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History

  • Inventing Baby Foodby Amy Bentley

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Food consumption is a significant and complex social activity?and what a society chooses to feed its children reveals much about its tastes and ideas regarding health. In this groundbreaking historical work, Amy Bentley explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy and influenced the evolution of parental and... more...

  • Bitterby Jennifer Mclagan

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending topic: bitterness.   What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They?re bitter. While some culinary cultures, such as in Italy and parts of Asia, have an inherent... more...

  • Barbecueby Tim Miller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Barbecue: A History examines barbecue's history and place in American society using both historical and contemporary sources. The book examines all aspects of barbecue?both outdoor grilling and traditional slow cooking; restaurant and home cooking; international barbecue; specific foods; and the idea of the barbecue as a gathering. more...

  • Eating For Victoryby Various Authors

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 6.99

    The period of wartime food rationing is now regarded as a time when the nation was at its healthiest. Food rationing was introduced in January 1940 after food shipments were attacked by German U-boat 'Wolf Packs'.The first food items to be rationed were butter, sugar, bacon and ham, with restrictions also placed on meat, fish, jam, biscuits, cheese,... more...

  • Our Founding Foodsby Jane Tennant

    Willow Creek Press, Inc. 2014; US$ 8.48

    American cuisine has absorbed the best and brightest of every culture world wide, and it all began in the early cookbooks of the eighteenth century. Martha Washington, for instance, our first First Lady, was America's earliest celebrity chef. Her recipe collection was a beloved family heirloom, lent out to friends one receipt at a time. Others followed.... more...

  • Agrarian Dreamsby Julie Guthman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this groundbreaking study of organic farming, Julie Guthman challenges accepted wisdom about organic food and agriculture in the Golden State. Many continue to believe that small-scale organic farming is the answer to our environmental and health problems, but Guthman refutes popular portrayals that pit "small organic" against "big organic" and... more...

  • Brunchby Farha Ternikar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. This volume examines and explores how brunch has evolved historically, developed cross-culturally, and claimed its place in popular culture.... more...

  • Word of Mouthby Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Today, more than ever, talking about food improves the eating of it. Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson argues that conversation can even trump consumption. Where many works look at the production, preparation, and consumption of food, Word of Mouth captures the language that explains culinary practices. Explanation is more than an elaboration here: how... more...

  • Food In Englandby Dorothy Hartley

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 49.09

    A fascinating cookery source-book full of recipes, anecdotes, household hints and history that is now recognised as a culinary classic. more...

  • Food In Englandby Dorothy Hartley

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    A fascinating cookery source-book full of recipes, anecdotes, household hints and history that is now recognised as a culinary classic. more...