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  • Our Founding Foodsby Jane Tennant

    Willow Creek Press, Inc. 2014; US$ 8.48

    American cuisine has absorbed the best and brightest of every culture world wide, and it all began in the early cookbooks of the eighteenth century. Martha Washington, for instance, our first First Lady, was America's earliest celebrity chef. Her recipe collection was a beloved family heirloom, lent out to friends one receipt at a time. Others followed.... more...

  • A Vineyard in My Glassby Gerald Asher

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Gerald Asher, who served as Gourmet? s wine editor for thirty years, has drawn together this selection of his essays, published in Gourmet and elsewhere, for the collective insight they give into why a wine should always be an expression of a place and a time. Guiding the reader through twenty-seven diverse wine regions in France, Italy, Spain, Germany,... more...

  • A Carafe of Redby Gerald Asher

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 23.95

    Every wine has a story. In this collection of elegantly written essays from the past thirty years, updated with a new introduction and endnotes, renowned author Gerald Asher informs wine enthusiasts with insightful, engrossing accounts of wines from Europe and America that offer just as much for those who simply enjoy vivid evocations of people and... more...

  • Native Wine Grapes of Italyby Ian D'Agata

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of wine. This diversity is reflected in the fact that Italy grows the largest number of native wine grapes known, amounting to more than a quarter of the... more...

  • My Usual Tableby Colman Andrews

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    My Usual Table is a love letter to the great restaurants that have changed the way we eat?from Trader Vic?s to Chez Panisse and Spago to elBulli?and a vivid memoir of a life lived in food, from a founding editor of Saveur and James Beard Award-winning writer Colman Andrews. For reviewer, writer, and editor Colman Andrews, restaurants have been... more...

  • In the Devil's Gardenby Stewart Lee Allen

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    Deliciously organized by the Seven Deadly Sins, here is a scintillating history of forbidden foods through the ages?and how these mouth-watering taboos have defined cultures around the world. From the lusciously tempting fruit in the Garden of Eden to the divine foie gras , Stewart Lee Allen engagingly illustrates that when a pleasure as primal... more...

  • Bitterby Jennifer Mclagan

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2014; US$ 15.99

    The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending topic: bitterness.   What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They?re bitter. While some culinary cultures, such as in Italy and parts of Asia, have an inherent... more...

  • The Art of American Whiskeyby Noah Rothbaum

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2015; US$ 11.99

    A visual history of American whiskey, as told through hundreds of whiskey bottle labels, from early, pre-Prohibition-era days to the present. Just as wine is to the French or beer is to the Germans, whiskey--especially bourbon and rye--is  an integral part of the history and culture of the United States. The Art of American Whiskey traces the... more...

  • The Tea Enthusiast's Handbookby Mary Lou Heiss; Robert J. Heiss

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2012; US$ 14.99

    AROUND THE WORLD IN A TEACUP Did you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage on the planet after water? Or that all of the world?s tea originates from only three varieties of a single plant? While a cup of tea may be a simple pleasure for most of us, there are a dizzying number of tastes from which to choose. And every tea, whether a delicately... more...

  • The Cuisines of Spainby Teresa Barrenechea; Jeffrey Koehler; Christopher Hirsheimer

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2013; US$ 14.99

    With the world in a swoon over the gastronomic riches of Spain - from the brilliant array of its traditional tapa dishes to the daring preparations of its new generation of chefs -the timing couldn't be better for the arrival of this long-awaited cookbook. In THE CUISINES OF SPAIN, Teresa Barrenechea, one of the country's most talented culinary ambassadors,... more...