In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. Now available in a new edition, The Secret Life of Plants explores plants' response to human care and nurturing, their ability to communicate with man, plants' surprising reaction to music, their lie-detection abilities, their creative powers, and much more. Tompkins and Bird's classic book affirms the depth of humanity's relationship with nature and adds special urgency to the cause of protecting the environment that nourishes us.
Liquid Jade's rich narrative history explores tea in all its social and cultural aspects. Entertaining yet informative and extensively researched, Liquid Jade tells the story of western greed and eastern bliss. China first used tea as a remedy. Taoists celebrated tea as the elixir of immortality. Buddhist Japan developed a whole body of practices around tea as a spiritual path. Then came the traumatic encounter of the refined Eastern cultures with the first Western merchants, the trade wars, the emergence of the ubiquitous English East India Company. Scottish spies crisscrossed China to steal the secrets of tea production. An army of smugglers made fortunes with tea deliveries in the dead of night. In the name of "free trade" the English imported opium to China in exchange for tea. The exploding tea industry in the eighteenth century reinforced the practice of slavery in the sugar plantations. And one of the reasons why tea became popular in the first place is that it helped sober up the English, who were virtually drowning in alcohol. During the nineteenth century, the massive consumption of tea in England also led to the development of the large tea plantation system in colonial India – a story of success for British Empire tea and of untold misery for generations of tea workers.
Liquid Jade also depicts tea's beauty and delights, not only with myths about the beginnings of tea or the lovers' legend in the familiar blue-and-white porcelain willow pattern, but also with a rich and varied selection of works of art and historical photographs, which form a rare and comprehensive visual tea record. The book includes engaging and lesser-known topics, including the exclusion of women from seventeenth-century tea houses or the importance of water for tea, and answers such questions as: "What does a tea taster do?" "How much caffeine is there in tea?" "What is fair trade tea?" and "What is the difference between black, red, yellow, green, or white tea?"
Connecting past and present and spanning five thousand years, Beatrice Hohenegger's captivating and multilayered account of tea will enhance the experience of a steaming "cuppa" for tea lovers the world over.
With over 50 Unique recipes, & easy step by step instructions how to make them.
Recipes Like: Stoned Crab Cakes, Jalapeno Black Bean & Ganja Quesadillas, Ganja Espresso Lava Cake.
Everything from Treats & Appetizers to Main Dishes, Soups & Salad dressings.
Great for entertaining or just a little kick with your meal.
A Must have for medicinal users, Connoisseurs or just the average everyday Chronic.
The recipes in The Hot Sauce Cookbook will have you wiping your brow, chugging water, and helping yourself to seconds. Using a variety of chiles and easy-to-find ingredients like vinegar and red pepper flakes, The Hot Sauce Cookbook shows you how to prepare your favorite sauces and pair them with authentic regional recipes. The Hot Sauce Cookbook gives you clear instructions for every step of the way, from choosing chile peppers, to stocking your kitchen, to storing the finished product.
The Hot Sauce Cookbook lets you cook some of the world’s spiciest dishes, with:
· 49 hot sauce recipes from around the world
· 27 complementary food recipes, such as Cajun Barbecue Sauce, Puerto Rican Pique, Korean Barbecued Beef, and Grilled Chicken Satay
· 10 tips for making great hot sauce
· Profiles of 29 types of chiles and their heat levels
With The Hot Sauce Cookbook, you won’t need to go to a restaurant or a grocery store to enjoy great spicy flavors—they’ll be waiting for you in your fridge.
There are a lot of myths about beating stomach bloat and getting a flat tummy, but the FODMAP approach has been scientifically proven to work for both. FODMAPs are sugars found in certain foods that can be hard to digest, and can cause discomfort, gas, and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) symptoms. Some of the most nutritious foods around are high in these sugars, frustrating people who eat well but still have tummy issues. Apples, garlic, onions, beans, dairy, bread, and cereals are on that list. It may sound complicated or far-fetched but the many converts who have tried the science-supported diet swear by it. In addition to useful everyday advice, the book includes:The differences and similarities between this diet and a gluten-free diet 7-day sample menu plan with recipes Simple and easy recipes for the basic items you need to adapt to fit into the low-FODMAP diet, including staples like salad dressing, marinade, and dips Clear explanations for the science behind the low-FODMAP diet and why it works
'Whether you are an industry professional, a home enthusiast or anything in between, I truly believe this is a MUST read.' (Amazon customer)
'Informative, well-written and well presented. Coffee table and reference book - a winner' (Amazon customer)
'Very impressive. It's amazing how much territory is covered without overwhelming the reader. The abundant photos and images are absolutely coffee-table-worthy, but this book is so much more. I think it would be enjoyable for an obsessed coffee geek or someone who just enjoys their java.' (Amazon customer)
For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have.
Coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today. Coffee producers have access to more varieties and techniques than ever before and we, as consumers, can share in that expertise to make sure the coffee we drink is the best we can find. Where coffee comes from, how it was harvested, the roasting process and the water used to make the brew are just a few of the factors that influence the taste of what we drink. Champion barista and coffee expert James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of terroir, how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed.
Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country's output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news. This is the first book to chart the coffee production of over 35 countries, encompassing knowledge never previously published outside the coffee industry.
Award-winning cookbook author and television host Padma Lakshmi, inspired by her life of traveling across the globe, brings together the world’s spices and herbs in a vibrant, comprehensive alphabetical guide. This definitive culinary reference book is illustrated with rich color photographs that capture the essence of a diverse range of spices and their authentic flavors. The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs includes complete descriptions, histories, and cooking suggestions for ingredients from basic herbs to the most exotic seeds and chilies, as well as information on toasting spices, making teas, and infusing various oils and vinegars. And no other market epitomizes Padma’s love for spices and global cuisine than where she spent her childhood—lingering in the aisles of the iconic gourmet food store Kalustyan’s, in New York City.
Perfect for the holiday season and essential to any well-stocked kitchen or cooking enthusiast, The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs is an invaluable resource as well as a stunning and adventurous tour of some of the most wondrous and majestic flavors on earth.
This is the definitive text on Himalayan salt blocks, written by the man who wrote the definitive text on salt. Enough with salting your food—now it’s time to food your salt!
“Mark Bitterman knows more about salt than anyone else on the planet. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with those handsome slabs of Himalayan salt you see at cookware shops, Salt Block Cooking will inspire you with wildly innovative uses you’ve never dreamed of, from cocktails to candy, from curing to grilling, and from ceviche to pizza. Along the way, you’ll learn the half-billion-year history of the only food that starts as a rock.” ––Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible series and host of Primal Grill on PBS
“Cooking on salt blocks will blow your mind, jump-start your creative process, make your food taste better, delight your friends, and cut down on the time you spend cleaning pots and pans. And what better guide for your new experience than Mark Bitterman, a man who has forgotten more about salt cookery than I will ever learn.” ––Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel
“Salt Block Cooking is an essential guide to working with salt blocks. It opens readers’ eyes to possibilities never imagined before and gives a unique perspective on a completely new and interactive way to cook. Mr. Bitterman has changed the way I cook every day. He made me understand that salt is the most essential part of the seasoning process and is just as important as the ingredient itself. I encourage you to follow Mr. Bitterman’s lead and I promise you will never think about salt in the same way again.” ––Vitaly Paley, chef/owner of Paley's Place Bistro and Bar, Imperial, and Portland Penny Diner; coauther of The Paley's Place CookbookA precious mineral mined from ancient hills deep in Asia has stormed the American cooking scene. With crystals of rose, garnet, and ice, Himalayan salt blocks offer a vessel for preparing food as stunningly visual as it is staggeringly tasty. Guided only by a hunger for flavor and an obsession with the awesome power of salt, award-winning author Mark Bitterman pioneers uncharted culinary terrain with Salt Block Cooking, which provides simple, modern recipes that illustrate salt block grilling, baking, serving, and more.
Everyone who loves the excitement and pleasure of discovering new cooking techniques will enjoy this guide to cooking and entertaining with salt blocks. The introduction is your salt block owner’s manual, with everything you need to know to purchase, use, and maintain salt blocks with confidence. The chapters that follow divide seventy recipes into six techniques: serving, warming, curing, cooking, chilling, and of course, drinking. You’ll find recipes ranging from a minty watermelon and feta salad to salt-tinged walnut scones, beef fajitas served tableside, salt-cured candied strawberries, and salt-frozen Parmesan ice cream!
Find a healthy balance in your body's pH levels with the 30-day meal plan from The Essential Alkaline Diet Cookbook.
Why eat according to pH? The Alkaline Diet helps create more alkaline environments in our bodies, which can combat diet-related diseases. Serving a number of lifestyle benefits, the Alkaline Diet improves bone health, cholesterol, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, and much more. With ailment-specific recipes and a 30-day meal plan to ensure success, The Essential Alkaline Diet Cookbook makes cooking balanced, nourishing meals easier than ever.
The Essential Alkaline Diet Cookbook offers:150 Satisfying Recipes that will naturally bring your system back to balance with low-sodium, low-sugar, low-fat, high-fiber, and antioxidant rich meals 30-Day Meal Plan for supporting your immune system, thyroid, or kidneys An Essential Overview of the Alkaline Diet, including a handy list of the alkaline or acidic values of nearly 200 foods
Alkaline Diet recipes include: Almond-Quinoa Muffins, Quinoa and Avocado Salad, Vegetable Potpie, Championship Chili, Lovers' Lasagna.
Taste the benefits of a pH balanced diet with The Essential Alkaline Diet Cookbook.
If you are looking for a fresh, nutritious, and creative approach to the almighty egg, The Egg Cookbook is for you. With The Egg Cookbook you’ll get more than 110 unique recipes that let the egg shine—from savory to sweet, and from breakfast to dinner. The Egg Cookbook is also your guide to the amazing culture surrounding the world’s most versatile ingredient, with a useful primer on raising chickens and understanding egg types, so you can take your egg appreciation (and savings) to the next level.
The Egg Cookbook offers a fresh approach to preparing eggs, with:
· More than 110 elegant recipes, including Baked French Toast, Ratatouille with Poached Eggs, and Vanilla Bean Pudding
· A basic guide to 10 classic egg recipes, from fried eggs to the perfect scramble
· Egg dishes from around the world, from frittatas and quiche to tortilla patatas and meringues
· Q&A to find out whether raising chickens is right for you, from the editors of The Egg Cookbook
· The Egg Cookbook guide to more than 50 chicken breeds
· Detailed information on the different types of eggs, from free range to organic
The Egg Cookbook makes it easy for egg lovers to enjoy fresh and creative recipes from their home kitchen.
Everyone loves a good cookout, but finding a tried-and-true formula to smoke mouthwatering barbecue can be challenging. With this smoker cookbook, mastering your smoker just became a whole lot easier. Packed with insider advice from recipe developer Will Budiaman, step-by-step guidelines, and plenty of barbecue lore and wisdom, Real BBQ demystifies the art of smoking meat. With over 95 recipes to start cooking up your very own brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and other incredibly delicious barbecue, this smoker cookbook is the only guide you'll need for a smokin' good BBQ.
More than just a smoker cookbook, Real BBQ containsOver 95 Recipes for Every Level Cook labelling beginner, intermediate, and advanced recipes A BBQ Overview covering everything you need to know to get started with your smoker, including types of smokers, wood flavors, and regional styles Pitmaster Tips including techniques, shopping advice, and even beer and whiskey pairings
Recipes in this smoker cookbook include: Beer Can Chicken, Hickory-Smoked Pork Belly, "All Day Long" Smoked Beef Brisket, Beach Barbecue Lobster Tails, Coffee-Rubbed Buffalo Steak, and so much more!
Whether you are just breaking in your new smoker or looking to go beyond the basics, this smoker cookbook will give you the tools and tips you need to start smoking some brag-worthy 'cue.
Kenzie Swanhart knows firsthand just how hard it can be to introduce a Paleo diet into your hectic routine. In Paleo in 28, she teaches you that it takes only five ingredients, plus a few basic pantry staples, to create mouthwatering Paleo recipes for today and everyday. Making the transition to Paleo has never been easier with this effortless guide, which boasts:
• A flexible 28-day meal plan so that you never have to wonder what to eat
• 130 delicious recipes, from Good Morning Mug Biscuits and Nacho Kale Chips to Fall-Apart Short Ribs and Almond Butter Bars
• Streamlined shopping lists to save time and money
• A customizable one-week Paleo menu to help you strategize beyond your first 28 days
• Nutritional information for every recipe
Enjoy the classic flavors of all your favorite foods with gluten-free Paleo recipes that will jumpstart your healthy lifestyle and keep your taste buds happy.
From turkey stuffing to “baked” mac and cheese, Medical Edibles is a fun, niche-filling cookbook that provides instructions on how to make various cannabis-infused delights, all without the lung damage caused by smoking. His recipes are clear and easy to follow, making this a core resource for both experienced and up-and-coming cannabis cooks. Taking into mind those readers who are struggling with debilitating pain, Tim’s recipes are always a quick clean up. With Medical Edibles, you will learn how to get creative with your medicine and enjoy the healing power of cannabis in new and diverse ways.