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Help Yourself
More than 125 gut-friendly recipes plus science-backed advice for wellness in body and mind    This game-changing cookbook will make you rethink how you eat.     It turns out that gut health is the root of all health: A happy equilibrium in the body’s unique community of microbes promotes good health throughout the body, including a stronger immune system, better sleep, and lower stress.     Despite eating healthfully, author and recipe developer Lindsay Maitland Hunt was plagued by symptoms such as depression, fatigue, incessant itching, and joint pain—until a gut-friendly way of eating helped bring her back to a state of balance. In fact, she felt better than ever before. Out of Lindsay’s journey from sickness to health, and her extensive research, comes this practical and nourishing guide, with irresistibly delicious recipes that make you feel good too.     Dishes emphasize plant-based ingredients like vegetables, nuts and seeds, beans and legumes, and whole grains, along with eggs, fish, and some meat and dairy, if you like. Lindsay also walks you through integrating fermented foods into your daily life and reducing added sugar and processed foods. It’s an approach you can tailor to your own lifestyle, whether you’re vegan, gluten free, or just love to eat! Recipes cover any time you eat, from quick weeknight dinners to party-worthy treats, including:    Seeded Almond Flour Waffles with Raspberry-Flax SmashGarlicky Shrimp and Quinoa “Grits”Special-Occasion Short Ribs with Olive Oil and Kefir Mashed PotatoesParsley, Kale, and Pumpkin Seed PestoBrussels Sprouts and Peanut Butter Curry BowlPeanut Butter–Banana “Nice” CreamPlus go-to essentials (roasted vegetables, simply cooked leafy greens, sprouted grains, and more) for building meals off the cuff    Beyond the recipes, Lindsay explains what you need to know about your gut microbiota and offers smart strategies and solutions to help you navigate real life, like a new food pyramid for gut health and tips for tracking (and rewarding) healthy-living habits.    Help Yourself isn’t a fad diet, a detox, or a cleanse. It’s a common-sense approach to food, backed by science. If you’ve been living with symptoms such as allergies, chronic pain, inflammation, bloating or weight gain, exhaustion or poor sleep, acne, irritability, if you’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease—or if you just want to feel your best in your body—this book offers a pathway to wellness via the gut.   
The Book of Great Hors d'Oeuvre, Update Edition
The Book of Great Hors d'Oeuvre, Updated and Expanded
Terence Janericco
Now the last word on hors d'oeuvre has been fully revised, rewritten, and expanded to provide you with the most reliable source for menu selection, preparation, and presentation. The First Edition of The Book of Great Hors d'Oeuvre was widely praised by both professional chefs and reviewers, not only for its enormous selection of clearly and concisely written recipes but also for its Wealth of suggestions for entertaining. This new edition offers you hundreds of crowd-pleasing new ideas. More than 1,000 recipes help you to add a special culinary touch to every occasion—from the intimate Cocktail party to the most extravagant affair. You are shown how to create exotic and inventive menus using familiar ingredients at the lowest possible cost. The chapters include ideas for:Spreads and dipsMarinated and pickled foodsDim sumPastriesCanapes and toastsPatés and terrinesCroquettesCheese balls, fish balls, and meatballsStuffed vegetables, meats, and breadsWant to fascinate your guests with delectable, easily prepared French puff pastry? A delightful yogurt pastry? An irresistible strudel? These are just some of the scores of offerings that will make your food stand apart from its competitors. Noted culinary author Terence Janericco makes it easy for you to assure that the amount, variety, flavor, and visual, appeal of your hors d'oeuvre are perfect. His side-by-side use of both small-yield recipes (eight servings) and larger ones (24 servings) allows you to adjust the quantities to suit your needs. Everything is here! How to adjust menus for the length of the party,the number of guests, the time of day, and the life-style of your client; how to select the foods that are just right as a prelude to lunch or dinner; how to promote the image your host or hostess wants. Janericco explains it all. All aspects of party planning are covered. Just follow the author's tips on presentation to create visually exciting food that is easily recognizable and readily accessible for the guests. Learn not only how to arrange food, but also which foods look good together (and which do not), as well as what are the best backgrounds. Turn here for advice on how to garnish platters, space foods appropriately, and present dips creatively. Discover how to situate buffets and bars in different settings, whether the event is in a banquet hall or small apartment. staff, equipment, utensils—you'll know exactly what you need simply by opening this "menu-to-success." Whether your hors d'oeuvre are the prologue to a meal or the meal itself, this guide makes your performance the star of the show.
Incendiary Circumstances
"An uncannily honest writer." —New York Times Book Review   The novelist and journalist Amitav Ghosh has offered extraordinary firsthand accounts of pivotal world events over the past twenty years. He is an essential voice in forums like The Nation, the New York Times, the New Republic, Granta, and The New Yorker. Incendiary Circumstances brings together the finest of these pieces for the first time—including many never before published in the States—in a compelling chronicle of the turmoil of our times. Incendiary Circumstances begins with Ghosh’s arrival in the Andaman and Nicobar islands just days after the devastation of the 2005 tsunami. We then travel back to September 11, 2001, as Ghosh retrieves his young daughter from school, sick with the knowledge that she must witness the kind of firestorm that has been in the background of his everyday life since childhood. With a prescience born of experience, Ghosh warned decades ago of the dangerous rise of religious extremism. In his travels he has stood on an icy mountaintop on the contested border between India and Pakistan, interviewed Pol Pot’s sister-in-law in Cambodia, shared the elation of Egyptians when Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize, and stood with his threatened Sikh neighbors through the riots following Indira Gandhi's assassination. With intelligence and authentic sympathy, he "illuminates the human drama behind the headlines" (Publishers Weekly). Incendiary Circumstances is unparalleled testimony of an era defined by the ravages of politics and nature.   Amitav Ghosh is acclaimed for his political journalism and his travel writing. The New York Times Book Review called his travelogue, In An Antique Land, "remarkable . . . rivals anything by the masters of social realism in modern Egyptian literature." He is also the best-selling author of four novels, including The Hungry Tide and The Glass Palace, which has been published in eighteen foreign editions. Ghosh has won France's prestigious Prix Medici Etranger, India's Sahitya Akademi Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and a Pushcart Prize. Educated in South Asia, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom, Ghosh holds a doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford. He divides his time between Harvard University, where he is a visiting professor, and his homes in Kolkata, India, and Brooklyn, New York.     Praise for Incendiary Circumstances   "This absorbing collection of essays by the novelist, journalist, and travel writer Ghosh . . . covers some two decades of catastrophe and upheaval, from sectarian violence in his native India during the 1980s through the September 11 attacks . . . to the recent Indian Ocean tsunami. With an eye for evocative detail, he illuminates the human dramas behind the headlines: the plight of tsunami refugees trying to rebuild their lives and finances after every bank record and piece of ID is lost to the waves; the courage of ordinary Indians protecting their Sikh neighbors from rampaging Hindu mobs . . . He is equally engaging when he turns from current affairs to literary essays on, say, the international culture of novel reading or the Kashmiri poet Agha Shahid Ali. Written in luminous prose with unusual understanding . . . an insightful look at a chaotic world."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review   Praise for Amitav Ghosh   "Ghosh is adept at delineating the complicated crosscurrents of emerging national independence movements. He is even more impressive at portraying the different ways in which individuals react to the turmoil, hardship, and disorientation wrought by war.”—Wall Street Journal   "A wonderful hybrid of travel writing, reporting, historical analysis, and memoir – in other words, the kind of piece [Ghosh] writes better than almost anyone else.”—Washington Times
The Wisdom of Finance
“Entertaining and informative. Desai takes us on a journey through the fundamentals of finance, from asset pricing to risk and risk management, via options, mergers, debt, and bankruptcy."- John Lanchester, The New Yorker  "A fascinating new perspective on modern finance," --Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics  "Lucid, witty and delightfully erudite...From the French revolution to film noir, from the history of probability to Jane Austen and The Simpsons, this is an astonishing intellectual feast." --Sebastian Mallaby, author of The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan  Longlisted for 2017 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year   A 2017 AMAZON PICK IN BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP  A BEST BUSINESS BOOK OF 2017   In 1688, essayist Josef de la Vega described finance as both “the fairest and most deceitful business . . . the noblest and the most infamous in the world, the finest and most vulgar on earth.”   The characterization of finance as deceitful, infamous, and vulgar still rings true today – particularly in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. But, what happened to the fairest, noblest, and finest profession that de la Vega saw?    De la Vega hit on an essential truth that has been forgotten: finance can be just as principled, life-affirming, and worthy as it can be fraught with questionable practices.  Today, finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession.  How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility?   Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai, in his “last lecture” to the graduating Harvard MBA class of 2015, took up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With incisive wit and irony, his lecture drew upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain the inner workings of finance in a manner that has never been seen before.   This book captures Desai’s lucid exploration of the ideas of finance as seen through the unusual prism of the humanities. Through this novel, creative approach, Desai shows that outsiders can access the underlying ideas easily and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core humanity of their profession.   The mix of finance and the humanities creates unusual pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks’s The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai’s vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives. Among many surprising parallels, bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships.  THE WISDOM OF FINANCE is a wholly unique book, offering a refreshing new perspective on one of the world’s most complex and misunderstood professions.    
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