Categories

 > History > Food & Cooking

2,654 results were found

Sort by:

The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New ...
by Amanda Hesser

Language

English

Pages

965

Publication Date

October 25, 2010

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> bestseller and Winner of the James Beard Award<br /><br /><br /><br />All the best recipes from 150 years of distinguished food journalism鈥攁 volume to take its place in America's kitchens alongside <em>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</em> and <em>How to Cook Everything</em>.</strong></p><br /><p>Amanda Hesser, co-founder and CEO of Food52 and former <em>New York Times</em> food columnist, brings her signature voice and expertise to this compendium of influential and delicious recipes from chefs, home cooks, and food writers. Devoted <em>Times</em> subscribers will find the many treasured recipes they have cooked for years鈥擯lum Torte, David Eyre's Pancake, Pamela Sherrid's Summer Pasta鈥攁s well as favorites from the early Craig Claiborne <em>New York Times Cookbook</em> and a host of other classics鈥攆rom 1940s Caesar salad and 1960s flourless chocolate cake to today's fava bean salad and no-knead bread.</p><br /><p>Hesser has cooked and updated every one of the 1,000-plus recipes here. Her chapter introductions showcase the history of American cooking, and her witty and fascinating headnotes share what makes each recipe special. <em>The Essential New York Times Cookbook</em> is for people who grew up in the kitchen with Claiborne, for curious cooks who want to serve a nineteenth-century raspberry granita to their friends, and for the new cook who needs a book that explains everything from how to roll out dough to how to slow-roast fish鈥攁 volume that will serve as a lifelong companion.</p>
Salt: A World History
by Mark Kurlansky

Language

English

Pages

494

Publication Date

January 28, 2003

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><b>An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of <i>Cod </i> and <i>The Basque History of the World<br /><br /></i></b>In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions.聽 Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, <b><i>Salt</i>聽</b>is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.</p>
Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig
by Mark Essig

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Unlike other barnyard animals, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: meat. Incredibly efficient at converting almost any organic matter into nourishing, delectable protein, swine are nothing short of a gastronomic godsend聴yet their flesh is banned in many cultures, and the animals themselves are maligned as filthy, lazy brutes.<br /><br />As historian Mark Essig reveals in <i>Lesser Beasts</i>, swine have such a bad reputation for precisely the same reasons they are so valuable as a source of food: they are intelligent, self-sufficient, and omnivorous. What鈥檚 more, he argues, we ignore our historic partnership with these astonishing animals at our peril. Tracing the interplay of pig biology and human culture from Neolithic villages 10,000 years ago to modern industrial farms, Essig blends culinary and natural history to demonstrate the vast importance of the pig and the tragedy of its modern treatment at the hands of humans. Pork, Essig explains, has long been a staple of the human diet, prized in societies from Ancient Rome to dynastic China to the contemporary American South. Yet pigs鈥?ability to track down and eat a wide range of substances (some of them distinctly unpalatable to humans) and convert them into edible meat has also led people throughout history to demonize the entire species as craven and unclean. Today鈥檚 unconscionable system of factory farming, Essig explains, is only the latest instance of humans taking pigs for granted, and the most recent evidence of how both pigs and people suffer when our symbiotic relationship falls out of balance.<br /><br />An expansive, illuminating history of one of our most vital yet unsung food animals, <i>Lesser Beasts</i> turns a spotlight on the humble creature that, perhaps more than any other, has been a mainstay of civilization since its very beginnings聴whether we like it or not.
Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Grea...
by Randy Mosher

Language

English

Pages

376

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
This completely updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource features the most current information on beer styles, flavor profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems. You鈥檒l learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, mouth-feel, and vocabulary of the major beer styles 鈥?including ales, lagers, weissbeirs, and Belgian beers 鈥?and develop a more nuanced understanding of your favorite brews with in-depth sections on recent developments in the science of taste. Spirited drinkers will also enjoy the new section on beer cocktails that round out this comprehensive volume.
Vintage Recipes: Timeless and Memorable Old-Fashioned Recipes fro...
by Louise Davidson

Language

English

Pages

148

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2> Celebrate the flavors of the classic recipes from the previous generations with this collection of old-fashioned vintage recipes. <br /><br />Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited</h2><br /><br />Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and many of us would love to explore the decades of the 1900s. In this cookbook, we share with you some of the classics of each decade, from the 1920s through to the 1970s. Some will be foods you鈥檝e heard of but might ever have tried, while others might be familiar to you already.<br /><br /><b> Each recipe has a short description of its origin, making you discover the history behind the dishes that have been tried and perfected over time. </b><br /><br /><h2>This illustrated cookbook will show you the way our great grandmothers, grandmothers, and mothers used to cook food for their family.</h2> <br /><br />The recipes included here are from our family recipe boxes handwritten on cards and that have been passed down from one generation to the next. The dishes are heartwarming, healthy, and made every time with lots of love! <br /><br /><b>Inside, you鈥檒l find over 50 delicious retro recipes including:</b><br />鈥elightful breakfast recipes such as the German Pancakes and the Yankee Mush<br />鈥wesome appetizer recipes like the Speakeasy Crab Dip and the Party Meatballs<br />鈥atisfying chicken and poultry recipes such as the Chicken a la King and the Kentucky Hot Brown<br />鈥holesome beef, pork, venison and lamb recipes such as the Smothered Swiss Steak and the Sausage Stovies<br />鈥ountiful seafood recipes such as the Tuna Casserole and the Normandy Trout<br />鈥asty vegetarian and side recipes such as the Creamed Peas on Toast and the Colcannon<br />鈥eartwarming soups like the New England Clam Chowder and the Partridge Soup<br />鈥uscious dessert recipes such as the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and the Strawberry Chiffon Pie<br /><br /><b>All recipes come with an image, a detailed list of ingredients, cooking and preparation times, number of servings and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. .</b><br /><br />Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App.<br /><br />Come down memory lane and prepare delicious vintage recipe your family members or friends will discover for the first time or spark pure joy from the wholesome flavors of their childhood!<br /><br /><h2><b> Let鈥檚 get started! Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download!</b></h2><br />
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

May 26, 2009

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history. </b><br /><br /><br />Written with authority and charm by journalist Tom Standage, <i>A History of the World in 6 Glasses</i> tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of six beverages that have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of human events: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. <br /><br />First made in the Fertile Crescent, beer became so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that by 3000 B.C.E. it was being used as currency. The main export of Ancient Greece's vast seaborne trade, wine helped spread its culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying men on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Originating in the Arab world, coffee stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. Hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it had far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Carbonated drinks, invented in 18th-century Europe and popularized in the 20th-century, are now a leading symbol of globalization, particularly Coca-Cola.<br /><br />"Incisive, illuminating, and swift," (<i>New York Times</i>), <i>A History of the World in 6 Glasses</i> shows the intricate interplay of different civilizations in a fascinating new light. For Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
Butter: A Rich History
by Elaine Khosrova

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

November 10, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>鈥淚ntimate and far-reaching聽.聽.聽. Khosrova鈥檚 ambitious project is a successful, fascinating account of a common dairy product鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br />It鈥檚 a culinary catalyst, an agent of change, a gastronomic rock star. Ubiquitous in the world鈥檚 most fabulous cuisines, butter is boss. Here, it finally gets its due.<br /><br />After traveling across three continents to stalk the modern story of butter, award-winning food writer and former pastry chef Elaine Khosrova serves up a story as rich, textured, and culturally relevant as butter itself.<br /><br />From its humble agrarian origins to its present-day artisanal glory, butter has a fascinating story to tell, and Khosrova is the perfect person to tell it. With tales about the ancient butter bogs of Ireland, the pleasure dairies of France, and the sacred butter sculptures of Tibet, Khosrova details butter鈥檚 role in history, politics, economics, nutrition, and even spirituality and art. Readers will also find the essential collection of core butter recipes, including beurre mani茅, croissants, p芒te bris茅e, and the only buttercream frosting anyone will ever need, as well as practical how-tos for making various types of butter at home鈥攐r shopping for the best.<br /><br />鈥淚rresistible and fascinating聽.聽.聽. This is one of those definitive books on a subject that every cook should have.鈥?鈥擡lisabeth Prueitt, co-owner of Tartine Bakery<br /><br />鈥淓difying from every point of view鈥攈istorical, cultural, and culinary. And what a bonus to have a collection of essential classic butter recipes included.鈥?鈥擠avid Tanis, author of <i>David Tanis Market Cooking</i>
Fannie Farmer 1896 Cook Book: The Boston Cooking School
by Fannie Merritt Farmer

Language

English

Pages

624

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>The cookbook that transformed the American kitchen from the country鈥檚 first celebrity chef. 鈥淔annie Farmer was the original Rachael Ray.鈥?(<i>Smithsonian</i>)</b><br /> 聽<br /> A classic bestseller for over a century, the <i>Fannie Farmer 1896 Cook Book </i>contains an incredible offering of 1,380 recipes, from boiling an egg to preparing a calf鈥檚 head. Farmer鈥檚 instructions also go beyond recipes to include how to set the table for proper tea, full menu ideas for holiday dinners, housekeeping tips, and so much more. This book is known for pioneering the standardization of measurements in recipe instructions, which made the creation of better meals possible for even the most inexperienced of cooks. Farmer鈥檚 thorough text is chock full of fabulous Americana for cooks and non-cooks alike.<br /> 聽<br /> This book is a great buy for cooks who want to get back to basics and enjoy the pleasures of traditional American cooking. Cooks who think they鈥檝e done it all will discover classic recipes to share with friends and family, and total beginners will be comfortable with Farmer鈥檚 clear instructions for even the most basic meal prep. <i>The </i><i>Fannie Farmer Cook Book </i>will be a valued addition to your cookbook collection.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淪he wrote a book and created a legacy that has survived for more than a century after her death聽.聽.聽. Farmer鈥檚 cookbook revolutionized home cooking by introducing the concept of 鈥榣evel measurements.鈥欌€?鈥?lt;i>Boston.com</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淔annie Farmer changed the world with a simple idea: that home cooking was a serious pursuit, worthy of standards. Her lasting legacy is the modern recipe.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New England Network</i>
Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table
by Cita Stelzer

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 08, 2013

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>This engaging biography invites readers to dinner with Winston Churchill and his political guests in the years surrounding WWII.</b><br /><br /> A friend once said of Winston Churchill: 鈥淗e is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything.鈥?But for Churchill, dinners were about more than good food, excellent champagnes, and Havana cigars. 鈥淓verything鈥?included the opportunity to use the table both as a stage on which to display his brilliant conversational talents and as an intimate setting in which to glean gossip and diplomatic insights and to argue for the many policies he espoused over his long political career.<br /> 聽<br /> In this riveting, informative, and entertaining account, Cita Stelzer draws on previously untapped material, diaries of guests, and a wide variety of other sources to tell of some of the key dinners at which Churchill presided before, during, and after World War II.<br /> 聽<br /> An 鈥渁cutely revealing鈥?and eloquent look at one of Great Britain鈥檚 most impactful prime ministers, <i>Dinner with Churchill</i> offers delicious new insights into the food, cocktails, and conversations that shaped history (<i>The Times Literary Supplement</i>).聽<br /> 聽
Taste of Home Grandma's Favorites: A Treasured Collection of 475 ...
by Reader's Digest/Taste of Home

Language

English

Pages

446

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<i>Relive treasured flavors and memories when you serve any of the heartwarming recipes from聽Taste of Home Grandma鈥檚 Favorites.聽This incredible collection offers more than 400 comforting dishes, each sure to remind you of cherished family meals, charming holiday dinners and touching moments shared in Grandma鈥檚 kitchen.聽</i><br /><br />Savor more than 400 best-loved recipes handed down through the generations.聽聽Now you can prepare savory staples and sweet delights just like Grandma鈥檚. Golden breads and aromatic biscuits, roasted chicken, juicy meat loaf, bubbling casseroles, tangy cherry pie and buttery cookies鈥攖hese are just a few of the beloved classics you鈥檒l proudly share. Open聽Taste of Home Grandma鈥檚 Favorites聽and start creating those special memories<br /> in your own kitchen today.聽<br /> <br /> <u>CHAPTERS</u><br /> <br /> Create a Pantry Like Grandma鈥檚<br /> <br /> Grandma鈥檚 Best Breakfasts<br /> <br /> Grandma鈥檚 Best Snacks & Appetizers<br /> <br /> Grandma鈥檚 Best Soups & Stews<br /> <br /> Grandma鈥檚 Best Sides<br /> <br /> Grandma鈥檚 Best Main Courses<br /> <br /> Grandma鈥檚 Best Sunday Dinners (complete menus for special occasions)<br /> <br /> Grandma鈥檚 Best Cookies, Brownies & Bars<br /> <br /> Grandma鈥檚 Best Cakes & Pies<br /> <br /> Grandma鈥檚 Best Desserts

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay 鈥?Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldn鈥檛 have due to the Kindle eliminating ...

David Foster Wallace 鈥?Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz 鈥?The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. I鈥檝e found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found ad...

Ernest Hemingway 鈥?The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen King鈥檚 On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But King鈥檚 prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of King鈥檚 greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. King鈥檚 On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft tha...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com


盈和线上娱乐