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- McSweeney's 2012; US$ 12.99
Recently, while moving into a new house, Elizabeth Gilbert unpacked some boxes of family books that had been sitting in her mother's attic for decades. Among the old, dusty hardcovers was a book called At Home on the Range (or, How To Make Friends with Your Stove) by Gilbert's great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter. Having only been peripherally... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 16.99
A riveting narrative history of food as seen through 100 recipes, from ancient Egyptian bread to modernist cuisine. We all love to eat, and most people have a favorite ingredient or dish. But how many of us know where our much-loved recipes come from, who invented them, and how they were originally cooked? In A HISTORY OF FOOD IN 100 RECIPES,... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.50
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 – 1826) has been credited with founding the genre of the gastronomic essay, together with Grimod. A French lawyer and politician, Brillat-Savarin believed that all food, no matter how simple, should be prepared and consumed with great artistry. Though prosaic, his meditations on food are still considered important,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
A culinary classic on the joys of the table?written by the gourmand who so famously stated, ?Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are??in a handsome new edition of M. F. K. Fisher?s distinguished translation and with a new introduction by Bill Buford. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, The Physiology... more...
- Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 17.00
Gravenstein. Coe’s Golden Drop. Mendocino Cox. The names sound like something from the imagination of Tolkien or perhaps the ingredients in a dubious magical potion rather than what they are—varieties of apples. But as befits their enchanting names, apples have transfixed and beguiled humans for thousands of years. Apple:... more...
- Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 17.00
Olives are at once a mythical food—bringing to mind scenes from ancient Rome and the Bible—and an everyday food, given the ubiquity of olive oil in contemporary diets. In this succinct and engaging history, Fabrizia Lanza traces the olive’s roots from antiquity, when olive oil was exalted for ritual purposes and used to anoint... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 50.00
This gorgeously illustrated volume began as notes on the collection of cookbooks and culinary images gathered by renowned cookbook author Anne Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky. From the spiced sauces of medieval times to the massive roasts and ragoûts of Louis XIV?s court to elegant eighteenth-century chilled desserts, The Cookbook Library draws... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2000; US$ 3.99
That many of the Popes throughout the two millenia of Christianity lived and ate well is common knowledge. This vivid history of the papacy reveals not only the culinary secrets of the papal kitchens but offers many of the favorite recipes with which the Holy Fathers regaled themselves. We meet the thirteenth-century Pope, Martin IV, whose excessive... more...