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  • 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

    $17.99 USD

  • Catching Fire

    How Cooking Made Us Human

    The groundbreaking theory of how fire and food drove the evolution of modern humansEver since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the evolution and world-wide dispersal of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. In a groundbreaking ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Taste of Control

    Food and the Filipino Colonial Mentality Under American Rule

    Winner of the 2021 Gourmand Awards, Asian Section & Culinary History SectionFilipino cuisine is a delicious fusion of foreign influences, adopted and transformed into its own unique flavor. But to the Americans who came to colonize the islands in the 1890s, it was considered inferior and lacking in nutrition. Changing the food of the Philippines was part of a war on culture led by Americans as ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Hotel Splendide

    “Truly a great book*—*unique, invaluable and unapproachable as the gold standard of the genre… Bemelmans got there first, more frequently, and better.” —Anthony BourdainAcerbic, colorful, and spirited stories from a bygone era: behind the scenes in a grand NY hotel, from the author of the Madeline booksPicture David Sedaris writing Kitchen Confidential about the Ri... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Crying in H Mart

    A Memoir

    NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR) • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LISTIn this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Raw Dog

    The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs

    by Jamie Loftus ...
    Part travelogue, part culinary history, all capitalist critique—comedian Jamie Loftus's debut, Raw Dog, will take you on a cross-country road trip in the summer of 2021, and reveal what the creation, culture, and class influence of hot dogs says about America now.Hot dogs. Poor people created them. Rich people found a way to charge fifteen dollars for them. They’re high culture, they’re low ... Read more

    $13.99 USD


  • Waiter Rant

    Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

    According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places. Through outrageous stories, ... Read more

    $12.49 USD

  • Jewish Cookery Book

    On Principles of Economy

    by Esther Levy ...
    series American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection
    This nineteenth-century cooking manual is the first Jewish cookbook published in America, and only the second written in the English language.Originally published in 1871, Esther Levy’s Jewish Cookery Book was written to help new immigrants adapt to life in the New World while maintaining their religious heritage; and it even includes a Jewish calendar as well as recipes for home doctoring. Levy’s ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • My Kitchen Year

    136 Recipes That Saved My Life: A Cookbook

    by Ruth Reichl ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Los Angeles Times • NPR • Men’s Journal • BookPage • Booklist • Publishers WeeklyIn the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • American Cheese

    An Indulgent Odyssey Through the Artisan Cheese World

    by Joe Berkowitz ...
    From the author of Away with Words, a deeply hilarious and unexpectedly insightful deep-dive into a cultural and culinary phenomenon: cheese.“Who knew it was possible to enjoy reading about cheese as much as eating it? Remarkably entertaining, deeply insightful, and downright hilarious, American Cheese goes far beyond the plastic yellow slices we all know, and some love, revealing a community as ... Read more

    $11.49 USD

  • What's Good?

    A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients

    by Peter Hoffman ...
    A culinary pioneer blends memoir with a joyful inquiry into the ingredients he uses and their origins—now in paperbackWhat goes into the making of a chef, a restaurant, a dish? And if good ingredients make a difference on the plate, what makes them good in the first place? In his highly anticipated first book, influential chef Peter Hoffman offers thoughtful and delectable answers to these ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge

    The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories

    by Grace Young ...
    Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for International Cooking, this is the authoritative guide to stir-frying: the cooking technique that makes less seem like more, extends small amounts of food to feed many, and makes ingredients their most tender and delicious.The stir-fry is all things: refined, improvisational, adaptable, and inventive. The technique and tradition of stir-frying, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Book of Difficult Fruit

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

    by Kate Lebo ...
    Named a Best Book of the Year by The Atlantic, New York magazine and NPR"Dazzling." —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.A is for aronia, berry member of the apple family, clothes-stainer, superfruit with reputed healing power. D ... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Pie for Everyone

    Recipes and Stories from Petee's Pie, New York's Best Pie Shop

    by Petra Paredez ...
    New York’s beloved Petee’s Pie Company serves up more than 80 recipes for the best pies you can make at homePetra (Petee) Paredez shares her personal repertoire of impeccable baking techniques that have made her pie shops, Petee’s Pie Company and Petee’s Café, New York darlings. At the heart of it all, the goal is simple—a tender, flaky crust and perfectly balanced ï¬?lling—and this cookbook ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • An Edible History of Humanity

    by Tom Standage ...
    The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses charts an enlightening history of humanity through the foods we eat.Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Best American Food Writing 2021

    series Best American
    The year’s top food writing, from writers who celebrate the many innovative, comforting, mouthwatering, and culturally rich culinary offerings of our country. Edited by Silvia Killingsworth and renowned chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton.“A year that stopped our food world in its tracks,” writes Gabrielle Hamilton in her introduction, reflecting on 2020. The stories in this edition of Best ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Cognac

    The Seductive Saga of the World's Most Coveted Spirit

    by Kyle Jarrard ...
    "Rich in history and admirable scholarship. . . . It's a fine grande champagne of a book, to be savored over and over."-Patricia Wells, author of The Provence CookbookCalled the "brandy of the gods" by Victor Hugo, Cognac is a universal symbol of refinement and quality. In the first comprehensive history of this celebrated drink, Kyle Jarrard charts Cognac's birth in the 1500s and its ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • I Hear She's a Real Bitch

    by Jen Agg ...
    **“A terrific, beautifully written, frank, and funny memoir, and a compelling argument for pulling down the long outdated system of ‘bro’ culture that has dominated the industry since what feels like the beginning of time.” —Anthony BourdainA sharp and candid memoir from a star in the restaurant world, and an up-and-coming literary voice**From the moment she opened her first bar, Jen Agg knew she ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • We've Always Had Paris...and Provence

    A Scrapbook of Our Life in France

    Patricia Wells, long recognized as the leading American authority on French food, and her husband, Walter, live the life in France that many of us have often fantasized about. After more than a quarter century, they are as close to being accepted as "French" as any non-natives can be. In this delightful memoir they share in two voices their experiences—the good, the bad, and the funny—offering a ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Medium Raw

    A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

    Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’s Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, “A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook,” and he is at his entertaining best as he takes aim at some of the biggest names in the foodie world, ... Read more

    $13.49 USD

  • Vermouth: A Sprited Revival, with 40 Modern Cocktails (Second Edition)

    by Adam Ford ...
    “Essential reading for anyone who has ever loved a Manhattan.” —Wine & SpiritsVermouth is hitting its stride—again. The cocktail resurgence has put a spotlight on an often-overlooked ingredient in some of the most iconic cocktails of our time: vermouth. It appeared in America in the 1860s, reigned supreme in drinks like the Manhattan and the Martini, then fell out of favor during the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Sous Chef

    24 Hours on the Line

    NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIMEThe back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant

    by Judy Rodgers ...
    **A James Beard Foundation 2022 Cookbook Hall of Fame InducteeFor twenty-four years, in an odd and intimate warren of rooms, San Franciscans of every variety have come to the Zuni Café with high expectations and have rarely left disappointed.**In The Zuni Café Cookbook, a book customers have been anticipating for years, chef and owner Judy Rodgers provides recipes for Zuni's most well-known dishes ... Read more

    $28.99 USD