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Cucina Rustica
Cucina Rustica
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688077641

Cucina Rustica,"the rustic 'kitchen,"is Italian food at its simplest and freshest. With more than 250 recipes that use readily available ingredients in deliciously creative combinations, La Place and Kleiman offer a style of cooking and eating that's inviting, easy, and elegant.

Serve It Forth
Serve It Forth
Paperback      ISBN: 0865473692

In Serve It Forth, her first book, M. F. K. Fisher takes readers on an animated journey through culinary history, beginning with the honey-loving Greeks and the immoderate Romans. Fisher recalls a hunt for snails and truffles with one of the last adepts in that art and recounts how Catherine de Medici, lonely for home cooking, touched off a culinary revolution by bringing Italian chefs to France. Each essay makes clear the absolute firmness of Fisher's taste--contrarian and unique--and her skill at stirring memory and imagination into a potent brew.

Savory Way
Savory Way
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553057804

The winner of the 1990 Julia Child/IACP Award for the Best Cookbook of the Year, The Savory Way makes the inventive vegetarian cookery that Deborah Madison developed at the famous Greens Restaurant in San Francisco available to home cooks everywhere who enjoy flavorful food presented with style and ease.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, flavored vinegars and oils, edible flowers, salsas, and cheeses are the key ingredients in Madison's contemporary fare. She explains the basics of vegetarian cooking and emphasizes the extraordinary flexibility of meatless meals. Recipes for pasta, sandwiches, salads, soups, and stews, as well as an extensive section on preparing vegetables round out this classic collection.

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
A kitchen classic for nearly 35 years.
Hailed by Time magazine as a minor masterpiece when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.

For its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment.

On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped birth the inventive culinary movement known as molecular gastronomy. Though other books have been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques.

Among the major themes addressed throughout the new edition are:
- Traditional and modern methods of food production and their influences on food quality
- The great diversity of methods by which people in different places and times have prepared the same ingredients
- Tips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfully
- The particular substances that give foods their flavors, and that give us pleasure
- Our evolving knowledge of the health benefits and risks of foods

On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.
Habeas Codfish: Reflections on Food and the Law
Habeas Codfish
Reflections on Food and the Law
Hardcover      ISBN: 0299175103

From the McDonald s hot coffee case to the cattle ranchers beef with Oprah Winfrey, from the old English "Assize of Bread" to current nutrition labeling laws, what we eat and how we eat are shaped as much by legal regulations as by personal taste. Barry M. Levenson, the curator of the world-famous (really ) Mount Horeb Mustard Museum and a self-proclaimed "recovering lawyer," offers in Habeas Codfish an entertaining and expert overview of the frustrating, frightening, and funny intersections of food and the law.
Discover how Mr. Peanut shaped the law of trademark infringement for the entire food industry. Consider the plight of the restaurant owner besmirched by a journalist s negative review. Find out how traditional Jewish laws of kashrut ran afoul of the First Amendment. Prison meals, butter vs. margarine, definitions of organic food, undercover ABC reporters at the Food Lion, the Massachusetts Supreme Court case that saved fish chowder, even recipes it s all in here, so tuck in

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The Last Word on Lefse
The Last Word on Lefse
Paperback      ISBN: 0934860785

Did you know that lefse is an antidote for lutefisk? Or that the Boys of Starbuck made the World's Largest Lefse? Gary Legwold combines stories and history in this handbook on lefse. Find out how to prepare it from some of the best lefse makers.

New York Times Cookbook
New York Times Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060160101

Since it was first published in 1961, The New York Times Cook Book, a standard work for gourmet home cooks, has sold nearly three million copies in all editions and continues to sell strongly each year. All the nearly fifteen hundred recipes in the book have been reviewed, revised, and updated, and approximately 40 percent have been replaced.

Emphasizing the timeless nature of this collection, Craig Claiborne has included new recipes using fresh herbs and food processor techniques. He has also added more Chinese, Indian, and foreign recipes and more recipes for pasta, rice, and grains. Additional fish recipes, new salads and bread recipes, and an exceptional chili dish enhance this edition, which contains traditional American recipes and selected recipes from twenty countries. All the recipes are clearly presented and suitable for many different occasions, ranging from a wide variety of family meals to the most formal dinner party. The author also covers sauces and salad dressings, relishes, and preserves. And there are countless old favorites and those wonderful desserts.

Complete with essential cross-referencing, a table of equivalents and conversions, and an index, the revised edition of The New York Times Cook Book is a superb new cookbook to give, to own, and to use for years to come.

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.
The Tummy Trilogy
The Tummy Trilogy
Paperback      ISBN: 0374524173

In the 1970s, Calvin Trillin informed America that its most glorious food was not to be found at the pretentious restaurants he referred to generically as La Maison de la Casa House, Continental Cuisine. With three hilarious books over the next two decades--American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings--he established himself as, in Craig Claiborne's phrase, "the Walt Whitman of American eats." Trillin's three comic masterpieces are now available in what Trillin calls The Tummy Trilogy.

Scotch Ale
Scotch Ale
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381357

The owner of several breweries, the author of this text presents his insight into yeast, hops, water and brewing condition to help the reader brew Scotch ale.