Fermentation as Metaphor

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Fermentation as Metaphor: From the Author of the Bestselling the Art of Fermentation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645020219
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 15th, 2020


Fermentation is about breaking down to build up, whether that be bacteria and yeast breaking down sugars to make delicious food, or concepts being broken apart, examined, and put together in new ways. Katz is the expert in fermentation practices. Here, he uses fermentation as a metaphor fo  life, examining how we can draw inspiration from fermentation processes in order to live a more balanced, supportive, and aware life.


The Best Cook in the World

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The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400040414
Published: Knopf - April 24th, 2018


All the best recipes have stories behind them. This is a book of beautifully crafted storytelling, both hilarious and poignant, that will set your mouth watering. A wonderful tribute to those who have filled us and enriched our lives with love and good food. Simultaneously one of the best cookbooks and memoirs I have ever read.




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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual Cover Image
By Michael Pollan, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780143124108
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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.



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Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451655094
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.


Provence, 1970

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Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307718341
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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ISBN: 9780062088062
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!


Fast Food Nation

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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.


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