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  • Dearieby Bob Spitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    It?s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It?s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station.  And yet, that?s exactly what Julia Child did.  The warble-voiced... more...

  • The Tea Enthusiast's Handbookby Mary Lou Heiss; Robert J. Heiss

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 16.99

    AROUND THE WORLD IN A TEACUP Did you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage on the planet after water? Or that all of the world?s tea originates from only three varieties of a single plant? While a cup of tea may be a simple pleasure for most of us, there are a dizzying number of tastes from which to choose. And every tea, whether a delicately... more...

  • Italian Cuisineby Alberto Capatti; Massimo Montanari; Aine O'Healy

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 39.99

    This magnificent new book demonstrates the development of a distinctive, unified culinary tradition throughout the Italian peninsula. Thematically organized and beautifully illustrated, Italian Cuisine is a rich history of the ingredients, dishes, techniques, and social customs behind the Italian food we know and love today. more...

  • Slow Foodby Carlo Petrini; William McCuaig; Alice Waters

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 16.99

    Slow Food is poised to revolutionize the way Americans shop for groceries, prepare and consume their meals, and think about food. The book not only recalls the origins, first steps, and international expansion of the movement from the perspective of its founder, it is also a powerful expression of the organization's goal of engendering social... more...

  • French Gastronomyby Jean-Robert Pitte; Jody Gladding

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Food and Social Mediaby Signe Rousseau

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    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...