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  • Quinceaneraby Ilan Stavans

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    This volume compiled by Ilan Stavans examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quinceañera celebration's growing social importance to in the Latino community, particularly in the United States. The essays explore the quinceañera and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quinceañera received no formal... 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...

  • Eating the Platesby Lucille Recht Penner

    Aladdin 2008; Not Available

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • The Medieval Cookby Bridget Ann Henisch

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86

    Stylish and racy... An excellent book and a delight to read, written with panache and entirely convincing.' Professor PETER COSS, Cardiff University. This book takes us into the world of the medieval cook, from the chefs in the great medieval courts and aristocratic households catering for huge feasts, to the peasant wife attempting to feed her family... more...

  • Palermo Sicily & Its Surroundingsby Joanne Lane

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    This is a guide to all aspects of Palermo and its surroundings: where to stay and eat, what to see and do, how to get around. The island of Sicily is like another world compared to the rest of Italy - only three km away over the Messina Straits. And in fact the people proclaim themselves Sicilians first, with distinct differences in language, culture,... more...

  • San Juan Puerto Rico & Its Environsby Kurt Pitzer

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    San Juan is the oldest city in US territory, and the second-oldest in the Americas, and stakes its claim as the cultural and economic hub of the Caribbean. With high-end designer and jewelry shops, more than 30 limousine services in the phone book and more banks than you would want to count, it displays all the trappings of the wealthiest large city... more...

  • The Umbrella Unfurledby Nigel Rodgers

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    A delightful illustrated history of the umbrella?protector against rain and sun, weapon, and fashion accessory   Culturally ubiquitous and multi-functional, the umbrella comes in many colors, shapes, and sizes, and its significance in different forms and throughout time is explored here. Its use in the ancient cultures of Egypt is discussed, where... more...

  • It's All Going Terribly Wrongby Michael Parker

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Who would have guessed in the 1960s that Michael Parker, a typical young British Army officer, would turn into one of the most remarkable international showmen of his generation?  This book is a wonderfully funny account of the many different events he has staged in Europe, America, and the Middle East. Amongst these are the launch of twin ships in... more...

  • Stirring the Potby James C. McCann

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    Africa's art of cooking is a key part of its history. All toooften Africa is associated with famine, but in Stirring the Pot , James C. McCann describes how the ingredients, the practices,and the varied tastes of African cuisine comprise a body of historically gendered knowledge practiced and perfected in householdsacross diverse human and ecological... more...

  • Tombs of the Great Leadersby Gwendolyn Leick

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 40.00

     A visit to Ankara, Turkey, would include a trip to Anitkabir, the burial site of Turkey’s founder and first president, Ataturk. The massive stone building houses numerous sculptures and a large ceremonial plaza and is surrounded by an elaborate park. Ataturk is far from the only former leader to be remembered by such decorative means. Since... more...