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  • 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...

  • Barbecueby Jonathan Deutsch; Megan J. Elias

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    If there is one thing the United States takes seriously (outside of sports), it?s barbecue. Different in every region, barbecuing is an art, and Americans take pride in their special blend of slow-cooked meat, spices, and tangy sauces. But the US didn?t invent the cooking form, nor do Americans have a monopoly on it?from Mongolian lamb to Fijian pig... more...

  • Beyond Bratwurstby Ursula Heinzelmann

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 39.00

    Thanks to Oktoberfest and the popularity of beer gardens, our thoughts on German food are usually relegated to beer, sausage, pretzels, and limburger cheese. But the inhabitants of modern-day Germany do not live exclusively on bratwurst. Defying popular perception of the meat and potatoes diet, Ursula Heinzelmann?s  Beyond Bratwurst  delves into the... more...

  • Eggsby Diane Toops

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? In Hindu scripture, the world began as an egg. Laid by a swan floating on the waters of chaos, after a year the egg split into silver and gold halves, with the silver becoming the earth and the gold transforming into the sky. Throughout history, the egg has taken on numerous meanings outside of the famous... more...

  • Coquilles, Calva, and Crèmeby Gerry Dryansky; Joanne Dryansky

    Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 24.99

    A celebration and critique of the French culinary landscape, with a gastronomical excursion across the French countryside in search of the unsung cooks who are still doing it right   This culinary memoir brings to life some of the most fascinating, glamorous food years in France and reveals gastronomical treasures from gifted artisans of the... more...

  • Sweet Taste of Historyby Walter Staib; David Mccullough

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    A Sweet Taste of History captures the grandeur of the sweet table?the grand finale course of an 18th century meal. Rather than serving something simple, hostesses arranged elaborate sweet tables, displays of ornate beauty and delicious edibles meant to leave guests with a lasting impression. A Sweet Taste of History will have the same effect,... more...

  • Vodkaby Victorino Matus

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    It began as poisonous rotgut in Medieval Russia?Ivan the Terrible liked it, Peter the Great loved it?but this grain alcohol \u201cwithout distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color\u201d has become our uncontested king of spirits. Over a th more...

  • An Illustrated Guide to Cocktailsby Orr Shtuhl; Elizabeth Graeber

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 10.99

    An intoxicating tribute to cocktails, featuring colorful histories, charming illustrations, and delectable recipes Shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up, every cocktail has a unique history. Bringing this rich lore to life, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails showcases the often romantic origin of classic and modern mixed drinks and the... more...

  • Barbecueby Tim Miller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Barbecue: A History examines barbecue's history and place in American society using both historical and contemporary sources. The book examines all aspects of barbecue?both outdoor grilling and traditional slow cooking; restaurant and home cooking; international barbecue; specific foods; and the idea of the barbecue as a gathering. more...

  • Making Craft Beer at Homeby Gretchen Schmidhausler

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Craft beer has in recent years seen an unprecdented surge in popularity across the United States and Canada. Tired of mass-production beers, drinkers have gravitated toward hand-crafted, small-batch and often local beers and many devotees have even begun to brew their own. This comprehensive book, written by an experienced craft brewer, provides background,... more...