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  • Beefby Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    Beef explores the place beef has occupied in art, literature and historical cookbooks, while also paying attention to the ethical issues in beef production and contemplating its future. more...

  • Offalby Nina Edwards

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    ?Offal? has the same pronunciation as ?awful??an appropriate homophone, given that offal comprises the whole spectrum of an animal?s glands, essential organs, skin, muscle, guts, and every unmentionable in between. Yet as Nina Edwards shows in this intriguing history, offal has been consumed and enjoyed across ages and continents, often hidden by... more...

  • Wineby Marc Millon

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    In Wine, Marc Millon travels back to the origins of modern man to find the answer, discovering that this heady drink is intertwined with the roots of civilization itself. Wine traces the long history of the most complex, mysterious and magical of the worlds beverages. more...

  • The Secret Life of Beer!by Alan D. Eames

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 8.95

    Beer has inspired, influenced, and excited human beings for thousands of years and Alan D. Eames, the certified ?king of beer,? has traveled the world uncovering The Secret Life of Beer . In this book, he reveals untold stories, lore, and references to beer in poetry, song, literature, and history. Readers will be astonished to learn the esoteric... more...

  • In Meat We Trustby Maureen Ogle

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 26.00

    The untold history of how meat made America:†a tale of the†oversized egos, self-made millionaires, and ruthless magnates; eccentrics, politicians, and†pragmatists who shaped us into the greatest eaters and providers of meat in history. more...

  • 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, the Japanese... more...

  • My Usual Tableby Colman Andrews

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    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$ 16.99

    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...

  • Pancakeby Ken Albala

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    Round, thin, and made of starchy batter cooked on a flat surface, it is a food that goes by many names: flapjack, crÍpe, and okonomiyaki, to name just a few. The pancake is a treasured food the world over, and now Ken Albala unearths the surprisingly rich history of pancakes and their sizzling goodness. Pancake traverses over centuries and civilizations... 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 given rise to hilarious misunderstandings,... more...