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FOOD RULES

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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual Cover Image
By Michael Pollan, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2013

No trendy, complicated diet tricks – Pollan's food rules can be summed up by three guiding principles - "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." This special edition features additional food wisdom and delightfully charming illustrations by Maira Kalman that make this a book to return to again and again.

Katie


Delancey

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Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781451655094
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 6th, 2014

I have spent the loveliest two weeks reading Molly Wizenberg’s memoirs – Delancey featured here, and the equally good A Homemade Life. Both are as much cookbooks as memoirs, with a recipe tied to every family story and memory. These  will charm  readers and cooks alike.

Robin​


Provence, 1970

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Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780307718341
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 22nd, 2013

Take Julia Child add Paul Child, M. F. K. Fisher, and Richard Olnay, mix in Simone Beck and James Beard and you have a recipe for a fascinating book on how these authors/cooks/chefs came together in Provence, 1970 and changed the American gastronomical world.  A perfect gift for the Foodie in the family. Nathan


The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France

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The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062088062
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Harper Perennial - February 26th, 2013

Take a culinary journey with author John Baxter through the world of French cooking from Paris to Nice to Normandy to Alsace-Lorraine.  Along the way he tells the fascinating history of certain foods, exotic ingredients, restaurants, both good and bad, and the lives of the famous and infamous, all to be found in the remarkable world of French haute cuisine.  Bon appetit!

Nathan


Cinnamon & Gunpowder

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374123666
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - June 4th, 2013

What Owen really wants is a kitchen worthy of his culinary talents. What he has is the galley of a pirate ship, where he's expected to produce a gourmet meal each week for his captor, Mad Hannah Mabbot. Hannah and Owen spar over piracy, cuisine, and escape attempts in this novel that ranks with the classic pirate stories.

Sarah


Fast Food Nation

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780547750330
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Published: Mariner Books - March 13th, 2012

A fascinating, highly readable evisceration of the fast food industry. The book covers a lot of ground-  nutrition, politics, economics, marketing, chemistry, industry, and the human cost as well- with cutting humor and vitriol. I learned so much and couldn’t put it down. A terrific read and eye-opener.
Marie


Comfort Me with Offal

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Comfort Me with Offal: Ruth Bourdain's Guide to Gastronomy Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781449427481
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 4th, 2012

The elusive Ruth Bourdain, the popular Twitter mash-up satirist, has left the 140-character world for a lengthier version of her hilarious take on the food world. She skewers food memoirs, food trends, and celebrity chefs. Perfect for all the foodies out there and anyone who appreciates more than a dollop of sarcasm.


Carol


Yes, Chef

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Yes, Chef: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385342605
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Published: Random House - June 26th, 2012

Samuelsson's memoir is so much more than a book for "foodies". His unique background (an Ethiopian being raised by white parents in Sweden) sensitizes him to the blending of cultures. His approach is to use flavors to accomplish this. Yes, Chef deals with the culinary world as well as the concept of origins and home and family. It is a very engaging, fast-paced memoir that makes you want to go to Red Rooster immediately and leaves you with great affection for Marcus Samuelsson. Delicious!


Carol


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