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Bitter Brew

by William Knoedelseder

The engrossing, often scandalous saga of one of the wealthiest, longest-lasting, and most colorful family dynasties in the history of American commerce—a cautionary tale about prosperity, profligacy, hubris,...


Joe: The Coffee Book

by Jonathan Rubinstein & Steve Pool

Through explanations of how exemplary coffee is produced (along with the actual brewing techniques used to create great coffee at home), this fully illustrated book will provide the reader with all of the tools...


Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking

by Simon Quellen Quellen Field

Exploring the scientific principles behind everyday recipes, this informative blend of lab book and cookbook reveals that cooks are actually chemists. Following or modifying recipes is shown to be an experiment...


Educating Peter: How I Taught a Famous Movie Critic the Difference Between Cabernet and Merlot or How Anybody Can Become an (Almost) Instant Wine Expe

by Lettie Teague

Lettie Teague knows wine. She has been the wine editor at Food & Wine magazine for almost a decade. The only question she is asked more than "Can you recommend a great wine for under $10?" -- great cheap white:...


An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace

by Tamar Adler & Alice Waters

Reviving the inspiring message of M. F. K. Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf— written in 1942 during wartime shortages—An Everlasting Meal shows that cooking is the path to better eating.

Through the insightful...


In-N-Out Burger

by Stacy Perman

The untold story of the renegade burger chain that evokes a passionate following unlike any other

In fast-food corporate America, In-N-Out Burger stands apart. Begun in a tiny shack in the shadow of World War...


Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal

by Jennifer McLagan

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the author’s award-winning Bones and Fat, Odd Bits features over 100 recipes devoted to the “rest of the animal,” those under-appreciated but incredibly flavorful and...


The New American Cooking

by Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan, the author of Jewish Cooking in America, An American Folklife Cookbook, and many other treasured cookbooks, now gives us a fabulous feast of new American recipes and the stories behind them that...


Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America

by Jonathan Dixon

Millions of people fantasize about leaving their old lives behind, enrolling in cooking school, and training to become a chef. But for those who make the decision, the difference between the dream and reality...


A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home

by Martha Hall Foose

In the highly anticipated follow-up to her bestselling Screen Doors & Sweet Tea, Martha Hall Foose shares recipes and stories that are even closer to her home and heart.

A Southerly Course delves deep into...


How to Eat a Small Country

Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 800 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More

by Jane Stern & Michael Stern

For road warriors and armchair epicures alike, the seventh edition of Roadfood is the key to finding some of the tastiest treasures in the United States. The indispensable companion for savvy travelers nationwide,...


Foodways and Daily Life in Medieval Anatolia: A New Social History

by Nicolas Trépanier

Byzantine rule over Anatolia ended in the eleventh century, leaving the population and its Turkish rulers to build social and economic institutions throughout the region. The emerging Anatolian society comprised...


Cooking for Gracie: The Making of a Parent from Scratch

by Keith Dixon

A touching, insightful and uplifting memoir, complete with more than 40 recipes, that recounts a year in the life of a new parent learning to cook for three.

Keith Dixon’s passion was cooking. For years, he...


A Curious History of Food and Drink

by Ian Crofton

Ever wondered where noodles came from? How Worcester Sauce was invented? Or even who the "Cucumber King of Burma" was? Beginning with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, through to the dangerous blowfish...


The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites

by Libby H O'Connell

"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with often intriguing facts."-Kirkus

From the chief historian at HISTORY® comes a rich chronicle of the evolution of American cuisine and culture, from before...


Table Talk

by A. A. Gill

A.A. Gill knows food, and loves food. A meal is never just a meal. It has a past, a history, connotations. It is a metaphor for life. A.A. Gill delights in decoding what lies behind the food on our plates: famously,...


Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People

by Linda Civitello

An illuminating account of how history shapes our diets—now in a new revised and updated Third Edition

Why did the ancient Romans believe cinnamon grew in swamps guarded by giant killer bats? How did African...


The History of Salt

by Evan Martlett Boddy

HOW frequently it happens that those natural productions with which we are to a certain extent superficially familiar, are to a great many not only uninteresting, but are regarded as subjects more or less beneath...


Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

by Hervé|DeBevoise, Malcolm This

Note-by-Note Cooking is a landmark in the annals of gastronomy, liberating cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has...