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  • Contraband Cocktailsby Paul Dickson

    Melville House 2016; US$ 19.95

    Americans weren?t supposed to drink during Prohibition?but that?s exactly when ?cocktail culture? came roaring to life. The Bloody Mary, sleek cocktail shakers, craft mixology, and hundreds of other essentials of modern drinking owe their origins to the Dry Years.   In Contraband Cocktails , Paul Dickson leads us on a fascinating tour of those... more...

  • From Tea Cakes to Tamalesby Nola McKey; Cora F. McKown

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Join journalist-turned-culinary historian Nola McKey on a Texas journey as she explores the state?s foodways through heirloom recipes. In this collection of more than one hundred third-generation (and older) recipes, Texans share not only the delicious dishes they inherited from their ancestors but the stories and traditions that accompany them. With... more...

  • Dining with Leaders, Rebels, Heroes, and Outlawsby Fiona Ross

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    From JFK and Margaret Thatcher, to Charles Darwin and Fidel Castro, the lives of leaders, rebels, heroes, and outlaws continue to fascinate us. But like everyone else, these figures had their favorite foods. This journey into the preferred meals and snacks of various historical figures offers a peek at an oft-forgotten aspect of their lives. more...

  • Devouredby Sophie Egan

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    A provocative look at how and what Americans eat and why?a flavorful blend of The Omnivore?s Dilemma, Salt Sugar Fat, and Freakonomics that reveals how the way we live shapes the way we eat. Food writer and Culinary Institute of America program director Sophie Egan takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the American food psyche, examining... more...

  • Food in the Gilded Ageby Robert Dirks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    The Gilded Age is renowned for the excesses of the robber barons and tycoons. The lavishness of their tables impressed contemporaries and historians alike. But what about the eating habits of ordinary Americans at the time? Robert Dirks answers that question by peering through the lens of what then was a newly emerging science of nutrition. more...

  • Sweet as Sinby Susan Benjamin

    Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    READERS WITH AN INTEREST IN THE HISTORY OF FOOD AND AMERICANA WILL SAVOR THIS CULTURAL HISTORY There?s more to candy than its sugary taste. As this book shows, candy has a remarkable history, most of it sweet, some of it bitter. The author, a food historian and candy expert, tells the whole story?from the harvesting of the marshmallow plant... more...

  • Bituteby Gastón Acurio; Javier Masías

    Telefónica del Perú S.A.A. 2016; US$ 0.00

    La historia del sabor de Lima se ha ido escribiendo en paralelo a la del Perú. De la historia del Perú nos acordamos, pero pareciera por momentos que nos hemos olvidado de la de nuestras cocinas. Este proyecto busca rescatar y poner en valor el inmenso patrimonio que representan cinco siglos de recetarios, así como reivindicar el origen humilde y... more...

  • Kansas Cityby Andrea L. Broomfield

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    Barbecue, fried chicken, chili, and steak: these foods immediately call to mind Kansas City?s reputation for fantastic cuisine. This food biography tells the story of how geography, politics, arts, race, and culture came together to create these iconic foods and fuel a Kansas City food renaissance that is now finding renewed popularity and acclaim.... more...

  • 100 Million Years of Foodby Stephen Le

    Picador 2016; US$ 26.99

    A fascinating tour through the evolution of the human diet, and how we can improve our health by understanding our complicated history with food. There are few areas of modern life that are burdened by as much information and advice, often contradictory, as our diet and health: eat a lot of meat, eat no meat; whole-grains are healthy, whole-grains... more...

  • Tandoori Chicken in Delhiby Madhur Jaffrey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Before she was a seven-time James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, or a Berlinale star, Madhur Jaffrey was a little girl growing up in an India in transition. In this selection from her acclaimed autobiography, Climbing the Mango Trees, she shares her food memories from one of the most turbulent times in... more...