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  • Brunchby Farha Ternikar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. This volume examines and explores how brunch has evolved historically, developed cross-culturally, and claimed its place in popular culture.... 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...

  • Near a Thousand Tablesby Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    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...

  • Grandma's Wartime Baking Bookby Joanne Lamb Hayes

    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...

  • Choice Cutsby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House 2013; US$ 11.73

    The winner of the Glenfiddich Best Food Book Award leads is on a dazzling culinary tour around the world and through history - from the fifth century BC to the present day. Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'Bread', 'Rants' and 'Dessert' - and illustrated with Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings as well as classic photographs,... more...