A fragrant treasure trove of recipes from across the globe Spices have been bringing fragrance and fire to food for thousands of years, and they are as relevant today as they have always been - versatile, healthy, economical, and, more importantly, utterly delicious. However, many people find spices confusing and equate them to endless shopping lists or old jars gathering dust in their cupboards. This treasure trove of recipes from ´spice master´ John Gregory-Smith will demystify the spice cupboard and show readers how to blend these delicious flavours for mouthwatering results. The book opens with a fascinating introduction to spice cookery and a full glossary of the different spices, their flavour notes and how to use them. Drawing inspiration from all over the world, the recipes in this book offer a culinary passport to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco, Mexico and beyond. Try Vietnamese Star Anise & Lemongrass Chicken Claypot, Indian Fish Cakes with Coriander & Coconut Chutney or Manchurian Lamb with Tamarind Slaw and Griddled Chilli Potatoes. The recipes are divided into chapters on street food, curries, salad, grills, stews, vegetables, meat and desserts and drinks, and offer delicious dishes for any time of the week, from quick and easy mid-week meals to sumptuous weekend feasts. Every recipe is accompanied by a stunning photograph of the finished dish and accompanied by wonderfully evocative stories from John´s travels. Whatever the occasion, the food contained in these pages is a feast for the senses that will make any meal a celebration.
Thought-provoking and eye-opening, Blood and Silk is an accessible, personal look at modern Southeast Asia, written by one of the region´s most experienced outside observers. This is a first-hand account of what it´s like to sit at the table with deadly Thai Muslim insurgents, mediate between warring clans in the Southern Philippines and console the victims of political violence in Indonesia - all in an effort to negotiate peace and understand the reasons behind endemic violence. Peering beyond brand new shopping malls and shiny glass towers in Bangkok and Jakarta, Michael Vatikiotis probes the heart of modern Southeast Asia. Why are the region´s richest countries such as Malaysia riddled with corruption? Why do Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines harbour unresolved violent insurgencies? How do deepening religious divisions in Indonesia and Malaysia and China´s growing influence affect the region and the rest of the world? Vatikiotis tells the story of modern Southeast Asia using vivid portraits of the personalities who pull the strings, mixed with revealing analysis that is underpinned by decades of experience in the countries involved, from their silk-sheathed salons to blood-spattered streets. The result is a fascinating study of the dynamics of power and conflict in one of the world´s fastest growing regions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Bates. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oras/000002/bk_oras_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
En ung svensk affärsman hamnar mitt i en internationell kriminalgåta - en historia som tar med läsaren på en resa mellan London och Bangkok.Kobran är en spännande och överraskande kriminalroman som tar sin utgångspunkt i det okända livsödet hos entreprenören Jim Thompson. Thompson var en verklig person som efter en krigsplacering i Asien blev kvar i Thailand, grundade företaget Thai Silk Company och lanserade thaisidenet som blev känt över hela världen. 1967 försvann han spårlöst i Malaysia.Jan Olof Moen (1933-1995) var en författare vars verk sträckte sig över genrer som romaner, kriminalromaner, dramatik, musikaler, populärvetenskap och barn- och ungdomslitteratur. Evert Lundström (1924-2004) var en göteborgsförfattare och översättare som skrev bland annat historiska romaner och kriminalromaner. Hans böcker utspelar sig ofta i Göteborgsmiljö. Tillsammans skrev de kriminalromaner under pseudonymen Julius Bark. 1. Swedish. Håkan Julander. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/004673/bk_lind_004673_sample.mp3.
A collection of erotic short stories, offering a fresh focus on erotic writing for women. Whatever your pleasure, you´ll love what you find between the covers of Xcite books. Hot sex and fabulous fantasies await your delectation! ´´Web of Desire´´: A film producer is intrigued by an intimidating woman, who shows him who´s boss. ´´The Silken Web´´: Lady Jessica Cleveland finds herself a personal plaything, in the form of Clarence, her new slut-maid. ´´Lot Twenty-One´´: A woman auctions herself off at a private gentleman´s club, with a sexy outcome. ´´Public Exposure´´: A couple dare each other to expose themselves in full view of the public. ´´Personal Shopper´´: When a handsome man enters Christina´s lingerie shop, she just has to show him ´round everything ´´personally´´. ´´Waiting for a Spanking´´: Doug´s girlfriend waits at home, bent over, waiting for his hands. ´´Sparring Partners´´: In Malaysia, two sparring partners realise they have a lot more in common than just fighting each other. ´´Possession´´: Ana meets a sexy man at a party and is seduced almost instantly. ´´The Gift´´: Susanna receives a present from the Countess; a sexy, female present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000095/bk_summ_000095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.