By Patricia Storace
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"I lived in Athens, on the intersection of a prostitute and a saint." So starts Patricia Storace's impressive memoir of her 12 months in Greece. blending affection with detachment, rapture with readability, this American poet completely conjures up a rustic delicately balanced among East and West.
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By Luke Nguyen
From China to Vietnam is an evocative culinary event that explores Asia’s most renowned river. beginning in south-west China and travelling via Myanmar, northern Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, earlier than meandering all the way down to the monstrous Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Luke Nguyen immerses himself within the cultures and groups who rely on this life-giving river. alongside the best way he discovers the neighborhood cuisines and learns the heart-warming tales from the folks he meets.
Filled with lovely images and actual recipes from each one area, From China to Vietnam captures the real essence of this superb river: its humans, foodstuff, tradition and sweetness.
Luke Nguyen is the landlord of Sydney’s well-known pink Lantern eating places. He has written 4 earlier cookbooks and is the presenter of a number of SBS cooking indicates, together with Luke Nguyen’s higher Mekong, the spouse to this publication. Luke presently splits his time among Sydney and Vietna
By Ian Utlley
Tradition clever! offers crucial details on attitudes, ideals and behaviour in numerous international locations, making sure that you just arrive at your vacation spot conscious of uncomplicated manners, universal courtesies, and delicate concerns. those concise courses inform you what to anticipate, tips on how to behave, and the way to set up a rapport along with your hosts. This within wisdom will aid you stay away from embarrassing gaffes and blunders, consider convinced in surprising events, and advance belief, friendships, and winning company relationships.
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