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  • The Settlement Cook Book 1903by Simon Kander; Henry Schoenfeld

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Imparting all the warmth and fragrance of an old-fashioned, turn-of-the-century kitchen, The Settlement Cook Book was originally devised as a cooking and homemaking primer for newly arrived immigrants. Filled with hundreds of recipes for good eating, this back-to-basics book is also good reading. A blend of hardy, old-fashioned dishes and simple... more...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 25.99

    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...

  • A Square Mealby Jane Ziegelman; Andy Coe

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 20.24

    From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced?the Great Depression?and how it transformed America?s culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country?s political and social landscape, forever changed... 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...

  • Culinary Landmarksby Elizabeth Driver

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 201.00

    em>Culinary Landmarks is a definitive history and bibliography of Canadian cookbooks from the beginning, when La cuisinière bourgeoise was published in Quebec City in 1825, to the mid-twentieth century. more...