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Fisher, M.F.K.
Not Now But Now: A Novel.
A Very Good plus copy with light foxing to the foredge in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to the spine edges and light edge wear. This is Fisher's first novel. Her protagonist embarks on an "unconventional story" through a destructive affair in Lausanne, an emotional whirlwind in London, a sinister invasion of an Ohio town, and a perfumed life in San Francisco and comes out unscathed.

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Food Reference] Shannon, Ellen.
American Dictionary of Culinary Terms: A Comprehensive Guide to the Vocabulary of the Kitchen.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus clipped dust jacket with light edge wear and some shallow edge chipping. This kitchen dictionary contains some 3000 entries addressing the basic terms of food preparation and cooking, unique regional expressions and well-known dishes and terms of foreign countries.204 pages.

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[African Food History] Carney, Judith A. and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff.
In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The authors draw on archeological records, oral histories, slave ship accounts to show how the food plots of African slaves became the incubators of African foodways in plantation society. Many familiar foods like millet, sorghum, coffee, okra, watermelons and the "Asian" long bean are native to Africa and are now important to American culinary arts.

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[Child, Julia] Conant Jennet.
A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS.
A Near Fine tight unread copy with a discreet remainder dot in a Fine dust jacket. Jennet Conant chronicles Julia and Paul Child's story of their work with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in theFar East during World War II and their subsequent troubles with the McCarthy investigations regarding Communists in the US Government.

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[Children's Cookbook] Winslow, Marjorie.
Mud Pies and Other Other Recipes. With Illustrations by Erik Blegvad.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price clipped dust jacket. The states in her introduction that "this is a cookbook for dolls...it is an outdoor cookbook, because dolls dote on mud, when properly prepared." This sweet, slender volume feature recipes for appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches, Main Dishes, Pastries and Desserts, and Beverages. Some of the special delicacies include Tossed Leaves, Bark Sandwich, Daisy Dip, and Honeysucle Wine.

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[Chocolate] Burton, George F.
Chocolates & Bon-bons.
A Very Good copy with a patch of water soiling to one corner of the rear board. Mr. Burton describes all the various phases of chocolate making including utensils and materials needed, preparation of Fondant Cream Casting, Marzipan, American Fudges, Toffees Bon-bons and many other delectible sweets. Numerous illustrative plates. 149 pages, Extremely scarce.

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[Cocktail Literature] Greene, Philip.
To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, Philip Greene, cocktail historian, spirits consultant, and cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, offers us a view of Papa through the lens Papa himself preferred—the bottom of a glass. A bartender’s manual for Hemingway enthusiasts offers a unique take on Hemingway’s oeuvre that privileges the tastes, smells, and colors of the cocktails he enjoyed and the drinks he placed so prominently in his stories they were nearly characters themselves. To Have and Have Another delivers fascinating and lively background on the various drinks, their ingredients, their histories, and the characters—real and fictional—associated with them.

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[Coctail Guide] Vic, Trader.
Bartender's Guide. Illustrated by Ray Sullivan.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket with a lightly sunned spine. This classic book on cocktails features over 1500 recipes for the amateur and professional alike.

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[Cookbook] Dehnel, Carolyn.
A Little Mexican Cookbook. Illustrated by Marian Clark de Monreal.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This small format cookbook is part of the Chronicle Books Little Cookbook series and features a selection of tasty recipes with easy to follow instructions for frijoles de olla, pollo pibil, cachuete calientes and chiles en nogada. 60 pages.

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[Cookbook] Hamilton, Jill.
A Little Caribbean Cookbook. Illustrated by Katie Shears.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This small format cookbook is part of the Chronicle Books Little Cookbook series and features a selection of tasty recipes with easy to follow instructions for mango and banana pudding, fried pantain, bruhl johl, and okra stew and shrimp.. 60 pages.

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[Cookbook] Kazuko, Emi.
A Little Japanese Cookbook. Illustrated by Kumiko Yamamoto.
A Near Fine copy with small remainder mark on top edge in Fine unclipped dust jacket. This small format cookbook is part of the Chronicle Books Little Cookbook series and features a selection of tasty recipes with easy to follow instructions for traditional soups, starters, main dishes and beverages. 60 pages.

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[Cookbook] Mashiter, Rosa.
A Little Irish Cookbook. Illustrated by Jan Hill.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This small format cookbook is part of the Chronicle Books Little Cookbook series and features a selection of tasty recipes with easy to follow instructions for traditional English dishes like Yorkshire Pudding, Farmhouse Vegetable Soup, Roast Pheasant, and Bubble & Squeak. 60 pages.

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[Cookbook] Murphy, John.
A Little Irish Cookbook. Illustrated by Karen Bailey.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This small format cookbook is part of the Chronicle Books Little Cookbook series and features a selection of tasty recipes with easy to follow instructions for traditional dishes from the farmhouse breakfast to a castle banquet and Coddle, Beef in Guinness Irish Stew and Irish Coffee. 60 pages. Included is recipe bookmark.

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[Cookbook] Ortiz, Elisabeth Lambert.
A Little Brazilian Cookbook. Illustrated by Jose Geraldo Fajardo.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This small format cookbook is part of the Chronicle Books Little Cookbook series and features a selection of tasty recipes with easy to follow instructions for Feijoada Completa, Moqueca de Peixa and a cashew nut and chocolate mousse. 60 pages.

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[Cookbook] Tan, Terry.
A Little Thai Cookbook. Illustrated by Sherry Tay.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This small format cookbook is part of the Chronicle Books Little Cookbook series and features a selection of tasty recipes with easy to follow instructions for pork with bamboo shoots, ginger fish, water chestnut and coconut pudding and coconut cups.. 60 pages.

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[Cookbook] Visick, Jacquey.
A Little Middle East Cookbook. Illustrated by Katherine Greenwood.
A Near Fine copy with a remainder mark on the bottom edge in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a tiny nick to the top edge. This small format cookbook is part of the Chronicle Books Little Cookbook series and features a selection of authentic recipes with easy to follow instructions for traditional dishes like hummus, Tabbaouleh, Dolmades, stuffed eggplant Lentil soup and other classic dishes. 60 pages. Complete with a recipe bookmark.

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[Cookbook] Waldo, Myra.
The Art of South American Cookery.
A Near Fine copy with offsetting to the front flyleaf in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of edge wear. Parts of South America have very similar cookery styles. For example, many countries serve the classic dishes brought from their motherlands: Spain and Portugal. However, the locally available ingredients have naturally influenced and modified the cuisines of the individual countries. Chile, for example, has taken full advantage of its long coastline and superb fisheries to create some delectable seafood preparations. Brazil, using the black beans of the country, has as its national dish Feijoada, made with beans and a variety of meats and spices. Argentina, a great meat country, combines meats with fruits and vegetables, resulting in a Carbonada. One of Peru's contributions to the art of good eating is a marvelous chicken-and-pepper dish called Aji de Pollo. Dishes with Salsa de Almendras, almond sauce, are familiar through large parts of South America, but reach a high point of deliciousness in Ecuador, where this sauce is served with shrimp, eggs, and almost anything the chef has available. The reader will find that cooking the South American way introduces a new type of cuisine into your menu.

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[Cookbook] Walker, Charlotte.
A Little San Francisco Cookbook. Illustrated by Brenda Rae Eno.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This small format cookbook is part of the Chronicle Books Little Cookbook series and features a selection of authentic recipes with easy to follow instructions for dishes like Fisherman's Wharf Cioppino, Crab Louie, Chardonnay Shrimp, Sour Dough Bread and more. 60 pages.

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[Cookbook] Waters, Alice.
Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. In this colume Waters and her staff of cooks offer more than 140 of the cafe's best recipes as well as chapter-opening essays on the relationships Waters created with local farmers, foragers and purveyors. Illustrated thoughout with David Goines colored block prints.

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[Cookery Essays] David, Elizabeth.
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine.
A Near Fine copy with two tiny indents to one board corner in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. This collection of Ms. David's writings addresses such subjects as Norman Douglas in Antibes and Capri, Christmas preparations in Spain, the origins of the canned sardine industry at Nantes, the debauchery of mayonnaise in Britain, the story of her own cookery writing career, and much more on white truffles, wild hopshoot risottos and happenings during rain-drenched seaside holidays.

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[Cookery Essays] David, Elizabeth.
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name on front flyleaf in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This collection of Ms. David's writings addresses such subjects as Norman Douglas in Antibes and Capri, Christmas preparations in Spain, the origins of the canned sardine industry at Nantes, the debauchery of mayonnaise in Britain, the story of her own cookery writing career, and much more on white truffles, wild hopshoot risottos and happenings during rain-drenched seaside holidays.

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[Cookery Essays] David, Elizabeth.
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This collection of Ms. David's writings addresses such subjects as Norman Douglas in Antibes and Capri, Christmas preparations in Spain, the origins of the canned sardine industry at Nantes, the debauchery of mayonnaise in Britain, the story of her own cookery writing career, and much more on white truffles, wild hopshoot risottos and happenings during rain-drenched seaside holidays.

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[Cookery Journal] .
Petits Propos Culinaires: Essays and Notes to do with Food, Cookery, and Cookery Books. Issues 1-25.
All issues are Near Fine to Fine copies. Issues 1-12 are staple bound in illustrated paperback bindings; issue 13-25 are perfect bound. The PPC is a journal of food studies and food history that has appeared three times a year since 1979. Issue number 1 freatures three pieces by Elizabeth David. PPC was founded by Alan and Jane Davidson. The late Alan Davidson was author of three standard works on seafood and fish cookery, as well as author of The Oxford Companion to Food. PPC is produced in a stapled paperback format and normally contains up to 72 pages. As well as articles on food history, an issue will contain several book reviews. Sometimes the magazine reprints some short pamphlet or production from history; sometimes a longer article takes up most of an issue.

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[Cookery Magazines].
American Cookery. Formerly The Boston Cooking-School Magazine. 28 mixed issues.
Very Good to Near Fine copies in illustrated paper binding. These 28 issues contain a variety of articles on food and home issues as well as recipes. The issues include: March, April, May, June-July, Aug-Sept, November, December of 1934; January, February, March, April, May, June-July, Aug-Sept of 1935; October, November, December of 1937; 10 issues complete run of 1938; January of 1939.

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[Cookery-Fruit] Waters, Alice.
Chez Panisse Fruit. Illustrations by Patricia Curtan.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a hit of sunning to the spine. Alice Waters and the cooks at her restaurant Chez Panisse focus on the exuberant flavors of fresh fruit in creating memorable dishes. Chez Panisse Fruit draws on the exuberant flavors of fresh, ripe fruit to create memorable dishes. In this companion volume to Chez Panisse Vegetables, discover more than 200 recipes for both sweet and savory dishes featuring fruit. Glorify the late-summer peach harvest with Peach and Raspberry Gratin, and extend the season with Grilled Cured Duck Breast with Pickled Peaches. Enjoy the first plums in Pork Loin Stuffed with Wild Plums and Rosemary. Preserve the fresh flavors of winter citrus with Kumquat Marmalade or Candied Grapefruit Peel. Organized alphabetically by fruit -- from apples to strawberries -- and including helpful essays on selecting, storing, and preparing fruit, this book will help you make the very most of fresh fruits from season to season. Illustrated with beautiful color relief prints by Patricia Curtan. The authors provide over 200 recipes for both sweet and savory dishes featuring fruits.

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[Cookery-Fruit] Waters, Alice.
Chez Panisse Fruit. Illustrations by Patricia Curtan.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a hit of sunning to the spine. Alice Waters and the cooks at her restaurant Chez Panisse focus on the exuberant flavors of fresh fruit in creating memorable dishes. Chez Panisse Fruit draws on the exuberant flavors of fresh, ripe fruit to create memorable dishes. In this companion volume to Chez Panisse Vegetables, discover more than 200 recipes for both sweet and savory dishes featuring fruit. Glorify the late-summer peach harvest with Peach and Raspberry Gratin, and extend the season with Grilled Cured Duck Breast with Pickled Peaches. Enjoy the first plums in Pork Loin Stuffed with Wild Plums and Rosemary. Preserve the fresh flavors of winter citrus with Kumquat Marmalade or Candied Grapefruit Peel. Organized alphabetically by fruit -- from apples to strawberries -- and including helpful essays on selecting, storing, and preparing fruit, this book will help you make the very most of fresh fruits from season to season. Illustrated with beautiful color relief prints by Patricia Curtan. The authors provide over 200 recipes for both sweet and savory dishes featuring fruits.

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[Cookery] .
Gone with the Wind Cook Book: Famous Southern Cooking Recipes.
A Very Good plus copy of slender pamphlet with an illustrated cover of a scene from the movie. This movie tie-in cookbook features dozens of southern recipes inspired by the film including Louisiana Chicken Gumbo, Southern Fired Chicken, Tara Supper Deviled Crabs, Mammy's Shrimp Cakes, and Dixie Spoon Bread just to name a few.

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[Cookery] Bertolli, Paul with Alice Waters.
Chez Panisse Cooking.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This edition, published after the original 1988 edition, was reissued in the more uniform format for what has become the Chez Panisse Cookbook Library each featuring David Goines jacket illustrations. In this volume, chef Bertolli (who worked with Alice Waters) presents the Chez Panisse kitchen's explorations and re-examinations of their earlier triumphs. Chock full of the restaurant's legenday recipes as well as informed commentary on food and their unique combination of ingredients, with photographs by Gail Skoff.

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[Cookery] Campbell, Mary Mason.
The New England Butt'ry Shelf Almanac. Being a Collation of Observations on New England People, Birds, Flowers, Herbs, Weather,
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. Mary Campbell has written an ode to New Englanders offering interesting and useful information about New England, its customs, its people, its old homes and ghosts, its hills and valleys and rivers and coves and its ways of keeping house and garden. The author chronicles the seasons, describing a bird for each month--its habits, feeding, song--and a flower its cultivation and literary associations--and then decribing in a personal way about the landscape, historical events, and anecdotes of rural life with recipes. The text is perfectly complemented by Tasha Tudor's color illustrations.

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[Cookery] Cooper, Artemis.
Writing at the Kitchen Table: The Authorized Biography of Elizabeth David.
A Near Fine copy with a remain on the bottom edge in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Elizabeth David is recognized as one of the most influential food writers of the twentieth century and in this biography, Cooper reveals the powerful tensions between her private world and the image of a successful woman.

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[Cookery] David, Elizabeth.
At Elizabeth David's Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom. With a Preface by Ruth Reichel.
A Fine tight copy in Fine illustrated glossy boards without dust jacket as issued. Legendary cook Elizabeth David is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. She introduced a dreary post-war Britain to the sun-drenched culinary delights of the Mediterranean; to foods like olive oil, pasta, and garlic, to fresh herbs like basil and to vegetables like zucchini and eggplant—foods that have become the staples of our diets today. Her recipes brought color and life into kitchens everywhere, yet her books never contained any photographs. Published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elizabeth's first book, her instant classic Mediterranean Food, At Elizabeth David's Table has twelve chapters guiding the reader from tasty soups and starters, through to meat, fish and desserts. There are also sections on successful bread making, as well as more extravagant dishes, Interspersed throughout with some of Elizabeth's short essays—from how to cook ‘fast and fresh' using store-bought and pantry ingredients, to evocative portraits of French and Italian markets.

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[Cookery] David, Elizabeth.
English Bread and Yeast Cookery.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light sunning to the spine. Elizabeth David is one of the foremost food writers and food historians and in this volume Ms. David provides a historical discussion of bread and pastry along with recipes for breads of all colors and flours. This inspired collection of recipes includes informative essays on the history and traditions of bread making and provides American equivalents in recipes for all types of breads, yeast buns, pancakes, muffins, crumpets, oatcakes, pizzas, dumplings, soda breads, and more. 592 pages.

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[Cookery] Hazen, Janet.
Basil. Illustrated by Pearl Beach.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. The author has compiled a collection of delicious international recipes for appetizers, soups, salads entres and dessert that feature the varieties of basil in their ingredients, along with an essay on the history and types of basil referenced. Sixty-nine pages.

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[Cookery] Hazen, Janet.
Garlic. Illustrated by Dorothy Reinhardt.
A fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The author provides a wonderful selection of international recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, sauces and condiments using the amazing Garlic bulb. 71 pages.

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[Cookery] Midgley, John.
The Goodness of Potatoes and Root Vegetables. Illustrated by Ian Sidaway.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This small format volume in the Goodness Series provides thirty healthy recipes on these root foods that besides the potatoe include beets, turnips, parsnips, and carrots as well as brief histories and watercolor illustrations. 65 pages.

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[Cookery] Panchard, Edouard.
Mets, Poultry and Game: How to Buy, Cook, and Carve With a Potpourri of Recipes.
A near Fine copy in brown cloth boards with gilt stamping. In addition to describing how to carve various cuts of meat, the author provides excellents recipes for soups, fish, salads, sauces, poultry, garnishes and desserts.

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[Cookery] Pappas, Lou Seibert.
Pesto. Illustrated by Steven Salerno.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The author provides a wonderful selection of seventeen recipes for pestos and eighteen tasty dishes that feature these herb sauces and spreads. Fully illustrated. 71 pages.

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[Cookery] Waters, Alice with Bob Carrau and Patricia Curtan.
Fanny at Chez Panisse. A Child's Restaurant Adventures with 46 Recipes. Illustrations by Ann Arnold.
A Near Fine copy in illustrated paper binding. Ms. Waters has written a book of stories and recipes written from the point of view of a little girl whose mother and friends run Chez Panisse. Fanny's culinary adventures open up the world of cooking and eating to a child's imagination.

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[Cookery] Waters, Alice with Patricia Curtan and Martine Labro.
Chez Panisse: Pizza, Pasta & Calzone.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. Ms. Waters and her co-authors have assembled their recipes for pizza, pasta dishes and calzone using the freshest and best seasonal ingredients. Together they offer 87 recipes for pasta sauces and 36 for pizza along with a variety of pasta doughs everything from buckwheat to black pepper and saffron. 196 pages.

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[Cookery] Waters, Alice with Patricia Curtan and Martine Labro.
Chez Panisse: Pizza, Pasta & Calzone.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. Ms. Waters and her co-authors have assembled their recipes for pizza, pasta dishes and calzone using the freshest and best seasonal ingredients. Together they offer 87 recipes for pasta sauces and 36 for pizza along with a variety of pasta doughs everything from buckwheat to black pepper and saffron. 196 pages.

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[Cookery] Waters, Alice.
Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea.
A Fine tight copy in illustrated boards. Richly illustrated with color photographs by David Liittschwager.

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[Cooking] .
Great Chefs Series. New Orleans, New Orleans II, San Francisco, Chicago. Four volumes.
All four volumes are Very Good plus copies in paperback binding, each with one corner lightly crimped. Each of these volumes was a companion to the "Great Chefs of...." television series and each feature approximately 60 recipes from the most famous establishments in each city.

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[Cooking] Powell, Julie.
Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 tiny Apartment Kitchen.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a tiny corner crease to the rear flap, otherwise Fine. This book is the basis for the wonderful 2009 film by the same name starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Stanley Tucci. The book tells the story of Julie Powell's obsession with Julia Child's masterpiece, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and how she sets out to cook all of the recipes in the book in one year while blogging her results.

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[Culinary History] Child, Julia with Alex Prud'homme.
My Life in France.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This memoir by Julia Child of her life in France was the source book for the movie Julie & Julia that depicts her introduction to French food and where she found her culinary calling. Her story begins in 1948 when Julia first landed in Le Havre, France and follows her personal awakening that changed her life. She enrolled in the Cordon Bleu, received her degree and began teaching cooking classes with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. This trio of gastronomics would eventually team up to write the first volume of what would become "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". This book documents Julia Child's transformation from the one-time government worker to one of the world's most famous chefs.

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[Food History] Bolitho, Hector.
The Glorious Oyster.
A Very Good copy in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear and faint moisture rings to trear panel. Originally published in 1929 and since long out of print this history of the oyster traces its lineage from ancient Rome and Britain, documents what various writers and poets have said in its praise, with chapters on it reproduction, growth, their enemies, culture, anatomy and physiology.

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[Food History] Kurlansky, Mark, Editor.
Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Kurlansky (Cod; Salt), brings together a banquet of historical and modern writings on food. Divided into such chapters as "Memorable Meals" and "Eating Your Vegetables," the book covers the range of writings from food notables to general authors and historians. All the masters are covered, including the father of American food writing, James Beard, with his comments on radishes and hot chocolate; the doyenne of the British post-war kitchen, Elizabeth David, with her rail against the garlic press; as well as M.F.K. Fisher and her witty observations on "bachelor cooking." Kurlansky nicely balances specialist knowledge with just plain love of food, such as Hemingway's descriptive "Fish in the Seine," George Orwell's evocative "Paris Cooks and Waiters," and A.J. Liebling's writing on boxing and food, excerpted from Between Meals. Kurlansky does take readers out of the 20th century and back in history to the Roman Empire, with such writers as Pliny the Elder (writing about bees and honey), Plutarch and the witty poet Martial of Epigrams fame. Folded in between are such food masters as Escoffier, Brillat-Savin, Hannah Glass and Taillevent. Insightful comments and explanations by Kurlansky precede each piece; the resulting volume provides a wide range of tastes certain to tempt any literary palate. From Publisher's Weekly.

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[Food History] Kurlansky, Mark.
Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Kurlansky (Cod; Salt), brings together a banquet of historical and modern writings on food. Divided into such chapters as "Memorable Meals" and "Eating Your Vegetables," the book covers the range of writings from food notables to general authors and historians. All the masters are covered, including the father of American food writing, James Beard, with his comments on radishes and hot chocolate; the doyenne of the British post-war kitchen, Elizabeth David, with her rail against the garlic press; as well as M.F.K. Fisher and her witty observations on "bachelor cooking." Kurlansky nicely balances specialist knowledge with just plain love of food, such as Hemingway's descriptive "Fish in the Seine," George Orwell's evocative "Paris Cooks and Waiters," and A.J. Liebling's writing on boxing and food, excerpted from Between Meals. Kurlansky does take readers out of the 20th century and back in history to the Roman Empire, with such writers as Pliny the Elder (writing about bees and honey), Plutarch and the witty poet Martial of Epigrams fame. Folded in between are such food masters as Escoffier, Brillat-Savin, Hannah Glass and Taillevent. Insightful comments and explanations by Kurlansky precede each piece; the resulting volume provides a wide range of tastes certain to tempt any literary palate. From Publisher's Weekly.

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[Food Literature] Fisher, M.F.K.
An Alphabet for Gourmets. With Drawings by Marvin Bileck.
A Fine copy in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket with sunning to the spine and a closed edge tear to the front panel. In Alphabet for Gourmets, M.F.K. Fisher arranges a selection of her essays in a whimsical way that reveals the breadth and depth of her passion. From A for (dining) alone to Z for Zakuski, "a Russian hors d'oeuvre," Fisher alights on both longtime obsessions and idiosyncratic digressions. As usual, she liberates her readers from caution and slavish adherence to culinary tradition-- and salts her writings with a healthy dose of humor.

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[Food Literature] Harrison, Jim.
A Really Big Lunch. The Roving Gourmand on Food and Life with an Introduction by Mario Batali.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Jim Harrison’s legendary gourmandise is on full display in A Really Big Lunch. From the titular New Yorker piece about a French lunch that went to thirty-seven courses, to pieces from Brick, Playboy, Kermit Lynch Newsletter, and more on the relationship between hunter and prey, or the obscure language of wine reviews, A Really Big Lunch is shot through with Harrison’s pointed aperçus and keen delight in the pleasures of the senses. And between the lines the pieces give glimpses of Harrison’s life over the last three decades. A Really Big Lunch is a literary delight that will satisfy every appetite.

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[Food Lore] Salter, James and Kay.
Life is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The authors have compiled a rich collection of daily tributes to culinary wisdom, history, recipes, and literary pleasures in this sophisticated yet practical tribute to the glory of food and drink. Included are such tasty tidbits as: the final menu of the Titanic, John Irving's meatball recipe, Balzac's love of coffee, and much more.

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