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  • The Sorcerer's Apprenticesby Lisa Abend

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 31.74

    It was, arguably, the most famous restaurant in the world and perhaps one of the most significant and influential ever: the legendary 'el Bulli' in Catalonia, which closed in 2011, attained a near-mythic reputation for culinary wizardry. But what actually went on behind the scenes? What was the daily reality of life in the world's greatest kitchen?... more...

  • The Sorcerer's Apprenticesby Lisa Abend

    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 AdriÓ?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...

  • The Audacity of Hopsby Tom Acitelli

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide?there's... more...

  • The Empire of Teaby MacFarlane Alan; MacFarlane Iris

    Overlook 2009; US$ 9.99

    "[An] unfailingly informative history of tea... An absorbing read."- Kirkus From Darjeeling to Lapsang Souchon, from India to Japan-a fresh, concise, world-encompassing exploration of the way tea has shaped politics, culture, and the environment throughout history. From the fourth century BC in China, where it was used as an aid in Buddhist meditation,... more...

  • Pancakeby Ken Albala

    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... more...

  • Eating Right in the Renaissanceby Ken Albala

    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...

  • Food and Faith in Christian Cultureby Ken Albala; Trudy Eden

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Lost Art of Real Cookingby Ken Albala; Rosanna Nafziger Henderson

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 18.95

    Read Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger's blogs and view their pictures on the Penguin Community. It's time to take back the kitchen. It's time to unlock the pantry and break free from the shackles of ready-made, industrial food. It's time to cook supper. The Lost Art of Real Cooking heralds a new old- fashioned approach to food-laborious... more...

  • Hometown Appetitesby Kelly Alexander; Cynthia Harris

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    A rollicking biography of a pioneering American woman and one of our greatest culinary figures In Hometown Appetites , Kelly Alexander and Cynthia Harris come together to revive the legacy of the most important food writer you have never heard of. Clementine Paddleford was a Kansas farm girl who grew up to chronicle America?s culinary habits.... more...