Adventures with Old Vines: A Beginner's Guide to Being a Wine Connoisseur [EPUB]
25 February 2018, 03:48
2017 | EPUB | 25.07MB
Adventures with Old Vines offers an engaging and knowledgeable guide to demystify wine for novice enthusiasts. Richard Chilton provides detailed information about buying and storing wine, how to read a wine list, the role of the sommelier, wine fraud, how wine is really made, and how weather patterns can influence the quality of a vintage. A vineyard owner and lifelong wine lover, the author encourages readers to discover wine by tasting, taking notes, and tasting again.
The book also includes a richly illustrated, full-color reference section on a select group of vineyards from all over the world, describing their history, winemaking philosophy, terroir, and top vintages—what Chilton calls benchmark wines. The characteristics of these memorable wines provide the essential starting point to understand what to look for when evaluating any wine. Equipped with this easy-to-read reference, readers will have all the tools they need to begin their own wine journey.
Foods of India: Traditional Delicacies of Kerala [EPUB]
25 February 2018, 03:47
2014 | EPUB | 11.07MB
Bordered by land on three sides and the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian state of Kerala is divided into three geographical regions – the highlands, the midlands, and the lowlands. The cuisine of this fertile land, so rich in nature’s bounty, is linked to the rich influences from both land and sea, which created the unique synthesis of its food and cultural traditions. The wonderful array of spices which grow here, the vast varieties of fish, the vegetables, poultry and meats which abound, have all influenced the food preferences of the Keralite and include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare.
Before these delectable dishes are forgotten and become extinct, Minnie Matthew has collected some of these traditional recipes from her mother, Saramma, an outstanding cook, in an effort to capture the authentic food of Kerala, as well as some of Saramma’s magical culinary secrets, for future generations. This book had been created for the benefit of those who have not had the opportunity to live in traditional Kerala households but who are keen to savour the flavours of traditional cooking. This ethnic cookbook demystifies traditional cooking for the modern cook. The recipes are easy to prepare and are easily adapted to the contemporary kitchen. The array of fascinating recipes include fish, vegetables, rice, meat, savoury and sweets, as well as dishes for breakfast/high tea dishes, desserts, chutneys, chutney powders, pickles and preserves.
In each section, the Author provides nutritional facts and the recipes include Saramma’s invaluable tips for enhancing the taste and flavour of the dishes. Suggestions for dishes to be cooked on various occasions are also provided. In a modern world, there still remains considerable interest in traditional recipes. Foreigners in particular express great interest in understanding the traditional cooking of India. However, it is difficult to find cookery books on traditional cookery and traditional dishes are rarely seen on restaurant menus. They can only be cherished when cooked at home – with love.
Foods of India: Fasting [EPUB]
25 February 2018, 03:46
2014 | EPUB | 8.74MB
Upas or fasting, is an integral part of everyday life in India. From north to south, east to west, the variations and traditions governing fasting foods is vast. Dictated by region, availability of ingredients, as well as time-honoured customs, the fasting foods of India present an entire compendium of possibilities. While most us consider fasting food to be a mundane affair, the recipes in this book cast an altogether different light on those meals. The recipes are meant for the average cook who is restricted by the choice of food for the family on fasting days.
This beautifully illustrated and presented book, presents a wide variety of dishes that can be easily cooked with a little imagination. The measures are accurate and the methodology simple and precise. There are also recipes meant purely for gourmets who believe in making every fast a delight. There is something for everyone.