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Eurospan Cooks: Pie

10 Jul 2019 13:00:59

Eurospan Cooks

This charming recipe book from The University of North Carolina Press provides fifty-seven delicious, seasonal pie recipes that draw on author Sara Foster’s extensive skills as a professional chef.

More than this, though, it gives an insight into the warmth and heart of a southern kitchen, and presents the process of pie-making as an almost instinctual, family-orientated tradition – one that results in a seemingly unavoidable ‘passion for pies’.

From the traditional – Chocolate Meringue, Old-Fashioned Pecan, Straight-Up Rhubarb – to the adventurous – Peanut and Pepsi, Carolina Crab, Chorizo Apple – Sara has a recipe for every occasion and every taste. A significant slice is dedicated to savoury pies, which draws on Sara’s experience as a chef and highlights the importance of seasonality, texture, and seasoning to taste rather than following the recipe precisely. In fact, when it comes to savoury pies, she encourages her reader to use the recipe only as a guideline and to make the ingredients and flavours their own.

For a decidedly amateur baker, this freedom appealed more than the precision I thought I might need to whip up some Swiss meringue or frangipane, so I decided to have a go instead at the Caramelised Onion and Whipped Feta Pie. Sara's instructions were clear and reassuring, and while I’m still not quite ready to be throwing pies together at the drop of a hat, it certainly seems more attainable than when this book first landed on my desk.


Sara’s ultimate advice is:
‘Make lots of pies. That’s how you learn.’
When the results are this delicious, I’m more than happy to keep practising…

Pie: A Savor the South Cookbook is available on the bookstore now: https://www.eurospanbookstore.com/pie.html

Now available for purchase through Eurospan in Central Asia, South Asia, and across Oceania is the ASAA Southeast Publications Series, available through NUS Press. With a list of over 20 titles written by leading specialists in their respective fields, the series publishes high-quality, original scholarly work that explores a wide range of disciplines.

Below are some of the key titles now available:

Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters
Ethnography and Animism in East Timor, 1860-1975
Christopher J. Shepherd
Apr 2019 352pp
Presents a history of Western ethnography of animism in East Timor during the Portuguese period. Covering a selection of seminal 19th- and 20th-century ethnographies, the author explores the relationship between spiritual beliefs, colonial administration, ethnographic interests and fieldwork experience.

Resilience and the Localisation of Trauma in Aceh, Indonesia
Catherine Smith
2017 232pp, 2 maps
Examines the global reach of the contested, yet compelling, concept of trauma. Catherine Smith explores how what is considered ‘trauma’ has expanded well beyond the bounds of therapeutic practice to become a powerful cultural idiom shaping the ways people understand the effects of violence and imagine possible responses to suffering.

Soul Catcher
Java's Fiery Prince Mangkunagara I, 1726-1795
M.C. Ricklefs
2018 432pp
Employs an extraordinary range of sources in Dutch and Javanese to bring the life of a key figure in Javanese history to life, illuminating our understanding of Java's devastating civil war of the mid-18th century.

Unmarked Graves
Death and Survival in the Anti-Communist Violence in East Java, Indonesia
Vanessa Hearman
2018 288pp
The wave of anti-communist violence that swept across Indonesia in 1965-66 produced a particularly high death toll in East Java. It also transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of survivors, who faced decades of persecution, imprisonment and violence. In this book, Vannessa Hearman examines the human cost and the community impact of the violence on people from different sides of the political divide.

To see and purchase the full list of titles in the series, customers in Central & South Asia and Oceania can head to the Eurospan Bookstore



The new edition of Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew is now available, so we've put together a shortlist of ten of the reasons why it's such a favourite read. 

The new third edition of this bestseller loved by millions is now available and updated throughout.

2) It’s a fantastic resource for parents, teachers or anyone involved in an autistic child’s life.

3) It talks from the heart, and from real-life, practical experience. Author Ellen Notbohm’s younger son was diagnosed with autism age four, her older son with ADHD, and both are now grown so she’s seen it all!  

4) Let’s shift the thinking – consider what children can do, not what they can’t.

5) Temple Grandin, autism advocate and superstar, loves this book: “Great book for the parent of a child who is newly diagnosed”.

6) Ellen introduces and summarises topics such as sensory issues, communication and meltdowns from a child’s point of view.

7) There are thought-provoking questions for reflection and discussion about every chapter.

8) It’s a constant reminder to be kind to our children, and, kind to ourselves too.

9) The book is designed to empower you to make the choices that you, children and families need.

10) We go beyond - with this confidence in ourselves and in our children, we can become advocates for those with autism.

Available on the Bookstore now: https://www.eurospanbookstore.com/ten-things-every-child-with-autism-wishes-you-knew-275540.html

7th June: World Food Safety Day

7 Jun 2019 11:00:00

FAO’s Work on Food Safety

With some 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, and around 420,000 deaths, unsafe food represents a threat to human health, as well as to economies. Consumers have the right to expect that food available on domestic markets is safe.

On 20 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming the observance of World Food Safety Day.  Starting in 2019, every 7 June will be a time to celebrate the countless benefits of safe food. On this occasion, take a look below for publications on FAO’s work on food safety, aimed at reducing foodborne illness, supporting economic development and trade, and strengthening livelihoods and food security.

FAO/WHO Framework for the Provision of Scientific Advice on Food Safety and Nutrition
This document has been prepared to enhance the transparency of the practices and procedures applied by FAO and WHO to deliver scientific advice. It illustrates that the same basic principles and rules apply to the different expert groups.

Food Safety Risk Analysis
FAO and WHO have developed this guide to assist food safety regulators' understanding and use of risk analysis in national food safety frameworks. The primary audience is food safety officials at the national government level. The publication provides essential background information, guidance and practical examples of ways to apply food safety risk analysis.

Trade and Food Standards
Focuses on the relationship between food standards and trade to raise awareness of international food standards. The publication opens with a presentation of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius and the WTO agreements that regulate the application of food standards for trade. It highlights the need to invest in domestic capacities, and the importance of coordinating agriculture, health and trade authorities.

The Science of Food Standards
Showcases the steps the Codex Alimentarius has taken from July 2016 (CAC39) to July 2017 (CAC40) on the road to safe and quality food for everyone. Over the course of the year, the twelve technical and six regional committees met to discuss updates to the international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice.

Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (STEC) and Food
Proposes a set of criteria for categorising the potential risk of severity of illness associated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in food. Targeting interventions appropriately relies on identifying those strains of greatest risk to human health and determining the types of foods that cause such infections.

Understanding Codex
The Codex Alimentarius is a collection of international food standards adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, established in the 1960s by the FAO and WHO, that cover all the main foods as well as material used in the further processing of food. Now in its fifth edition, this is a useful tool to introduce the Codex and its collection of international food standards to the public.

You can see the full list of available FAO titles on the Eurospan Bookstore now. 

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