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Fasting Feasting by Anita Desai

Title Fasting Feasting
Author Anita Desai
Publisher Random House India
Release 2012-09-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 246
ISBN 8184003277
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Plain, unmarriageable Uma has failed to outgrow her childhood home, with its bittersweet treats of puri-alu and barfi. Overprotected and starved for a life, she is smothered by her overbearing parents, successful sister Aruna, and Arun, the family’s disappointment of a son. Across the world in Massachusetts, where Arun has gone as a student, family life in an American suburb is bewilderingly different. The Pattons, who he lives with, appear strange and terrible. The women don’t appear to cook at all, though they stuff their shopping carts; the men barbecue huge chunks of meat; their daughter binges on innumerable candy bars. Increasingly, Mrs Patton is desperate to be a vegetarian, like Arun. But what Arun wants most is to be invisible. Moving from a traditional Indian household to an American one, Fasting, Feasting is a powerful exploration of hunger and plenty, and one of Anita Desai’s most socially acute novels.

Fasting and Feasting by Adam Federman

Title Fasting and Feasting
Author Adam Federman
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release 2017
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1603586083
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For more than thirty years, Patience Gray--author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed--lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She lived without electricity, modern plumbing, or a telephone, grew much of her own food, and gathered and ate wild plants alongside her neighbors in this economically impoverished region. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing reputation brought a steady stream of international visitors to her door. This simple and isolated life she chose for herself may help explain her relative obscurity when compared to the other great food writers of her time: M. F. K. Fisher, Elizabeth David, and Julia Child. So it is not surprising that when Gray died in 2005, the BBC described her as an "almost forgotten culinary star." Yet her influence, particularly among chefs and other food writers, has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines. Gray's prescience was unrivaled: She wrote about what today we would call the Slow Food movement--from foraging to eating locally--long before it became part of the cultural mainstream. Imagine if Michael Pollan or Barbara Kingsolver had spent several decades living among Italian, Greek, and Catalan peasants, recording their recipes and the significance of food and food gathering to their way of life. In Fasting and Feasting, biographer Adam Federman tells the remarkable--and until now untold--life story of Patience Gray: from her privileged and intellectual upbringing in England, to her trials as a single mother during World War II, to her career working as a designer, editor, translator, and author, and describing her travels and culinary adventures in later years. A fascinating and spirited woman, Patience Gray was very much a part of her times but very clearly ahead of them.

Fasting Feasting by Anita Desai

Title Fasting Feasting
Author Anita Desai
Publisher Turtleback Books
Release 2000-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages
ISBN 9781417716753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Anita Desai's new book, hailed as unsparing, yet tender and funny, * brilliantly confirms her place among today's foremost Indian writers. FASTING, FEASTING takes on Desai's greatest theme: the intricate, delicate web of family conflict. It tells the moving story of Uma, the plain older daughter of an Indian family, tied to the household of her childhood and tending to her parents' every extravagant demand, and of her younger brother, Arun, across the world in Massachusetts, bewildered by his new life in college and the suburbs, where he lives with the Patton family. Published in Britain to rave reviews, FASTING, FEASTING is rich in the sensuous atmosphere, elegiac pathos, and bleak comedy at which the author excels (The Spectator). From the overpowering warmth of Indian culture to the cool center of the American family, it captures the physical -- and emotional -- fasting and feasting that define two distinct cultures. *(Times Literary Supplement

Food and Celebration by International Commission for Ethnological Food Research. Conference

Title Food and Celebration
Author International Commission for Ethnological Food Research. Conference
Publisher Zalozhba
Release 2002
Category Social Science
Total Pages 428
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Part I -- Slovenia: Historical overview and regional ethnology -- Part II -- Food, fasting, and feasting -- Part III -- Food and celebration: local and global nuances -- Part IV -- Food and celebration: regional studies -- Part V -- Food and the life cycle: birth, marriage, and death -- Part VI -- Food and the calendar -- Part VII -- Food and communal celebration -- Part VIII -- Celebration of foodways scholarship.

Fasting and Feasting in Morocco by Marjo Buitelaar

Title Fasting and Feasting in Morocco
Author Marjo Buitelaar
Publisher Berg Publishers
Release 1993
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 203
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fasting during Ramadan is one of the 'five pillars' or religious duties that Muslims must perform and is for many the most important role for women in Islamic practice, revealing the strategies women employ to earn religious merit. Rather than downplaying the role of women in religious practice within dominant Islam, this work shows that female pious acts are essential to the carrying out of religious doctrine and no less important than the special prayers said by men in the mosques.

Eat Fast Feast by Jay W. Richards

Title Eat Fast Feast
Author Jay W. Richards
Publisher HarperCollins
Release 2020-01-14
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0062905228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times bestselling author and senior fellow at the Discovery Institute blends science and religion in this thoughtful guide that teaches modern believers how to use the leading wellness trend today—intermittent fasting—as a means of spiritual awakening, adopting the traditions our Christians ancestors practiced for centuries into daily life. Wellness minded people today are increasingly turning to intermittent fasting to bolster their health. But we aren’t the first people to abstain from eating for a purpose. This routine was a common part of our spiritual ancestors’ lives for 1,500 years. Jay Richards argues that Christians should recover the fasting lifestyle, not only to improve our bodies, but to bolster our spiritual health as well. In Eat, Fast, Feast, he combines forgotten spiritual wisdom on fasting and feasting with the burgeoning literature on ketogenic diets and fasting for improved physical and mental health. Based on his popular series “Fasting, Body and Soul” in The Stream, Eat, Fast, Feast explores what it means to substitute our hunger for God for our hunger for food, and what both modern science and the ancient monastics can teach us about this practice. Richards argues that our modern diet—heavy in sugar and refined carbohydrates—locks us into a metabolic trap that makes fasting unfruitful and our feasts devoid of meaning. The good news, he reveals, is that we are beginning to resist the tyranny of processed foods, with millions of people pursuing low carb, ketogenic, paleo, and primal diets. This growing body of experts argue that eating natural fat and fasting is not only safe, but far better than how we eat today. Richards provides a 40-day plan which combines a long-term “nutritional ketosis” with spiritual disciplines. The plan can be used any time of the year or be adapted to a penitential season on the Christian calendar, such as Advent or Lent. Synthesizing recent science with ancient wisdom, Eat, Fast, Feast brings together the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of intermittent fasting to help Christians improve their lives and their health, and bring them closer to God.

From Feasting To Fasting by Veronika Grimm

Title From Feasting To Fasting
Author Veronika Grimm
Publisher Routledge
Release 2002-11-01
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1134778430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this highly original study, Veronika Grimm discusses early Christian texts dealing with food, eating and fasting. Modern day eating disorders often equate food with sin and see fasting as an attempt to regain purity, an attitude which can also be observed in early Christian beliefs in the mortification of the flesh. Describing first the historical and social context of Judaism and the Graeco-Roman world, the author then proceeds to analyse Christian attitudes towards food. Descriptions of food found in the Pauline Epistles, the Acts of the Apostles, Tertullian or Augustine are compared to contemporary Jewish or Graeco-Roman pagan texts. Thus a particular Christian mode of fasting is elaborated which influences us to the present day; ascetic fasting for the suppression of the sexual urges of the body. Winner of the 1995 Routledge Ancient History Prize

Title From Feasting to Fasting the Evolution of a Sin
Author Veronika E. Grimm
Publisher Psychology Press
Release 1996
Category Religion
Total Pages 294
ISBN 9780415135955
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This study discusses texts, written between the first and fifth centuries AD, that address Christian conduct with respect to food, eating and fasting, by setting them into the historical and social contexts in which their authors lived. From Feasting to Fasting, the Evolution of a Sin traces the early history of conflicting attitudes to food. It will be of interest not only to historians of late antiquity, but also to those searching for historical roots of modern attitudes.

Feasting and Fasting by Dorothy Duncan

Title Feasting and Fasting
Author Dorothy Duncan
Publisher Dundurn
Release 2010
Category Cooking
Total Pages 351
ISBN 1554887577
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Long before the arrival of newcomers, the First Nations were celebrating the passages of life, the changing seasons, and the gifts of the Great Spirit with feasting. When settlers from around the world arrived on Canada's shores, they brought with them the memories and traditions of their homelands. Diverse and unique culinary histories began to develop as the newcomers were unable to find some of their traditional ingredients and were forced to compromise. Wild game, fruit, plants, grains, vegetables, and maple sugar were often transformed from survival foods to the foods of celebration. --

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