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  • The Breakfast Bookby Andrew Dalby

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 30.00

    You’ve heard it from doctors, nutritionists, and your mom: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also one of the most diverse, varying greatly from family to family and region to region, even while individuals tend to eat the same thing every day. While Americans traditionally like to chow down on eggs, cereal, and doughnuts,... more...

  • My Usual Tableby Colman Andrews

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    My Usual Table is a love letter to the great restaurants that have changed the way we eat?from Trader Vic?s to Chez Panisse and Spago to elBulli?and a vivid memoir of a life lived in food, from a founding editor of Saveur and James Beard Award-winning writer Colman Andrews. For reviewer, writer, and editor Colman Andrews, restaurants have been... more...

  • My Usual Tableby Colman Andrews

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    My Usual Table is a love letter to the great restaurants that have changed the way we eat?from Trader Vic?s to Chez Panisse and Spago to elBulli?and a vivid memoir of a life lived in food, from a founding editor of Saveur and James Beard Award-winning writer Colman Andrews. For reviewer, writer, and editor Colman Andrews, restaurants have been... more...

  • 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...

  • Charlemagne's Tableclothby Nichola Fletcher

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Feasts, banquets, and grand dinners have always played a vital role in our lives. They oil the wheels of diplomacy, smooth the paths of the ambitious, and spread joy at family celebrations. They lift the spirits, involve all our senses and, at times, transport us to other fantastical worlds. Some feasts have give rise to hilarious misunderstandings,... 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...

  • Bitterby Jennifer Mclagan

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending topic: bitterness.   What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They?re bitter. While some culinary cultures, such as in Italy and parts of Asia, have an inherent... more...

  • Drink More Whiskeyby Daniel Yaffe; Mary Kate McDevitt

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 15.99

    This smart guide to whiskey introduces a new generation of would-be connoisseurs to the hottest new-again spirit. And with upstart distillers reviving varieties like white dog (moonshine to prohibition-era folks), now is the best time to start learning about it. Drink More Whiskey is the reference for those want to discover the provenance, styles,... more...