“Important, possibly life-altering, reading for every living, breathing human being." -- Boston Globe In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen.
Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements.
A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a Chez Panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, several mad-genius “fermentos” (a tribe that includes brewers, cheese makers, and all kinds of picklers) reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all. The reader learns alongside Pollan, but the ons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships.
Cooking, above all, connects us. The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching.
Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life.
O Bitcoin é uma forma de dinheiro, assim como o real, dólar ou euro, com a diferença de ser puramente digital e não ser emitido por nenhum governo. O seu valor é determinado livremente pelos indivíduos no mercado. Você lembra como a internet e o e-mail revolucionaram a comunicação? Antes, para enviar uma mensagem a uma pessoa do outro lado da Terra, era necessário fazer isso pelos correios. Nada mais antiquado.
Você dependia de um intermediário para, fisicamente, entregar uma mensagem. Pois é, retornar a essa realidade é inimaginável. O que o e-mail fez com a informação, o Bitcoin fará com o dinheiro. Com o Bitcoin você pode transferir fundos de A para B em qualquer parte do mundo sem jamais precisar confiar em um terceiro para essa simples tarefa. O Bitcoin é a maior inovação tecnológica desde a internet, é revolucionário, sem precedentes e tem o potencial de mudar o mundo de uma forma jamais vista. À moeda, ele é o futuro. Ao avanço da liberdade individual, é uma esperança e uma grata novidade.
Le journaliste-enquêteur Christian R. Page nous entraîne dans les sillons de faits inexpliqués et étranges. Il fouille les archives, les dossiers de la police, interroge les principaux témoins, les autorités, les experts et, chemin faisant, nous fait partager ses émotions, ses doutes, ses questionnements et son espoir d'en arriver à une juste compréhension. Ses conclusions sont éclairantes, solides et souvent stupéfiantes. Parmi ses investigations, le cas des pilotes de la British Airways qui, en 1995, croisent dans le ciel un objet volant non identifié, le mystère de la Sainte Lance, qui aurait perforé le corps du Christ crucifié, et les « sensitifs », ces médiums qui collaborent avec les policiers dans des enquêtes criminelles. Les chapitres sont regroupés sous cinq grands thèmes : « Contacts avec l'au-delà », « Voyageurs de l'espace », « Inexplicable et PSI », « Créatures de l'ombre » et « Mystères historiques ».
When fledging London reporter, Lindsay Wyngate, is handed the assignment of her life - to write an article about handsome oil magnate Trevor Carlton, she is intrigued to learn that the interview requires her to spend a long summer weekend at Trevor's Yorkshire country estate. The intrigue intensifies as Trevor escorts Lindsay around the grounds of his rambling estate. Despite a nearly disastrous horseback ride, their mutual attraction deepens at the society event of the summer. What starts out as a chance to further her career by interviewing a mysterious man, who distrusts her as much as she distrusts him, turns into more. Will Lindsay's discoveries about Trevor's private life and business unexpectedly change his life - and hers - forever?
Any visitor to Belgium or the Netherlands is immediately struck by the number of convents and beguinages (begijnhoven) in both major cities and small towns. Their number and location in urban centres suggests that the women who inhabited them once held a prominent role. Despite leaving a visible mark on cities in Europe, much of the story of these women - known variously as beguines, tertiaries, klopjes, recluses, and anchoresses--remains to be told. Instead of aspiring to live as traditional religious, they transcended normative assumptions about religion and gender and had a very real impact on their religious and secular worlds. The sources for their tale are often fragmentary and difficult to interpret. However, careful scrutiny allows their voices to be heard. Drawing on an array of sources including religious rules, sermons, hagiographic vitae, and rapiaria, Fictive Orders and Feminine Religious Identities traces the story of pious laywomen between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.
It both emphasizes the innovative roles of women who transcended established forms of institutional religious life and reveals the ways in which historiographical habits have obscured the dynamic and fluid nature of their histories. By highlighting the development of irregular and extraregular communities and tracing the threads of monasticisation that wove their way around pious laywomen, this book draws attention to the vibrant and dynamic culture of feminine lay piety that persisted from the later middle ages onwards.
Everything in your life could suddenly change in 24 hours. It did one day long ago! Now science and ancient documents provide stunning evidence of a world in which everything changed suddenly.