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  • Honeyby Stephanie Rosenbaum; Caroline Kopp

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New York in a Dozen Dishesby Robert Sietsema

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 22.00

    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...

  • Oliveby Fabrizia Lanza

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 17.00

    Olives are at once a mythical food?bringing to mind scenes from ancient Rome and the Bible?and an everyday food, given the ubiquity of olive oil in contemporary diets. In this succinct and engaging history, Fabrizia Lanza traces the olive?s roots from antiquity, when olive oil was exalted for ritual purposes and used to anoint kings and athletes,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pastaby Silvano Serventi; Françoise Sabban; Antony Shugaar

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    Ranging from the imperial palaces of ancient China and the bakeries of fourteenth-century Genoa and Naples all the way to the restaurant kitchens of today, Pasta tells a story that will forever change the way you look at your next plate of vermicelli. Pasta has become a ubiquitous food, present in regional diets around the world and available in a... more...

  • The Physiology of Tasteby Brillat Savarin; Fayette Robinson

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.50

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 – 1826) has been credited with founding the genre of the gastronomic essay, together with Grimod. A French lawyer and politician, Brillat-Savarin believed that all food, no matter how simple, should be prepared and consumed with great artistry. Though prosaic, his meditations on food are still considered important,... more...

  • The Physiology of Tasteby Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin; M.F.K. Fisher

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    A culinary classic on the joys of the table?written by the gourmand who so famously stated, ?Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are??in a handsome new edition of M. F. K. Fisher?s distinguished translation and with a new introduction by Bill Buford. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, The Physiology... more...