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  • The Omnivore's Dilemmaby Michael Pollan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.32

    One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food  and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with  The... more...

  • Cookedby Michael Pollan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    Michael Pollan, the bestselling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma , Food Rules, and How to Change Your Mind , explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen in Cooked .  Now a docu-series streaming on Netflix, starring Pollan as he explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exectuve... more...

  • Coffee - Philosophy for Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Scott F. Parker; Michael W. Austin; Donald Schoenholt

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95 US$ 19.50

    Offering philosophical insights into the popular morning brew, Coffee -- Philosophy for Everyone kick starts the day with an entertaining but critical discussion of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and culture of coffee. Matt Lounsbury of pioneering business Stumptown Coffee discusses just how good coffee can be Caffeine-related chapters... more...

  • Codby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.00

    An unexpected, energetic look at world history on sea and land from the bestselling author of Salt and The Basque History of the World Cod , Mark Kurlansky’s third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award , is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world history with this humble fish as its... more...

  • A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbookby Chelsea Monroe-Cassel; Sariann Lehrer; George R. R. Martin

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 12.82

    Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Wish you could split a lemon cake with Sansa Stark, scarf down a pork pie with the Night’s Watch, or indulge in honeyfingers with Daenerys Targaryen? George R. R. Martin’s bestselling saga A Song of Ice and Fire and the runaway hit HBO series Game of Thrones are renowned for bringing Westeros’s... more...

  • How America Eatsby Jennifer Jensen Wallach

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 30.00

    How America Eats traces American history through its collective stomach, demonstrating that changing ideas about what it means to be American can be seen through food choices and attitudes about eating. more...

  • The Campaign for Domestic Happinessby Isabella Beeton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    Firmly of the belief that a home should be run as an efficient military campaign, Mrs Beeton, the doyenne of English cookery, offers timeless tips on selecting cuts of meat, throwing a grand party and hosting a dinner, as well as giving suggestions on staff wages and the cost of each recipe. With such delicious English classics as rabbit pie, carrot... more...

  • Everlasting Syllabub and the Art of Carvingby Agnes Jekyll; Hannah Glasse

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    Writing for domestic servants in a conversational, accessible way, eighteenth-century housewife Hannah Glasse disapproved of French terminology and fussiness, instead favouring simple dishes that are still cooked today - a preference that has earned her the reputation of 'the first Domestic Goddess'. With recipes for rice pudding, beef rump, barbecued... more...

  • Appleby Erika Janik

    Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 17.00

    Gravenstein. Coe’s Golden Drop. Mendocino Cox. The names sound like something from the imagination of Tolkien or perhaps the ingredients in a dubious magical potion rather than what they are—varieties of apples. But as befits their enchanting names, apples have transfixed and beguiled humans for thousands of years.   Apple: A Global History... more...

  • Oliveby Fabrizia Lanza

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 17.00

    Olives are at once a mythical food—bringing to mind scenes from ancient Rome and the Bible—and an everyday food, given the ubiquity of olive oil in contemporary diets. In this succinct and engaging history, Fabrizia Lanza traces the olive’s roots from antiquity, when olive oil was exalted for ritual purposes and used to anoint kings and athletes,... more...