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  • Food In Englandby Dorothy Hartley

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    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 breads,... more...

  • Figsby David 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...

  • The World on a Plateby Mina Holland

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 9.99

    Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes ?When we eat, we travel.? Thus begins this irresistible tour of the cuisines of the world, revealing what people eat and why in forty cultures. What?s the origin of kimchi in Korea? Why do we associate Argentina with steak? Why do... 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...

  • In the Devil's Gardenby Stewart Lee Allen

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Deliciously organized by the Seven Deadly Sins, here is a scintillating history of forbidden foods through the ages?and how these mouth-watering taboos have defined cultures around the world. From the lusciously tempting fruit in the Garden of Eden to the divine foie gras , Stewart Lee Allen engagingly illustrates that when a pleasure as primal... more...

  • Tasting Pleasureby Jancis Robinson

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 18.00

    Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the "undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wine" ( Le Figaro ). Internationally renowned for her work in both television and print, she is the editor of the bestselling Oxford Companion to Wine and has won more than two dozen major awards around the world. Tasting Pleasure is her compelling account... more...

  • Climbing the Mango Treesby Madhur Jaffrey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Whether acclaimed food writer Madhur Jaffrey was climbing the mango trees in her grandparents' orchard in Delhi or picnicking in the Himalayan foothills on meatballs stuffed with raisins and mint, tucked into freshly baked spiced pooris, today these childhood pleasures evoke for her the tastes and textures of growing up. This memoir is both an enormously... more...

  • Bacon: A Love Storyby Heather Lauer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    ?[A] paean to pork.? ? Boston Herald   A love letter to the ?best meat ever ,? Bacon, by unabashed bacon enthusiast Heather Lauer, is a wondrous collection of bacon bits?filled with fun facts, recipes, history, and smoked porcine worship. The Memphis Commercial Appeal says, ?If you can make it to the end of this book without... more...

  • Beerby Charles Bamforth

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 21.99

    Written by one of the world's leading authorities and hailed by American Brewer as "brilliant" and "by a wide margin the best reference now available," Beer offers an amusing and informative account of the art and science of brewing, examining the history of brewing and how the brewing process has evolved through the ages. The... more...

  • Wife of the Chefby Courtney Febbroriello

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95

    Wife of the Chef is at once a no-holds-barred memoir of restaurant life and a revealing look at married life. For Courtney Febbroriello, the two are intertwined. She and her husband own an American bistro in Connecticut. He's the chef, so naturally he gets all the credit. She has the role of keeping things running, but she's the wife, so she... more...