The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.4 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
The best-selling author of
The Botany of Desire explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what we consume in the 21st century.
''What should we have for dinner?'' To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't, which mushrooms should be avoided, for
JELL-O Girls: A Family History
4.7 out of 5 stars with 248 reviews
A memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its façade - told by the inheritor of their stories.
In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great-uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would turn out to be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generations that followed enjoyed immense privilege - but they were also haunted by suicides,
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
ean: 9780792799221, isbn: 0792799224,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 204 reviews
In this delightful sequel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone, the beloved food writer Ruth Reichl returns with more tales of love, life, humor, and marvelous meals.When listeners left Ruth at the end of Tender at the Bone, she was in Berkeley, California, working as a chef at the Swallow restaurant. Comfort Me with Apples picks up in 1978; Ruth is still living in a commune with her husband, Doug, but she's decided to put down her chef's toque and embark on a career as a restaurant critic.
French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
ean: 9780375418860, isbn: 0375418865,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 185 reviews
A joyous exploration and celebration of the infinite gastronomic pleasures of France.Ranging far from his adopted Provence, Peter Mayle now travels to every corner of the country, armed with knife, fork, and corkscrew. He takes us to tiny, out-of-the-way restaurants, three-star Michelin wonders, local village markets, annual festivals, and blessed vineyards. We visit the Foire aux Escargots at Matigny-les-Bainsâ€“a whole weekend devoted to the lowly but revered snail. We observe the Medoc