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  • Revolutionary Cookingby Virginia T. Elverson; Mary Ann McLanahan; Betty T. Duson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    Ranging from the simple to the sumptuous, here are over two hundred recipes for modern Americans inspired by dishes and beverages the authors discovered in cookbooks, family journals, and notebooks from 150 to 250 years ago. Did you know that breakfast in the eighteenth century was typically a mug of beer and some mush and molasses, invariably taken... more...

  • The People's Chefby Ruth Brandon

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    During the first half of the 19th century, Alexis Soyer became the most famous cook -and man-in London. In addition to his kitchen inventions and best-selling cookbooks, Soyer was part of many of the great events and social changes of his time. In her exciting biography of a culinary giant, Ruth Brandon uses each phase of his legendary career to explore... more...

  • An Edible History of Humanityby Tom Standage

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is an account of how food has helped to shape and transform societies around the... more...

  • High on the Hogby Jessica B. Harris

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Winner of the IACP Award for Culinary History Acclaimed cookbook author Jessica B. Harris weaves an utterly engaging history of African American cuisine, taking the reader on a harrowing journey from Africa across the Atlantic to America, and tracking the trials that the people and the food have undergone along the way. From chitlins and ham hocks... more...

  • Whiskey Distilledby Heather Greene

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 11.99

    In the populist tradition of Andrea Immer, New York City?s first female whiskey sommelier translates today?s hottest spirit for a new generation of imbibers Whiskey is in the midst of a huge renaissance. Ten years ago, the United States housed sixty-nine craft distillers; today, there are more than four hundred. Exports of Scotch whisky grew... more...

  • False Tongues and Sunday Breadby Copeland Marks; Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    300 delicious recipes that explore the fascinating Mayan cuisine and heritage in Guatemala and its surrounding countries by celebrated food historian and cook Copeland Marks. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Champagneby Becky Sue Epstein

    Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 17.00

    From the smash of a bottle on the side of a new ship to the pop of the cork at a New Year’s Eve party champagne signals celebration, fun, and camaraderie all over the world. Bubbly, as we affectionately call it, is a symbol of luxury and decadence and the go-to drink whenever there is an important toast. This history from Becky Sue Epstein... 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...