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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 Bill Bridges. 1981
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.
Dessert university: more than 300 spectacular recipes and essential lessons from White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier
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 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 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 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.
By Chloe Coscarelli. 2012
Chef Chloe reinterprets 125 of America’s favorite foods with great-tasting ingredients and clever techniques. She begins with helpful advice on… how to set up your own kitchen for stress-free, healthful eating, and also explains how to get all your nutrition from a plant-based diet and why it’s so healthy. Includes recipes for vegan macaroni and cheese, creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, sliders and fries, and adaptations of the most popular Chinese, Indian, and Mexican dishes. c2012.
By Sarah Elton. 2013
The author visits four continents, investigating not only the potential threats to our food supply, but also telling the stories… of those who are working hard to preserve our future. From Bogotá to Beijing, Delhi to Rome, Nairobi to Toronto, people from all walks of life are creating an alternative to the industrial food we have grown accustomed to piling into our shopping carts, and in the process giving us hope of avoiding a daunting future. 2013.
By Kim Aubrey. 2011
An anthology of poems, essays, and fiction inspired by the subject of food and drink. Features established and emerging writers… from Canada and around the world. Freud said food is love, and for these authors it is also everything else that is human, light and dark – memory, pleasure, desire, childhood, amusement. Includes strong language. 2011.
By Janet Podleski, Greta Podleski. 1999
Janet and Greta Podleski, also known as The Looneyspoons Sisters, present Crazy Plates, a collection of low-fat recipes. Also includes… fat facts (for example, a pound of body fat--representative of 3,500 calories--if shaped into a ball, would be the size of a softball and equal four sticks of butter), "Trivial Tidbits" (baking soda used to be added to the water for boiling vegetables until it was discovered that it destroyed the veggies' vitamin C), "You Do the Math" (substituting Canadian bacon for the regular high-fat stuff once a week for a year will cut your fat intake by 1,196 grams), and a lot of corny humour ("Did you hear what happened to the peanut when he walked through the park? He was a salted"). These recipes can be prepared quickly and are aimed at the home cook with a family to feed. 1999.
By Byron Ayanoglu. 2003
A Greek immigrant to Canada as a boy, Byron longs to rediscover his roots in a retirement cottage on Crete.… Once there, his friend Theo convinces him to open a restaurant. Each painstaking step in its construction is fuelled by interesting labour practices, natural and man-made disasters, and above all, encounters with the glorious Greek cuisine. 2003.
By Ina Garten. 2006
Ina Garten shares her life in East Hampton, the recipes she loves, and her secrets to making guests feel welcome.… Includes recipes for easy cheese Danishes, old-fashioned potato salad, loin of pork stuffed with sautéed fennel, and peach and blueberry crumble. Ina also lets readers in on her time-tested secrets for cooking and entertaining. 2006.
By Eve Adamson. 2011
With 300 recipes, this guide provides a single, comprehensive resource on all aspects of putting up your own food; the… equipment and ingredients you'll need; and the different techniques such as smoking, drying, curing, pickling, juicing, and root cellaring. Covers preparation times, cooking times, processing times, and the yield you should expect from your efforts, as well as the newest equipment needed to create and store your own healthy foods. 2011. Getting started with canning and preserving -- Water-bath canning with fruits -- Mastering the art of pickling -- Fermenting and brewing -- Pressure canning -- Freezing -- Drying and root cellaring -- Smoking, salting, and curing -- Juicing
By Jean Paré. 1990
By Jean Paré. 1988
By Maxine Turkington. 2009
This book provides a selection of recipes that are simple to prepare with inexpensive ingredients that are readily available from… supermarkets or vegetable stalls in local markets. Also included are several recipes that can be cooked or prepared a day or two in advance. Each recipe is graded according to the level of difficulty based on the author's experience. 2009.