Vie pratique & Loisirs

  • Being ecological

    Timothy Morton

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  • Here, Elizabeth David describes some of the splendid regional cookery of France. A wide variety of recipes has been included, from the primitive peasant soup of the Basque country, to the refined Burgundian dish of hare with a cream sauce and chestnut puree.

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  • Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. This book offers a fresh way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike.

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  • As well as being the author of The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas was also an enthusiastic gourmand and expert cook. His Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine, published in 1873, is an encyclopaedic collection of ingredients, recipes and anecdotes, from Absinthe to Zest via cake, frogs' legs, oysters, Roquefort and vanilla.


    Included here are recipes for bamboo pickle and strawberry omelette, advice on cooking all manner of beast from bear to kangaroo - as well as delightful digressions into how a fig started a war and whether truffles really increase ardour - brought together in a witty and gloriously eccentric culinary compendium.


    Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment - and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen.

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  • Nom yourself

    Mary Mattern

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  • Anglais The little book of calm

    Paul Wilson

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  • Writing for domestic servants in a conversational, accessible way, eighteenth-century housewife Hannah Glasse disapproved of French terminology and fussiness, instead favouring simple dishes that are still cooked today - a preference that has earned her the reputation of 'the first Domestic Goddess'.


    With recipes for rice pudding, beef rump, barbecued pork, trifle and even the first recipe in Britain for 'Curry the Indian way', as well as tips for choosing your ingredients and cures for the bite of a mad dog, this is an elegant and economical collection of recipes and housekeeping tips to save any homemaker 'a great deal of trouble'.


    Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment - and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen.

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  • Pellegrino Artusi is the original icon of Italian cookery, whose legendary 1891 book Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well defined its national cuisine and is still a bestseller today.


    He was also a passionate gastronome, renowned host and brilliant raconteur, who filled his books with tasty recipes and rumbustious anecdotes. From an unfortunate incident regarding Minestrone in Livorno and a proud defence of the humble meat loaf, to digressions on the unusual history of ice-cream, the side-effects of cabbage and the Florentines' weak constitutions, these writings brim with gossip, good cheer and an inexhaustible zest for life.


    Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment - and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen.

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  • Acclaimed New Yorker journalist, novelist and poet, Calvin Trillin is also America's funniest and best-loved writer about food. This selection of some of his wittiest articles sees him stalking a peripatetic Chinese chef, campaigning to have the national Thanksgiving dish changed to Spaghetti Carbonara and sampling the legendary Louisiana boudin sausage - to be consumed preferably 'while leaning against a pickup'.


    Eschewing fancy restaurants in favour of street food and neighbourhood joints, Trillin's writing is a hymn of praise to the Buffalo chicken wing, the deep-fried wonton, the New York bagel and the brilliant, inimitable melting-pot that is US cuisine.


    Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment - and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen.

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  • 'This isn't just any cookery book. This is Mastering the Art of French Cooking and it's a book that is a statement, not of culinary intent, but of aspiration, a commitment to a certain sort of good life, a certain sort of world-view; a votive object implying taste and appetite and a little je ne sais quoi. Julia Child's books are a triumph, and also a trophy.' AA GILL, The Times This is the classic guide to French cooking with over 2000 clear authentic and delicious recipes for everything from Bouef Bourguignon to the perfect croissant. Bon appetit!


    'This book fundamentally altered the way a basic human activity was perceived and pursued.' A O SCOTT, New York Times 'It will gladden the heart of all good cooks... an alchemist's stone which enables any cook to turn base ingredients into gold.' CAROLINE CONRAN, Sunday Times

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  • 'I will journey to the black heart of a corrupt Empire to root out my foes. But Rome wasn't built in a day and it won't be restored by a lone assassin. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This is my brotherhood.' Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering and degradation, her citizens living in the shadow of the ruthless Borgia family. Only one man can free the people from the Borgia tyranny - Ezio Auditore, the Master Assassin.


    Ezio's quest will test him to his limits. Cesare Borgia, a man more villainous and dangerous than his father the Pope, will not rest until he has conquered Italy. And in such treacherous times, conspiracy is everywhere, even within the ranks of the brotherhood itself.

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  • Anglais Concussion

    Jeanne Marie Laskas

    This is the story of one man's fight against a multibillion dollar colossus. A man who stood up for what was right, whatever the cost. The brilliant young forensic pathologist had no idea that the body on the slab in front of him would change his life, and ultimately change the world. The body belonged to legendary American Footballer Mike Webster, whose mental health had rapidly declined after he had stopped playing - he had ended up Tasering himself to relieve his chronic back pain and fixing his rotting teeth with Superglue. Dr Bennet Omalu found that the psychosis suffered by "Iron Mike" was no accident. His autopsy unearthed evidence of a trauma-related disease - the direct result of years of blows to the head in games. He knew it would keep killing scores of other sportsmen unless something was done. He believed that the NFL (National Football League), one of the most powerful corporations in America, would welcome the discovery. But it was the one truth they wanted to ignore. Omalu himself became a target. 'This is classic David and Goliath stuff, and as exciting as a great courtroom drama. A riveting, powerful human tale . . . a masterclass on how to tell a story' Charles Duhigg, New York Times columnist and bestselling author of The Power of Habit

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  • Anglais Cooked

    Michael Pollan

    Takes us back to basics and first principles: cooking with fire, with water, with air and with earth. Meeting cooks from all over the world, who share their wisdom and stories, this title shows how cooking is at the heart of our culture and that when it gets down to it, it also fundamentally shapes our lives.

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  • In this new edition of his landmark book, Richard Layard shows that there is a paradox at the heart of our lives. Most people want more income. Yet as societies become richer, they do not become happier. This is not just anecdotally true, it is the story told by countless pieces of scientific research. We now have sophisticated ways of measuring how happy people are, and all the evidence shows that on average people have grown no happier in the last fifty years, even as average incomes have more than doubled. In fact, the First World has more depression, more alcoholism and more crime than fifty years ago. This paradox is true of Britain, the United States, continental Europe, and Japan. What is going on? Now fully revised and updated to include developments since first publication, Layard answers his critics in what is still the key book in 'happiness studies'.

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  • Anglais Let's make whoopies!

    Sophie Grey

    Easier to eat, with a cream cheese filling and a frosted top, whoopies are set to take over from cupcakes in a big way.


    This book is set to be the must-have book on these fun little cakes. Thought to have originated in the Amish communities of America (the farmers would open their lunch boxes to cries of 'Whoopie!' when they saw that their wives had included them as treats) they are now setting a trend in cities like New York and London and are set to take over the rest of the UK! Sophie's book includes 70 whoopie recipes from classics like a mini Victoria sponge, to a whole range of chocolate and fruit-based whoopies and sections on celebration and wacky whoopies too.


    Perfect for birthday parties and get-togethers - your guests will fall in love with whoopies! Complete with all the fillings and frostings you need to make these adorable cakes, Sophie has also included 30 delicious cupcakes, including her award-winning lemon drizzle cupcake.

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  • Anglais Time to eat

    Gary Rhodes

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  • Welcome to Penguin Sudoku 2011: with 1 sudoku puzzle for every day of the year 2 challenge you in every way on 3 different levels - beginner, moderate and fist-clenchingly tricky. Perfect 4 sharpening your brain and honing your logic, sudoku will give you a 5 star brain (if they don't hit you for 6). In 7th heaven when you complete them, you'll 8 giving up on any of these - but those 9 by nines won't complete themselves.
    Good luck!

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  • Anglais Women's health

    Gillian Mckeith

    The latest book from holistic nutritionist Gillian McKeith is an empowering approach to womanhood - how to be happy, healthy and in control at every stage in your life.

    Gillian's guidance on all things female is sensitive yet constructive. Through nutrition, learn how to maximise your health potential during the key stages of your adult life, so that you can sail through puberty, glow through your pregnancy and pass through the menopause and beyond with grace and poise. Gillian outlines what to eat to boost specific areas of your health - how to raise your energy levels, get a good night's sleep or increase your chances of conception, for example - and provides simple recipes to alleviate symptoms.

    /> Divided into four sections covering each key life stage, Gillian explains how to take control of your hormones so you can manage all the changes your body is going through. At the end of each, she addresses common ailments you may experience, with advice on how best to avoid them and how to ease complaints. Gillian helps you prepare for the future and lay down good health foundations so you can face all the challenges your body - and life - throws at you.

    If you want to optimise your health and improve your physical and emotional wellbeing this is an invaluable reference to keep close at hand.

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  • Anglais Where the heart is

    Karen Martini

    Karen Martini describes herself as an intuitive cook with an unshakable love for food and cooking. This collection of delicious recipes, which first appeared in Karen's popular column in Sunday Life magazine, is a testament to her considerable skill as a cook as well as her passion for big-flavoured, easy-to-prepare food made with good produce and more than a passing nod to her Italian heritage. Enjoy dishes such as Livornese seafood stew, Tuscan chicken, tasty pastas and salads, and wickedly good sweet treats such as goat's curd cheesecake and traditional biscotti.

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  • We all want our children to lead happy, healthy lives. We know they need to eat well and be active in order to avoid the lifestyle diseases we hear so much about these days, such as obesity and diabetes. Parents want to do what's right, but many are unsure of how to get started. In response to this growing need for information, the CSIRO presents a step-by-step healthy eating and activity plan for families, based on extensive research. Find out:


    * what are healthy foods for kids * how to encourage kids to be active * how to motivate your kids to make changes that will last * how to organise yourself as a parent to make healthy living a reality.


    Packed with easy-to-follow advice and over 100 delicious recipes for stress-free family cooking, The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids is your complete guide to helping your children on the road to a lifetime of good health.

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  • Anglais Bicycle

    Helen Pidd

    - Which bike is right for me?

    - How can I avoid getting knocked off?

    - How can I buy a good secondhand bike?

    - Do I need to wear a helmet?

    - Must I don a luminous tabard?

    - How do I thwart a bike thief?

    - How can I cycle and transport my child/laptop/suit?

    - How hard is it to mend a puncture?

    - Can I get arrested for cycling drunk?


    Finally, a guide for ordinary, non Lycra-wearing people who happen to cycle or want to start.


    It's a friendly book for people who cycle to work, to the shops, into town or to the countryside, for all those who are fed up with traffic jams and late trains, who can't be bothered to go to the gym, but want to get some exercise while doing their bit for the planet.


    Bicycle teaches you how to stay safe while on the road - and have fun and look good while you're at it. It will help you find your dream ride and stop someone stealing it, and includes a whole chapter on tackling a commute by bike. For those cyclists who want to take things to the next level, there are tips on cycling for sport and leisure, from weekend jaunts to charity rides and epic adventures.

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