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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and The People Who Cook.
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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and The People Who Cook.

By BOURDAIN, Anthony

New York: Ecco / HarperCollins, 2010. Signed on the half-title page by Anthony Bourdain. First edition / First printing. Navy paper-covered spine, blue paper-covered boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Sharp copy.

$245.00

Baking with Julia.
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Baking with Julia.

By CHILD, Julia. written by Dorie Greenspan

New York: William Morrow & Company, 1996. Signed on the half-title page by Julia Child. First edition / First printing. Ivory paper-covered boards. Fine, with slight bump to bottom front corner in fine dust jacket.

$350.00

The Art of Taking Tea.
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The Art of Taking Tea.

By SOSHITSU, Sen. Signed and Inscribed by Henry Mittwer, who designed the cover

Kyoto: Tanko Shin Sha, 1967. Signed, dated and inscribed by the designer of the binding: In the spring cherry blossoms, in the summer the cuckoo, In the autumn the moon, and in the winter the snow, clear, cold. Henry, Kyoto, June 1969. First edition / First Printing. Illustrated paper-covered boards, with a textured plastic jacket. Fine in fine textured plastic jacket. Henry "Seisen" Mittwer, a Japanese-American Buddhist priest, author, furniture designer, ikebana and ceramic artist. He was a Zen monk at Tenryuji Temple, a World Heritage site in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. Born in 1918, he was the son of an American father in the film industry and a Japanese mother who was a former geisha. He lived in Japan until 1940, when he immigrated to the U.S. From 1942 he spent 5 years in detention camps, he was not released until 1947. In 1955 he met Zen priest Nyogen Senzaki, one of the early proponents of Zen practice in the U.S. He returned to Kyoto, Japan in 1961. In 1965 he joined the priesthood. He served four times as president of the Kyoto chapter of Ikebana International, and published books on arranging flowers for tea practice, and several other books in Japanese, including his memoirs, a 1992 book of essays about temple life, and a 2003 dialogue with the noted author and Buddhist priest Tsutomu Mizukami about life, death and Zen titled "Jisei no Kotoba" ("Poems for Leaving the World"). He died in 2012. From the collection of Pat Murosako, a Kendo Master, and graphic designer, who knew Mittwer from at least the 1960's to his death. Murosako served as a board officer of the Kendo Federation of America, which later became the All United States Kendo Federation. Upon moving to Seattle, WA, Murosako Sensei founded the Meadowbrook Kendo Club, and in 2001 he co-founded Musokai Iaido dojo with Konno Tatsuhiko Sensei in Bellevue, WA.

$125.00

The Art of Chabana: Flowers for the Tea Ceremony.
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The Art of Chabana: Flowers for the Tea Ceremony.

By MITTWER, Henry. With color paintings by Takashi Nomura and drawings by Yoshiko Akai

Rutland, VT / Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1974. Signed and dated by the author on the front-free endpaper, also inscribed: To Pat Murosako & family with very best wishes always, Henry Mittwer Kyoto 1974. First edition / First printing. Decorated silk cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of fading to the spine. Henry "Seisen" Mittwer, a Japanese-American Buddhist priest, author, furniture designer, ikebana and ceramic artist. He was a Zen monk at Tenryuji Temple, a World Heritage site in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. Born in 1918, he was the son of an American father in the film industry and a Japanese mother who was a former geisha. He lived in Japan until 1940, when he immigrated to the U.S. From 1942 he spent 5 years in detention camps, he was not released until 1947. In 1955 he met Zen priest Nyogen Senzaki, one of the early proponents of Zen practice in the U.S. He returned to Kyoto, Japan in 1961. In 1965 he joined the priesthood. He served four times as president of the Kyoto chapter of Ikebana International, and published books on arranging flowers for tea practice, and several other books in Japanese, including his memoirs, a 1992 book of essays about temple life, and a 2003 dialogue with the noted author and Buddhist priest Tsutomu Mizukami about life, death and Zen titled "Jisei no Kotoba" ("Poems for Leaving the World"). He died in 2012. Pat Murosako was a Kendo Master, and graphic designer, who knew Mittwer from at least the 1960's to his death. Murosako served as a board officer of the Kendo Federation of America, which later became the All United States Kendo Federation. Upon moving to Seattle, WA, Murosako Sensei founded the Meadowbrook Kendo Club, and in 2001 he co-founded Musokai Iaido dojo with Konno Tatsuhiko Sensei in Bellevue, WA.

$125.00

Jacques Pepin Celebrates: 200 of His Most Cherished Recipes for Memorable Meals with Family and Friends.
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Jacques Pepin Celebrates: 200 of His Most Cherished Recipes for Memorable Meals with Family and Friends.

By PEPIN, Jacques

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Signed on the half-title page: Happy Cooking! Jacques Pepin. First edition / First printing. Illustrated boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with rubbing.

$125.00

Julia at St. Marks Winter 1978. Julia Child Event Poster.
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Julia at St. Marks Winter 1978. Julia Child Event Poster.

By CHILD, Julia. Paul Child

Seattle: St. Marks Cathedral, 1978. Signed by Julia Child and Paul Child. Inscribed To Giny. First edition / First printing. Event poster, Buff heavy paper stock, printed in black and red. 11" x 14 Fine. An attractive design with an illustration of an aproned lion with a sauce pan in one paw and a whisk in the other.

$250.00

Julia Child and More Company.
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Julia Child and More Company.

By CHILD, Julia

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First edition / First printing. White laminated boards. Near fine in price-clipped near fine dust jacket, with light fading to the spine.

$40.00

The Babbo Cookbook.
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The Babbo Cookbook.

By BATALI, Mario

New York: Clarkson Potter, 2002. Signed and Inscribed by Mario Batali: To Pat, Great to see you in Seattle - Linguini is love - Mario Batali. First edition / First printing. Red paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.

$50.00

Graham Kerr\'s Creative Choices Cookbook.
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Graham Kerr's Creative Choices Cookbook.

By KERR, Graham

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1993. Signed "Your choice" and dated '93 on the front-free end-paper by Graham Kerr, with his characteristic drawing of a happy face with large eyes. First edition / First printing. Rust paper spine, beige paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.

$30.00

Dori Sanders' Country Cooking: Recipes and Stories from the Family Farm Stand.
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Dori Sanders' Country Cooking: Recipes and Stories from the Family Farm Stand.

By SANDERS, Dori. Consulting editor John Willoughby.

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin books, 1995. First edition / First printing. White cloth spine, beige paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket..

$15.00

Mario Batali: Italian Grill.
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Mario Batali: Italian Grill.

By BATALI, Mario. and Judy Sutton. Photography by Beatriz da Costa

New York: Ecco Press, 2008. Signed on the half-title page by Mario Batali. First edition / First printing. Yellow laminated boards. Very fine in fine dust jacket.

$85.00

Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes To Cook At Home.
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Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes To Cook At Home.

By BATALI, Mario

New York: Ecco Press, 2005. Signed on the half-title page by Mario Batali. First edition / First printing. Pictorial laminated boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Winner of the James Beard Award.

$125.00

Mario Batali - Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA.
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Mario Batali - Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA.

By BATALI, Mario. and Mark Ladner. Photogrpahs by Quentin Bacon

New York: Grand Central Life & Style, 2016. Signed and dated 23/10/16 on the half-title page by Mario Batali. First edition / First printing. Laminated boards. Very fine in fine dust jacket.

$85.00

Spago Desserts.
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Spago Desserts.

By Bergin, Mary and Judy Gethers. Foreword by Wolfgang Puck

New York: Random House, 1994. Signed by Mary Bergin on the half title page. First edition / First printing. Beige laminated boards. Fine in fine dust jacket, with a light surface scratch to the front cover.

$20.00

The Dinah Shore American Kitchen: Homestyle Cooking with Flair.
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The Dinah Shore American Kitchen: Homestyle Cooking with Flair.

By SHORE, Dinah

New York: Doubleday, 1990. Signed on the front free endpaper by Dinah Shore. Additionally inscribed: Hello Jennie Happy Cooking! First edition / First printing. Beige cloth boards. Fine in fine dust jacket.

$35.00

Chef Paul Prudhomme\'s Louisiana Tastes: Exciting Flavors From the State that Cooks.
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Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Tastes: Exciting Flavors From the State that Cooks.

By PRUDHOMME, Chef Paul

New York: William Morrow & Company, 2000. Signed by Chef Prudhomme on custom Prudhommes Magic Seasoning Blends Bookplate attached to the half-title page: Good Cooking. Good Eating. Good Loving. Chef Paul Prudhomme. First edition / First printing. Yellow-green cloth spine, green paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.

$30.00

Fashions in Foods in Beverly Hills.
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Fashions in Foods in Beverly Hills.

By Beverly Hills Woman's Club. Introduction by Will Rogers. Cover design and illustrations Vivian V. Robeson

Beverly Hills: Beverly Hills Woman's Club. 1929. First edition / First printing. Black and gray illustrated cream cloth. Illustrated with woodcut title and headers. Very good with some soiling and light wear to the binding, and a few pages of the text. Recipes by Joan Bennett, Clara Bow, Fannie Brice, Jackie Cooper, Joan Crawford, Dolores Del Rio, Douglas Fairbanks, Janet Gaynor, Carole Lombard, Harold Lloyd, Ramon Navarro, Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer, and many others.

$150.00

Graham Kerr\'s Kitchen.
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Graham Kerr's Kitchen.

By KERR, Graham

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1994. Signed by Graham Kerr and inscribed: For Gretchen - for years of cooking! With lots of love - Graham Kerr '98. First edition / First printing. Maroon paper spine, beige paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.

$30.00

Mario Batali: Italian Grill.
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Mario Batali: Italian Grill.

By BATALI, Mario. and Judy Sutton. Photography by Beatriz da Costa

New York: Ecco Press, 2008. Signed and Inscribed by Mario Batali: to Anne - grill hot and long!! First edition / First printing. Yellow laminated boards. Fine in fine dust jacket.

$60.00

Wolfgang Puck Makes it Easy.
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Wolfgang Puck Makes it Easy.

By PUCK, Wolfgang

New York: Random house, 2004. Signed and dated on the end-paper by the chef and author: Spago 7/15/05 to St Laurent Happy cooking! live, love, eat! Wolfgang Puck. First edition / First printing. Ocher boards. Fine in fine dust jacket.

$30.00

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