Cooking & Food Writing

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Drinking the Devil's Acre
A Love Letter from San Francisco and her Cocktails
Duggan McDonnell
During the 1870s and '80s, a single bar-filled block in San Francisco called the Devil's Acre threw what may have been the most enduring party the world has ever seen. Duggan McDonnell is in love with the city of his forefathers and its ever-flowing cocktails.
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A Modern Way to Eat
200+ Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes (That Will Make You Feel Amazing)
Anna Jones
Beautiful, fresh, nourishing recipes that then provide almost endless variations once you've mastered the initial form. Just perfect. Nosh away! —Recommended by Vanessa, City Lights Books
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What's a Cook to Do?
An Illustrated Guide to 500 Essential Tips, Techniques, and Tricks
James Peterson
From America’s favorite cooking teacher, multiple award-winner James Peterson, an invaluable reference handbook. Culinary students everywhere rely on the comprehensive and authoritative cookbooks published by chef, instructor, and award-winning...
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Food Rules
An Eater's Manual
Michael Pollan
A pocket compendium of food wisdom-from the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food Michael Pollan, our nation's most trusted resource for food-related issues, offers this indispensible guide for anyone concerned about health and...
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The Jemima Code
Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks
Toni Tipton-Martin
Women of African descent have contributed to America's food culture for centuries, but their rich and varied involvement is still overshadowed by the demeaning stereotype of an illiterate "Aunt Jemima" who cooked mostly by natural instinct. To discover the true role of black women in the creation of American, and especially southern, cuisine...