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  • The Settlement Cook Book 1903by Simon Kander; Henry Schoenfeld

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Imparting all the warmth and fragrance of an old-fashioned, turn-of-the-century kitchen, The Settlement Cook Book was originally devised as a cooking and homemaking primer for newly arrived immigrants. Filled with hundreds of recipes for good eating, this back-to-basics book is also good reading. A blend of hardy, old-fashioned dishes and simple... more...

  • Miss Leslie's Directions for Cookeryby Eliza Leslie

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.99

    The most popular cookbook of the 19th century, Directions for Cookery passed through 60 editions from 1837 to 1870. Carefully written, concise recipes for beef-steak pudding, Moravian sugar cake, cat-fish soup, election cake, oyster pie, pepper pot, lobster catchup, many more. The present volume contains the complete first edition (1837) plus later... 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...

  • Riceby Renee Marton

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    Chock full of delicious recipes from across the globe, Rice is a fascinating look at how this culinary staple has defined us. more...

  • 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...

  • Oysterby Drew Smith

    Abrams 2015; US$ 23.32

    Drew Smith?s Oyster: A Gastronomic History offers readers a global view of the oyster, tracing its role in cooking, art, literature, and politics from the dawn of time to the present day. Oysters have inspired chefs, painters, and writers alike, have sustained communities financially and ecologically, and have loomed large in legend and history.... more...

  • The Book of Lost Recipesby Jaya Saxena

    Page Street Publishing 2016; US$ 25.99

    Enjoy Celebrated Recipes from Top Hotels and Restaurants of Their Era Discover amazing signature recipes lost to time from the most fashionable hotels and restaurants of bygone times. Part vintage nostalgia, part history tour, but all great food, the recipes?often inseparable from their legendary haunts?were meticulously researched and reconstructed... more...

  • A Square Mealby Jane Ziegelman; Andy Coe

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 20.24

    From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced?the Great Depression?and how it transformed America?s culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country?s political and social landscape, forever changed... more...

  • The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easyby Hannah Glasse

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 11.95

    "A very interesting glimpse at everyday cooking in the daily life of 18th?19th century England, with many helpful tips, tricks, and recipes (for the day). The language is enjoyable and the information contained is substantial." ? Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System Revised and republished many times since its 1747 debut, this cookbook was a... more...