´It´s not all sardinhas. Just ask the man who made Portuguese food cool´ The Times ´Offers so much more than just delightful recipes´ Evening Standard ´Nuno Mendes´ book is a celebration of hearty Lisbon fare´ Metro ´With Lisboeta, I feel guided through the cuisine of Portugal´s capital city. This book not only shares the warmth of Nuno´s cooking but also tells the stories behind eating in Lisbon´ René Redzepi - Head Chef at Noma, Copenhagen Lisbon is known as Portugal´s ´City of Light´, its beautiful, tiled buildings and cobbled streets illuminated by the reflections of the nearby waters. It is also one of the great undiscovered culinary centres of Europe. Internationally renowned chef Nuno Mendes is a ´Lisboeta´ (native of Lisbon) and in this groundbreaking cookbook, he invites you to experience his favourite places, and the incredible food you will discover there. Sharing recipes inspired by the dishes that he loves, Nuno takes you through a typical day in Lisbon. Here you will discover the secrets to the most delicious pastéis de nata, the custard tarts for which Lisbon is so famous, and bolas de Berlim, fluffy doughnuts stuffed with custard that are sold on the beach. For lunch you might sample some typical seafood, like squid sizzling in a pan with garlic and coriander, or grilled sardines with a roasted green pepper salad. And as night draws in, Nuno offers his recipes for rich and warming dishes like slow-baked lamb chanfana and roasted orange-rub pork belly with fennel - which may even be followed with a cheeky prego sandwich after dinner. These are the heart-warming, vibrant dishes of a city with a modern, bustling food scene that is nevertheless steeped in centuries-old traditions. Nuno´s portraits of Lisbon´s idiosyncrasies are threaded through the pages: impromptu sardine grills, endless snacking and city-wide street carnivals. With luminous photography shot on location, this book will bring to life Portugal´s magnificent capital city and its fabulous cuisine.
´´A very funny and frequently insightful look at the world´s most combustible region.´´-The New York Times Book Review NATIONAL BESTSELLER With razor-sharp wit and insight, intrepid journalist Tony Horwitz gets beyond solemn newspaper headlines and romantic myths of Arabia to offer startling close-ups of a volatile region few Westerners understand. His quest for hot stories takes him from the tribal wilds of Yemen to the shell-pocked shores of Lebanon; from the malarial sands of the Sudan to the eerie souks of Saddam Hussein´s Iraq, a land so secretive that even street maps and weather reports are banned. As an oasis in the Empty Quarter, a veiled woman offers tea and a mysterious declaration of love. In Cairo, ´´politeness police´´ patrol seedy nightclubs to ensure that belly dancers don´t show any belly. And at the Ayatollah´s funeral in Tehran a mourner chants, ´´Death to America,´´ then confesses to the author his secret dream-to visit Disneyland. Careening through thirteen Muslim countries and Israel, Horwitz travels light, packing a keen eye, a wicked sense of humor, and chutzpah in almost suicidal measure. This wild and comic tale of Middle East misadventure reveals a fascinating world in which the ancient and the modern collide.
International bestselling author Marian Keyes is bringing you another masterfully told story full of wit and charm. ´Name: Stella Sweeney. Height: average. Recent life events: dramatic.´ One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. For she meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That´s okay. She doesn´t really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car). But in this meeting is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, and, along the way, wrenching her whole family apart. Is this all because of one ill-advised act of goodwill? Was meeting Mr Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or hopping mad? For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it? Marian´s stunning new novel The Woman Who Stole My Life is about losing the life you had and finding a better one. ´When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own´ Daily Express ´Gloriously funny´ The Sunday Times ´Keyes manages to have you alternately blubbing and belly-laughing to the final page´ Company ´Not only is it a great story with funny, loveable characters, it made me laugh out loud´ Stylist ´One of those rare books that will swallow up your day without realising it. Romantic and uplifting it won´t fail to put a smile on your face. Marian Keyes is back to her best´ The Daily Express ´A warm and hilarious page turner´ Good Housekeeping ´Funny but poignant´ Marie Claire ´A smart new drama from the awesome Marian Keyes´ Heat ´Full of twists and turns, with warmth and humour on every page, it doesn´t disappoint´ Closer ´A modern fairy tale, it´s full of Keyes´s self-deprecating wit´ The Sunday Mirror