Mini Thai Cakes & Desserts:Periplus Editions Chat Mingkwan
One of the greatest novels to have come from the 19th century, a realistic, gritty exposure of the lives, loves, intrigue and rivalry that existed in the literary world of London. The art form and culture of writing is becoming a business, expanding rapidly, and profit is more important than integrity of purpose. In the search for a wider readership, editors and publishers look to the poorer educated classes believing that shorter, slighter commercial treatments will sell and thus erudite writers with serious ideas and ´urgent messages for the world´ have their work devalued. ´Instead of Chat I should call it Chit-Chat...it would sell like hot cakes. On the same principle...if the Tatler were changed to Tittle-Tattle its circulation would be trebled...An admirable idea! Tittle-Tattle -a magnificent title; the very thing to catch the multitude.´ The downward intellectual spiral is of course contrasted by the progress of lightweight, jobbing writers able to turn their pens, with ease, to any task and supply copy with trite, popular appeal. Gissing knew his subject well, and his characterisation of the facile, unscrupulous Milvain, the rancorous Yule, the paranoid and impoverished Reardon all have the note of authenticity, as do the women used and abused by them in their struggle for success and the publication of their work. Truly one of the books from which we should learn, monumental in the telling, the story is an engrossing tale, describing a shabby Pyrrhic victory, at the expense of all those with a reasoning mind, of self-advertisement over artistic endeavour in an ongoing war- of what happens when pen meets penury. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Newcombe Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000104/bk_assm_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Nancy Silverton began serving sandwiches one night a week at Campanile, her and husband Mark Peel´s award-winning restaurant, she envisioned a laid-back and intimate evening when she´d be able to relax, chat with customers, and have some fun devising new and creative recipes. Well, she hasn´t had much time to relax: Sandwich Night became one of Campanile´s busiest nights, a vastly popular weekly tradition in Los Angeles and the place to be on Thursdays. And since then, sandwiches have become the latest craze to hit the American food scene. The reason for Sandwich Night´s success is easy to understand: the sandwiches are incredible. They´re gourmet meals that happen to sit on bread, the furthest thing away from the boring old sandwiches that we usually content ourselves with. Instead of PB&J or tuna salad, how about Braised Artichokes, Ricotta, and Mint Pesto with Pine-Nut Currant Relish? Or Eggplant, Seared Tuna, and Anchoïade? Or even Bacon, Avocado, and Watercress? These open-faced sandwiches are innovative dishes that taste wonderful, look beautiful, and are perfect for entertaining. The closed-faced sandwiches are delicious new takes on well-loved standards like the Croque Monsieur, the Monte Cristo, the Reuben, and, of course, everyone´s favorite, the Classic Grilled Cheese. Also included are Nancy´s creative sort-of sandwiches?Fondue the Swiss Way, Snackbreads, and Skewered Mozzarella?and tea sandwiches, wonderful creations that will banish memories of limp watercress and insipid egg salad forever. As if this isn´t enough, there are the mouthwatering sandwich cakes and cookies, like the Open-Faced Berry Brioche Sandwich, Chocolate Cake Club Sandwich, and Almost Oreos. There are recipes for some truly addictive bar snacks, like Cheese Fritters and Candied Spicy Walnuts, to serve before the meal. And there are also recipes for tantalizing spreads and condiments that go well beyond the ordinary. Finally, for the cook who wants to make everything from scratch, Nancy has included recipes for different breads, from Brioche to Hot Dog Buns, based on those from her world-famous La Brea Bakery. Written in Nancy´s charming, down-to-earth style, these recipes are versatile and easy to follow. As good to look at as they are to eat, these sandwiches offer a new, creative solution to entertaining and will be a valuable addition to the home cook´s repertoire. The result: Sandwich Night is sure to be a hit in your home, too. From the Hardcover edition.
Thirty-five amazing favorites, from our families to yours. Our first cookbook 35 Great Recipes You Wish Your Mother Made became a #1 best-seller, so we´ve put together 35 more of our most delicious family favorites for you - amazing recipes that would make mom proud. You can make restaurant-quality recipes at home while feeling like you´re being guided by a friend! Time with family, just like great food, should be enjoyed. There are too many complicated diets trying to ruin your day. Relax, take a break, and treat yourself. Come with us again and discover the fun and flavor in these old-school family recipes. It´s all in here, 35 more of our best: More quick and easy, tasty treats. More elaborate fine dining recipes. More Italian, Mexican, and Latin American favorites. Simple, healthy guacamole, amazing crab cakes, perfect pesto pizza, and other unique family treasures you´ll love! Plus kids´ favorites like Uncle Sal´s Gooey Butter Cookies too! But, getting it right takes more than just a recipe. There are the secret spices and little in-the-family instructions and priceless advice passed down to us. Don´t worry, though. We took careful notes and included all that loving advice in this audiobook for you. Notes like: ´´Use fresh ingredients. Don´t rush. Follow the recipe completely the first time you make it. Experiment the second time.´´ Simple, yet we tend to forget them. Our mothers knew we needed those reminders. They always know, don´t they? Pour a glass of wine and enjoy cooking for your family as everybody gathers around the kitchen again, to chat and play like we did when we were kids. And the reason we loved the food, was: It was made with love - that´s the secret. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021468/bk_acx0_021468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.