Science In The Kitchen And The Art Of Eating Well

Author: Pellegrino Artusi
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442690968
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First published in 1891, Pellegrino Artusi?s La scienza in cucina e l?arte di mangier bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi?s death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while this figure has not changed, the book has consistently remained in print. Although Artusi was himself of the upper classes and it was doubtful he had ever touched a kitchen utensil or lit a fire under a pot, he wrote the book not for professional chefs, as was the nineteenth-century custom, but for middle-class family cooks: housewives and their domestic helpers. His tone is that of a friendly advisor ? humorous and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes about many of the recipes, describing his experiences and the historical relevance of particular dishes. Artusi?s masterpiece is not merely a popular cookbook; it is a landmark work in Italian culture. This English edition (first published by Marsilio Publishers in 1997) features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and politics. The illustrations are by the noted Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa.

The Late Mattia Pascal

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590171158
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Mattia Pascal endures a life of drudgery in a provincial town. Then, providentially, he discovers that he has been declared dead. Realizing he has a chance to start over, to do it right this time, he moves to a new city, adopts a new name, and a new course of life—only to find that this new existence is as insufferable as the old one. But when he returns to the world he left behind, it's too late: his job is gone, his wife has remarried. Mattia Pascal's fate is to live on as the ghost of the man he was. An explorer of identity and its mysteries, a connoisseur of black humor, Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello is among the most teasing and profound of modern masters. The Late Mattia Pascal, here rendered into English by the outstanding translator William Weaver, offers an irresistible introduction to this great writer's work.

La Crepa Nel Buio

Author: Federico Calafati
Editor: Federico Calafati
ISBN: 8822854748
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Racconto horror fantasy soprannaturale! Quattro amici vanno fuori per il weekend, in una villa nel bosco, con l'intento di divertirsi e passare un pò di tempo insieme. Ben presto si accorgono però che c'è qualcosa che non va: strani avvenimenti scuoteranno la loro tranquilla serata, catapultandoli in un mondo dove le leggi della fisica non valgono più. C'è qualcosa in cantina, qualcosa di antichissimo e totalmente sconosciuto, e sta lottando per uscire! Colpi di scena, terrore atavico ed elementi gotici e grotteschi in questo racconto breve! libri horror, libri fantasy, fantasy, horror, ebook in italiano, e-book, ebook, prima di cadere, thriller, libri thriller, miss black, magari domani resto, gialli e thriller in italiano, solo per te libri horror, libri on line, libros, libros online, libri on line da leggere, libri gotici, lettura libri on line, romanzi thriller, ebook horror, ebook kobo, ebooks online, ebook download, book download, download ebooks horror italiano, horror story, fantasy in italiano, fantasy italiano, fantasy lover, fantasy ebook, fantasy romance italiano

Ulisse

Author: Giovanni Nucci
Editor: Salani
ISBN: 8867155326
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Questa è la storia di Ulisse. Non un eroe qualsiasi, ma il più attento, il più intelligente e il più umano. Questo libro racconta tutte le sue avventure, le trovate e gli stratagemmi, le paure e le debolezze. Leggerlo sarà facile come sentirsi raccontare una storia che abbiamo sempre conosciuto. Un Ulisse diverso, vivo e reale, immediato e vicino ai ragazzi. Un eroe sempre attento a cercare di capire le cose. Ma che non vuole mai darla vinta ai suoi nemici; che sa di essere un uomo normale, pieno di difetti e di dubbi, e che come tutti non smette mai di interrogarsi sul senso di ciò che gli sta succedendo. Ma soprattutto sa domandarsi se in ciò che gli accade ha saputo cogliere almeno un po’ della saggezza degli dei... Il mito greco che ha appassionato i lettori di tutto il mondo e di tutti i tempi si inserisce nella tradizione dei romanzi storici Salani per ragazzi, da Olympos di Teresa Buongiorno alla Bambina col falcone di Bianca Pitzorno.

Il Respiro Del Vino

Author: Luigi Moio
Editor: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852077251
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Vi parlerò di quel profumo coinvolgente, di quel suo respiro trattenuto, al quale è impossibile opporre resistenza, che anticipa tutto ciò che si sente in bocca subito dopo aver avvicinato il bicchiere alle labbra. Di quel profumo che può essere un effetto del sole di un'alba radiosa o delle nuvole che precedono la pioggia. Di quel profumo che forse è l'aspetto sensoriale più straordinario del vino, perché è anche il linguaggio della sua composizione, della sua storia, delle sue tradizioni, dei territori in cui nasce e dei microclimi che ne accarezzano i giorni. Il vino è la sintesi sorprendente dei profumi di tutto ciò che ci circonda, perché ha nella sua natura più profonda le tracce della terra, dei fiori, dei frutti, delle spezie, del mare, della montagna, del vento, della luce e di tante altre cose che nobilmente rappresenta. L'atto iniziale di chiunque si avvicini al vino è infatti quello di portare il calice al proprio naso per sentirne il profumo, roteando delicatamente il bicchiere, affinché il vino in esso contenuto, simile alla Terra che ruota intorno al proprio asse, possa sprigionare la sua intimità olfattiva. Da quando esiste l'uomo, nella sua cultura gastronomica non c'è altra bevanda o cibo che preveda questo meraviglioso rituale di incontro tra sensibilità, natura ed emozione. È una gestualità mitica, quella legata al vino, che con la sua delicatezza ci aiuta a riappropriarci del nostro tempo e del nostro equilibrio interiore. Sarò certamente felice, perciò, se voi gentili lettori, arrivati all'ultima pagina, riporrete soddisfatti e arricchiti questo mio libro e un attimo dopo vi lascerete prendere dalla curiosità di stappare un'ottima bottiglia del vino che preferite per scoprire l'invitante e meraviglioso mondo di profumi che vi è racchiuso. Luigi Moio

Aura

Author: Carlos Fuentes
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466840048
Size: 19,17 MB
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This eBook edition of Carlos Fuentes' novel includes only the English translation by Lysander Kemp. The Spanish text is not included. Felipe Montero is employed in the house of an aged widow to edit her deceased husband's memoirs. There Felipe meets her beautiful green-eyed niece, Aura. His passion for Aura and his gradual discovery of the true relationship between the young woman and her aunt propel the story to its extraordinary conclusion.

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408803720
Size: 10,35 MB
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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

Les Miserables Volume I

Author: Victor Hugo
Editor:
ISBN: 9780986400667
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Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"

Utopia For Realists

Author: Rutger Bregman
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316471909
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Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today. After working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way-and in some places it isn't. Rutger Bregman's TED Talk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014. His April 2017 talk continues to make the provocative case, detailing the idea's 500-year history and even its brief success in a forgotten trial in Manitoba in the 1970s. Nearly a million views later, guaranteed basic income is being seriously considered by leading economists and government leaders the world over. It's just one of the many utopian ideas that Bregman proves is possible today. Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, and beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he champions ideas whose time have come. Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy. Bregman's book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime. Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world.

East Wind West Wind

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263462
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Nobel winner Pearl S. Buck’s classic debut novel, about one Chinese woman’s coming of age as she’s torn between Eastern and Western cultures Kwei-lan is a traditional Chinese girl—taught by her mother to submit in all things, “as a flower submits to sun and rain alike.” Her marriage was arranged before she was born. As she approaches her wedding day, she’s surprised by one aspect of her anticipated life: Her husband-to-be has been educated abroad and follows many Western ideas that Kwei-lan was raised to reject. When circumstances push the couple out of the family home, Kwei-lan finds her assumptions about tradition and modernity tested even further. East Wind: West Wind is a sensitive, early exploration of the cross-cultural themes that went on to become a hallmark of Buck’s acclaimed novels. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.