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  • 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...

  • The Cuisines of Spainby Teresa Barrenechea; Jeffrey Koehler; Christopher Hirsheimer

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    With the world in a swoon over the gastronomic riches of Spain - from the brilliant array of its traditional tapa dishes to the daring preparations of its new generation of chefs -the timing couldn't be better for the arrival of this long-awaited cookbook. In THE CUISINES OF SPAIN, Teresa Barrenechea, one of the country's most talented culinary ambassadors,... more...

  • Beefby Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    Hamburgers, pot roast, stew, steak, brisket—these mouthwatering dishes all have cows in common. But while the answer to the question, “Where’s the beef?” may be, “everywhere,” links to obesity and heart disease, mad-cow disease, and global warming have caused consumers to turn a suspicious eye onto the ubiquitous... 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... more...

  • Wineby Marc Millon

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    Look. Swirl. Sniff. Taste. Savor. Whether you’re tasting a refreshing white or an aromatic red, these well-known steps are the only proper way to take the first sip of wine.   Oenophiles have never been rare, but over the past decade, wine culture has exploded. Amateur wine enthusiasts join dedicated collectors at tastings and on... 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...

  • McIlhenny's Goldby Jeffrey Rothfeder

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this fascinating history, Jeffrey Rothfeder tells how, from a simple idea?the outgrowth of a handful of peppers planted on an isolated island on the Gulf of Mexico?a secretive family business emerged that would produce one of the best-known products in the world. A delectable and satisfying read for both Tabasco fans and business buffs, McIlhenny's... more...

  • Staff Meals from Chanterelleby Melicia Phillips; David Waltuck

    Workman Publishing Company 2000; US$ 14.95

    It's the other menu at Chanterelle, New York's dazzling four-star restaurant. Customers eat foie gras and truffles. The staff eats Venison Chili with Red Beans. Customers swoon over the signature seafood sausage. The staff, elbows on the table, cheerfully tucks into Lamb Shanks with Tomato and Rosemary. Of all the great restaurants in New York, Chanterelle... more...

  • Fannie's Last Supperby Christopher Kimball

    Hyperion 2010; US$ 12.99

    In the mid-1990s, Chris Kimball moved into an 1859 Victorian townhouse on the South End of Boston and, as he became accustomed to the quirks and peculiarities of the house and neighborhood, he began to wonder what it was like to live and cook in that era. In particular, he became fascinated with Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking-School Cook Book . Published... 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,... more...