Leon: Family & Friends

Author: John Vincent,Kay Plunkett-Hogge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1840916419

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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'The only challenger to Jamie Oliver's world domination in the healthy fast-food stakes is the team behind Leon, which has built a mini-empire on the ethos that "food should taste good and do you good"'. - Stylist The first Leon restaurant, in London's Carnaby Street, opened its doors in 2004 built on the promise of serving good fast food that does you good. Now, 43 restaurants later, Leon serves thousands of devoted fans a week. Leon Family & Friends is their fourth cookbook, created by Leon co-founder John Vincent and cookery writer and broadcaster Kay Plunkett-Hogge. At the heart of happy family life are meals spent together - sharing flavourful, nutritious food around the kitchen table and swapping stories of the day. Many of us feel we don't have the time to cater for our families in the way that we'd like but Leon Family & Friends shows you how to make the most of the time available to feed your family and celebrates the power of food to bring people together. It's divided into three sections: Today, including great breakfasts and brunch ideas and post-school teas, Tomorrow, for those occasions where some planning is involved - weekend lunches, birthday parties, Christmas and picnics - and finally; Yesterday, a culinary celebration of family food memories. With more than 200 recipes and ideas, there are dishes to keep everyone happy. Children will love the snacks in Crunch! Squish! Slurp! Their parents will welcome the quick suppers in After Lights Out. While no teenager should fly the nest without 10 Things to Know How to Cook Before You Leave Home. A new Leon cookbook is something to celebrate and Family & Friends is destined to become a much-used classic on the kitchen bookshelf.
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De León, a Tejano Family History

Author: Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292782713

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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La familia de León was one of the foundation stones on which Texas was built. Martín de León and his wife Patricia de la Garza left a comfortable life in Mexico for the hardships and uncertainties of the Texas frontier in 1801. Together, they established family ranches in South Texas and, in 1824, the town of Victoria and the de León colony on the Guadalupe River (along with Stephen F. Austin's colony, the only completely successful colonization effort in Texas). They and their descendents survived and prospered under four governments, as the society in which they lived evolved from autocratic to republican and the economy from which they drew their livelihood changed from one of mercantile control to one characterized by capitalistic investments. Combining the storytelling flair of a novelist with a scholar's concern for the facts, Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm here recounts the history of three generations of the de León family. She follows Martín and Patricia from their beginnings in Mexico through the establishment of the family ranches in Texas and the founding of the de León colony and the town of Victoria. Then she details how, after Martín's death in 1834, Patricia and her children endured the Texas Revolution, exile in New Orleans and Mexico, expropriation of their lands, and, after returning to Texas, years of legal battles to regain their property. Representative of the experiences of many Tejanos whose stories have yet to be written, the history of the de León family is the story of the Tejano settlers of Texas.
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Goddess

Inside Madonna

Author: Barbara Victor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062306901

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Goddess is the book that Madonna and her entourage did not want published. Long before the star could instruct her family and friends not to talk to the author, Barbara Victor spent more than eighteen months in Michigan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, California, New York, and Florida, interviewing Madonna's father and stepmother, her grandmother and other family members, as well as friends, neighbors, business associates, and former lovers and colleagues, some of whom knew the Ciccone family from the time Madonna was a young child, many of whom have never before spoken either on or off the record. In this extraordinary biography, Barbara Victor taps into previously unexplored sources to unmask the privet person behind the public image. As a result of her extensive research, Victor casts new light on every aspect of Madonna's career and private life -- from her childhood in Michigan to her early years in New York, from meteoric ascent to stardom to her most recent incarnation as an English wife and mother. After almost two decades, since she first appeared in the international music scene, Madonna continues to fascinate and challenge both her fans and her detractors. With her remarkable ability to reinvent herself -- from diva to provocateur, from artist to mogul -- she continues to command more attention and arouse more controversy than any other public figure of our time. Alternately criticized and revered, Madonna consistently and dramatically sets style, social, sexual, and musical trends and yet she remains an enigma to her public, keeping her most intimate identity hidden from all but her closest friends. Goddess offers explosive new revelations about Madonna's life, her career, and the fact or fantasy of her lesbian and heterosexual relationships. Barbara Victor has written the definitive biography about a woman who gives new meaning to the term superstar.
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LEON Happy Soups

Author: John Vincent,Rebecca Seal

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1840917709

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Following the success of Leon Happy Salads - more than 60,000 copies sold - the Leon team is back, this time with delicious warming soups that are a meal in themselves. Leon, the home of naturally fast food, has created a collection of more than 100 all-new, all-smiles soup recipes for Comforting, Naturally Fast, Bright & Fresh, Posh and Sweet Soups, plus those all-important Sides and Crunchy Tops & Swirly Swirls. Whether you're looking for a simple soup to take to work or something more elaborate for supper with friends, this book has the answer, with straightforward yet delicious recipes for all occasions. 'Souping - the new juicing' - the Telegraph
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Happy Leons: Leon Happy Soups

FREE SAMPLER

Author: John Vincent,Rebecca Seal

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1840917733

Category: Cooking

Page: 10

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**FREE SAMPLER** Leon, the home of naturally fast food, have created a collection of more than 100 all-new, all-smiles soup recipes for Comforting, Naturally Fast, Bright & Fresh, Posh and Sweet Soups, plus those all-important Sides and Crunchy Tops & Swirly Swirls. Whether you're looking for a simple soup to take to work or something more elaborate for supper with friends, this book has the answer. We hope that you enjoy this free sampler.
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A Gift

A Novel

Author: P.S. Wall

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499023618

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Character-driven fiction with themes of the supernatural, loss, love, crime, and culture. Main character Derek Jones wakes up on the morning of his twenty-fifth birthday with the gift of premonition and is in for the ride of his life. Derek lives with his mother, Eileen, in the family home on Burwood Road, Sydney, Australia. Eileen lost her husband, Derek’s father, to lung cancer ten years prior. Her younger sister, Robin, cared for Derek at that time. Experiencing a loss of her own in the story (miscarriage), Robin is just an ordinary girl caught up in the extraordinary. Derek’s eventual girlfriend, Selena Jacobs, is the daughter of an eminent surgeon and is a practicing Christian. An unlikely bond is formed with Derek as he has a premonition about her being attacked—and she is in the hotel car park. Selena also lost her mother around the same age as he lost his father. Her brother and antagonist, James, thinks his sister is way too good for the likes of Derek. The attack on Selena introduces criminals Kraut and his girlfriend, Jezza, to the story as these two down-and-outers are at the rear of the hotel car park breaking into cars when rich bitch Selena walks up. Their tale is one of consequences. The premonition element, along with cultural and class distinction, draws in the main characters as the plotline weaves through a series of actions and events toward a fulfilling climax. Although Derek’s story is far from over, the epilogue sets up a continuation with the emergence of his mysterious uncle Doug.
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LEON Happy Salads

Author: Jane Baxter,John Vincent

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1840917458

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good. In this book, Leon authors Jane Baxter and John Vincent bring together 100 recipes for fresh, vibrant, delicious salads that will have you feeling healthy and happy. Divided into chapters that include Classics, Naturally Fast, Salads for Friends, Family Salads and Lunchbox, this book contains salads for all tastes and all occasions. Whether you're looking for a bright salad with which to dazzle your friends, or a simple salad to take to the office, this book is a must-have kitchen staple. Recipes include: Pink Quinoa Salad Polish Herring Salad Ham Hock and Lentil Salad Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles Courgetti with Pesto and Grated Ricotta Salata Bacon Fried Corn with Greens, Pork and Crisp Sweet Potato Black Rice Salad with Peas, Egg and a Curry Dressing Asparague, Couscous, Feta & Orange Leon Original Superfood Hot-smoked Salmon, Beetroot, Horseradish & Dill
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