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- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86
Stylish and racy... An excellent book and a delight to read, written with panache and entirely convincing.' Professor PETER COSS, Cardiff University. This book takes us into the world of the medieval cook, from the chefs in the great medieval courts and aristocratic households catering for huge feasts, to the peasant wife attempting to feed her family... more...
- Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
A delightful illustrated history of the umbrella?protector against rain and sun, weapon, and fashion accessory Culturally ubiquitous and multi-functional, the umbrella comes in many colors, shapes, and sizes, and its significance in different forms and throughout time is explored here. Its use in the ancient cultures of Egypt is discussed, where... more...
- Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99
Who would have guessed in the 1960s that Michael Parker, a typical young British Army officer, would turn into one of the most remarkable international showmen of his generation? This book is a wonderfully funny account of the many different events he has staged in Europe, America, and the Middle East. Amongst these are the launch of twin ships in... more...
- AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 37.99
This first culinary history of picnics reveals rustic outdoor dining in its more familiar and unusual forms, the history of the word itself, the cultural context of picnics and who arranged them, and, most important, the gastronomic appeal. Drawing on various media and literature, painting, music, and even sculpture, Walter Levy provides an engaging... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2012; US$ 731.00
Das Buch behandelt die ?Königsdisziplin der Tourismuswirtschaft?, das Phänomen Kongresse, Tagungen und Events. Dabei spielt nicht nur die Angebots- und Nachfragesituation des deutschen Veranstaltungsmarktes, sondern auch die Situation in ausgewählten internationalen Räumen eine Rolle. Neben den organisatorischen Aspekten stehen die strategischen Ausrichtungen... more...
- PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 25.99
Tastemaker, n. Anyone with the power to make you eat quinoa. Kale. Spicy sriracha sauce. Honeycrisp apples. Cupcakes. These days, it seems we are constantly discovering a new food that will make us healthier, happier, or even somehow cooler. Chia seeds, after a brief life as a novelty houseplant and I Love the ?80s punchline, are suddenly a superfood.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
Tree burial, a new form of disposal for the cremated remains of the dead, was created in 1999 by Chisaka Genpo, the head priest of a Zen Buddhist temple in northern Japan. Instead of a conventional family gravestone, perpetuating the continuity of a household and its identity, tree burial uses vast woodlands as cemeteries, with each burial spot marked... more...
- Lenos Verlag 2014; US$ 11.99
Nicolas Bouvier erschließt uns die Lebensgeschichten der Schweizer »Weltenpilger«, zu deren Familie er sich selbst zählt. Er schildert das Schicksal namenloser Auswanderer, das Leben von Persönlichkeiten, die wie er an Claustrophobia alpina litten - Thomas Platter, Paracelsus, Jean-Jacques Rousseau zum Beispiel. Er zeichnet mit der Begeisterung und... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99
This six-continent survey of the history, customs, and representations of the midday meal explains who eats what for lunch; where and when they eat it; and what it means in the larger cultural context. The first international history of lunch, this book provides anecdotes and analysis that present lunch as a meaningful daily... more...