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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Mad Feast
An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food
Matthew Gavin Frank
A richly illustrated culinary tour of the United States through fifty signature dishes, and a radical exploration of our gastronomic heritage.
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Coming Home to Eat
The Pleasures and Politics of Local Food
Gary Paul Nabhan
"The first manifesto of the local food movement, and it remains one of the best—eloquent, bracing, and full of vital information." —Michael Pollan
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The Gastronomical Me
M. F. K. Fisher
M. F. K. Fisher sees life stomach first. The New York Times said "She spit Puritan restraint out like a dull wine and made a life of savoring the slow, sensual pleasures of the table." And between meals, she savored the pleasures of men and travel...
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Kitchen Confidential
Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Anthony Bourdain
A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine—now with all-new, never-before-published material
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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...