Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road 2014 James Beard Award Nominee and 2014 Society of Travel Writers Foundation Thomas Lowell Travel Journalism Bronze Award Winner for Travel Book Join us at the table for this 34-course banquet of original stories from food-obsessed writers and chefs sharing their life-changing food experiences. The dubious joy of a Twinkie, the hunger-sauced rhapsody of fish heads, the grand celebration of an Indian wedding feast; the things we eat and the people we eat with remain powerful signposts in our memories, long after the plates have been cleared. Tuck in, and bon appetit! Featuring tales from: James Oseland, Frances Mayes, Giles Coren, Curtis Stone, Annabel Langbein, Neil Perry, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Jay Rayner, Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Pollan, Josh Ozersky, Marcus Samuelsson, Naomi Duguid, Jane and Michael Stern, Francine Prose, Ma Thanegi, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Rita Mae Brown, Monique Truong, Fuschia Dunlop, David Kamp, Mas Masumoto, Daniel Vaughn, Tom Carson, Andre Aciman, MJ Hyland, Alan Richman, Beth Kracklauer, Sigrid Nunez, Chang Rae Lee, Julia Reed, Gael Greene About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, a suite of inspiring travel pictorials, literature, and references, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
From bat on the island of Fais to chicken on a Russian train to barbecue in the American heartland, from mutton in Mongolia to couscous in Morocco to tacos in Tijuana - on the road, food nourishes us not only physically, but intellectually, emotionally,and spiritually too. It can be a gift that enables a traveler to survive, a doorway into the heart of a tribe, or a thread that weaves an indelible tie; it can be awful or ambrosial - and sometimes both at the same time. Celebrate the riches andrevelations of food with this 38-course feast of true tales set around the world. Edited by Don George
More than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. Contributors include Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Pico Iyer, John Berendt, Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Smiley. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Release Date: 2012-10-01
A collection of original travel stories told by some of the world's best novelists, including Isabel Allende, Keri Hulme, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Tea Obreht and DBC Pierre. Exhilaratingly varied in place, plot, and voice, these tales all share one common characteristic: They manifest a passion for the precious gifts that travel confers, from its unexpected but inevitably enriching lessons about other peoples and places to the truths - sometimes uncomfortable but always enlarging - it reveals about ourselves. '... a brilliant collection of travel stories ... threaded with great warmth, as readers are invited to travel in the company of these famous authors and experience their passions and revelations.' Bookseller+Publisher
Author: Don George
Release Date: 2003
When we miss our train or bus, lose our wallets, fall ill or get lost, a kind stranger can save not only the day, but the entire journey. This collection explores the unexpected acts of kindness that can occur on the road, those unforgettable connections that transfigure and transform our travels.
In this lushly written follow-up to Almost French, Sarah Turnbull explores a new paradise: Tahiti. Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, Almost French, Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic life in Paris with her husband, Frederic, there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible—starting a family. Then out of the blue an opportunity to embark on another adventure offered a new beginning—and new hope. Leaving behind life in the world’s most romantic and beautiful city was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is another paradise on earth: Tahiti.
Author: Helen Keller
Publisher: Samaira Book Publishers
Release Date: 2017-04-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The Story of My Life is an autobiography by Helen Keller. It is the story of Helen Keller and her life as a deaf and blind girl, and her triumph over these tribulations. Iin the book, she reveals her frustration and rage over her condition. It details her educational achievements and her introduction to the world through her breakthrough into communication. The story was written by Helen Keller when she was just 22 years old. The Story of My Life is a tale of the courage and unbreakable will of Helen Keller. The book has been adapted into a television series, a Broadway play, a Hollywood feature film, and an Indian feature film. Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880. A life-threatening illness at the age of 19 months took away her vision and hearing. Her parents contacted Perkins institute for the Blind in Boston at the recommendation of Alexander Graham Bell. Here, Helen Keller was introduced to Anne Sullivan, a tutor, who played an important role in her life educating her and bringing her talents out to the world. She received many honorary degrees and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She has also written The World I live In and Helen Keller's Journal. She died on June 1, 1968.
Author: Nick O'Hern
Release Date: 2016-11-11
Ever wondered what tour pros are thinking? Every golfer out there wants to lower their scores and unlock the secret to the game. Now you can go inside the mind of a tour pro that lived, breathed, and played golf at the highest level. Learn from someone who couldn't break 80 to become the 16th best player in the world, and the only man to beat World No. 1 Tiger Woods twice in match play. Nick O'Hern was a grinder on Tour extracting every ounce of ability from what he'd been given. Proving even if you aren't the most physically gifted golfer, you can still compete with anyone if you're mentally tough. That's the secret that allowed him to forge a successful career in a sport that's one of the toughest to do so, and it's the secret he offers in these pages. What's your pre-shot routine? How do you prepare for your next round of golf? How should you practice and how do you beat first-tee nerves? These are just some of the questions he answers to bring you inside the mind of a tour pro and learn the Tour Mentality.
Dive into the world of superfoods with Lonely Planet Food, the world's leading travel publisher's new food imprint. Unlock the long-held secrets of health-boosting diets from every culture of the globe. Discover which super ingredients will boost your energy, stave off illness, reduce your chance of diseases, make your hair shine, your skin glow and turbocharge your brain power. Better still, learn how to harness the benefits for yourself with a myriad of tasty recipes from around the world, all containing naturally nutrient-rich ingredients that will improve your energy, digestion, heat, immune system, and longevity. Travel can transform your cooking, exposing you to new flavours and powerfully health-boosting ingredients that you may not even have heard of before. But, when there is so much world to explore in terms of food, The World's Best Superfoods is there with a hand-selected collection of the world's most exciting culinary experiences and healthiest secrets served directly to your kitchen. With recipes ranging from Mexico's chia fresca (a refreshing beverage) and Japan's wakame seaweed salad, to Bolivia's quinoa stew and England's revolutionary pungent-smelling but silky-textured plankton risotto, the cornucopia of superfood ingredients represented here is sure to get your body revved up to its most maximised self. Eating well has never been so delicious! Each of the 66 recipes includes easy-to-use instructions and mouth-watering photography plus an 'origins' section detailing how the dish has evolved. There are also tasting notes that explain how best to sample each dish - whether that's at dawn by a Vietnamese street stall, or in the zen calm of a Japanese tea ceremony - to truly give you a flavour of the place and help you reap the benefits of sampling nutritious superfood in its natural habitat. Recipes include: SEEDS AND NUTS Cacao, almond & cashew bliss balls - Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK & USA Raw cacao hot chocolate - Mexico Tahini - Middle East LEGUMES Mung tarka dhal - India Miso soup - Japan Tempeh with spicy kale - USA GRAINS & CEREALS Donegal oatcakes - Ireland Injera - Ethiopia FRUITS Acaí bowl - Brazil Gazpacho - Spain Goji berry millet porridge - China Baked juustoleipä with cloudberries - Finland Som tam - Thailand Tapenade - France Kakadu plum sauce - Australia VEGETABLES Etli paz? sarma (dolma) - Turkey Collard greens with blackeyed peas - USA Bubble & squeak - England Borscht - Russia & Ukraine Tabbouleh - Lebanon FISH AND MEAT Ceviche de corvina - Peru Pickled herring - Sweden Greenlandic open sandwich - Greenland Pho - Vietnam OTHER SUPERFOODS Kefir cheese - Caucasus Bee pollen porridge - Greece Tea eggs - Taiwan & China Spirulina smoothie - New Zealand Kimchi - South Korea Plus 37 more exhilarating recipes!! About Lonely Planet Food: Food and drink is a huge part of the travel experience, and Lonely Planet has been scouring the globe for over 40 years to find the best places to sample authentic dishes and beverages when on the road. From street food to Michelin-starred restaurants, Lonely Planet's experts have tried it all. Now, through Lonely Planet Food, we're sharing our knowledge and passion for genuine local cuisine with food-lovers everywhere, bringing a taste of the world into your kitchen.
The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true?
A travelogue into that heart of darkness known as the Western mind, this volume is the most mordant and ambitious work to date from the author of "The Accidental Connoisseur," praised by "The New York Times Book Review" as "smart, generous, perceptive, funny, sensible."
This book covers two lesser known but important members of the Italian Mafia: the ’Ndrangheta and the Sacra Corona Unita. Italian criminal organizations, in particular Mafia, are one of the most commonly researched organized crime groups, usually focusing on the Sicilian Mafia, Cosa Nostra, or the Neapolitan Mafia, Camorra. However, Italy has other two other Mafias, one in Apulia, Sacra Corona Unita, and the other in Calabria, ’Ndrangheta. Although an extensive literature is available on Cosa Nostra and Camorra, less is known about the other two organizations, particularly their operations in the United States. Territory is one of the most important elements in the Mafia because the criminal organization operates its signoria territoriale, controlling every illegal activity in its sphere of action. This territorial power goes beyond the Italian boundaries reaching the United States of America and other non-European countries, with the mere aim of developing their drug/weapon deals and money laundering businesses. Mafia, therefore, is not a uniquely Italian phenomenon as it might appear, but a worldwide phenomenon, affecting many societies and economies. This unique volume is its interest into a field as yet completely provides new information about the ’Ndrangheta and Sacra Corona Unita written by an interdisciplinary group of Italian scholars. It covers organizational, hierarchic, and operative aspects: that is, the role that they have in politics, in their own families, in business relations in Italy and abroad. It also highlights the particular role that Cosa Nostra and Camorra had in their development. This work will be of interest to criminology researchers studying organized crime, corruption, money laundering and trafficking, as well as researchers from related fields, such as political science, economics, and international relations.
Author: Moshe Idel
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2011
This sweeping survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy represents a major contribution from one of the world's foremost Kabbalah scholars. The first to focus attention on a specific center of Kabbalah, Moshe Idel charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival of both Spanish and Byzantine Kabbalah. Idel analyzes the work of three major Kabbalists—Abraham Abulafia, Menahem Recanati, and Yohanan Alemanno—who represent diverse schools of thought: the ecstatic, the theosophical-theurgical, and the astromagical. Directing special attention to the interactions and tensions among these forms of Jewish Kabbalah and the nascent Christian Kabbalah, Idel brings to light the rich history of Kabbalah in Italy and the powerful influence of this important center on the emergence of Christian Kabbalah and European occultism in general.
Author: Roy H. Williams
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics
With the knowledge of a seasoned business consultant and the warmth and wit of a natural storyteller, the Wizard will help you to: • multiply the effectiveness of your advertising • understand the tug-of-war between intellect and emotion • plant a mental trigger in the mind of your customer • create totally new concepts from combinations of old ones • see the opportunities around you • avoid the danger of overchoice • escape the need to advertise ‘Sale! Sale! Sale!’ • find the genius that hides within you • receive the best others have to give • focus your advertising, your business, and your life Along the way, the Wizard will: • share the power of encouragement • talk to you about your Ruby Red Slippers • make you understand how lucky you are • show you how to avoid the mistakes that others have already made • convince you of the need to rest