Food History and Literature

THe history of foods, styles and ingredients , is always interesting as are biographys of leading gastronomic personalities. There is also a range of works of literature with a stong epicurean basis.


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All About Coffee: A History of Coffee from the Classic Tribute to the World's Most Beloved Beverage

All About Coffee: A History of Coffee from the Classic Tribute to the World's Most Beloved Beverage

UKERS, WILLIAM H.
The original homage to the world's most extraordinary drink! In 1922, William H. Ukers wrote the definitive work on coffee. As the founder of The Tea and Coffee Trade Journal, an industry magazine still active today, he spent seventeen years traveling the world and uncovering everything there was to know about both the bean and the beverage. From its historic roots and the drinking customs of different countries to its effects on the mind and...

$20.00




An Omlette and Glass of Wine

An Omlette and Glass of Wine

DAVID ELIZABETH
"An Omelette and a Glass of Wine", offers 62 articles originally written by Elizabeth David between 1955 and 1984 for numerous publications including "The Spectator", "Gourmet" magazine, "Vogue", and "The Sunday Times". This revered classic volume contains delightful explorations of food and cooking, among which are the collection's namesake essay and other such gems as Syllabubs and Fruit Fools, Sweet Vegetables, Soft Wine, Pleasing Cheeses,...

$50.00




Beer Nation The Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer

Beer Nation The Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer

DONALDSON, MICHAEL
Pull up a bar stool, and listen to the life story of beer in New Zealand ...Highly illustrated, meticulously researched and warmly told, Beer Nation recounts the early history of beer, exposes the modern age of commerce and big business, and charts the rise of contemporary boutique breweries - through interviews and first-hand stories from the personalities behind beer and brewing in New Zealand. Michael Donaldson's rich and engaging narrative...

$45.00




Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and Its Place in Western Civilization

Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and Its Place in Western Civilization

KINDSTEDT, PAUL S
Behind every traditional type of cheese there is a fascinating story. By examining the role of the cheesemaker throughout world history and by understanding a few basic principles of cheese science and technology, we can see how different cheeses have been shaped by and tailored to their surrounding environment, as well as defined by their social and cultural context. Cheese and Culture endeavors to advance our appreciation of cheese origins by...

$30.00




Consider the Fork: A History of Invention in the Kitchen

Consider the Fork: A History of Invention in the Kitchen

WILSON, BEE
Bee Wilson is the beloved food writer and historian who writes as the "Kitchen Thinker" in the "Sunday Telegraph", and is the author of "Swindled!". Her charming and original new book, "Consider the Fork", explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. A wooden spoon - most trusty and loveable of kitchen implements - looks like the opposite of 'technology', as the word is normally understood. But look...

$50.00




David Burtons New Zealand Food and Cookery

David Burtons New Zealand Food and Cookery

BURTON D
Based in Wellington, David Burton is one of New Zealand's most influential and respected food writers, having earned his reputation over the last two decades as a discerning, if at times controversial, food and restaurant critic. His regular articles for Cuisine magazine and reviews for the Dominion Post are awaited with anticipation by diners, restaurateurs and chefs alike. When David wrote the award-winning 200 Years of New Zealand Food and...

$60.00




Family Table: Stories of Preserving Your Heritage in the Kitchen

Family Table: Stories of Preserving Your Heritage in the Kitchen

PHILIBERT-ORTEGA, GENA
Celebrate Your Family Recipes and Heritage From Great-grandma's apple pie to Mom's secret-recipe stuffing, food is an important ingredient in every family's history. This three-part keepsake recipe journal will help you celebrate your family recipes and record the precious memories those recipes hold for you--whether they're hilarious anecdotes about a disastrous dish or tender reflections about time spent cooking with a loved one. The foods we...

$50.00




Fleur The Life and Times of Pioneering Restaurateur Fleur Sullivan

Fleur The Life and Times of Pioneering Restaurateur Fleur Sullivan

SULLIVAN, FLEUR
Fleur Sullivan is a South Island legend, the culinary maven responsible for not one but two iconic local restaurants - Olivers in Clyde and the eponymous Fleurs Place in Moeraki - and now at the age of 72 she's running a third, The Loan and Merc in her hometown of Oamaru. Her eventful career has spanned more than 40 years, during which time she's transformed two sleepy towns into international destinations. Fleur is brimming with great stories,...

$50.00




Food at home

Food at home

DANN, CHRISTINE
Food@Home is a journey through the new 'foodways' that are evolving in New Zealand. Author/gardener/cook Christine Dann looks at the ways in which food production, distribution, preparation and service are being brought back home to produce superior food with minimal environmental impact. Christine's journey starts with the rediscovery of home food gardening traditions of both Maori and Pakeha, and ends at the dining table where a delicious...

$35.00




Food Facts For The Kitchen Front

Food Facts For The Kitchen Front

The perfect gift for yourself or someone else, this classy reproduction of a 1940's cooking manual combines time-tested wisdom with practical, no-nonsense recipes. Start with a handful of recipes,add a dash of nutrition, a sprinkle of time-tested wisdom and bake for 70 years. Finish with a light dusting of nostalgic charm, and what you get is this beautifully reproduced facsimile of a genuine archive title. For times when healthy homecooking...

$30.00





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