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  • What Caesar Did for My Saladby Albert Jack

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 14.99

    Did you know... the term "hot dog" is believed to have been coined during a baseball game between the Yankees and the Giants in 1901? calzones get their name from their less-than-glamorous looks: calzone means "trouser leg" or "drooping sack" in Italian? the word "salary" comes from Roman soldiers being paid their wages in salt?... more...

  • Sherryby Julian Jeffs

    Octopus 2004; Not Available

    The fifth edition of this bench-mark book recounts the turbulent history of the sherry region. It explains the various stages of sherry production and details the old family firms and new boutique bodegas. more...

  • The Wines of Argentina, Chile and Latin Americaby Christopher Fielden

    Octopus 2003; Not Available

    After Europe, Latin America is one of the major wine producing areas of the world, yet very little has been written about its wines. This title follows the transformation of winemaking in these countries, examines in detail each of the wine-growing areas, and explains how these now extremely popular wines were, until relatively recently, more or less... more...

  • The Wines of the South of Franceby Rosemary George

    Octopus 2003; Not Available

    Known traditionally for its dramatic landscapes, the South of France is becoming one of the most vibrant and exciting of French vineyard areas. Every key wine area is covered from Banyuls on the Spanish border to the island of Corsica. The key wine producers and their wines are featured, with details of the regions, laws and grape varieties. The author... more...

  • The Wines of Hungaryby Alex Liddell

    Octopus 2003; Not Available

    This reference to the 22 wine regions of Hungary shows how this country, with its once-proud wine tradition, reinvented itself after 45 years of communism, during which time the entire structure of grape growing and wine production was changed out of recognition. The author details how Hungary's re-adjustment, which still continues, has progressed... more...

  • Champagneby Becky Sue Epstein

    Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 17.00

    From the smash of a bottle on the side of a new ship to the pop of the cork at a New Year’s Eve party champagne signals celebration, fun, and camaraderie all over the world. Bubbly, as we affectionately call it, is a symbol of luxury and decadence and the go-to drink whenever there is an important toast. This history from Becky Sue Epstein... more...

  • Dearieby Bob Spitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.99

    It?s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It?s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station.  And yet, that?s exactly what Julia Child did.  The warble-voiced... more...

  • Italian Cuisineby Alberto Capatti; Massimo Montanari; Aine O'Healy

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 39.99

    This magnificent new book demonstrates the development of a distinctive, unified culinary tradition throughout the Italian peninsula. Thematically organized and beautifully illustrated, Italian Cuisine is a rich history of the ingredients, dishes, techniques, and social customs behind the Italian food we know and love today. more...

  • Slow Foodby Carlo Petrini; William McCuaig; Alice Waters

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 16.99

    Slow Food is poised to revolutionize the way Americans shop for groceries, prepare and consume their meals, and think about food. The book not only recalls the origins, first steps, and international expansion of the movement from the perspective of its founder, it is also a powerful expression of the organization's goal of engendering social... more...

  • French Gastronomyby Jean-Robert Pitte; Jody Gladding

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 35.99

    Why did the passion for food -- gastronomy -- originate in France? The key, it turns out, is France itself. In its climate, diversity of soils, abundant resources, and varied topography lie the roots of France's food fame. Pitte masterfully reveals the ways in which cultural phenomena surrounding food and eating in France relate to space and place.... more...