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  • Cake Bossby Buddy Valastro

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 25.99

    In this heartfelt memoir, master baker and star of the #1 hit TLC show, Buddy Valastro tells his inspiring story?and recounts his family?s warm memories from a lifetime of living, loving, and cake making. Television viewers have fallen in love with Buddy Valastro, master cake maker, and his funny and fiery family, proprietors of Carlo?s Bakery in... more...

  • Cuisine and Cultureby Linda Civitello

    Wiley 2011; US$ 31.00

    An illuminating account of how history shapes our diets—now in a new revised and updated Third Edition Why did the ancient Romans believe cinnamon grew in swamps guarded by giant killer bats? How did African cultures imported by slavery influence cooking in the American South? What does the 700-seat McDonald's in Beijing serve in the age... more...

  • Tandoori Chicken in Delhiby Madhur Jaffrey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.74

    A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Before she was a seven-time James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, or a Berlinale star, Madhur Jaffrey was a little girl growing up in an India in transition. In this selection from her acclaimed autobiography, Climbing the Mango Trees, she shares her food memories from one of the most turbulent times in... more...

  • American Foodieby Dwight Furrow

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    Dwight Furrow examines the contemporary fascination with food and culinary arts not only as global spectacle, but also as an expression of control, authenticity, and playful creation for individuals in a homogenized, and increasingly public, world. more...

  • Eat My Wordsby Janet Theophano

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Some people think that a cookbook is just a collection of recipes for dishes that feed the body. In Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives through the Cookbooks They Wrote , Janet Theophano shows that cookbooks provide food for the mind and the soul as well. Looking beyond the ingredients and instructions, she shows how women have used cookbooks to assert... more...

  • 100 Million Years of Foodby Stephen Le

    Picador 2016; US$ 26.99

    A fascinating tour through the evolution of the human diet, and how we can improve our health by understanding our complicated history with food. There are few areas of modern life that are burdened by as much information and advice, often contradictory, as our diet and health: eat a lot of meat, eat no meat; whole-grains are healthy, whole-grains... more...

  • Appleby Erika Janik

    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: A Global History... more...

  • The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easyby Hannah Glasse

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 11.95

    Revised and republished many times since its 1747 debut, this cookbook was a bestseller in England and the United States for more than 100 years. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned copies, and Benjamin Franklin even translated some of its recipes into French in hopes of attaining a taste of home while abroad. Author Hannah Glasse dismisses... more...

  • The Book of Lost Recipesby Jaya Saxena

    Page Street Publishing 2016; US$ 25.99

    Jaya Saxena takes readers on a tour around the country, into some of the once most popular restaurants in America to discuss the history and how-to's of their most infamous dishes. It is sort of vintage meets foodie. In their heyday, the legendary restaurants profiled by The Book of Lost Recipes were frequented by celebrity clientele and served... more...

  • The Campaign for Domestic Happinessby Isabella Beeton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18

    Firmly of the belief that a home should be run as an efficient military campaign, Mrs Beeton, the doyenne of English cookery, offers timeless tips on selecting cuts of meat, throwing a grand party and hosting a dinner, as well as giving suggestions on staff wages and the cost of each recipe. With such delicious English classics as rabbit pie, carrot... more...