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- University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 25.00
French cuisine is such a staple in our understanding of fine food that we forget the accidents of history that led to its creation. Accounting for Taste brings these "accidents" to the surface, illuminating the magic of French cuisine and the mystery behind its historical development. Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson explains how the food of France... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 3.59
One spring day in 1985 Arthur Casey marches into the Soviet embassy in Washington offering his services as an informant. He's the most valuable asset the KGB will ever have. Yuri Volkov is the KGB officer appointed as Jarvis's 'controller'. He comes to despise the weak and feckless American prepared to send men to their deaths for financial gain.... more...
- Washington Square Press 2007; US$ 12.00
Cairo, 1937: French-born Colette Rossant is waiting out World War II among her father's Egyptian-Jewish relatives. From the moment she arrives at her grandparents' belle époque mansion by the Nile, the five-year-old Colette finds companionship and comfort among the other "outsiders" in her home away from home -- the cooks and servants in the kitchen.... more...
- Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 9.99
Arrazat?s Aubergines is a great read for any Francophile or food-lover and, for fans of Virgile?s Vineyard, it continues Patrick?s adventures with Manu and other familiar characters, whilst also following the continuing progress of Virgile himself. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00
Winner of the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Cookbook, Dessert & Baking What does it take to perfect a flawless éclair? A delicate yet buttery croissant? To pipe dozens of macarons? The answer is: an intimate knowledge of the fundamentals of pastry. In The Art of French Pastry award-winning pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, cofounder of the renowned... more...
- Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 40.00
The debut cookbook from one of the most celebrated restaurants in Canada, featuring inventive twists on French market cuisine, plus spirited anecdotes and lush photography. Earning rave reviews for their unforgettable approach, Joe Beef co-owners/chefs David McMillan and Frédéric Morin push the limits of traditional French cuisine with over 125... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
France is in a rut, and so is French cuisine. Twenty-five years ago it was hard to have a bad meal in France; now, in some cities and towns, it is a challenge to find a good one. For the first time in the annals of modern cuisine, the most influential chefs and the most talked-about restaurants in the world are not French. Within France, large segments... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 19.00
A rich, lively book about the upheaval in French gastronomy, set against the backdrop of France?s diminished fortunes as a nation. France is in a rut, and so is French cuisine. Twenty-five years ago it was hard to have a bad meal there; today it?s difficult to find a good one. An unmistakable whiff of decline emanates from its kitchens, and many believe... more...