Books in category Cooking – History

  • Food Health and Culture in Latino Los Angeles

    Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles
    Sarah Portnoy

    This book provides an overview of contemporary L.A.’s Latino food culture, introducing some of the most important chefs in the Latino food scene, and discussing the history and impact of Latino street food on culinary variety in Los …

  • Camembert

    Pierre Boisard

    In this witty and entertaining book, Boisard investigates the history of Camembert and its legend.

  • Entice With Spice

    Entice With Spice
    Shubhra Ramineni

    Throughout this practical book Shubhra shares tricks and shortcuts she has learned from her mother, who is from Northern India; her mother-in-law, who is from Southern India; family members in India, and professional chefs in the U.S. With …

  • Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well

    Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well
    Pellegrino Artusi

    This English edition (first published by Marsilio Publishers in 1997) features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and …

  • The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home

    The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home
    Ken Albala, Rosanna Nafziger Henderson

    The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living.

  • Tea

    Helen Saberi

    In Tea food historianHelen Saberi explores this rich and fascinating history.

  • Staff Meals from Chanterelle

    Staff Meals from Chanterelle
    Melicia Phillips, David Waltuck

    Outstanding yet easy-to-make, these are dishes for home cooking and entertaining alike, including Fish Fillets with Garlic and Ginger, Thai Duck Curry, Sauteed Pork Chops with Sauce Charcutiere, and the most requested dish of all, David's …

  • Dining with the Washingtons

    Dining with the Washingtons
    Mary V. Thompson, Carol Borchert Cadou, Stephen Archie McLeod

    Presents a description of how George Washington and his wife entertained at their Mount Vernon home, discussing their tableware, the guests who attended their events, the staff who prepared the meals, the ingredients used, and recipes for …

  • Cuisine and Empire

    Cuisine and Empire
    Rachel Laudan

    Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world’s great cuisines—from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present—in this superbly researched book.

  • San Francisco

    San Francisco
    Erica J. Peters

    This food biography presents the story of how food traveled from farms to markets, from markets to kitchens, and from kitchens to tables, focusing on how people experienced the bounty of the City by the Bay.

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