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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
by Mark Kurlansky

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English

Pages

390

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<b>Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling <i>Cod</i> and<i> Salt</i>; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout. </b><br /><b> </b><br />According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's breast milk became our galaxy, the Milky Way. But while mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago, originally as a source of cheese, yogurt, kefir, and all manner of edible innovations that rendered lactose digestible, and then, when genetic mutation made some of us lactose-tolerant, milk itself. <br /> <br />Before the industrial revolution, it was common for families to keep dairy cows and produce their own milk. But during the nineteenth century mass production and urbanization made milk safety a leading issue of the day, with milk-borne illnesses a common cause of death. Pasteurization slowly became a legislative matter. And today milk is a test case in the most pressing issues in food politics, from industrial farming and animal rights to GMOs, the locavore movement, and advocates for raw milk, who controversially reject pasteurization.<br /> <br />Profoundly intertwined with human civilization, milk has a compelling and a surprisingly global story to tell, and historian Mark Kurlansky is the perfect person to tell it. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.
Kitchen Confidential
by Anthony Bourdain

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

December 10, 2008

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<I>Kitchen Confidential</I> reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine." <br />Last summer, <I>The New Yorker</I> published Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Bourdain spared no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain's first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he witnesses for the first time the real delights of being a chef); from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, to drug dealers in the east village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable. Kitchen Confidential will make your mouth water while your belly aches with laughter. You'll beg the chef for more, please.
BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts
by Stella Parks

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<p>Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award (Baking and Desserts)<br /><br /><br /><br />A <em>New York Times</em> bestseller and named a Best Baking Book of the Year by the <em>Atlantic</em>, the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, <em>Bon Appétit</em>, the <em>New York Times</em>, the <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Mother Jones</em>, the <em>Boston Globe</em> and more<br /><br /><br /><br />"The most groundbreaking book on baking in years. Full stop."—<em>Saveur</em></p><br /><p>From One-Bowl Devil’s Food Layer Cake to a flawless Cherry Pie that’s crisp even on the very bottom, <em>BraveTart</em> is a celebration of classic American desserts. Whether down-home delights like Blueberry Muffins and Glossy Fudge Brownies or supermarket mainstays such as Vanilla Wafers and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, your favorites are all here. These meticulously tested recipes bring an award-winning pastry chef’s expertise into your kitchen, along with advice on how to “mix it up” with over 200 customizable variations—in short, exactly what you’d expect from a cookbook penned by a senior editor at <em>Serious Eats</em>. Yet <em>BraveTart</em> is much more than a cookbook, as Stella Parks delves into the surprising stories of how our favorite desserts came to be, from chocolate chip cookies that predate the Tollhouse Inn to the prohibition-era origins of ice cream sodas and floats. With a foreword by <em>The Food Lab</em>’s J. Kenji López-Alt, vintage advertisements for these historical desserts, and breathtaking photography from Penny De Los Santos, <em>BraveTart</em> is sure to become an American classic.</p>
Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, ...
by Josh Noel

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

June 01, 2018

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In 2011 Goose Island, a family-owned Chicago brewpub, was sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev, the biggest beer company in the world. The sale forced the craft beer industry to reckon with its growing mainstream appeal and a popularity few envisioned. Anheuser-Busch InBev went on to buy nine more American craft breweries, each sale sparking questions anew. With Goose Island as its flagship brand, Anheuser-Busch InBev stood poised to the become the largest producer of craft beer in the United States, leaving the industry's original innovators to grapple with the transition from scrappy underdog to mainstream, co-opted sensation.
Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New M...
by Edward Lee

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<DIV><B>“Thoughtful, well researched, and truly moving. Shines a light on what it means to cook and eat American food, in all its infinitely nuanced and ever-evolving glory.”<BR /> —Anthony Bourdain<BR />  <BR /> Named one of <I>Publishers Weekly</I>’s Top 10 Food Books for Spring 2018</B><BR /><BR /> American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories?<BR /><BR /> A natural-born storyteller, Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. There’s a Cambodian couple in Lowell, Massachusetts, and their efforts to re-create the flavors of their lost country. A Uyghur café in New York’s Brighton Beach serves a noodle soup that seems so very familiar and yet so very exotic—one unexpected ingredient opens a window onto an entirely unique culture. A beignet from Café du Monde in New Orleans, as potent as Proust’s madeleine, inspires a narrative that tunnels through time, back to the first Creole cooks, then forward to a Korean rice-flour <I>hoedduck</I> and a beignet dusted with matcha.<BR /><BR /> Sixteen adventures, sixteen vibrant new chapters in the great evolving story of American cuisine. And forty recipes, created by Lee, that bring these new dishes into our own kitchens.</DIV>
Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want
by Ruby Tandoh

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

February 01, 2018

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<p><b><i>TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER</i></b> </p><p>Think about that first tickle of hunger in your stomach. A moment ago, you could have been thinking about anything, but now it's thickly buttered marmite toast, a frosty scoop of ice cream straight from the tub, some creamy, cheesy scrambled eggs or a fuzzy, perfectly-ripe peach.</p><p>Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures. Food nourishes our bodies, helps us celebrate our successes (from a wedding cake to a post-night out kebab), cheers us up when we're down, introduces us to new cultures and - when we cook and eat together - connects us with the people we love.</p><p>In <i>Eat Up</i>, Ruby Tandoh celebrates the fun and pleasure of food, taking a look at everything from gluttons and gourmets in the movies, to the symbolism of food and sex. She will arm you against the fad diets, food crazes and bad science that can make eating guilt-laden and expensive, drawing eating inspiration from influences as diverse as Roald Dahl, Nora Ephron and Gemma from TOWIE. Filled with straight-talking, sympathetic advice on everything from mental health to recipe ideas and shopping tips, this is a book that clears away the fog, to help you fall back in love with food.</p>
The Vintage Baker: More Than 50 Recipes from Butterscotch Pecan C...
by Jessie Sheehan

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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This cookbook features fetching retro patterns and illustrations, alongside luscious photography, and an e-booklet at the end rendered in a vintage-style. Blue-ribbon recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s are rendered with irresistible charm for modern tastes in this ebook. Here are more than 50 cookies, pies, cakes, bars, and more, plus informative headnotes detailing the origins of each recipe and how they were tweaked into deliciousness. For home bakers, collectors of vintage cookbooks or kitchenware, this is a gem.
The Drunken Botanist
by Amy Stewart

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English

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400

Publication Date

March 19, 2013

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<DIV><P>Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?  In <I>The Drunken Botanist</I>, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.</P><P>Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.</P><P>This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.</P></DIV>
Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of...
by Jason Wilson

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English

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320

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<DIV>There are nearly 1,400 known varieties of wine grapes in the world—from altesse to zierfandler—but 80 percent of the wine we drink is made from only 20 grapes. In <I>Godforsaken Grapes</I>, Jason Wilson looks at how that came to be and embarks on a journey to discover what we miss.<BR />  <BR /> Stemming from his own growing obsession, Wilson moves far beyond the “noble grapes,” hunting down obscure and underappreciated wines from Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, France, Italy, the United States, and beyond. In the process, he looks at why these wines fell out of favor (or never gained it in the first place), what it means to be obscure, and how geopolitics, economics, and fashion have changed what we drink. A combination of travel memoir and epicurean adventure, <I>Godforsaken Grapes </I>is an entertaining love letter to wine.</DIV>
Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Grea...
by Randy Mosher

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<DIV>This completely updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource features the most current information on beer styles, flavor profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems. You’ll learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, mouth-feel, and vocabulary of the major beer styles — including ales, lagers, weissbeirs, and Belgian beers — and develop a more nuanced understanding of your favorite brews with in-depth sections on recent developments in the science of taste. Spirited drinkers will also enjoy the new section on beer cocktails that round out this comprehensive volume.</DIV>

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