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  • The Physiology of Tasteby Brillat Savarin; Fayette Robinson

    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...

  • Sunday Suppers at Lucquesby Suzanne Goin; Teri Gelber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 40.00

    Few chefs in America have won more acclaim than Suzanne Goin, owner of Lucques restaurant. A chef of impeccable pedigree, she got her start cooking at some of the best restaurants in the world?L?Arpège. Olives, and Chez Panisse, to name a few?places where she acquired top-notch skills to match her already flawless culinary instincts. ?A great many... more...

  • New World Provenceby Alessandra Quaglia; Jean-Francis Quaglia

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    Fabulous, family-friendly French cuisine for cooks on this side of the Atlantic. more...

  • Joie de Vivreby Robert Arbor; Katherine Whiteside

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 30.00

    When it comes to making the most of life, nobody does it better than the French. Now, with Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living, an inspired fusion of art, style, and easy-to-implement ideas, anyone can feel like they spent a weekend in the French countryside, no matter where they live. Renowned restaurateur Robert Arbor puts a... more...

  • Saucier's Apprenticeby Raymond Sokolov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 28.95

    Here is the first book all the great sauces of practical, workable system. Raymond Sokolov, the widely admired former Food Editor of The first to point out that the hitherto mysterious saucier's art, as practiced by the best restaurant chefs, is based on what amounts to an elegant "fast food" technique. And this is what he demonstrates in his unique,... more...

  • Basic to Brilliant, Y'allby Virginia Willis; Anne Willan

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 35.00

    A follow-up to the author?s acclaimed Bon Appétit, Y?all , featuring 150 recipes that combine Southern flavors with time-honored French technique, and include a sophisticated variation that kicks each dish up a notch to make it brilliant. Virginia Willis has a knack for giving French recipes a downhome Southern feel. In Basic to Brilliant, Y?all... more...

  • Chez Panisse Menu Cookbookby Alice Waters

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.95

    This timeless addition to the Chez Panisse paperback cookbook library assembles 120 of the restaurant's best menus, including galas, festivals, and special occasion meals that have become such gustatory celebrations. A full range of menus is featured, from picnics to informal suppers. Line drawings. more...

  • Made in Marseilleby Daniel Young

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 23.99

    Marseille, once notorious for its assorted mischief, has recently experienced a cultural renaissance, establishing it as a Mediterranean capital of film, fashion, music, literature, and, most assuredly, cuisine. From the city's beloved, world-famous bouillabaisse to enticing émigré flavors to venerable street treats to classic and contemporary Provencal... more...

  • Cooking in Provenceby Alex Mackay; Peter Knab

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 36.65

    Alex Mackay is the chef who runs Delia Smith's renowned cookery school in Norwich; a man she has described as having a 'rare and special gift' for cookery. After working with Raymond Blanc, first as a sous-chef at Le Manoir au Quat' Saisions then as Director of Blanc's cookery school, in 2000, Alex and photographer Peter Knab opened Le Baou d'Infer,... more...

  • Charlie Trotterby Chicago Tribune Staff

    Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99

    Now updated through late August 2012: A fast-paced biography chronicling the rise of Charlie Trotter and his eponymous Chicago-based restaurant, his 20-plus year reign atop the city's fine dining scene, and his restaurant's August 2012 closing, as told by the Chicago Tribune journalists who were there from the beginning. more...