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 What Caesar Did for My Salad, cover What Caesar Did for My Salad, Stories Behind Our Favourite Food

Albert Jack's book What Caesar Did for My Salad is a fascinating explanation of the curious stories behind our favourite food. This is a book for food and language lovers.

Cook Yourself Thin, cover Cook Yourself Thin, Ways to Lose Weight and Enjoy Tasty Food

With its Channel 4 TV programme, Cook Yourself Thin is not just about losing weight and diets. It shows how to lose weight and still enjoy tasty and satisfying food.

The Pleasures of English Food, cover Pleasures of English Food – History and Culture

English cuisine is criticised despite a rich heritage and culture that compares with most culinary traditions. This classic extract will inspire both cook and gourmand.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2 - cover Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two

The first volume of this classic cookery reference was extensive but not complete. The second book is a valuable addition as it covers many important missing elements.

Citrus, A History, book cover Citrus, A History of the Fruits by Pierre Laszlo

Pierre Laszlo is a man of culture as well as being a scientist and it shows through in Citrus, A History which is a story, reference and an enticing literary work. Pierre Laszlo has written Citrus, A History which tells the story of man’s migration of these tasty fruits from the Far East, China in particular, to the Americas.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, book cover Julia Child's Classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Like Elizabeth David, Julia Child popularised French food across the English speaking world. Many cooks have used Mastering the Art of French Cooking as their bible.

Penguin Companion to Food, book cover Penguin Companion to Food, Ultimate Reference for Cooks and Food-lovers

The Penguin Companion to Food fills a gap that would otherwise require a library of books. Cookery books do not cover the background to food and dishes. Books on the history of food tend to a narrow focus on a specific region or cuisine.

Christmas dinner - JL26014 Celebratory Meals for Christmas and Thanksgiving

The challenge of making holiday and festival meals special. In the past, traditional meals to celebrate major festivals such as Christmas or Thanksgiving were once a year events. Everyone looked forward to them all year and made a real effort to make them special.

At Elizabeth David's Table, cover At Elizabeth David's Table

I have been reading At Elizabeth David's Table in preparation for writing a review. Reading her articles on food has been inspiring. Her writing on culinary travel and culture, rather than cooking, makes me to want to write more on food and its social and cultural role. I love good food but as an amateur cook of modest skills, I am not equipped to provide cookery advice but I hope I can share the simple pleasures of good food and travel, especially when enjoyed in good company.

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