First published in 1891, Pellegrino Artusi?s La scienza in cucina e l?arte di mangier bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi?s death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while this figure has not changed, the book has consistently remained in print. Although Artusi was himself of the upper classes and it was doubtful he had ever touched a kitchen utensil or lit a fire under a pot, he wrote the book not for professional chefs, as was the nineteenth-century custom, but for middle-class family cooks: housewives and their domestic helpers. His tone is that of a friendly advisor ? humorous and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes about many of the recipes, describing his experiences and the historical relevance of particular dishes. Artusi?s masterpiece is not merely a popular cookbook; it is a landmark work in Italian culture. This English edition (first published by Marsilio Publishers in 1997) features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and politics. The illustrations are by the noted Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa.
An Epic Culinary Journey to the Heart of Westeros! Eat like a Lannister. Brew spirits to warm you in the coming winter. Treat guests to exotic sweets and alchemy-inspired cocktails. With this collection of hearty meals inspired by George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, it's all possible! Every dish finds its roots in the pages that brought Westeros to life, including: Arbor Red Wine—the finest spirit in the Seven Kingdoms The House of Stark's Venison, Apple, Cheddar Plaits—savory meat pies, fit for any Warden of the North The Imp's Wild Strawberry Fool—a dessert light enough to make Tyrion smile Wilding Grilled Pork Chops with Stir-Grilled Apples—the meal of choice at Craster's Keep Tears of Lys—the concoction of choice for bartenders and assassins alike Feast your imagination on entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks that will make your fantasies a reality!
The Prague Cemetery
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The #1 international bestseller, from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose “Vintage Eco . . . the book is a triumph.” – New York Review of Books Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man? “[Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention” – San Francisco Chronicle “Choreographed by a truth that is itself so strange a novelist need hardly expand on it to produce a wondrous tale . . . Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life.” – New York Times “Classic Eco, with a difference.” – Los Angeles Times This e-book includes a sample chapter of NAME OF THE ROSE.
Author: Maria Bellonci
Publisher: William Morrow
Sumptuous novel centering on the life of sixteenth-century Italian Isabella D'Este.
A guide for crafty kids and their parents mixes a family friendly design with a treasure trove of creative and educational projects that parents and their kids, aged three to twelve, can create together.
Everyday Cooking from Italy
Author: Benedetta Parodi
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
Best-selling author and Italian celebrity chef Benedetta Parodi brings together her best recipes for the first time in English. With over two million books sold, Benedetta Parodi is a culinary sensation in Italy. The celebrity chef has now compiled her favorite recipes and tips into one book, bringing to the table a warm, unpretentious charm that shines through. Easy to follow, her recipes are new twists on the traditional, injecting classic Italian fare with freshness and spontaneity. The book is familial and accessible: there is a section for cooking when you simply have no time; another for when you are looking to treat yourself; another for classic Italian food; and one for when you want to impress. The dishes are flavorful while remaining simple: pumpkin risotto, pizza with gorgonzola and figs, chicken and pepper spiedini (skewers), and torta with caramelized oranges. There are hosting tips as well, such as how to choose the right table decorations and how to match the table to what is on the menu. Everyday Cooking from Italy is filled with easy-to-prepare recipes that feature readily accessible ingredients, making it perfect for everyday meals or special occasions-whether a snack in front of the TV, a romantic dinner, lunch with a vegan friend, or a children's birthday party. And, as always, all are relayed in Benedetta's inimitable and irresistible style.
The first cookbook by the wunderkind New York chef duo Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske of Contra and Wildair This is the story of two places beloved by chefs and foodies worldwide - Lower East Side tasting-menu restaurant Contra, and its more casual sister, Wildair. The book exudes the spirit of collaboration and exploration that inspires the chefs' passionately seasonal cooking style, boundary-pushing creativity, and love of natural wine. Narratives explore how and why they developed their signature dishes - many of which are ideal for creative home cooks - and are full of their distinctive wit and personality. A Very Serious Cookbook: Contra Wildair includes a foreword by US comedian and wine lover Eric Wareheim; 85 recipes organized into chapters: Always (mainstay, non-seasonal); Sometimes (hyper-seasonal, guest chef collaborations, international travel inspiration); Never (dishes on the menu once, not existent yet, all important); and Pantry. Photos of plated food, the restaurant, its locality, and travel bring the restaurant and its dishes to life. Contra and Wildair have received several Best New Restaurant nods and major acclaim from the New York Times, Saveur, Bon Appétit, and Eater, among many others.
Author: Sergio Bambaren
Routine is a quiet, peaceful enemy. Day by day it conquers new territories of one´s soul until there´s no desire left to fight against it. Michael and Gail, a young married couple, were just realizing the silent march of routine creeping in their lives and killing their love, when Michael brought home a book of poems with more than poetry in it. That book was the decisive factor for them to give up their comfortable but sad life and embark on a dream they had cherished for long: to travel the South Pacific aboard of an old sailing boat. But more is to come: Thomas Blake, an old librarian who owns a small bookstore close to where Michael works, gives him as a present a very special book. Only later and in the open sea will Michael and Gail discover the gift they have been blessed with. Their fears, their desires, for which probably the reader will relate to and the secret of living your own and unique life are enclosed in Distant Winds, a book with flavour of the sea that invites us to take the risks in our pursuit of true happiness.
"A groundbreaking program by one of the nation's leading experts on acid reflux to help the millions of diagnosed and undiagnosed sufferers identify the silent, potentially deadly symptoms and provide them with a proven 28-day eating plan to stop acid damage in its tracks"--
Publisher: Il Saggiatore
Dopo il primo "Natale digitale" dell'editoria italiana, una mappa autorevole e indispensabile per orientarsi criticamente nel dibattito sulle nuove scritture e il libro elettronico.
Publisher: Il Saggiatore
Perrault's Fairy Tales
Author: Charles Perrault
Perrault's Fairy Tales was originaly written in 1697 by Charles Perrault. He was a French author and member of the Académie française. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The Thirty Four Illustrations by Gustave Dore from the 'Volume Les Contes de Perrault Dessins' by Gustave Dore, 1867. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). Many of Perrault's stories were rewritten by the Brothers Grimm, continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (such as Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film (Disney). Perrault was an influential figure in the 17th century French literary scene, and was the leader of the Modern faction during the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.
Author: Penny Hancock
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
One winter's afternoon, voice coach Sonia opens the door of her beautiful riverside home to fifteen-year-old Jez, the nephew of a family friend. He's come to borrow some music. Sonia invites him in and soon decides that she isn't going to let him leave. As Sonia's desire to keep Jez hidden and protected from the outside world becomes all the more overpowering, she is haunted by memories of an intense teenage relationship, which gradually reveal a terrifying truth. The River House, Sonia's home since childhood, holds secrets within its walls. And outside, on the shores of the Thames, new ones are coming in on the tide...