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Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners
Rituals of Dinner
The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0802111165

Discusses the social aspects of dining, including seating, portions, utensils, table manners, and customs

White Dog Cafe Cookbook: Multicultural Recipes and Tales of Adventure from Philadelphia's Revolutionary Restaurant
White Dog Cafe Cookbook
Multicultural Recipes and Tales of Adventure from Philadelphia's Revolutionary Restaurant
Paperback      ISBN: 0762400072

The White Dog Cafe has earned interational acclaim for its exceptional food, innovative menus, and commitment to community involvement and social responsibility. Now, in their first cookbook, Proprietor Judy Wicks and Chef Kevin von Klause share 250 kitchen-tested recipes for their internationally inspired American cuisine, along with tales of adventure from more than 15 years of implementing the White Dog's philosophy of 'eating well while doing good.'
They accomplish this by using the freshest produce available, buying it from local farmers, sponsoring and interacting with sister restaurants around the world and at home, and opening up their restaurant as a forum for lectures and debates on social issues from public education and environmental protection to bioethics and international peace.p>Illustrated with Judy Wicks' delightful line drawings and evocative black-and-white photographs of the restaurant's canine-inspired decor, the "White Dog Cafe Cookbook" is an entertaining read and an important culinary reference sure to inspire any cook -- in the kitchen or in the community.

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
French Lessons
Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
Paperback      ISBN: 0375705619

A delightful, delicious, and best-selling account of the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France, from the beloved author of A Year in Provence.

The French celebrate food and drink more than any other people, and Peter Mayle shows us just how contagious their enthusiasm can be. We visit the Foire aux Escargots. We attend a truly French marathon, where the beverage of choice is Ch teau Lafite-Rothschild rather than Gatorade. We search out the most pungent cheese in France, and eavesdrop on a heated debate on the perfect way to prepare an omelet. We even attend a Catholic mass in the village of Richerenches, a sacred event at which thanks are given for the aromatic, mysterious, and breathtakingly expensive black truffle. With Mayle as our charming guide, we come away satisfied (if a little hungry), and with a sudden desire to book a flight to France at once.
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine
Paperback      ISBN: 1558215719

Contains delightful explorations of food and cooking, among which are the collection's namesake essay and many other gems; with black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

Home Sausage Making: How-to Techniques for Making and Enjoying 100 Sausages at Home
Home Sausage Making
How-to Techniques for Making and Enjoying 100 Sausages at Home
Paperback      ISBN: 158017471x

This comprehensive guide to making everything from Vienna Sausage to Spanish-Style Chorizo shows you how easy it is to make homemade sausages. With simple instructions for more than 100 recipes made from pork, beef, chicken, turkey, poultry, and fish -- including classics like Kosher Salami and Italian Cotechino -- you're sure to find a sausage to suit your taste.

A Commonplace Book of Cookery: A Collection of Proverbs, Anecdotes, Opinions and Obscure Facts on Food, Drink, Cooks, Cooking, Dining, Diners & Diete
A Commonplace Book of Cookery
A Collection of Proverbs, Anecdotes, Opinions and Obscure Facts on Food, Drink, Cooks, Cooking, Dining, Diners & Diete
Hardcover      ISBN: 0865471819
Belgian Ale
Belgian Ale
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381314

Pierre Rajotte travelled the world in search of the ultimate brew and found that Belgian ale is, in his opinion, the pinnacle of brewing. This book demonstrates the importance of sugar, top-fermenting yeasts, and Belgian hops, to this intrinsic, traditional ale.

Sweets
Sweets
Paperback      ISBN: 1582343071

In Sweets, Tim Richardson takes us on a magical confectionery tour, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. Beginning with a description of the biology of sweetness itself, Richardson navigates the ancient history of sweets, the incredible range and diversity of candies worldwide, the bizarre figures and practices of the confectionery industry, and the connection between food and sex. He goes on to explore the role of sweets in myth and folklore and, finally, offers a personal philosophy of continual sweet-eating based on the writings of Epicurus.

A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, Sweets is the perfect gift for anyone who loves candy.

Lobscouse & Spotted Dog: Which It's a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Lobscouse & Spotted Dog
Which It's a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Paperback      ISBN: 0393320944

Celebrate the joys of Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series with this delightful cookbook, full of the food and drink that so often complement Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin's travels. Collected here are authentic and practical recipes for such eighteenth- and early-nineteenth- century dishes as Burgoo, Drowned Baby, Sea-Pie, Solomongundy, Jam Roly-Poly, Toasted Cheese, Sucking Pig, Treacle-Dowdy, and, of course, Spotted Dog. Also included are historical notes on the origins of the dishes as well as sections on the preparing of roasts, puddings, and raised pies.[A] splendid cookbook...graced with erudite bits of naval and gastronomical history....Deftly researched and written in prose nearly as funny as O'Brian's own.--Publishers Weekly A thoroughly readable cookbook, as well as a useful appendix to a great series of novels and a newly opened window into a time now nearly 200 years gone.--San Jose Mercury News

The Whole Food Bible: How to Select and Prepare Safe, Healthful Foods
The Whole Food Bible
How to Select and Prepare Safe, Healthful Foods
Paperback      ISBN: 0892816260

For people concerned with the quality and integrity of the food they eat and who want to take the guesswork out of shopping, The Whole Food Bible provides a ready source of up-to-date information on all varieties of foods. The author details the latest findings on such topics as food irradiation, pesticides, and chemical food additives, enabling consumers to minimize their exposure to the hazards existing in many foods today. The author also provides extensive information on diet and nutrition and the benefits of eating foods that are organically grown and minimally refined.

- New edition of the best-seller.

- First published by Addison-Wesley in 1991, with more than 35,000 copies sold.

- A handy guide for both the experienced and beginning cook.

- More than 100 simple, healthy, and delicious recipes and a large assortment of tips on how to select and prepare delicious whole foods.