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Provence A-Z

Provence A-Z

by Peter Mayle

The ultimate "dictionary" for lovers of Provence: Peter Mayle's personal selection of the foods, customs and words he finds most fascinating, curious, delicious, or just plain fun.Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. In more than 170 entries, Peter Mayle--bestselling author of A Year in Provence--writes about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin). And, of course, he... Read more
The New Taste Of Chocolate

The New Taste Of Chocolate

by Maricel E Presilla

MARICEL E. PRESILLA is a culinary historian, author, and chef specializing in the cuisines of Latin America and Spain. She studied medieval Spanish history at Spain’s University of Valladolid and at New York University, where she received her PhD. Formally trained in cultural anthropology, she has done extensive research on the food crops of the Americas and taught at New York University and Rutgers University. Presilla is a frequent contributor to Saveur, Food & Wine, and Gourmet, and... Read more
A Cordiall Water

A Cordiall Water

by M F K Fisher

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The New Taste Of Chocolate

by Maricel Presilla

Food History Books & Ephemera

The True History Of Chocolate

The True History Of Chocolate

by Coe, Sophie D Coe, Michael D

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A Cordiall Water

A Cordiall Water

by Fisher, M F K

Indulgence

Indulgence

by Richardson, Paul

Provence a - Z

Provence a - Z

by Mayle, Peter

[MENU] Coronation Day of King George V. & Queen Mary

[MENU] Coronation Day of King George V. & Queen Mary

by Windermere Hydro Hotel

Bowness-on-Windermere: Windermere Hydro Hotel, 1911. Cards. Cream embossed and illustrated cards. Very good. 12.5 x 7.5 cm. Tented table menu held in honor of the Coronation Day of King George V. & Queen Mary. The Windermere Hydro Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District built in the 19th century. It was originally built as a water cure hotel and is in the midst of renovation today. Dinner included soups, fish, joints (meats), and sweets. illustrated with the British flag. Small stains to... Read more
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$75.00
Lobscouse & Spotted Dog

Lobscouse & Spotted Dog

by Grossman, Anne Chotzinoff & Lisa Grossman Thomas

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. White and maroon boards. Near fine, in near fine dust wrapper. 304 pages. 24 x 16 cm. Forward by Patrick O'Brian. Inscribed by authors on front free end paper. Celebrate the wonderful gastronomic companion to the novels of Patrick O'Brian, full of food and drink that so often complement the Jack and Stephen's travels. Filled with early-nineteenth-century recipes for foods such as Burg, Ship's Biscuit, Skillygalee, Drowned Baby, Sea-Pie,... Read more
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$35.00
[MENU] Dinner aboard the M.S. "Tatsuta Maru"

[MENU] Dinner aboard the M.S. "Tatsuta Maru"

by Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Line

1937. Cards. Color illustrated cards. Near fine. 19 x 13.5 cm. The Menu cover design is graced by an enchanting hand colored wood print of "A present-day Japanese woman in her traditional 'Kimono.'" Dinner on this vessel was very European in flavor. Known as "The Queen of the Sea" - the vessel made stops in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and San Francisco before being called to duty by the Imperial Japanese Navy during W.W.II. Clean, crisp copy.
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$75.00
Cocktails, How to Mix Them

Cocktails, How to Mix Them

by Robert

London: Herbert Jenkins [circa 1950's]. Small 8vo. 112 pp. 23rd printing. Hardcover with pictorial dust wrapper. Dust jacket is edgeworn with small tears and creasing. Minor marks to the boards and internally clean. Small format measuring 16.5cm x 9.5cm. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1950.
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£35.00
Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book

Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book

by Jane Grigson

Penguin, 1988. Paperback. Very Good. Corners of cover and spine creased, some marking to the page edges. Orders received by 3pm Sent from the UK that weekday.
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£7.95
[COOKING SCHOOL] Promotional Cooking School Photos

[COOKING SCHOOL] Promotional Cooking School Photos

Large format black and white photos. Near fine. 22.5 x 19 cm. Three black and white large format photographs depicts an all-male (possibly occupational army) cooking school, c. 1940's. Pristine condition.
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$50.00
The "Queen" Cookery Books : Series I - XIV.  Soups, Ices, Pickles and  Preserves, Entrees, Meat and Game, Sweets, Breakfast and Lunch Dishes;  Salads, Sandwiches and Savouries; Vegetables; Bread, Cake and Biscuits...

The "Queen" Cookery Books : Series I - XIV. Soups, Ices, Pickles and Preserves, Entrees, Meat and Game, Sweets, Breakfast and Lunch Dishes; Salads, Sandwiches and Savouries; Vegetables; Bread, Cake and Biscuits...

by Beaty-Pownall, S

London: Horace Cox 1902 / 1913. 12mo. A complete set of 14 volumes in the original lidded box. The brown cloth box with rubbed gilt lettering to the front panel is in VG condition with rubbing to the edges and some splitting. Glazed orange paper interior with 10/6 written inside the lid. All internally clean with no ownership marks. Consisting of a mixture of first, second and third editions of the volumes, published between 1902 and 1913, including the scarce 'Household Hints' (no. 14), as... Read more
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£500.00
[COMMUNITY COOKBOOK] Cook Book

[COMMUNITY COOKBOOK] Cook Book

by The Woman's Guild - First Congregational Church (Compiled by)

Abington, Massachusetts: Baker Printing Company, c. 1915. Staplebound. Green wraps. Good. 48 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Recipes furnished and attributed by GUILD members. Filled with period local advertisements. Cover illustration of church. Pages toned, covers lightly soiled and chipped.
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$85.00
The Complete Cook, bound with The Complete Confectioner

The Complete Cook, bound with The Complete Confectioner

by Sanderson, James M. and Eleanor Parkinson

Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1843 and 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Black boards, paper spine label. Very good. 196 & 154 pages. 19.5 x 12 cm. The Complete Cook highlights the art of carving, accompanied by illustrations. The Complete Confectioner contains one page of illustrations, featuring modeling tools - last ten pages filled with period advertisements. Pages tanned, edges rubbed, otherwise text clean, no markings. [LOWENSTEIN 302 & 320].
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$325.00
[BRITISH] [MILITARY] Catering Menu for the Officers in the 3rd and 4th Battalions of the West Riding Regiment

[BRITISH] [MILITARY] Catering Menu for the Officers in the 3rd and 4th Battalions of the West Riding Regiment

by Halliwell, Frederick William

York, England, 1886. Loose_leaf. Folded folio. Very good. 32 x 20 cm. This menu,written by Halliwell, a local master of ceremonies and freemason, was made to accommodate and service the 3rd and 4th battalions' officers of the West Riding Regiment, formerly known as the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. The officers were lodged in the De Grey Rooms, neo-classically designed and constructed by architect George Townsend Andrews in the 1840's. The building was originally built to house the Yorkshire Hussar... Read more
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$75.00
The New Family Receipt-Book Containing Eight Hundred Truly Valuable Receipts

The New Family Receipt-Book Containing Eight Hundred Truly Valuable Receipts

by Anon. (attributed to Mrs. Maria Elizabeth Rundell)

London: John Murray, 1811. Second Edition. Hardcover. Brown leather, Very good. 440 pages. 16.5 x 10 cm. A comprehensive household manual, filled with what seems to be very helpful receipts and some of a dubious nature. Chapters filled with constructive advise on rearing livestock, making butter, brewing and the management of malt liquors, the management of plants, seeds, and the greenhouse, while other advice, such as using a bush held by a rope to clean a chimney as opposed to employing a child... Read more
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$325.00
[STOVES] [TRADE CATALOG] Illustrated Price List of Ships' Galley Ranges, Cabooses, Yacht, Boat and Cabin Stoves

[STOVES] [TRADE CATALOG] Illustrated Price List of Ships' Galley Ranges, Cabooses, Yacht, Boat and Cabin Stoves

by GOULD J & SON

Devonport, England. Staplebound. Tan illustrated, lettered wraps. Very good. c. 1900. 24 pages. 22 x 14 cm. A hark back to the golden days of shipbuilding, this fully illustrated pamphlet includes prices and dimensions of their entire inventory. J Gould & Son were one of the many industries/workshops, located in the Royal Navy Yard, specializing in supplying both small crafts, yachts, and steamships. The business was most likely situated in what was known as the Quadrangle, housing foundries, forges,... Read more
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$75.00
Manuel General des Vins : Deuxieme Partie. Vins Mousseux

Manuel General des Vins : Deuxieme Partie. Vins Mousseux

by Robinet, Edouard

Paris: Bernard Tignol, Editeur N.d. [1894]. 8vo. Volume two only, but complete in itself. 364 pp. Contemporary full calf. Raised bands to spine with maroon leather title & volume labels. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Spine slightly dulled with minor chipping to labels. Scattered spotting. Text in French. . Very Good. Full Calf. 1894.
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£175.00
1935 Making the Most of Your Electrolux with Practical Recipes

1935 Making the Most of Your Electrolux with Practical Recipes

by Electrolux Refrigerator Sales Division

Usa: Servel Inc.. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1935. Soft Cover. A very good copy of this antique cookbook with light edge wear, dust soiling and very light rubbing to covers. See photos 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches; This 48 page vintage advertising cookbook offers many uncommon recipes. Contents include how to use the refrigerator, arrangement of food, care of food, freezing ice cubes, and menus and recipes. The booklet gives Menus for a Week, with recipes for Quick Meals, Luncheons, Dinners,... Read more
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$17.00
[COCKTAILS] The Bar-Tender's Guide

[COCKTAILS] The Bar-Tender's Guide

by Thomas, Jerry

New York: Fitzgerald Publishing Company Successor to Dick & Fitzgerald, 1887. Paperback. Yellow wraps. Near Fine. 130 pages. 18.5 x 12 cm. Thomas, considered the "the father of American mixology," originally wrote this seminal work on cocktails in 1862. A first for the United States, this guide codified what was then an oral tradition of recipes from the early days of cocktails. This Third edition includes all of the high points in mixology including Thomas' signature drink, the "Blue Blazer," which... Read more
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$2,200.00
[COMMUNITY COOKBOOK] Tried and True

[COMMUNITY COOKBOOK] Tried and True

by Contributed by the Ladies of St. George's P.E. Church

Brooklyn, NY, 1910. Hardcover. White boards. Good. 48 pages. 22 x 14.5 cm. Recipes furnished and attributed by church members. Chock-full of recipes of the period both sweet and savory, although cakes, puddings, and preserves rule the day. Gift inscription on front free end paper, Christmas, 1915. One page offset toning otherwise clean. Boards rubbed and toned. Not listed in Brown or Cook, not found in OCLC as of 5/20.
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$175.00
The Perfect Hostess Cook Book

The Perfect Hostess Cook Book

by Knopf, Mildred O

New York, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Color illustrated yellow boards. Near fine, in good dust wrapper. 499 pages. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Famous hostess, Mildred O. Knopf, shares her recipes she collected throughout her travels. Owners signature on paste down endpaper. Interior clean and crisp, dust wrapper chipped and rubbed. In protective mylar cover.
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$35.00
[HISTORIC FOODWAYS] Recipes For Respect

[HISTORIC FOODWAYS] Recipes For Respect

by Zafar, Rafia

Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2019. Hardcover. Illustrated boards. Fine. 137 pages. 23 x 16 cm. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and continuing nearly to the present day, African Americans have often been stereotyped as illiterate kitchen geniuses. Rafia Zafar addresses this error, highlighting the long history of accomplished African Americans within our culinary traditions, as well as the literary and entrepreneurial strategies for civil rights and respectability woven... Read more
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$45.00
[PROGRAM-MENU] Kuwait-America Foundation 2008 GALA DINNER

[PROGRAM-MENU] Kuwait-America Foundation 2008 GALA DINNER

by Kuwait-America Foundation

Washington DC: Kuwait-America Foundation, 2008. Sewn binding. Cream fibrous handmade paper, raffia bound. Fine. 22 x 15.5 cm. Annual Gala Dinner held at the Residence of the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait in Washington DC. This particular Gala's focus was Stand for Africa - for Malaria No More. The honorary patrons were President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, with Condoleezza Rice assigned to make Special Remarks, and Master of Ceremonies was Charlie Rose. Corporate sponsors include Chevron,... Read more
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$75.00
Come an' Get It

Come an' Get It

by Adams, Ramon F

Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1952. First Edition. Rust cloth covered boards, faux leather spine. Near fine, in very good dust wrapper. Eggenhofer, Nick. 170 pages. 22.5 x 16.5 cm. "Mr. Adams has done a superlative job and his illustrator, Nick Eggenhofer, has captured the real spirit of the round-up camp. This book is more than grand reading. It perpetuates the memory of the vanished craftsman and fills a long existent deficiency in the literature of the West." - New York Times Book... Read more
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$40.00
Food In England: A complete guide to the food that makes us who we are

Food In England: A complete guide to the food that makes us who we are

by Dorothy Hartley

Little, Brown, 1999. Paperback. Good. Some marking to the page edges. Orders received by 3pm Sent from the UK that weekday.
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£8.00
The Vintage Baker

The Vintage Baker

by Sheehan, Jessie

San Francisco: CHRONICLE BOOKS, 2018. Hardcover. Color illustrated and embossed foil cover. Fine. Gao, Alice. 176 pages. For every baker who loves food history. Filled with modern versions of some of our favorite classics along with dazzling photography. A delightful baking pamphlet bound in along with an embossed foil cover and more than 50 recipes. Pristine.
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$15.00
A Forkful of Magic

A Forkful of Magic

by Marc Veyrat

Hachette, 1999. Hardcover. Fine. Signed by the author with dedication, light wear to the boards. Orders received by 3pm Sent from the UK that weekday.
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£75.00
Hugh's Who: The Name-Dropper's Cookbook

Hugh's Who: The Name-Dropper's Cookbook

by Hugh G. Millais

Park Press, 2004. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by the author without dedication, boards worn, page edges tanned. Orders received by 3pm Sent from the UK that weekday.
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£70.00