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    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 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



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



    The New Taste Of Chocolate by Maricel Presilla



Food History Books & Ephemera


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    $90.00

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

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf. As New in As New dust jacket. 2006. 1st US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1400044421 . A stunning first American edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dust jacket; Peter Mayle has long been overwhelmed by anything hinting of Provence so now he compiles all his information, folklore, pop culture, trivia, etc. into a highly entertaining sourcebook. Whether you're interested in French food or architecture or matchbooks, Mayle has the address and phone number .


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    $15.00

    The Dilemma of Third World Nutrition by McComas, Maggie & Geoffrey Fookes, Gorge Taucher

    Nestle S. A., 1985. Second edition. Wraps. Orig. light blue wraps. Very good. 20 pages. 28 x 21 cm. Nestle’s response to the controversy over their infant feeding products sold in Third World countries. In 1973 the New Internationalist published a critical article of Nestle and its practice of marketing baby formula as a healthy alternative to mother’s milk. The article sparked an activist-led campaign to boycott Nestle products. This marketing method was, and is, against the rules of the World Health Organization. This report, prepared in 1982, reviews the medical accuracy of the complaints and traces the evolution of the controversy, analyzes the issues raised, and outlines the techniques employed by Nestle critics. Clean, crisp copy.


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    $22.50

    Eight Immortal Flavors with AUTOGRAPH by Johnny Kan

    Inscribed on front end page by Helen Kan, "For Rosie Happy Cooking, Helen Kan" in red marker. Book in Fine+ condition but spine bends forward. Dust Jacket VG with wear along top edge inc. corner and along the front edge of the spine. 9th printing.


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    $17.00

    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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    Family Favorite Recipes by Compiled by Members of the Gannondale Auxiliary Erie, PA 1972

    Printed for fundraising purposes. Gannondale Auxiliary serves Gannondale School for Girls, a non-sectarian, residential school for girls with problems conducted by Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, Erie, PA. Wrapper is soiled & discolored, inside near fine. Contains local ads, historical.


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    Selections From The First Ladies Cookbook by Fritos by The First Ladies and Fritos

    Ships First Class to 48 U.S. States. Like New but slight crease from opening wrapper. Pocket sized. A Frito Lay advertising bonus. Taken from back cover, "Here is your personal invitaion to dine at the White House. Taste America's culinary past through the fascinating pages of this truly UNIQUE cookbook. From Martha Washington's Beefsteak and Kidney Pie to Nancy Reagan's Veal Stew with Red Wine, you'll savor the essence of the eating habits of 40 presidential households." More than 75 recipes inc. appetizers, soups, entrees & desserts.


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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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    $425.00

    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. Orig. black boards with paper spine label. Very good. 196 & 154 pages. 19.5 x 12 cm. First edition, here issued bound as one. The Complete Cook's illustrations feature carving. The Complete Confectioner has one page of illustrations; modeling tools. Final 10 pages filled with advertisements. Pages tanned, edges rubbed, otherwise text clean, no markings. [LOWENSTEIN 302 & 320].


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    $12.80

    The Housewife’s Almanac. A Book for Homemakers by Edited by The Kellogg Co

    The Housewife's Almanac. A Book for Homemakers 1938 A Compilation of Information For Everyday Use Containing: A Calendar for the year with important historical events, astronomical data, sun moon rise and set times, Valuable advice on keeping kit, tempting recipes, outdoor and indoor games, interesting facts for radio fans, Timetable for baking and roasting, worlds often mispronounced, Horoscopes, Pointers for Safe Driving, and much other useful and entertaining information. Published by Kellogg Co. Battle Creek Michigan. This is a 36 page, 8 x 5.5 inch booklet containing all kinds of information- digestion, how to be liked, american weddings, dreams and their meanings, games, and much more. Filled with color advertising and recipes using All-Bran. Condition: Light dust soiling, creasing and toning. Spine torn at both ends but still attached at staple binding. Tiny edge tears.See photos. ebbx


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    $24.99

    Cooking With Love by Florence Kerr Hirschfeld

    Inside of Book in Near Fine condition, a clean copy.  Personal bookplate with signature as photographed. Dust Jacket Good. Very worn around edges including spine with many small tears. DJ. is also wrinkly.  Main portion VG, please see photos.


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    $65.00

    The Good Housekeeping Cookbook Revised 7th Edition with over 900 pages 1944 Stamford House Edition by Dorothy B. Marsh

    The hardcover is worn around the edges and corners. The spine is loose and could use to be reglued at the top. The front edge of the spine has about a 1/2" tear. The doily on the tan cover and lettering on the spine is in very nice condition. The inside is in VG condition. Has a couple of soil spots and a small 1/4" closed tear which creased/folded over. There are a couple of spots on the foredge and back cover has some soiling. NO dust jacket. The binding is starting to seperate at the back cover. Has color photographs and black and white line drawings.


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    $24.95

    The Spirit Within A Toast to America's Heroes by Diego and Friends

    A collection of Drink and Food Recipes (with alchol) from Diego and Friends. This book supported the Diego Spirit of America Fund for 911 Survivors. Almost Like New but some wear near spirals on spiral bound wrapper.


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    $225.00

    Baking & Cooking Monographs (Calumet Baking Powder Co. Chicago) by Helen Harrington Downing Director of Home Economics

    Contains announcements to home economics teachers with how to order the lessons along with revised score cards of Miss Bevier University of Illinois and references such as The Boston Cooking School. No writing in the notes pages. Includes: 1. A Lesson on Modern Cake Baking 1921 (Cover discolored) 2. Modern Biscuit Baking 1923 3. A Monograph on Muffins 1923 (large stain on back cover of #2 and cover of #3. 4. Deep Fat Frying A Lesson in Monograph Form 1923 5. A Lesson on Waffles and Griddle Cakes 1923 6. A Model Home Kitchen 1926 (several bent bottom page corners) 7. Pastry Baking 1925 8. A Monograph on Cookies 1926. (Back end page of book has a creased corner which affected several previous pages. The last couple of pages have some edgewear and crinkles at the top.) Hard cover has some edge and corner wear and some stains.


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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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    $49.99

    The Household Searchlight Recipe Book 14th Printing Revised and Enlarged by Ida Migliario, Zorada Titus, Harriet Allard, Irene Nanemaker

    Hardcover, no dust jacket, is very worn around corners and edges. Bottom corners are bent. Some wear to edges with soil spots plus some scuffing to the back cover. Name on flyleaf with the old price crossed out. Paper attached to inside front cover is creased and torn at bottom corner and is discolored along the outer edge. Paper inside back cover has a couple of water stains along the edges. Pages have some discoloration from age and some stain spots. Index is discolored, some are bent and some bottom edges are torn and/or folded over. Ships with delivery confirmation.


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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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    $39.99

    Happy Moments in the Kitchen a Cook Book Fundraiser for Chicago Junior School, Fox River Country Day School, Elgin IL by Tree Town Friends

    This spiral bound softcover is sound/usable but has many stains. The front wrapper has a large crease. There is a slit in the spiral spine and a tear in the plastic overlay. Appears to be mid century since some of the many advertisers' phone numbers start with letters and it was published before zip codes. The names of the recipe contributors are listed. The Chicago Junior School was founded in St. Joe MI. in 1913 and moved to Elgin, IL. in 1923. It "provided a home and a school for boys and girls of grade school age who temporarily lack adequate home environment and to inspire them with ideals of right living." It later became the Fox River Country Day School. It was in existence for 98 years until 2011. In 2012 the bank foreclosed on the school which was architecturally significant with buildings designed by John Van Bergen. The Unique Prarie Style buildings are now threatened with demolition and the 50 acre nature preserve is in danger of being subdivided into an industrial park according to prairiemod.com.


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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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    $12.50

    Mrs. Bruhn's Favorites (sold at Euclid Church Bazaar, Oct. 1972) by Evelyn S. Bruhn

    Forty two pages, signed inside wrapper "In appreciation! Evelyn".  This wrapper is very soiled and detached from the book. It was well used and has a lot of stains inside. It ships first class as standard.


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    £4.40

    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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    $115.00

    Betty Crocker's New Picture Cook Book First Edition 4th Printing Hardback (NOT Spiral Bound) by General Mills

    The boards and edges are soiled, with a 7/8" tear along the spine with bumped edges. Corners are rubbed. Inside has one page corner crease and some soiling on end papers. Main portion is clean and complete. 455 pp. Hardback/Boards.


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    $29.40

    Somebody To Love? A Rock-and-Roll Memoir by Slick, Grace, and Cagan, Andrea

    New York: Warner Books. Hardcover. 1998. 1st Edition. 8vo 370pp . Very Good+ in Fine DJ. B&W Photographs. Slight bump to top protruding edge of rear cover . Slick was lead singer in the famous 60s rock-and-roll band, Jefferson Airplane .


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    $475.00

    La Cocinera Poblana y el Libro de las familias.

    San Jose el Real: Tip. de J. F. Jens., 1887-1888. Third edition. Hardcover. Orig. quarter red sheep over blue and black mottled boards, spine gilt lettered and decorated. Good. 2 vols. in 1. Vol. I: 434 pages; Vol II: 331 pages. 16 x 11.5 cm. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Practical kitchen manual for Spanish, French, English and Mexican cuisine containing more than two thousand recipes along with remedies to preserve health and prolong life. Concentrates mainly on recipes, formulas, and methods used in domestic Mexican households of average means. The first volume begins with soups, broth's and juices. There are sections on Hare, Birds, Roasts, Sausage, Meat, Fish, Savory tarts, Fruit, Eggs, Vegetables, ending with a chapter on importance of preventing mistakes when dealing with potatoes, beef, beans, etc...The second volume begins with a chapter on Mexican cuisine with suggestions on making cheese, quesadillas, cactus, etc...The remaining recipes are for pastry, liquors, fruit wines, and ending with a chapter on domestic hygiene; how to die hair black, water for dentures, how to clean specific objects, varnishing floors, etc... There are also chapters on manners and domestic economy. For example, there is a section on how a gentleman should slowly escort a lady towards the dining room, suggestions on never bringing a dog to dinner, never bring a child under eight unless the child has been specifically invited. Also, do not call a server "muchacho", do not gobble food, do not get drunk, and do not drink with greasy lips.Text in Spanish. Scuffing to boards, corners bumped, some chipping, front hinge open but holding, some small worm holes to boards and spine, not affecting text; interior clean and crisp.


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