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  • The Wines of 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...

  • 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...

  • Clara's Kitchenby Clara Cannucciari; Christopher Cannucciari

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    YouTubeŽ sensation Clara Cannucciari shares her treasured recipes and commonsense wisdom in a heartwarming remembrance of the Great Depression Clara Cannucciari is a 94 year-old internet sensation. Her YouTubeŽ Great Depression Cooking videos have an army of devoted followers. In Clara?s Kitchen , she gives readers words of wisdom to buck... more...

  • Sweet Toothby Kate Hopkins

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    A cultural history of candy?how it evolved from medicine and a luxury to today's Kit Kat bars and M&M's Told through the Kate Hopkins' travels in Europe and the U.S ., Sweet Tooth is a first-hand account of her obsession with candy and a detailed look at its history and development. The sugary treats we enjoy today have a prominent past entertaining... 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$ 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...

  • The Tea Enthusiast's Handbookby Mary Lou Heiss; Robert J. Heiss

    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...

  • 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...