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21/08/2017 - 07:00hs

An afternoon book signing session in the Arab Chamber

The president of the organization’s Council, Walid Yazigi, will launch new editions of this works ‘Building Technique’ and ‘Gastronomy Glossary’ on August 29 in São Paulo.

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Work is a reference for construction experts

São Paulo - The president of the Management Council of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Walid Yazigi, will hold, on August 29, a book signing session of the new editions of his books Building Technique and Gastronomy Glossary at the Arab Chamber’s auditorium, on Avenida Paulista, São Paulo.

Building Technique is in its 16th edition and covers, in details, the planning and construction of buildings. The book was written for engineers, architects and other experts and students from the civil construction sector. Yazigi is an engineer and owner of the namesake construction company. He was president of the Arab Chamber for three two-year terms, 1981/82, 1987/88 and 1989/90.

“It sells almost an edition per year,” said Yazigi on Building Technique. “And each new edition is reviewed, updated and expanded,” he added.

The book’s first edition was launched almost 20 years ago. “The first launch I did at Sinduscon-SP (Civil Construction Industry Union), which sponsored the book,” he said. “Now, since I’m president of the Council, we will hold it at the Arab Chamber,” he added.

The other book is about a completely different theme: gastronomy. Yazigi listed hundreds of words in English, translated, described and gathered them in a book.

He says that in trips abroad he used to visit the markets and many times found many names of foods and kitchen utensils in English that he didn’t know, such as different types of cheeses, sausages, fruits, vegetables, meats and fishes.

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Book was born out of the curiosity about gastronomy terms

He started to write them down to later look for their meanings in dictionaries and on the web. “I ended up doing a glossary,” he said. “I like to write, it’s a hobby of mine,” he told.

It’s especially useful to those who search for recipes on the internet and find that term in English whose meaning no one knows.

The book signing will start at 5:30 pm, August 29, a Tuesday. Read the details below.

Quick info

Book signing: Building Technique (1998), 16th edition and Gastronomy Glossary – English/Portuguese (2017), 2nd edition
August 29, from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Address: Av. Paulista, 283, 11th floor, Bela Vista, São Paulo-SP
Phone: 55 11 3145-3200

About the books

Bulding Technique 16th edition
Author: Walid Yazigi
Publishing company: Pini
Number of pages: 862
Price: BRL 280 (USD 89.57)
Where to find: https://goo.gl/bYYSbm or in bookstores

Gastronomy Glossary – English/Portuguese, 2nd edition
Author: Walid Yazigi
Publishing company: All Print
Number of pages: 184
Price: BRL 29 (USD 9.28)
Where to find: www.allprinteditora.com.br or in bookstores

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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