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By Naomi Duguid, Jeffrey Alford. 2008
WINNER OF THE 2009 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARDWINNER OF THE 2009 IACP BEST INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARDA bold and…eye-opening new cookbook with magnificent photos and unforgettable stories.In the West, when we think about food in China, what usually comes to mind are the signature dishes of Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai. But beyond the urbanized eastern third of China lie the high open spaces and sacred places of Tibet, the Silk Road oases of Xinjiang, the steppelands of Inner Mongolia, and the steeply terraced hills of Yunnan and Guizhou. The peoples who live in these regions are culturally distinct, with their own history and their own unique culinary traditions. In Beyond the Great Wall, the inimitable duo of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid—who first met as young travelers in Tibet—bring home the enticing flavors of this other China. For more than twenty-five years, both separately and together, Duguid and Alford have journeyed all over the outlying regions of China, sampling local home cooking and street food, making friends and taking lustrous photographs. Beyond the Great Wall shares the experience in a rich mosaic of recipes—from Central Asian cumin-scented kebabs and flatbreads to Tibetan stews and Mongolian hot pots—photos, and stories. A must-have for every food lover, and an inspiration for cooks and armchair travelers alike.
By Sarah Marquis, Stephanie Hellert. 2014
One woman 10,000 miles on foot 6 countries 8 pairs of hiking boots 3,000 cups of tea 1,000 days and…nights "The only way to survive three years of walking was to embrace the moment of now."--from Wild by Nature Not since Cheryl Strayed gifted us with her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir, Wild, has there been such a powerful epic adventure by a woman alone. In Wild by Nature, National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis takes you on the trail of her ten-thousand-mile solo hike across the remote Gobi desert from Siberia to Thailand, at which point she was transported by boat to complete the hike at her favorite tree in Australia. Against nearly insurmountable odds and relying on hunting and her own wits, Sarah Marquis survived the Mafia, drug dealers, thieves on horseback who harassed her tent every night for weeks, temperatures from subzero to scorching, life-threatening wildlife, a dengue fever delirium in the Laos jungle, tropic ringworm in northern Thailand, dehydration, and a life-threatening abscess. This is an incredible story of adventure, human ingenuity, persistence, and resilience that shows firsthand what it is to adventure as a woman in the most dangerous of circumstance, what it is to be truly alone in the wild, and why someone would challenge themselves with an expedition others would call crazy. For Marquis, her story is about freedom, being alive and wild by nature.
By Emily Dobbs. 2017
'As enticing as a soft breeze through Galle, and equally delectable, Weligama is spice-scented, evocative and the perfect introduction to…Sri Lankan Cooking.'- Tom Parker Bowles'Emily is one of the best cooks I know and Sri Lanka is one of my favourite countries - so this is a mind blowing combination.' - Meera Sodha, author of Made in India'This book has all the brightness and vibrancy of the author, with recipes for dishes that whet the appetite mightily. An urgent need to visit Sri Lanka is inevitable after reading this book.'- Jeremy Lee, Quo Vadis'The food of Ceylon so deserves to be better known and - as Emily says of the hopper she introduced to the streets of London with great acclaim - it's nice!' - Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School'Emily is a wonder and gets to the heart and soul of Sri Lankan food. Reading her beautiful, delicious recipes I feel desperate to start cooking!' - Margot Henderson****Sri Lankan food is vibrant, fresh, light and delicious - a lively and colourful combination of spices, flavours and textures. Perfect for sharing and celebrating, now you can recreate it in your own kitchen with this unique collection of easy-to-use, innovative recipes inspired by the island. In this, her first cookbook, chef Emily Dobbs shares her favourite Sri Lankan-inspired recipes for every meal and season, including chapters on breakfast (such as crispy egg hopper 'pancakes') short eats (think traditional street food like vadai and mutton rolls) and a large selection of meat, fish, fruit and vegetable curries and their accompaniments. You'll also find traditional and original puddings to finish off your meal (such as banana tarte tatin and papaya cake), tips on how to make your own curry using typical Sri Lankan ingredients, and stunning photography.
By Tom Callaghan. 2018
'Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation' Anthony Horowitz'Just keeps getting better . . . buy…the whole series right away' Peter Robinson, No.1 bestselling author of Sleeping in the GroundNo sooner has Akyl Borubaev been reinstated as an Inspector in the Bishkek Murder Squad than he's suspended for alleged serious crimes against the state. After an attempted assassination of a prominent minister goes spectacularly wrong, Akyl is a fugitive from his former colleagues and involved with one of Kyrgyzstan's most dangerous criminals. On the run, caught up in a illegal scheme that can only end badly, it's time for Akyl to take a stand for everything he believes in.
By Beth Kempton. 2019
'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE'More than ever, we need books like this' Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and…author of Gather, Cook, FeastA whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom.Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism.Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters.From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, wabi sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.
By Vaseem Khan. 2018
In this enchanting Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate a murder at Mumbai's grandest hotel.For…a century Mumbai's iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world's elite. Anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj. The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder . . .So when the body of American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found, the pressure is on to label it a suicide. But then Chopra is called in . . . and finds a hotel full of people with a reason to want Burbank dead. Accompanied by his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, Chopra navigates his way through the palatial building, a journey that leads him steadily to a killer, and into the heart of darkness . . .PRAISE FOR THE SERIES'A most beguiling series' Financial Times'Utterly charming' Guardian'Colour and atmosphere flows out of every page' Daily Express
Escape on a round-the-world trip with Lucy Vine's hilarious novel about FOMO, #findingthefun and losing yourself - longlisted for the…Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020'Made me scream laughing. I enjoyed it SO much' Marian Keyes'Have you ever messed up so badly you had to leave the country? This feelgood journey contains one of the best vagina jokes ever. We didn't want it to end' Heat MagazineAlice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she's still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of clubs, and accidentally sexting her boss...She decides to throw caution to the wind and jets off on a round-the-world adventure to #FindTheFun and find herself. Of course, she's no more likely to find the answer to true happiness on the beach in Thailand than she is at the electric beach in Tooting, but at least in Thailand there's paddleboard yoga.Can Alice find happiness on her travels? Or is she more likely to lose herself all over again...?'Really, really funny, but also kind of heart wrenching' Sophie Kinsella'Hilarious and touching' Louise O'Neill 'Warning: read this book and you will doubtless snort with laughter in inappropriate public places. Quite simply, #brilliant' Ella Dove'Her best work yet: it's funner, it's more tender . . . You need to have this in your beach bag' Laura Jane Williams'I tore through this quicker than a duty-free Toblerone . . . Wickedly funny and painfully perceptive' Lauren Bravo'Utterly addictive and utterly charming...her best yet' Daisy Buchanan'A bawdy breath of fresh air' Sunday Mirror
By Didier Decoin. 2017
A mesmerising fable with a difference, set in Japan over 1000 years agoFor readers of Alessandro Baricco's Silk, Patrick Süskind's…Perfume and Takashi Hiraide's The Guest Cat.The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the Imperial Palace and preserve the crucial patronage that everyone in the village depends upon?Step forward Miyuki, Katsuro's grief-struck widow and the only remaining person in the village who knows anything about carp. She alone can undertake the long, perilous journey to the Imperial Palace, balancing the heavy baskets of fish on a pole across her shoulders, and ensure her village's future.So Miyuki sets off. Along her way she will encounter a host of remarkable characters, from prostitutes and innkeepers, to warlords and priests with evil in mind. She will endure ambushes and disaster, for the villagers are not the only people fixated on the fate of the eight magnificent carp. But when she reaches the Office of Gardens and Ponds, Miyuki discovers that the trials of her journey are far from over. For in the Imperial City, nothing is quite as it seems, and beneath a veneer of refinement and ritual, there is an impenetrable barrier of politics and snobbery that Miyuki must overcome if she is to return to Shimae.
By Jessica J. Lee. 2019
I have learned many words for 'island': isle, atoll, eyot, islet, or skerry. They exist in archipelagos or alone, and…always, by definition, I have understood them by their relation to water. But the Chinese word for island knows nothing of water. For a civilisation grown inland from the sea, the vastness of mountains was a better analogue: (dao, 'island') built from the relationship between earth and sky.Between tectonic plates and conflicting cultures, Taiwan is an island of extremes: high mountains, exposed flatlands, thick forests. After unearthing a hidden memoir of her grandfather's life, written on the cusp of his total memory loss, Jessica J Lee hunts his story, in parallel with exploring Taiwan, hoping to understand the quakes that brought her family from China, to Taiwan and Canada, and the ways in which our human stories are interlaced with geographical forces. Part-nature writing, part-biography, Two Trees Make a Forest traces the natural and human stories that shaped an island and a family.
By Hannah Kirshner. 2021
"With this book, you feel you can stop time and savor the rituals of life." —Maira Kalman An immersive journey…through the culture and cuisine of one Japanese town, its forest, and its watershed—where ducks are hunted by net, saké is brewed from the purest mountain water, and charcoal is fired in stone kilns—by an American writer and food stylist who spent years working alongside artisans One night, Brooklyn-based artist and food writer Hannah Kirshner received a life-changing invitation to apprentice with a "saké evangelist" in a misty Japanese mountain village called Yamanaka. In a rapidly modernizing Japan, the region—a stronghold of the country's old-fashioned ways—was quickly becoming a destination for chefs and artisans looking to learn about the traditions that have long shaped Japanese culture. Kirshner put on a vest and tie and took her place behind the saké bar. Before long, she met a community of craftspeople, farmers, and foragers—master woodturners, hunters, a paper artist, and a man making charcoal in his nearly abandoned village on the outskirts of town. Kirshner found each craftsperson not only exhibited an extraordinary dedication to their work but their distinct expertise contributed to the fabric of the local culture. Inspired by these masters, she devoted herself to learning how they work and live. Taking readers deep into evergreen forests, terraced rice fields, and smoke-filled workshops, Kirshner captures the centuries-old traditions still alive in Yamanaka. Water, Wood, and Wild Things invites readers to see what goes into making a fine bowl, a cup of tea, or a harvest of rice and introduces the masters who dedicate their lives to this work. Part travelogue, part meditation on the meaning of work, and full of her own beautiful drawings and recipes, Kirshner's refreshing book is an ode to a place and its people, as well as a profound examination of what it means to sustain traditions and find purpose in cultivation and craft. * This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of illustrations and recipes
By Alan Booth. 1995
A VIBRANT, MEDITATIVE WALK IN SEARCH OF THE SOUL OF JAPAN Traveling by foot through mountains and villages, Alan Booth…found a Japan far removed from the stereotypes familiar to Westerners. Whether retracing the footsteps of ancient warriors or detailing the encroachments of suburban sprawl, he unerringly finds the telling detail, the unexpected transformation, the everyday drama that brings this remote world to life on the page. Looking for the Lost is full of personalities, from friendly gangsters to mischievous children to the author himself, an expatriate who found in Japan both his true home and dogged exile. Wry, witty, sometimes angry, always eloquent, Booth is a uniquely perceptive guide. Looking for the Lost is a technicolor journey into the heart of a nation. Perhaps even more significant, it is the self-portrait of one man, Alan Booth, exquisitely painted in the twilight of his own life.
By Owen Jones. 2021
Thaïlande Volume 1 Bonjour et merci d’avoir acheté cet eBook intitulé « Thaïlande : Volume I ». J’espère que son contenu vous…sera d’une aide quelconque, et qu’il vous sera utile et profitable. Les informations de ce livre numérique sur les divers aspects de la Thaïlande, et la vie là-bas sont organisées en 15 chapitres d’environ 500 à 600 mots chacun. J’espère qu’il suscitera l’intérêt de ceux qui ont déjà visité la Thaïlande, ou qui connaissent quelqu’un qui l’a visitée, ou qui ont l’intention de le faire. En guise de supplément, je vous accorde la permission d’utiliser le contenu de l’ouvrage sur votre propre site internet, blog ou newsletter, même si je recommande au préalable la réécriture avec vos propres mots. Vous pouvez séparer le livre en plusieurs articles que vous pouvez revendre. En fin de compte, la seule chose qui ne vous est pas autorisée est la revente ou la cession de l’ouvrage sous la forme dans laquelle vous l’avez obtenu. Merci d’adresser, le cas échéant, vos commentaires à la société de laquelle vous avez acheté ce livre. Je vous remercie encore pour l’achat de cet eBook, Sincèrement, Owen Jones.
From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined…cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries.There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Two tigers cannot share the same mountain.” However, in East Asia, there are three tigers on that mountain: China, Japan, and Korea, and they have a long history of turmoil and tension with each other. In his latest entertaining and thought provoking narrative travelogue, Michael Booth sets out to discover how deep, really, is the enmity between these three “tiger” nations, and what prevents them from making peace. Currently China’s economic power continues to grow, Japan is becoming more militaristic, and Korea struggles to reconcile its westernized south with the dictatorial Communist north. Booth, long fascinated with the region, travels by car, ferry, train, and foot, experiencing the people and culture of these nations up close. No matter where he goes, the burden of history, and the memory of past atrocities, continues to overshadow present relationships. Ultimately, Booth seeks a way forward for these closely intertwined, neighboring nations.An enlightening, entertaining and sometimes sobering journey through China, Japan, and Korea, Three Tigers, One Mountain is an intimate and in-depth look at some of the world’s most powerful and important countries.
By Douglas Hustad. 2021
By Eric Dinerstein. 2005
In 1972, Eric Dinerstein was in film school at Northwestern University, with few thoughts of nature, let alone tiger-filled jungles…at the base of the Himalayas or the antelope-studded Serengeti plain. Yet thanks to some inspiring teachers and the squawk of a little green heron that awakened him to nature's fundamental wonders, Dinerstein would ultimately become a leading conservation biologist, traveling to these and other remote corners of the world to protect creatures ranging from the striking snow leopard to the homely wrinkle-faced bat.Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations takes readers on Dinerstein's unlikely journey to conservation's frontiers, from early research in Nepal to recent expeditions as head of Conservation Science at the World Wildlife Fund. We are there as the author renews his resolve after being swept downstream on an elephant's back, tracks snow leopards in the mountains of Kashmir with a remarkable housewife turned zoologist, and finds unexpected grit in a Manhattanite donor he guides into the wildest reaches of the Orinoco River. At every turn, we meet professed and unprofessed ecologists who shareDinerstein's mission, a cast of free-spirited characters uncommonly committed to-and remarkably successful at-preserving slices of the world's natural heritage.A simple sense of responsibility, one feels, shines through all of Dinerstein's experiences: not just to marvel at what we see, but to join in efforts sustain the planet's exquisite design. Tigerland's message is clear: individuals make all the difference; if we combine science, advocacy, and passion, ambitious visions for conservation can become reality-even against overwhelming odds.
By Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva. 2017
Follow the Silk Road—and color! &“A joy . . . a beautiful book about the arts, craft, and architecture of…Uzbekistan.&” —Olga Núñez Miret, author of the Angelic Business series Like the fascinating culture that comes to life between its pages, Uzbekistan: An Experience of Cultural Treasures to Color will take you on a journey of discovery from the blue and gold splendors of Samarkand to the intricacy of sacred mosaics. It&’s the perfect way for you and your children to explore Uzbekistan&’s rich cultural heritage, taking us along the Silk Road from fifth century architecture to modern-day artists. As we turn the pages, exquisite full-color photographs transport us to some of the world&’s most magnificent architectural monuments. From palaces through mosques, madrasahs and mausoleums, we wend our way amongst masterpieces of Islamic architecture, marveling at the captivating mosaics with their complex geometric patterns or motifs inspired by the world of plants and mythological beasts. Fascinating and vibrant, they testify to the skill and craftsmanship of historic Uzbek masters. As a tribute to this rich heritage, Uzbekistan: An Experience of Cultural Treasures to Color is a celebration of the arts and pictorial traditions of this fascinating land. Photographs of architectural monuments, murals, ceramics, tapestries and ornamented textiles highlight the country&’s cultural treasures. Short accompanying texts explain their historical significance. On the right-hand page, the reader is given the opportunity to color in drawings based on the beautiful photographs provided. &“A gorgeous book for grownups who want to get their coloring on.&” —Cayocosta 72
By François Hébert. 2013
" François Hébert et sa compagne participaient au début de 2012 à un congrès sur la francophonie à Madurai, en…Inde. François nous raconte ici des moments de son voyage. On y croise des dignitaires enturbannés, des bambins qui mendient, des femmes aux longs et soyeux cheveux noirs dans des saris multicolores; on est assaillis par toute la gamme des odeurs, allant de la pisse, du cambouis des rickshaws motorisés et du poisson qui pourrit au soleil aux parfums les plus enivrants, comme celui du jasmin et des épices tant convoitées par l'Occident. Mais tout ce que l'auteur nous montre de l'Inde est prétexte à des glissements vers des souvenirs, des lectures, des films, d'autres voyages (l'Europe, le Japon), toutes sortes de réflexions... En partant d'un détail, l'auteur réalise un zoom arrière, élargit son regard et, du coup, touche des sujets universels. " -- 4e de couv
By The Passenger. 2020
Explore Japanese society in the lively series that collects the best new writing, photography, art, and reportage from around the…world.Visitors from the West look with amazement, and sometimes concern, at Japan’s social structures and unique, complex culture industry; the gigantic scale of its tech corporations and the resilience of its traditions; the extraordinary diversity of the subcultures that flourish in its “post-human” megacities. The country nonetheless remains an intricate and complicated jigsaw puzzle, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for stories, reflections, and reportage. Caught between an aging population and extreme post-modernity, Japan is an ideal observation point from which to understand our era and the one to come. The subjects in this volume form a portrait of the country that ranges from the Japanese veneration of the dead to the Tokyo music scene, from urban alienation to cinema, from sumo to toxic masculinity.“The Passenger readers will find none of the typical travel guide sections on where to eat or what sights to see. Consider the books, rather, more like a literary vacation.” —Publishers WeeklyIn this volume:Ghosts of the Tsumani by Richard Lloyd Parry Living in Shimokitazawa by Yoshimoto Banana Why Japan Has Avoided Populism by Ian Buruma Plus: a Shinto sect in the shadow of power, fleeing debts by disappearing into thin air, the decline of sexual desire, the obsession with American blues, the strongest sumo wrestler of all time (who isn’t Japanese), the revenge of the Ainu and much more . . .
By Hannah Kirshner. 2021
"With this book, you feel you can stop time and savor the rituals of life." --Maira KalmanAn immersive journey through…the culture and cuisine of one Japanese town, its forest, and its watershed--where ducks are hunted by net, saké is brewed from the purest mountain water, and charcoal is fired in stone kilns--by an American writer and food stylist who spent years working alongside artisansOne night, Brooklyn-based artist and food writer Hannah Kirshner received a life-changing invitation to apprentice with a "saké evangelist" in a misty Japanese mountain village called Yamanaka. In a rapidly modernizing Japan, the region--a stronghold of the country's old-fashioned ways--was quickly becoming a destination for chefs and artisans looking to learn about the traditions that have long shaped Japanese culture. Kirshner put on a vest and tie and took her place behind the saké bar. Before long, she met a community of craftspeople, farmers, and foragers--master woodturners, hunters, a paper artist, and a man making charcoal in his nearly abandoned village on the outskirts of town. Kirshner found each craftsperson not only exhibited an extraordinary dedication to their work but their distinct expertise contributed to the fabric of the local culture. Inspired by these masters, she devoted herself to learning how they work and live.Taking readers deep into evergreen forests, terraced rice fields, and smoke-filled workshops, Kirshner captures the centuries-old traditions still alive in Yamanaka. Water, Wood, and Wild Things invites readers to see what goes into making a fine bowl, a cup of tea, or a harvest of rice and introduces the masters who dedicate their lives to this work. Part travelogue, part meditation on the meaning of work, and full of her own beautiful drawings and recipes, Kirshner's refreshing book is an ode to a place and its people, as well as a profound examination of what it means to sustain traditions and find purpose in cultivation and craft.
By Esther Tang, Ricky Chan, Susan Tai. 2001
Explore current trends in the Asian service industry!Asian Dimensions of Services Marketing takes you on a journey through the service…industries of Asia. Due to the extraordinary amount of growth in Asian service industries over the past few decades, this sector is expanding greatly in many Asian countries. These changes have had many effects on countries such as China, Korea, Singapore, and Thailand, mostly at the expense of agriculture and manufacturing. This book examines these effects, and establishes ways to achieve success in services marketing. This educational book provides an enlightening look at topics such as: the influence of reference groups in the service industry of Singapore the moderating effect of switching costs on the relationship between service performance and customer satisfaction in the Thai cultural and business setting how multinational professional service firms in South Korea have achieved success the emotional impact of store atmosphere on Chinese customers in a leisure service setting the rapid development of services in Asia, and how to effectively market intangibles to various kinds of consumers