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Tropical Feasts

Author : Mary Gold
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In TROPICAL FEASTS, you will find "sunsational," scintillating, and cosmopolitan-inspired recipes that will transport you from your own kitchen to the tropics. Mary and Alan Gold's debut collection of recipes and photography have been gathered over the past twenty years in their sailing travels and as chef aboard a 62 foot charter catamaran based in the Caribbean. Mary's cooking combines her distinctive island roots with inspiration from the many countries she and her husband Alan, and their two children have traveled to and lived in. These destinations include South Africa, South America, the United States, the Caribbean and the Hawaiian islands. These locales are reflected in the breakfasts, lunches, cocktails, appetizers, main courses, salads and desserts described in TROPICAL FEASTS. Recipes such as the Tropical Pineapple Chicken Salad, Alan's famous Monkey Lala cocktail, mouth-watering Macadamia Coconut-Crusted Mahi-Mahi with a Coconut & Lemon Grass Sauce and a tropical dessert of Mango Mousse with Grilled Fresh Mango, are a few of the delights that will be found in this cookbook. Stunning photography accompanies the recipes throughout this book. These photographs, taken by Alan transport you to some of the most scenic and tranquil places found in the Virgin Islands. They create a wonderful memento that could rest on any coffee table, ready to encourage discussion and planning for the next exctiting adventure. Mary and Alan hope this book will inspire you to create your own tropical food escape, where you can slow down, relish the joys of good company, great food and many "jollifications."

Hamlyn QuickCook Healthy Feasts

Author : Joy Skipper
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In recent years, with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity on the rise, we have become more and more aware that the foods we eat can have a real impact on our health. Eating a balanced, healthy diet is therefore of the utmost importance, and thanks to the recipes in Hamlyn QuickCook: Healthy Feasts, it can be an easy and enjoyable part of your life. So what is the best way to ensure your diet is healthy and nutrient rich? The best way to ensure good health is to eat variety of different foods prepared from scratch, including good-quality protein, nutritious unrefined carbohydrates, and a good variety of fruit and vegetables, as well as nuts and seeds. Change your life for the better with this essential recipe collection. Breakfast on Oat, banana and ginger muffins or Wholemeal blueberry pancakes with lemon curd yoghurt, lunch on Cheesy spinach-stuffed mushrooms, Greek pitta pockets or Mini smoked trout quiches, and dine on Butternut, mushroom and broccoli gratin, Bacon and leek tortilla, Fish pie or Beef and lentil chilli. If you feel like a treat, there's no need to feel guilty with this virtuous selection - try Oat-topped pear and ginger pudding, Winter fruits with orange ricotta, or Cocoa, orange and pecan flapjacks. Healthy, nutritious food has never been this tasty!

Tropical Forests People and Food

Author : Claude Marcel Hladik
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For as long as they have inhabited tropical forests, people have used, managed and transformed natural resources in their quest for food. The future of tropical forests and their human inhabitants will continue to depend on the ways - wise or otherwise - in which food is procured and produced. In this book, scientists from disciplines spanning the natural and social sciences have focused on the biocultural interactions between tropical forest food resources and the communities they sustain. The volume's 74 chapters are organized into six major sections dealing with: evolution and history of tropical forests in relation to food availability; food production and nutritional value of wild and semi-cultivated species; adaptive aspects of food consumption and energy expenditure; feeding strategies in relation to environmental variation; cultural factors in food choices; and management alternatives for the rational use of tropical forests in years to come. Each section begins with a background chapter that provides key references and attempts to integrate the individual chapters in terms of overall themes and salient problems. The book's interdisciplinary approach makes it a valuable source of ideas and data upon which natural and social scientists can draw for discussion and analysis. It will also assist managers, planners, development agencies and concerned individuals in making the right decisions about the future of tropical forests and the people who live in them.

Finding Queensland in Australian Cinema

Author : Allison Craven
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'Finding Queensland in Australian Cinema' explores gender, race and place in selected Australian films in various phases of Australian cinema: from Charles Chauvel’s 'Jedda' (1955), to the ‘period’ films of the New Wave in the 1970s, to the Indigenous filmmakers since the 1990s, and the contemporary era of transnational productions in Australia.

Moveable Feasts

Author : Sarah Murray
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Today the average meal has traveled thousands of miles before reaching the dinner table. How on earth did this happen? In fact, long-distance food is nothing new and, since the earliest times, the things we eat and drink have crossed countries and continents. Through delightful anecdotes and astonishing facts, Moveable Feasts tells their stories. For the ancient Romans, the amphora---a torpedo-shaped pot that fitted snugly into the ship's hold---was the answer to moving millions of tons of olive oil from Spain to Italy. Napoleon offered a reward to anyone who could devise a way of preserving and transporting food for soldiers. (What he got was the tin can.) Today temperature-controlled shipping containers allow companies to send their frozen salmon to China, where it's thawed, filleted, refrozen, and sent back to the United States for sale in supermarkets as "fresh" Atlantic salmon. Combining history, science, and politics, Financial Times writer Sarah Murray provides a fascinating glimpse into the extraordinary odysseys of food from farm to fork. She encounters everything from American grain falling from United Nations planes in Sudan to Mumbai's tiffin men who, using only bicycles, carts, and their feet, deliver more than 170,000 lunches a day. Following the items on a grocery store shopping list, Murray shows how the journeys of food have brought about seismic shifts in economics, politics, and even art. By flying food into Berlin during the 1948 airlift, the Allies kept a city of more than two million alive for more than a year and secured their first Cold War victory, appealing to German hearts and minds---and stomachs. In nineteenth-century Buffalo, the grain elevator (a giant mechanical scooping machine) not only turned the city into one of America's wealthiest, but it also had a profound influence on modern architecture, giving Bauhaus designers an important source of inspiration. In a thought-provoking and highly entertaining account, Moveable Feasts brings an entirely fresh perspective to the subject of food. And today, as global warming makes headlines and concerns mount about the "food miles" clocked by our dinners, Murray poses a contentious question: Is buying local always the most sustainable, ethical choice?

Tropical Food Gardens

Author : Leonie Norrington
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Leonie Norrington blends horticultural science with personal experience to create a book full of sound advice, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the natural world. Have you ever wondered how to grow such exotic vegetables as snake beans, water chestnuts and loofahs? Luscious fruits such as rambutans, mangoes, carambolas and abiu? Herbs like vanilla, turmeric and galangal? Tropical Food Gardens will show you how to propagate, grow and use these and a wide range of other herbs, vegetables and fruits in tropical and sub-tropical climates. This lively engaging book, laced with anecdotes, is full of practical gardening information from an author with years of experience. It's also great fun.

Tropical Multiculturalism

Author : Robert Stam
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Simultaneously a history of Brazilian cinema from the standpoint of race, a history of Brazil itself through its cinematic representations, a comparative study of racial formation in Brazil and the US and a theorized analysis of racialized representation

Literature and Liminality

Author : Gustavo Pérez Firmat
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Recent literary studies and related disciplines have given much attention to phenomena that seem to occupy more or less permanently eccentric positions in our experience. Gustavo Perez Firmat examines three of these marginal or liminal phenomena—paying particular attention to the distinction between "center" and "periphery"—as they appear in Hispanic literature. Carnival (the traditional festival in which normal behavior is overturned), choteo (an insulting form of humor), and disease are three liminal entities discussed. Less an attempt to frame a general theory of such "liminalities" than an effort to demonstrate the interpretive power of the liminality concept, this work challenges conventional boundaries of critical sense and offers new insights into a variety of questions, among them the notion of convertability in psychoanalysis and the relation of New World culture to its European forebears.

Food Culture in the Pacific Islands

Author : Roger Haden
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Offers individual volumes on a country or regional cuisine for which information is most in demand. These are idel for country studies for student assignments and for enhancing a foodie's cultural knowledge.

Anthropology The Human Challenge

Author : William A. Haviland
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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today's world. You'll discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence; the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human behavior; and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundamentals Of Foods And Nutrition

Author : Sumati R Mudambi
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Top 100 Exotic Food Plants

Author : Ernest Small
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Many edible plants considered exotic in the Western world are actually quite mainstream in other cultures. While some of these plants are only encountered in ethnic food markets or during travels to foreign lands, many are now finding their way onto supermarket shelves. Top 100 Exotic Food Plants provides comprehensive coverage of tropical and semitropical food plants, reviewing scientific and technological information as well as their culinary uses. Wide-ranging in scope, this volume’s coverage includes plants that produce fruits, vegetables, spices, culinary herbs, nuts, and extracts. A user-friendly format enables readers to easily locate information on botanical and agricultural aspects, economic and social importance, food uses, storage, preparation, and potential toxicity. The book also contains an introductory chapter that reviews important historical, economic, geopolitical, health, environmental, and ethical considerations associated with exotic food plants. Thoroughly referenced with more than 2000 literature citations, this book is enhanced by more than 200 drawings, many chosen from historical art of extraordinary quality. This timely volume also highlights previously obscure edible plants that have recently become prominent as a result of sensationalistic media reports stemming from their inherently entertaining or socially controversial natures. Some of these plants include the acai berry, kava, hemp, and opium poppy. A scholarly yet accessible presentation, the book is filled with numerous memorable, fascinating, and humorous facts, making it an entertaining and stimulating read that will appeal to a broad audience.

Fix It with Food

Author : Michael Symon
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A guide to managing inflammation and pain with 125+ recipes proving that you don’t need to sacrifice delicious food to eat healthfully and be pain free, from celebrity chef and The Chew co-host Michael Symon “Michael fixed himself with irresistible recipes that just happened to be healthy. Now you can enjoy healing yourself as well.”—Mehmet Oz, MD, attending surgeon, New York–Presbyterian/Columbia University When Michael Symon found out he had rheumatoid arthritis and external lupus, he suspected that what he ate—or didn’t eat—could make a profound difference in his levels of inflammation and how he felt. So he committed to a food “reset” on The Chew—no red meat, white flour, sugar, dairy, or alcohol. Michael used social media to share his experiment with his fans, and was shocked by the outcome: after completing the reset, he felt amazing. He discovered that dairy, sugar, and processed flours are his food triggers, and that by avoiding them, his inflammation essentially vanished. Michael came up with more than 125 recipes to satisfy his cravings without aggravating his body, including Ginger and Chile-Roast Chicken, dairy-free Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti Squash with Arugula Pesto, and Apple and Cherry Oat Crisp, among many others. Now, for the first time, he is sharing these recipes, as well as a guide on how to identify your food triggers and create a meal plan that works around whatever ingredient causes your discomfort so that you too can enjoy incredible food without sacrificing your health.


Author : Manfred Beller
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How do national stereotypes emerge? To which extent are they determined by historical or ideological circumstances, or else by cultural, literary or discursive conventions? This first inclusive critical compendium on national characterizations and national (cultural or ethnic) stereotypes contains 120 articles by 73 contributors. Its three parts offer [1] a number of in-depth survey articles on ethnic and national images in European literatures and cultures over many centuries; [2] an encyclopedic survey of the stereotypes and characterizations traditionally ascribed to various ethnicities and nationalities; and [3] a conspectus of relevant concepts in various cultural fields and scholarly disciplines. The volume as a whole, as well as each of the articles, has extensive bibliographies for further critical reading. Imagologyis intended both for students and for senior scholars, facilitating not only a first acquaintance with the historical development, typology and poetics of national stereotypes, but also a deepening of our understanding and analytical perspective by interdisciplinary and comparative contextualization and extensive cross-referencing.


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Feasts and Fasts

Author : Colleen Taylor Sen
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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.

Feast Famine or Fighting

Author : Richard J. Chacon
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The advent of social complexity has been a longstanding debate among social scientists. Existing theories and approaches involving the origins of social complexity include environmental circumscription, population growth, technology transfers, prestige-based and interpersonal-group competition, organized conflict, perennial wartime leadership, wealth finance, opportunistic leadership, climatological change, transport and trade monopolies, resource circumscription, surplus and redistribution, ideological imperialism, and the consideration of individual agency. However, recent approaches such as the inclusion of bioarchaeological perspectives, prospection methods, systematically-investigated archaeological sites along with emerging technologies are necessarily transforming our understanding of socio-cultural evolutionary processes. In short, many pre-existing ways of explaining the origins and development of social complexity are being reassessed. Ultimately, the contributors to this edited volume challenge the status quo regarding how and why social complexity arose by providing revolutionary new understandings of social inequality and socio-political evolution.

Teen Feast The Easy Challenge

Author : Lisa Farrell
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Teen Feast, the easy challenge, is the fifi rst book in an exciting series. It is designed specififically for inspired teenagers who have a love for cooking, just like me.

Fix Freeze Feast 2nd Edition

Author : Kati Neville
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With this updated second edition of a best-selling cookbook, you can have it all — great tasting, nutritious meals that don’t break the bank or your daily schedule. Cook one recipe in bulk and stock your freezer with three nights of homemade dinners for your family. Updated recipes incorporate plenty of fresh, seasonal produce, along with bulk grains and beans. From Asparagus and Potato Frittata and Lemon Blueberry Strata to Tomato Basil Soup and Berry-Roasted Chicken, the 150 tasty options span the menu. Filling the freezer with healthy, ready-to-cook meals is more delicious than ever. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Polynesia in Early Historic Times

Author : Douglas L. Oliver
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Offers descriptions of all major aspects of Polynesian cultures, including tools, crafts, sexual activity, warfare, clans, kinship, social stratification, cosmologies, buildings, and watercraft.