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  • The World on a Plateby Mina Holland

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 20.00

    Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes. Best Culinary Travel Book (U.K.), Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Finalist for the Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award ?When we eat, we travel.? So begins this irresistible tour of the cuisines of the world, revealing what people... more...

  • Cocinarby Anónimo

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 3.68

    Según la revista Time, Michael Pollan es una de las personas más influyentes del mundo. Activista, autor de varios bestsellers y profesor de periodismo, en este maravilloso libro explica que el interés por la gastronomía es inversamente proporcional al tiempo y a la energía que la gente dedica al acto de cocinar, una tarea que se delega cada vez más... more...

  • New York in a Dozen Dishesby Robert Sietsema

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 22.00

    In thirteen essays (a baker's dozen) covering distinctive dishes from a cross-section of New York City's cultural makeup, veteran food journalist Robert Sietsema explores how foods from around the world arrived, commingled, and became part of the city?s culinary identity. Sietsema writes from personal experience as a restaurant critic eating in thousands... more...

  • The Good Cook's Book of Mustardby Michele Anna Jordan; Madeleine Kamman; Liza Gershman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    “Some single, simple things, like mustard, have a wealth of history and a path of stories, usually known only to a few. . . . Even if you don?t think you?re interested in mustard, after reading this delightful book, you will be!? —Deborah Madison, The Savory Way The sharp, bright taste of mustard has been used to enhance food for centuries, and... more...

  • Bourbon Empireby Reid Mitenbuler

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    ?An illuminating, well-paced narrative that will interest students and imbibers of the wee drap, American-style.?? Kirkus   ?Mitenbuler?s prose is relaxed and mellow with a shot of wry; his entertaining, loose-limbed narrative revels in the colorful characters and droll hypocrisies of capitalism at its booziest.?? Publishers Weekly  ? Bourbon... more...

  • Biscuitsby Jackie Garvin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    From the kitchens of our grandmothers to present-day biscuit-only shops, this sweet and savory food has come a long way in American culture. More than four hundred years ago, explorers of the New World carried a biscuit known as hardtack on their voyages. Hardtack was made from flour, water, and sometimes salt and was sturdy and long lasting, making... more...

  • Lesser Beastsby Mark Essig

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 27.50

    Unlike other barnyard animals, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: meat. Incredibly efficient at converting almost any organic matter into nourishing, delectable protein, swine are nothing short of a gastronomic godsend—yet their flesh is banned in many cultures, and the animals themselves are maligned... more...

  • Tasting French Terroirby Thomas Parker

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    This book explores the origins and significance of the French concept of terroir, demonstrating that the way the French eat their food and drink their wine today derives from a cultural mythology that developed between the Renaissance and the Revolution. Through close readings and an examination of little-known texts from diverse disciplines, Thomas... more...

  • The Art of American Whiskeyby Noah Rothbaum

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 19.99

    A visual history of American whiskey, as told through hundreds of whiskey bottle labels, from early, pre-Prohibition-era days to the present. Just as wine is to the French or beer is to the Germans, whiskey--especially bourbon and rye--is  an integral part of the history and culture of the United States. The Art of American Whiskey traces the... more...

  • Dumplingsby Barbara Gallani

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00

    From gnocchi to pierogi to wonton , the dumpling has become synonymous with comfort food around the world. Whether stuffed or unfilled, steamed or boiled, many countries have their own version of the dish. In this book, Barbara Gallani looks at the differences and similarities between the ways dumplings are prepared in a variety of cultures,... more...