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  • 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...

  • 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 and how they prepared them, from fig fed pork to rose pie. 49 illustrations. 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$ 18.74

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Thyme and Placeby Lisa Graves; Tricia Cohen

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    Revive your inner period cook and master the art of gode cookery with thirty-five recipes celebrating festivals throughout the year! Fancy a leap back in time to the kitchens in the Middle Ages, where cauldrons bubbled over hearths, whole oxen were roasted over spits, and common cooking ingredients included verjuice, barley, peafowl, frumenty,... more...