Omani cuisine is rooted in a Bedouin culture of hospitality—using whatever is on hand to feed a wandering stranger or a crowd of friends—and is infused with the rich bounty of interloping seafarers and overland Arabian caravan traders who, over the centuries, brought with them the flavors of East Africa, Persia, Asia, and beyond. In Oman, familiar ingredients mingle in exciting new ways: Zanzibari biryani is scented with rosewater and cloves, seafood soup is enlivened with hot red pepper and turmeric, green bananas are spiked with lime, green chili, and coconut. The recipes in The Food of Oman offer cooks a new world of flavors, techniques, and inspiration, while the lush photography and fascinating stories provide an introduction to the culture of a people whose adventurous palates and deep love of feeding and being fed gave rise to this unparalleled cuisine.
During adolescence, a horrific experience shatters Ronnie’s world when Carson is not there to save her, for the first time in her life. She is, at once, exposed to the ugly truth that there’s not always an easy ticket out named Carson.
Turning all her emotions into anger, she almost self-destructs, and is forced to seek help. While rehabilitating, she battles to rediscover her identity and to define her purpose in life.