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By Helen Humphreys. 2017
Delving deep into the storied past of the apple in North America, Humphreys explores the intricate link between agriculture, settlement,… and human relationships. She brings light to such varied topics as how the apple first came across the Atlantic Ocean with a relatively unknown Quaker woman long before the more famed “Johnny Appleseed”; how bountiful Indigenous orchards were targeted to be taken over or eradicated by white settlers and their armies; how the once-17,000 varietals of apple cultivated were catalogued by watercolour artists from the United States’ Department of Pomology; how apples wove into the life and poetry of Robert Frost; and how Humphreys’ own curiosity was piqued by the Winter Pear Pearmain, believed to be the world’s best tasting apple, which she found growing beside an abandoned cottage not far from her home. 2017.
By David L Hammer. 1985
By Bill Bridges. 1981
By Barbara Crossette. 1998
In 1997 this New York Times journalist traveled across Asia, visiting the classic hill towns built by several colonial powers.… She recalls her journeys to these remote locations, discusses their history, and describes how each has evolved since being inherited by an independent nation. 1998.
By Wendy Roth, Michael Tompane. 1992
Guide on accessibility to American national parks for people with visual or hearing impairments, senior citizens, people with small children… or anyone with mobility concerns. Offers specific advice on 15 parks and general information on parks in every region. c1992.
By M. F. K Fisher. 1988
A collection of the 35 prefaces that the author has written for her own books, as well as other books,… about food and drink. It gathers in one place the author's perceptions, insights, and autobiographical fragments. 1988.
By Pierre Berton. 1973
By Roland Mesnier, Lauren Chattman. 2004
White House Pastry Chef Mesnier provides information and recipes, beginning with fruit desserts, then moving on to mousses and Bavarian… creams, frozen desserts, crepes, puddings and chocolate. He makes use of newly available tropical fruits, and offers explanations of the different types and various uses of meringues. Mesnier also works with traditional desserts, and he has plenty of recipes for the basic cookies, cakes, and pies that are still in great demand. 2004.
By John Ebdon. 1985
John Ebdon captures the whims and eccentricities of the English character in this portrait of the country and its people:… the regimented Farnham commuter, and the cantankerous neighbours with deep down hearts of gold. Explaining along the way why Yorkshiremen are "God's own people" and how London views tourists. 1985.
By Kenneth C Davis. 1992
By John Ebdon. 1979
The first book from the Director of the London Planetarium, better known as a humorous broadcaster. Here he writes about… the non-tourist side of Greece, two islands in the Cyclades, where he is accepted into the villages as a welcome inhabitant. In his own words, "It is not a travel book. It is about people... of the islands of Andros and Kos." 1979.
By Jeff Crump, Bettina Schormann. 2009
Sometimes the healthiest and most delicious food often comes from farmers and artisans just down the road. Chefs Jeff Crump… and Bettina Schormann remind us of the relationship between local eating and taste, and demonstrate how you can reduce your carbon footprint without diminishing your enjoyment of food. Includes how-to sections and recipes that will leave anyone wondering why they ever considered eating a tomato in February. 2009.
By Madhur Jaffrey. 1983
Although Madhur Jaffrey now lives in America, she grew up in India where the majority of the population are vegetarian.… This book contains recipes from India and other countries which she has explored over the years, including Bali, Korea, Israel and Hong Kong. 1983.
By John Sewell. 2002
This book introduces Toronto's greatest spaces, from architectural jewels to buildings that were witness to some of the city's most… important moments. Former mayor John Sewell takes us on a tour of the Toronto places every citizen and visitor should see, such as Osgoode Hall, the old Don Jail, and the Chapel of St. James-the-Less. 2002.
By Robyn Davidson. 1996
An Australian woman recounts her travel experiences with a nomadic population in the desert of western India. She endures hardship… and discomfort to record a disappearing way of life. Despite being a foreigner, a woman, and ignorant of the local language, she forges enduring friendships. 1996.
By Delia Smith. 1995
From beef in designer beer and venison steaks with cranberry Cumberland sauce, to chocolate bread and butter pudding and mascarpone… nutmeg ice cream, this book contains old favourites and new ideas to try out during the cold winter months. 1995.
By Bill Bryson. 2000
By Frances Moore Lappé. 1991
How we eat affects not only ourselves but also our world, here Lappé offers a new philosophy on the social… significance of a new way of eating. Includes simple rules for a healthy diet, food combinations that make protein-rich meals without meat, kitchen guide and recipes. 1991.
By Elisabeth Hasselbeck. 2012
From the co-host of ABC’s The View comes a vital book about wholesome and satisfying gluten-free food - with easy-to-follow… recipes and healthy tips - for families managing celiac disease, as well as anyone who is concerned about their intake of wheat and other grains. 2012.
By Delia Smith. 2008
Delia has sourced a range of pre-prepared foods to help you short circuit cooking times and techniques. Readily available from… supermarkets, delis, online food shops and farmers markets these recipes using instant time savers will allow you to create fabulous food without the fuss. This book is for people who don't want to cook, who think they can't cook, or simply don't have the time to cook. 2008.