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¡Tequila!

Distilling the Spirit of Mexico

by Marie Gaytán

<div>Italy has grappa, Russia has vodka, Jamaica has rum. Around the world, certain drinks—especially those of the intoxicating kind—are synonymous with their peoples and cultures. For Mexico, this drink is tequila. For many, tequila can conjure

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100 Million Years of Food

What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today

by Stephen Le

<p><b>A fascinating tour through the evolution of the human diet, and how we can improve our health by understanding our complicated history with food.</b></p><p>There are few areas of modern life that are burdened by as much information and ...

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A Diet of Austerity

Class, Food and Climate Change

by Elaine Graham-Leigh

<span><span>Received wisdom is increasingly that we all have to eat less to save the planet, but received wisdom is wrong. A Diet of Austerity argues that, just as the poor are blamed for the economic crisis, Malthusian conceptions about food ...

ISBN: 9781782797418

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Acquired Tastes

Why Families Eat the Way They Do

by Brenda L. Beagan, Gwen E. Chapman, Josée Johnston & others

Magazine articles and self-improvement books tell us that our food choices serve as bold statements about who we are as individuals. <i>Acquired Tastes</i> reveals that they say more about where we come from and who we would like to be. ...

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Agrarian Crisis in India

The Case of Bihar

by F. Tomasson Jannuzi

Although much has been written on agrarian reforms in India, there are few in-depth studies of specific states and none concerning the relevance of agrarian reforms to the economic development and political stability of Bihar— a state containing

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Agriculture and Economic Growth: Japan's Experience

by Ohkawa, Kazushi

<p>This book contains updated versions of a set of papers presented at the International Conference on Agriculture and Economic Development-A Symposium on Japan's Experience which was held in Tokyo, July, 1967. These papers make a comprehensive ...

ISBN: 9781400872039

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America the Edible

A Hungry History, from Sea to Dining Sea

by Adam Richman

<p>Get ready to devour America. Adam Richman, the exuberant host of Travel Channel's <i>Man v. Food</i> and <i>Man v. Food Nation</i>, has made it his business to root out unique dining experiences from coast to coast. Now, he zeroes in on some ...

ISBN: 9781609611965

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America's Founding Fruit

The Cranberry in a New Environment

by Susan Playfair

The cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, is one of only three cultivated fruits native to North America. The story of this perennial vine began as the glaciers retreated about fifteen thousand years ago. Centuries later, it kept Native Americans ...

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American Organic

A Cultural History of Farming, Gardening, Shopping, and Eating

by Robin O'Sullivan

In 1947, when J. I. Rodale, editor of <i>Organic Gardening</i>, declared, "the Revolution has begun," a mere 60,000 readers and a ragtag army of followers rallied to the cause, touting the benefits of food grown with all-natural humus. More than

ISBN: 9780700621583

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An Unlikely Vineyard

The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

by Deirdre Heekin

<p>Named one of the Best Wine Books of 2014 by <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>An Unlikely Vineyard</em> tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin’s farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape that melds ...

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Animal Factory

The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment

by David Kirby

<p>Swine flu. Bird flu. Unusual concentrations of cancer and other diseases. Massive fish kills from flesh-eating parasites. Recalls of meats, vegetables, and fruits because of deadly E-coli bacterial contamination. </p><p>Recent public health ...

ISBN: 9781429958097

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Another Person's Poison

A History of Food Allergy

by Matthew Smith

<div><P>To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. For others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult to determine what is ...

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At the Chef's Table

Culinary Creativity in Elite Restaurants

by Vanina Leschziner

<div>This book is about the creative work of chefs at top restaurants in New York and San Francisco. Based on interviews with chefs and observation in restaurant kitchens, the book explores the question of how and why chefs make choices about ...

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Attaining Food Security

Experiments of 10 Asian Nations

by Alka Parikh

As developing nations across the globe struggle to find effective means of reaching out to their hungry , they need knowledge about alternative ways of addressing this issue. It is useful to know how other nations are addressing this problem and

ISBN: 9789351289265

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Barbecue

A History

by Tim Miller

<span><span style="font-style:italic;">Barbecue: A History</span><span> examines barbecue's history and place in American society using both historical and contemporary sources. The book examines all aspects of barbecue:</span></span><br /><br ...

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Big Farms Make Big Flu

Dispatches on Influenza, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science

by Rob Wallace

<p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Thanks to breakthroughs in production and food science, agribusiness has been able to devise new ways to grow more food and get it more places more quickly. There is no shortage of news items on hundreds of ...

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Blood Oranges

Colonialism and Agriculture in the South Texas Borderlands

by Timothy P. Bowman

<DIV><I>Blood Oranges</I> traces the origins and legacy of racial differences between Anglo Americans and ethnic Mexicans (Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans) in the South Texas borderlands in the twentieth century. Author Tim Bowman ...

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Bountiful Harvest

From Land to Table

by Betty LaDuke

<div>In 2010 painter Betty LaDuke was invited to spend time with the men and women who harvest the orchards, vineyards, and farms in southern Oregon. Betty took to the field with her sketch pads and captured the spirit of each worker in her ...

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Bread, Wine, Chocolate

The Slow Loss of Foods We Love

by Simran Sethi

<p>Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that ...

ISBN: 9780062221544

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Butter

A Rich History

by Elaine Khosrova

<DIV><B>“Edifying from every point of view--historical, cultural, and culinary.” —David Tanis, author of </B><I><B>A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes</B></I><BR />  <DIV><DIV><B>It’s a culinary catalyst, an agent of change, a gastronomic rock ...

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