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  • Tasting Pleasureby Jancis Robinson

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 18.00

    Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the "undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wine" ( Le Figaro ). Internationally renowned for her work in both television and print, she is the editor of the bestselling Oxford Companion to Wine and has won more than two dozen major awards around the world. Tasting Pleasure is her compelling account... more...

  • What Caesar Did for My Saladby Albert Jack

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 14.99

    Did you know... the term "hot dog" is believed to have been coined during a baseball game between the Yankees and the Giants in 1901? calzones get their name from their less-than-glamorous looks: calzone means "trouser leg" or "drooping sack" in Italian? the word "salary" comes from Roman soldiers being paid their wages in salt?... more...

  • Food and Social Mediaby Signe Rousseau

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Social media has been a factor in the explosion of interest in food and democratization of food criticism, and this book explains and critique the phenomena and key issues in a lively and anecdotal manner that will appeal to scholars and the interested general public alike. 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...

  • The Lost Arts of Hearth & Homeby Ken Albala; Rosanna Nafziger Henderson

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 17.99

    The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It?s for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs: people who love to cook, love fresh natural ingredients, and old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw. Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger... more...

  • Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating Statesby Chris Fair

    Lyons Press 2008; US$ 23.99

    Chris Fair has dined with soldiers in the Khyber Pass and with prostitutes in Delhi, rummaged for fish in Jaffna, and sipped Taliban tea in Peshawar. Cuisines of the Axis of Evil is a sophisticated, fun, and provocative cookbook with easy-to-follow recipes from both America?s traditional enemies in foreign policy?including Iran, Iraq, and North... more...

  • San Franciscoby Erica J. Peters

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    This food biography focuses on how people have experienced the bounty of the City by the Bay. more...

  • False Tongues and Sunday Breadby Copeland Marks; Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    300 delicious recipes that explore the fascinating Mayan cuisine and heritage in Guatemala and its surrounding countries by celebrated food historian and cook Copeland Marks. 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...