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- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18
Colonel Wyvern, stationed with the army in Madras during the height of British imperial rule, opened a cookery school upon his return to England and was a passionate enthusiast for both European and Indian cuisine. In these vivid, common-sense and entertaining writings, he gives advice on re-creating French classics in the steaming heat; describes... more...
- Atria Books 2011; US$ 16.00
WHAT GOES ON BEHINDTHE SCENES AT ELBULLI? Elected best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine an unprecedented five times, elBulli is where chef Ferran Adrià?s remarkable cuisine comes to life?with dragon cocktails that make the drinker breathe smoke and caviar made from tiny spheres of olive oil. elBulli is also the object of culinary pilgrimage?millions... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18
Before Mrs Beeton there was Eliza Acton, whose crisp, clear, simple style and foolproof instructions established the format for modern cookery writing, leading to her being called 'the best writer of recipes in the English language' by Delia Smith. Including such English classics as suet pudding, raspberry jam, lemonade and 'superlative mincemeat'... more...
- 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, crêpe, 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...
- AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 59.99
This ?living? text provides readers with a solid understanding of the three cuisines that have had the greatest impact on the globe historically. Deep knowledge of Italian, Mexican, and Chinese cuisines illuminates many of the great historical themes of the past 10,000 years as well as why we eat the way we do today. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 47.95
Eating right has been an obsession for longer than we think. Renaissance Europe had its own flourishing tradition of dietary advice. Then, as now, an industry of experts churned out diet books for an eager and concerned public. Providing a cornucopia of information on food and an intriguing account of the differences between the nutritional logic of... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99
Without a uniform dietary code, Christians around the world used food in strikingly different ways, developing widely divergent practices that spread, nurtured, and strengthened their religious beliefs and communities. These never-before published essays map the intersection of food and faith over the past five centuries, charting the complex relationship... more...
- Gill Books 2014; US$ 25.00
First published in 1977, Myrtle Allen?s The Ballymaloe Cookbook espouses a food philosophy rare for its time, but now so prevalent that this revised and updated edition marking both Allen?s ninetieth birthday and fifty years of her award-winning, internationally renowned restaurant at Ballymaloe House shows what an impact she has made. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Deliciously organized by the Seven Deadly Sins, here is a scintillating history of forbidden foods through the ages?and how these mouth-watering taboos have defined cultures around the world. From the lusciously tempting fruit in the Garden of Eden to the divine foie gras , Stewart Lee Allen engagingly illustrates that when a pleasure as primal... more...