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From Magic Columns To Cyberspace

Author : Daniel Lambauer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122500817
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Oxford University German graduate seminar's fourth international summer symposium held April 2007.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Age Of Goethe

Author : Stuart Atkins
ISBN : UOM:39015041285977
Genre : German literature
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Category: German literature

Nicos

Author : Alexandre Berner
ISBN : 9781291851878
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The Oxford Companion To Sugar And Sweets

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ISBN : 9780199313624
Genre : Cooking
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A sweet tooth is a powerful thing. Babies everywhere seem to smile when tasting sweetness for the first time, a trait inherited, perhaps, from our ancestors who foraged for sweet foods that were generally safer to eat than their bitter counterparts. But the "science of sweet" is only the beginning of a fascinating story, because it is not basic human need or simple biological impulse that prompts us to decorate elaborate wedding cakes, scoop ice cream into a cone, or drop sugar cubes into coffee. These are matters of culture and aesthetics, of history and society, and we might ask many other questions. Why do sweets feature so prominently in children's literature? When was sugar called a spice? And how did chocolate evolve from an ancient drink to a modern candy bar? The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets explores these questions and more through the collective knowledge of 265 expert contributors, from food historians to chemists, restaurateurs to cookbook writers, neuroscientists to pastry chefs. The Companion takes readers around the globe and throughout time, affording glimpses deep into the brain as well as stratospheric flights into the world of sugar-crafted fantasies. More than just a compendium of pastries, candies, ices, preserves, and confections, this reference work reveals how the human proclivity for sweet has brought richness to our language, our art, and, of course, our gastronomy. In nearly 600 entries, beginning with "à la mode" and ending with the Italian trifle known as "zuppa inglese," the Companion traces sugar's journey from a rare luxury to a ubiquitous commodity. In between, readers will learn about numerous sweeteners (as well-known as agave nectar and as obscure as castoreum, or beaver extract), the evolution of the dessert course, the production of chocolate, and the neurological, psychological, and cultural responses to sweetness. The Companion also delves into the darker side of sugar, from its ties to colonialism and slavery to its addictive qualities. Celebrating sugar while acknowledging its complex history, The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets is the definitive guide to one of humankind's greatest sources of pleasure. Like kids in a candy shop, fans of sugar (and aren't we all?) will enjoy perusing the wondrous variety to be found in this volume.
Category: Cooking

The Pastry Chef S Companion

Author : Glenn Rinsky
ISBN : 9780470009550
Genre : Cooking
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With more than 4,800 terms and definitions from around the world plus ten appendices filled with helpful resources, The Pastry Chef's Companion combines the best features of a dictionary and an encyclopedia. In addition to the current terminology of every component of pastry, baking, and confectionary arts, this book provides important information about the origin and historical background of many of the terms. Moreover, it offers coverage of flavor trends, industry practices, key success factors, a resources list, illustrations, and phonetic pronunciations.
Category: Cooking

Islamica

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105014947456
Genre : Arabic philology
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Category: Arabic philology

Islamica

Author : August Fischer
ISBN : UVA:X030224495
Genre : Arabic philology
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Zeitschrift für die Erforschung der Sprachen und der Kulturen der islamischen Völker.
Category: Arabic philology