In A Land Of Plenty

Author: Tim Pears
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446473449
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In A Land Of Plenty from the Author: Tim Pears. In a small town in the middle of England, the aftermath of the Second World War brings change. For ambitious industrialist Charles Freeman, it offers new opportunities and marriage to Mary. He buys the big house on the hill and nails his aspirations to the future. In quick succession, three sons and a daughter bring life to the big house and, with it, the seeds of family joy and tragedy. As the children grow and struggle with the hazards of adulthood, Charles' business expands in direct proportion to his girth and becomes a symbol of the town's fortunes as Britain claws its way back from the grey austerity of wartime Britain. As times change, so do the family's fortunes. Their stories create a generous epic, an extraordinarily rich and plangent hymn to the transformation of middle England over the past fifty years. At its heart is a diverse and persuasive cast of loveable and odious characters attempting to contend with the restrictions of their generation. This is the story of our lives.

Land Of Plenty

Author: Fuchsia Dunlop
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393051773
Size: 46.46 MB
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Land Of Plenty from the Author: Fuchsia Dunlop. A collection of traditional Sichuanese recipes, drawn from the author's two-year experience with regional chefs and complemented by detailed cooking methods, features a range of dishes and includes an ingredient glossary and a listing of twenty-three key Chinese flavors. 20,000 first printing.

Closing The Food Gap

Author: Mark Winne
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807047325
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Closing The Food Gap from the Author: Mark Winne. In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both diabetes and obesity, what can we do to make healthier foods available for everyone? To address these questions, Winne tells the story of how America's food gap has widened since the 1960s, when domestic poverty was "rediscovered," and how communities have responded with a slew of strategies and methods to narrow the gap, including community gardens, food banks, and farmers' markets. The story, however, is not only about hunger in the land of plenty and the organized efforts to reduce it; it is also about doing that work against a backdrop of ever-growing American food affluence and gastronomical expectations. With the popularity of Whole Foods and increasingly common community-supported agriculture (CSA), wherein subscribers pay a farm so they can have fresh produce regularly, the demand for fresh food is rising in one population as fast as rates of obesity and diabetes are rising in another. Over the last three decades, Winne has found a way to connect impoverished communities experiencing these health problems with the benefits of CSAs and farmers' markets; in Closing the Food Gap, he explains how he came to his conclusions. With tragically comic stories from his many years running a model food organization, the Hartford Food System in Connecticut, alongside fascinating profiles of activists and organizations in communities across the country, Winne addresses head-on the struggles to improve food access for all of us, regardless of income level. Using anecdotal evidence and a smart look at both local and national policies, Winne offers a realistic vision for getting locally produced, healthy food onto everyone's table.

Land Of Plenty

Author: Bert S. Gittins
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Land Of Plenty from the Author: Bert S. Gittins.

Land Of Plenty

Author: Charlie Pye-Smith
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
ISBN: 9781783963058
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Land Of Plenty from the Author: Charlie Pye-Smith. Golden fields, ripening apples, lowing cattle: our idea of the landscape has been shaped by agriculture, as has the land itself. But in a fast-changing world, how does the great British countryside continue to provide the food we eat? Most people living in Britain today must go back several generations before they find an ancestor who worked on the land. How much do we really know about those who are supplying us with the most essential things in life: our daily bread and butter, meat and fish, fruit and vegetables? In Land of Plenty Charlie Pye-Smith travels the length and breadth of these isles to explore the little-understood world of British agriculture. From ultramodern indoor dairy units producing millions of litres of milk a year to small, old-fashioned farms making cheese with twenty or thirty cows, and from landowners whose families have farmed the same fields for centuries to tenants who have just joined the industry, Pye-Smith investigates the timeless connection between land and people in the twenty-first century. Revealing the dairy industry in Somerset and Gloucestershire; beef in the Scottish Borders; sheep in North Yorkshire; pigs and poultry in East Anglia and Hampshire; vegetables in Norfolk; and fruit in Essex and the West Country, Land of Plenty is a colorful and rewarding travelogue that gets to the very heart of modern British life

A Promise Land Of Plenty

Author: B. P. Laz
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467093971
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A Promise Land Of Plenty from the Author: B. P. Laz. Brandy, a 59-year-old piano playing bombshell at Mac’s Bar, proudly projects her 40 double-Ds just when her tip jar sorely needs dollar bills. She escapes this roadhouse by marrying the generous philanthropist and tycoon millionaire Hubert Franz Berman. They travel in a ritzy world of private jets and stretch limos. Yet, from the beginning, Brandy is soundly rejected by his two daughters as they join forces with his domineering housekeeper and a very possessive secretary. After Hubert’s sudden death, Brandy learns the truth of his ‘hot’ money and his membership in the Honor Guard Secret Society. This deep-rooted secret makes life tougher. Special promises are quickly broken by those close to her and deadly omens of doom are predicted by a mystical clairvoyant. Only the caressing arms of Shields Mason, the limo driver, and Garrett Grayson, an FBI agent, provide her with the uplifting, heated passions of love and romance that she so desperately needs. A PROMISE LAND OF PLENTY has a maze of twisting events from Boston to Kentucky to the sandy shores of Destin and the Cayman Islands. Can Brandy ever find a place of happiness? You bet she’ll keep on trying!

The Land Of Plenty

Author: Mark Davis
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522859097
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The Land Of Plenty from the Author: Mark Davis. 'There is an Australian dream that is collective. It goes to the roots of what it means to be Australian, since it's imprinted in Australia's history, the collective acts of its peoples, their attitudes, their gestures, what and how they eat, how they spend their leisure time, and the way such things reflect upon and derive from who they are.' In The Land of Plenty, Mark Davis argues that this dream has been forsaken. Over the past few decades Australians have felt the ground shift beneath their feet. Many people are asking why Australia is no longer the egalitarian place it once was. While the airwaves sing and newspaper front pages burst with news of how prosperous Australians are, many people wonder why they are working harder and longer, for so little, while important social agendas have fallen by the wayside. The Land of Plenty is at once a devastating record of the changes that have taken place in Australian society since the 1980s, and a goldmine of ideas for change. Insightful, provocative and thoroughly original, The Land of Plenty is a manifesto for our times.