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Bitter Brew

by William Knoedelseder

“Bitter Brew deftly chronicles the contentious succession of kings in a uniquely American dynasty. You’ll never crack open a six again without thinking of this book.”

—John Sayles, Director of Eight Men...


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...


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...


In-N-Out Burger

by Stacy Perman

“This book grills up an enjoyable read for both avid foodies and novice diners alike! Perman’s sneak peek into the fascinating history of In-N-Out is as good as the delicious burgers themselves.”

—Mario...


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...


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...


The Spirit of Gin: A Stirring Miscellany of the New Gin Revival

by Matt Teacher & Arrigo Cipriani

The ultimate guide to today’s exciting gin revival with a nod to the spirit’s rich history, featuring a comprehensive review of gin distilleries, ingredients and accoutrements, distilling methods, cocktail...


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...


Life Is a Banquet: A Food Lover's Treasury of Recipes, History, Tradition, and Feasts

by Edward Blom

Swedish television personality and food historian Edward Blom is a cook with a big personality and a big passion. This to his culinary kingdom! Blom’s expertise lies in the cultural history of food, and in...


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...


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...


The Search for Good Wine: From the Founding Fathers to the Modern Table

by John Hailman

One hundred amusing, practical essays on how to enjoy and afford good wines by the author of Thomas Jefferson on Wine


The Call of the Farm: An Unexpected Year of Getting Dirty, Home Cooking, and Finding Myself

by Rochelle Bilow

Rochelle Bilow, a classically trained cook and aspiring food writer, was nursing a broken heart and frustrated with her yet-to-take-off career when she set out to write a short profile of a small, sustainable...


Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food

by Nigel Slater

Britain's foremost food writer returns with a deliciously simple collection of over 600 ideas for satisfying meals that are quick and easy to get to the table.

In this little book of fast food, Britain's foremost...


French Roots: Two Cooks, Two Countries, and the Beautiful Food Along the Way

by Denise Lurton MoullÉ, Jean-Pierre MoullÉ & Patricia Unterman

A narratively rich cookbook of French and Californian recipes from longtime Chez Panisse executive chef Jean-Pierre Moulle and his wife, Denise Moulle.

 Jean-Pierre and Denise Moullé met on a street corner...