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Avocado A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789142037, Reaktion Books, April 2020
152 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
The avocado is the iconic food of the twenty-first century. It has gone from a little-known regional food to a social media darling in less than a hundred years. This is an astounding trajectory for a fruit that isn't sweet, becomes bitter when it is...
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Beans A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789142044, Reaktion Books, April 2020
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 52 illus., 47 in colour
Beans are considered a basic staple in most kitchen cupboards, yet these humble foodstuffs have a very long history: there is evidence that beans have been eaten for 9,000 years. Whether dried, frozen or canned, beans have substantial nutritional and...
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Lummi Island Cooking
ISBN: HB: 9783791385679, Prestel Publishing, April 2020
208 pp., 28x23.5 cm, 80 colour images 
Everything that Chef Blaine Wetzel makes is sourced within a few miles of his kitchen, often hours after it has been harvested from the ocean, the forest, or his own small farm. Lummi will inspire professional and home chefs to pay close attention to...
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£35,00
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Appetite and Its Discontents Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950
ISBN: PB: 9780226693040, ISBN: HB: 9780226692999, University of Chicago Press, March 2020
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Why do we eat? Is it instinct? Despite the necessity of food, anxieties about what and how to eat are widespread and persistent. In "Appetite and Its Discontents", Elizabeth A. Williams explores contemporary worries about eating through the lens of s...
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Eating the Empire Food and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: HB: 9781789142075, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 85 illus.
When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco, Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea or a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily avai...
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Baking Emily Dickinson's Black Cake
ISBN: PB: 9780674980099, Harvard University Press, March 2020
56 pp., 15.2x17.8 cm, 20 colour illus.
The Emily Dickinson manuscripts are a cherished part of Houghton Library's collections and – while it is her poems and letters that are most often celebrated – the poet's lesser known lines: "2 Butter. / 19 eggs. / 5 pounds Raisins" are also cause to...
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Invention of the Restaurant Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780674241770, Harvard University Press, January 2020
368 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 27 photos
Why are there restaurants? Why would anybody consider eating alongside perfect strangers in a loud and crowded room to be an enjoyable pastime? To find the answer, Rebecca Spang takes us back to France in the eighteenth century, when a restaurant was...
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Pure Adulteration Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food
ISBN: HB: 9780226377926, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 61 halftones
In the late nineteenth century, extraordinary changes in food and agriculture gave rise to new tensions in the ways people understood, obtained, trusted, and ate their food. This was the Era of Adulteration, and its concerns have carried forward to t...
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Food Adulteration and Food Fraud
ISBN: PB: 9781789141948, Reaktion Books, January 2020
176 pp., 20x12 cm
What do we really know about the food we eat? A firestorm of recent food-fraud cases – from the honey-laundering scandal in the USA, to the forty-year-old frozen "zombie" meat smuggled into China, to horsemeat passed off as beef in the UK – suggests...
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ULTIMATE GUTFIXx How To Succeed Living A Plant Based Lifestyle
ISBN: PB: 9781760790059, Bookport, New Holland Publishers, December 2019
152 pp., 19x15.5 cm, black&white illus.
At last, a solution to gut issues, which becomes a lifestyle for the health of the human body and planet earth, all wrapped into one very interesting and informative read. Scott Mathias is a "self healed", upwardly mobile 60+ year old vegan chef and...
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