UPDATE: February’s books are gone. Congrats Kate and Celia. | More free books! The first person to write in and request a book linked below gets it for free during our second Monthly GLC Giveaway of 2006. Limit one per person — you must request a specific book. First come, first served. You must include a snail mail address — but we won’t use your email or postal address for anything other than sending you the book.
And since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we’re featuring a couple spicy selections:
Gone! Claimed by Kate of Boston, Massachusetts!
Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors | “Curry serves up a delectable history of Indian cuisine, ranging from the imperial kitchen of the Mughal invader Babur to the smoky cookhouse of the British Raj. In this fascinating volume, the first authoritative history of Indian food, Lizzie Collingham reveals that almost every well-known Indian dish is the product of a long history of invasion and the fusion of different food traditions. We see how, with the arrival of Portuguese explorers and the Mughal horde, the cooking styles and ingredients of central Asia, Persia and Europe came to the subcontinent, where over the next four centuries they mixed with traditional Indian food to produce the popular cuisine that we know today… Richly spiced with colorful anecdotes and curious historical facts, and attractively designed with 34 illustrations, 5 maps, and numerous recipes, Curry is vivid, entertaining, and delicious — a feast for food lovers everywhere.” —Amazon.com (List price: $28.00)
Gone! Claimed by Celia of Cleveland, Ohio!
Salt and Pepper: 135 Perfectly Seasoned Recipes | “In Salt and Pepper, Michele Anna Jordan reminds us that salt is the spice of life: we cannot live without it. Pepper, on the other hand, is only a much enjoyed culinary pleasure. Such bold statements are typical of Jordan, who writes with a strong voice. She is informative, challenging, opinionated, and poetic, giving us vivid images of places and flavors. She describes the delicate salt from the French Île de Ré as ‘salty jewels for the tongue to savor.’ Jordan takes us to Malaysia, sharing how peppercorns are grown, harvested, and processed, and to Poland, where chandeliers now hang in their rock-salt mines. She explains how Lampong, Sarawak, and Malabar peppercorns differ, and compares the salt from O-shima Island in Japan to Lima and Sea Stars salts. Finally, Jordan shares the ultimate mystery of salt — that no one yet understands exactly how and why it improves the taste of what we eat. Jordan’s food is elemental and intriguing. Spaghetti with Black Pepper and Nutmeg, Green Peppercorn Mayonnaise, and dozens of other recipes require only three to five ingredients.” —Amazon.com (List price: $25.00)
So, go for it. Just write in and request a free book. Be sure to check back next month for more Monthly GLC giveaways.
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