It's Not About The Tapas

Author: Polly Evans

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409083403

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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After working for four years at a leading London book publisher, Polly Evans moved to Hong Kong where she spent many happy hours as a senior editor on the city's biggest entertainment weekly. But fighting deadlines from a twizzly office chair and free use of the coffee machine seemed just too easy. So Polly exchanged the shiny red cabs of Hong Kong for a more demanding form of transport - a bicycle - and set off on a voyage of discovery around Spain. From the thigh-burning ascents of the Pyrenees to the relentless olive groves of Andalusia, Polly found more adventures that she had bargained for. She survived a nail-biting encounter with a sprightly pig, escaped over-zealous suitors, had her morality questioned by the locals, encountered some dubious aficionados on the road and indulged her love of regional cooking. While she pedalled, Polly pondered some of the more lurid details of Spanish history - the king who collected pickled heads, the queen who toured the country with her husband's mouldering corpse, and the unfortunate duchess who lost her feet. And wherever she cycled, she ate and ate - and yet still she shrank out of her trousers.
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Time Out Madrid

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846702976

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Madrid has gone from shanty town to imperial capital in the last seven centuries. The local writers of Time Out Madrid assist travelers in seeing the city as a native, suggesting where to stay, eat, shop and experience its cultural offerings. Famed for its wild nights and lazy days, Madrid provides a whole lot more, from spectacular opera productions, chirpy folkloric zarzuela, and cutting-edge cuisine to ancient, tiled tabernas, designer-shoe shopping, and numerous flea markets. Written by resident journalists, Time Out Madrid also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, as well as where to stay and how to escape the city heat. Also included are the intriguing stories behind some of the city’s best-known paintings, where to find gourmet tapas, the yoga centers, spas, and Turkish baths. Climbing, skiing, and hang-gliding are all within reach of the city, and suggested trips out of town are also recommended.
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Divine Play

The Silent Teaching of Shiva Bala Yogi

Author: Thomas Palotas

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0976078309

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Divine Play is the story of the God realization of Shivabalayogi, one of the great spiritual masters of the 20th Century. It also describes how a yogi evokes spiritual awareness through direct experience.
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Tapas Revolution

Author: Omar Allibhoy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448148928

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Omar Allibhoy is the new face of Spanish cooking: he’s charismatic, effusive, passionate and wants to bring Spanish food to the people of the UK. Tapas Revolution is the breakthrough book on simple Spanish cookery. Using everyday storecupboard ingredients, Omar offers a new take on the classic tortilla de patatas, making this iconic dish easier than ever, and brings a twist to pinchos morunos and pollo con salsa. With sections covering vegetables, salads, rice dishes, meat, fish, cakes and desserts, the emphasis is on simplicity of ingredients and methods – reinforcing the fact that absolutely anyone can cook this versatile and accessible food. TAPAS NOT PASTA!
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Twin Cities Chef's Table

Extraordinary Recipes from the City of Lakes to the Capital City

Author: Stephanie Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301563X

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

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The Twin Cities boast a culinary scene that features locally-grown foods showcased in both local specialties and a variety of international traditions. The cities’ chefs, several of which have been nominated for the James Beard Award, take the freshest ingredients from the season picked right from the local orchards or farms to create inspired dishes the lure diners downtown. With recipes for the home cook from over 50 of the two city's most celebrated eateries and showcasing over 100 full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Twin Cities Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and locals alike.
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Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Sherry Fohr

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474227554

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Jainism is arguably the most non-violent and austere religion in the world. While lay Jains attempt to never harm humans or animals, the strict non-violence followed by the highly revered monks and nuns also proscribes harm to any living being, even a microscopic organism. And while laywomen (and a few laymen) undergo long and difficult fasts, the longest being for one month, renouncers' austerities also include pulling their hair out by the roots two to five times a year, walking bare-foot throughout India most of the year, and, in the case of some monks, not wearing any clothing at all. Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of this fascinating tradition, explaining many basic Jain values, beliefs and practices in the same way they are taught to Jains themselves, through the medium of sacred narratives. Drawing from Jainism's copious and influential narrative tradition, the author explores the inner-logic of how renouncers' and laypeople's values and practices depend on an intricate Jain worldview.
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The Trauma Therapies

Author: John Marzillier

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191662321

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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It is well recognized that those who go through a major trauma can go on to experience psychological problems. Many seek psychological help and there is a now a range of psychotherapies specifically for those who have been through trauma. In this authoritative book John Marzillier describes and reviews the various forms of trauma therapy, examining what the therapies consist of, their research basis, their similarities and differences, and what they tell us about trauma and its effects. Designed specifically for therapists, and engagingly written, the book ranges from established therapies such as prolonged exposure, EMDR and imaginal reliving to newer developments such as mindfulness meditation, compassionate-focused therapy and energy psychology techniques. Aware that therapy is more than a collection of techniques, Marzillier discusses the nature of psychological trauma, the therapeutic relationship and what psychotherapy can offer. The domination of a quasi-medical model, notably in terms of PTSD, and of evidence-based psychotherapy has led to a misleadingly simplistic notion that effective trauma therapies are those based on exposure. This book does much to dispel this notion. For all psychotherapists and counsellors, this is a valuable book describing the many and varied trauma therapies. It shows how therapists of all persuasions can benefit from further understanding of how best to help those who have been through a major trauma.
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Insiders' Guide® to Connecticut

Author: Eric D. Lehman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762783885

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Insiders' Guide to Connecticut is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to the Nutmeg State. Written by a local (and true insider), Insiders' Guide to Connecticut offers a personal and practical perspective of the state that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their home state.
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Bookalam Park

New York Love Story

Author: Andre Giordano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477104968

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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In this book Im talking about the door of heaven above a footbridge in the center part of the park far from the entrance, not easily accessible or visible, it opens only when visitors from heaven wants to come to earth for a time value hosted by fairies or vice versa when they have business with therepresentatives of God in heaven. The door is supposed to open permanently to created a new age for men to enjoy in the near future, the role of men is simple, it is to walk holding in his mind the equilibrium of all the tendencies of the collective karma through out the planet, for that in my story they are helped by Lord Vishnu the maintainer of the world, but fi rst and foremost this is also a love story. Love heals, it maintains harmony, it is cosmic and reaches all parts of the universe, when strong it erases differences.
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