Thursday, 23 August 2012

Pizza, Hamburger and Ice Cream in Chinese

Pizza, Hamburger and Ice Cream are now available in Chinese Complex Character! Here are the covers of the Chinese editions.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Madgooga: An Iraqi Date Confection

'This confection is called madgooga (literally ‘the pounded’) as it was traditionally made of equal amounts of dry dates and walnut or rashi/tahini (sesame paste) pounded into paste with a mortar and pestle for a long time, nowadays conveniently replaced with the food processor', Nawal Nasrallah explains on her blog, In My Iraqi Kitchen.

You can read her recipe for madgooga here. She is the author of Dates: A Global History as well as the award-winning History of the Iraqi Cuisine

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Gin review in Sydney Daily Telegraph

"This is a fascinating little book crammed with intriguing facts and topped off with cocktail recipes with names like ``corpse reviver''. It makes a person very thirsty . . . for knowledge, of course."

Gin: A Global History is by Lesley Jacobs Solmonson.