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  • Spiceby Jack Turner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A brilliant, original history of the spice trade?and the appetites that fueled it. It was in search of the fabled Spice Islands and their cloves that Magellan charted the first circumnavigation of the globe. Vasco da Gama sailed the dangerous waters around Africa to India on a quest for Christians?and spices. Columbus sought gold and pepper but found... more...

  • The Wild Vineby Todd Kliman

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    A rich romp through untold American history featuring fabulous characters, The Wild Vine is the tale of a little-known American grape that rocked the fine-wine world of the nineteenth century and is poised to do so again today. Author Todd Kliman sets out on an epic quest to unravel the mystery behind Norton, a grape used to make a Missouri wine... more...

  • Tequila 1000by Ray Foley

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.95

    Ray Foley, publisher of Bartender magazine, presents 1,000 cocktails, food recipes, fascinating facts, and resources about the spirit that inspired such marvelous inventions as the Margarita, the Tequila Sunrise, and Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken. more...

  • Fannie's Last Supperby Chris Kimball

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 32.99

    Before The Joy of Cooking , there was The Boston Cooking School Cookbook . Written by Fannie Farmer, principal of the school, and published in 1896, it was the bestselling cookbook of its age. 400,000 copies were sold by Farmer's death in 1915 ? and more than 4 million were sold by the 1960s. It perfectly encapsulates the late Victorian era, but... more...

  • The Lost Art of Real Cookingby Ken Albala; Rosanna Nafziger Henderson

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 18.95

    Read Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger's blogs and view their pictures on the Penguin Community. It's time to take back the kitchen. It's time to unlock the pantry and break free from the shackles of ready-made, industrial food. It's time to cook supper. The Lost Art of Real Cooking heralds a new old- fashioned approach to food-laborious... more...

  • 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... more...

  • Founding Foodiesby Dave DeWitt

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2010; US$ 16.99

    More than just political revolutionaries, Washington, Jefferson and Franklin had a passion for food and set early standards for today’s gourmet American meals, from what we like to eat to the liquor we drink. This unique gift book with over 30 illustrations also includes forty of the Founding Fathers’ and Mothers’ favorite recipes, modernized... more...

  • The Story of Teaby Mary Lou Heiss; Robert J. Heiss

    Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 32.50

    Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking,... more...

  • The Soul of a Chefby Michael Ruhlman

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00

    In his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Certified Master Chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America, the most influential cooking school in the country, Ruhlman enters the lives and kitchens of rising star Michael Symon and renowned Thomas... more...

  • Sandwichby Bee Wilson

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 15.95

    The humble peanut butter and jelly or bologna and cheese or corned beef on rye—no matter your cooking expertise, chances are you’ve made and eaten countless sandwiches in your lifetime. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it’s open to infinite variety and inventiveness. If there’s something bread- or bun-like in your... more...