Salt

Salt
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307369796
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Release: 2011-03-18
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes. Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordingly, it was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history. Even today, salt is a major industry. Canada, Kurlansky tells us, is the world’s sixth largest salt producer, with salt works in Ontario playing a major role in satisfying the Americans’ insatiable demand. As he did in his highly acclaimed Cod, Mark Kurlansky once again illuminates the big picture by focusing on one seemingly modest detail. In the process, the world is revealed as never before.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Salt  Fat  Acid  Heat
Author: Samin Nosrat
Pages: 469
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Release: 2017-04-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whether you've never picked up a knife or you're an accomplished chef, there are only four basic factors that determine how good your food will taste. Salt, Fat, Acid, and Heat are the four cardinal directions of cooking, and they will guide you as you choose which ingredients to use and how to cook them, and they will tell you why last minute adjustments will ensure that food tastes exactly as it should. This book will change the way you think about cooking and eating, and help you find your bearings in any kitchen, with any ingredients, while cooking any meal. --

The Book of Salt

The Book of Salt
Author: Monique Truong
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780547524993
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Release: 2004-06-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

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A novel of Paris in the 1930s from the eyes of the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, by the author of The Sweetest Fruits. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh. Winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award A Best Book of the Year: New York Times, Village Voice, Seattle Times, Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News, and others “An irresistible, scrupulously engineered confection that weaves together history, art, and human nature…a veritable feast.”—Los Angeles Times “A debut novel of pungent sensuousness and intricate, inspired imagination…a marvelous tale.”—Elle “Addictive…Deliciously written…Both eloquent and original.”—Entertainment Weekly “A mesmerizing narrative voice, an insider's view of a fabled literary household and the slow revelation of heartbreaking secrets contribute to the visceral impact of this first novel.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

A Grain of Salt

A Grain of Salt
Author: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781773053851
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: ECW Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling popular science author Dr. Joe Schwarcz debunks the baloney and serves up the raw facts in this appetizing collection about the things we eat Eating has become a confusing experience. Should we follow a keto diet? Is sugar the next tobacco? Does fermented cabbage juice cure disease? Are lectins toxic? Is drinking poppy seed tea risky? What’s with probiotics? Can packaging contaminate food? Should our nuts be activated? What is cockroach milk? We all have questions, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz has the answers, some of which will astonish you. Guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, Dr. Joe separates fact from fiction in this collection of new and updated articles about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to recognize the scientific basis of food chemistry.

Of Women and Salt

Of Women and Salt
Author: Gabriela Garcia
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781250776693
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Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia's Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals—personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others—that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.

Salt Sugar Fat

Salt Sugar Fat
Author: Michael Moss
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780771057090
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Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Signal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the troubling story of the rise of the processed food industry -- and how it used salt, sugar, and fat to addict us. Salt Sugar Fat is a journey into the highly secretive world of the processed food giants, and the story of how they have deployed these three essential ingredients, over the past five decades, to dominate the North American diet. This is an eye-opening book that demonstrates how the makers of these foods have chosen, time and again, to double down on their efforts to increase consumption and profits, gambling that consumers and regulators would never figure them out. With meticulous original reporting, access to confidential files and memos, and numerous sources from deep inside the industry, it shows how these companies have pushed ahead, despite their own misgivings (never aired publicly). Salt Sugar Fat is the story of how we got here, and it will hold the food giants accountable for the social costs that keep climbing even as some of the industry's own say, "Enough already."

Taste of Salt

Taste of Salt
Author: Frances Temple
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780064471367
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Release: 1994-08-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

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Every Life Makes a Story Djo has a story: Once he was one of "Titid's boys," a vital member of Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide's election team, fighting to overthrow military dictatorship in Haiti. Now he is barely alive, the victim of a political firebombing. Jeremie has a story: Convent-educated Jeremie can climb out of the slums of Port-au-Prince. But she is torn between her mother's hopes and her own wishes for herself ... and for Haiti. Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide has a story: A dream of a new Haiti, one in which every person would have a decent life ... a house with a roof ... clean water to drink ... a good plate of rice and beans every day ... a field to work in. At Aristide's request, Djo tells his story to Jeremie -- for Titid believes in the power of all of their stories to make change. As Jeremie listens to Djo, and to her own heart, she knows that they will begin a new story, one that is all their own, together.

The Story of Salt

The Story of Salt
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0147511666
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Release: 2014-08-07
Editor: Puffin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Drawn from the bestseller Salt: A World History, a stunning picture book presents a wealth of information on salt, from the many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea, to its many uses throughout history, from ancient times to Gandhi's famous Salt March.

The Years of Rice and Salt

The Years of Rice and Salt
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780553897609
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Release: 2003-06-03
Editor: Spectra
Language: en

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With the same unique vision that brought his now classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know. . . . “A thoughtful, magisterial alternate history from one of science fiction’s most important writers.”—The New York Times Book Review It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur—the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been—one that stretches across centuries, sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, and spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson navigates a world where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions, while Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power—and even love—in this bold New World. “Exceptional and engrossing.”—New York Post “Ambitious . . . ingenious.”—Newsday

Salt

Salt
Author: Nayyirah Waheed
Pages: 258
ISBN: 1492238287
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Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

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Myths of Salt

Myths of Salt
Author: MANISHA
Pages: 63
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-03-12
Editor: Prema Publication
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The idea of written this book about salt is came from several incidents which I have seen in life. For example if my father's blood pressure gone high Dr. said stop or limit your salt intake and if my blood pressure gone low the Dr. said take more salt comparison to regular intake, I think everyone is dependent in salt. We all know the power of tongue. Every dish is incomplete without salt. We all having meal for nutrition and taste but what will happen to us if we will have tasteless food which have no salt, now the question is it OK to not be dependent in salt which we are using in our daily life or just to take salt in their natural form which we can easily absorb from nature. Nobody can say “I can live without salt” and it is very difficult to avoid salt for long because we all are habitual but the question is this salt which we are using in our daily life is it OK to have? Is this salt good for us or harmful for real and if this salt is harmful than why people are dependent to it and not able to leave it even we are risking our life while do consumption of it. Many times we are heard this sentence that “salt and sugar is white poison which kills us slowly slowly”. We all know the importance of salt in life than what should I do? This book is all about the myths and facts about salt. Now we have to decide which is more important salt or our life? It is time to decide which salt we are having and which is good for health and act like poison to us just flip the next pages of this book and gradually you will know all the myths and facts about Salt After all your life is precious.

Summer of Salt

Summer of Salt
Author: Katrina Leno
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062493644
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Magic passed down through generations. An island where strange things happen. One summer that will become legend. Practical Magic meets Nova Ren Suma’s Imaginary Girls and Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap in this lush, atmospheric novel by acclaimed author Katrina Leno. Georgina Fernweh waits impatiently for the tingle of magic in her fingers—magic that has touched every woman in her family. But with her eighteenth birthday looming at the end of this summer, Georgina fears her gift will never come. Over the course of her last summer on the island—a summer of storms, falling in love, and the mystery behind one rare three-hundred-year-old bird—Georgina will learn the truth about magic, in all its many forms. Praise for Katrina Leno: “Leno’s writing is flawless. Readers of all ages will find themselves swept away.” —VOYA “Charming and sophisticated.” —Kirkus “Crackles with wit, humor, and enormous love.”—Booklist (starred review) “Introduces a fierce new presence.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Breath from Salt

Breath from Salt
Author: Bijal P. Trivedi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781948836623
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Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: BenBella Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recommended by Bill Gates and included in GatesNotes Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award "Elaborating on the science as well as the business behind the fight against cystic fibrosis, Trivedi captures the emotions of the families, doctors, and scientists involved in the clinical trials and their 'weeping with joy' as new drugs are approved, and shows how cystic fibrosis, once a 'death sentence,' became, for many, a manageable condition. This is a rewarding and challenging work." —Publishers Weekly Cystic fibrosis was once a mysterious disease that killed infants and children. Now it could be the key to healing millions with genetic diseases of every type—from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to diabetes and sickle cell anemia. In 1974, Joey O’Donnell was born with strange symptoms. His insatiable appetite, incessant vomiting, and a relentless cough—which shook his tiny, fragile body and made it difficult to draw breath—confounded doctors and caused his parents agonizing, sleepless nights. After six sickly months, his salty skin provided the critical clue: he was one of thousands of Americans with cystic fibrosis, an inherited lung disorder that would most likely kill him before his first birthday. The gene and mutation responsible for CF were found in 1989—discoveries that promised to lead to a cure for kids like Joey. But treatments unexpectedly failed and CF was deemed incurable. It was only after the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a grassroots organization founded by parents, formed an unprecedented partnership with a fledgling biotech company that transformative leaps in drug development were harnessed to produce groundbreaking new treatments: pills that could fix the crippled protein at the root of this deadly disease. From science writer Bijal P. Trivedi, Breath from Salt chronicles the riveting saga of cystic fibrosis, from its ancient origins to its identification in the dank autopsy room of a hospital basement, and from the CF gene’s celebrated status as one of the first human disease genes ever discovered to the groundbreaking targeted genetic therapies that now promise to cure it. Told from the perspectives of the patients, families, physicians, scientists, and philanthropists fighting on the front lines, Breath from Salt is a remarkable story of unlikely scientific and medical firsts, of setbacks and successes, and of people who refused to give up hope—and a fascinating peek into the future of genetics and medicine.

The Salt Book

The Salt Book
Author: Fritz Gubler,David Glynn
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1845434927
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Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Apple
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does it mean to salt wisely and well? Authors Fritz Gubler and David Glynn advocate a ‘salt wise’ approach to using salt, whether as an ingredient or condiment. The authors advise that we need to be aware of the salt we eat. We need to know how salt tastes, and if we have used too much or too little. We need to use the right salt, in the right amount, for the right dish. To that end this book contains a comprehensive guide to today’s bewildering array of salts, to help you ‘know your salt’. The authors also state that we need to get rid of the salt shaker when salting food at the table. We need to use better salt more sparingly, rather than shaking table salt with abandon. An important part of being ‘salt wise’ is eating well. We need to take the time to prepare food for ourselves which is healthy, tasty and ecologically viable. We need to season that food sparingly, with quality salt that is made using natural processes.

Flour Water Salt Yeast

Flour Water Salt Yeast
Author: Ken Forkish
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781607742746
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Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Portland's most acclaimed and beloved baker comes this must-have baking guide, featuring recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker. There are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-supple-on-the-inside slice of perfectly baked bread. For Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure—it is a passion that has led him to create some of the best and most critically lauded breads and pizzas in the country. In Flour Water Salt Yeast, Forkish translates his obsessively honed craft into scores of recipes for rustic boules and Neapolitan-style pizzas, all suited for the home baker. Forkish developed and tested all of the recipes in his home oven, and his impeccable formulas and clear instructions result in top-quality artisan breads and pizzas that stand up against those sold in the best bakeries anywhere. Whether you’re a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeast has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you’re ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish’s step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet. Flour Water Salt Yeast is more than just a collection of recipes for amazing bread and pizza—it offers a complete baking education, with a thorough yet accessible explanation of the tools and techniques that set artisan bread apart. Featuring a tutorial on baker’s percentages, advice for manipulating ingredients ratios to create custom doughs, tips for adapting bread baking schedules to fit your day-to-day life, and an entire chapter that demystifies the levain-making process, Flour Water Salt Yeast is an indispensable resource for bakers who want to make their daily bread exceptional bread.

Implementing recommendations for dietary salt reduction Where are we Where are we going How do we get there a summary of an NHLBI workshop

Implementing recommendations for dietary salt reduction   Where are we  Where are we going  How do we get there    a summary of an NHLBI workshop
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781428929098
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Release: 2021
Editor: DIANE Publishing
Language: un

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Cedar and Salt

Cedar and Salt
Author: DL Acken,Emily Lycopolus
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781771512954
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: TouchWood Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book that Shaped 2019 Winner of a 2019 Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design Winner of a 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Canada Finalist for a 2020 Taste Canada Award Finalist for a 2020 BC Yukon Book Prize Homegrown, modern recipes that feature the most treasured local ingredients from Vancouver Island’s forests, fields, farms and sea. Off the shore of Canada’s west coast lies a food lover’s island paradise. Vancouver Island’s temperate climate nurtures a bounty of wild foods, heritage grains, organic produce, sustainable meats and artisan-crafted edible delights. This thoughtfully curated, beautifully photographed contemporary cookbook brings Vancouver Island’s abundant food scene into the kitchens of home cooks everywhere. Whether it’s fresh blackberries, foraged chanterelles and fiddleheads, freshly harvested spot prawns or oysters, line-caught spring salmon, grass-fed beef, or cultivated foods like heritage red fife wheat, these recipes highlight the most sought-after ingredients on the island while honouring the producers and artisans dedicated to sustainable and ethical producing and harvesting. Try recipes like Craft Beer–Braised Island Beef Brisket, Nettle and Chèvre Ravioli, and Beetroot and Black Walnut Cake featuring Denman Island Chocolate. Divided into four sections—forest, field, farm, and sea—Cedar and Salt places the most excellent local ingredients on a pedestal—and then onto your plate.

Beyond The Salt Shaker How Salt Changed Mankind

Beyond The Salt Shaker   How Salt Changed Mankind
Author: Kellie Graham
Pages: 36
ISBN:
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Release: 2016-07-03
Editor: Shh Publishing
Language: un

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Beyond The Salt Shaker - How Salt Changed Mankind is an intuitive look at how salt has helped humanity survive and thrive. Mankind depends upon salt. Consider the purpose of salt. It is a multi-purpose ingredient. It heals quickly and seasons perfectly. Salt in water. Salt on food. Salt on skin. Salt in the air. Salt really is everywhere. So why are there still salt shakers of highly processed salt on tables of health conscience families? Learn about the common ingredient in typical iodized salt that most people overlook. Trace the origins of salt; Find out where sea salt comes from and when humans first discovered salt. Find out how sea salt deposits are formed and how salt is extracted from the sea. Discover how to distinguish the differences between unrefined salt and refined salt. Explore how salt was traded across the world and why it was so crucial for humans that wars waged over it. Learn why salt appears in so many religious and holy texts around the world. Find out how salt preservation changed society forever. Learn how salt shaped human history and key dates and events throughout time. Discover the benefits of unrefined sea salt. What are the best kinds of salt? Is Himalayan salt really healthy? Does the best salt come from France? What is the difference between salt and sea salt? Is salt still important today considering the war waged on it in the health field? Kellie Graham answers these questions and so many more in Beyond The Salt Shaker - How Salt Changed Mankind.

Salt in His Shoes

Salt in His Shoes
Author: Deloris Jordan,Roslyn M. Jordan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0689834195
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Release: 2003-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Young Michael Jordan, who is smaller than the other players, learns that determination and hard work are more important than size when playing the game of basketball.

The Sword Saint

The Sword Saint
Author: C. F. Iggulden
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780718186838
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Release: 2019-08-08
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

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THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO THE BESTSELLING EMPIRE OF SALT SERIES FROM MASTER STORYTELLER CONN IGGULDEN 'A master storyteller' Sunday Express ________ The news from the north is grim. An army is massing under the new king of Feal. They head towards Darien - city of the Twelve families - demanding allegiance, or war. Tellius, Speaker to the Council, knows this divided city will never stand against such a terrible foe. But Tellius has a plan. He will assemble a band of heroes. Men and women who once before aided Darien in her time of need. They will come if he calls. The army approaches. The trumpets of war sound. A great city holds its breath. And a desperate plan unfolds . . . Discover the first two instalments in the thrilling Empire of Salt series Darien and Shiang, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Game of Thrones. ________ 'Iggulden is in a class of his own' Daily Mirror 'One of our finest historical novelists' Daily Express