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    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 also writes the Miami Herald’s “Cocina” column. A recognized authority on all aspects of chocolate as well as on Spanish and Latin American culinary history, she has given numerous seminars, tastings, and lectures to culinary groups nationwide and has been featured in the country’s top food publications. She is a member of the advisory committee for the Culinary Institute of America’s Latin American program and was recently named one of the “Ten innovators who will influence food in the U.S. for the next 30 years” by Food & Wine.   Presilla is the president of Gran Cacao, a food marketing company specializing in chocolate research and the heirloom cacao bean trade. She has been a consultant for several food companies including the Venezuela-based Chocolates El Rey C.A., whose premium chocolates she helped introduce to the United States. She is the co-owner and chef of two restaurants in Hoboken, New Jersey: the small pan-Latin Zafra and the more formal South American Cucharamama. The restaurants have earned Presilla repeated nominations for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Mid-Atlantic award. In September 2009, she was awarded the prestigious Silver Spoon Award by Food Arts magazine for her multifaceted contributions to the culinary arts.   Presilla is the author of three illustrated books on various aspects of Latin American culture and a forthcoming book on Latin American cooking. Her newest venture is the food store and cooking atelier Ultramarinos in Hoboken. She divides her time between her New Jersey restaurants, Miami, and Latin America.


    A Cordiall Water by M F K Fisher



    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 writes about food and drink: vin rose, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion. Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle's ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France.From the Trade Paperback edition.


    The New Taste Of Chocolate a Cultural & Natural History Of Cacao With Recipes by Maricel Presilla



    The New Taste Of Chocolate by Maricel Presilla



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    $19.00

    Provence A-Z by Peter Mayle

    NewYork: AlfredKnopf, 2006. Crisp, BRAND NEW book which has clearly not been read. There are no defects -- no remainder marks and no price-clipping. The text offers170 entries by Peter Mayle on architecture, the local patois, the Provencal character, food and wine of course, lavender, truffles, olives, melons, art. and more. The book measures 6-1.4" x 8-1/4" and has 286 pages. . First Edition Stated. Hard Cover. New/New.


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    Baking In America (Traditional And Contemporary Favorites From The Past 200 Years) by Patent, Greg

    Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin - Riverside Press. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 2002. First Printing. Hard Cover. 0618048316 . 005601: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . "Features more than 250 recipes for the best sweet and savory baked goods: yeast breads, quick breads, cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, and simple fruit desserts, from sources as diverse as the first American cookbook, published in 1796, to the Pillsbury Bake-Off. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : Photographs: 8.25 x 9.5 in.: 552 pages .


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    Indulgence: Around the World in Search of Chocolate by Richardson, Paul

    Little, Brown, 2003-01-02. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good jacket. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide


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    $95.00

    Dining in New York with Rector by Rector, George

    New York: Prentice-Hall, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is in fine, As New condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding, sharp corners, and pristine text pages. Stamped ownership name on front free endpage. Price-clipped dust jacket is intact, with sizable chips at top and corners. "A personal guide to good eating in New York City restaurants of every type and price range"--circa 1939. Price range of meals included at each review--read it and weep. 8vo. 275 pp. including index to restaurants. In protective Mylar.


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    A Passion For Chocolate - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Allardice, Pamela

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1994. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0207185956 . A very handsome first printing of this True first edition in Near Fine/Fine condition; remainder-marked. A most beautiful collectible for the chocolate lover; "How to turn your love affair with chocolate into a lasting relationship. From Raspberry Fantasy to A Slice of Heaven, and from Featherlight Gateau to The Ultimate Hot Chocolate, chocolate in all its forms is presented in this gorgeous book. " (from the dust-jacket) .


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    Coquilles, Calva & Creme by Dryansky, G.Y., and Joanne

    Engaging, delicious and delightful - a feast. Colour plates, no markings, 315 pp


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    American Cookery Magazine for February 1935 by edited by The Boston Cooking School Magazine Co

    Boston Mass.: The Boston Cooking School Magazine Co.. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1935. Single Issue magazine. This vintage 6 and 1/2 by 9 and 1/2 inch , 64 page cooking magazine is in very good collectible condition with light edge wear and minor dust soiling, the magazine had some pencil markings to the front cover . I have erased these as shown, this is a minor thing but still needs to be mentioned. A tight clean collectible copy . See Photos . ; This classic magazine of American cooking and home and family care content's include House of Cinders by Harry Irving Shumway, Food as Fine Art by May Ellis Nichols , Martha's Road by Lydia Lion Roberts , Steamline Dispositions by Verona Armbruster , Cook Hostess by H. H. Clark, Farm Women Revive Home Industries by Rose Henderson , Favorite recipes from the Women's Club Seasonable and Tested Recipes Illustrated by Louisa Pryor Skilton and Doris W. McCray , Menus for the Frosty February, with much more . A great vintage cooking magazine with each issue having may uncommon recipes and cooking advise. Many great vintage advertisements. If you love cooking you will love this magazine.; Photographs . K/Right /2


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    $16.00

    Any One Can Bake by Royal Baking Powder Kitchens

    New York, New York: Royal Baking Powder Co.. Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1927. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 001707: No Jacket as Issued. Title page is starting to separate from binding. Small white spots on boards. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 7 x 9.25 in.: 100 pages .


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    Indulgence: One man's selfless search for the best chocolate by Richardson, Paul

    Paperback. Very Good.


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    $100.00

    Gold Medal Century Of Success Cookbook (The Best Gold Medal Recipes Of 100 Years) by Betty Crocker Kitchens

    Minneapolis, Minnesota: General Mills. Very Good. 1979. Presumed First Edition. Soft Cover. 002860: Has several pages of history and historical photos of Gold Medal. Beautiful full-color photographs throughout. "We have included recipes which were popular advertising features of the early 1900s, during the depression and in the 1950s. ... We also have taken great recipes from some of our firm's old cookbooks, published as early as 1880. ... Many recipes, especially the very old ones, had to be rewritten in the contemporary Betty Crocker style. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8 x 10 in.: 112 pages .


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    $99.23

    Provence A - Z - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Mayle Peter

    2006-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    $9.99

    Food with the Famous by Grigson, Jane

    London: Grub Street. New in New dust jacket. 1991. First Thus. Hardcover. 0948817453 . Unread, no remainder mark. Immaculate. Color & b/w illus. Jane Grigson was one of England's most celebrated food writers. Her column in the Observer's Color Magazine appeared for more than a decade. Food with the Famous is drawn from a popular series of columns about famous people and their cookery - not celebrities exactly, but famous people - Thomas Jefferson, Jane Austen, Alexander Dumas, Proust, Monet and John Evelyn to name a few. This fascinating book is a completely redesigned edition and glorious full-color photos have been added. It is a must for every food lover, a classic of scholarship and wit. ; 256 pages .


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    America Eats: Forms of Edible Art by Weaver, William Woys

    New York: Harper & Row/ Perennial Library, 1989. Stated First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good +. Connects what is known about American folk cooking -- the implements, the ideas, the recipes, and the cooking techniques -- with what these things have meant to American cooks, folk and sophisticated." -- from the flap of the book. With 50 color and 40 black and white illustrations. Book also includes 42 folk recipes. Book is in very good condition with ligth edge wear and mild bumping. Rear top corner and pages curled a bit.


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    The True History of Chocolate by Coe, Sophie D. & Michael D

    Thames & Hudson, 1996 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. hardback, 8vo, brown cloth lettered gilt, foxing to front free endpaper, title page, and Contents page torn at tail end of gutter without loss but with corners of relevant pages creased & thus good only, binding tight however & o/w good in a very good pictorial dust wrapper, colour plates, b&w illustrations, 280pp.


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    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, Buffet Suppers, Teas, Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Canapes Hot Breads, Sandwiches and Fillings, Cakes, Cookies and Desserts. Well Illustrated though out with photographs. ; Photographs . whbx 3


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    Victorian Recipes by David Notley, Editor

    Norwich, UK: Jarrold. New. 1999. Hardcover. 0711710430 . New. A charmingly illustrated collection of recipes from the great kitchens of the Victorian era. Over 40 delicious dishes recall the culinary glories of a bygone age, including Breast of Duckling with Oranges, Lobster Salad and Chancellor's Pudding. Illustrated in color. .


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    $25.00

    That Sweet Land: A gustatory exploration of St. Mary's County, Maryland, since the arrival of the English settlers on its shores in 1634 by Bonner, Henry

    Leonardtown, Maryland: Henry Bonner, 2003. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. Softcover. 73 pages plus an Index and Bibliography. The first edition was limited to 500 copies.


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    $13.99

    Sarah Field Splint's Selected Recipes Containing 199 Tested Recipes by Sarah Field Splint

    Cincinnati, Ohio: Proctor & Gamble. Fair with No dust jacket as issued. 1928. Pamphlet. This vintage cookbook is in fair to good condition with a damp stain to the lower edges all pages. It is heaviest tot he front cover and first page. It runs an inch deep. The spine has been repaired, and the covers reattached at the inside hinges. A 5 by 7 inch , 64 page pamphlet . See Photos; Comments : Sarah Field Splint was the Editor for the Food Department at McCall's Magazine, Associate Editor of The Delineator, and Editor of The Woman's magazine. She was, during World War I, Chief of the Division of Home Conservation in the U. S. Food Administration. The cookbook contains recipes using Crisco shortening. There are chapters on Deep Fat Frying, Soups, Cereals, Cheese, Eggs, Fish, Meat and Poultry, Vegetables, Sauces, Quick Breads, Salad Dressings and Accompaniments, Cakes and Cookies, Pastry, Desserts and Sauces; Photographs .


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    AUD $12.00

    Heritage Recipes: Book One (Historic Eating Houses of Adelaide) by Brock, P. & Hancock, D

    Adelaide: Investigator Press Pty Ltd, 1980. First edition. hardcover. near fine/no jacket. Illustrator: Lewis, Alison. jacket not issued, pictorial laminated boards, 64 pp, recipes from the historic eating houses of Adelaide


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    Adventures in Cooking with Protein Rich Wheat Germ by Kay Gordon

    Usa: Kretschmer Wheat Germ Corp. Near Fine. 1960. Wrappers. 27 pages. A trace of wear. 4 1/2 by 6 Inches. Recipe Pamphlet. ; Contents include: Recipes for Lobster Mousse, Southern Fried Chicken, Vimburgers, Pecan Rolls, and all kinds of Breads, Main Dish Masterpieces, Salads and Sandwiches, and Desserts. .


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    American Cookery Magazine for Aug-Sept 1934 by edited by The Boston Cooking School Magazine Co

    Boston Mass.: The Boston Cooking School Magazine Co.. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1934. Single Issue magazine. This vintage 6 and 1/2 by 9 and 1/2 inch , 63 page cooking magazine is in very good collectible condition with light edge wear and minor dust soiling, the magazine had some pencil markings to the front cover which I have erased as shown, this is a minor thing but still needs to be mentioned. A tight clean collectible copy . See Photos; This classic magazine of American cooking and home and family care content's include Outdoor Fireplaces by Charles Alma Byers , A Prescription for Bored Housewives by Ruby Cannon Frater, Flowers in the Home by Elizabeth Fothergill, An Exhibit of Ancient and Modern arts by Mabel Worth , Seasonable and Tested Recipes Illustrated by Louisa Pryor Skilton and Doris W. McCray , Menus The New England Shore Dinner , Tomato Time by Ruth Ames Ayers with much more . A great vintage cooking magazine with each issue having may uncommon recipes and cooking advise. Many great vintage advertisements. If you love cooking you will love this magazine. ; Photographs . K/Right / 2


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