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  • New Art of Cookeryby Vicky Hayward

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 36.00

    New Art of Cookery explores Spanish food culture through a classic, 1745 friary cookbook that remixed the flavors and techniques of earlier local cuisines. This, the first English translation, sets the original book in its historical context and gives cooks’ guidelines to help readers enjoy the traditions, flavors and roots of real Spanish food.... more...

  • Absintheby Betina J. Wittels; T.A. Breaux

    Fulcrum Publishing 2017; US$ 23.99

    Take an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe. International in scope, Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir is a visually rich journey into an alluring subculture. Filled with color reproductions of classic and current lithographs, posters, cartoons, as well as photos of antiques, glassware, and other tools of the absinthe drinker, this... more...

  • Food in World Historyby Jeffrey M. Pilcher

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    The second edition of this concise survey offers a comparative and comprehensive study of culinary cultures and food politics throughout the world, from ancient times to the present day. It examines the long history of globalization of foods as well as the political, social, and environmental implications of our changing relationship with food, showing... more...

  • My Soul Looks Backby Jessica B. Harris

    Scribner 2017; US$ 25.00

    In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era—the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia. In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies, Jessica B. Harris debated, celebrated, and danced her way from... more...

  • A Field Guide to Whiskyby Hans Offringa

    Artisan 2017; US$ 14.95

    A Field Guide to Whisky is a one-stop guide for all the information a whisky enthusiast needs. With the whisky market booming all over the world, now is a perfect time for a comprehensive guide to this popular brown spirit. What are the basic ingredients in all whiskies? How does it get its flavor? Which big-name brands truly deserve their reputation?... more...

  • Food in the American Gilded Ageby Helen Zoe Veit

    Michigan State University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Food was incredibly diverse in post–Civil War America. It was an era of gross income inequality, and differences in diet reflected the deep disparities between upper and lower classes, as well as the expansion of a flourishing middle class. In this book, excerpts from a wide range of Gilded Age sources—from period cookbooks to advice manuals to dietary... more...

  • Discriminating Tasteby S. Margot Finn

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    A provocative look at contemporary food culture, Discriminating Taste critically examines cultural touchstones from Ratatouille to The Biggest Loser , identifying how “good food” is conflated with high status. Drawing historical parallels with the Gilded Age, Margot Finn argues that the rise of gourmet, ethnic, diet, and organic foods must be understood... more...

  • Food, Feasts, and Faith: An Encyclopedia of Food Culture in World Religions [2 volumes]by Paul Fieldhouse

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 189.00

    Why do Catholics eat fish on Fridays? Why are there retirement homes for aged cows in India? What culture holds ceremonies to welcome the first salmon? More than five billion people worldwide claim a religious identity that shapes the way they think about themselves, how they act, and what they eat. Food, Feasts, and Faith: An Encyclopedia of Food... more...

  • Honeyby Lucy Long

    Reaktion Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    Whether drizzled into our tea or spread atop our terms of endearment, there’s one thing that is always true about honey: it is sweet. As Lucy M. Long shows in this book, while honey is definitely the natural sweetener par excellence, it has a long history in our world as much more, serving in different settings as a food, tonic, medicine, and even... more...

  • Comfort Foodby Michael Owen Jones; Lucy M. Long

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    The perfect collection for anyone seeking to understand the cultural importance of comfort food more...