The Plagiarist in the Kitchen

Author: Jonathan Meades

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783522410

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 8416

‘I adore Meades’s book . . . I want more of his rule-breaking irreverence in my kitchen.’ New York Times ‘The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is hilariously grumpy, muttering at us “Don’t you bastards know anything?” You can read it purely for literary pleasure, but Jonathan Meades makes everything sound so delicious that the non-cook will be moved to cook and the bad cook will cook better.’ David Hare, Guardian The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is an anti-cookbook. Best known as a provocative novelist, journalist and film-maker, Jonathan Meades has also been called ‘the best amateur chef in the world’ by Marco Pierre White. His contention here is that anyone who claims to have invented a dish is delusional, dishonestly contributing to the myth of culinary originality. Meades delivers a polemical but highly usable collection of 125 of his favourite recipes, each one an example of the fine art of culinary plagiarism. These are dishes and methods he has hijacked, adapted, improved upon and made his own. Without assuming any special knowledge or skill, the book is full of excellent advice. He tells us why the British never got the hang of garlic. That a purist would never dream of putting cheese in a Gratin Dauphinois. That cooking brains in brown butter cannot be improved upon. And why – despite the advice of Martin Scorsese’s mother – he insists on frying his meatballs. Adorned with his own abstract monochrome images (none of which ‘illustrate’ the stolen recipes they accompany), The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is a stylish object, both useful and instructive. In a world dominated by health fads, food vloggers and over-priced kitchen gadgets, it is timely reminder that, when it comes to food, it’s almost always better to borrow than to invent.

Fein gehackt und grob gewürfelt

Der Pedant in der Küche

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462306065

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 6316

Mit Esprit gewürzt und Witz getränkt – Julian Barnes kocht Wer selber kocht, der weiß: Zwischen Rezept und fertigem Gericht können Welten liegen. Ob das Ergebnis zu Triumph oder Niederlage führt – bei der Lektüre des Rezepts dominiert vor allem der Zweifel. Der Pedant in der Küche, der keinen Fehler machen möchte, gläubig und ängstlich Kochbücher konsultiert, sieht sich vielen Unwägbarkeiten ausgesetzt. Wie groß ist eine mittelgroße Zwiebel, wie heiß schwache Hitze? Und wie viel Salz ist eine Prise?Er möchte doch alles richtig machen: gutes und schmackhaftes Essen zubereiten, seine Freunde nicht vergiften, sein Repertoire langsam erfolgreich erweitern.Ein Muss für jeden, der gern kocht, ein Muss für jeden, der gern isst. »Und schon ist es passiert: reines Entzücken über ein wunderbares, kluges, witziges, realistisches, verträumtes Buch!« (Essen & Trinken)

Wurzeln

Roman

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596224487

Category:

Page: 717

View: 9700

Die Wahrheit über den Fall Harry Quebert

Roman

Author: Joël Dicker

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492963676

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 6922

Es ist der Aufmacher jeder Nachrichtensendung. Im Garten des hochangesehenen Schriftstellers Harry Quebert wurde eine Leiche entdeckt. Und in einer Ledertasche direkt daneben: das Originalmanuskript des Romans, mit dem er berühmt wurde. Als sich herausstellt, dass es sich bei der Leiche um die sterblichen Überreste der vor 33 Jahren verschollenen Nola handelt und Quebert auch noch zugibt, ein Verhältnis mit ihr gehabt zu haben, ist der Skandal perfekt. Quebert wird verhaftet und des Mordes angeklagt. Der einzige, der noch zu ihm hält, ist sein ehemaliger Schüler und Freund Marcus Goldman, inzwischen selbst ein erfolgreicher Schriftsteller. Überzeugt von der Unschuld seines Mentors - und auf der Suche nach einer Inspiration für seinen nächsten Roman - fährt Goldman nach Aurora und beginnt auf eigene Faust im Fall Nola zu ermitteln ...

Der Fixer

Roman

Author: Bernard Malamud

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346241111X

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

View: 4809

Schauplatz ist das zaristische Rußland einige Jahre vor der Oktoberrevolution, zu einer Zeit, da ein radikaler Antisemitismus, geschürt von religiösen Fanatikern und politischen Spekulanten, zu brutalster Unmenschlichkeit ausartet. Jakow Bok, der »Fixer«, ein jüdischer Gelegenheitsarbeiter, gutmütig und naiv, verläßt nach persönlichen und religiösen Enttäuschungen sein Dorf, um in Kiew sein Glück zu machen. Aber er wird von der Geschichte zum Helden, zum Märtyrer ausersehen, ohne daß er sich dessen bewußt wird: ein kleiner Junge wird ermordet aufgefunden, und die Juden werden für die Untat verantwortlich gemacht. Jakow Bok wird als Vertreter einer verhaßten und verkannten Minderheit zum Sündenbock gestempelt, auf den die Krisenstimmung einer ganzen Gesellschaft abgewälzt wird. Jakow wird verhaftet wegen eines Verbrechens, das er nie begangen hat. Jahrelang erträgt er Einzelhaft, Verhöre, Hunger, Terror und Mißhandlungen, weil er an die Macht der Wahrheit glaubt.

Rain in the Mountains

Notes from the Himalayas

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140236910

Category: Himalaya Mountains

Page: 251

View: 1936

Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in 1934, and grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradun and Shimla. In the course of a writing career spanning thirty-five years, he has written over a hundred short stories, essays, novels and more than thirty books for children. Three collections of the short stories, The Night Train at Deoli, Time Stops at Shamli and Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra have been published by Penguin India. He has also edited two anthologies, The Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories and The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Storeis. The Room on the Roof was his first novel, written when he was seventeen, and it received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Vagrants in the Valley was also written in his teens and picks up from where The Room on the Roof leaves off. These two novellas were published in one volume by Penguin India in 1993 and in early 1995 a collection of stories, essays, poems and a novella were brought out in a volume titled Delhi Is Not Far: The Best of Ruskin Bond. Ruskin Bond received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India for 1992, for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra.

Die Geschichte der Baltimores

Author: Joël Dicker

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492973043

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8041

Bis zum Tag der Katastrophe gab es zwei Goldman-Familien. Die Baltimore-Goldmans und die Montclair-Goldmans. Die »Montclairs« sind eine typische Mittelstandsfamilie, kleines Haus im unschicken New Jersey, staatliche Schule für Marcus, den einzigen Sohn. Ganz anders die Goldmans aus Baltimore: Man ist wohlhabend und erfolgreich, der Sohn Hillel hochbegabt, der Adoptivsohn Woody ein Sportass erster Güte. Als Kind ist Marcus hin- und hergerissen zwischen Bewunderung für diese »besseren« Verwandten und Eifersucht auf ihr perfektes Leben. Doch Hillel und Woody sind seine besten Freunde, zu dritt sind sie unschlagbar, zu dritt schwärmen sie für das Nachbarsmädchen Alexandra - bis ihre heile Welt eines Tages für immer zerbricht. Acht Jahre danach beschließt Marcus, inzwischen längst berühmter Schriftsteller, dass es Zeit ist, die Geschichte der Baltimores aufzuschreiben. Aber das Leben ist komplizierter als geahnt, und die »Wahrheit« über ihre Familie scheint viele Gesichter zu haben.

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Author: Roberto Bolaño

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811220508

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 2408

The essays of Roberto Bolano in English at last. Between Parentheses collects most of the newspaper columns and articles Bolano wrote during the last five years of his life, as well as the texts of some of his speeches and talks and a few scattered prologues. “Taken together,” as the editor Ignacio Echevarría remarks in his introduction, they provide “a personal cartography of the writer: the closest thing, among all his writings, to a kind of fragmented ‘autobiography.’” Bolano’s career as a nonfiction writer began in 1998, the year he became famous overnight for The Savage Detectives; he was suddenly in demand for articles and speeches, and he took to this new vocation like a duck to water. Cantankerous, irreverent, and insufferably opinionated, Bolano also could be tender (about his family and favorite places) as well as a fierce advocate for his heroes (Borges, Cortázar, Parra) and his favorite contemporaries, whose books he read assiduously and promoted generously. A demanding critic, he declares that in his “ideal literary kitchen there lives a warrior”: he argues for courage, and especially for bravery in the face of failure. Between Parentheses fully lives up to his own demands: “I ask for creativity from literary criticism, creativity at all levels.”

Savoring the Past

The French Kitchen and Table from 1300 to 1789

Author: Barbara Ketcham Wheaton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439143730

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 5363

Wheaton effortlessly brings to life the history of the French kitchen and table. In this masterful and charming book, food historian Barbara Ketcham Wheaton takes the reader on a cultural and gastronomical tour of France, from its medieval age to the pre-Revolutionary era using a delightful combination of personal correspondence, historical anecdotes, and journal entries.

The Plagiarist

A Novel

Author: Benjamin Cheever

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 5365

Arthur Prentice, the son of an aging, alcoholic, much-celebrated American author, embarks on a career with a prestigious magazine and finds himself undertaking an emotional journey that transforms every facet of his life. "An ingenious first novel".--Newsweek.

Der englische Patient

Roman

Author: Michael Ondaatje

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446248293

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 1441

Der Krieg ist weitergezogen. In einer verlassenen Villa in Florenz sind vier Menschen gestrandet, die Zug um Zug ihre Leidenschaften und Wünsche, ihre Geschichte und Existenz voreinander enthüllen. Ein atemberaubendes Spiel um Tod und Leben beginnt. Der Roman wurde von Anthony Minghalla mit Juliette Binoche, Willam Defoe und Jürgen Prochnow verfilmt.

Papillon

Author: Henri Charrière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538069374

Category:

Page: 581

View: 547

Honeymoon Hotel

Author: Hester Browne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451660545

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7028

A charming novel in the vein of The Wedding Planner featuring an ambitious and by-the-books event planner who finds herself at odds with her new assistant, who happens to be the son of her boss, on the eve of the biggest wedding of her career—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Runaway Princess and the Little Lady Agency series. The Bonneville Hotel is the best-kept secret in London: its elegant rooms and discreet wood-paneled cocktail lounge were the home-away-from-home for royalty and movie stars alike during the golden age of glamour. Recent years haven’t been kind, but thanks to events manager Rosie, it’s reclaiming some of its old cachet as a wish list wedding venue. While Rosie’s weddings are the ultimate in romance, Rosie herself isn’t; her focus is fixed firmly on the details, not on the dramas. She lives with a professionally furious food critic and works tirelessly toward that coveted promotion. But when the hotel owner appoints his eccentric son Joe to help run Rosie’s department, she’s suddenly butting heads with the free spirit whose predilection for the unconventional threatens to unravel her picture-perfect plans for the most elaborate—not to mention high-profile—wedding the hotel has ever seen, a wedding that could make or break not only the hotel’s reputation, but also Rosie’s career. From the author whose books are described as “deliciously addictive” (Cosmopolitan), Honeymoon Hotel will reaffirm your belief in happily ever after.

Das Geheimnis von Wishtide Manor

Laetitia Rodd's erster Fall

Author: Kate Saunders

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310490278X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7621

Großer Auftritt für eine unwiderstehliche Ermittlerin, die alles sieht und keinem auffällt: Laetitia Rodd ist die Frau für diskrete Ermittlungen. Sie sieht, was anderen verborgen bleibt. Man vertraut ihr, denn sie gehört dazu. Sie erfährt Geheimnisse, weil sie als Witwe in der Gesellschaft so unauffällig ist. Ihr Auftrag führt sie 1851 von London auf den Landsitz des reichen Sir James Calderstone. Sein Sohn Charles will eine junge Frau heiraten, der Sir James misstraut. Was verheimlicht sie? Laetitia soll dunkle Flecken in Helens Vergangenheit aufspüren. Doch da wird Helen ermordet, und ihr Verlobter Charles gilt als der Täter. Die Suche nach dem wahren Mörder bringt Laetitia selbst in größte Gefahr...

The David Foster Wallace Reader

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857972642

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

View: 3567

Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here: with a carefully considered selection from his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of fellow writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents both his funniest and his most heart-breaking work - essays such as his classic cruise-ship piece, 'A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again', excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like 'The Depressed Person'. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, 'The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing' and a selection of his work as a professor of writing, including reading lists, grammar guides and the unique general guidelines he wrote for his students. A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favourite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of 'one of the most dazzling luminaries of contemporary American fiction' (Sunday Times) whose work was full of humour, insight, and beauty.

Rob the Plagiarist

Others Writing by Robert Fitterman 2000-2008

Author: Robert Fitterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 107

View: 4835

Poetry. "I had a suspicion about this work. I mistrust all frank and simple poetry. This book makes me feel like my trust was wasted. I finally had somebody verify the story. I thought it was accidental. I lost the disgusted feeling and was happy. This book makes me feel like I end up with nothing, but somehow it makes me feel better. I rather liked it. The soft, brushed covering is removable and easy to clean. Adjustable strap holds poems in desired position. New bolder and larger print is easier to see and read. Casing made of 50% post-consumer content. PMA certified nontoxic. Featuring an outstanding one-of-a-kind circle design, this eye-catching creation is certain to become a topic of conversation"--Charles Bernstein.