Category: Food Culture and Theory.


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A cook's tour

By: Bourdain, Anthony

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2002.,

The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?," Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection" inside out. From California to Cambodia, A Cooks' Tour chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America's boldest and bravest chef. View more info

America Eats: Forms of Edible Folk Art

By: Weaver, William Woys

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, 1989,

Light shelf-wear. View more info

Bring Home the Bacon and Cutting the Mustard

By: Castle Books

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Book Sales,

This book is peppered with hundreds of food-related sayings--idioms that owe their origins to anywhere that food and drink is prepared and served. View more info

Cookbooks worth collecting

By: Barile, Mary

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Radnor, Pa. : Wallace-Homestead Book Co., c1994.,

Savor our country's heritage with this tasteful book on Early American, 19th- and 20th-century cookbooks, leaflets, brochures, and charity cookbooks. Hundreds of photos with prices and tidbits of history create a recipe for nostalgic and charming reading. View more info

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Eat, pray, love

By: Gilbert, Elizabeth

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.,

Book club edition. View more info

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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

By: Gilbert, Elizabeth

Price: $6.00


This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion... View more info

Fast food nation

By: Schlosser, Eric

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, NY : Perennial, 2002.,

Former owner's name on front endpaper. View more info

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

By: Hodgson, Moira

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Anchor,

The daughter of a British Foreign Service officer, Moira Hodgson spent her childhood in many a strange and exotic land. She discovered American food in Saigon, ate wild boar in Berlin, and learned how to prepare potatoes from her eccentric Irish grandmother. Today, Hodgson has a well-deserved reputation as a discerning critic whose columns in the "New York Observer" were devoured by dedicated food lovers for two decades. A delightful memoir of meals from around the w... View more info

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Julie and Julia

By: Powell, Julie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books,

Now in paperback-the format in which it's destined to become a reading group favorite-the most heralded and hilarious memoir of recent years: Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell reclaims her life by cooking every single recipe in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the span of one year. It's a hysterical, inconceivable redemptive journey - life rediscovered through aspics, calves' brains and creme brulee. ... View more info

Near a thousand tables

By: Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : The Free Press, c2002.,

Critically acclaimed as a landmark in culinary writing, this savory and engrossing account by a New York Times Notable author leaves no placemat unturned as it chronicles the fascinating story of food across the centuries. We are what we eat; every ingredient of our past and present identities may be divined from the food on our tables. In this ambitious and brilliantly achieved work, world-renowned historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto charts the eventful course of humanki... View more info

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By: McPhee, John A.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [1967],

Light shelf-wear. View more info

Oz Clarke's introducing wine

By: Clarke, Oz

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, 2000., 2000,

Unlike other wine books, Oz Clarke's Introducing Wine starts off with a guide to choosing the taste of the wine you want. In describing the flavors offered by wine in all its variety, Clarke provides a summation of the varieties and shadings of taste that are available, and then directs you to the grapes, regions, and producers that will give you what you want. Everything flows, so to speak, from taste.Comprehensive in its summation of everything you'll need to know ... View more info

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Romancing the Vine: Life, Love, and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo

By: Alan Tardi

Price: $8.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, November 2006,

A nice clean copy. View more info

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The art of eating

By: Fisher, M. F. K.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., c2004.,

Edition: 50

RUTH REICHL"Mary Frances Fisher] has the extraordinary ability to make the ordinary seem rich and wonderful. Her dignity comes from her absolute insistence on appreciating life as it comes to her." JULIA CHILD"How wonderful to have here in my hands the essence of M.F.K. Fisher, whose wit and fulsome opinions on food and those who produce it, comment upon it, and consume it are as apt today as they were several decades ago, when she composed them. Why did she... View more info

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The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

By: Lee, Jennifer

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Twelve,

A nice clean copy. View more info