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In the Devil's Garden: A Sinful Histo...

Stewart Lee Allen

Lust, gluttony, pride, sloth, greed, blasphemy, and anger--the seven deadly sins have all been linked to food. Matching the food to the sin, Stewart Lee Allen's In the Devil's Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Foods offers a high-...

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Published: Mar 2003

Da Vinci's Kitchen: A Secret History ...

Dave DeWitt

With wars among the city-states raging in early Renaissance Italy, the enigmatic genius Leonardo da Vinci was producing some of the most lavish theatrical productions and banquets Europe has ever seen in the Sforza Court in Milan, whi...

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Published: May 2017

A Square Meal: A Culinary History of ...

Jane Ziegelman

James Beard Foundation Book Award WinnerFrom the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced—the Great Depression—and how ...

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Published: Aug 2017

Something from the Oven: Reinventing ...

Laura Shapiro

In this captivating blend of culinary history and popular culture, the award-winning author of Perfection Salad shows us what happened when the food industry elbowed its way into the kitchen after World War II, brandishing canned hamb...

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Published: Mar 2005

Garlic, an Edible Biography: The Hist...

Robin Cherry

Garlic weaves a colorful, engaging story about one of the world's timeless ingredients--perfect for food lovers, devoted eaters, and readers of culinary narrative. Garlic is the Lord Byron of produce, a lusty rogue that charms an...

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Published: Nov 2014

The Table Comes First: Family, France...

Adam Gopnik

From the author of Paris to the Moon, a beguiling tour of the morals and manners of our present food mania, in search of eating's deeper truths. Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our f...

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Published: Aug 2012

Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classi...

Michael Hoerger

Breaking new ground in the Fred Hampton case thirty years later, the authors' original research traces Hampton's path to radicalism for an ice cream robbery pinned on him plus solves the whodunnit thirty years later. More than 500,000...

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Published: Nov 2010

Butter: A Rich History

Elaine Khosrova

"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 ...

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Published: Oct 2017

Speed Family Heritage Recipes

Susan E. Lindsey

Food, family, friends, love . . . From humble spoonbread to chocolate caramels and gingersnaps that snap, this collection of recipes gives today's cooks a glimpse into the kitchens of the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century...

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Published: Jun 2016

The American Plate: A Culinary Histor...

Libby O'Connell

"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with often intriguing facts."-KirkusNew York Post Required Reading and an Entertainment Weekly Top 3 Must-Read!From the chief historian at HISTORY® comes a rich chronicle...

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Published: Sep 2015

The French Chef in America: Julia Chi...

Alex Prud'homme

In this enchanting follow-up to My Life in France—Julia Child's beloved and best-selling memoir—her co-author and grandnephew, Alex Prud'homme, chronicles Julia's rise from home cook to the first celebrity chef. While at the begin...

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Published: Oct 2017

The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for ...

David Sax

Tastemaker, n. Anyone with the power to make you eat quinoa.Kale. Spicy sriracha sauce. Honeycrisp apples. Cupcakes. These days, it seems we are constantly discovering a new food that will make us healthier, happier, or even somehow c...

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Published: May 2015

Kitchen Mysteries: Revealing the Scie...

Herve This

An international celebrity and founder of molecular gastronomy, or the scientific investigation of culinary practice, Herve This is known for his ground-breaking research into the chemistry and physics behind everyday cooking. His wor...

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Published: Jul 2010

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through A...

Michael Twitty

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 ...

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Published: Jul 2018

Consider the Fork: A History of How W...

Bee Wilson

Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Tools shape what we eat, but they have also transformed how we consume, and how we th...

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Published: Oct 2013

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scan...

Tom Mueller

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Published: Apr 2013
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