There´s food and then there´s film. And what happens when you put the two of them together? Today´s show is all about the marriage of food and movies. We´ll get the inside scoop and talk to restaurateur and former actor Pino Luongo. Thomas Keller stops by to talk about consulting on food movies. Then, Michael Pollen sets the scene for a documentary that follows a corn kernel from seed to plate. Plus cocktails inspired by a director, the culture of popcorn, and healthy candy choices at the theater. [Broadcast Date: February 19, 2009] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/090219/rt_chef_090219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Americans are afraid of their food. And for good reason. In 2011, the deadliest food-borne illness outbreak in a century delivered killer listeria bacteria on innocuous cantaloupe never before suspected of carrying that pathogen. Nearly 50 million Americans will get food poisoning this year. Spoiled, doctored or infected food will send more than 100,000 people to the hospital. Three thousand will die. We expect, even assume, our government will protect our food, but how often do you think a major U.S. food farm get inspected by federal or state officials? Once a year? Every harvest? Twice a decade? Try never. Eating Dangerously sheds light on the growing problem and introduces listeners to the very real, very immediate dangers inherent in our food system. This two-part guide to our food system´s problems and how consumers can help protect themselves is written by two seasoned journalists, who helped break the story of the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people. Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown, award-winning health and investigative journalists and parents themselves, answer pressing consumer questions about what´s in the food supply, what ´´authorities´´ are and are not doing to clean it up, and how they can best feed their families without making food their full-time jobs. Both deeply informed and highly listenable, Eating Dangerously explains to the American consumer how their food system works - and more importantly how it doesn’t work. It also dishes up course after course of useful, friendly advice gleaned from the cutting-edge laboratories, kitchens and courtrooms where the national food system is taking new shape. Anyone interested in knowing more about how their food makes it from field and farm to store and table will want the inside scoop on just how safe or unsafe that food may be. They will find answers and insight in this audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019332/bk_adbl_019332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist - Parma, Italy by Noelle Scarlett offers the inside scoop on Parma, IT, one of the food capitals of the world. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. Here, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other travel books. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Wake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112864/bk_acx0_112864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever fantasized about quitting your job and starting over? Prioleau Alexander did just that. Here is his laugh-out-loud funny, endearing, and humbling exploration of life at minimum wage. Alexander walked away from a lucrative career as an advertising executive, seeking a life like that dude on Kung Fu.” Over the next year, he worked minimum-wage jobs as a pizza deliveryman, ice cream scooper, construction worker, ER tech, fast food jockey, and even cowboy on a Montana dude ranch. He reveals a side of America that is rarely seen and questions the stale white-collar notions of a deeper, more meaningful life beyond the cubicle. In You Want Fries With That? Prioleau explores life at minimum wage and proves unequivocally that the grass is not always greener on the other side. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Marantz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014962/bk_adbl_014962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over 1,000 food experts and aficionados from around the world reveal their insider tips on finding a perfect slice of pizza From the publishers of the bestselling Where Chefs Eat comes the next food-guide sensation on the most popular dish - pizza! The world over, people want the inside scoop on where to get that ultimate slice of pizza. With quotes from chefs, critics, and industry experts, readers will learn about secret ingredients, special sauces, and the quest for the perfect crust. The guide includes detailed city maps, reviews, key information and honest comments from the people you´d expect to know. Featuring more than 1,700 world-wide pizzerias, parlours, and pizza joints listed. All you need to know - where to go, when to go, and what to order.
Author Bruce Jarett has put together a must-have entertaining guide for people who love to cook and want to know the inside scoop when it comes to professional cooking tips. His humorous advice on shopping methods, food preparation, serving guests, understanding recipes, and dealing with common kitchen mishaps, is enjoyably spot on - fun to listen to, and will prove to be an invaluable go-to manual for the home cook and for professional chefs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082462/bk_acx0_082462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2011 Sy Montgomery wrote a feature for Orion magazine entitled ´Deep Intellect´ about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death. It went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practised true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters. Octopuses have varied personalities and intelligence they show in myriad ways: endless trickery to escape enclosures and get food; jetting water playfully to bounce objects like balls; and evading caretakers by using a scoop net as a trampoline and running around the floor on eight arms. But with a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and a tongue covered with teeth, how can such a beingknowanything? And what sort of thoughts could it think? The intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees was only recently accepted by scientists, who now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their colour-changing camouflage techniques. Montgomery chronicles this growing appreciation of the octopus, but also tells a love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about consciousness and the meeting of two very different minds.