Friday, December 24, 2010

2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winners

2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winners

Argentina : Siete Fuegos, Mallmann, Kaminky (V-R Editoras)
Australia : Bentley (Murdoch Books)
Austria : Sacher (Styria)
Bangladesh : Sasto Sochaton Ranna, Keka Ferdousi (Anannya)
Belgium : Dix Petits Doights Pleains de Chocolat, Pierre Marcolini
Bhutan : Foods of the Kingdom of Bhutan (Bhutan Foundation)
Canada : Glutton for Pleasure, Bob Blumer (Whitecap)
Chile : Gastronomia del Mar (Gourmet Patagonia)
China : Official Health Food, Master Chef Du Guang Bei
Colombia : Secretos de la Parrilla, Bernardo Gomez Cortazar (Gama)
Costa Rica : Saberes y Sabores de Boruca, Leila Garro Valverde (Gama
Czech Republic : Czech Home Cook, Jitka Rakoskikova (Mlada Fronta)
Denmark : Paul Food, Paul Cunningham (Politiker)
Ecuador : Cocina de Autor, Santiago Chamorro (Sesos Creacion
Finland : Olo (Teos)
France : 1 Canard, 2 Daguin (Sud Ouest)
Ghana : Ghanaian Cook Book, Sophia Manu ((Adaex Educational Publication -
Germany : JW4 (Wissler Group)
Greece : Every Day , Argiro Barbarigou (Liberis)
Hong Kong : Grandma, Grandpa Cook (MCCM Creations)
Hungary : Segal Viktor - Colours and Taste (Book Publishing)
Iceland :Silver of the Sea, Volundar Snaer Volundarsson (Salka)
India : Byriani-Pratibha Karan (Random House India)
Ireland : Catherine's Italian Kitchen , Catherine Fulvio (Gill McMillan)
Italy : Food Designing, Marti Guixe (Corraini)
Japan : 12 Roads and Stories of the Foods, Chieko Mukasa (Heibonya)
Latvia : Est Ir Tava Daba (Zvaigzne)
Laos : Food from Northern Laos - The Boat Landing Cookbook (Galangal
Luxembourg : Henri Schumacher Patissier (Guy Binsfeld)
Lebanon : Mouneh (Barbara Abdeni Massaad)
Malaysia : Kulit Manis, A Taste of Terengganu's Heritage. Puan Rosita Bt
Abdullah (My Viscom)
Malta : Pippa's Festa , Pippa Mattei (Miranda)
Mexico : Los Top Chefs de Mexico (Larousse)
Morocco : Le Figuier de Barbarie (Alwifak)
Netherlands : Toscanini Venticinqe (Toscanini)
New Zealand : Me'a Kai, Come Eat, Robert Oliver, Dr.Tracy Berno, Shiri
Ram (Random House NZ)
Norway : Ekte Mat, Andreas Viestad (Cappelen Damm)
Peru : History, Anecdotes, and Some Recipes from Peruvian Cuisine,
Berit Knudsen (Iandu)
Philippines : An Invitation to Malacanan (Art Post Asia)
Poland :Nature of Polish Cuisine - Woicieh Modest Amaro
Portugal : 2780 Taberna (Bertrand)
Russia : Larousse Gastronomique (Chernov)
Singapore : Above and Beyond, Singapore Airlines (Marshall Cavendish)
Slovenia : Ljubezen Skoz Zwloswx (Vale Novak-Gorenjski Tisk)
South Africa : Koekemakranka Khoi-Khoin Kultuurgoed en Kom-Kuier-Kos
Renata Coetzee (Lapa)
Spain : Las Cocinas del Camino de Santiago (Al Gusto)
Sweden : Syrat -Sour (Informationsforlaget)
Switzerland : Fusion Pur (Betty Bossi)
Trinidad Tobago : Ah'Len - Welcome (Syrian Lebanese Woman Association)
Turkey : Tadi Damagimda Kaldi, Mehmet Soykan (Food in Le Gastronomy)
UAE : Arabian Dreams, Aaron Maree (Motivate)
Uruguay : Gastronomia de las Costas de Rocha, Juan Antonio Varese
(Cruz del Sur)
UK : Noma, Rene Redzepi (Phaidon)
USA : The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Amanda Hesser (WWW Norton)
Venezuela : Las Recetas Olvidadas, Gamal El Fakih Rodriguez (Speedread)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Some workout ideas

Some of Mark Wahlberg's workout

Micky Ward Trains You for the Ring
By Bryan Payton

You need a strong core to be a strong boxer, says Ward, the pugilist Mark Wahlberg plays in The Fighter. "That's where all your power comes from. When you twist to throw a punch, you throw your hips and entire core into it." Follow his routine.

1 Pushup
15 reps

2 McGill curlup
15 reps each leg
Lie faceup—right leg straight, left leg bent so your foot is flat on the floor. With palms under your lower-back arch, lift your head and shoulders (don't bend your lower back). Pause, then lower.

3 Side crunch
15 reps each side
Lie straight on your left side and brace your feet against a wall or a heavy object. Rest your left hand on your chest, and place your right hand behind your head. Crunch your torso toward your hip. Pause, and then return to the starting position.

4 Hip-up
10 reps each side
Lie on your left side, propping your upper body up with your left elbow and forearm and keeping your knees straight. Raise your hips so that your torso is beyond parallel to the floor and your body forms a straight line from your head to ankles. Pause, and then lower.

5 Medicine-ball twist
15 reps
Hold a medicine ball at chest level, arms straight out. Without moving your torso, rotate your arms far to the left, then far to the right. That's 1 rep. Continue back and forth as fast as you can.

Do 2 or 3 circuits total.

McGill Curlup
Side Crunch
Side Plank
Weighted Russian Twist

Friday, December 03, 2010

Inception Stuff

Wired interviews Christopher Nolan about Inception

Inception Theory

Inception and Catharsis

Six Interpretations and Five Holes

Wedding Ring Theory

Nolan's Dream Layers

Inception Ending Blog

Possible track order for Inception soundtrack from some dude on the Hans Zimmer message board...
1. Half Remembered Dream
2. Projections
3. One Simple Idea
4. Radical Notion
5. Mombasa (first half)
6. One Simple Idea [again]
7. Paradox [first 3/4s]
8. Mombasa [last half]
8. Dream Within A Dream
9. Don’t Think About Elephants
10. 528491
11. Waiting For A Train
12. 528491 [again]
13. Paradox [last quarter]
14. Time
15. Dream Is Collapsing

Although I gotta say, I like finishing with Elephant > 528491 > Time