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  • Art of Living in Australiaby Philip E. Muskett

    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 butcher’s meat and tea is enormously in excess of any common sense requirements ..” The Art of Living in Australia offers advice for healthy living.... more...

  • Choice Cutsby Mark Kurlansky

    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...

  • A Drizzle of Honeyby David M. Gitlitz; Linda Kay Davidson

    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...

  • The Taste of Britainby Laura Mason; Catherine Brown; Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    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...

  • Let the Meatballs Restby Massimo Montanari; Beth A. Brombert

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Known for his idiosyncratic, entertaining investigations into culinary practice, Massimo Montanari turns his hungry eye to the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history. An irresistible buffet of one hundred concise and engaging essays, this collection provides stimulating food for thought for those... more...

  • Chocolateby Paul Chrystal; Joe Dickinson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    Kit Kat, Turkish Delight, Creme Egg, Rolo and All Gold are as much a part of British life as were the companies that made them and which led the chocolate revolution in the nineteenth century: Rowntree's, Fry's, Cadbury's, Mackintosh and Terry's. This new book charts the history of chocolate manufacture, marketing and consumption in Britain from... more...

  • Earth to Tableby Jeff Crump; Bettina Schormann

    Random House of Canada 2012; US$ 30.00

    Cook your ?greenest? meal: Earth to Table inspires local and sustainable eating in every mouth-watering recipe. There is nothing more delicious than a tomato still warm from the sun. Though that is easy to forget when we are surrounded by food shipped to our supermarkets from around the world, the healthiest and most delicious food often comes from... more...

  • Cocktailsby Joseph M. Carlin

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    Gimlet, negroni, manhattan, Long Island ice tea, flirtini, hurricane, screwdriver—cocktails have come a long way from their first incarnation in the seventeenth century, when rum punch was everyone’s go-to drink. Originally made of five ingredients, including a spirit, sugar, and spices, “cocktail” now refers to any drink made... more...

  • Lemonby Toby Sonneman

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    You can squeeze it, zest it, slice it, juice it, pickle it, or even take a bite out of it as Sicilians do. Adding freshness and flavor to food and drinks, this versatile sour fruit, also known for resolving diverse health and household troubles, has long been considered vital to Mediterranean and European cookery and cuisine.    Lemon:... more...

  • The Cuisines of Spainby Teresa Barrenechea; Jeffrey Koehler; Christopher Hirsheimer

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    With the world in a swoon over the gastronomic riches of Spain - from the brilliant array of its traditional tapa dishes to the daring preparations of its new generation of chefs -the timing couldn't be better for the arrival of this long-awaited cookbook. In THE CUISINES OF SPAIN, Teresa Barrenechea, one of the country's most talented culinary ambassadors,... more...