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  • Orangesby Clarissa Hyman

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    The tangy, juicy sweetness of oranges has made them a mainstay on our breakfast tables, as snacks, and even as healthy desserts. Indeed, oranges and orange juices are so ubiquitous nowadays that we take them for granted?but their journey to our supermarket shelves is a long and tantalizing story, as Clarissa Hyman reveals in Oranges . Following the... more...

  • Honeyby Stephanie Rosenbaum

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 14.99

    Just like the highly successful Lavender Garden , Honey: From Flower to Table dips into the myth, magic, science, and literature behind this sacred and sensuous food. Author Stephanie Rosenbaum traces the amazing process that turns flower nectar into honey, and takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the history and symbolism of honey. Cooking... more...

  • Food In Englandby Dorothy Hartley

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 29.99

    Her love of the infinite variety of English cooking and her knowledge of British culture and history show why our food should never be considered dull or limited. There are unusual dishes such as the Cornish Onion and Apple Pie, and even recipes for fungi, from common field mushrooms to puffballs. She describes some delicious puddings, cakes and... more...

  • New York in a Dozen Dishesby Robert Sietsema

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 20.21

    In thirteen essays (a baker's dozen) covering distinctive dishes from a cross-section of New York City's cultural makeup, veteran food journalist Robert Sietsema explores how foods from around the world arrived, commingled, and became part of the city?s culinary identity. Sietsema writes from personal experience as a restaurant critic eating in thousands... 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...

  • Wood, Whiskey and Wineby Henry H. Work

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Barrels?we rarely acknowledge their importance, but without them we would be missing out on some of the world?s finest beverages?most notably whiskies and wines?and of course for over two thousand years they?ve been used to store, transport, and age an incredibly diverse array of provisions around the globe. In this comprehensive and wide-ranging... more...

  • A Curious History of Food and Drinkby Ian Crofton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    Ever wondered where noodles came from? How Worcester Sauce was invented? Or even who the 'Cucumber King of Burma' was? Beginning with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, through to the dangerous blowfish enjoyed in contemporary Japan, A Curious History of Food and Drink reveals the bizarre origins of the food and drink consumed throughout history.... more...

  • Miss Leslie's Directions for Cookeryby Eliza Leslie

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.99

    Most popular American cookbook of last century offers a window into the 19th-century American larder. Clearly and elegantly written, with complete recipes and helpful hints and comments. more...

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

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Intriguing information on mythological origin of specific foods, treatment of dinner guests, dishes prepared by the Greeks, Romans, Assyrians, Egyptians, and Jews ? from pigeon and peacock to wild boar and elephant. 38 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt-Bookby Catharine Beecher

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    1846 gem gives recipes for rice griddle cakes, royal crumpets, sassafras jelly, pickled nasturtiums, codfish relish, mutton hash, mock turtle soup, much more. Readers also learn how to cut up a hog, make "crayons" for blackboards, prepare tables for dinner parties. New Introduction by cookbook authority Jan Longone. 40 black-and-white figures. more...