Jenny White is an anthropologist and the author of numerous nonfiction works about Turkish society and politics. The Sultan's Seal is her first novel. She lives in Massachusetts.
200 fabulous fuss-free recipes using just 1, 2 or 3 ingredients. With more than 750 step-by-step photographs
This comprehensive cookbook offers an innovative approach to food that is perfect for today's busy modern cook. It explains the basics of making fuss-free food with the fewest possible but freshest available ingredients. Recipes include fast breakfast bites, tasty appetizers and dips, party snacks and sweet teatime cookies, as well as main meals that cater for fish and meat lovers, and vegetarians. Beautifully photographed throughout with over 1550 step-by-step pictures, this is the one and only cookbook for anyone who loves good food and demands superb results, but wants to spend less money in the supermarket and less time in the kitchen.
Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. In this book, Jenny White reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's Turkey, and asks whether the Turkish model should be viewed as a success story or a cautionary tale. This provocative book traces how Muslim nationalists blur the line between the secular and the Islamic, supporting globalization and political liberalism, yet remaining mired in authoritarianism, intolerance, and cultural norms hostile to minorities and women. In a new afterword, White analyzes the latest political developments, particularly the mass protests surrounding Gezi Park, their impact on Turkish political culture, and what they mean for the future.
Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. This book reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's Turkey, and asks whether the Turkish model should be viewed as a success story or cautionary tale. Jenny White shows how Turkey's Muslim elites have mounted a powerful political and economic challenge to the country's secularists, developing an alternative definition of the nation based on a nostalgic revival of Turkey's Ottoman past. These Muslim nationalists have pushed aside the Republican ideal of a nation defined by purity of blood, language, and culture. They see no contradiction in pious Muslims running a secular state, and increasingly express their Muslim identity through participation in economic networks and a lifestyle of Islamic fashion and leisure. For many younger Turks, religious and national identities, like commodities, have become objects of choice and forms of personal expression. This provocative book traces how Muslim nationalists blur the line between the secular and the Islamic, supporting globalization and political liberalism, yet remaining mired in authoritarianism, intolerance, and cultural norms hostile to minorities and women.
This title features delicious, no-fuss dishes using just four ingredients or less, from breakfast and snacks to main courses and desserts, all shown in 500 fabulous photographs. This unbeatable recipe collection is a must-have for every busy cook - each delicious recipe can be put together from either 1, 2, 3 or 4 key ingredients. Here are over 500 fabulous fuss-free ideas for quick and easy brunches, appetizers, lunches, vegetarian dishes, meaty mains, fish and shellfish, party snacks, al fresco food, breads, bakes, cakes, desserts and more. It features recipes that represent a range of international cuisines, from Chinese and Indian to Italian and Portugese; choose from Grilled Oysters with Heather Honey, Thai-style Rare Beef and Mango Salad, and Rose Petal Sorbet. Emphasis is placed on fresh, healthy ingredients and all recipes are accompanied by full nutritional advice. This fantastic collection is ideal for the food-loving cook with little time to spare. More than 500 superb recipes show that if you don't have hours to shop or devote to preparation it does not mean missing out on tasty, home-prepared meals. From classic brunches to tempting soups and appetizers, plus all kinds of main course dishes and desserts, every recipe tastes sensational but requires only a few ingredients. For a quick lunch, try Baked Leek and Potato Gratin, or Haddock with Fennel Butter for an appetizing supper. With over 500 lovely images to inspire, this is the must-have resource to preparing healthy, home-cooked and delicious food.
Everyday meals made easy: 330 fuss-free recipes using just four ingredients or less, all shown in over 350 colour photographs. With just a few basic items from the storecupboard and four or less ingredients for each recipe, you can make more than 330 delicious dishes, from firm family favourites to more exotic temptations. This title includes breakfasts, appetizers, soups, pasta, rice, main courses, salads, vegetable and side dishes, preserves and pickles. It features a host of cuisines from around the world including African, American, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Portuguese and Mexican. Choose from Cinnamon Toast, Eggs Benedict, Dressed Crab with Asparagus, Tandoori Chicken, Rosemary-Scented Lamb, Warm Chocolate Zabaglione and Orange and Pecan Scones. At-a-glance nutritional notes provide a clear breakdown of calorific values as well as fat, fibre and cholesterol content of each recipe. From a relaxed weekend brunch or speedy supper to a more elaborate dinner for entertaining friends, there's a tasty recipe to suit all occasions. The recipes may be simple, but they don't compromise on quality, and this instructive cookbook shows you how to get the maximum flavour out of the few ingredients that you need to buy. It also advises you on how to benefit from the many excellent ready-made products available on the market, such as pastry, stock or curry paste. With these handy time-saving ingredients, you can create lavish home-cooked meals with a minimum fuss. With today's hectic lifestyles, few of us have time to spend hours in the supermarket or kitchen, but with this versatile family cookbook you will amaze yourself and friends at how quickly and easily you are able to prepare fresh, tasty food.
Whether you adore vegetarian food or simply need to whip up an exciting meal for a vegetarian visitor, this is the book for you. What is more, you won't need a long list of complicated ingredients to prepare enticing recipes such as mushroom stroganoff, mixed bean and tomato chilli, creamy red lentil dahl and passion fruit souffle. With just a few basic items from the storecupboard and four or less ingredients for each recipe, you can make more than 170 delicious dishes. The recipes may be simple, but they don't compromise on quality, and this instructive cookbook shows you how to get the maximum flavour out of the few ingredients that you need to buy. It also advises you on how to benefit from the many excellent ready-made products available on the market, such as pastry, stock or curry paste. With these handy time-saving ingredients, you can create lavish home-made meals with minimum fuss.
January 1888. Vera Arti carries The Communist Manifesto in Armenian through Istanbul's streets, unaware of the men following her. When the police discover a shipload of guns and the Imperial Ottoman Bank is blown up, suspicion falls on a socialist commune Arti's friends organized in the eastern mountains. Special Prosecutor Kamil Pasha is called in to investigate. He soon encounters his most ruthless adversary to date: Vahid, head of a special branch of the secret police, who has convinced the sultan that the commune is leading a secessionist movement and should be destroyed-along with surrounding villages. Kamil must stop the massacre, but he finds himself on the wrong side of the law, framed for murder and accused of treason, his family and the woman he loves threatened. Exploring the dark obsessions of the most powerful and dangerous men of the dying Ottoman Empire, The Winter Thief also reflects the mad idealism of those turbulent times.
This title offers 75 simple step-by-step recipes for delicious everyday dishes. This is a fabulous collection of recipe ideas, each using just three ingredients or fewer for quick, easy and fuss-free meals. This is the perfect collection for the modern cook with a busy lifestyle who still wants to eat healthy, home-cooked food. It includes a helpful introduction with advice on planning ahead as well as using store-cupboard basics and short-cut ingredients. It provides delicious recipes for everyday meals, such as breakfasts and brunches, midday meals, easy suppers and tantalizingly simple desserts. Based on the use of just three ingredients or fewer in every recipe, this is the ideal collection for time-pressed cooks who do not want to compromise on flavour, quality and enjoyment. The emphasis of the recipes in this book is simplicity. For those with a little more time, there are further suggestions for slow-cook recipes that are perfect for a special dinner or relaxing family lunch. With 300 gorgeous photographs, this is a truly fabulous collection of recipe ideas, each using just three ingredients or fewer, for quick, easy and fuss-free meals - the perfect choice for busy cooks who enjoy good food.
The Ottoman Empire is plagued by thefts of antiquities from mosques and churches. Within days, the lost objects appear for sale in Europe. Among them is a reliquary presumed lost for four hundred years and around which an elaborate, mysterious sect has grown. In Istanbul, magistrate Kamil Pasha is under pressure to break the smuggling ring amid rising tensions between Christians and Muslims. He confronts a mysterious adversary who will stop at nothing to get the reliquary first. With the Balkans aflame and Kamil's personal life in upheaval, the search into the old neighborhoods where Istanbul's crime rings reside may cost Kamil not only his position, but also his life. The Abyssinian Proof re-creates the gritty underworld of a dying empire in a time of distrust and turmoil.
The naked body of a young Englishwoman washes up in Istanbul wearing a pendant inscribed with the seal of the deposed sultan. The death resembles the unsolved murder of another Englishwoman, a governess, ten years before. A magistrate in the new secular courts, Kamil Pasha, sets out to find the killer, but his dispassionate belief in science and modernity is shaken by betrayal and widening danger. In a lush, mystical voice, a young Muslim woman recounts her own relationship with one of the dead women and with the suspected killer. Were these political murders involving the palace or crimes of personal passion? Rich in sensuous detail, this novel of faith and desire brilliantly captures the political and social upheavals of the waning Ottoman Empire and the contradictory desires of the human soul, transporting listeners to another time and place.
Winner of the William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology The emergence of an Islamist movement and the startling buoyancy of Islamic political parties in Turkey--a model of secular modernization, a cosmopolitan frontier, and NATO ally--has puzzled Western observers. As the appeal of the Islamist Welfare Party spread through Turkish society, including the middle class, in the 1990s, the party won numerous local elections and became one of the largest parties represented in parliament, even holding the prime ministership in 1996 and 1997. Welfare was formally banned and closed in 1998, and its successor, Virtue, was banned in 2001, for allegedly posing a threat to the state, but the Islamist movement continues to grow in popularity. Jenny White has produced an ethnography of contemporary Istanbul that charts the success of Islamist mobilization through the eyes of ordinary people. Drawing on neighborhood interviews gathered over twenty years of fieldwork, she focuses intently on the genesis and continuing appeal of Islamic politics in the fabric of Turkish society and among mobilizing and mobilized elites, women, and educated populations. White shows how everyday concerns and interpersonal relations, rather than Islamic dogma, helped Welfare gain access to community networks, building on continuing face-to-face relationships by way of interactions with constituents through trusted neighbors. She argues that Islamic political networks are based on cultural understandings of relationships, duties, and trust. She also illustrates how Islamic activists have sustained cohesion despite contradictory agendas and beliefs, and how civic organizations, through local relationships, have ensured the autonomy of these networks from the national political organizations in whose service they appear to act. To illuminate the local culture of Istanbul, White has interviewed residents, activists, party officials, and municipal administrators and participated in their activities. She draws on rich experiences and research made possible by years of firsthand observation in the streets and homes of Umraniye, a large neighborhood that grew in tandem with Turkey's modernization in the late 20th century. This book will appeal to anthropologists, sociologists, historians, and analysts of Islamic and Middle Eastern politics.
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