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- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
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...
- Ten Speed Press 2012; US$ 16.99
AROUND THE WORLD IN A TEACUP Did you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage on the planet after water? Or that all of the world?s tea originates from only three varieties of a single plant? While a cup of tea may be a simple pleasure for most of us, there are a dizzying number of tastes from which to choose. And every tea, whether a delicately... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rosenberg Publishing 1987; US$ 10.99
Philip E. Muskett, former Surgeon Superintendent to the NSW government, wrote in 1893: our people live in direct opposition to their semi-tropical environment ... the consumption of butchers meat and tea is enormously in excess of any common sense requirements .. The Art of Living in Australia offers advice for healthy living.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95
?Every once in awhile a writer of particular skills takes a fresh, seemingly improbable idea and turns out a book of pure delight.? That?s how David McCullough described Mark Kurlansky?s Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World , a work that revealed how a meal can be as important as it is edible. Salt: A World History , its successor,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 17.99
The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It?s for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs: people who love to cook, love fresh natural ingredients, and old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw. Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99
When Iberian Jews were converted to Catholicism under duress during the Inquisition, many struggled to retain their Jewish identity in private while projecting Christian conformity in the public sphere. To root out these heretics, the courts of the Inquisition published checklists of koshering practices and "grilled" the servants, neighbors, and even... more...