To The People Food Is Heaven

Author: Dr Audra Ang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762790407
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In China, the world’s next superpower, life is comfortable for the fortunate few. For others, it’s a hand-to-mouth struggle for a full stomach, a place to live, wages for work done, and freedom to speak openly. In a place where few things are more important than food, “Have you eaten yet?” is another way of saying hello. After traversing the country and meeting its people, Ang shares her delicious experiences with us. She tells of a clandestine cup of salty yak butter tea with a Tibetan monk during a military crackdown and explains how a fluffy spring onion omelet encapsulates China’s drive for rural development. You’ll have lunch with some of the country's most enduring activists, savor meals with earthquake survivors, and get to know a house cleaner who makes the best fried chicken in all of Beijing. Ang bites into the gaping divide between rich and poor, urban and rural reform, intolerance for dissent, and the growing dissatisfaction with those in power. By serving these topics to us one at a time, To the People, Food Is Heaven provides a fresh perspective beyond the country’s anonymous identity as an economic powerhouse. Ang plates a terrific, wide-ranging feast that is the new China. Have you eaten yet?

The Land Of The Five Flavors

Author: Thomas O. Höllmann
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536542
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World-renowned sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann tracks the growth of Chinese food culture from the earliest burial rituals to today's Western fast food restaurants, detailing the cuisine's geographical variations and local customs, indigenous factors and foreign influences, trade routes, and ethnic associations. Höllmann describes the food rituals of major Chinese religions and the significance of eating and drinking in rites of passage and popular culture. He also enriches his narrative with thirty of his favorite recipes and a selection of photographs, posters, paintings, sketches, and images of clay figurines and other objects excavated from tombs. This history recounts the cultivation of what are probably the earliest grape wines, the invention of noodles, the role of butchers and cooks in Chinese politics, and the recent issue of food contamination. It discusses local crop production, the use of herbs and spices, the relationship between Chinese food and economics, the import of Chinese philosophy, and traditional dietary concepts and superstitions. Höllmann cites original Chinese sources, revealing fascinating aspects of daily Chinese life. His multifaceted compendium inspires a rich appreciation of Chinese arts and culture.

Manna From Heaven

Author: Rachel Grisewood
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741766516
Size: 80.76 MB
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'Rachel Grisewood is a truly beautiful cook. To finally have this book, filled with Rachel's glorious recipes, is heaven indeed.' - Neil Perry 'When I cook for loved ones, it's about giving a part of myself.' Manna from Heaven is a book for everyone who loves food and flavours. Rachel Grisewood is the founder of Manna from Heaven, the purveyor of divinely delicious cakes and biscuits. More than anything else, she loves to give pleasure by feeding her family, friends and loved ones. With over 150 recipes, including the secrets of Rachel's most successful (and treasured) cakes, sweet treats and savoury delights, this is a cookbook to use and enjoy again and again. Discover her fabulous lemon polenta cake, decadently rich chocolate and hazelnut praline cake, buttery raspberry brioches with honey, taleggio and walnut tarts, the famous chocolate crunch, and much, much more. But this is more than just a cookbook. Above all, it's a sweet story - about cooking and cakes, warmth and family, nurturing and life, messiness and love. 'Rachel Grisewood's creativity is boundless. This volume is a visual treat, with a feast of unique achievable recipes. A must for every cook's collection.' - Damien Pignolet 'Manna from Heaven is delightful, spontaneous, warm and generous - just like Rachel herself.' - Charmaine Solomon

Shark S Fin And Sichuan Pepper A Sweet Sour Memoir Of Eating In China

Author: Fuchsia Dunlop
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248984
Size: 42.73 MB
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“Destined, I think, to become a classic of travel writing.”—Paul Levy, The Observer After fifteen years spent exploring China and its food, Fuchsia Dunlop finds herself in an English kitchen, deciding whether to eat a caterpillar she has accidentally cooked in some home-grown vegetables. How can something she has eaten readily in China seem grotesque in England? The question lingers over this “autobiographical food-and-travel classic” (Publishers Weekly).

What If This Is Heaven

Author: Anita Moorjani
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401944817
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If life is about the journey and not the destination, could it be that this is heaven—this physical life we are living here on Earth? What we experience in our daily lives often feels like anything but heaven. But what if we understood how powerful we are—that we are powerful enough to mold both our internal and our external reality?

Anita Moorjani, the New York Times bestselling author of Dying to Be Me, is convinced we can do exactly that. The process, she explains, requires dismantling many cultural myths mistaken for indisputable truths. Beliefs such as “We get what we deserve,” “Loving ourselves is selfish,” and “Coincidences are just that—coincidences,” are ingrained within us from birth, pervasive and influential, leading to generations of misguidance.

Following her near-death experience, Moorjani began to embody truths she learned in the other realm, discovering that letting go of these outmoded myths allowed her to experience heaven not as a physical place but as a state of mind, right here and right now. In this examination of our common myths, she shares stories and examples from her own life, revealing the lies beneath the surface of what she was taught and absorbed. By freeing ourselves from these falsehoods, Moorjani asserts, we can leave fear, heartache, and self-imposed boundaries behind and instead live lives full of purpose and joy.

Heaven Is For Real Deluxe Edition

Author: Todd Burpo
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0849949203
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“A beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe.” —Ron Hall, coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me “Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.” When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back. Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery–and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read. With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.” Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.