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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • King Solomon's Tableby Joan Nathan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 35.00

    From the James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author and authority: a definitive compendium of Jewish recipes from around the globe and across the ages. Driven by a passion for discovery, the biblical King Solomon is said to have sent emissaries on land and sea to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of... more...

  • Tasting Beer, 2nd Editionby Randy Mosher; Ray Daniels; Sam Calagione

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2017; US$ 15.95

    This best-selling classic is completely updated, with guidance on developing your senses and reading subtle cues to be a skilled taster. New sections on beer-and-food pairings, craft beer trends, beer cocktails, and more accompany in-depth descriptions of today?s beer styles. more...

  • As Long As We Both Shall Eatby Claire Stewart

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.00

    Who doesn?t love a good wedding? And the food! This book reveals the story behind everything from bridal showers to bachelor parties, from engagements to honeymoons; the author provides a tour through the food customs that bring wedding celebrations to life. more...

  • Food on Footby Demet Güzey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 36.00

    Food is a defining part of any walk, through ice or sand, high mountains or deep valleys, in new continents or on well-trodden trails. This book explores why we eat when we walk, as well as what we eat and how . Across geographies, the type of walk determines the food we eat, and more remarkably, food we eat represents the type of walkers... more...