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  • Tasting French Terroirby Thomas Parker

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    This book explores the origins and significance of the French concept of terroir, demonstrating that the way the French eat their food and drink their wine today derives from a cultural mythology that developed between the Renaissance and the Revolution. Through close readings and an examination of little-known texts from diverse disciplines, Thomas... more...

  • Dumplingsby Barbara Gallani

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00

    From gnocchi to pierogi to wonton , the dumpling has become synonymous with comfort food around the world. Whether stuffed or unfilled, steamed or boiled, many countries have their own version of the dish. In this book, Barbara Gallani looks at the differences and similarities between the ways dumplings are prepared in a variety of cultures,... more...

  • Sugarby Andrew F. Smith

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00

    It?s no surprise that sugar has been on our minds for millennia. First cultivated in New Guinea around 8,000 B.C.E., this addictive sweetener has since come to dominate our appetites?whether in candy, desserts, soft drinks, or even pasta sauces?for better and for worse. In this book, Andrew F. Smith offers a fascinating history of this simultaneously... more...

  • Truffleby Zachary Nowak

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00

    What is a truffle? Is it the über-shroom, the highest order of fungal foods? Does it arrive, as some cultures feel, in the moment of a thunderclap? One thing is for sure: despite its unappetizing appearance, the truffle is without a doubt one of the most prized ingredients in the world?s pantry. In this book, Zachary Nowak digs deep into the history... more...

  • Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Bookby J. George Frederick

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    An excellent introduction to every aspect of Pennsylvania Dutch cookery from hors d' oeuvres to desserts. Over 350 recipes for apple soup, liver dumplings, shrimp wiggle, spaezle, more. more...

  • Over a Red Hot Stoveby Ivan Day

    Marion Boyars 2009; US$ 43.75

    The fourteenth volume of the Leeds Symposium on Food History ‘Food and Society? series •The theme is the ways we cooked our food since medieval times.David Eveleigh discusses the rise of the kitchen range, from the 19th-century coal-fired monsters to the electric and gas cookers of the early 20th century.Ivan Day, in two essays, talks about techniques... more...

  • The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelm Digbyby Kenelm Digby

    Marion Boyars 2010; US$ 21.88

    Digby was a natural writer, as entertaining as instructive. Many of the recipes are for drinks, particularly of meads or metheglins, but the culinary material provides a remarkable conspectus of accepted practice among court circles in Restoration England, with extra details supplied from Digby's European travels. The editors also include the inventory... more...

  • Jellies and Their Mouldsby Peter Brears

    Marion Boyars 2010; US$ 17.50

    Peter Brears has a long acquaintance with jellies in every guise. He was fed them in childhood, he turned to curating their moulds and associated artefacts while director of York and Leeds museums, he has made them for innumerable historical food shows and events.And jelly is a much bigger thing than some packet from the supermarket mixed with boiling... more...

  • Noshe Djanby Helen Saberi

    Marion Boyars 2004; US$ 17.50

    Situated at the crossroads of four major regions-the Middle East, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Far East-Afghanistan has survived centuries of invasions, whether military, cultural or culinary. Its hearty cuisine includes a tempting variety of offerings: lamb, pasta, chickpeas, rice pilafs, flat breads, kebabs, spinach, okra, lentils,... more...

  • Cooking Apiciusby Apicius; Sally Grainger

    Marion Boyars 2006; US$ 14.58

    Sally Grainger has gathered, in one convenient volume, her modern interpretations of 64 of the recipes in the original text. This is not 'recipes inspired by the old Romans' but rather a serious effort to convert the extremely gnomic instructions in the Latin into something that can be reproduced in the modern kitchen which actually gives some idea... more...