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  • The Colonial Kitchenby Charmaine O'Brien

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 80.00

    The Colonial Kitchen: Australia 1788-1901 explores the food and cookery of colonial Australians, challenging the prevailing stereotypes of them as dreadful cooks and uncouth eaters through a nuanced exploration of their kitchens, gardens and dining rooms, and the social and cultural systems that shaped their culinary practices. more...

  • The British Tableby Colman Andrews; Christopher Hirsheimer

    Abrams 2016; US$ 31.10

    The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales celebrates the best of British cuisine old and new. Drawing on a vast number of sources, both historical and modern, the book includes more than 150 recipes, from traditional regional specialties to modern gastropub reinventions of rustic fare. Dishes like... more...

  • As Long As We Both Shall Eatby Claire Stewart

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.00

    Who doesn’t love a good wedding? And the food! This book reveals the story behind everything from bridal showers to bachelor parties, from engagements to honeymoons; the author provides a tour through the food customs that bring wedding celebrations to life. more...

  • Honeyby Lucy Long

    Reaktion Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    Whether drizzled into our tea or spread atop our terms of endearment, there’s one thing that is always true about honey: it is sweet. As Lucy M. Long shows in this book, while honey is definitely the natural sweetener par excellence, it has a long history in our world as much more, serving in different settings as a food, tonic, medicine, and even... more...

  • Betty Crocker Lost Recipesby Betty Crocker

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 23.49

    A fun treasure trove of classic recipes that have fallen out of vogue but still deserve to be brought back, as well as an introduction for younger cooks to the many wonderful recipes of the past. more...

  • A History of Cookbooksby Henry Notaker

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 39.95

    A History of Cookbooks provides a sweeping literary and historical overview of the cookbook genre, exploring its development as a part of food culture beginning in the Late Middle Ages. Studying cookbooks from various Western cultures and languages, Henry Notaker traces the transformation of recipes from brief notes with ingredients into detailed... more...

  • In the Devil's Gardenby Stewart Lee Allen

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.37

    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...

  • History in a Glassby Ruth Reichl; Gourmet Magazine Editors

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 3.49

    When Gourmet magazine debuted in the 1940s, America’s wineries were still reeling from the lingering effects of Prohibition and the loss of wines from war-torn Europe. But for every closed door, there was an open bottle: The bleak postwar years were actually a prelude to today’s unprecedented and widespread appreciation for the grape. New York Times... more...

  • Climbing the Mango Treesby Madhur Jaffrey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    The enchanting autobiography of the seven-time James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and acclaimed actress who taught America how to cook Indian food. Whether 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,... more...

  • Bacon: A Love Storyby Heather Lauer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    “[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...