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Jacques Pepin's Complete Technique: More Than 1,000 Preparations and Recipes, All Demonstrated in Thousands of Step-By-Step Photographs
Jacques Pepin's Complete Technique
More Than 1,000 Preparations and Recipes, All Demonstrated in Thousands of Step-By-Step Photographs
Paperback      ISBN: 1579121659
Provides instructions for hundreds of culinary techniques including separating eggs, lining cake pans, preparing chicken for broiling, and making rib roast.
Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris
Between Meals
An Appetite for Paris
Paperback      ISBN: 086547236x
The author shares his memories of Paris in 1926 and 1927 when he was a student there and describes French cuisine, customs, and urban life
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0140275010
A witty romp through history uses the codfish as its main character, showing how cod became the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, while also questioning how depleted codfish stocks might affect the world's future, given their impact on the past. Reprint. Tour. NYT.
The Gallery of Regrettable Food
The Gallery of Regrettable Food
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0609607820
A hilarious collection of photographs, illustrations, food ads, recipes, and culinary miscellany from classic American cookbooks of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s presents a horrible array of the "best of the worst" dishes from the period, including such treats as 7-Up Cottage Cheese Pancakes. 35,000 first printing.
Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
A Memoir of the Senses
Paperback      ISBN: 0060930179
A best-selling novelist offers a combination of memoir and meditation that explores the nature of the passionate life, especially the delights of food and sex, and includes family recipes, musings on aphrodisiacs, poems, retellings of ancient tales, and more. Reprint. Tour.
Kitchen Culture in America: Popular Representations of Food, Gender, and Race
Kitchen Culture in America
Popular Representations of Food, Gender, and Race
Paperback      ISBN: 0812217357
Inness (English, Miami U.) has gathered 11 essays that investigate ways that ethnic and gender roles in America have been informed by popular representations having to do with food. The contributors are professors and graduate students of Afro-American studies, American and women's history, literature, English, and cultural studies. Topics include: candy, gender, and consumer culture from 1895-1920; gender and long shelf life; black women cooks as fetish in American ads in the first half of the 20th c.; cookbooks and racial prejudice; gender and processed foods in the 1950s; frozen foods and postwar families; and culinary autobiographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
Tender at the Bone
Growing Up at the Table
Paperback      ISBN: 0767903382
A national bestseller penned by a renowned New York Times restaurant critic explores her intimate relationship with food, begun at an early age, and even includes several favorite recipes. Reprint. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
A Cook's Tour
In Search of the Perfect Meal
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1582341400
From Japan where he eats traditional Fugu, a poisonous blowfish that can only be prepared by specially licensed chefs, to a delectable snack with the Viet Cong in the Mecong Delta, a fascinating book follows the author, who combines his two greatest passions--cooking and travelling, as he embarks on a quest around the world to find the ultimate meal.
The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection
The Soul of a Chef
The Journey Toward Perfection
Paperback      ISBN: 0141001895
The author explores the lives of the men and women whose goal is to serve perfect food, drawing on the collective experiences of three talented young chefs to reveal the dreams, goals, and ideas of great chefs.
The Well-Fed Backpacker
The Well-Fed Backpacker
Paperback      ISBN: 0394738047
Shows how to buy and prepare camping food in advance, cook outdoors, and forage for wild foods