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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
by Dan Barber
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An award-winning chef moves beyond 'farm-to-table' to offer a revolutionary new way of eating The Third Plate is chef Dan Barbers extraordinary vision for a new future of American eating. After more than a decade spent investigating farming... (read more)

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A History of the World in 6 Glasses
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage
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Like Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or, the True and Incredible Adventure of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, and other enjoyable histories that... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
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In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things... (read more)

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver and Camille Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp
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After 25 years in the Arizona desert, in 2004, Kentucky-bred Barbara Kingsolver moved back to the Appalachians, to a Virginia farm just hours from her childhood home. Family called. "Returning," she explains in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, "would allow my... (read more)

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The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings
The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings
by Nathan Williams
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This recipe collection from Portland-based Kinfolk magazine celebrates stylish young foodies who host perfectly imperfect gatherings. But even the most inept home cook will appreciate the sumptuous photography and thoughtful introductions to each... (read more)

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Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered
Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered
by Tod Davies
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“Shift-causing in its practicality....What an original voice Davies is. She's all attitude. Jam Today Too is a treatise on how to develop a sane, honest, joyful relationship with food and cooking (and good red wine).” ForeWord... (read more)

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated Edition)
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated Edition)
by Anthony Bourdain
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When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded that appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectable... (read more)

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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan
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The bestselling coauthor of Your Money or Your Life chronicles her quest to eat food produced within 10 miles of her home Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling author and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food... (read more)

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The Last Chinese Chef
The Last Chinese Chef
by Nicole Mones
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Reading group favorite Nicole Mones transports readers to the fascinating world of elite cuisine in modern China with the story of an American food writer traveling in Beijing. Recently widowed Maggie MacElroy is unexpectedly called to China to settle a... (read more)

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The Art of Eating
The Art of Eating
by M. F. K. Fisher
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The Art of Eating "...only wise men know the art of eating." Brillat-Savarin "There is a communion of more than bodies when bread is broken and wine is drunk. And that is my answer when people ask me, Why do you write about hunger, and not wars or love?"... (read more)

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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
by Mark Kurlansky
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From the Bestselling Author of Salt and The Basque History of the World Cod, Mark Kurlansky’s third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award, is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world history... (read more)

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The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes But Fed Up with Fondue
The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes But Fed Up with Fondue
by David Sax
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Greek yogurt. Spicy chipotle mayo. Honeycrisp apples. The Cronut. These days, it seems we are constantly discovering a new food that will make us healthier, happier, or even somehow smarter. After a brief life as a novelty houseplant and "I Love the '80s"... (read more)

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Delicious!
Delicious!
by Ruth Reichl
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In her New York Times bestselling memoirs Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples, Ruth Reichl has brilliantly illuminated how food defines us. Now she celebrates this theme in her dazzling fiction debut—a novel of sisters, family ties, and a... (read more)

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Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
by Ruth Reichl
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With characteristic wit and aplomb, Ruth Reichl takes us behind the scenes of life as a restaurant critic — dining on the finest cuisine in the city, juggling the politics of the newspaper, and becoming a master of disguise. As funny as Tender at the... (read more)

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
by Anya Von Bremzen
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A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations    With startling beauty and sardonic wit, Anya von Bremzen tells an intimate... (read more)

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The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese
by Michael Paterniti
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The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--And Perplexing--City
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--And Perplexing--City
by David Lebovitz
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Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all... (read more)

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An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
by Tamar Adler
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In this meditation on cooking and eating, Tamar Adler weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on feeding ourselves well. An Everlasting Meal demonstrates the implicit frugality in cooking. In essays on forgotten skills such as boiling,... (read more)

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
by Lucy Knisley
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Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating... (read more)

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The School of Essential Ingredients
The School of Essential Ingredients
by Erica Bauermeister
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Reminiscent of Chocolat and Like Water for Chocolate, a gorgeously written novel about life, love, and the magic of food. The School of Essential Ingredients follows the lives of eight students who gather in Lillian's Restaurant every Monday night for... (read more)

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