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  • The Carrot Purple and Other Curious Stories of the Food We Eatby Joel S. Denker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Tracing the story of a variety of foods we love from obscurity to familiarity, this lively and informative work will reveal to readers the hidden history behind many of the things we eat. more...

  • Cocinarby Anónimo

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 3.81

    Según la revista Time, Michael Pollan es una de las personas más influyentes del mundo. Activista, autor de varios bestsellers y profesor de periodismo, en este maravilloso libro explica que el interés por la gastronomía es inversamente proporcional al tiempo y a la energía que la gente dedica al acto de cocinar, una tarea que se delega cada vez más... more...

  • The Cookbook Libraryby Anne Willan; Mark Cherniavsky; Kyri Claflin

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 50.00

    This gorgeously illustrated volume began as notes on the collection of cookbooks and culinary images gathered by renowned cookbook author Anne Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky. From the spiced sauces of medieval times to the massive roasts and ragoûts of Louis XIV?s court to elegant eighteenth-century chilled desserts, The Cookbook Library draws... more...

  • Cookery and Dining in Imperial Romeby Joseph Dommers Vehling; Apicius

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Oldest known cookbook in existence offers readers a clear picture of what foods Romans ate, how they prepared them. Actual recipes ? from fig fed pork and salt fish balls in wine sauce to pumpkin Alexander style, nut custard turnovers and rose pie. 49 illustrations. more...

  • The Curiosities of Foodby Peter Lund Simmonds; Alan Davidson; P.L. Simmonds

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2013; US$ 16.95

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  • Dining with the Famous and Infamousby Fiona Ross

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    From Salvador Dali to Joan Crawford, Liz Taylor to Bob Dylan, the dining habits and preferences of celebrities, artists, movie stars, and the famous for being famous are revealed in this vivid and entertaining romp through the favored meals and snacks of famous, or infamous, figures throughout history. more...

  • The Downstairs Cookbookby Margaret Powell

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.06

    The Downstairs Cookbook offers genuine 1920s recipes from bestselling author Margaret Powell, the house maid and cook who shared tales from her years of service in Below Stairs and inspired the original Upstairs Downstairs TV series. Now in this cookery book she offers a collection of sweet and savoury courses that the servants regularly prepared... more...

  • Everlasting Syllabub and the Art of Carvingby Agnes Jekyll; Hannah Glasse

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18

    Writing for domestic servants in a conversational, accessible way, eighteenth-century housewife Hannah Glasse disapproved of French terminology and fussiness, instead favouring simple dishes that are still cooked today - a preference that has earned her the reputation of 'the first Domestic Goddess'. With recipes for rice pudding, beef rump, barbecued... more...

  • Figsby David C. Sutton

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    Lusciously sweet and with a complex texture, figs are both a nutritious culinary delicacy and an important symbol in religion and culture. Associated with Christmas since the time of Charles Dickens?not to mention Dionysus or the Garden of Eden?the fig is steeped in history. In this account of the festive fruit, David C. Sutton places the fig in its... more...

  • Food, Cookery, and Dining in Ancient Timesby Alexis Soyer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Enlightening account of the many different aspects of food and its preparation by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Assyrians, Egyptians, and Jews covers a wide array of subjects: the mythological origin of specific foods; agricultural, milling, and marketing practices; treatment of dinner guests; descriptions of seasonings, pastries, and exotic dishes;... more...