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The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen: Classic Family Recipes for Celebration and Healing

by Grace Young & Alan Richardson

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, with its 150 recipes culled from a lifetime of family meals and culinary instruction, is much more than a cookbook. It is a daughter's tribute -- a collection of personal memories...


Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America

by Victorino Matus

Vodka began as rotgut medicine in Medieval Russia, but this neutral grain alcohol has become our uncontested king of spirits, with over 1,000 brands fighting for market share. But it wasn’t always thus. For...


The Perfect Keg: Sowing, Scything, Malting and Brewing My Way to the Best-Ever Pint of Beer

by Ian Coutts

The perfect keg. Filled with perfect beer. A symphony of flavors in the mouth. The right blend of sweet and bitter. The fluid in that keg represents a year’s work. Actually brewing it took a few weeks. But...


The Dessert Book

by Duncan Hines, Louis Hatchett & Michael Stern

Kentucky native and national tastemaker Duncan Hines (1880--1959) published his first cookbook, Adventures in Good Cooking, in 1939 at the age of 59. This best-selling collection featured recipes from select...


Adventures in Good Cooking

by Duncan Hines, Louis Hatchett & Michael Stern

Kentucky native and national tastemaker Duncan Hines (1880--1959) published his first cookbook, Adventures in Good Cooking, in 1939 at the age of fifty-nine. This best-selling collection featured recipes from...


Duncan Hines: How a Traveling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food

by Louis Hatchett & Michael Stern

Duncan Hines (1880--1959) may be best known for the cake mixes, baked goods, and bread products that bear his name, but most people forget that he was a real person and not just a fictitious figure invented...


Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered

by Tod Davies

Today the kitchen, tomorrow the world!


Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World

by Julie Angus

When Julie Angus visits her relatives in Syria, where they continue a centuries-old tradition of making olive oil, she understands that the olive is at the very core of who they are. Her curiosity piqued, she...


Breadlines Knee-Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression

by Janet Poppendieck

At no time during the Great Depression was the contradiction between agriculture surplus and widespread hunger more wrenchingly graphic than in the government's attempt to raise pork prices through the mass...


My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories

by David Lebovitz

A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way modern Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris...


My Usual Table

by Colman Andrews

A vivid portrait of a life lived in food, from renowned food writer and critic Colman Andrews, a founding editor of Saveur, James Beard award winner, and author of the classic cookbooks Catalan Cuisine and The...


Harvest: Field Notes from a Far-Flung Pursuit of Real Food

by Max Watman

Max Watman’s compulsively readable memoir of his dogged quest to craft meals from scratch. After an epiphany caused by a harrowing bite into a pink-slime burger, Max Watman resolves to hunt, fish, bake, butcher,...


The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Revival

by Alexe Van Beuren & Dixie Grimes

Locals go to the B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery in Water Valley, Mississippi, for its Skillet Biscuits and Sausage Gravy breakfasts, made-to-order chicken salad and spicy Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese sandwiches, and...


Edwardian Cooking: The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook

by Larry Edwards

The PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey has taken the world by storm. With 80 delicious recipes, this cookbook celebrates the phenomenal success of the series and the culinary wonders enjoyed by the aristocracy...


Lunch: A History

by Megan Elias

This six-continent survey of the history, customs, and representations of the midday meal explains

  • who eats what for lunch;
  • where and when they eat it;
  • and what it means in the larger cultural context.

The first...


Charlemagne's Tablecloth

by Nichola Fletcher

Feasts, banquets, and grand dinners have always played a vital role in our lives. They oil the wheels of diplomacy, smooth the paths of the ambitious, and spread joy at family celebrations. They lift the spirits,...


Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-To-Table Meal

by Kurt Timmermeister

The story of a feast two years in the making, from the farmer who harvested the vegetables, raised the animals, and prepared the meal. In Growing a Farmer, Kurt Timmermeister recounted the toil and joy of wrestling...


The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

by Thomas O. Höllmann & Karen Margolis

World-renowned sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann tracks the growth of Chinese food culture from the earliest burial rituals to today’s Western fast food restaurants, detailing the cuisine’s geographical variations...


To the Bone

by Paul Liebrandt, Andrew Friedman & Heston Blumenthal

What defines a chef?

Despite the glamour attached to the profession today, a successful life in the kitchen is determined more by sacrifice than stardom, demanding a dedication bordering on obsession, all in...


Recipes from an Edwardian Country House: A Stately English Home Shares Its Classic Tastes

by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

In this sumptuous cookbook, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall takes us on a nostalgic culinary pilgrimage, rediscovering classic recipes from the Edwardian kitchen. With delicious dishes, adapted with today’s kitchen...