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Historical Food and Cooking


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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
by Michael Pollan
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Fire, water, air, earth — our most trusted food expert recounts the story of his culinary education. In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four... (read more)

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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
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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Salt: A World History
Salt: A World History
by Mark Kurlansky
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The additive that flows under the radar The most popular drug in America is a white powder. No, not that powder. This is caffeine in its most essential state. And Caffeinated reveals the little-known truth about this addictive, largely unregulated drug... (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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True or false: One out of every four items for sale in the average American supermarket contains corn? (Think, think, think...) Believe it or not, it's true. If this unsettles you — or just plain doesn't make sense — pick up a copy of Michael Pollan... (read more)

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Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
by Bee Wilson
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Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Tools shape what we eat, but they have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our... (read more)

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True History of Chocolate (3RD 13 Edition)
True History of Chocolate (3RD 13 Edition)
by Sophie D. Coe
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This delightful tale of one of the world’s favorite foods draws on botany, archaeology, and culinary history to present a complete and accurate history of chocolate. It begins some 4,000 years ago in the jungles of Mexico and Central America with... (read more)

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Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
by Luke Barr
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Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in... (read more)

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Eating Animals
Eating Animals
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between carnivore and vegetarian. As he became a husband and a father, he kept returning to two questions: Why do we eat animals? And would we eat them if we knew how they got... (read more)

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The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation
The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation
by Mark Kurlansky
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From Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod, Salt, and Birdseye—the illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people Straddling a small corner of Spain and France in a land that is marked on no maps except their own, the Basques are a... (read more)

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The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
by Benjamin Wallace
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“Part detective story, part wine history, this is one juicy tale, even for those with no interest in the fruit of the vine. . . . As delicious as a true vintage Lafite.” —BusinessWeek The Billionaire’s Vinegar tells the true story... (read more)

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Six Thousand Years of Bread: Its Holy and Unholy History
Six Thousand Years of Bread: Its Holy and Unholy History
by H. E. Jacob
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“A colossal epic tale, Mr. Jacob has sketched world history—its folkways, its religion, aits superstition and its plagues, all in terms of bread.” —Wall Street... (read more)

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Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
by Mark Pendergrast
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Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. In this updated edition of the classic work, Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade... (read more)

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Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
by Terence Mckenna
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McKenna starts his radical revision of human evolution by positing the theory that we evolved from apes to humans because of brain changes brought about by ingesting psilocybin-containing mushrooms. This was, in his opinion, the birth of religion, and... (read more)

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Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
by Tom Mueller
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For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life's necessities — not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious ritual. Today's researchers are continuing to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties... (read more)

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The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It (P.S.)
The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It (P.S.)
by Tilar J. Mazzeo
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The Widow Clicquot is the New York Times bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style. Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the... (read more)

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Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
by Najmieh Batmanglij
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This is an updated and expanded fourth edition of New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies ISBN 0934211345.... (read more)

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Proof: The Science of Booze
Proof: The Science of Booze
by Adam Rogers
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Drinking gets a lot more interesting when you know whats actually inside your glass of microbrewed ale, single-malt whisky, or Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. All of them begin with fermentation, where a fungus called yeast binges on sugar molecules and poops... (read more)

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As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis Devoto
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis Devoto
by Joan Reardon
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A National Bestseller Winner of an International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for Literary Food Writing “An absorbing portrait of an unexpected friendship.” — Entertainment Weekly “Julias inimitable voice shines... (read more)

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The Devil's Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee
The Devil's Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee
by Stewart L. Allen
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From the earliest evidence of a hallucinatory cacao bean paste in ancient Ethiopia to the modern coffee giant, Starbucks, readers follow Allen as he searches for the perfect "cuppa joe."... (read more)

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The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution
The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution
by David Kamp
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The wickedly entertaining, hunger-inducing, behind-the-scenes story of the revolution in American food that has made exotic ingredients, celebrity chefs, rarefied cooking tools, and destination restaurants familiar aspects of our everyday lives... (read more)

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