The Modern Kebab

Author: Le Bab

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473551641

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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The ultimate late night take away dish gets a new lease of life in this fabulous cookbook. Scrap the greasy kebab made from unknown and unexciting ingredients, and instead indulge in delicious, flavour-packed dishes made the right way and using the best ingredients. With over 60 accessible recipes including ideas for Mezze, Basics, Kebabs, Mains and Cocktails, these dishes can be made at home and paired together to create a feast for your family and friends and fit for any occasion. Taking inspiration from their culinary training and focusing on provenance, seasonality and technique, Le Bab have reinvented the classics as well as creating completely ingenious new combinations. From Cauliflower pastilla, Endive and pomegranate salad, and Merguez and chickpea ragu, to kebabs that include Grilled mackerel with dill, pickle and fennel, Spring chicken with sprouting broccoli and harissa mayo and Winter pork with beetroot relish, charred cabbage and crackling. There are recipes suitable for vegetarians and vegans, along with a wide variety of both meats and fish. The Modern Kebab comes from chefs who trained in Michelin starred kitchens and wanted to share their love of the flexibility and flavours of the kebab. A modern restaurant in Soho, Le Bab share their gourmet recipes for fresh, accessible and delicious kebabs.
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Food Britannia

Author: Andrew Webb

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409022226

Category: Cooking

Page: 560

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British food has not traditionally been regarded as one of the world's great cuisines, and yet Stilton cheese, Scottish raspberries, Goosnargh duck and Welsh lamb are internationally renowned and celebrated. And then there are all those dishes and recipes that inspire passionate loyalty among the initiated: Whitby lemon buns and banoffi pie, for example; pan haggerty and Henderson's relish. All are as integral a part of the country's landscape as green fields, rolling hills and rocky coastline. In Food Britannia, Andrew Webb travels the country to bring together a treasury of regional dishes, traditional recipes, outstanding ingredients and heroic local producers. He investigates the history of saffron farming in the UK, tastes the first whisky to be produced in Wales for one hundred years, and tracks down the New Forest's foremost expert on wild mushrooms. And along the way, he uncovers some historical surprises about our national cuisine. Did you know, for example, that the method for making clotted cream, that stalwart of the cream tea, was probably introduced from the Middle East? Or that our very own fish and chips may have started life as a Jewish-Portuguese dish? Or that Alfred Bird invented his famous custard powder because his wife couldn't eat eggs? The result is a rich and kaleidoscopic survey of a remarkably vibrant food scene, steeped in history but full of fresh ideas for the future: proof, if proof were needed, that British food has come of age.
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Feasts and Fasts

A History of Food in India

Author: Colleen Taylor Sen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780233914

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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From dal to samosas, paneer to vindaloo, dosa to naan, Indian food is diverse and wide-ranging—unsurprising when you consider India’s incredible range of climates, languages, religions, tribes, and customs. Its cuisine differs from north to south, yet what is it that makes Indian food recognizably Indian, and how did it get that way? To answer those questions, Colleen Taylor Sen examines the diet of the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years, describing the country’s cuisine in the context of its religious, moral, social, and philosophical development. Exploring the ancient indigenous plants such as lentils, eggplants, and peppers that are central to the Indian diet, Sen depicts the country’s agricultural bounty and the fascination it has long held for foreign visitors. She illuminates how India’s place at the center of a vast network of land and sea trade routes led it to become a conduit for plants, dishes, and cooking techniques to and from the rest of the world. She shows the influence of the British and Portuguese during the colonial period, and she addresses India’s dietary prescriptions and proscriptions, the origins of vegetarianism, its culinary borrowings and innovations, and the links between diet, health, and medicine. She also offers a taste of Indian cooking itself—especially its use of spices, from chili pepper, cardamom, and cumin to turmeric, ginger, and coriander—and outlines how the country’s cuisine varies throughout its many regions. Lavishly illustrated with one hundred images, Feasts and Fasts is a mouthwatering tour of Indian food full of fascinating anecdotes and delicious recipes that will have readers devouring its pages.
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Stones, Bones, and the Sacred

Essays on Material Culture and Ancient Religion in Honor of Dennis E. Smith

Author: Alan H. Cadwallader

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 0884142094

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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A crucial text for any university course on the interaction of archaeology and the Bible The world of early Christians was not a world lived in texts; it was a world saturated with material reality and concerns: what, where and when to eat or drink; how to present oneself in the space of bodily life and that of death; how to move from one place to another; what impacted status or the adjudication of legal charges. All these and more controlled so much of life in the ancient world. The Christians were not immune from the impact of these realities. Sometimes they absorbed their surrounds; sometimes they quite explicitly rejected the material practices bearing in on them; frequently they modified the practice and the rationale to create a significant Christian alternative. The collection of essays in this volume come from a range of international scholars who, for all their different interests and critical commitments, are yet united in treasuring research into the Greek and Roman worlds in which Christians sought to make their way. They offer these essays in honor of one who has made a lifetime's work in mining ancient material culture to extract nuggets of insight into early Christian dining practices: Dennis E. Smith. Features Rich examples of method in the utilization of ancient material culture for biblical interpretation. Thirteen essays with a response from Dennis E. Smith Maps, diagrams, and plates
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The Rough Guide to Greece

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1409359611

Category: Travel

Page: 840

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The Rough Guide to Greece has been the definitive guidebook to the country for 30 years. This new full-colour edition has been completely revamped and updated - keeping all our best features - detailed background, a journalistic eye for detail - with new user-friendly accommodation and eating reviews and crystal-clear maps. Get the lowdown on Greece's world class attractions from the Acropolis to Crete's Minoan Palaces. Rediscover Athens and find the perfect bars to kick off a night out. Read insider tips on the best beaches to escape the crowds, the choicest accommodation from boutique to backpacker. Get active - hike the Samarian Gorge, windsurf off Corfu or hire a yacht in the Cyclades. As our readers put it "a superb bit of kit - and as essential as a pair of shorts", "what really shines through is the writers love of the subject", "entertaining and a wealth of information".
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Women in the Modern World

Their Education and Their Dilemmas

Author: Mirra Komarovsky

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759107281

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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In Women in the Modern World, noted feminist and sociologist Mirra Komarovsky begins with a consideration of biology. Reflecting on these now-familiar arguments that the natural biological differences between women and men dictate different social roles, Komarovsky demolishes these arguments by carefully reviewing studies that find sex differences in cognitive abilities, achievement, and psychological predispositions. In successive chapters, Komarovsky explores how differential socialization produces the differences that we think we observe between women and men, and how gender inequality disfigures the lives of women, men, and the relationships between them. One chapter examines how it plays out among college students at Barnard in the first college generation after the Second World War. Many of these bright and ambitious women feel trapped between their talents and the constraints of feminine domesticity mapped out for them by social expectations. Successive chapters examine the costs of choosing either alternative. Full-time homemakers feel, at best, overworked and undervalued, and at worst resentful and bitter. Many regret the "painful reorganization of life," and long, instead "for the relinquished occupation." It is this longing, she argues that leads so many women to "flit from one evanescent interest to another, arriving at late or middle age without anything that would given meaning or continuity to their lives."
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The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia

Refugees, Boundaries, Histories

Author: Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231511019

Category: History

Page: 304

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Nation-states often shape the boundaries of historical enquiry, and thus silence the very histories that have sutured nations to territorial states. "India" and "Pakistan" were drawn onto maps in the midst of Partition's genocidal violence and one of the largest displacements of people in the twentieth century. Yet this historical specificity of decolonization on the very making of a nationalized cartography of modern South Asia has largely gone unexamined. In this remarkable study based on more than two years of ethnographic and archival research, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar argues that the combined interventions of the two postcolonial states were enormously important in shaping these massive displacements. She examines the long, contentious, and ambivalent process of drawing political boundaries and making distinct nation-states in the midst of this historic chaos. Zamindar crosses political and conceptual boundaries to bring together oral histories with north Indian Muslim families divided between the two cities of Delhi and Karachi with extensive archival research in previously unexamined Urdu newspapers and government records of India and Pakistan. She juxtaposes the experiences of ordinary people against the bureaucratic interventions of both postcolonial states to manage and control refugees and administer refugee property. As a result, she reveals the surprising history of the making of the western Indo-Pak border, one of the most highly surveillanced in the world, which came to be instituted in response to this refugee crisis, in order to construct national difference where it was the most blurred. In particular, Zamindar examines the "Muslim question" at the heart of Partition. From the margins and silences of national histories, she draws out the resistance, bewilderment, and marginalization of north Indian Muslims as they came to be pushed out and divided by both emergent nation-states. It is here that Zamindar asks us to stretch our understanding of "Partition violence" to include this long, and in some sense ongoing, bureaucratic violence of postcolonial nationhood, and to place Partition at the heart of a twentieth century of border-making and nation-state formation.
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Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East

Author: Reeva S. Simon,Philip Mattar,Richard W. Bulliet

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780028970646

Category: Africa, North

Page: 2182

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Encompasses the interaction of political, historical, social, economic, and cultural movements as well as relevant persons (living and dead), places, and events. Spans the geographical area from Afghanistan to Morocco. Covers topics in politics, economics, religion, hsitory, literature, the arts, and more.
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Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa: D-K

Author: Philip Mattar

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028657714

Category: History

Page: 2936

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Contains approximately three thousand alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about significant people, places, and events in the history of the Middle East and North Africa since 1800, and includes maps, genealogies, a glossary, and an index.
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