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Botany of Gin
ISBN: HB: 9781851245536, Bodleian Library Publishing, September 2020
112 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 35 colour illus.
From its roots in ancient Greek herbal medicine, the popular spirit we now know as gin was established by the Dutch in the sixteenth century as a juniper-infused tincture to cure fevers. It gained notoriety during the London 'gin craze' in the eighte...
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£15,00
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Appetite and Its Discontents Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950
ISBN: PB: 9780226693040, ISBN: HB: 9780226692999, University of Chicago Press, March 2020
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Why do we eat? Is it instinct? Despite the necessity of food, anxieties about what and how to eat are widespread and persistent. In "Appetite and Its Discontents", Elizabeth A. Williams explores contemporary worries about eating through the lens of s...
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£28,00
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£84,00
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Pure Adulteration Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food
ISBN: HB: 9780226377926, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 61 halftones
In the late nineteenth century, extraordinary changes in food and agriculture gave rise to new tensions in the ways people understood, obtained, trusted, and ate their food. This was the Era of Adulteration, and its concerns have carried forward to t...
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£27,00
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Volcanoes and Wine From Pompeii to Napa
ISBN: HB: 9780226177229, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
216 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 61 colour plates, 27 halftones
There's a reason we pay top dollar for champagne and that bottles of wine from prestige vineyards cost as much as a car: a place's distinct geographical attributes, known as terroir to wine buffs, determine the unique profile of a wine – and some rar...
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£20,00
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How We Fell in Love with Italian Food
ISBN: HB: 9781851245123, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2019
256 pp., 25.4x19.7 cm, 68 colour illus.
Pizza, pasta, pesto and olive oil: today, it's hard to imagine any supermarket without these items. But how did these foods – and many more Italian ingredients – become so widespread and popular? This book maps the extraordinary progress of Italian...
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£25,00
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Natural History of Beer
ISBN: HB: 9780300233674, Yale University Press, April 2019
256 pp., 22.2x14.6 cm, 73 black&white illus.
What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for eng...
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Building Nature's Market The Business and Politics of Natural Foods
ISBN: PB: 9780226501376, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
For the first 150 years of their existence, "natural foods" were consumed primarily by body builders, hippies, religious sects, and believers in nature cure. And those consumers were dismissed by the medical establishment and food producers as kooks,...
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£26,50
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Culinarians Lives and Careers from the First Age of American Fine Dining
ISBN: HB: 9780226406893, University of Chicago Press, October 2017
560 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 16 colour plates, 91 halftones, 10 line drawings
"He presided over Virginia's great political barbeques for the last half of the nineteenth century, taught the young Prince of Wales to crave mint juleps in 1859, catered to Virginia's mountain spas, and fed two generations of Richmond epicures with...
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£34,00
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Coffee Style
ISBN: HB: 9783791383217, Prestel Publishing, May 2017
208 pp., 28x21 cm, 200 colour illus.
Beautifully illustrated, this book captures the lifestyle of coffee creators and aficionados, as seen through the lens of acclaimed photographer Horst A. Friedrichs. For some, coffee is a means of getting through the morning. For others, it is a way...
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£24,99
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Food Trucks Delights on Wheels
ISBN: HB: 9788416500444, GMC Group, Monsa, March 2017
144 pp., 22x15 cm, colour illus.
Not for sale in Ukraine and Russia! Food Trucks are something of an institution in American culture, and have been around for more than a century. These days there is a huge range of gastronomic treats available, dished up out of an incredible vari...
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£17,99
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