Ma Gastronomie

  • Filename: ma-gastronomie.
  • ISBN: 071563836X
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Fernand Point
  • Publisher: Duckworth Publishing

Since its first publication in France in 1969, Fernand Point's 'Ma Gastronomie' has taken its place among the true classics of French gastronomy. It is as celebrated for Point's wise, witty and provocative views on food as for his remarkable, inventive recipes, carefully compiled from his handwritten notes.

World Class Swedish Cooking

  • Filename: world-class-swedish-cooking.
  • ISBN: 9781626364936
  • Release Date: 2013-12-13
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Bjšrn FrantzŽn
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Chefs Björn Frantzén and Daniel Lindeberg dish the kitchen secrets that have made their restaurant (Frantzén/Lindeberg) renowned as the Best Swedish Restaurant of 2012, earning two Michelin stars and delighted reviews from Swedes and tourists alike. From the raw, season-conscious ingredients to artistic plating, these one-of-a-kind dishes are the product of the uncompromising, detail-oriented chefs. Infuse some top-notch Swedish fun into your kitchen! Frantzén and Lindeberg take readers on their journey to culinary stardom, and their passion shines through in this beautiful book. They weave their story and culinary theory together with the dishes themselves, including descriptions, recipes, and stunning photographs that capture their colorful and thoughtful design. Many dishes were created specifically for this cookbook, to be implemented in Frantzén/Lindeberg’s ever-changing menu following publication. Prepare to be amazed by this compilation of meat, poultry, fish, and vegetarian entrees; breads, cheeses/butters, and sides; salads and amuse-bouches; and desserts. This smorgasbord includes: • Swedish crayfish with late autumn flowers • Pork with caramelized sesame and apples and carrots and mild curry • Poached and grilled guinea fowl with fried rhubarb and sage • Roast duck glazed with white miso • White and green asparagus with cilantro, lime, and lemongrass • Sweet, salty, and sour macarons • Salted caramel ice cream with chocolate and toasted canola oil With a foreword from novelist Mons Kallentoft and easy-to-navigate indexes of recipes and ingredients, World-Class Swedish Cooking is a must-have for every ambitious cook or restaurateur.

Le R pertoire de la cuisine

  • Filename: le-r-pertoire-de-la-cuisine.
  • ISBN: 0911202145
  • Release Date: 1971
  • Number of pages: 241
  • Author: Théophile Gringoire
  • Publisher:

If you are interested in good food and cooking, this book--treasured by thousands in the culinary profession throughout the past two decades--will prove of great value and be constantly in use. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Backyard Homestead

  • Filename: the-backyard-homestead.
  • ISBN: 9781603425148
  • Release Date: 2009-02-11
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Carleen Madigan
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing

This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.

Something Red

  • Filename: something-red.
  • ISBN: 1416575944
  • Release Date: 2010-03-30
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Jennifer Gilmore
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

When Jennifer Gilmore’s first novel, Golden Country, was published, The New York Times Book Review called it "an ingeniously plotted family yarn" and praised her as an author who "enlivens the myth of the American Dream." Gilmore’s particular gift for distilling history into a hugely satisfying, multigenerational family story is taken to new levels in her second novel. In Washington, D.C., life inside the Goldstein home is as tumultuous as the shifting landscape of the times. It is 1979, and Benjamin is heading off to college and sixteen-year-old Vanessa is in the throes of a rocky adolescence. Sharon, a caterer for the Washington elite, ventures into a cultlike organization. And Dennis, whose government job often takes him to Moscow, tries to live up to his father’s legacy as a union organizer and community leader. The rise of communism and the execution of the Rosenbergs is history. The Cold War is waning, the soldiers who fought in Vietnam have all come home, and Carter is president. The age of protest has come and gone and yet each of the Goldsteins is forced to confront the changes the new decade will bring and explore what it really means to be a radical. Something Red is at once a poignant story of husbands and wives, parents and children, activists and spies, and a masterfully built novel that unfurls with suspense and humor.

The Aleppo Cookbook

  • Filename: the-aleppo-cookbook.
  • ISBN: 1786694778
  • Release Date: 2017-02-23
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Marlene Matar
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus

An inspiring collection of recipes from one of the world's oldest cities. It is hardly surprising that Aleppo, one of the world's oldest inhabited cities, is also home to one of the world's most distinguished and vibrant cuisines. Surrounded by fertile lands and located at the end of the Silk Road, Aleppo was a food capital long before Paris, Rome or New York. Here, one of the Arab world's most renowned chefs unlocks the secrets to this distinctive cuisine. Featuring over 200 irresistible regional recipes, such as Chili and Garlic Kebab, Syrian Fishcakes, Semolina and Butter Pudding, and the queen of the mezze table, Red Pepper and Walnut Spread, The Aleppo Cookbook is a beautiful introduction to the Syrian table.


  • Filename: escoffier.
  • ISBN: 1852855266
  • Release Date: 2006-08
  • Number of pages: 319
  • Author: Kenneth James
  • Publisher: A&C Black

The most famous chef of them all - bar none, including Jamie Oliver. It is hard to over empathise his importance to fine cuisine. We derive the word 'scoff' from his name of course.


  • Filename: rebounders.
  • ISBN: 9780345527851
  • Release Date: 2012-05-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Rick Newman
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

Let’s face it: Setbacks happen, and failure is always a possibility. But here’s the good news: Amazing success has been achieved by people who once fell flat on their faces. The secret lies in how we respond to life’s bumps and pot holes and unwelcome detours—from getting fired or losing a business to enduring a professional rejection or pursuing a passion that fails to pan out. Misfortune, it turns out, can be a springboard to success. In Rebounders, U.S. News & World Report journalist Rick Newman examines the rise and fall—and rise again—of some of our most prolific and productive figures in order to demystify the anatomy of resilience. He identifies nine key traits found in people who bounce back that can transform a setback into the first step toward great accomplishment. Newman turns many well-worn axioms on their head as he shows how virtually anybody can improve their resilience and get better at turning adversity into personal and professional achievement. • Setbacks can be a secret weapon: They often teach vital things you’ll never learn in school, on the job, or from others. • There are smart ways to fail: Once familiar with them, you’ll be more comfortable taking risks and less discouraged if they don’t pan out. • “Defensive pessimism” trumps optimism: Planning for what could go wrong is often the best way to ensure that it doesn’t. • Know when to quit: Walking away at the right time can free the resources you need to exploit better opportunities. • “Own the suck”: When faced with true hardship, taking command of the pain and sorrow—rather than letting it command you—lays the groundwork for ultimately rising above it. Each lesson is highlighted by candid and inspiring stories from notable people, including musician Lucinda Williams, tennis champ James Blake, inventor Thomas Edison, army veteran and double-amputee Tammy Duckworth, and Joe Torre, former manager of the New York Yankees. In this uncertain and unstable time, Rebounders lays out the new rules for success and equips you with the tools you need to get ahead and thrive. From the Hardcover edition.

A Guide to Modern Cookery

  • Filename: a-guide-to-modern-cookery.
  • ISBN: 9781446545973
  • Release Date: 2013-04-16
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: G. A. Escoffier
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd

PREFACE If the art of Cookery in all its branches were not undergoing a process of evolution, and if its canons could be once and for ever fixed, as are those of certain scientific operations and mathematical procedures,inasmuch as there already exist several excellent culinary text-books in the English language. But everything is so unstable in these times of progress at any cost, and social customs and methods of life alter so rapidly, that a few years now suffice to change completely the face of usages which at their inception bade fair to outlive the age so enthusiastically were they welcomed by the public. In regard to the traditions of the festal board, it is but twenty years since the ancestral Engish customs began to make way before the newer methods, and we must look to the great impetus given to travelling, in order to account for the gradual but unquestionable revolution. In the wake of the demand came the supply. Palatial hotels were built, sumptuous restaurants were opened, both of which offered their customers luxuries undreamt of theretofore in such establishments. Modern society contracted the habit of partaking of light suppers in these placcs, after the theatres of the Metropolis had closed and the well-to-do began to flock to them on Sundays, in order to give their servants the required weekly rest. And, since restaurants allow of observing and of being observed, since they are eminently adapted to the exhibiting of magnificent dresses, it was not long before they entered iuto the life of Fortunes favourites. But these new-fangled habits had to be met by novel methods of Cookery - better adapted to the particular environment in which they were to be practised. The admirable productions popularised by the old Masters of the Culinary Art of the preceding century did not become the light and more frivolous atmosphere of restaurants were, in fact, ill-suited to the brisk waiters, and their customers who only had eyes for one another. The pompous splendour of those bygone dinners, served in the majestic dining-halls of manors and palaces, by liveried footmen, was part and parcel of the etiquette of Courts and lordly mansions. It is eminently suited to State dinners, which are in sooth veritable ceremonies, possessing their ritual, traditions, and - one might even say -their high priests but it is a mere hindrance to the modern, rapid service. The complicated and sometimes heavy menus would be un-welcome to the hypercritical appetites so common nowadays hence the need of a radical change not only in the culinary preparations themselves, but in the arrangements of the menus, and the service. Circumstances ordained that I should be one of the movers in this revolution, and that I should manage the kitchens of two establishments which have done most to bring it about. I therefore venture to suppose that a book containing a record of all the changes which have come into being in kitchen work - changes whereof I am in a great part authpr - may have some chance of a good reception at the hands of the public, i.e. at the hands of those very members of it who have profited by the changes I refer to. For it was only with the view of meeting the many and persistent demands for such a record that the present volume was written...


  • Filename: ficciones.
  • ISBN: 9780802190734
  • Release Date: 2015-05-12
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: Jorge Luis Borges
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

“Borges’s composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object—his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant, burnished instrument, and it is quite adequate to the extreme demands his baroque imagination makes of it . . . . Absolutely and most vividly original.”—Saturday Review The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the gargantuan powers of imagination, intelligence, and style of one of the greatest writers of this or any other century. Borges sends us on a journey into a compelling, bizarre, and profoundly resonant realm; we enter the fearful sphere of Pascal’s abyss, the surreal and literal labyrinth of books, and the iconography of eternal return. More playful and approachable than the fictions themselves are Borges’s Prologues, brief elucidations that offer the uninitiated a passageway into the whirlwind of Borges’s genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy. To enter the worlds in Ficciones is to enter the mind of Jorge Luis Borges, wherein lies Heaven, Hell, and everything in between.

The Only Street in Paris Life on the Rue des Martyrs

  • Filename: the-only-street-in-paris-life-on-the-rue-des-martyrs.
  • ISBN: 9780393242386
  • Release Date: 2015-11-02
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Elaine Sciolino
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

A New York Times Bestseller: “Sciolino’s sharply observed account serves as a testament to . . . Paris— the city of light, of literature, of life itself.” —The New Yorker Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. “I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,” Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents—the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers—bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing.


  • Filename: collaboration.
  • ISBN: 9781422137277
  • Release Date: 2009-05-12
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Morten Hansen
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press

In Collaboration, author Morten Hansen takes aim at what many leaders inherently know: in today's competitive environment, companywide collaboration is an imperative for successful strategy execution, yet the sought-after synergies are rarely, if ever, realized. In fact, most cross-unit collaborative efforts end up wasting time, money, and resources. How can managers avoid the costly traps of collaboration and instead start getting the results they need? In this book, Hansen shows managers how to get collaboration right through "disciplined collaboration"-- a practical framework and set of tools managers can use to: · Assess when--and when not--to pursue collaboration across units to achieve goals · Identify and overcome the four barriers to collaboration · Get people to buy into the larger picture, even when they own only a small piece of it · Be a "T-Shaped Manager," collaborating across divisions while still working deeply in your own unit · Create networks across the organization that are not large, but nimble and effective Based on the author's long-running research, in-depth case studies, and company interviews, Collaboration delivers practical advice and tools to help your organization collaborate--for real results.

The Complete Robuchon

  • Filename: the-complete-robuchon.
  • ISBN: 9780307267191
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 813
  • Author: Joël Robuchon
  • Publisher: Knopf

Features over eight hundred easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes that include updated versions of classic French dishes, a variety of regional specialties, and family favorites, all adapted for the home cook and contemporary palate.

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