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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...


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...


Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Mea

by Margaret Visser

A staple of the food-writing genre that prefigured the current locavore and foodist movements by almost two decades, Margaret Visser’s Much Depends on Dinner is a delightful and intelligent history of the...


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...


Los Angeles Review of Books Digital Editions: Food and Drink

by Laurie Winer

This month’s Digital Edition serves up eight irresistible courses from LARB’s Food and Drink section. Including a taste of the dizzying heights of gourmandise in John McIntyre’s essay “Finer Dining Through...


Matza Lazar Recipes--Everything and More

by Kristina Dawn Lazar & Theda Mary Lazar

The very first cookbook formed from a centenarian's daily diet. My greatgrandfather George is the inspiration for this book. He lived to be over one hundred years old, always claiming the secret for such long...


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...


The Little Red Book of Kitchen Wisdom

by Nicole Frail, Matthew Magda & Kerri Frail

From Thomas Keller to Julia Child—hundreds of quotes that are sure to please anyone who loves to cook, bake, drink, and eat.

As American chef and food writer James Beard once said, "Food is our common ground,...


Closer to the Ground: An outdoor family's year on the water, in the woods and at the table

by Dylan Tomine, Nikki McClure & Thomas Mcguane

Closer to the Ground is the deeply personal story of a father learning to share his love of nature with his children, not through the indoor lens of words or pictures, but directly, palpably, by exploring the...


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...


Away from the Kitchen: Untold Stories, Private Menus, Guarded Recipes, and Insider Tips

by Dawn Blume Hawkes

Selected chefs from across the nation talk about their creative endeavors and passions-both inside and outside the kitchen-and offer up cherished personal breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert menus, many of...


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...


Turning the Tables: An Insider's Guide to Eating Out

by Leah Clifford & Steven A. Shaw

Award-winning food critic Steven A. Shaw (a.k.a. "The Fat Guy") can get a last-minute dinner reservation at the most popular hot spot in town. He knows how that flawless piece of fish reached your plate. He...


Scars of a Chef: The Searing Story of a Top Chef Marked Forever by the Grit and Grace of Life in the Kitchen

by Lisa Jackson, Rick Tramonto & John Folse

Rick Tramonto started as a high school dropout working at Wendy’s; he became one of the hottest celebrity chefs in the world. Yet his rise to culinary success was marked with tragedy, loss, and abandonment....


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...


Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins: A Memoir with Recipes

by Ellen Sweets & Lou Dubose

You probably knew Molly Ivins as an unabashed civil libertarian who used her rapier wit and good ole Texas horse sense to excoriate political figures she deemed unworthy of our trust and respect. But did you...


Seasons Among the Vines, New Edition:  Life Lessons from the California Wine Country and Paris 

by Paula Moulton

In this second edition of Seasons Among the Vines, Moulton details the adventures that ensue when she leaves her home in Sonoma to face the unknown in France. In Paris, she has not only the struggles of living...


Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories

by Grace Young

Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for International Cooking, this is the authoritative guide to stir-frying: the cooking technique that makes less seem like more, extends small amounts of food...


The Foie Gras Wars

by Mark Caro

In announcing that he had stopped serving the fattened livers of force-fed ducks and geese at his world-renowned restaurant, influential chef Charlie Trotter heaved a grenade into a simmering food fight, and...