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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Lost Arts of Hearth & Homeby Ken Albala; Rosanna Nafziger Henderson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 23.00

    ?If Irma S. Rombauer hadn't used the phrase more than 70 years ago, the ideal title for this engaging little volume?half cookbook, half culinary sermon?might have been The Joy of Cooking.? ?T he Wall Street Journal on The Lost Art of Real Cooking ? The Lost Art of Real Cooking is a reminder that inspiring cookbooks can be more useful kitchen... more...

  • Food and Social Mediaby Signe Rousseau

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    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...