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Product Description: Research on European food culture has expanded substantially in recent years, telling us more about food preparation, ingredients, feasting and fasting rituals, and the social and cultural connotations of food.At the First Table demonstrates the ways in which early modern Spaniards used food as a mechanism for the performance of social identity...read more

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9780803290815 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Research on European food culture has expanded substantially in recent years, telling us more about food preparation, ingredients, feasting and fasting rituals, and the social and cultural connotations of food.

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9781445648743 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, November 19, 2015, cover price $34.95

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9781445660400 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, January 31, 2017), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: As one world vanishes, another takes its place. The objects we collect are a record of the past, and of these objects, the least recorded are often the ones we all take for granted. Antique and vintage kitchenalia can tell us so many stories about Britain’s culinary, scientific and innovative past...read more

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9781445657516 | Amberley Pub Plc, November 30, 2016, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: As one world vanishes, another takes its place.

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Product Description: Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food―they serve a political purpose. In the kitchen, around the table, and in the dining room, these films use cooking and eating to explore such themes as ideological pluralism, ethnic and racial acceptance, gender equality, and class flexibility―but not as progressively as you might think...read more

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9780231172509 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food―they serve a political purpose.

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9780231172516 | Reprint edition (Columbia Univ Pr, November 22, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food―they serve a political purpose.

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Product Description: The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales celebrates the best of British cuisine old and new. Drawing on a vast number of sources, both historical and modern, the book includes more than 150 recipes, from traditional regional specialties to modern gastropub reinventions of rustic fare...read more
By Christopher Hirsheimer (photographer)

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9781419722233 | Harry N Abrams Inc, November 15, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales celebrates the best of British cuisine old and new.

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A glorious survey of food writing from the classical world to the present.Edited by influential literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert and award-winning restaurant critic and professor of English Roger Porter, Eating Words gathers food writing of literary distinction and vast historical sweep into one groundbreaking volume. Beginning with the taboos of the Old Testament and the tastes of ancient Rome, and including travel essays, polemics, memoirs, and poems, the book is divided into sections such as “Food Writing Through History,” “At the Family Hearth,” “Hunger Games: The Delight and Dread of Eating,” “Kitchen Practices,” and “Food Politics.”Selections from writings by Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain, Bill Buford, Michael Pollan, Molly O’Neill, Calvin Trillin, and Adam Gopnik, along with works by authors not usually associated with gastronomy―Maxine Hong Kingston, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Hemingway, Chekhov, and David Foster Wallace―enliven and enrich this comprehensive anthology. “We are living in the golden age of food writing,” proclaims Ruth Reichl in her preface to this savory banquet of literature, a must-have for any food lover. Eating Words shows how right she is. ---
By Sandra M. Gilbert (editor), Roger J. Porter (editor) and Ruth Reichl (foreword by)

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9780393239843 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 26, 2015), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A glorious survey of food writing from the classical world to the present.

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9780393353518 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, November 22, 2016), cover price $19.95 | also contains Eating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing

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By Ruth Reichl (foreword by)

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9780393353518 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, November 22, 2016), cover price $19.95 | also contains Eating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing

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Product Description: “Edifying from every point of view--historical, cultural, and culinary.” —David Tanis, author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes  It’s a culinary catalyst, an agent of change, a gastronomic rock star. Ubiquitous in the world’s most fabulous cuisines, butter is boss...read more

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9781616203641 | Algonquin Books, November 15, 2016, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: “Edifying from every point of view--historical, cultural, and culinary.

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Product Description: A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom...read more

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9780062379290 | Amistad Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.

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From the sacred fudge served to India’s gods to the ephemeral baklava of Istanbul’s harems, the towering sugar creations of Renaissance Italy, and the exotically scented macarons of twenty-first century Paris, the world’s confectionary arts have not only mirrored social, technological, and political revolutions, they have also, in many ways, been in their vanguard. Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert captures the stories of sweet makers past and present from India, the Middle East, Italy, France, Vienna, and the United States, as author Michael Krondl meets with confectioners around the globe, savoring and exploring the dessert icons of each tradition. Readers will be tantalized by the rich history of each region’s unforgettable desserts and tempted to try their own hand at a time-honored recipe. A fascinating and rewarding read for any lover of sugar, butter, and cream, Sweet Invention embraces the pleasures of dessert while unveiling the secular, metaphysical, and even sexual uses that societies have found for it.

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9781556529542 | Chicago Review Pr, October 1, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: From the sacred fudge served to India’s gods to the ephemeral baklava of Istanbul’s harems, the towering sugar creations of Renaissance Italy, and the exotically scented macarons of twenty-first century Paris, the world’s confectionary arts have not only mirrored social, technological, and political revolutions, they have also, in many ways, been in their vanguard.

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9781613736555 | Reprint edition (Chicago Review Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $16.99

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Product Description: Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply...read more

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9780061581083 | Harperone, October 25, 2016, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply.

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9781504645164 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 10, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them.

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Product Description: Southern food is America’s quintessential cuisine. From creamy grits to simmering pots of beans and greens, we think we know how these classic foods should taste. Yet the southern food we eat today tastes almost nothing like the dishes our ancestors enjoyed, because the varied crops and livestock that originally defined this cuisine have largely disappeared...read more

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9780226141114 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 23, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Southern food is America’s quintessential cuisine.

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9780226422022, titled "Southern Provisions: The Creation and Revival of a Cuisine" | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 26, 2016), cover price $19.00 | also contains Southern Provisions: The Creation and Revival of a Cuisine | About this edition: Southern food is America’s quintessential cuisine.

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Product Description: Southern food is America’s quintessential cuisine. From creamy grits to simmering pots of beans and greens, we think we know how these classic foods should taste. Yet the southern food we eat today tastes almost nothing like the dishes our ancestors enjoyed, because the varied crops and livestock that originally defined this cuisine have largely disappeared...read more

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9780226422022 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 26, 2016), cover price $19.00 | also contains Southern Provisions: The Creation & Revival of a Cuisine | About this edition: Southern food is America’s quintessential cuisine.

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Product Description: An extremely stylish illustrated encyclopedia of herbs designed to enrich our understanding of all their uses, from cooking to medicine―an ideal gift and a must-have for your own kitchenHerbs are all about living well, from enriching a meal to treating an illness...read more

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9780500518939 | Thames & Hudson, October 18, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An extremely stylish illustrated encyclopedia of herbs designed to enrich our understanding of all their uses, from cooking to medicine―an ideal gift and a must-have for your own kitchenHerbs are all about living well, from enriching a meal to treating an illness.

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Product Description: Dining with the Rich and Royal is a marvelous journey into the gastronomic peccadilloes of the great, the good, and the not-so-good. When the world is at your feet, what is on your table? Dining with the Rich and Royal serves up the glamour of the jet set on a plate, from the silver spoon to the last Kleenex wipe...read more

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9781442252271 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2016, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Dining with the Rich and Royal is a marvelous journey into the gastronomic peccadilloes of the great, the good, and the not-so-good.

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Product Description: Smithsonian Magazine: One of the  "Best Books About Food of 2016"Once and for all, America learns the likely inventor of its beloved bourbon.Bourbon is not just alcohol -- this amber-colored drink is deeply ingrained in American culture and tangled in American history...read more

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9780760351727 | Voyageur Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Smithsonian Magazine: One of the  "Best Books About Food of 2016"Once and for all, America learns the likely inventor of its beloved bourbon.

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Product Description: Take an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe. International in scope, Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir is a visually rich journey into an alluring subculture. Filled with color reproductions of classic and current lithographs, posters, cartoons, as well as photos of antiques, glassware, and other tools of the absinthe drinker, this new and comprehensive guide explains and illustrates the history, culture, and mystique of the drink known as the Green Fairy...read more

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9781682750018 | Fulcrum Pub, October 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Take an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe.

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Product Description: Believe it or not, there's a lot of inventing going on in the kitchen. Unless you only eat fruits and veggies right off the plant, you are using tools and techniques invented by humans to make food more tasty and easier to digest...read more

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9781680452099 | Make Books, September 25, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Believe it or not, there's a lot of inventing going on in the kitchen.

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Product Description: From Delmonico’s to Sylvia’s to Chez Panisse, a daring and original history of dining out in America as told through ten legendary restaurants. Combining a historian’s rigor with a foodie ’s palate, Ten Restaurants That Changed America reveals how the history of our restaurants reflects nothing less than the history of America itself...read more
By Danny Meyer (introduced by)

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9780871406804 | Liveright Pub Corp, September 20, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: From Delmonico’s to Sylvia’s to Chez Panisse, a daring and original history of dining out in America as told through ten legendary restaurants.

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Product Description: In the last four centuries of its history, the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro created a lifestyle that is unique and has been much admired since the very first travelers published their impressions in the sixteenth century. Indeed, this international hot spot welcomes approximately 1...read more

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9781442252318 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 16, 2016, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: In the last four centuries of its history, the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro created a lifestyle that is unique and has been much admired since the very first travelers published their impressions in the sixteenth century.

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Product Description: The first Europeans to settle on the Aboriginal land that would become known as Australia arrived in 1788. From the first these colonists were accused of ineptitude when it came to feeding themselves: as legend has it they nearly starved to death because they were hopeless agriculturists and ignored indigenous foods...read more

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9781442249813 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 16, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The first Europeans to settle on the Aboriginal land that would become known as Australia arrived in 1788.

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Product Description: The once-obscure cuisine of Vietnam is, today, a favorite for many people from East to West. Adapted and modified over thousands of years, it is probably best known as a particularly delicious result of combining traditional southeast Asian cookery with visible outside influences—notably, the crunchy baguette—from its French-occupied past...read more

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9781780236575 | Reaktion Books, September 15, 2016, cover price $39.00 | About this edition: The once-obscure cuisine of Vietnam is, today, a favorite for many people from East to West.

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