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  • Cuisine and Empireby Rachel Laudan

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world?s great cuisines?from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present?in this superbly researched book. Probing beneath the apparent confusion of dozens of cuisines to reveal the underlying simplicity of the culinary family tree, she shows how periodic... more...

  • From Canton Restaurant to Panda Expressby Haiming Liu

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Historian Haiming Liu takes readers on a compelling journey from the California Gold Rush to the present, letting us witness both the profusion of Chinese restaurants across the United States and the evolution of many distinct American-Chinese iconic dishes from chop suey to General Tso?s chicken. Along the way, historian Haiming Liu explains how... more...

  • Pastrami on Ryeby Ted Merwin

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 21.50

    Winner, 2015 National Jewish Book Award presented by the Jewish Book Council For much of the twentieth century, the New York Jewish deli was an iconic institution in both Jewish and American life. As a social space it rivaled?and in some ways surpassed?the synagogue as the primary gathering place for the Jewish community. In popular culture it... more...

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