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- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00
We don’t usually think of haute cuisine when we think of the Middle Ages. But while the poor did eat a lot of vegetables, porridge, and bread, the medieval palate was far more diverse than commonly assumed. Meat, including beef, mutton, deer, and rabbit, turned on spits over crackling fires, and the rich showed off their prosperity by serving... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
In this fascinating history, Jeffrey Rothfeder tells how, from a simple idea?the outgrowth of a handful of peppers planted on an isolated island on the Gulf of Mexico?a secretive family business emerged that would produce one of the best-known products in the world. A delectable and satisfying read for both Tabasco fans and business buffs, McIlhenny's... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available
For too long Britain has failed to celebrate its culinary heritage. But from the introduction of borage to the British Isles by the Romans to the nation's love-hate relationship with Marmite, Britain has always played host to an astonishing range of gustatory traditions. more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95
In this authoritative and immensely readable insider?s account, celebrated cookbook author and former chef Joyce Goldstein traces the development of California cuisine from its formative years in the 1970s to 2000, when farm-to-table, foraging, and fusion cooking had become part of the national vocabulary. Interviews with almost two hundred chefs,... more...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 8.95
Beer has inspired, influenced, and excited human beings for thousands of years and Alan D. Eames, the certified ?king of beer,? has traveled the world uncovering The Secret Life of Beer . In this book, he reveals untold stories, lore, and references to beer in poetry, song, literature, and history. Readers will be astonished to learn the esoteric... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2000; US$ 3.99
That many of the Popes throughout the two millenia of Christianity lived and ate well is common knowledge. This vivid history of the papacy reveals not only the culinary secrets of the papal kitchens but offers many of the favorite recipes with which the Holy Fathers regaled themselves. We meet the thirteenth-century Pope, Martin IV, whose excessive... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 26.00
The untold history of how meat made America: a tale of the oversized egos, self-made millionaires, and ruthless magnates; eccentrics, politicians, and pragmatists who shaped us into the greatest eaters and providers of meat in history. more...
- Workman Publishing Company 2000; US$ 14.95
It's the other menu at Chanterelle, New York's dazzling four-star restaurant. Customers eat foie gras and truffles. The staff eats Venison Chili with Red Beans. Customers swoon over the signature seafood sausage. The staff, elbows on the table, cheerfully tucks into Lamb Shanks with Tomato and Rosemary. Of all the great restaurants in New York, Chanterelle... more...
- Hyperion 2010; US$ 12.99
In the mid-1990s, Chris Kimball moved into an 1859 Victorian townhouse on the South End of Boston and, as he became accustomed to the quirks and peculiarities of the house and neighborhood, he began to wonder what it was like to live and cook in that era. In particular, he became fascinated with Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking-School Cook Book . Published... more...