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Food & Wine Books

Books about food and wine. Most are rated, some are reviewed.

 

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  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life  
 
by Barbara Kingsolver et al.
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

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  Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass  
 
by Natalie MacLean
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

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  The Oxford Companion to Food  
 
edited by Alan Davidson
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

 

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  Food in History  
 
by Reay Tannahill
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

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  Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food  
 
by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

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  On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen  
 
by Harold Mcgee
 
 

Essential Reference for Cooks or Foodies
McGee is a patient and erudite teacher who makes things about as simply as possible for the strictly non-tech types like myself. Essential reference.

 
   
 
 
 

 

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  Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal  
 
by Eric Schlosser
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

 

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  The Devil's Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee  
 
by Stewart Lee Allen
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

 

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  The Man Who Ate Everything  
 
by Jeffrey Steingarten
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

 

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  Food: A Taste of the Road  
 
edited by Richard Sterling
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

 

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  Earl Mindell's Food as Medicine: What You Can Eat to Help Prevent Everything from Colds to Heart Disease to Cancer  
 
by Earl Mindell
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

 

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  Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly  
 
by Anthony Bourdain
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 

 

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  A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines  
 
by Anthony Bourdain
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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People tend to pigeonhole the wok as an instrument of stir frying. It seems to have been developed specifically for that use; that is the job it does to perfection. Yet this uniquely shaped cooking pot handles at least adequately: frying, deep frying, braising, stewing, boiling, smoking, steaming, and soup making … more

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