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  1. A Cook's Tour

    A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines


    The only thing 'gonzo gastronome' Bourdain (KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL) loves as much as cooking is traveling. Learn More
  2. A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig and Other Essays

    A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig and Other Essays


    A rapturous appreciation of pork crackling, a touching description of hungry London chimney sweeps, a discussion of the strange pleasure of eating pineapple, and a meditation on the delights of Christmas feasting are just some of the subjects of these personal, playful writings from early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb. Learn More
  3. A Little Dinner Before the Play

    A Little Dinner Before the Play


    Whether extolling the merits of a cheerful breakfast tray, conjuring up a winter picnic of figs and mulled wine, sharing delicious Tuscan recipes, or suggesting a last-minute pre-theatre dinner, the sparkling writings of society hostess and philanthropist Agnes Jekyll describe food for every imaginable occasion and mood. Learn More
  4. A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola

    A Secret History of Coffee, Coca And Cola


    A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola is an illustrated book disclosing new research in the coca leaf trade conducted by The Coca-Cola Company. Learn More
  5. Acquired Taste

    Acquired Taste: Food And The Art Of Consumption


    The exhibition features twelve established and emerging contemporary artists whose work focuses on our reciprocal relationship to food: what we consume, how we consume it and how it consumes us. Learn More
  6. An Everlasting Meal

    An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace


    Reviving the inspiring message of M. F. K. Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf— written in 1942 during wartime shortages—An Everlasting Meal shows that cooking is the path to better eating. Learn More
  7. As Always, Julia (trade paperback edition)

    As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto


    With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But despite that familiarity, how much do we really know of the inner Julia? Learn More
  8. Baltimore Baseball And Barbecue With Boog Powell

    Baltimore Baseball And Barbecue With Boog Powell: Stories From The Orioles' Smokey Slugger


    Since he started smacking long balls for the Baltimore Orioles, John "Boog" Powell has enjoyed the gustatory delights of his adopted hometown. Learn More
  9. Blood, Bones & Butter (trade paperback)

    Blood, Bones And Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef


    Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Learn More
  10. A Bowl Of Olives

    Bowl of Olives: On Food and Memory


    From the author of the international bestseller In and Out of the Garden and the wondrous sketchbook Sara Midda’s South of France comes a long-awaited treasure of a book. Learn More
  11. Buffalo Cake and Indian Pudding

    Buffalo Cake and Indian Pudding


    Travelling physician, salesman, author and self-made man, Dr. Chase dispensed remedies all over America during the late nineteenth century, collecting recipes and domestic tips from the people he met along the way. Learn More
  12. Candyfreak

    Candyfreak: A Journey Through The Chocolate Underbelly Of America


    Driven by his obsession, stubborn idealism, and the promise of free candy, self-confessed candyfreak Steve Almond takes off on a quest to discover candy's origins in America, to explore the little companies that continue to get by on pluck and perseverance, and to witness the glorious excess of candy manufacturing. Learn More
  13. Cereal: Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture

    Cereal: Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture


    Forty-nine percent of all Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal. It's the third most popular grocery item in the United States. Learn More
  14. Cheesemonger

    Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge


    Witty and irreverent, informative and provocative, Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge is the highly readable story of Gordon Edgar’s unlikely career as a cheesemonger at San Francisco’s worker-owned Rainbow Grocery Cooperative. Learn More
  15. Chocolate Wars

    Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers


    The delicious history of rival chocolate companies and their fascinating dynasties— the Lindts, Frys, Hersheys, Mars, and Nestlés— told by a descendant of the Cadbury family Learn More
  16. Consider the Fork (trade paperback)

    Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat


    Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Learn More
  17. Cook Food

    Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating


    More than just a rousing food manifesto and a nifty set of tools, Cook Food makes preparing tasty, wholesome meals simple and accessible for those hungry for both change and scrumptious fare. If you're used to getting your meals from a package--or the delivery guy--or if you think you don't know how to cook, this is the book for you. Learn More
  18. Cooked (paperback)

    Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation


    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 to eat and drink. Learn More
  19. Cooking Dirty

    Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love and Death in the Kitchen


    The grit and glory of restaurant life, as told by a survivor of kitchens across America. Learn More
  20. Culinary Reactions

    Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking


    When you’re cooking, you’re a chemist! Every time you follow or modify a recipe you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams. Learn More
  21. Dishwasher



    One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States Learn More
  22. Eating Animals

    Eating Animals


    Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. Learn More
  23. Edible Secrets

    Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified US History


    What do top-secret CIA assassination plots, Black Panther arrests, and Reaganomics have in common? Food, of course! Learn More
  24. Exciting Food for Southern Types

    Exciting Food for Southern Types


    Pellegrino Artusi is the original icon of Italian cookery, whose legendary 1891 book Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well defined its national cuisine and is still a bestseller today. Learn More
  25. Fast Food Nation

    Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side Of The All-American Meal


    Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. Learn More

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