Food Science
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health
Eating on the Wild Side
The Missing Link to Optimum Health
Paperback      ISBN: 0316227935
Describes how to replace modern fruits and vegetables, which are high in starch and sugar and lower in nutrients than earlier generations of the plants, with different varieties that have better nutritional value.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma
A Natural History of Four Meals
Paperback      ISBN: 0143038583
An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
On Food And Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
On Food And Cooking
The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684800012
An updated twentieth-anniversary edition of the classic culinary reference features ninety percent new material and provides a wealth of kitchen tips, food-preparation techniques, folklore, literary anecdotes, and health information, in a volume that features particular coverage of trends from the past two decades. 50,000 first printing.
Food in History
Food in History
Paperback      ISBN: 0517884046
Surveys the evolution of man's diverse gastronomic habits, customs, and traditions against their cultural and historical background
The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South
The Potlikker Papers
A Food History of the Modern South
Paperback      ISBN: 0143111019
“The one food book you must read this year." —Southern Living One of Christopher Kimball’s Six Favorite Books About Food A people’s history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity and how race relations impacted Southern food culture over six revolutionary decades Like great provincial dishes around the world, potlikker is a salvage food. During the antebellum era, slave owners ate the greens from the pot and set aside the leftover potlikker broth for the enslaved, unaware that the broth, not the greens, was nutrient rich. After slavery, potlikker sustained the working poor, both black and white. In the South of today, potlikker has taken on new meanings as chefs have reclaimed it. Potlikker is a quintessential Southern dish, and The Potlikker Papers is a people’s history of the modern South, told through its food. Beginning with the pivotal role cooks and waiters played in the civil rights movement, noted authority John T. Edge narrates the South’s fitful journey from a hive of racism to a hotbed of American immigration. He shows why working-class Southern food has become a vital driver of contemporary American cuisine. Food access was a battleground issue during the 1950s and 1960s. Ownership of culinary traditions has remained a central contention on the long march toward equality. The Potlikker Papers tracks pivotal moments in Southern history, from the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s to the rise of fast and convenience foods modeled on rural staples. Edge narrates the gentrification that gained traction in the restaurants of the 1980s and the artisanal renaissance that began to reconnect farmers and cooks in the 1990s. He reports as a newer South came into focus in the 2000s and 2010s, enriched by the arrival of immigrants from Mexico to Vietnam and many points in between. Along the way, Edge profiles extraordinary figures in Southern food, including Fannie Lou Hamer, Colonel Sanders, Mahalia Jackson, Edna Lewis, Paul Prudhomme, Craig Claiborne, and Sean Brock. Over the last three generations, wrenching changes have transformed the South. The Potlikker Papers tells the story of that dynamism—and reveals how Southern food has become a shared culinary language for the nation.
The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus
The Truffle Underground
A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus
Paperback      ISBN: 0451495691
Documents the crimes at each level of a truffle's path from ground to plate, including planting poisoned meatballs to remove competitor's dogs, foragers robbed of their harvest at gunpoint, and crime syndicates stealing scientific secrets.
The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis: A Biography of an Ingenious Species
The Big Ratchet
How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis: A Biography of an Ingenious Species
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465044972
"Our species' pervasive presence on the planet is the combined result of two powerful forces: earth's rich natural endowments and humanity's ability to manipulate nature. From our ability to control fire to our expertise in breeding palatable plants, from our capacity to ship fertilizer across the Atlantic to our skill in selectively tinkering with plant genomes, DeFries describes the ingenious manipulations of nature that have enabled humankind to nourish and flourish. Throughout history humans have been able to ratchet up populations, survive the hatchets that threaten the species, and pivot to a new strategy for survival"--
A Bone to Pick: The Good and Bad News About Food, With Wisdom, Insights, and Advice on Diets, Food Safety, Gmos, Farming, and More
A Bone to Pick
The Good and Bad News About Food, With Wisdom, Insights, and Advice on Diets, Food Safety, Gmos, Farming, and More
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804186545
The New York Times columnist, host of The Minimalist and author of the best-selling How to Cook Everything series presents a collection of his top-selected columns, updated to reflect the latest research and changes.
Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga Of Dark And Light
Chocolate
A Bittersweet Saga Of Dark And Light
Hardcover      ISBN: 0865476357
A food journalist tackles one of the world's most popular narcotics--chocolate--in search of the biological, historical, and social reasons why this substance has so tantilized humans the world over.
Comer atentos / Mindful Eating: Guia para redescubrir una relacion sana con los alimentos
Comer atentos / Mindful Eating
Guia para redescubrir una relacion sana con los alimentos
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1611802229
El arte de la atención (mindfulness) puede transformar nuestra cotidiana lucha con las comidas, renovar nuestro sentido del placer, así como nuestra satisfacción con la alimentación. El arte de la atención plena puede transformar nuestros conflictos con la alimentación –y renovar nuestro sentido del placer, valoración y satisfacción con la comida. Recurriendo a investigaciones recientes e integrando sus experiencias como médica y maestra de meditación, la Dra. Jan Bays ofrece una presentación maravillosamente clara de lo que es la conciencia plena y cómo ésta puede ayudar con los problemas alimenticios. Comer atentos es un enfoque que involucra llevar una conciencia plena al proceso de alimentación –a todos los sabores, olores, pensamientos y sensaciones que surgen durante una comida. Ya sea que usted tenga sobrepeso, sufra de un desorden alimenticio, o simplemente quiera sacar más provecho de su vida, este libro le ofrece una herramienta simple que puede marcar una diferencia notable. En este libro, usted aprenderá cómo: • Sintonizar con la propia sabiduría de su cuerpo en relación a qué, cuándo y cuánto comer. • Sentirse plenamente satisfecha aunque coma menos. • Identificar sus hábitos y patrones alimenticios. • Desarrollar una actitud más compasiva hacia sus problemas alimenticios. • Descubrir la verdadera fuente de su ansiedad por la comida. Comer atentos incluye también un programa descargable de audio de 80 minutos de duración, con ejercicios guiados.