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  • The Wines of Argentina, Chile and Latin Americaby Christopher Fielden

    Octopus 2003; US$ 12.99

    After Europe, Latin America is one of the major wine producing areas of the world, yet very little has been written about its wines. This title follows the transformation of winemaking in these countries, examines in detail each of the wine-growing areas, and explains how these now extremely popular wines were, until relatively recently, more or less... more...

  • The Wines of the South of Franceby Rosemary George

    Octopus 2003; US$ 12.99

    Known traditionally for its dramatic landscapes, the South of France is becoming one of the most vibrant and exciting of French vineyard areas. Every key wine area is covered from Banyuls on the Spanish border to the island of Corsica. The key wine producers and their wines are featured, with details of the regions, laws and grape varieties. The author... more...

  • Clara's Kitchenby Clara Cannucciari; Christopher Cannucciari

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    YouTube® sensation Clara Cannucciari shares her treasured recipes and commonsense wisdom in a heartwarming remembrance of the Great Depression Clara Cannucciari is a 94 year-old internet sensation. Her YouTube® Great Depression Cooking videos have an army of devoted followers. In Clara's Kitchen , she gives readers words of wisdom to... more...

  • Recipes from the White Hart Innby William Verrall

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    William Verral, the redoubtable eighteenth-century landlord of the White Hart Inn in Lewes, Sussex, trained under a continental chef and was determined to introduce the 'modern and best French cookery' to his customers. Gently mocking Englishmen who eat plain mutton chops or only possess one frying-pan, he gives enthusiastic advice on must-have kitchen... more...

  • Notes from Madrasby Arthur Robert Kenney-Herbert 'Wyvern'

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    Colonel Wyvern, stationed with the army in Madras during the height of British imperial rule, opened a cookery school upon his return to England and was a passionate enthusiast for both European and Indian cuisine. In these vivid, common-sense and entertaining writings, he gives advice on re-creating French classics in the steaming heat; describes... more...

  • The Elegant Economistby Eliza Acton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    Before Mrs Beeton there was Eliza Acton, whose crisp, clear, simple style and foolproof instructions established the format for modern cookery writing, leading to her being called 'the best writer of recipes in the English language' by Delia Smith. Including such English classics as suet pudding, raspberry jam, lemonade and 'superlative mincemeat'... more...

  • A Middle Eastern Feastby Claudia Roden

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment - and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen. more...

  • Sweet Toothby Kate Hopkins

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 6.79

    A cultural history of candy-how it evolved from medicine and a luxury to today's Kit Kat bars and M&M's Told through the Kate Hopkins' travels in Europe and the U.S ., Sweet Tooth is a first-hand account of her obsession with candy and a detailed look at its history and development. The sugary treats we enjoy today have a prominent past entertaining... more...

  • Champagneby Becky Sue Epstein

    Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 17.00

    From the smash of a bottle on the side of a new ship to the pop of the cork at a New Year’s Eve party champagne signals celebration, fun, and camaraderie all over the world. Bubbly, as we affectionately call it, is a symbol of luxury and decadence and the go-to drink whenever there is an important toast. This history from Becky Sue Epstein is a celebration... more...

  • A Carafe of Redby Gerald Asher

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Every wine has a story. In this collection of elegantly written essays from the past thirty years, updated with a new introduction and endnotes, renowned author Gerald Asher informs wine enthusiasts with insightful, engrossing accounts of wines from Europe and America that offer just as much for those who simply enjoy vivid evocations of people and... more...