The Art of Eating

The Art of Eating Author Joan Reardon
ISBN-10 9780544177437
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 784
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RUTH REICHL "Mary Frances [Fisher] has the extraordinary ability to make the ordinary seem rich and wonderful. Her dignity comes from her absolute insistence on appreciating life as it comes to her." JULIA CHILD "How wonderful to have here in my hands the essence of M.F.K. Fisher, whose wit and fulsome opinions on food and those who produce it, comment upon it, and consume it are as apt today as they were several decades ago, when she composed them. Why did she choose food and hunger she was asked, and she replied, 'When I write about hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the love of it . . . and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied.' This is the stuff we need to hear, and to hear again and again." ALCIE WATERS "This comprehensive volume should be required reading for every cook. It defines in a sensual and beautiful way the vital relationship between food and culture."



Imagining the Jewish God

Imagining the Jewish God Author Leonard Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781498517508
Release 2016-09-09
Pages 574
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Jewish art has always been with us, but so has a broader canvas of Jewish imaginings: in thought, in emotion, in text, and in ritual practice. Imagining the Jewish God was there in the beginning, as it were, engraved and embedded in the ways Jews lived and responded to their God.This book attempts to give voice to these diverse imaginings of the Jewish God, and offers these collected essays and poems as a living text meant to provoke a substantive and nourishing dialogue. A responsive, living covenant lies at the heart of this book—a covenantal reciprocity that actively engages the dynamics of Jewish thinking and acting in dialogue with God. The contributors to this volume are committed to this form of textual reasoning, even as they all move us beyond the “text” as foundational for the imagined “people of the book.” That people, we submit, lives and breathes in and beyond the texts of poetry, narrative, sacred literature, film, and graphic mediums. We imagine the Jewish people, and the covenant they respond to, as provocative intimations of the divine. The essays in this volume seek to draw these vocal intimations out so that we can all hear their resonant call.



Icons of American Cooking

Icons of American Cooking Author Elizabeth S. Demers Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780313381331
Release 2011-03-08
Pages 314
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Discover how these contemporary food icons changed the way Americans eat through the fascinating biographical profiles in this book. • Provides 24 intriguing, biographical entries detailing the lives of some of America's greatest food and cooking pioneers and institutions • Includes contributions from 18 distinguished scholars, librarians, and journalists • Offers key insight into childhood and family, education, career trajectory and triumphs, and legacy • Numerous sidebars offer intriguing quotations, sample menus, and excerpts from writings • Suggestions for further reading follow each profile



Books That Cook

Books That Cook Author Melissa Goldthwaite
ISBN-10 9781479830213
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 384
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Whether a five-star chef or beginning home cook, any gourmand knows that recipes are far more than a set of instructions on how to make a dish. They are culture-keepers as well as culture-makers, both recording memories and fostering new ones. Organized like a cookbook, Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal is a collection of American literature written on the theme of food: from an invocation to a final toast, from starters to desserts. All food literatures are indebted to the form and purpose of cookbooks, and each section begins with an excerpt from an influential American cookbook, progressing chronologically from the late 1700s through the present day, including such favorites as American Cookery, the Joy of Cooking, and Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The literary works within each section are an extension of these cookbooks, while the cookbook excerpts in turn become pieces of literature—forms of storytelling and memory-making all their own. Each section offers a delectable assortment of poetry, prose, and essays, and the selections all include at least one tempting recipe to entice readers to cook this book. Including writing from such notables as Maya Angelou, James Beard, Alice B. Toklas, Sherman Alexie, Nora Ephron, M.F.K. Fisher, and Alice Waters, among many others, Books That Cook reveals the range of ways authors incorporate recipes—whether the recipe flavors the story or the story serves to add spice to the recipe. Books That Cook is a collection to serve students and teachers of food studies as well as any epicure who enjoys a good meal alongside a good book. Instructor's Guide



Poor Girl Gourmet

Poor Girl Gourmet Author Amy McCoy
ISBN-10 9781449400309
Release 2010-09-14
Pages 240
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Love eating well but hate paying a lot? Amy McCoy's cookbook, Poor Girl Gourmet (based on her popular blog of the same name), features decadent and delectable recipes for foodies with limited budgets, but sophisticated tastes. In Poor Girl Gourmet, McCoy breaks down the costs for each dish while also offering money-saving strategies, including tips for growing and preserving your own food, as well as ideas for quick and delicious family meals. Each recipe serves at least four people, so it's perfect for families on a budget--because eating well while saving money is something that appeals to all of us. McCoy, knowing that a gourmet meal is enhanced by the proper wine, also reviews more than 25 affordable wine varietals and blends, with pairing suggestions for many of the dishes. And there is a chapter of splurges ($15 to $30 per entree for a family of four) for when you're feeling fancy. Because gourmets, regardless of their budget, appreciate a gorgeous cookbook, Poor Girl Gourmet bucks the pared-down trend in cost-conscious cookbooks, and is illustrated throughout with McCoy's own mouthwatering full-color photography.



Bread

Bread Author Scott Cutler Shershow
ISBN-10 9781501307461
Release 2016-07-28
Pages 160
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Bread is an object that is always in process of becoming something else: flower to grain, grain to dough, dough to loaf, loaf to crumb. Bread is also often a figure or vehicle of social cohesion: from the homely image of "breaking bread togetherÂ?? to the mysteries of the Eucharist. But bread also commonly figures in social conflict - sometimes literally, in the "bread riotsÂ?? that punctuate European history, and sometimes figuratively, in the ways bread operates as ethnic, religious or class signifier. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from the scriptures to modern pop culture, Bread tells the story of how this ancient and everyday object serves as a symbol for both social communion and social exclusion. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.



American Food by the Decades

American Food by the Decades Author Sherri Machlin
ISBN-10 9780313376993
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 240
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A fascinating survey of American food trends that highlights the key inventions, brands, restaurant chains, and individuals that shaped the American diet and palate in the 20th century. • Over 250 encyclopedic entries on the most prominent influences in American food during the 20th century • Contains 10 recipes, each emblematic of a particular decade • Over 15 sidebars with additional feature information • Chronologically presents popular foods of the 20th century in the United States, with each of the ten chapters representing a decade • Each chapter provides a "For Further Exploration" bibliography section



Food and Drink in American History

Food and Drink in American History Author Andrew F. Smith
ISBN-10 9781610692335
Release 2013-10-28
Pages 1475
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This three-volume encyclopedia on the history of American food and beverages covers topics ranging from early American Indian foods to mandatory nutrition information at fast food restaurants.



The Writer s Way

The Writer s Way Author Jack Rawlins
ISBN-10 9781133170686
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 448
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Based on a whole language approach, THE WRITER'S WAY is a dynamic, process-centered paperback rhetoric with readings. This text recognizes that students learn best by doing, and writers learn best when inspired by compelling reasons to write, aided by strong examples, and reinforced by immediate personal rewards. With frank advice offered in a supportive, encouraging tone, Rawlins and Metzger lead students step by step through the writing process, from pre-writing to polishing the final draft. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Food Culture

Food Culture Author Janet Chrzan
ISBN-10 9781785332906
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 275
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This volume offers a comprehensive guide to methods used in the sociocultural, linguistic and historical research of food use. This volume is unique in offering food-related research methods from multiple academic disciplines, and includes methods that bridge disciplines to provide a thorough review of best practices. In each chapter, a case study from the author's own work is to illustrate why the methods were adopted in that particular case along with abundant additional resources to further develop and explore the methods.



Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition

Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition Author Janet Chrzan
ISBN-10 9781785333644
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 770
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The dramatic increase in all things food in popular and academic fields during the last two decades has generated a diverse and dynamic set of approaches for understanding the complex relationships and interactions that determine how people eat and how diet affects culture. These volumes offer a comprehensive reference for students and established scholars interested in food and nutrition research in Nutritional and Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Food Studies and Applied Public Health.



Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant Author Jenni Ferrari-Adler
ISBN-10 9781101217627
Release 2007-07-19
Pages 288
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In this delightful and much buzzed-about essay collection, 26 food writers like Nora Ephron, Laurie Colwin, Jami Attenberg, Ann Patchett, and M. F. K. Fisher invite readers into their kitchens to reflect on the secret meals and recipes for one person that they relish when no one else is looking. Part solace, part celebration, part handbook, Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant offers a wealth of company, inspiration, and humor—and finally, solo recipes in these essays about food that require no division or subtraction, for readers of Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones & Butter and Tamar Adler's The Everlasting Meal. Featuring essays by: Steve Almond, Jonathan Ames, Jami Attenberg, Laura Calder, Mary Cantwell, Dan Chaon, Laurie Colwin, Laura Dave, Courtney Eldridge, Nora Ephron, Erin Ergenbright, M. F. K. Fisher, Colin Harrison, Marcella Hazan, Amanda Hesser, Holly Hughes, Jeremy Jackson, Rosa Jurjevics, Ben Karlin, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Beverly Lowry, Haruki Murakami, Phoebe Nobles, Ann Patchett, Anneli Rufus and Paula Wolfert. View our feature on the essay collection Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant.



A to Z of American Women Writers

A to Z of American Women Writers Author Carol Kort
ISBN-10 9781438107936
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 417
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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.



The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs

The Magnetic Fields  69 Love Songs Author LD Beghtol
ISBN-10 9781441138309
Release 2006-11-03
Pages 168
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A� fully illustrated oral history of the Magnetic Fields' 1999 triple album, 69 Love Songs - an album that was afforded "classic" status by many almost as soon as it was released.� LD Beghtol's book is� chatty, incestuous, funny, dark, digressive, sexy, maddening, and delightful in equal measures. It documents a vital and influential scene from the inside, involving ukuleles and tears, citations and footnotes, analogue drum machines, and floods of cognac. Oh, and a crossword puzzle too. � The centre of the book� is the secret history of these tuneful, acerbic, and sometimes heartbreaking songs of old love, new love, lost love, punk rock love, gay love, straight love, experimental music love, true love, blue love, and the utter lack of love that fill the album - as told by participants, fans, imitators, naysayers, and others. � Also included� are a lexicon of words culled from the album's lyrics, recording details, performance notes from the full album shows in New York, Boston� and London, plus� rare and unpublished images, personal memorabilia, and much much more.



Consider the Oyster

Consider the Oyster Author M. F. K. Fisher
ISBN-10 9781787201262
Release 2016-10-21
Pages 74
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M. F. K. Fisher, whom John Updike has called our “poet of the appetites,” here pays tribute to that most enigmatic of ocean creatures, the oyster. As she tells of oysters found in stews, in soups, roasted, baked, fried, prepared à la Rockefeller or au naturel—and of the pearls sometimes found therein—Fisher describes her mother’s joy at encountering oyster loaf in a girls’ dorm in the 1890s, recalls her own initiation into the “strange cold succulence” of raw oysters as a young woman in Marseille and Dijon, and explores both the bivalve’s famed aphrodisiac properties and its equally notorious gut-wrenching powers. Plumbing the “dreadful but exciting” life of the oyster, Fisher invites readers to share in the comforts and delights that this delicate edible evokes, and enchants us along the way with her characteristically wise and witty prose. “Consider the Oyster marks M. F. K. Fisher’s emergence as a storyteller so confident that she can maneuver a reader through a narrative in which recipes enhance instead of interrupt the reader’s attention to the tales. She approaches a recipe as a published dream or wish, and the stories she tells here...are also stories of the pleasures and disillusionments of dreams fulfilled.”—PATRICIA STORACE, The New York Review of Books “Since Lewis Carroll no one had written charmingly about that indecisively sexed bivalve until Mrs. Fisher came along with her Consider the Oyster. Surely this will stand for some time as the most judicious treatment in English.”—CLIFFTON FADIMAN



Among Friends

Among Friends Author M. F. K. Fisher
ISBN-10 1593760248
Release 2004
Pages 306
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A fascinating glimpse into the background and development of one of our most delightful and best-loved writers, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, the woman who elevated food writing to a literary art.



As They Were

As They Were Author M. F. K. Fisher
ISBN-10 9780394713489
Release 1983
Pages 261
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In this collection of essays the noted writer conjures up pleasures--and pangs--of sight, sound, and taste, in California, in France, and at sea, and evokes a world that is splendidly colored, keenly felt, and richly personal