Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created [EPUB]
19 June 2017, 07:31
2017 | EPUB | 12.16MB
Patrick E. McGovern―part modern scientist, part Indiana Jones―uncovers and re-creates the oldest alcoholic beverages ever found.
In Ancient Brews, Patrick E. McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey through time, back to the beginning when our ancestors were likely already experimenting with high-sugar fruits, honey, roots and cereals, herbs and tree resins to concoct the perfect drink.
Early beverage-makers must have marveled at the magical process of fermentation. Their amazement would have grown as they drank the mind-altering liquids, which were to become the medicines, religious symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures.
Interweaving archaeology and science, McGovern leads us on his adventures to China, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Scandinavia, Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. We share in his laboratory discoveries, including an early Neolithic “cocktail” from China made of wild grapes, hawthorn fruit, rice, and honey; an elite New World cacao beverage that gods and kings delighted in; and the Midas Touch of central Turkey. These liquid time capsules defied modern conventions by mixing wines, beers, meads, and botanicals together into heady, delicious extreme beverages.
For the intrepid reader, homebrew interpretations of each ancient beverage and culturally appropriate matching meal recipes are provided, transporting our senses and imaginations “back to the future.”
Clean Sweets: Simple, High-Protein Desserts for One [EPUB]
18 June 2017, 09:55
2017 | EPUB | 97.49MB
High-protein desserts that taste great, are easy to make, and serve one or two.
Giving up dessert is no fun, so health-savvy folks have long tried to find ways to satisfy a sweet tooth. But so many Paleo–style desserts are complicated, with long lists of hard-to-find ingredients. They also often make too much of a good thing, which is almost as bad as not having it at all. Arman Liew discovered a way to have his cake and eat it too―in decadent creations that indulge the appetite and pack in the nutrients. From breakfast reinvented to no-bake treats, recipes include:
- Protein Peanut Butter Cups
- Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Waffles
- Molten Lava Cake
- White Chocolate Raspberry Bars
There’s no tapioca flour, coconut nectar, or xanthan gum to be found here. Make something sweet the moment the craving hits, from foods that are already in the cabinet. Add in terrific photography and this is a book every health-conscious person should have on hand.
Rick Stein's Long Weekends: Over 100 New Recipes from My Travels Around Europe [EPUB]
18 June 2017, 09:54
2017 | EPUB | 165.06MB
To accompany the major BBC Two series, Rick Stein’s Long Weekends is a mouthwatering collection of over 100 recipes from ten European cities. Rick’s recipes are designed to cater for all your weekend meals. For a quick Friday night supper Icelandic breaded lamb chops will do the trick, and Huevos a la Flamenca makes a tasty Saturday brunch. Viennese Tafelspitz is perfect for Sunday lunch, and of course no weekend would be complete without Portuguese custard tarts or Berliner Doughnuts for an afternoon treat.
Accompanied by beautiful photography of the food and locations, and complemented by his personal memories and travel tips for each city, Rick will inspire you to re-create the magic of a long weekend in your own home.