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Hot Plate Asian-inspired Barbecue
ISBN: HB: 9781742571843, Bookport, New Holland Publishers, October 2011
112 pp., 26.8x22.5 cm, colour illus.
"Hot Plate" is a barbecue book with spice it contains barbecue recipes from the chefs at Spirit House, one of Australia's premier restaurants and cooking schools. Turn a casual backyard gathering into a gourmet event with these recipes and tips to ro...
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£14,99
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Bread A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861898548, Reaktion Books, August 2011
224 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 30 black&white illus., 30 colour illus.
What food is more basic, more essential and more universal than bread? Common to the diets of both rich and poor, bread is one of our oldest foods. Loaves and rolls have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, and excavated from ovens in Pompeii that w...
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£11,99
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Champagne A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861898579, Reaktion Books, August 2011
136 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 15 black&white illus., 47 colour illus.
From the smash of a bottle on the side of a new ship to the pop of a cork at a party, champagne signals celebration, fun and camaraderie. Bubbly, as we affectionately call sparkling wine, is a symbol of luxury and decadence and the preferred drink fo...
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Olive A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861898685, Reaktion Books, August 2011
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 30 black&white illus., 30 colour illus.
Olives are at once a mythical food – bringing to mind scenes from Ancient Rome and the Bible – and an everyday one, given the ubiquity of olive oil in contemporary diets. In this original, succinct and engaging history Fabrizia Lanza traces the olive...
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Apple A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861898487, Reaktion Books, August 2011
136 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 18 black&white illus., 36 colour illus.
Gravenstein, Coe's Golden Drop, Cox's Orange Pippin: the names sound like something from Tolkien or the ingredients of a magic potion. But as befits their magical appellations, apples have transfixed and beguiled humans for thousands of years. Erik...
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£11,99
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Oldest Cuisine in the World Cooking in Mesopotamia
ISBN: PB: 9780226067346, ISBN: HB: 9780226067353, University of Chicago Press, April 2011
152 pp., 22.6x15.2 cm
In this intriguing blend of the commonplace and the ancient, Jean Bottero presents the first extensive look at the delectable secrets of Mesopotamia. Bottero's broad perspective takes us inside the religious rites, everyday rituals, attitudes and tab...
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£19,50
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Cakes for Occasions 25 Special Cakes for Every Celebration
ISBN: PB: 9781861088260, GMC Group, GMC, April 2011
176 pp., 20.3x15.6 cm, colour illus.
Impress your friends and loved ones with your cake decoration skills – whatever the occasion. Ann Pickard sets out 25 fun and fabulous cakes that are ideal for that special celebration, including an enchanting fairy castle, a delightful Jack-in-the-b...
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Ice Cream A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861897923, Reaktion Books, April 2011
176 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 23 black&white illus., 32 colour illus.
Be it soft-serve, gelato, Indian kulfi or Israeli glida, some form of ice cream treat can found throughout the world in restaurants and home freezers. Though ice cream was once considered a food for the elite, it has evolved into one of the most popu...
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Potato A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861897992, Reaktion Books, April 2011
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 12 black&white illus, 37 colour illus.
From its obscure Pre-Columbian beginnings in South America to its global popularity today, the story of the potato is one of rags to riches. In "Potato", esteemed culinary historian Andrew F. Smith reveals the captivating story of a once lowly vegeta...
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Dates A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861897961, Reaktion Books, April 2011
136 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 6 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
In "Dates", Nawal Nasrallah draws on her experience of growing up in the lands of ancient Mesopotamia, where the date palm was first cultivated, to explore the history behind the fruit. Dates have an important role in their arid homeland of the Middl...
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