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Quotes and Trivia
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Ladyfinger's & Nun's Tummies: From Spare Ribs to Humble Pie-A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names

Martha Barnette

Everything in this book is delightful to learn. Barnette takes us through languages and across millennia in a charming style . . . that offers endless food for thought. --The New Yorker What makes the pretzel a symbol of religious devotion, and what... (read more)

Historical Food and Cooking
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Clear Toy Candy: All about the Traditional Holiday Treat with Steps for Making Your Own Candy

Nancy Fasolt

For generations, children have received Christmas gifts of hard, sweet, crystal-clear edible shapes of red, green, and yellow animals, trains, ships, and other objects called clear toy candy. The candy is made from a solution of sugar, water, corn syrup,... (read more)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cigars (Complete Idiot's Guides)

Tad Gage

For millions of men and women, it’s the ultimate pleasure … From private parties to hip bars to posh gentlemen’s clubs, cigar smoking has become an eight billion dollar global pastime. But, like wine, a fine cigar requires dedicated study... (read more)

Table Setting
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Perfect Table Settings: Easy and Elegant Ideas for Hundreds of Napkin Folds and Table Arrangements

Denise Vivaldo

An easy guide to the art of napkin folding and creating beautiful table settings from a seasoned professional. This comprehensive do-it-yourself guide is fun and demonstrates in great detail the art of easy and elegant napkin folding. The author also... (read more)

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