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  • Tasteby Kate Colquhoun

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    Written with a storyteller's flair and packed with astonishing facts, Taste is a sumptuous social history of Britain told through the development of its cooking. It encompasses royal feasts and street food, the skinning of eels and the making of strawberry jelly, mixing tales of culinary stars with those of the invisible hordes cooking in kitchens... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.by Greg Koch; Steve Wagner; Randy Clemens

    Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Since its inception in 1996, Stone Brewing Co. has been the fastest growing brewery in the country?Beer lovers gravitate to its unique line-up which includes favorites such as Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale. This insider's guide focuses on the history of Stone Brewing Co., and shares homebrew recipes for many of its celebrated beers including Stone... more...