue Ridge Parkway park ranger. Anecdotal history and accounts from someo
Author: Andy Symington
Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
View: 3411Northern Spain is miles away - both literally and figuratively - from the crowded resorts of the southern coast. This cluster of ancient kingdoms is home Gothic cathedrals, stunning mountain ranges, charming seaside towns and the buzzing cultural capital of Bilbao. From sampling fresh seafood and delicious cider to walking the medieval pilgrim route to Santiago - Footprint's 6th edition of the Northern Spain Handbook will help you make the most of your trip. • In-depth coverage of the region's activities, from climbing to skiing • Highlight maps to help you get the best from this vast region • Exceptional background and history section - from the Reconquista, to pilgrims, to politics • Where to stay and eat for your budget; also offers information on the best refugios, paradores and sidrerías • Includes feature on the Camino de Santiago Packed with valuable information on this fascinating area of Europe, Footprint’s Northern Spain Handbook will ensure that you get the best out of this culturally rich destination.
A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
View: 4088In this inspiring new book, Lidia Bastianich awakens in us a new respect for food and for the people who produce it in the little-known parts of Italy that she explores. All of the recipes reflect the regions from which they spring, and in translating them to our home kitchens, Lidia passes on time-honored techniques and wonderful, uncomplicated recipes for dishes bursting with different regional flavors—the kind of elemental, good family cooking that is particularly appreciated today. Penetrating the heart of Italy—starting at the north, working down to the tip, and ending in Sardinia—Lidia unearths a wealth of recipes: From Trentino–Alto Adige: Delicious Dumplings with Speck (cured pork); apples accenting soup, pasta, salsa, and salad; local beer used to roast a chicken and to braise beef From Lombardy: A world of rice—baked in a frittata, with lentils, with butternut squash, with gorgonzola, and the special treat of Risotto Milan-Style with Marrow and Saffron From Valle d’Aosta: Polenta with Black Beans and Kale, and local fontina featured in fondue, in a roasted pepper salad, and embedded in veal chops From Liguria: An array of Stuffed Vegetables, a bread salad, and elegant Veal Stuffed with a Mosaic of Vegetables From Emilia-Romagna: An olive oil dough for making the traditional, versatile vegetable tart erbazzone, as well as the secrets of making tagliatelle and other pasta doughs, and an irresistible Veal Scaloppine Bolognese From Le Marche: Farro with Roasted Pepper Sauce, Lamb Chunks with Olives, and Stuffed Quail in Parchment From Umbria: A taste of the sweet Norcino black truffle, and seductive dishes such as Potato-Mushroom Cake with Braised Lentils, Sausages in the Skillet with Grapes, and Chocolate Bread Parfait From Abruzzo: Fresh scrippelle (crêpe) ribbons baked with spinach or garnishing a soup, fresh pasta made with a “guitar,” Rabbit with Onions, and Lamb Chops with Olives From Molise: Fried Ricotta; homemade cavatelli pasta in a variety of ways; Spaghetti with Calamari, Shrimp, and Scallops; and Braised Octopus From Basilicata: Wedding Soup, Fiery Maccheroni, and Farro with Pork Ragù From Calabria: Shepherd’s Rigatoni, steamed swordfish, and Almond Biscottini From Sardinia: Flatbread Lasagna, two lovely eggplant dishes, and Roast Lobster with Bread Crumb Topping This is just a sampling of the many delights Lidia has uncovered. All the recipes she shares with us in this rich feast of a book represent the work of the local people and friends with whom she made intimate contact—the farmers, shepherds, foragers, and artisans who produce local cheeses, meats, olive oils, and wines. And in addition, her daughter, Tanya, takes us on side trips in each of the twelve regions to share her love of the country and its art. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Mary Ella Mascia Pierpont,James H. Moller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 479Over the past 25 years, the growing impor cardiovascular. We hope that by having this tance of genetic factors in the basic understand compilation of cardiovascular diseases in one ing of human cardiovascular disease has become source, it will be of value to all who are involved apparent. Prior to this time, there was an era in the care of patients with cardiovascular dis when cardiovascular disease was first viewed at ease or their families. the diagnostic level followed by an era when The first six chapters of this book delineate cardiovascular disease was viewed at a treatment conditions related to congenital cardiac mal level. The first era occurred at the turn of the formations. Their etiology is not precisely century with the first clinical recognition of known, so we have included chapters that dis symptoms and patterns for diagnosis of car cuss many aspects of congenital cardiac mal diovascular diseases. The development of formations. The first chapter provides discus diagnostic methodology, such as radiographic sion of mechanisms of maldevelopment of the studies and electrocardiography, led to marked heart. We believe that these mechanisms pro changes in our understanding of cardiovascular vide a basis for understanding the genetic and disease. This era was followed by improved environmental factors which operate to produce methods of medical treatment, introduction congenital cardiac malformations. Chapter 2 describes the occurrence of con of medication such as antibiotics, and more genital cardiac malformations in families and sophisticated surgical techniques.
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
View: 9337Montreal and Quebec City are treasured destinations for American travelers: a corner of France in North America. This ebook captures the French-speaking cities’ universal appeal, from sidewalk cafés to winter sports and traditional French cuisine. Competitive Advantage: This ebook outscores the competition in key areas, including deeper coverage of Montreal’s renowned shopping and nightlife scenes, and Quebec City’s historic sights. Expanded Coverage: New hotel and restaurant recommendations have been added throughout Montreal and Quebec City, as well as their surrounding regions, including the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships (les Cantons de l’Est), and Charlevoix. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: City walks provide visitors with thematic tours of Montreal and Quebec City. Itineraries cover step-by-step day trips or multi-destination visits to surrounding regions. Hotel and restaurant Best Bets guide travelers to the top places to stay and eat by price, style and/or cuisine. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Montreal and Quebec City offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 4486Previously published as The Mermaid Garden, the internationally bestselling author of The French Gardener presents a complex and irresistibly compelling novel that confirms the remarkable power of love to heal and transform. Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa that overlooks the sea just outside her small village. She likes to spy from the crumbling wall into the gardens and imagine that one day she’ll escape her meager existence and live there surrounded by its otherworldly splendor. Then one day Dante, the son of the villa’s powerful industrialist owner, invites her inside and shows her the enchanting Mermaid Garden. From that moment, Floriana knows that the only destiny for her is there, in that garden, with Dante. But as they grow up and fall in love, their romance causes a crisis, jeopardizing the very thing they hold most dear. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country house hotel on England’s Devon coast has fallen on hard times after the financial crash of 2008. Its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist to stay the summer and teach the guests how to paint. The man she hires is charismatic and wise and soon begins to pacify the discord in her family and transform the fortunes of the hotel. However, he has his own agenda. Is it to destroy, to seduce, or to heal? Whatever his intentions, he is certain to change Marina’s life forever. Spanning four decades and sweeping from the Italian countryside to the English coast, this new story by Santa Montefiore is a moving and mysterious tale of love, forgiveness, and the past revealed.
Author: Cathy Williams
View: 4203Never make the same mistake twice? Behind Rosie Tom's angelic face and sinfully delicious body, Angelo Di Capua knows there is a deceitful gold digger. But his late wife has left Rosie a cottage on his country estate—and if she wants to stay, she'll have to make a deal with the devil! Rosie must accept her ex lover's offer to save her struggling business. But while she longs for his touch, she can't trust the man who betrayed her by marrying her best friend. If her resolve fails, she will lose more than her worldly possessions. She'll lose her heart to Di Capua. Again.
Author: Colin Harrison
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
View: 7725The Havana Room is the tale of a man from his fall from the heights of power and wealth in New York to the moment where he might well die. Bill Wyeth is a successful real-estate attorney in his late thirties with a wife and son, who, by the merest chance, loses everything: family, job, status. Unmoored and alone, Wyeth drifts toward the city's darker corners. Restoration seems unlikely, redemption impossible, when Wyeth finds himself in an old-time Manhattan steakhouse. He is intrigued by the manager, Allison Sparks--sexy, complicated, and independent in all ways. She also controls access to the restaurant's private bar. This is the Havana Room, and what goes on in there, he's told, is secret. Wyeth agrees to help Alison's friend, Jay Rainey, in concluding a last-minute midnight real-estate transaction. As soon as he sees the players and the paperwork, Wyeth knows something is wrong. Within hours, Wyeth finds himself tangled in Rainey's peculiar obsessions, which involve a Chilean businessman who feels he's been swindled, an old farmer frozen dead to a bulldozer, an outrageous black owner of a downtown hiphop club, and a fourteen-year-old English girl. Only Rainey knows the connections among these people, which are revealed when Wyeth is finally admitted to the Havana Room--where the survival of its inhabitants is most uncertain.