Champagne & Chandeliers Tribute to the great dinners of History Bernadette O'Shea's passion for Champagne takes us beyond the mirror, through time and space.
In all latitudes, friend of the arts, delights gourmets, accomplice musicians, allies of the world, Champagne reveals joy, lightness, enthusiasm, euphoria, tenderness, excellence, inspiration ...
The author invites us to a real fireworks, an exceptional party.
She succeeds in the prowess of this journey in time alongside those who embellish the world (Luciano Pavarotti, Picasso or Ferran AdriÌÊ), those who direct it (from Louis XV to Bill Clinton, through Gorbachev, Mitterrand, Kennedy, George V ...) and those who cheer him up or make him progress.
Thirty-five stories drawn from the great periods of world history, thirty-five exceptional menus, whose food and wine pairings are revisited on the sole theme of Champagne. Champagne is always and constantly different because there are no two identical. Bernadette O'Shea presents more than two hundred from thirty houses, easily accessible nowadays, but also some rare emblematic vintages that she had the privilege of tasting.
The originality of this book is of course the eclectic suggestions of its author, but also to the share of dreams it delivers, a certain art of living and no doubt the intelligence of pleasure. A book to put in the hands of any good epicurean.
TACOS Y LIQUOR: EPISODE 2
Story-telling supremo Aaron Turner is BACK! Having previously left our chef-protagonist for dead in the backstreets of Mexico, we find him returning to US soil, loading up on the gas and tearing down the highway on the mother of all road trips to… Graceland (yup, that’s right, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee). Why Graceland? What’ll our hero find when he gets there? And what exactly is the deal with that dodgy looking – and all-too-familiar – travelling companion of his? We sure as hell don’t know (and plan on leaving the telling to someone who does). We can promise you one thing, though… this ride’s gonna be as wild as all get out.
Episode 1: The Beginnings
Tacos and Liquor – what more do you need to know? A bit more, in fairness, given that this book is a special case... being one from a Geelong-based restaurant that doesn't yet exist! This shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with our author Aaron Turner — free spirit, creative genius and the man behind local fine-diner IGNI, The Hot Chicken Project and two international-selling books of the same names.
Here Aaron winds back the clock to tell a short story based on his first illicit trip to Mexico — the mind-boggling adventure that leads him there and the ragtag bunch of miscreants he meets along the way all wrapped up together with some honest-to-goodness, downright delicious food experiences of the finest order. Blurring the boundaries of fact and fiction, this is a frontier fable unlike any other. Expect the unexpected here, oh, and that this one will definitely be worth the read.
This book has been designed for the lovers of Martini cocktails and those who have yet to discover how to make them. Each recipe in this large collection is provided with clear and uncomplicated directions so that anyone can create a Martini cocktail with ease.
Mariza Snyder, Lauren Clum and Anna V. Zulaica
FEATURING 50 QUICK-AND-EASY RECIPES The ultimate guide to the nutritional powerhouse supplement praised as "green gold" for its curative, health-boosting qualities. Increase energy, torch calories, and improve your immunity with the antioxidant-packed magic of matcha green tea powder! This handy book serves up all the vital information on how to maximize the benefits of this miraculous superfood. Go beyond tea with this mouthwatering collection of matcha-boosted recipes for every meal of the day, including: Matcha Cranberry Scones; Matcha Chia Pudding; Poached Eggs on Matcha Hash; Candied Matcha Carrots; Sriracha Matcha Salmon; Matcha Curry Lentils; Cauliflower Matcha Stir-Fry; Chocolate Matcha Truffles.
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Vodka is the most versatile of spirits. While people in Eastern Europe and the Baltic often drink it neat, swallowing it in one gulp, others use it in cocktails and mixed drinks bloody marys, screwdrivers, white Russians, and Jell-O shots or mix it with tonic water or ginger beer to create a refreshing drink. Vodka manufacturers even infuse it with flavours ranging from lemon and strawberry to chocolate, bubble gum, and bacon. Created by distilling fermented grains, potatoes, beets, or other vegetables, this colorless, tasteless, and odorless liquor has been enjoyed by both the rich and the poor throughout its existence, but it has also endured many obstacles along its way to global popularity.
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Water: A Global History provides a concise account of our relationship with water throughout history and around the world. The book shows how we obtained clean drinking water in the past, what alternatives to water were available, and how our relationship with water has changed over time. The book explores how we have consumed water throughout history, and our efforts to transform it into a palatable drink (mainly through boiling it for tea, or distilling it into mildly alcoholic beverages); the use of water for medicinal purposes; and how water has become commercialised over the past two centuries.