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  • Crying in H Mart

    A Memoir

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Beyond Bratwurst

    A History of Food in Germany

    series Foods and Nations
    Thanks to Oktoberfest and the popularity of beer gardens, our thoughts on German food are usually relegated to beer, sausage, pretzels, and limburger cheese. But the inhabitants of modern-day Germany do not live exclusively on bratwurst. Defying popular perception of the meat and potatoes diet, Ursula Heinzelmann’s Beyond Bratwurst delves into the history of German cuisine and reveals the country ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • The Logic of Vegetarianism

    Essays and Dialogues

    by Henry S. Salt ...
    «what vegetarianism is, and (a scarcely less essential point) what vegetarianism is not !»Henry Stephens Salt was a noted ethical vegetarian, socialist, humanitarian and pacifist. It was Salt who influenced Gandhi's study of vegetarianism. He is credited with being the first writer to argue explicitly in favour of animal rights (1892). He was way ahead of his time in his approach to animal welfare ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again

    The Second Official Outlander Companion Cookbook

    Sink your teeth into over 100 new easy-to-prepare recipes inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s beloved Outlander and Lord John Grey series, as well as the hit Starz original show—in the second official cookbook from Outlander Kitchen founder Theresa Carle-Sanders!“If you thought Scottish cuisine was all porridge and haggis washed down with a good swally of whiskey, Outlander Kitchen’s here to prove you ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • America Eats!

    On the Road with the WPA - the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chittlin' Feasts That Define Real American Food

    by Pat Willard ...
    Pat Willard takes readers on a journey into the regional nooks and crannies of American cuisine where WPA writers-including Eudora Welty, Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, and Nelson Algren, among countless others-were dispatched in 1935 to document the roots of our diverse culinary cuisine. America Eats!, as the project was entitled, was never published. With the unpublished WPA manuscript as her guide ... Read more

    $11.29 USD

  • Buttermilk Graffiti

    A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine

    by Edward Lee ...
    Winner, 2019 James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year in WritingFinalist, 2019 IACP Award, Literary Food WritingNamed a Best Food Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, BookRiot, and more**Semifinalist, Goodreads Choice Awards“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-ev... ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Diners, Dudes, and Diets

    How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

    series Studies in United States Culture
    The phrase "dude food" likely brings to mind a range of images: burgers stacked impossibly high with an assortment of toppings that were themselves once considered a meal; crazed sports fans demolishing plates of radioactively hot wings; barbecued or bacon-wrapped . . . anything. But there is much more to the phenomenon of dude food than what's on the plate. Emily J. H. Contois's provocative book ... Read more

    $17.09 USD

  • Flavors of Empire

    Food and the Making of Thai America

    series American Crossroads #45
    With a uniquely balanced combination of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, Thai food burst onto Los Angeles’s and America’s culinary scene in the 1980s. Flavors of Empire examines the rise of Thai food and the way it shaped the racial and ethnic contours of Thai American identity and community. Full of vivid oral histories and new archival material, this book explores the factors that made ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • American Terroir

    Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields

    Why does honey from the tupelo-lined banks of the Apalachicola River have a kick of cinnamon unlike any other? Why is salmon from Alaska's Yukon River the richest in the world? Why does one underground cave in Greensboro, Vermont, produce many of the country's most intense cheeses?The answer is terroir (tare-WAHR), the "taste of place." Originally used by the French to describe the way local ... Read more

    $11.29 USD

  • Secret Ingredients

    The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink

    Since its earliest days, The New Yorker has been a tastemaker–literally. As the home of A. J. Liebling, Joseph Wechsberg, and M.F.K. Fisher, who practically invented American food writing, the magazine established a tradition that is carried forward today by irrepressible literary gastronomes, including Calvin Trillin, Bill Buford, Adam Gopnik, Jane Kramer, and Anthony Bourdain. Now, in this ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Finding Mezcal

    A Journey into the Liquid Soul of Mexico, with 40 Cocktails

    In this groundbreaking and deeply personal book, Ron Cooper—a leading voice in the artisanal mezcal movement, and the person largely responsible for popularizing the spirit in the United States—shares everything he knows about this storied, culturally rich, and now hugely in-demand spirit, along with 40 recipes.In 1990, artist Ron Cooper was collaborating with craftspeople in Oaxaca, Mexico, when ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Kitchen Confidential

    Anthony Bourdain, host of Parts Unknown, reveals "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine" in his breakout New York Times bestseller Kitchen Confidential.Bourdain spares 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 ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Raw and the Cooked

    Adventures of a Roving Gourmand

    by Jim Harrison ...
    A cornucopia of culinary essays from “the Henry Miller of food writing. His passion is infectious” (Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, The Wall Street Journal).Jim Harrison was one of this country’s most beloved writers, a muscular, brilliantly economic stylist with a salty wisdom. For more than twenty years, he also wrote some of the best essays on food around, now collected in a volume that caused the ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Ten Restaurants That Changed America

    by Paul Freedman ...
    Finalist for the IACP Cookbook AwardA Washington Post Notable Book of the YearA Smithsonian Best Food Book of the YearLonglisted for the Art of Eating PrizeFeaturing a new chapter on ten restaurants changing America today, a “fascinating . . . sweep through centuries of food culture” (Washington Post).Combining an historian’s rigor with a food enthusiast’s palate, Paul Freedman’s seminal and h... ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • The United States of Arugula

    The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution

    by David Kamp ...
    The wickedly entertaining, hunger-inducing, behind-the-scenes story of the revolution in American food that has made exotic ingredients, celebrity chefs, rarefied cooking tools, and destination restaurants familiar aspects of our everyday lives.Amazingly enough, just twenty years ago eating sushi was a daring novelty and many Americans had never even heard of salsa. Today, we don't bat an eye at a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • On the Noodle Road

    From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta

    by Jen Lin-Liu ...
    A food writer travels the Silk Road, immersing herself in a moveable feast of foods and cultures and discovering some surprising truths about commitment, independence, and love.As a newlywed traveling in Italy, Jen Lin-Liu was struck by culinary echoes of the delicacies she ate and cooked back in China, where she’d lived for more than a decade. Who really invented the noodle? she wondered, like ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Finding the Flavors We Lost

    From Bread to Bourbon, How Artisans Reclaimed American Food

    by Patric Kuh ...
    The multiple-James Beard Award–winning restaurant critic for Los Angeles Magazine delivers an arresting exploration of our cultural demand for “artisanal” foods in a world dominated by corporate agribusiness.We hear the word “artisanal” all the time—attached to cheese, chocolate, coffee, even fast-food chain sandwiches—but what does it actually mean? We take “farm to table” and “handcrafted food” ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Georgian Recipes and Remedies

    A Country Lady's Household Handbook

    “A brilliant collection of recipes, receipts, restoratives and remarkable cures from the Georgian era . . . a joy to read out to your friends and family.” —Books MonthlyDiscover the recipes for Mrs. Rooke’s Very Good Plum Cake and Lady Harbord’s Marigold Cheese. Learn how to preserve gooseberries “as green as they grow” and make Sir Theodore Colladon’s Peach Flower Syrup. Feast on Lady St. Quintin ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Book of Difficult Fruit

    Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes)

    by Kate Lebo ...
    "[A] **glorious mash-up of memoir, love note, and cookbook. . . Every sentence is as sensuous as the first bite into a cold, juicy plum."**—Hillary Kelly, Vulture"[A] dazzling, thorny new essay collection."—Samin Nosrat, The New York Times MagazineInspired by twenty-six fruits, the essayist, poet, and pie lady Kate Lebo expertly blends natural, culinary, medical, and personal history.... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Tea

    The Drink that Changed the World

    This book is a fascinating history of tea and the spreading of tea throughout the world.Camellia sinensis, commonly known as tea, is grown in tea gardens and estates around the world. A simple beverage served either hot or iced, tea has fascinated and driven us, calmed and awoken us, for well over two thousand years.The most extensive and well-presented tea history available, Tea: The Drink that ... Read more

    $15.89 USD

  • Curry

    A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors

    Curry serves up a delectable history of Indian cuisine, ranging from the imperial kitchen of the Mughal invader Babur to the smoky cookhouse of the British Raj. In this fascinating volume, the first authoritative history of Indian food, Lizzie Collingham reveals that almost every well-known Indian dish is the product of a long history of invasion and the fusion of different food traditions. We see ... Read more

    $10.49 USD

  • Devoured

    From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies - How What We Eat Defines Who We Are

    by Sophie Egan ...
    A provocative look at how and what Americans eat and why—a flavorful blend of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Salt Sugar Fat, and Freakonomics that reveals how the way we live shapes the way we eat.Food writer and Culinary Institute of America program director Sophie Egan takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the American food psyche, examining the connections between the values that define our ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Out of the East

    Spices and the Medieval Imagination

    The demand for spices in medieval Europe was extravagant and was reflected in the pursuit of fashion, the formation of taste, and the growth of luxury trade. It inspired geographical and commercial exploration ,as traders pursued such common spices as pepper and cinnamon and rarer aromatic products, including ambergris and musk. Ultimately, the spice quest led to imperial missions that were to ... Read more

    $23.99 USD $21.59 USD

  • A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

    Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Wish you could split a lemon cake with Sansa Stark, scarf down a pork pie with the Night’s Watch, or indulge in honeyfingers with Daenerys Targaryen? George R. R. Martin’s bestselling saga A Song of Ice and Fire and the runaway hit HBO series Game of Thrones are renowned for bringing Westeros’s sights and sounds to vivid life. But one ... Read more

    $16.99 USD