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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...

  • Our Founding Foodsby Jane Tennant

    Willow Creek Press, Inc. 2014; US$ 8.48

    American cuisine has absorbed the best and brightest of every culture world wide, and it all began in the early cookbooks of the eighteenth century. Martha Washington, for instance, our first First Lady, was America's earliest celebrity chef. Her recipe collection was a beloved family heirloom, lent out to friends one receipt at a time. Others followed.... 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...

  • Tortillasby Paula E. Morton

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this entertaining and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the history of the tortilla from its roots in ancient Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural global tortilla. more...

  • Note-by-Note Cookingby Hervé This; Malcolm DeBevoise

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Note-by-Note Cooking is a landmark in the annals of gastronomy, liberating cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has a scent of wild mushrooms; limonene, a colorless liquid hydrocarbon that has the smell of citrus; sotolon, whose fragrance at high concentrations... more...

  • Bourbon Empireby Reid Mitenbuler

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    How bourbon came to be, and why it?s experiencing such a revival today Unraveling the many myths and misconceptions surrounding America?s most iconic spirit, Bourbon Empire traces a history that spans frontier rebellion, Gilded Age corruption, and the magic of Madison Avenue. Whiskey has profoundly influenced America?s political, economic, and... more...

  • A Vineyard in My Glassby Gerald Asher

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Gerald Asher, who served as Gourmet? s wine editor for thirty years, has drawn together this selection of his essays, published in Gourmet and elsewhere, for the collective insight they give into why a wine should always be an expression of a place and a time. Guiding the reader through twenty-seven diverse wine regions in France, Italy, Spain, Germany,... more...