We can eat almost anything nature has to offer, but deciding what we should eat stirs anxiety. This book reveals the startling truth behind the food we consume in the twenty-first century.
Intended for the fans of Anthony Bourdain, this is a collection of his journalism. Containing stories from his worldwide misadventures, it talks about scrounging for eel in the backstreets of Hanoi, the unglamorous aspects of making television, calling for the head of raw food activist Woody Harrelson, and confessing to lobster-killing guilt.
Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-travelling professional eater and drinker, the author compares and contrasts what he's seen and what he's seeing, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.
A book about the joys of food with line drawings by the famous New Yorker artist, Saul Steinberg.
A groundbreaking book from one of the world's most celebrated animal scientists that will revolutionise our understanding of how animals think and feel
Offering an original and very appealing approach to modern life - laziness - this book explains how you can slow down in order to look better and live longer.
Hilarious stories from top chefs about their culinary disasters
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old.
Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
Divorce rates sky-high. Relationships floundering. Perhaps it's time we focused on our friendships with the opposite sex instead, because friendship can be every bit as important as romance. And, when sex doesn't get in the way, insecurities diminish and communication becomes much easier.
In these interviews, Cruyff talks about how he learned his trade and how he went on to play for Barcelona and Ajax. He also explores the philosophy behind total football, the driving force behind the great Dutch side of the 70s and a style of football many top teams attempt to emulate today.
From the Uruguayan border to Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon jungle, this text shows how Brazil changed football and how football shaped Brazil. It tells the stories behind the great players, between the great teams, and the great matches, as well as the startling range of football spin-offs.
A farmer cultivates genetically modified potatoes so that a customer at McDonald's half a world away can enjoy a long, golden french fry. A gardener plants tulip bulbs in the autumn and in the spring has a riotous patch of colour to admire. Two simple examples of how humans act on nature to get what we want. Or are they? What if those potatoes and tulips have evolved to gratify certain human desires so that humans will help them multiply? What if, in other words, these plants are using us just as we use them? In blending history, memoir and superb science writing, Pollan tells the story of four domesticated species - the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato. All four plants are integral to our everyday lives and Pollan demonstrates how each has thrived by satisfying one of humankind's most basic desires. Weaving fascinating anecdote and accessible science, Pollan takes the reader on an absorbing journey through the landscape of botany and desire. It is a journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature