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- Quercus 2014; US$ 9.99
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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Free Press 2002; US$ 16.99
In Near a Thousand Tables, acclaimed food historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the fascinating story of food as cultural as well as culinary history -- a window on the history of mankind. In this "appetizingly provocative" (Los Angeles Times) book, he guides readers through the eight great revolutions in the world history of food: the origins... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 8.99
Anyone who loves great American desserts will delight in Grandma's Wartime Baking Book . The result of extensive research, interviews, and recipe testing, Joanne Lamb Hayes's follow-up to Grandma's Wartime Kitchen delivers beloved and still irresistible recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, cobblers, muffins, breads, and other baked treats created... more...