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The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine
The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688057497

Written by the greatest wine authority of his day, and first published in 1964, The Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia has long been acclaimed as one of the very best wine books available. The New York Times immediately called it "the finest quick reference book in the literature of wine."

Because no other wine book provides the reader with as much information in so concise a form, a revised version has been long awaited. Despite all the wine books that have appeared in the past decade, The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine is still unique in that its self-contained alphabetical entries make it easier to use than any other encyclopedia on the market. This book has no indexyou simply turn to the entry you want and find exactly the information you need.

Completely revised by one of today's top wine experts, the Bespaloff edition takes into consideration the increased interest in the wines of California, Italy, and Australia. The material on such traditional topics as port and champagne has also been expanded considerably. Beautifully designed in two colors, it features twenty-three maps drawn especially for this edition, and contains more than five hundred new entries including such varied topics as Amador, calories, cra classe, FrenchAmerican hybrids, late harvest, Martha's Vineyard, vintage port, and "Zip Code wines."

The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine is the foundation of any wine library. It is the one book any wine lover will ever need. Even if you own and use other wine encyclopedias, the elegant accessibility of this book will induce you to eventually rely on it and no other.

Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating, 2nd Edition
Vegan
The New Ethics of Eating, 2nd Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0935526870

In this book, you will find the latest information about how what you eat affects your health, the environment, and the existence of the animals who share this planet, along with in-depth discussions of ground-breaking work by these internationally respected experts: Heart specialist, Dean Ornish, M.D.; Nutrition scientist, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.; Weight loss expert, Terry Shintani, M.D.; Farm Sanctuary founders, Gene and Lorri Bauston; Vegetarian nutritionist, Suzanne Havala, R.D.; Population analysis, David Pimentel, Ph.D.; Mad Cow disease expert, Stephen Dealler, M.D.; Rangeland activist, Lynn Jacobs.

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.

The Good Cookie: Over 250 Delicious Recipes, from Simple to Sublime
The Good Cookie
Over 250 Delicious Recipes, from Simple to Sublime
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471387916

Shares a selection of 250 recipes from around the world complete with expert instruction on how to make them. From rugged Cranberry Orange Nut Bars and Bittersweet Chocolate Biscotti to Chocolate Filled Almond Hearts, this work lets readers bake their way through basic drop cookies, hand formed cookies, sandwich cookies, and decorator cookies.

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.

I Am Almost Always Hungry: Seasonal Menus and Memorable Recipes
I Am Almost Always Hungry
Seasonal Menus and Memorable Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584792876

The food editor for House & Garden shares her lifelong love affair with food in a collection of simple recipes with a seasonal touch.

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.

Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
Tender at the Bone
Growing Up at the Table
Paperback      ISBN: 0767903382

A restaurat critic of the New York Times offers a memoir--with recipes--of a life spent as a resturant owner, chef, and food critic, from California to New York City.

The True History of Chocolate
The True History of Chocolate
Paperback      ISBN: 0500282293

It seems strange to think that even the humble chocolate bar has a long and interesting history. This history reaches far back to the earliest civilisation in the Americas, and it was the Olmecs not the Aztecs who can be rightly named as the inventors of chocolate. Told with flair and wit, this history of cacoa looks at its ancient Mexican roots, questioning how it became the food of the gods, its ritual significance, and how it was used as a currency in trade among the Olmec. Piecing together a range of archaeological, documentary and pictorial evidence, Sophie and Michael Coe discuss the Theobrama cacoa tree, the chemical properties of cacao and its early domestication and use. The story of chocolate continues under the Aztecs and their first encounters with the Europeans. The authors trace the transformation and renaming of cacao as it made its way to the chocoholics of Europe - the white-skinned perfumed, bewigged, overdressed royalty and nobility'. Finally, Coe and Coe discuss its years of competititon with tea and coffee as the preferred hot beverage, its links with the Church, and its surrender to the industrialisation of the 19th century which withdrew the mystique of this luscious mouth-watering treat and turned it into an everyday, mass-produced, highly calorific product.

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.