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Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes

 

Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
By Bard, Elizabeth
2010-02 - Little Brown and Company
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In Paris for a weekend visit, Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again. "Lunch in Paris" is a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau and the other with French cuisine. …More

Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess

 

Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess
By Greene, Gael
2006-04 - Warner Books
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An acclaimed restaurant critic dishes up a delectable memoir--complete with her favorite recipes--from a lifelong love affair with food, men, and wine. Two 8-page full-color inserts. …More

Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater

 

Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater
By Bruni, Frank
2009-08 - Penguin Press
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Bruni, restaurant critic for "The New York Times," tells his heartbreaking and hilarious account of his lifelong, often painful struggle with food. …More

Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe


Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe
2009-10 - National Geographic Society
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For pure pleasure, few experiences are as satisfying as a chance to explore the world's great culinary traditions and landmarks--and here, in the latest title of National Geographic's popular series of illustrated travel gift books, readers find a fabulous itinerary of foods, dishes, markets, and restaurants worth traveling far and wide to savor. …More

Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse D'Or Competition

 

Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse D'Or Competition
By Friedman, Andrew
2009-12 - Free Press
9781439153079 Check our catalog

 

"Knives at Dawn" follows the U.S. culinary team at The Bocuse d'Or, the world's most prestigious cooking competition. …More

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti


I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
By Melucci, Giulia
2009-04 - Grand Central Publishing
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LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE meets EAT, PRAY, LOVE in a Brooklyn-based publicist's account of her relationships gone awry, and the food that sustained her through it all. …More

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table

 

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
By Wizenberg, Molly
2009-03 - Simon & Schuster
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A memoir with a practical purpose and a cookbook with a life beyond the kitchen, this resource offers 50 recipes full of fresh flavors, and the author's lessons from the kitchen that show who people are, who they love, and who they want to be. …More

All the Presidents' Pastries: Twenty-Five Years in the White House


All the Presidents' Pastries: Twenty-Five Years in the White House
By Mesnier, Roland
2007-02 - Flammarion-Pere Castor
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This extraordinary success-story--told by the hero himself--of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top, embodies the great American dream. …More

Eating: A Memoir


Eating: A Memoir
By Epstein, Jason
2009-10 - Alfred A. Knopf
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From the great restaurants of postwar Paris to the narrow streets of New York's Chinatown, "Eating" by legendary editor Epstein takes readers on a culinary tour through his eventful life. Includes recipes. …More

Amarcord: Marcella Remembers

 

Amarcord: Marcella Remembers
By Hazan, Marcella
2008-10 - Gotham Books
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Bestselling cookbook author Hazan tells how a young girl raised in Emilia-Romagna became America's godmother of Italian cooking. Widely credited with introducing proper Italian food to the English-speaking world, Hazan looks back on the adventures of her life. …More

Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession

 

Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
By Powell, Julie
2009-12 - Little Brown and Company
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The latest life adventures from the author of "Julie & Julia." When her marriage is challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Powell decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. …More

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

 

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
By Lee, Jennifer 8.
2008-03 - Twelve
9780446580076 Check our catalog

 

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"New York Times" reporter Lee traces the history of the Chinese-American experience through the lens of Chinese food restaurants in America. "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles" speaks to the immigrant experience as a whole, and the way it has shaped this country. …More

Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life

 

Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life
By Severson, Kim
2010-04 - Riverhead Hardcover
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From the prominent "New York Times" food writer comes a memoir recounting the tough life lessons she learned from a generation of female cooks including Marion Cunningham, Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, Rachael Ray, and Marcella Hazan. …More