Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Telling Stories Through Food




Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France
Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France
By Nathan, Joan
2010-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307267597 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

What is Jewish cooking in France? That is the question that has haunted Nathan over the years and driven her to unearth the secrets of this hidden cuisine. Now she offers the fruits of her quest in this extraordinary book. …More


Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run
Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run
By Brown, Alton
Photographer Dhien, Jean-Claude
2008-04 - Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
9781584796817 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

This companion to the six-part Food Network series--travel diary, photo journal, and cookbook--covers big-city eateries and small-town chat n' chews, as well as markets, inns, ice cream parlors, museums, barbecue joints, and even an alligator farm. …More


Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys
Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys
By Tanis, David
2010-11 - Artisan Publishers
9781579654078 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Nobody better embodies the present-day mantra "Eat real food in season" than David Tanis, one of the most original voices in American cooking. Tanis opens this soulful, fun-to-read cookbook with his own private food rituals, then he follows with 20 incomparable menus (five per season) that serve four to six. …More


On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town
On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town
By Loomis, Susan Herrmann
2002-04 - Broadway Books
9780767904551 Check Our Catalog

Susan Loomis arrived in Paris twenty years ago with little more than a student loan and the contents of a suitcase to sustain her. But what
began then as an apprenticeship at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine evolved into a lifelong immersion in French cuisine and culture, culminating in permanent residency in 1994. "On Rue Tatin chronicles her journey to an ancient little street in Louviers, one of Normandy's most picturesque towns.
With lyrical prose and wry candor, Loomis recalls the miraculous restoration that she and her husband performed on the dilapidated convent they chose for their new residence. As its ochre and azure floor tiles emerged, challenges outside the dwelling mounted. From squatters to a surly priest next door, along with a close-knit community wary of outsiders, Loomis tackled the social challenges head-on, through persistent dialogue-and baking.
"On Rue Tatin includes delicious recipes that evoke the essence of this region, such as Apple and Thyme Tart, Duck Breast with Cider, and Braised Chicken in White Wine and Mustard. Transporting readers to a world where tradition is cherished, "On Rue Tatin provides a touching glimpse of the camaraderie, exquisite food, and simple pleasures of daily life in a truly glorious corner of Normandy.
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A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home
A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home
By Foose, Martha Hall
2011-04 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9780307464286 Check Our Catalog

In the highly anticipated follow-up to her James Beard Award-winning, bestselling "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea," Foose continues her conversation with readers, sharing recipes and stories from even closer to home. …More


Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent
Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent
By Alford, Jeffrey
Author Duguid, Naomi
2005-11 - Artisan Publishers
9781579652524 Check Our Catalog

From the Tibetan-influenced foods of Nepal to the Southeast Asian tastes of Sri Lanka to the vegetarian cooking of the Hindus of Southern India and clay-oven breads of the northwest frontier, the award-winning authors of "Hot Sour Salty" present a variety of wonderful recipes filled with the eye-opening flavors of the colorful and mysterious Subcontinent. …More