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  • 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...

  • A Vineyard in Napaby Doug Shafer

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    At the age of 47, when he a successful publishing executive and living with his wife and four children in an affluent Chicago suburb, John Shafer made the surprise announcement that he had purchased a vineyard in the Napa Valley. In 1973, he moved his family to California and, with no knowledge of winemaking, began the journey that would lead him,... more...

  • You Aren't What You Eatby Steven Poole

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 1.99

    We have become obsessed by food: where it comes from, where to buy it, how to cook it and?most absurdly of all?how to eat it. Our televisions and newspapers are filled with celebrity chefs, latter-day priests whose authority and ambition range from the small scale (what we should have for supper) to large-scale public schemes designed to improve our... 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 of liquor and a mixer.... 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...

  • Cake Bossby Buddy Valastro

    Atria Books 2010; Not Available

    In this heartfelt memoir, master baker and star of the #1 hit TLC show, Buddy Valastro tells his inspiring story?and recounts his family?s warm memories from a lifetime of living, loving, and cake making. Television viewers have fallen in love with Buddy Valastro, master cake maker, and his funny and fiery family, proprietors of Carlo?s Bakery in... more...