´´Let us break bread together and celebrate our diversity.´´ --Desmond Tutu, from the Foreword ´´Marcus generously shares his mnandi (the Zulu word for ´delicious´) recipes, travels in Africa, and insights on culture and cooking. He is also supporting children across the globe through UNICEF. Thank you!´´ --Quincy Jones, film composer, activist, TV producer, and Grammy award winner ´´Marcus has produced a beautiful and definitive work that stands apart. A proud example of his heritage, this book captures the soul of African cuisine.´´ --Alfred Portale, Co-owner and Executive Chef, Gotham Bar and Grill ´´The Soul of a New Cuisine will inspire many exhilarating kitchen journeys.´´ --Matt Lee and Ted Lee, Contributing Editors, Travel + Leisure ´´Marcus Samuelsson´s exploration of the foods of Africa incites the adventurous diner to imagine what we´ve missed all these years: an ancient tradition that Samuelsson makes utterly contemporary, accessible, and delicious.´´ --Thelma Golden, director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem ´´The Soul of a New Cuisine is a stunning and lavishly photographed snapshot of African cuisine and culture. It´s a delicious journey that drives right through the soul of Africa!´´ --Colin Cowie, Founder and President, Colin Cowie Lifestyle
Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of 34, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain, she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth traveling in Cairo, Lahore, and the West Bank. Unwittingly, she had followed life’s script, and now she needed to cast it out. Inspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley, who explored Gabon’s jungle in the 1890s, and Karen Blixen, who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I, Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventure.To the Moon and Timbuktu takes listeners on a fast-paced trek through Western Sahara, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief. On her travels, Sovich encounters rough-and-tumble Chinese sailors, a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti, indifferent French pensioners RVing along the coast, and a close-knit circle of Nigerien women who adopt her into their fold, showing her the promise of Africa’s future. This lyrical memoir will transport you to the breathtaking landscapes of West Africa, whose stark beauty will instill wonder in even the most experienced traveler. Sovich’s journey reveals that sometimes we must pursue that distant glimmer on the horizon in order to find the things we value most. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005140/bk_brll_005140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ulla in AfricaHeiner Wiberny has written this joyful composition for his wife Ulla, who has a special affinity for African Music. The listener recognizes immediately the sound and flavor of African Highlife and Latin Funk.The composition consists of the following parts:chorale-intro, prelude, ABA-theme, transition, violin- and violasolos with ´break´-intros, prelude, AB-theme, Coda.The soloists may play either the written transcriptions or their own improvised solos, whereby the corresponding ensemble sections can be repeated. The phrase markings offer help in the correct stylistic interpretation of the piece, but they can also be changed according to the individual preferences. Klaus the fiddler (Klaus der Geiger) gave the world premier of this work with the String Quartet of the Cologne Kunst-Salon Orchestra (Streichquartett des Kolner Kunstsalonorchesters). Klaus and the string quartet deserve my special thanks.Nombre de pages :24
Discover the secrets of whiskey´s aromas and flavors, the stories behind great distilleries, and expert tasting notes in this updated edition originated by one of the most highly respected commentators in the whiskey world, Michael Jackson. From grain to glass, Whiskey tells you everything and anything you´ll ever want to know about whiskey, from storing and serving whiskey, to whiskey cocktails, to pairing whiskey with food. In addition to a refreshed design, this updated edition includes the recent names in whiskey today, a new section devoted to American craft distilleries, and the addition of new distilleries from across Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. This beautiful coffee table book makes a high-quality gift or self purchase.
Meet Eddie Moran, a slightly disreputable American cooling his heels in French Morocco. And don’t be surprised if the young Cary Grant comes to mind, because Eddie’s as smooth as they come, one step ahead of the game…and of the police. Who’s after him? Just about everybody. What’s he done? A bit of everything - smuggler, revolutionary, whatever crooked little scheme will pay for his next meal or next drink. But Eddie’s latest caper is one he may not be able to escape…even if he wants to. Stumbling into a fight between a couple of Berber chieftains, Eddie lands in a prison run by The Black Sultan. He may be a captive of the Sultan, but he’s captivated by a stunning young woman the Sultan means to add to his harem. For her, Eddie might just go straight - if he can get them out of this hellhole alive. Also includes the adventure story Escape for Three, in which a bold trio of French Legionnaires come to the rescue of their great leader - only to decide he may not be so great after all. When The Black Sultan was originally published, Hubbard said that writers too often ´´forget a great deal of the languorous quality which made the Arabian Nights so pleasing. Jewels, beautiful women, towering cities filled with mysterious shadows, sultans equally handy with robes of honor and the beheading sword.… These things still exist, undimmed, losing no luster to the permeating Occidental flavor which reaches even the far corners of the earth today.” Hubbard brings this unique insight to his stories of North Africa and the Legionnaires, investing them with an authenticity of time, place, and character that kept his fans asking for more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000105/bk_gala_000105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This new collection by the acclaimed novelist - and, according to Salon, ´´the best wine writer in America” - is generous and far-reaching, deeply knowledgeable and often hilarious. For more than a decade, Jay McInerney’s vinous essays, now featured in The Wall Street Journal, have been praised by restaurateurs (´´Filled with small courses and surprising and exotic flavors, educational and delicious at the same time” -Mario Batali), by esteemed critics (´´Brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative” -Robert M. Parker Jr.), and by the media (´´His wine judgments are sound, his anecdotes witty, and his literary references impeccable” The New York Times). Here McInerney provides a master class in the almost infinite varieties of wine and the people and places that produce it all the world over, from the historic past to the often confusing present. From such legendary châteaus as Margaux and Latour and Palmer to Australia and New Zealand and South Africa, to new contenders in Santa Rita Hills and Paso Robles, we learn about terroir and biodynamic viticulture, what Champagnes are affordable (or decidedly not), even what to drink over thirty-seven courses at Ferran Adrià´s El Bulli - in all, an array of grapes and wine styles that is comprehensive and thirst inducing. And conspicuous throughout is McInerney’s trademark flair and expertise, which in 2006 prompted the James Beard Foundation to grant him the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003050/bk_rand_003050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.