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Monday, June 10 2013

Stealing a Glance at Food History with Raymond Sokolov’s ‘Steal the Menu’

Raymond Sokolov details the history of contemporary cuisine over the past 40 years. But while to him best dishes are the simplest ones, his simplistic approach to memoir writing could use more 'salt'.


Thursday, July 23 2009

The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

This vast project put hundreds of writers to work penning poems, describing barbecues, interviewing American Indians and taking down recipes for everything from soup to nuts, quite literally.


Thursday, July 9 2009

Fresh: A Perishable History by Susanne Freidberg

Is it a good thing to have a refrigerator full of produce we call “fresh” even after it has been sitting around in climate controlled storage for days or even weeks?


Tuesday, April 14 2009

My Kitchen Wars by Betty Fussell

This book is as much about the choices, burdens, sexual mores, and societal expectations that faced women during the last century as it is about food.


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