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    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...

  • Arabella Boxer's Book of English Foodby Arabella Boxer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 28.19

    A Book of English Food is an elegant compendium of brilliant recipes adapted from the cookery books of the 1920s and 1930s by Arabella Boxer, with beautiful new illustrations by Cressida Bell. Arabella Boxer's Book of English Food describes the delicious dishes - and the social conditions in which they were prepared, cooked and eaten - in the... more...

  • Food and Social Mediaby Signe Rousseau

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    Social media has been a factor in the explosion of interest in food and democratization of food criticism, and this book explains and critique the phenomena and key issues in a lively and anecdotal manner that will appeal to scholars and the interested general public alike. more...

  • Domestic Cookeryby Elizabeth Ellicott Lea

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Hundreds of useful recipes: soups, meats, fish, cakes and many more, all written with economy and self-sufficiency in mind. more...

  • Directions for Cookeryby Eliza Leslie

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    The 10th edition of Miss Leslie's classic cookbook “Directions for Cookery, in It's Various Branches” was published in 1840. It contains recipes for all sorts of dishes, from soups, to meat, to fish, to vegetables, to puddings, to liquor, and even includes recipes for traditional medicines, perfumes and more. more...

  • English Housewiferyby Elizabeth Moxon

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Over 500 traditional English recipes built up over hundreds of years. From soups to main courses to puddings, this covers every aspect of classic English cooking, including a traditional 'Bill of Fare', giving meal suggestions for every month of the year. more...

  • Favorite Dishesby Carrie V. Shuman

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Over 300 different classic recipes, covering every aspect of cooking from starters to puddings.Included are recipes for:BreadOystersBouillionSoupFishSaucesMeatsSweetbreadsPoultryVegetablesEggsSaladDoughnuts and FrittersPreservesPickles and CatsupCheesePiesPuddingCakeCookiesDessertsIce CreamCandyPunchBeveragesChafing Dish 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...

  • 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...

  • Maple Sugarby Tim Herd

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 12.95

    Explore the fascinating history of maple sugaring in this informative guide to all things syrup. From the tap on the tree to the pancakes on your plate, Tim Held explains every nuanced step of the sugaring process. Learn to identify different kinds of maple trees and get inspired to tap the sugar maples in your backyard. Held also includes tempting... more...