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Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table

GRE517
Christopher Bakken
University of California Press
2013
256
0520275098
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Bakken picks olives on Thasos, bakes bread on Crete, eats thyme honey from Kythira with one of Greece’s greatest poets and learns why Naxos is the best place for cheese in the Cyclades in this lyrical account of adventures at the table and in the fields across Greece.
$34.95

My Life in France

FRN596
Julia Child
Doubleday
2007
317
0307277690
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Child's characteristically ebullient record of Paris and Provence, her many friends, family and memorable meals, in the years after WWII, turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci (as husband Paul).
$16.00

Apricots on the Nile, A Memoir with Recipes

EGY213
Colette Rossant
Washington Square Press
2004
160
0743475615
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Rossant's zesty tale of waiting out WWII on the Nile in Cairo's Garden City with her father's extended Egyptian-Jewish family. With recipes.
$12.00

Untangling My Chopsticks, A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto

JPN135
Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Broadway Books
2004
304
076790852X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this beguiling memoir, Riccardi writes with verve of cultural encounters, bewilderment and discovery in Kyoto. If you've ever parted the drapes of a Japanese restaurant to face a room full of people and blank stares, you'll really appreciate the book. With 25 recipes for traditional and less traditional Japanese dishes.
$19.00

The Oysters of Locmariaquer

FRN152
Eleanor Clark
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
203
0060887427
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Winner of the 1965 National Book Award, this paper edition of Clark's pleasurable portrait of the hardy oystermen and byways of coastal Brittany is introduced by Mark Kurlansky.
$13.99

Damascus, Taste of a City

SYR13
Marie Fadel, Rafik Schami
Haus Publishing
2010
336
1906598290
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With the exiled novelist in Germany and his sister at home in Damascus, the two collaborated, largely by telephone, to create this evocative ode to the city, its flavors, wit and wisdom around a cultural-culinary walking tour. With many recipes, history, gossip and lore.
$11.95

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

FRN32
A.J. Liebling
North Point Press
2004
182
086547236X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine.
$15.00

Climbing the Mango Trees, A Memoir of a Childhood in India

IDA327
Madhur Jaffrey
Vintage Books
2007
320
1400078202
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An actress and food writer, Jaffrey combines her warm tale of coming-of-age in a sprawling homestead in Old Delhi with 32 recipes.
$15.95

A Cook's Tour, Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

TVL90
Anthony Bourdain
Ecco Press
2002
274
0060012781
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
In this deliciously funny book, Bourdain eats his way around the globe on a quest for the perfect (or perfectly odd) meal. From fried Mars Bars in Glasgow to cobra hearts in Cambodia, there's nowhere this wise-cracking chef won't go and nothing he won't try.
$14.99

A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany

ITL729
Beth Elon
Little Bookroom
2009
320
1892145685
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A Tuscany resident for 30 years, Elon presents 100 recipes from a hand-picked selection of favorite restaurants in this charming cookbook and travel guide. With 10 itineraries highlighting largely undiscovered regions of Tuscany, restaurants, trattorie, shops, wineries, olive oil producers, markets and food festivals.
$17.95

A Life Uncorked

GEN360
Hugh Johnson
University of California Press
2006
384
0520248503
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Hugh Johnson weaves together anecdotes from his life experiences with wine in this entertaining and informative tour through the wine world. Organized as an autobiography, Johnson provides his expert perspective on the joy and fascination of wine around the world.
$42.00

A Stew or a Story, An Assortment of Short Works

TVL131
M. F. K. Fisher, Joan Reardon (Editor)
Avalon Travel
2007
364
1593761651
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Essays on people, places -- and of course food -- mix with delightful fiction in this delectable Fisher feast.
$15.95

A Tiger in the Kitchen

SGP24
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Hyperion
2011
296
1401341284
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
In this thoughtful and delightful tale of culinary homecoming, Tan, a freelance writer in New York, attempts to recreate the dishes of her native Singapore during one Lunar Calendar year.
$14.99

Arabesque, A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon

MED99
Claudia Roden
Alfred Knopf
2006
352
030726498X
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
With 100 color photos of food, people and places, this enchanting cookbook by a leading authority is filled with not just subtle, simple recipes but also stories, culture and history.
$37.50

Beyond the Great Wall

CHN475
Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2008
376
1579653014
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
The globe-trotting duo weave tales of travel with contemporary politics, commentary, carefully documented recipes and stunning photographs for this sumptuous overview of the food and culture of Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Yunnan and other far-off regions of ethnically diverse China.
$40.00

Blood, Bones & Butter, The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

USA451
Gabrielle Hamilton
Daedalus
2012
320
0812980883
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
The chef and owner of Prune in New York's East Village recounts with candor and lyricism her unconventional, tough and -- for the reader -- fascinating journey to chefdom, from her upbringing in rural Pennsylvania, through gritty jobs and mishaps in New York, to Europe and beyond.
$17.00

Blue Trout and Black Truffles, The Peregrinations of an Epicure

EUR238
Joseph Wechsberg
Academy Chicago
1985
288
0897331346
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Wechsberg, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Gourmet, writes with sly humor of glorious European food in the South of France, Austro-Hungarian delights and Czech sausage in this tasty collection, originally published in 1953.
$17.95

Choice Cuts, A Savory Selection of Food Writing from around the World and throughout History

GEN253
Mark Kurlansky (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2004
432
0345457102
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A witty collection, organized thematically, with a rich selection of writing by the likes of Liebling, MFK Fisher, Escoffier and Alice B. Toklas.
$17.00

Consider the Oyster

GEN273
M. F. K. Fisher
North Point Press
1988
76
0865473358
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
The inestimable Fisher's ruminations on the oyster, a delightful essay full of recipes and bits of trivia.
$12.00

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers

ITA193
Jessica Theroux
Welcome Books
2010
250
1599620898
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Theroux's tender culinary celebration brings together recipes, anecdotes and photographs of a dozen Italian grandmothers across Italy. Each chapter includes a map, essay, interview and (this is the best part) authentic recipes you'd actually want to make.
$40.00

Curry, A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors

IDA319
Lizzie Collingham
Oxford University Press
2007
352
0195320018
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This cultural history with recipes is appetizingly organized as a menu (biryani, vindaloo, chai, etc.). Collingham explores the origins and spread of Indian food and the interplay between Muslim, Hindu, Portuguese and British traditions on the subcontinent.
$16.95

Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World

CUL19
Mitchell, Shane
Ten Speed Press
2016
304
1607749203
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This fascinating coffee table book uncovers 10 unique communities that continue to use ancient culinary traditions. Each chapter focuses on a different region of the world, with thoughtful essays and gorgeous full-color photos. Includes 40 recipes.
$40.00

Food, The History of Taste

GEN395
Paul Freedman (Editor)
University of California Press
2007
368
0520254767
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Editor Paul Freedman and diverse scholars celebrate the history and pleasure of food in this richly illustrated gastronomic study, illuminating gustatory pleasures and evolving culinary traditions from classical antiquity to modern restaurant dining.
$39.95

Mangoes & Curry Leaves, Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent

IDA320
Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2005
416
1579652522
HARD COVER
Food
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
In this latest book the roving, food-loving authors (Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Item SEA80) travel the seven countries of the Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, collecting not only 200 recipes but also engaging tales of the people, history and adventures. With color photographs of food and places throughout.
$50.00

Oaxaca al Gusto

MEX283
Diana Kennedy
University of Texas Press
2010
460
0292722664
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Diana Kennedy celebrates the diversity of the food, life and culture of Oaxaca in 300 exhaustively researched, authentic recipes.
$60.00

Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper, A Sweet-sour Memoir of Eating in China

CHN509
Fuschia Dunlop
W. W. Norton & Company
2009
320
0393332888
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Dunlop writes with verve and flavor on her eating adventures in China -- including the time she tried snake stir-fry -- and includes recipes in this entertaining cultural portrait.
$24.95

South Wind Through the Kitchen, The Best of Elizabeth David

MED30
Elizabeth David
David R. Godine
2011
400
1906502900
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A selection of 200 recipes and travel essays from Elizabeth David's nine influential books, including Book of Mediterranean Food and French Country Cooking.
$29.95

Spice, The History of a Temptation

GEN334
Jack Turner
Vintage Books
2005
0375707050
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Turner wonderfully evokes the romance, lust and mystery of pepper, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in this lively cultural history of spice.
$17.00

Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants

GEN364
Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Vintage Books
1993
236
067974438X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An intiguing cultural history of coffee and chocolate, spices, tobacco, spirits, drinking places and rituals, all presented with gusto.
$16.00

The Devil's Picnic, Around the World in Pursuit of Forbidden Fruit

TVL83
Taras Grescoe
Bloomsbury USA
2006
256
1582346151
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An entertaining, enlightening journey through the world of forbidden pleasure from gum in Singapore to coca tea, bull's testicles, baby eels and Cuban cigars (in San Francisco).
$14.95

The Measure of Her Powers, An M.F.K. Fisher Reader

CUL01
M. F. K. Fisher
Counterpoint
2010
432
1582435561
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A fat, judicious selection of M.F.K. Fisher's writings, which spanned a lifetime and chronicled adventures (culinary and otherwise) in France, Switzerland and Italy, on shipboard and in her native California.
$21.95

The Nasty Bits

WLD74
Anthony Bourdain
Bloomsbury USA
2007
352
1596913606
PAPER
Food
5/15/2007
0
0
0
0
Further outragous culinary adventures by the rogue chef and traveler, organized according to taste: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami -- Japanese for unfathomable.
$18.00

The Oxford Companion to Italian Food

ITL867
Gillian Riley
Oxford University Press
2009
672
0195387104
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This endlessly informative, indispensable guide, organized A-to-Z, covers dishes, famous chefs, history and culture, cooking methods and more.
$17.95

The Spice Necklace, My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life

CRB260
Ann Vanderhoof
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
448
0547423160
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Vanderhoof (An Embarrassment of Mangoes) is back aboard her sailboat in the Caribbean in these latest encounters with the characters and cuisine of the islands. She pairs lively accounts with 71 recipes she learned along the way.
$14.95

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

FRN968
Adam Gopnik
Vintage Books
2012
288
0307593452
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Gopnik's delectable social history traces America's "table ancestry" to 18th-century France, birthplace of modern taste and the restaurant. He also urges us not to forget the deeper value of what goes on around the table.
$15.95

Traditional Moroccan Cooking, Recipes from Fez

MRC44
Claudia Roden (Introduction), Madame Guinaudeau
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
208
1897959435
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
First published in 1958, Madame Guinaudeau’s charming guide to Moroccan cuisine explores the rich culinary traditions of Fez with anecdotes, recipes, drawings and chapters on everything from choosing spices and preserving lemons to the art of making and drinking tea.
$17.99

With Bold Knife and Fork

GEN553
M. F. K. Fisher
Counterpoint
2010
352
1582435812
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This collection of memoirs from the prolific and beloved food writer M.F.K. Fisher includes recipes for over 140 dishes described with warmth and wit.
$17.95

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

RUS505
Anya Von Bremzen
Crown
2014
352
0307886824
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The James Beard Award-winning writer brings her scarlet-blazed socialist past to life as she cooks and eats through every decade of the Soviet experience.
$16.00

The Spice Route, A History

ASA52
John Keay
University of California Press
2007
288
0520254163
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
John Keay draws on ancient logs, traveler's accounts and maps for this rousing history of trade in cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pepper, gums, resins and other costly goods from antiquity to the 17th century.
$29.95

The Taste of Conquest, The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice

EUR279
Michael Krondl
Ballantine Books
2008
320
0345480848
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Weaving travel and history, Michael Krondl writes of a world where pepper, cinnamon and cloves were as valuable as gold -- and Venice, Lisbon and Amsterdam jockeyed for global control of the spice trade.
$16.00

A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

FRN687
Georgeanne Brennan
Lightning Source
2007
209
0156033240
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
1
0
Marvelously frank about daily chores and the decidedly unglamorous business of raising goats and pigs, Brennan lards her earthy tale of the rural life with recipes, one per chapter.
$15.95

More Books

Feeding a Yen, Savoring Local Specialties from Kansas City to Cuzco

WLD40
Calvin Trillin
Random House
2004
197
0375759964
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A captivating, enthusiastic collection of essays on the subjects of food, life and local specialties. This slim book includes Trillin's priceless riff on bagels as bait to lure his daughters home from the West Coast, his quest for the best ceviche with Douglas Rodriguez, and 11 other ramblings.
$16.00

The Oxford Companion to Food

REF07
Tom Jaine (Editor), Alan Davidson
Oxford University Press
2006
976
0192806815
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Well worth browsing, this refreshingly opinionated, quirky book is also a pleasure to read. Organized A-Z (and much of it written by Davidson himself) the book covers everything: ingredients and foodstuffs, national cuisines, famous chefs and food writers.
$65.00

The Art of Eating

TVL91
M. F. K. Fisher
John Wiley & Son
2004
749
0764542613
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
The 50th anniversary edition of Fisher's influential memoir on the pleasures of food (and family and travel and life), including Serve it Forth, Consider the Oyster, How to Cook a Wolf, The Gastronomical Me, and An Alphabet for Gourmets.
$24.95

Everything but the Squeal

SPN368
John Barlow
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
256
0374150109
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
1
Barlow, his wife (from Galicia but a vegetarian) and young son gallavant from roadhouse to fine dining establishments, villages and cities in this endearingly offhand, loving account of travels in honor of pork. A delightful, witty guide to the traditions, culinary and otherwise, of the region.
$25.00

Mourad, New Moroccan

MRC126
Mourad Lahlou
Workman Publishing Company
2011
1
1579654290
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Inspired by memories, steeped in stories and informed by his experience at the Michelin-starred Aziza in San Francisco, Mourad weaves 100 recipes, both classic and wholly inventive, with tales and photographs of Morocco and his family in Marrakech.
$40.00

Worth Looking For

The Tuscan Year, Tuscan Life and Food in an Italian Valley

ITL131
Elizabeth Romer
North Point Press
1996
182
0865473870
PAPER
Food
0
1
0
0
An intimate portrait of life on a Tuscan farm as seen primarily through the robust food and a Longitude favorite. Romer captures the goings-on in the countryside, and especially in the Cerotti kitchen, where traditional Tuscan rural food is prepared with loving care. Every chapter includes concisely described recipes.
$15.00