Sensuous is the word that best defines the flavor and texture of Indian cuisine. A cuisine that is visually and aromatically one of the most opulent in the world. Marut Sikka, acclaimed food consultant, cuts out the fuss, and shares home-style Indian dishes which are perfect for everyday cooking. He uses his amazing knowledge of combining spices to make dishes taste extraordinary. The recipes are authentic — a testament to simple ingredients producing sublime tastes. Indian Flavors starts with a brief introduction to some of the spices of India.
The rest of the book is divided into unique sections such as the spice family, fresh herbs and vegetables, dried herbs, seeds and leaves, and dried fruits. As the author explores each section, he gives simple, but delectable recipes such as nutmeg potato circles, lamb chops with black pepper, dill infused grilled fish, jalapenos with jaggery and coconut, and rose petal and rice pudding, with vivid photos that are sure to impress. With streamlined techniques and intense, authentic flavors, Indian Flavors heralds a new generation of Indian cookbooks, a classic in its own right. Marut Sikka, an impresario turned foodie, has researched the finer nuances of Indian food extensively and has created over 14 unique Indian restaurants worldwide, including menus for many others. Often referred to as a culinary ambassador of Indian food, he has also organized numerous food festivals in India and overseas. He has created gourmet meals for many prestigious clients including Atal Behari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India, and conceptualized and executed the menus for events like the Golden Jubilee of the Parliament of India.
He is presently a consultant with airlines, food-processing companies, hotels, restaurants, and flavor houses on Indian food and flavors. Mohammed Ilyas a curry and biryani master, has honed his skills under traditional masters such as Imtiaz Qureshi. He has worked as a trainer for many restaurants and has showcased his skills at national and international food festivals. With his extensive knowledge of Indian curries and stir-fries, he is one of the best practitioners of rice cooking in India. Dheeraj Paul has photographed subjects ranging from food, still life, people, travel to architecture and industry. He won the first prize in the Canon Asia & Pacific Photo Contest in 2000.
A satirical and at times shocking story of the fear and anxiety surrounding one man's lack of control over his own destiny in a world where women belong to a secret cult intent on the elimination of the male.
John Dwyer travels through Asia's most interesting and wildest regions.
Follow his adventures as he passes through the sunken gorges of the Yangtze river, drinks snake blood in Chengdu, gets smuggled into Tibet illegally, watches mysterious ceremonies in Buddhist temples, reaches Everest Base Camp, climbs amongst the awe-inspiring Himalayas, and watches the dead being burned by the banks of the Ganges.
Although author Betsy Brannon Green was born in Salt Lake City, she has spent most of her life in the South. Her writing and her life have been strongly influenced by the town of Headland, Alabama, and the many generous gracious people who live there. The Duty Series 3-Book Bundle includes: Hazardous Duty — Savannah McLaughlin is running a little late. Those extra few minutes could mean she may never see her daughter again. The only clue Savannah and the police have to six-year-old Caroline's disappearance is a note with a cryptic verse of scripture.
With no signs of progress, Savannah is desperate enough to call the one man she knows can help—the one man who absolutely despises her.If anyone can find Caroline, it's Major Christopher Dane. The Army often calls on him to discreetly extract people from dangerous situations. But can Savannah trust him and the band of misfits Dane surrounds himself with? Or will the betrayal that took place in their dark past exclude any chance of a bright future? Above and Beyond— Now that Savannah has her daughter, Caroline, back after a frightening abduction, life seems calmer. But that serenity comes to an abrupt end when twenty-year-old Rosemary Allen pleads for Savannah’s help after running away from her dangerously controlling father. But her father isn’t just anyone — he’s Mario Ferrante, the criminal mastermind who oversaw Caroline’s kidnapping. Rosemary and her husband had planned to escape from Ferrante’s house together, but the plan was foiled and Rosemary had to escape alone. Now she is begging Savannah to help keep her safe and rescue her husband. She knows it’s risky, but Savannah can’t resist taking on the challenge. And she knows one person who is just crazy enough to take it on with her — Major Christopher Dane. Savannah just hopes he won’t be able to see through her feigned indifference to him and discover her desperate desire to be reunited with him, even if it requires both of them to put their Lives in danger . . . again. Savannah entreats the help of Dane and his team, and after some convincing, they all agree to take the assignment. Will the team’s undercover plots to beat Ferrante at his own game be enough to win against such a cunning criminal? Will Savannah be able to withstand her resurfacing nightmares when Caroline’s safety is in great danger once again? And will she ever have reason to hope that Dane could someday let her into his complicated life? Code of Honor— Savannah McLaughlin has every reason to be afraid of the obsessed man behind the surgical mask. The injuries she has suffered while jumping from a moving car are nothing compared to the anguish she will have to endure at the hands of Mario Ferrante. She knows she must escape from the man who has a seemingly end vendetta against Savannah and Major Christopher Dane. What she doesn’t know is that Major Dane—who has always avoided commitment—has finally declared his feelings for her in a dramatic way by deliberately ransoming himself for her freedom. Now it’s up to Savannah and Dane’s team of expert misfits to rescue Dane.
But success will require more than brute force.
So the team designs an elaborate plan to bring Ferrante to justice and free Dane. But will the recruitment of an unlikely ally doom the most important mission of Savannah’s life? Will a shocking secret keep Savannah from trusting the man she loves? Full of twists and turns, action and romantic tension, Code of Honor will keep you guessing and cheering for Betsy Branno
How are we to think of works of art? Rather than treat art as an expression of individual genius, market forces, or aesthetic principles, Michael Jackson focuses on how art effects transformations in our lives. Art opens up transitional, ritual, or utopian spaces that enable us to reconcile inward imperatives and outward constraints, thereby making our lives more manageable and meaningful. Art allows us to strike a balance between being actors and being acted upon. Drawing on his ethnographic fieldwork in Aboriginal Australia and West Africa, as well as insights from psychoanalysis, religious studies, literature, and the philosophy of art, Jackson deploys an extraordinary range of references--from Bruegel to Beuys, Paleolithic art to performance art, Michelangelo to Munch--to explore the symbolic labor whereby human beings make themselves, both individually and socially, out of the environmental, biographical, and physical materials that affect them: a process that connects art with gestation, storytelling, and dreaming and illuminates the elementary forms of religious life.