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Periplus Mini Cookbooks: Delicious Hong Kong Style Recipes

by Cecilia Au-Yang

With its clear defined photos and easy to read recipes, Delicious Hong Kong Style Recipes contains everything you need to know to create over 30 delicious and authentic Hong Kong dishes. This cookbook contains...


The Food of Morocco: Authentic Recipes from the North African Coast

by Fatema Hal

Stunning location photography and a fascinating introduction to the culture of Morocco makes this book the perfect companion for your adventure into Moroccan cuisine.

This beautifully crafted Moroccan cookbook...


Portland: A Food Biography

by Heather Arndt Anderson

More than just food carts and microbrews, Portland has a story to tell. Its culinary history sings the song of the salmon-people, the pioneers and immigrants, each struggling to make this strange but inviting...


The Spirit of Gin

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...


Food on the Rails: The Golden Era of Railroad Dining

by Jeri Quinzio

Food on the Rails traces the rise and fall of food on the rails from its rocky start to its glory days to its sad demise. Looking at the foods, the service, the rail station restaurants, the menus, the dining...


Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits, and the Return of Artisanal Foods

by Suzanne Cope

Small Batch details the history and changing social implication of artisanal foods, from the days of early American settlers to the present explosion of small-batch and artisanal food businesses. Interviewing...


Canadians at Table: Food, Fellowship, and Folklore: A Culinary History of Canada

by Dorothy Duncan

Canadians at Table is an introduction to the diverse culinary history of Canada. We learn about the lessons of survival of the First Nations, the foods that fuelled the fur traders, and the adaptability of the...


Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

by Hervé This & Malcolm DeBevoise

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...


Eating Viet Nam

by Graham Holliday

A journalist and blogger takes us on a colorful and spicy gastronomic tour through Viet Nam in this entertaining, offbeat travel memoir, with a foreword by Anthony Bourdain.

 Growing up in a small town in northern...


Precious Cargo: How Foods From the Americas Changed The World

by David DeWitt

Precious Cargo tells the fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe and saved it from not only mass starvation, but culinary as well. Focusing heavily American foods—specifically...


The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

by Kara Newman

One morning while reading Barron’s, Kara Newman took note of a casual bit of advice offered by famed commodities trader Jim Rogers. “Buy breakfast,” he told investors, referring to the increasing value...


Brunch: A History

by Farha Ternikar

Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe....


Gastropolis: Food and New York City

by Jonathan Deutsch, Annie Hauck-Lawson & Michael Lomonaco

An irresistible sampling of the city's rich food heritage, Gastropolis explores the personal and historical relationship between New Yorkers and food. Beginning with the origins of New York's fusion cuisine,...


Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered

by Tod Davies

Today the kitchen, tomorrow the world!


The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen

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...


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...


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

by 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...


Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali

by Vivienne Kruger

Explore the exotic world of Balinese cooking—a cuisine dedicated to the gods and fueled by an aromatic array of fresh tropical island spices and ingredients!

In Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food...


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,...


Food and Drink: A Book of Quotations

by Susan L. Rattiner

Scores of humorous, frequently incisive remarks by famous writers, humorists, and celebrities, including W. K. Chesterton, W. C. Fields, Julia Child, Marilyn Monroe, George Bernard Shaw, Robert Morley, and many...