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The Birth of Bourbon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780813165547
Pub Date: 25 Sep 2015
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Whiskey making has been an integral part of American history since frontier times. In Kentucky, early settlers brought stills to preserve grain, and they soon found that the limestone-filtered water and the unique climate of the scenic Bluegrass region made it an ideal place for the production of barrel-aged liquor. And so, bourbon whiskey was born. More than two hundred commercial distilleries were operating in Kentucky before Prohibition, but only sixty-one reopened after its repeal in 1933. As the popularity of America's native spirit increases worldwide, many historic distilleries are being renovated, refurbished, and brought back into operation. Unfortunately, these spaces, with their antique tools and aging architecture, are being dismantled to make way for modern structures and machinery. In The Birth of Bourbon, award-winning photographer Carol Peachee takes readers on an unforgettable tour of lost distilleries as well as facilities undergoing renewal, such as the famous Old Taylor and James E. Pepper distilleries in Lexington, Kentucky. This beautiful book also includes spaces that well-known brands, including Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, and Buffalo Trace, have preserved as a homage to their rich histories. Using a technique known as high-dynamic-range imaging -- a process that produces rich saturation, intensely clarified details, and a full spectrum of light -- Peachee reveals the vibrant life lingering in artifacts from worn cypress fermenting tubs to extravagant copper stills. This lavish celebration of bourbon's heritage will delight whiskey aficionados, history buffs, and art lovers alike.
Breakfast at O'Rourke's Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780819574992
Pub Date: 08 Sep 2015
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Since 1941, O’Rourke’s Diner has been a beloved eatery and a second home to generations of Middletown families, Wesleyan students, and diners from all over the Connecticut River Valley. Capturing the magic of the diner itself—classic, hip, eclectic, and full of positive energy—Breakfast at O’Rourke’s is a trove of hearty gourmet recipes from one of Connecticut’s most beloved diners. The book features menus for twenty-three complete O’Rourke’s breakfasts and over eighty recipes, including Irish Soda Bread, Eggs Galway, Bread Pudding French Toast with Caramel Sauce, Firecracker Omelet, Breakfast Cheesecake, Pumpkin Brie Quiche, and Red Flannel Hash. Each main dish is paired with a side, baked good, and sauce—so that cooks at home can recreate their favorite O’Rourke’s brunch. The book is lavishly illustrated with over fifty photographs from food photographer Tom Hopkins, and includes many vegetarian options. This is a must-have cookbook for diner aficionados and food lovers everywhere.
La cuisine normande médiévale Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9782840484226
Pub Date: 15 May 2015
Imprint: Heimdal
The kitchen of the thirteenth century was long forgotten, overshadowed by the emblematic works, The Viandier Taillevent and Le Mesnagier of Paris, appeared in the fourteenth century. The thirteenth century was a time extension, intense trade, cultural exchanges. This is the golden age for Normans establishing themselves in many countries. In Western Europe this unity and community is greater than ever known before. Their kitchen is a testament to this European cohesion. This book is interested in the recipes presented in Anglo-Norman manuscripts and Scandinavian. They are copies of earlier texts from France, Sicily, themselves copied from other texts or finding their sources of inspiration in the Greco-Latin culture and cuisine of the East. Emblematic dishes that will the reputation of the kitchen Taillevent There are already appearing. The foundations of the medieval kitchen are given.Culinary is constantly changing, it is never a revolution. Acids or sweeter flavors, popular colours, subtle flavours, worked textures, cooking in the thirteenth century offers a wide and varied range recipes as delicious as each other.- TEXT IN FRENCH -
Flavors from Home Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780813160917
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2015
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Each year, the United States legally resettles tens of thousands of refugees who have fled their homelands. Refugees, unlike economic migrants, are forced to leave their countries of origin or are driven out by violence or persecution. As these individuals and their families struggle to adapt to a new culture, the kitchen often becomes one of the few places where they are able to return "home." Preparing native cuisine is one way they can find comfort in an unfamiliar land, retain their customs, reconnect with their past, and preserve a sense of identity. In Flavors from Home, Aimee Zaring shares fascinating and moving stories of courage, perseverance, and self-reinvention from Kentucky's resettled refugees. Each chapter features a different person or family and includes carefully selected recipes. These traditional dishes have nourished both body and soul for people like Huong "CoCo" Tran, who fled South Vietnam in 1975 when Communist troops invaded Saigon, or Kamala Pati Subedi, who was stripped of his citizenship and forced out of Bhutan because of political and religious persecution. Whether shared at farmers' markets, restaurants, community festivals, or simply among friends and neighbors, these native dishes contribute to the ongoing evolution of American comfort food just as the refugees themselves are redefining what it means to be American. Featuring more than forty recipes from around the globe, Flavors from Home reaches across the table to explore the universal language of food.
The Kentucky Barbecue Book Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780813161112
Pub Date: 03 Mar 2015
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Kentucky's culinary fame may have been built on bourbon and fried chicken, but the Commonwealth has much to offer the barbecue thrill-seeker. The Kentucky Barbecue Book is a feast for readers who are eager to sample the finest fare in the state. From the banks of the Mississippi to the hidden hollows of the Appalachian Mountains, author and barbecue enthusiast Wes Berry hit the trail in search of the best smoke, the best flavor, and the best pitmasters he could find. This handy guide presents the most succulent menus and colorful personalities in Kentucky. While other states are better known for their 'cue, the Kentucky style is distinct because of its use of mutton and traditional cooking methods. Many of the establishments featured in this book are dedicated to the time-honored craft of cooking over hot hardwood coals inside cinderblock pits. Time intensive and dangerous, these traditions are disappearing as methods requiring less manpower, less wood, and less skill gain ground. Pick up a copy of this book and hit the road before these great places are gone.
Clifford & Son Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781909718395
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2014
Imprint: Liberties Press
In this lavishly illustrated cookery book, food writer Joe McNamee reintroduces Michael Clifford to a new audience, remembering him for the people who once ate his food and establishing his place in the history of modern Irish cuisine. McNamee examines his Michelin-starred restaurants and looks at how they slotted into the Irish culinary landscape of the time, sowing seeds that bear fruit to this day in the modern Irish restaurant industry. McNamee then moves on to his son, Peter, who has made it part of his mission to promote and develop his father’s culinary legacy. Peter has developed at an impossibly young age into a serious chef in his own right and is already making a name for himself with his interpretation of a cuisine which he first learned working alongside his father in the kitchen from the age of twelve. He is currently the Head Chef at Pepper Brasserie and Grill in Clontarf. The bulk of the book consists of more than 60 recipes, for both classic and contemporary dishes, from Michael and Peter Clifford. There are contributions from many of the top names in Irish food, including Darina Allen, Tom Doorley and Sally McKenna, and little-seen black-and-white historical photographs.
Bourbon Desserts Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780813146836
Pub Date: 19 Aug 2014
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
The flavor of bourbon adds flair and sophistication to every occasion. Celebrations in the Bluegrass State -- or any state, for that matter -- are never complete without the unique richness of this signature drink. Every holiday party is made warmer with bourbon balls and velvety bourbon eggnog, and no respectable Kentucky Derby party is complete without ice-cold mint juleps. Bourbon Desserts features more than seventy-five decadent desserts using America's native spirit. Celebrated food writer and home chef Lynn Marie Hulsman brings together a collection of confections highlighting the complex flavor notes of Kentucky bourbon, which are sure to delight the senses. Organized by category and beautifully presented, the delectable recipes include Bourbon Crème Brulee, Watermelon Julep Pops, Drunken Hot-Fudge Pudding Cake, Derby Morning Maple-Bourbon Hotcake Syrup, and Grandma Rose's Big Race Pie. Giving readers the confidence to prepare these easy-to-execute desserts, this cookbook also features fun facts about bourbon and its origins as well as tips and tricks for working in the kitchen. Designed for the amateur boozy baker but sophisticated enough for the culinary professional, the indispensable collection of recipes in Bourbon Desserts proves an old saying: "What whiskey and butter won't cure, there's no cure for."
Hidden in Plain Sight Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780819574664
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2014
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But the "deep traveler," according to Hartford Courant essayist David K. Leff, doesn't make this mistake. Instead, the commonplace elements become the most important. By learning to see the magic in the mundane, we not only enrich daily life with a sense of place, we are more likely to protect and make those places better. Over his many years working at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and writing about the state's landscape, Leff gained unparalleled intimacy while traveling its byways and back roads. In Hidden in Plain Sight, Leff's essays and photographs take us on a point-by-point journey, revealing the rich stories behind many of Connecticut's overlooked landmarks, from the Merritt Parkway and Cornwall's Cathedral Pines to roadside rock art and centuries-old milestones.
Land of Pure Vision Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780813145518
Pub Date: 17 Jul 2014
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
The landscapes of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan are filled with holy places. Some are of natural origin -- summits, rivers and lakes, caves, or forest sanctuaries. Others are consecrated by religious practice -- shrines, temples, monasteries, or burial grounds. The holy sites of the Himalaya unite faith and geography to produce some of the most sublime places on Earth. In Land of Pure Vision, David Zurick draws from his thirty-five years of experience as a geographer, photographer, and explorer of the Himalaya, combining scholarship and art to capture divine landscapes undergoing profound change. The stunning photographs featured in this volume cover the full geographical reach of the region, from the high plateaus of the western Himalaya to the rugged gorges of Tibet's eastern borderlands, from the icy summits of the north to the subtropical southern foothills. Some sites exist in isolation, with intact natural environments and cultural monuments. Others display the tension between the ancient, sacred character of a place and the indifferent course of the modern world. Land of Pure Vision explores how the religious practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, and shamanism interweave holy sites into a cohesive landscape of transcendent beauty and inspiration. It portrays a world of mystery, magic, and beauty, where the human spirit is in synchronicity with natural forces. Beyond elegy, this beautifully illustrated book is a visual ethnography of people and place.
Chateaubriand's Travels in America Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813155005
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2014
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Chateaubriand's Travels in America, presented here in its first modern translation, was a reflection of the attitudes of his epoch toward the New World. And at the same time, because of his enormous literary reputation, it has continued to be a major source of European impressions about America. The America portrayed by Chateaubriand was much more a product of his reading and his imagination than of his actual visit. (His supposed itinerary included a trip up the Hudson to Albany, a visit to Niagara Falls via the Mohawk Trail, a trip down the Mississippi to the Natchez country, and even a visit to the Carolinas and the southern tip of Florida). Though the Frenchman of the nineteenth century could have obtained a much truer picture of America in any number of realistic works, he still chose the poetic evocation of Chateaubriand because he shared the same temperament, the same prejudices, and the same particular view of the world.
Crèvecoeur's Eighteenth-Century Travels in Pennsylvania and New York Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780813151069
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2014
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecouer, long regarded as a chief figure in American letters of the Revolutionary period, is remembered as the author of Letters from an American Farmer and the posthumous Sketches of Eighteenth Century of America, but his last and most ambitious work has been almost entirely neglected. Published in France as Le Voyage dans la haute Pensylvanie et dans d'état de New York, Crèvecouer's last book was never popular and has not heretofore appeared in English. Yet the Voyage has much to add to Crèvecouer's picture of eighteenth-century America, and to our own picture of the American Farmer as a man and writer. The Voyage, written after Crèvecouer's sojourn in France and his return to America as French consul, records a new phase both in American history and in the author's life. Adams has arrived at a selection of extracts from Voyage which will be of interest to Crèvecouer's many admirers among students of American history and literature. The editor has translated, arranged, and annotated these selections to form a collection will be a fit companion for Crèvecouer's two volumes of English essays and will supplement the earlier books by recording Crèvecouer's final view of the American scene. In his introduction to this collection, Adams presents a thorough analysis of the content and significance of the Voyage and convincingly justifies his contention that, though the work contains much that is not worthy of translation or republication, the selection here published for the first time in English may be regarded as a significant addition to Crèvecouer's writings.
Land Between the Lakes Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780813154763
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2014
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area lies in western Kentucky and Tennessee, between two huge lakes formed by dams on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.Some 170,000 acres bounded by 300 miles of shoreline, Land Between the Lakes is blessed with a rich variety of plant and animal life. Conceived and administrated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, it is a unique recreational experiment which has drawn admiring visitors from around the world. Frank E. Smith, director of TVA, tells the story of the transformation of submarginal land into a large-scale, multiple-use recreation facility that provides recreation and entertainment for thousands of visitors as well as producing a positive, dynamic stimulus to the continued economic development of the entire Tennessee Valley. Planned for fullest use of human and land resources, Land Between the Lakes is of utmost importance to recreational planners, conservation specialists, administrators, and to millions of Americans who seek their recreation in the out of doors.
Around Ireland with a Pan Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780954533533
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2014
Imprint: Liberties Press
Around Ireland with a Pan by Éamonn Ó Catháin is a culinary guidebook to Ireland by one of our most well-known chefs and winner of Best Local Cuisine cookbook in English in the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Ireland is becoming increasingly well-known around the world for its vibrant food scene, from superb seafood to wonderful organic meats, fruit and vegetables, and craft-produced cheeses and beers. In Around Ireland with a Pan: Food, Tales and Recipes, Éamonn Ó Catháin discusses the traditional food cultures of all the counties of Ireland, North and South. He looks at how tastes - and standards - in food have changed over the years and gives his impressions of some of the outstanding restaurants, food markets and food shops to be found on this island. He also reflects on his own love of food and on his experiences of running restaurants, and speculates on what the future holds for Irish food.
Eating for Ireland Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781907593055
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2014
Imprint: Liberties Press
Eating for Ireland by Tom Doorley is a nostalgic exploration of iconic Irish (and international) food brands and food culture. Taking a look at how we eat and how we used to eat throughout the years, Eating for Ireland is a must-read, and an ideal Christmas present, for any food-lover and for anyone who has an interest in the food culture of Ireland.   Why is lemonade red? How do they get the figs in Jacob's Fig Rolls? And why do some people like Marmite? These and other mysteries are tackled in Eating for Ireland, a collection of short pieces on the weird and wonderful world of food in Ireland. From much-loved sweet treats like Arctic Rolls, Bird's Custard and the '99' to the enduring attractions of bacon and cabbage, processed cheese and Sunday brunch, and from the lamentable state of the country's sausages and rashers to the joys of a proper picnic, there is plenty here to enjoy. What's the right way to make spaghetti Bolognese? And is fast food an acceptable guilty pleasure or just plain wrong?   In Eating for Ireland, Tom Doorley gets stuck into all these subjects and more - in his inimitable light-hearted yet authoritative style. In a more personal vein, he writes about his Auntie May, his love of blackberries and other wild foods and the importance of the Aga. From the joys of cold curry to the importance - or not - of table manners, Eating for Ireland has it all. Whether you enjoy it in small helpings or in a single gluttonous feast, this book is a wonderfully entertaining collection by one of Ireland's best-loved food writers.
In Full Flood Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781905483020
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2014
Imprint: Liberties Press
In Full Flood is a warm, honest and reflective book which chronicles the four main phases of Finbarr Flood's life: his initial infatuation and fledgling career in football, his rise to the very top of Guinness in Ireland, his period chairing the Labour Court and his role as chairman of Shelbourne Football Club. From his roots in inner city Dublin through to his contacts with many of the principle players in Irish public life, Finbarr Flood has garnered and retained great respect in his many fields of activity. His book recounts his many roles and the pleasures and difficulties that he sometimes encountered.
More than a Game Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780954533502
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2014
Imprint: Liberties Press
Con Houlihan is, quite simply, one of Ireland's finest sports writers. Over a lengthy career, Con has covered many of the greatest Irish and international sporting events, from classic gaelic football and hurling finals to soccer and rugby world cups, the Olympics and memorable race meetings at home and abroad. He has also written about sports biggest stars, from George Best to Muhammad Ali. More Than a Game gathers together the finest examples of his sports journalism from the mid-1970s to the present day.