The Expert's Guide to Selecting, Preparing, and Cooking a World of Seafood, Taught by the Masters
Author: Aliza Green
Publisher: Quarry Books
An ocean of fish and seafood preparation techniques at your fingertips! In The Fishmonger’s Apprentice, you get insider access to real life fishermen, wholesale markets, fish buyers, chefs, and other sources—far away from the supermarket, and everywhere the fish go well before they make it to the table. This book is a handbook for enjoying fish and seafood—from fishing line to filleting knife and beyond—and gives you instructional content like no other book has before. Inside, you'll find: - Hundreds of full-color, detailed step-by-step photographs teach you filleting, skinning, boning, harvesting roe, shucking oysters, and more - Extensive interviews with seafood experts as they share their old-world, classic skills - Tips on eating and buying more sustainably, using the whole fish, head to tail, and making the most of your local fishmonger—good for foodies and chefs alike - A bonus DVD featuring 12 video tutorials of preparing fish, plus 32 downloadable recipes from master chefs Whether you're a casual cook or devoted epicure, you'll learn new ways to buy, prepare, serve, and savor all types of seafood with The Fishmonger's Apprentice!
The Fishmonger's Daughter is a story that will take the reader from pre-World War II rural Japan to a wartime bride's life in the United States and New York City's garment district in the 1950s and 60s. Katsuko was born in Yatsushiro, a rural village on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. The town, on the same island as Nagasaki, is sort of the Kentucky of Japan, and its distinctive culture and language is a part of a Japan rarely depicted in English-language books about the island. Katsuko was the daughter of a fishmonger, a charismatic local power broker and black marketeer who ran fish-a major commodity in Japan-for the local geisha houses and the rural Yakuza, or mafia. He had four wives, and his daughter, almost from the time she could walk, was his right-hand man. The book will detail this colorful man, and the harsh but fascinating life he lived as seen through the eyes of his daughter. But this is also the story of a young woman's coming of age in a very hard time. The story will eventually culminate in New York City where she will trace her journey through the garment district of New York to her current position as a successful realtor with the Corcoran Group at age 82.
Simpson explores the production, purpose and meaning of the Haft awrang (Seven Thrones), providing historical documentation about its princely patron and artists, and analysing its contents. She focuses in particular on the iconography of the seven poems.
A translation of the TOKAIDO volumes of HIZAKURIGE, Japan's great comic novel of travel & ribaldry b
Author: Ikku Jippensha
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
This classic Japanese story of humor and adventure is available here for the first time in digital format. A pair of irrepressible scoundrels are the heroes of this madcap chronicle of adventure, full of earthy humor, along the great highway from Tokyo to Kyoto. The lusty tale of their disreputable doings is Japan's most celebrated comic novel. Shank's Mare was originally issued serially beginning in 1802, and was so successful that the author wrote numerous sequels, appearing year by year, until 1822. This novel portrays all the varied colors in Japan's Tokugawa era and its humor typifies the brash and devil-may-care attitude of the residents of Tokyo, both then and now.
Presents an inside story of Pike Place Fish and how the fishmongers transformed themselves from ordinary to great. This title offers philosophy and advice for how you can transform yourself from ordinary to great in your own life and work. It includes real-life stories, from family issues, to health issues, to ego issues.
Restoration and Reform, 1872-1905, is the fourth and final volume in a monumental new series that traces kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era. The twelve plays translated in Volume 4 cover the remarkable Meiji period, which followed the restoration of the emperor as the leader of Japan. They reflect the years in which reform-minded leaders struggled to help Japan catch up with the West. Dramatists no less than others sought ways in which to bring their traditional art into the modern world and to bring international respectability to the national stage. Included are kabuki dance plays that strive to resemble no and kyogen; historical dramas that abandon theatrical fantasy and opt for accurate reproduction of ancient manners; domestic dramas featuring colorful heroes and heroines; pieces that introduce faddish Western properties and behavior; and a play that bridges the gap between the conventions of classical kabuki, Shakespeare, and modern psychological drama. Dominating the era are the works of Kawatake Mokuami, the last great kabuki playwright, while the dramaturgy of literary scholar Tsubouchi Shoyo brings kabuki into the twentieth century. "
In Ceremony and Civility, Barbara Hanawalt shows how, in the late Middle Ages, London's elected officials and elites used ceremony and ritual to establish their legitimacy and power. These civic ceremonies helped delineate the relationship between London's mayors and the crown, but alsobetween denizens and their government, between gild wardens and their members, between masters and apprentices, and between parishioners and their churches. London, like all premodern cities, had a largely immigrant population - only a small proportion of the inhabitants were citizens - and the newly arrived needed to be taught the civic culture of the city in order for that city to function peacefully. Ritual and ceremony played key roles in thisacculturation process. In a society in which hierarchical authority was most commonly determined by inheritance of title and office, or sanctified by ordination, civic officials who had been elected to their posts relied on rituals to cement their authority, power, and dominance. Since the typicalterm of elected office was a year, elections and inaugurations had to be very public and visually distinct in order to quickly communicate with the masses: the robes of office needed to distinguish the officers so that everyone would know who they were. The result was a colorful civic pageantry. Newcomers themselves found their places within this structure in various ways. Apprentices entering the city to take up a trade were educated in civic culture by their masters. Gilds similarly used rituals, oath swearing, and distinctive livery to mark their members' belonging. But these publicshows of belonging and orderly civic life also had a dark side. Those who rebelled against authority and broke the civic ordinances were made spectacles through ritual humiliations and public parades through the streets so that others could take heed of these offenders of the law. At the parishlevel, and even at the level of the street, civic behavior was taught through example, through proclamations, and even through performances, like ballads.An accessible look at late medieval London through the lens of civic ceremonies and dispute resolution, Ceremony and Civility synthesizes archival research in London with existing scholarship to show how newcomers in an ever-shifting population were enculturated into premodern London.