Traditional Irish Cookery

Traditional Irish Cookery

Traditional Irish Cookery

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Ireland has always been renowned for the quality and freshness of its ingredients and the hearty style of its cooking. From mussels and Dublin Bay prawns to succulent beef, wholesome breads and an imaginative range of recipes for potatoes, this attractive and authentic collection offers a selection of recipes which bring to life the flavours of the Emerald Isle. As a practical book for those who love to cook in the Irish style or as a memento of a trip to this fascinating country.

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Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato

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“Illustrated in dePaola’s signature style, this has an inviting look. Buoyant watercolors are framed by thin orange borders….An engaging read-aloud choice for St. Patrick’s Day.” — BooklistA Cheery picture book, with the artist using the lighter, brighter side of his palette….Attractive and amusing.” — Kirkus Reviews“Jamie O’Rourke is the laziest man in all of Ireland.” So begins well-known children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola’s retelling of a popular Irish folktale. Jamie is accustomed to his wife doing all the household and garden chores, so when she injures her back, he figures he’s sure to starve to death. But as luck would have it, he chances upon a leprechaun. The elfin man offers Jamie the biggest “pratie” in the world in exchange for letting him go.

Feeling self-satisfied, Jamie plants the seed, which soon grows into a potato big enough to be a logistical nightmare for the village. Luckily, his wife comes through for him once again, and everyone ends up happy and full. This is not a redemptive tale–Jamie does not learn to be industrious. It is, however, a lively, simple-yet-outlandish, brightly illustrated story about a man and a potato, with a leprechaun thrown in, for luck. (Ages 4 to 8)

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Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires

Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires

Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England's Vampires

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Forget Bela Lugosi’s Count Dracula. In nineteenth-century New England another sort of vampire was relentlessly ravishing the populace, or so it was believed by many rural communities suffering the plague of tuberculosis. Indeed, as this fascinating book shows, the vampire of folk superstition figures significantly in the attempt of early Americans to reasonably explain and vanquish the dreaded affliction then known as consumption. In gripping narrative detail, folklorist Michael E. Bell reconstructs a distant world, where on March 17, 1892, three corpses were exhumed from a Rhode Island cemetery. One of them, Mercy Brown, who had succumbed to consumption, appeared to have turned over in her grave. Mercy’s family cut out her heart, which still held clots of blood, burned it on a nearby rock, and fed the ashes to her ailing brother. To Mercy’s community she had become a vampire living a spectral existence and consuming the vitality of her siblings. From documents written as early as 1790 to a recent conversation with a descendant of Mercy Brown, Bell investigates twenty cases in which the vampiric dead were exhumed to save the ailing living. He also explores a widespread folk tradition that has survived generations, as ordinary people today strive to battle extraordinary diseases like Ebola or AIDS with a deeply rooted belief in their power to heal themselves. “Bell’s absorbing account is … a major contribution to the study of New England folk beliefs.”—Boston Globe “Filled with ghostly tales, glowing corpses, rearranged bones, visits to hidden graveyards…. This is a marvelous book.”—Providence Journal

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Irish cooking like an adventure. Cookbook: 25 Recipes for every day.

Irish cooking like an adventure. Cookbook: 25 Recipes for every day.

Irish cooking like an adventure. Cookbook: 25 Recipes for every day.

Reading through the book, you will realize that Irish recipes give you light and also the most delicious foods which are also very easy to prepare. According to research, the potato makes up as the Irish people’s staple food, and they have used different skills to make it fit into several types of meals. This book is subdivided into two chapters all of which contains various types of recipes including Irish soups, dishes with meat, stew vegetables, dishes with potatoes and lastly Irish desserts. All these recipes have been researched to ensure that they easily fit into your daily meals.

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Commencement 2017

Caltech's 123rd annual commencement
News Writer: 
Lori Dajose

photo of Mae Jemison speaking at Caltech's 2017 Commencement

Mae Jemison speaks at Caltech's 2017 Commencement
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On Friday, June 16, David Lee (PhD ’74), chair of the Caltech Board of Trustees, opened the Institute’s 123rd annual commencement ceremony with a reminder that discovery is a never-ending process. “Accomplishment and discovery never close the door on inquiry. Rather, they open new worlds to explore,” he remarked. “So too does the end of your time at Caltech mark the beginning of new challenges and triumphs in your studies, in your careers, and in your lives among the friends and family with us today.”

Lee noted some of the past year’s achievements, such as the discovery of a link between the microbiome and Parkinson’s disease, the third LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) detection of gravitational waves, the creation of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech, and the final flybys of Saturn by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Cassini mission. He also thanked Edward M. Stolper, the William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology and the Carl and Shirley Larson Provostial Chair, for his service to Caltech as provost, as Stolper’s tenure comes to a close this year.

The 2017 Caltech commencement speaker was Mae Jemison, an engineer, physician, and NASA astronaut.

“I believe that life is best when we live deeply, and look up,” Jemison said to the graduates. “You don’t have to go up to space to feel deeply, to feel infinite. If we dig deep we have the ability to do wonderful things.”

Looking up, Jemison said, allows us to remember that there is more that connects us than divides us. “Connection to the greater universe is something I hope for you throughout your lives. Never forget to look up and keep the bigger picture in mind. Look up at the sky, the moon, the stars when you need to recharge. Let the gravity of Earth give you a warm hug when you’re feeling low. Look up to remember what inspires you. Keep the sparkle in your eyes, keep it long past graduation.”

In his closing charge to the graduating class, Caltech president Thomas Rosenbaum, the Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and professor of physics, remarked, “You will move through life shaped by your time here, creating new spaces for yourself. I wish you wholeness and magic on your journey forward.”

In addition to 254 Bachelor of Science, 122 Master of Science, one Engineer, and 180 Doctor of Philosophy degrees, four students were honored with prizes at the ceremony.

Nikita Sirohi graduated with a BS in computer science and was the recipient of the 32nd annual Mabel Beckman Prize in recognition of “academic and personal excellence, contributions to the Institute community, and outstanding character and leadership.” In the fall, Sirohi will join Pure Storage, a data storage company in Mountain View, California.

Robert (Bobby) Sanchez graduated with a BS in geophysics with a minor in environmental science and engineering and was the recipient of the Hinrichs Memorial Award. The award is presented to the senior or seniors who have made the greatest contribution to the student body during their undergraduate years, “students of outstanding character, leadership, and responsibility.” He plans to attend the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, where he will pursue a PhD in physical oceanography.

The George W. Housner Award was presented to Suchita Nety. The prize is given to a senior who has demonstrated “excellence in scholarship and in the preparation of an outstanding piece of original scientific research.” Nety received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in English and will attend the MD/PhD program at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology starting this fall.

Finally, the Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize was awarded to Sho Takatori for his doctoral thesis, “Forces, Stresses and the (Thermo?) Dynamics of Active Matter: The Swim Pressure.” The Clauser Prize is awarded to a student whose PhD thesis, completed within the previous 12 months, reflects “extraordinary standards of quality, innovative research, ingenuity, and especially the potential of opening new avenues of human thought and endeavor.” After graduation, Takatori will work as a Miller Research Fellow at UC Berkeley. From there, he will join the chemical engineering faculty at UC Santa Barbara.

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Bread Making 101: Get Your Dose of Daily Bread with Over 25 Mouthwatering Bread Recipes You Can’t Resist!

Bread Making 101: Get Your Dose of Daily Bread with Over 25 Mouthwatering Bread Recipes You Can’t Resist!

Bread Making 101: Get Your Dose of Daily Bread with Over 25 Mouthwatering Bread Recipes You Can’t Resist!

If you are a huge fan of bread or have been looking for the ultimate bread cookbook that will help give your dose of daily bread, then you certainly can’t go wrong with this book.

Inside of this book you will find not only some of the simplest and easiest bread recipes you will ever find, but you will also discover a few tips to making even the most complicated bread recipes from scratch in just a matter of a few step.

So, what are you waiting for?

Get a copy of this book and start making your favorite bread dishes today!

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The Little Book of Japanese Whisky: A fast guide to the finest of all drinks!

The Little Book of Japanese Whisky: A fast guide to the finest of all drinks!

The Little Book of Japanese Whisky: A fast guide to the finest of all drinks!

What? Whisky made in Japan? Seriously?

This is the kind of remark one often heard in the past when people (especially in the West) were offered an alternative to Scottish whisky. But times have changed, and you may now happen to hear more often something like:

What? You ran out of my favorite Yamazaki? Seriously?

Some people first learned that Japan was making whisky with Lost in Translation, a Sofia Coppola movie from 2003.
Many people, however, still do not realize that Japan is the world’s third largest producer of whisky behind the Scots and the Americans, effectively above the Irish.

But what makes Japanese whisky so special that it is now one of the most expensive spirits worldwide?

What are the differences from a Scottish (or American) whisky?

How come the Whisky Bible, the best-known book in the whisky world, elected a Japanese whisky, Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013, its 2015 World Whisky of the Year?

We’ll see all this and more in The Little Book of Japanese Whisky!

Answering these questions will lead us through a fascinating journey into the (drinking) culture of Japan from its origins all the way to the creation of one of the most refined spirits ever produced by mankind.
Whether you’re a whisky aficionado or not even a drinker, whether you’re a Nippon fan or simply curious about the story behind some of the most expensive spirits in the world, you’ll enjoy reading the Little Book of Japanese Whisky!

Grab a copy now and join us in the real world of Japanese whisky lovers!

Kampai!!!

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Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships

Twenty-five professors are recognized with the Institute’s highest honor

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During the 2016-17 academic year, Caltech recognized 25 faculty members with the Institute’s most distinguished award for individual faculty—a named professorship. This honor provides faculty with additional funds and resources to pursue their best ideas while continuing to mentor future generations of leaders.

Each named professorship brings with it its own distinct legacy. Many chairs, for instance, have longstanding histories, and pass through each appointment a tradition of exploration and discovery from one academic generation to the next, from one colleague to another. Chairs sometimes also provide faculty with an opportunity to forge meaningful relationships with the philanthropists who provided the donation that made the endowed chair possible.

Caltech is pleased to present the 2016-2017 cohort of named professors.

 

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An Irish Country Cookbook (Thorndike Large Print Lifestyles)

An Irish Country Cookbook (Thorndike Large Print Lifestyles)

An Irish Country Cookbook (Thorndike Large Print Lifestyles)

From New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor comes ten new short stories in the popular An Irish Country series paired with more than 150 delicious Irish family recipes in An Irish Country Cookbook.

Told from the perspective of beloved housekeeper Kinky Kincaid, one of the cherished starring characters in Taylor s An Irish Country series, An Irish Country Cookbook explores Ireland s rich culture through its delicious dishes and stories of its charming people. These authentic tried-and-true family recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, and are the original comfort food for millions. Organized into sections such as: starters, soups, breads, mains, sides, sauces, desserts, cakes, candy and treats, and Ulster Christmas recipes, this cookbook brings the magic of Irish cooking and time-honored Irish traditions to life.

The ten short stories starring Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, Dr. Barry Laverty, and the colorful village of Ballybucklebo will delight fans of the series and new readers alike. From starters to sauces, Irish soda bread to Christmas dinner, these memorable dishes will bring a taste of the world of the Irish Country books to every kitchen.

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Break Through Prospers

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Ruthwick and Sathwick Pathireddy
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Break Through, publicly launched just over a year ago, is already the most successful campaign in Caltech’s history. In the first year of the public phase alone, gifts exceeded $ 400 million. And total contributions—over $ 1.4 billion—have surpassed the goal of Caltech’s last campaign.

This support comes from new friends as well as those who know Caltech best: its faculty, trustees, students, alumni, staff, and Associates members. More than 10,000 donors have responded generously to the campaign’s message that “a few can change the world.”

Go to the Break Through site to see more statistics from the campaign’s first anniversary and view a slideshow sampling what people on campus are saying as campaign gifts help Caltech realize core aspirations.

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