Three World Cuisines: Italian, Mexican, Chinese [EPUB]
31 May 2016, 13:26
2012 | EPUB | 14.64MB
The text begins with a comprehensive theory of cuisine in the introduction and moves to the parallel culinary histories of Italy, Mexico, and China: the independent domestication of crops in each, the social, political, and technological developments that gave rise to each cuisine, and cooking in both professional and home settings. It also compares the internal logic of the cooking style and techniques in a way that will resonate with students.
The meat of the text compares and contrasts the three cuisines in chapters on grains and starches; vegetables; fruits and nuts; meat, poultry, and dairy products; fish and shellfish; fats and flavorings; and beverages. Readers are taken on a fascinating journey of discovery, where the background story of mis-transmission, adaptation, and evolution of cooking as it spreads around the globe with trade and immigration is revealed.
It answers the big questions, such as, why did the wok prevail in China, while the sautée pan and comal were used in Italy and Mexico, respectively? Why is bread baked in the Mediterranean but more often steamed in the Far East? How are certain ingredients used in completely different ways by different cultures and why? Why is corn transformed into tortillas and tamales in one place and into polenta in another? Why do we find tomato salsa in the Americas, long-cooked sauces in Italy, and tomatoes mixed with scrambled eggs in China?
Albala also challenges the notion of authenticity, providing ample evidence that cuisines are constantly evolving, adapting over time according to ingredients and cooking technologies. More than 150 of Albala’s recipes complete the instruction, inspiring readers to learn how to cook in a fundamental way.
Mediterranean Cuisine: Our 100 top recipes presented in one cookbook [EPUB]
31 May 2016, 13:23
2015 | EPUB | 30.35MB
Conjure up a holiday spirit at your table!
The best olive oil, fresh herbs, delicious olives and aromatic garlic, crisp vegetables and ways to simmer and gently cook succulent fish and meat: conjure up a holiday spirit at your table and spoil yourself and loved ones with delicacies from the Mediterranean. Whether it's crispy Focaccia with olives or Sicilian Caponata, Florentine steaks or aromatic empanadillas you're looking for: fans of both classic and modern Mediterranean cooking will find everything they need here.
- Mediterranean recipes to conjure up that holiday spirit at your table
- Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and great photo with every recipe
- Suitable for beginners and experienced cooks alike
The China Study Solution [EPUB]
30 May 2016, 11:49
2016 | EPUB | 1.8MB
In 2005, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Thomas Campbell, MD, co-authored The China Study, in which they detailed the groundbreaking research results showing that a whole-food, plant-based diet has the potential to prevent and reverse many chronic diseases. The China Study became a worldwide phenomenon, selling more than a million copies and inspiring countless readers to reinvigorate their health by making better food choices.
In The China Study Solution, Dr. Thomas Campbell, goes beyond why and shows you how to make the transition--and enjoy the journey--with practical guidance and a simple plan to make a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle easy and sustainable.
The China Study Solution tackles the most contentious questions: Is soy healthy? Should you eat gluten? Do you need to eat organic? Should you eat fish? Is GMO dangerous? How should you feed your kids?
With more than 50 easy recipes and a 2-week menu plan, The China Study Solution breaks down cutting-edge nutritional research into easy-to-follow instructions on what behavioral principles are needed to succeed in your journey, what to stock in your pantry, how to read labels and shop, and how to navigate social and eating-out situations.
Whether you wish to lose weight, reverse disease, or enjoy the best health of your life, The China Study Solution provides step-by-step guidance to help you achieve your goals.