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  • Shakespeare's Kitchenby Francine Segan; Patrick O'Connell

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 35.00

    ?Shakespeare?s Kitchen not only reveals, sometimes surprisingly, what people were eating in Shakespeare?s time but also provides recipes that today?s cooks can easily re-create with readily available ingredients.? ?from the Foreword by Patrick O?Connell Francine Segan introduces contemporary cooks to the foods of William Shakespeare? s world... more...

  • In A Persian Kitchenby Maideh Mazda

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Much more than just a Middle Eastern cookbook, In a Persian Kitchen offers a look at a rich culinary culture in delightful detail. With colorful notes that reflect her family's traditions, Maideh Mazda offers readers the possibility of creating the delicate flavors of Persian cuisine. Maideh prioritizes economy and availability of ingredients,... more...

  • Clara's Kitchenby Clara Cannucciari; Christopher Cannucciari

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    YouTube® 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 YouTube® Great Depression Cooking videos have an army of devoted followers. In Clara's Kitchen , she gives readers words of wisdom to... more...

  • A Middle Eastern Feastby Claudia Roden

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18

    Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment - and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen. more...

  • Notes from Madrasby Arthur Robert Kenney-Herbert 'Wyvern'

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18

    Colonel Wyvern, stationed with the army in Madras during the height of British imperial rule, opened a cookery school upon his return to England and was a passionate enthusiast for both European and Indian cuisine. In these vivid, common-sense and entertaining writings, he gives advice on re-creating French classics in the steaming heat; describes... more...

  • Recipes from the White Hart Innby William Verrall

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18

    William Verral, the redoubtable eighteenth-century landlord of the White Hart Inn in Lewes, Sussex, trained under a continental chef and was determined to introduce the 'modern and best French cookery' to his customers. Gently mocking Englishmen who eat plain mutton chops or only possess one frying-pan, he gives enthusiastic advice on must-have kitchen... more...

  • The Elegant Economistby Eliza Acton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18

    Before Mrs Beeton there was Eliza Acton, whose crisp, clear, simple style and foolproof instructions established the format for modern cookery writing, leading to her being called 'the best writer of recipes in the English language' by Delia Smith. Including such English classics as suet pudding, raspberry jam, lemonade and 'superlative mincemeat'... more...

  • Sweet Toothby Kate Hopkins

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    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 is a celebration... more...

  • A Carafe of Redby Gerald Asher

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Every wine has a story. In this collection of elegantly written essays from the past thirty years, updated with a new introduction and endnotes, renowned author Gerald Asher informs wine enthusiasts with insightful, engrossing accounts of wines from Europe and America that offer just as much for those who simply enjoy vivid evocations of people and... more...