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The New Food Lover's Companion


Author: Sharon Tyler Herbst,Ron Herbst
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438001630
Category: Cooking
Page: 916
View: 5486
Over seven thousand alphabetical entries provide information on all aspects of cooking and dining, including cooking techniques and tools, ingredients, wines, and meat cuts.

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The New Food Lover's Companion

Comprehensive Definitions of Nearly 6,000 Food, Drink, and Culinary Terms
Author: Sharon Tyler Herbst
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764112584
Category: Cooking
Page: 772
View: 1839
Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide definitions of nearly six thousand terms related to food, drink, and cooking, and features a selection of reference appendices, including a pasta glossary, ingredient substitutes, and measurement equivalents.

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Savoring Gotham

A Food Lover's Companion to New York City
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199397023
Category: Cooking
Page: 760
View: 4672
When it comes to food, there has never been another city quite like New York. The Big Apple--a telling nickname--is the city of 50,000 eateries, of fish wriggling in Chinatown baskets, huge pastrami sandwiches on rye, fizzy egg creams, and frosted black and whites. It is home to possibly the densest concentration of ethnic and regional food establishments in the world, from German and Jewish delis to Greek diners, Brazilian steakhouses, Puerto Rican and Dominican bodegas, halal food carts, Irish pubs, Little Italy, and two Koreatowns (Flushing and Manhattan). This is the city where, if you choose to have Thai for dinner, you might also choose exactly which region of Thailand you wish to dine in. Savoring Gotham weaves the full tapestry of the city's rich gastronomy in nearly 570 accessible, informative A-to-Z entries. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts-most of them New Yorkers--Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing. Reach only a little ways back into the city's ever-changing culinary kaleidoscope and discover automats, the precursor to fast food restaurants, where diners in a hurry dropped nickels into slots to unlock their premade meal of choice. Or travel to the nineteenth century, when oysters cost a few cents and were pulled by the bucketful from the Hudson River. Back then the city was one of the major centers of sugar refining, and of brewing, too--48 breweries once existed in Brooklyn alone, accounting for roughly 10% of all the beer brewed in the United States. Travel further back still and learn of the Native Americans who arrived in the area 5,000 years before New York was New York, and who planted the maize, squash, and beans that European and other settlers to the New World embraced centuries later. Savoring Gotham covers New York's culinary history, but also some of the most recognizable restaurants, eateries, and culinary personalities today. And it delves into more esoteric culinary realities, such as urban farming, beekeeping, the Three Martini Lunch and the Power Lunch, and novels, movies, and paintings that memorably depict Gotham's foodscapes. From hot dog stands to haute cuisine, each borough is represented. A foreword by Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and an extensive bibliography round out this sweeping new collection.

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The Food Lover's Guide to Paris


Author: Patricia Wells
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761173382
Category: Cooking
Page: 454
View: 4333
Recommends restaurants, cafes, tea shops, wine bars, markets, pasta shops, bakeries, cheese shops, and kitchenware stores in Paris and includes forty French recipes.

    • Music

The Opera Lover's Companion


Author: Charles Osborne
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300123739
Category: Music
Page: 627
View: 1522
Written by a well-known authority, this book consists of 175 entries that set some of the most popular operas within the context of their composer's career, outline the plot, discuss the music, and more.

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Southern Belly

A Food Lover's Companion
Author: John T. Edge
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565128419
Category: Travel
Page: 352
View: 5716
John T. Edge, "the Faulkner of Southern food" (the Miami Herald), reveals a South hidden in plain sight, where restaurants boast family pedigrees and serve supremely local specialties found nowhere else. From backdoor home kitchens to cinder-block cafés, he introduces you to cooks who have been standing tall by the stove since Eisenhower was in office. While revealing the stories behind their food, he shines a bright light on places that have become Southern institutions. In this fully updated and expanded edition, with recipes throughout, Edge travels from chicken shack to fish camp, from barbecue stand to pie shed. Pop this handy paperback in the glove box to take along on your next road trip. And even if you never get in the car, you'll enjoy the most savory history that the South has to offer.

    • Foreign Language Study

Dictionary of Food

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z
Author: Charles Sinclair
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408102188
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 640
View: 3113
The Dictionary of Food is the indispensable companion for everyone who loves reading about food, or cooking it. We live in a globalised world, and our tastes in food have widened dramatically in recent years. The Dictionary of Food reflects this huge cultural shift. With concise descriptions of dishes, ingredients, equipment, and techniques, it brings the world's cuisines, familiar and less familiar, within our grasp. '... so interesting that it only stayed on my desk very briefly before it was taken away... invaluable in anyone's kitchen and particularly useful for professional chefs.' - Caroline Waldegrave, Leiths School of Food and Wine

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Life is Meals (ZIN)

A Food Lover's Book of Days
Author: Kay Salter,James Salter
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307700353
Category: Cooking
Page: 464
View: 2616

    • Gardening

The Food Lover's Garden

Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well
Author: Jenni Blackmore
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422319
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
View: 2088
Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life? Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages. The Food Lover’s Garden guides the reader through: • Getting started with easy step-by-step growing instructions from balcony to backyard • Simple, tasty recipes incorporating each vegetable and herb • Meal combinations of two or more of the featured dishes • Selecting essential kitchen tools and gadgets to maximize the harvest • Canning and pickling recipes to preserve the rest Beautifully illustrated with author’s water colour sketches and photographs from her garden, this book is perfect for the foodie and budding gardener—from the humble potato, to pungent garlic, to the beauty of the beet, classic staples take a delicious turn with novel, innovative recipes. Truly food for all seasons and palates. Foodies, new gardeners, urban homesteaders, and supporters of sustainable living—take back your right to high-quality food with The Food Lover’s Garden. Jenni Blackmore is a writer, painter, micro-farmer, and certified Permaculture Design Consultant. Her most recent book Permaculture for the Rest of Us follows her journey from industrial Manchester to Quackadoodle Farm, a sustainable homestead in Nova Scotia.

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The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion, 2nd edition


Author: Ron Herbst,Sharon Tyler Herbst
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438076215
Category: Cooking
Page: 864
View: 7455
Based on Barron’s popular and authoritative The New Food Lover’s Companion, this enlarged and enhanced reference volume was written for discerning home chefs and everybody else who wants to become more knowledgeable about good food and elegant dining. This second edition has been updated with new information to reflect the way we eat in today’s world. More than 7200 entries plus line art are included in this seminal work. Miniature glossaries are interspersed throughout the text. Sidebar features throughout the book offer quick tips on food purchases, as well as Fast Facts and advice on preparation, serving, and dining.

    • Poetry

The Lover's Companion

Art and Poetry of Desire
Author: Charles Sullivan
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810934917
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
View: 383
Pairing romantic poetry with fine art, this colorful anthology explores the various ways in which art and verse can be used to enhance passion, in an anthology that includes literary and visual works by Ginsberg, Hockney, Donne, Lichtenstein, Sappho, O'Keeffe, and others. 15,000 first printing.

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The Food Lover's Guide to Wine


Author: Karen Page,Andrew Dornenburg
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316084069
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
View: 6746
A wine book unlike any other, THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE offers a fresh perspective via the single aspect of wine most compelling to food lovers: flavor. At the heart of this indispensable reference, formatted like the authors' two previous bestsellers The Flavor Bible and What to Drink with What You Eat, is an encyclopedic A-to-Z guide profiling hundreds of different wines by their essential characteristics-from body and intensity to distinguishing flavors, from suggested serving temperatures and ideal food pairings to recommended producers (including many iconic examples). The book provides illuminating insights from dozens of America's best sommeliers via informative sidebars, charts and boxes, which complement the book's gorgeous four-color photography. Another groundbreaking work from two of the ultimate culinary insiders, this instant classic is the perfect gift book.

    • Teddy bears.

The Teddy Bear Lover's Companion


Author: Ted Menten
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781561380213
Category: Teddy bears.
Page: 160
View: 5079
Covers everything from bear fashions to collectibles, with hints on caring for antique bears, lists of bear conventions and speciality stores, and photographs of one-of-a kind bears created especially for this book

    • Performing Arts

The Ballet Lover's Companion


Author: Zoe Anderson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300154291
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 360
View: 9661
This engaging book is a welcome guide to the most successful and loved ballets seen on the stage today. Dance writer and critic Zoe Anderson focuses on 140 ballets, a core international repertory that encompasses works from the ethereal world of romantic ballet to the edgy, muscular works of modern choreographers. She provides a wealth of facts and insights, including information familiar only to dance world insiders, and considers such recent works as Alexei Ramansky's Shostakovich Trilogy and Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale as well as older ballets once forgotten but now returned to the repertory, such as Sylvia. To enhance enjoyment of each ballet, Anderson also offers tips on what to look for during a performance. Each chapter introduces a period of ballet history and provides an overview of innovations and advancement in the art form. In the individual entries that follow, Anderson includes essential facts about each ballet’s themes, plot, composers, choreographers, dance style, and music. The author also addresses the circumstances of each ballet’s creation and its effect in the theater, and she recounts anecdotes that illuminate performance history and reception. Reliable, accessible, and fully up to date, this book will delight anyone who attends the ballet, participates in ballet, or simply loves ballet and wants to know much more about it.

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The Foodlover's Atlas of the World


Author: Martha Rose Shulman
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552975718
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
View: 740
A comprehensive guide offers young adults an in-depth review of the traditional food staples and seasonings found in each major country in the world, complete with hundreds of color photos, historical influences on food, festive foods, and more.

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The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide


Author: Sharon Tyler Herbst
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307568423
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
View: 4154
What's a Dirty Martini? How do you pronounce Cuarenta Y Tres? Which glass do you use for a Stinger? How did the Margarita get its name? Answers to these questions and thousands more can be found in The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide, a one-stop, user-friendly cocktail guide featuring more than 1,000 drink recipes and 600 definitions for cocktail-related terms. The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide offers a unique blend of features, including: Definitions of over 600 cocktail- and drink-related terms, including liqueurs, types of drinks, cocktail jargon, and the etymology of drinks like the Martini and the Fuzzy Navel, all organized in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format with sound-out phonetics. Drink recipes for more than 1,000 cocktails for every season and occasion. Each recipe is complete with a graphic showing the appropriate glass to use. Ideas on how to make sure guests have a great time while encouraging responsible drinking. Tips on everything from stocking a home bar to choosing the right glassware, plus loads of professional bartending tricks and shortcuts for creating the perfect cocktail. Humor through anecdotes, toasts, and quotes from the famous and infamous. Four indexes that make finding the listing you want a snap! Accessible, fun, hip, and written in the Herbsts' inimitable style, The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide deserves a place at every home and professional bar. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion

A Sourcebook for Understanding the Cuisines of the World
Author: Eve Zibart
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897327756
Category: Cooking
Page: 464
View: 8955
Nowhere is America's rich ethnic and cultural diversity more apparent than in its restaurants. Every city and region of the United States has a unique cultural heritage - whether it's Cuban, Thai, Spanish, Italian, Indian, French or German - reflected in its dining choices. So what do you order in an ethnic restaurant, and how do you eat? The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion provides all the information you need to make every ethnic dining experience a pleasant and memorable one. In this book you will find information about what to expect in any type of ethnic restaurant; detail profiles of each ethnic cuisine, including key ingredients, spices and methods of preparation; cultural tips to put you at ease with the customs and etiquette of each cuisine; representative dishes of each cuisine defined and described; recommended complete meals from appetizer through dessert and easy recipes you can prepare at home.

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The Food and Wine Lover's Companion to Tuscany


Author: Carla Capalbo
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811833806
Category: Travel
Page: 411
View: 2962
A revised edition of the gourmand's guide to travel in Tuscany incorporates more than forty new entries and focuses exclusively on the region's foods and local wines, listing little-known shops, markets, festivals, and wineries. Original.

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The Joy of Cookies


Author: Sharon Tyler Herbst
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812045185
Category: Cooking
Page: 48
View: 2983
Gathers international-style recipes for bar, rolled, drop, pressed, refrigerator, chocolate, and chocolate chip cookies, and includes hints on making, storing, and mailing cookies

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Food on the Page

Cookbooks and American Culture
Author: Megan J. Elias
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812249178
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
View: 2497
In Food on the Page, the first comprehensive history of American cookbooks, Megan J. Elias chronicles cookbook publishing from the early 1800s to the present day. Examining a wealth of fascinating archival material, Elias explores the role words play in the creation of taste on both a personal and a national level.