Cooking - Essays

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The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga ...

Trevor Corson

In this richly reported documentary Corson, journalist and author of 'The Secret Life of Lobsters,' shadows several American sushi novices as well as a master Japanese chef to give readers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the el...

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Published: Aug 2008

Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen...

Laurie Colwin

Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, Home Cooking is Laurie Colwin's manifesto on the joys of sharing food and entertaining. From the humble hotplate of her one-room apartment to the crowde...

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Published: Mar 2010

Are You Really Going to Eat That?

Robb Walsh

Robb Walsh travels the world and also explores his own life in this collection of 40 articles about food and cooking (with recipes). As he seeks out food (including a Chilean peasant stew immortalized in a poem by Neruda, Day of the D...

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Published: Nov 2004

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sang...

Julia Reed

In her new book, But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!, Julia Reed, a master of the art of eating, drinking, and making merry, takes the reader on culinary adventures in places as far flung as Kabul, Afghanistan and as close to...

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Published: Jun 2014

Red Velvet Underground: A Rock Memoir...

Freda Love Smith

Freda Love was a 19-year-old college dropout who'd escaped Indiana for Boston when she became the drummer for The Blake Babies in 1989. Twenty-five years later, she's the suburban mother of two teenaged sons, teaching at a prestigious...

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Published: Oct 2015

The Language of Food: A Linguist Read...

Dan Jurafsky

2015 James Beard Award Nominee: Writing and Literature category"Eye-opening, insightful, and huge fun to read."―Bee Wilson, author of Consider the Fork Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at di...

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Published: Oct 2015

A Really Big Lunch: The Roving Gourma...

“A Really Big Lunch showcases Harrison’s enthusiastic, funny, and uncompromising views on how to eat, drink, and live well . . . His writing is bodily, bawdy, sharp. The more we have of his voice, the better.”―Boston GlobeA na...

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Published: Mar 2018

An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Eco...

Tamar Adler

In this meditation on cooking and eating, Tamar Adler weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on feeding ourselves well. An Everlasting Meal demonstrates the implicit frugality in cooking. In essays on forgotten sk...

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Published: Sep 2012

52 Loaves

William Alexander

William Alexander is determined to bake the perfect loaf of bread. He tasted it long ago, in a restaurant, and has been trying to reproduce it ever since. Without success. Now, on the theory that practice makes perfect, he sets out to...

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Published: Oct 2011

Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's...

Matthew Amster-Burton

A memoir about the joys of food and parenting and the wild melange of the two  Matthew Amster-Burton was a restaurant critic and food writer long before he and his wife, Laurie, had Iris. Now he's a full-time, stay-at-home Dad and hi...

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Published: Apr 2010

Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered ...

Gustavo Arellano

Nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of ¡Ask a Mexican! Gustavo Arellano presents a tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine's tre...

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Published: Apr 2013

Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Ni...

Yemisi Aribisala

Winner of the John Avery Award at the Andre Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2016."A breathtakingly original and fresh piece of food writing, which I found myself compulsively rereading. Aribisala is that rare writer who makes you ...

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Published: Oct 2017

La Bonne Table

Ludwig Bemelmans

Here is the best of Bemelmans on the subject he loved most: la bonne table. The entrancing memories and charming pictures assembled here transport the reader behind the scenes of the great hotels of Europe and America--including the i...

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Published: Sep 2015

Letters to a Young Chef

Daniel Boulud

Daniel Boulud is a pioneer of our contemporary food culture-from the reinvention of French food to the fine dining revolution in America. A modern man with a classical foundation and a lifetime of experience, Boulud speaks with passio...

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Published: Sep 2017

The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditatio...

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

A delightful and hilarious classic about the joys of the table, The Physiology of Taste is the most famous book about food ever written. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Sav...

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Published: Nov 2011

Lucky Peach Issue 11: All You Can Eat...

David Chang

Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.The theme for Issue 11 is All You Can Eat.

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Published: May 2014

Lucky Peach Issue 14

David Chang

Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.

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Published: Feb 2015

Lucky Peach Issue 16

David Chang

Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.

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Published: Aug 2015

Lucky Peach Issue 18: Versus

David Chang

Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes. The theme of Lucky Peach Issue 18 is Versus.

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Published: Feb 2016

Lucky Peach Issue 21: The Los Angeles...

David Chang

Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.The theme for Lucky Peach's 21st issue is Los Angeles.

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Published: Dec 2016

Lucky Peach Issue 22: The Chicken Iss...

David Chang

Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.The theme of Lucky Peach Issue 22 is Chicken.

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Published: Mar 2017

Lucky Peach Issue 23: The Suburbs Iss...

David Chang

Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.The theme of Lucky Peach Issue 23 is Suburbs.

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Published: May 2017

Lucky Peach Issue 24: The Best of Luc...

David Chang

Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.

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Published: Aug 2017

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Tec...

Julia Child

Offering solutions, techniques, and recipes, this indispensable little volume is the delicious, comforting, essential compendium of Julia Child's kitchen wisdom--a book no kitchen should be without.

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Published: Jun 2009

Pig Tails 'n' Breadfruit - Anniversar...

Austin Clarke

Growing up in Barbados, Austin Clarke was surrounded by women in the kitchen. Enveloped in the heavenly smells and smoke of their cooking, he listened to their talk about the food they were preparing. His mother; several aunts and num...

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Published: Jul 2014

Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st...

Langdon Cook

Foraging is not just a throwback to our hunter-gatherer past; it's a way to reconnect with the landscape. And Langdon Cook is not just your typical grocery cart-toting dad. For him, gourmet delicacies abound, free for the taking if we...

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Published: Mar 2011

The Fermented Man: A Year on the Fron...

Derek Dellinger

The fermentation craze has been sweeping the nation, but can a person live for one year on nothing but pickles, beer, and other fermented food and drinks? One brave homebrewer tries to find out.On January 1, 2014, homebrewer and write...

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Published: May 2017

In Winter's Kitchen

Beth Dooley

The explosive growth of the local food movement is hardly news: Michael Pollan's books sell millions and the spread of farm-to-table restaurants is practically viral. But calls for a "food revolution" come most often from a ...

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Published: Oct 2015

Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the P...

Kurt Michael Friese

Chasing Chiles looks at both the future of place-based foods and the effects of climate change on agriculture through the lens of the chile pepper-from the farmers who cultivate this iconic crop to the cuisines and cultural traditions...

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Published: Mar 2011

Eat Live Love Die: Selected Essays

Betty Fussell

Betty Fussell is an inspiring badass. She's not just the award-winning author of numerous books ranging from biography and memoir to cookbooks and food history; not just a winner of the James Beard Foundation's Journalism Award who wa...

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Published: Oct 2017
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