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  • Brunchby Farha Ternikar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • Locavore's Handbookby Leda Meredith; Sandor Ellix Katz

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 12.99

    These days, nearly everyone wants to eat green and local, but tight schedules and even tighter budgets can make it seem like an unattainable goal.  The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget is here to help, as author Leda Meredith guides readers to incorporate locally grown foods into their own meals with practical,... more...

  • How to Start a Home-Based Event Planning Businessby Jill S. Moran

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    All How to Start a Home-Based Business books include: 1. So You Want to Start an Event-Planning Business? 2. The Home Office 3. Developing Your Business 4. Dollars and Sense 5. Marketing Your Services 6. Developing a Team 7. Legal and Ethical Issues 8. Planning Basics: The Event Process from Proposal to Follow-Up 9. Social Celebrations:... more...

  • Inked: Tattoos and Body Art around the Worldby Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 189.00

    In the 1960s, tattooing was illegal in many parts of the United States. Today, tattooing is fully ingrained in mainstream culture and is estimated to be a multi-billion-dollar industry. This exhaustive work contains approximately 400 entries on tattooing, providing historical information that enables readers to fully understand the methods employed,... more...

  • Gastronomyby Vijay Ganji; Claire Seaman; Bernie Quinn

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    It is perhaps timely that this special edition of Gastronomy appears now. In recent years many issues have come further to public conscience in relation to our consumption of food and drink across the world. Our use and abuse of our resources have hit headlines around the world and at last there is perhaps the stirrings of unitary effort to try and... more...

  • Foodiesby Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ?hole in the wall? ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source... more...

  • Funeral Festivals in Americaby Jacqueline S. Thursby

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    When Evelyn Waugh wrote The Loved One (1948) as a satire of the elaborate preparations and memorialization of the dead taking place in his time, he had no way of knowing how extraordinarily creative and technical human funerary practices would become. Jacqueline S. Thursby explores how modern American funerals and their accompanying rituals seem meant... more...

  • Food in the Air and Spaceby Richard Foss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 24.99

    This book explores the history of food in flight from hydrogen balloons to the space station: what was served, how and why; the problems with heating, cooling, and serving technology; logistics; overcoming cultural barriers; and the effect of altitude on our senses of taste and smell. more...

  • Taste or Tabooby Michael Beer

    Marion Boyars 2010; US$ 17.50

    This book looks at the way in which food was employed in Greek and Roman literature to impart identity, whether social, individual, religious or ethnic. In many instances these markers are laid down in the way that foods were restricted, in other words by looking at the negatives instead of the positives of what was consumed. Michael Beer looks at... more...

  • To Live and Dine in Dixieby Angela Jill Cooley

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    This book explores the changing food culture of the urban American South during the Jim Crow era by examining how race, ethnicity, class, and gender contributed to the development and maintenance of racial segregation in public eating places. Focusing primarily on the 1900s to the 1960s, Angela Jill Cooley identifies the cultural differences between... more...