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Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want
by Ruby Tandoh

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 01, 2018

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<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>
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.
Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and Wh...
by Larry Olmsted

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 10, 2016

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<DIV><B>“Olmsted makes you insanely hungry and steaming mad--a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about the safety of our food and the welfare of our planet.” —Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible series</B><BR /><BR /><B>“The world is full of delicious, lovingly crafted foods that embody the terrain, weather, and culture of their origins. Unfortunately, it’s also full of brazen impostors. In this entertaining and important book, Olmsted helps us fall in love with the real stuff and steer clear of the fraudsters.” —Kirk Kardashian, author of <I>Milk Money: Cash, Cows, and the Death of the American Dairy Farm</I></B><BR /><BR /> You’ve seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t. So many fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets that it’s hard to know what we’re eating anymore. In <I>Real Food / Fake Food,</I> award-winning journalist Larry Olmsted convinces us why real food matters and empowers consumers to make smarter choices.<BR /><BR /> Olmsted brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing the shocking deception that extends from high-end foods like olive oil, wine, and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, honey, juice, and cheese. It’s a massive bait and switch in which counterfeiting is rampant and in which the consumer ultimately pays the price.<BR /><BR /> But Olmsted does more than show us what foods to avoid. A bona fide gourmand, he travels to the sources of the real stuff to help us recognize what to look for, eat, and savor: genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy, fresh-caught grouper from Florida, authentic port from Portugal. Real foods that are grown, raised, produced, and prepared with care by masters of their craft. Part cautionary tale, part culinary crusade, <I>Real Food / Fake Food</I> is addictively readable, mouthwateringly enjoyable, and utterly relevant.</DIV>
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage

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English

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322

Publication Date

May 26, 2009

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<B>From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history.</B><br />Throughout human history. certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period.<br /><br /><I>A History of the World in 6 Glasses</I> tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E. was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages. In ancient Greece wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade, helping spread Greek culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Although coffee originated in the Arab world, it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it became especially popular in Britain, with far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Finally, though carbonated drinks were invented in 18th-century Europe they became a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalization.<br />For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts
by Stella Parks

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<p>A <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</p><br /><p>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</p><br /><p>"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>
The Drunken Botanist
by Amy Stewart

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English

Pages

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>
A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
by Anthony Bourdain

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

September 17, 2010

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Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, Chef Bourdain travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal. The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his two greatest passions. Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts out in Japan, where he eats traditional Fugu, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded road to Pailin into autonomous Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun Club, where local fare is served up alongside a menu of available firearms. In Saigon, he's treated to a sustaining meal of live Cobra heart before moving on to savor a snack with the Viet Cong in the Mecong Delta. Further west, Kitchen Confidential fans will recognize the Gironde of Tony's youth, the first stop on his European itinerary. And from France, it's on to Portugal, where an entire village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're only halfway around the globe. . . A Cook's Tour recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable style, the adventures and misadventures of America's favorite chef.
Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship
by Isabel Vincent

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 24, 2016

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<DIV><B>“I loved every moment of this book . . . Everyone deserves their own Edward--and everyone deserves to read this book.” —Susannah Cahalan, bestselling author of <I>Brain on Fire</I></B><BR />  <BR /> When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter--who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life.<BR /><BR /> As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be.<BR /><BR /><I>Dinner with Edward</I> is a book about love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M. F. K. Fisher, “sustain us against the hungers of the world.”<BR /><BR /> “A rare, beautifully crafted memoir that leaves you exhilarated and wanting to live this way. Edward is a marvel of resilience and dignity, and Vincent shows us that the ceremony of food is really a metaphor for love. The key is to live your life generously.” <B>—Rosemary Sullivan, author of <I>Stalin’s Daughter</I></B><BR /><BR /> “Isabel Vincent delves deeply into matters of the kitchen and the heart with equal and unabashed passion . . . Rich with description of meals savored, losses grieved, and moments cherished, it’s at once tender, revealing, and utterly enchanting!” —*<B>Gail Simmons, judge on Bravo’s <I>Top Chef </I>and author of <I>Talking with My Mouth Full </I></B><I> </I><BR /><BR /> “One of the most stylish and emotional works of nonfiction I have ever read. I savored every page.” <B>—Bob Colacello, author <I>Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up</I></B><BR /><BR /> “Although the food (I am partial to the roast chicken, lovingly described) is excellent, it is the charming and effortlessly wise company that makes this sweet read a charming way to pass a day.” <B>—George Hodgman, <I>New York Times </I>bestselling author of <I>Bettyville</I></B><BR /><BR /> “Delightfully combining the warm-heartedness of <I>Tuesdays with Morrie</I> with the sensual splendor of <I>Julie and Julia.</I> This is a memoir to treasure.” <B>—<I>Booklist,</I> starred review</B></DIV>
Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ge...
by Naomi Duguid

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<DIV><B>Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International (2017)<BR /> Winner, IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel (2017)<BR /><BR /> Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by <I>The Boston Globe</I>, <I>Food & Wine</I>, <I>The Los Angeles Times</I>, <I>The New York Times</I>, <I>The New York Times Book Review</I>, <I>The San Francisco Chronicle</I>, <I>USA Today</I>, and <I>The Wall Street Journal</I><BR /><BR /> “A reason to celebrate . . . a fascinating culinary excursion.” <I>—The New York Times</I></B><BR /><BR /> Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart. Color and spark come from ripe red pomegranates, golden saffron threads, and the fresh herbs served at every meal. Grilled kebabs, barbari breads, pilafs, and brightly colored condiments are everyday fare, as are rich soup-stews called ash and alluring sweets like rose water pudding and date-nut halvah.<BR /><BR /> Our ambassador to this tasty world is the incomparable Naomi Duguid, who for more than 20 years has been bringing us exceptional recipes and mesmerizing tales from regions seemingly beyond our reach. More than 125 recipes, framed with stories and photographs of people and places, introduce us to a culinary paradise where ancient legends and ruins rub shoulders with new beginnings—where a wealth of history and culinary traditions makes it a compelling place to read about for cooks and travelers and for anyone hankering to experience the food of a wider world.</DIV>
Eating Animals
by Jonathan Safran Foer

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

October 14, 2009

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<b>Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. Once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.</b><br />Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill.<br />Part memoir and part investigative report, <i>Eating Animals</i> is a book that, in the words of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers." <br />

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