Instant noodles are one of the most remarkable industrial foods ever invented; the co-authors explore the history, manufacturing, marketing and consumption of the popular convenience food.
Wayne Curtis traces the history of America from the perspective of 10 different cocktails, discussing the role of rum in the New World, from the colonial period to present day, in a study that blends pop culture, historical trivia and libation lore.
The Black Sesame Kitchen Beijing cooking school instructor traces her Silk Road investigation into regional culinary history and tradition, a journey marked by her visits to private kitchens where she bonded and ate with women from a diverse array of cultures.
In this cookbook from America's Test Kitchen, editors and test cooks walk you step-by-step through more than 100 of their favorite D.I.Y. kitchen projects. They show why everything from ketchup to prosciutto turn out better when you do it yourself.
The author of the best-selling Driving Mr. Albert recounts his visit to the medieval Castilian village of Guzman as part of a decade-long effort to taste the world's finest cheese, an encounter that involved him in long-held regional secrets and the story of a heartbroken genius cheese-maker.
First published in 1930 and created by a utopian gourmand and winemaker who, for years, worked to systematically remove meat from classic Italian dishes, this massive collection features more than 1,000 vegetarian recipes from Italy and the Mediterranean.
A treasury of 95 grilled-foods recipes features modern twists on traditional meals, counseling home cooks on the diversity of Japanese-style grilling while providing instructions for such fare as London Broil with Garlic-Soy Marinade, Turkey Burgers with Miso Barbecue Sauce and Salmon With Shiso Pesto. Original.
The PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man builds on her popular food-centric blog to recount her unconventional upbringing and her unusually happy and occasionally sorrowful life of literary and culinary sensuality.