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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Maple Sugarby Tim Herd

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 12.95

    Maple Spirit 1 Drawn from Wood 2 Ye Olde Confectionary Craft 3 Family Tree Gallery 4 The Secret Life of Trees 5 For Fun, Profit & Hard Work 6 Do-It-Yourself 7 Maple Delights Appendix Index 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...