Bittersweet Brexit:The Future of Food, Farming, Land and Labour Pluto Press. 1. Auflage Charlie Clutterbuck
Food writer Claudia has sampled dishes by the world´s greatest chefs. But when she hears about a remarkable pastry shop operated out of a convent in a sleepy Italian hillside town, she wants to write a book featuring their desserts and their creator - Sorella Agata. Sorella tells of the young woman who inspired her: Rosalia, who was kidnapped and separated from her family. Claudia discovers a deep, fascinating story - one that affirms food can do more than nourish the body.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jilly Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002960/bk_howe_002960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Matt McAllester lost his mother, Ann, long before she died, as mental illness snatched the once-elegant woman away and destroyed his childhood. In this beautifully written memoir, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the journey he took to forgiveness, which brought him straight to the place that evoked his happiest memories of his mother: the kitchen. Recounting the pleasures of his early days, culinary and otherwise, McAllester weaves an unforgettable tale of family, food, and love. At first, Matt McAllester’s childhood was idyllic, a time when his mother placed heavenly, delicious food at the center of a family life brimming with fun and laughter. Then came the terrible years, years when he had to watch helplessly as his warm, quick-witted mother succumbed to an illness that was never properly diagnosed or understood. Desperate to escape, he eventually found work as a foreign correspondent, hiding in the terrors and tragedies of other people as he traveled to the most dangerous places in the world, from Beirut to Baghdad. But nothing he saw on the battlefield prepared him for his mother’s death - and his own overwhelming grief. In the weeks and months that followed, Matt found himself poring over old family photos and letters, trying to reach out for the beautiful, caring woman who had now vanished for the second time. But as he looked anew at her long-cherished collection of cookbooks, it occurred to him that the best way to find her was through something they both loved: the food she had once lovingly prepared for him, food that introduced him to a thousand sources of joy - from spare ribs to the homemade strawberry ice cream that seemed in memory the very essence of happy times. With a reporter’s precision and a storyteller’s grace, McAllester guides us through a long season of grief - cooking, eating, and remembering - at the same time describing his and his wife’s efforts to conceive and nourish a child of the... 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Holmes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009473/bk_adbl_009473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tales From My Table is a collection of 12 true stories about food. Bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, the stories illustrate the way in which food influences our lives. We learn about relationships, and life, and the thrill of eating what you love to eat and cooking what you love to cook. Imagine Ann Lamott and Garrison Keillor meeting under a full moon for a midnight snack. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Tudor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000265/bk_live_000265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set against the backdrop of Iran´s rich, turbulent history, this exquisite debut novel is a powerful story of food, family, and a bittersweet homecoming. When we first meet Noor, she is living in San Francisco, missing her beloved father, Zod, in Iran. Now, dragging her stubborn teenage daughter, Lily, with her, she returns to Tehran and to Cafe Leila, the restaurant her family has been running for three generations. Iran may have changed, but Cafe Leila, still run by Zod, has stayed blessedly the same - it is a refuge of laughter and solace for its makeshift family of staff and regulars. As Noor revisits her Persian childhood, she must rethink who she is - a mother, a daughter, a woman estranged from her marriage and from her life in California. And together, she and Lily get swept up in the beauty and brutality of Tehran. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deepti Gupta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001338/bk_high_001338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sumptous tale of food to heal the deepest wounds, of the hungers of war and the bittersweet nature of love. Naive and already war-weary, James Gouding takes up a position in Naples in 1943. What he doesn´t anticipate is that this involves a limited menu of fried Spam fritters and interrogating the would-be Italian fiancees of members of the armed forces. James´s chance at true heroism arrives when a German tank is sighted and he is caught in its path. However, it is the imperious and dogmatic Livia who opens the hatch and yells at him to stop being such an idiot. Livia gladly becomes cook, translator, and general factotum to James. The two begin to fall in love, but the eruption of Vesuvius triggers a chain of explosive events that will force the two to flee behind enemy lines and will alter their lives immeasurably. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard E. Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000053/bk_twuk_000053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a follow up to her two best-selling books, Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines, author and blogger Shauna Niequist returns with the perfect listen for those who love food and value the community and connection of family and friends around the table. Bread & Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. This mix of Anne Lamott and Barefoot Contessa is a funny, honest, and vulnerable spiritual memoir. Bread & Wine is a celebration of food shared, reminding listeners of the joy found in a life around the table. It’s about the ways God teaches and nourishes people as they nourish the people around them. It’s about hunger, both physical and otherwise, and the connections between the two. With wonderful recipes included, from Bacon-Wrapped Dates to Mango Chicken Curry to Blueberry Crisp, listeners will be able to recreate the comforting and satisfying meals that come to life in Bread & Wine. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shauna Niequist. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001447/bk_zond_001447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reminiscent of One Day meets Nicholas Sparks, That Part Was True is a bittersweet debut about falling in love and risking it all. When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. As their letters criss-cross the ocean that lies between them, friendship and then romance blossom despite Jackson´s colourful love life and Eve´s tense relationship with her soon-to-be-married daughter. Little by little, Eve and Jack begin to believe that they may have a chance to change their lives and possibly get a second chance at happiness. They just need to actually meet.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser, Katherine Kellgren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000649/bk_orio_000649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like Madhur Jaffrey and Marcella Hazan before her, Naz Deravian will introduce the pleasures and secrets of her mother culture´s cooking to a broad audience that has no idea what it´s been missing. America will not only fall in love with Persian cooking, it´ll fall in love with Naz.´´ - Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Four Elements of Good Cooking Naz Deravian lays out the multi-hued canvas of a Persian meal, with 100+ recipes adapted to an American home kitchen and interspersed with Naz´s celebrated essays exploring the idea of home. At eight years old, Naz Deravian left Iran with her family during the height of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis. Over the following ten years, they emigrated from Iran to Rome to Vancouver, carrying with them books of Persian poetry, tiny jars of saffron threads, and always, the knowledge that home can be found in a simple, perfect pot of rice. As they traverse the world in search of a place to land, Naz´s family finds comfort and familiarity in pots of hearty aash, steaming pomegranate and walnut chicken, and of course, tahdig: the crispy, golden jewels of rice that form a crust at the bottom of the pot. The best part, saved for last. In Bottom of the Pot , Naz, now an award-winning writer and passionate home cook based in LA, opens up to us a world of fragrant rose petals and tart dried limes, music and poetry, and the bittersweet twin pulls of assimilation and nostalgia. In over 100 recipes, Naz introduces us to Persian food made from a global perspective, at home in an American kitchen.