Hardcover. New York, Smithsonian Books, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 253 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, inside and out. Tight binding, sharp corners, illustrations in bw, a nice copy.
Hardcover. NY, Penguin Press, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket with light edgewear, 400 pages.This adventurous book charts the origins of the local "market cooking" culture that we all savor today. When Francophile Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1971, few Americans were familiar with goat cheese, cappuccino, or mesclun. But it wasn't long before Waters and her motley coterie of dreamers inspired a new culinary standard incorporating ethics, politics, and the conviction that the best-grown food is also the tastiest. Based on unprecedented access to Waters and her inner circle, this is a truly delicious rags-to-riches saga.
Hardcover. Wiley, revised ed., 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 276 pages. This guide to artisan bread-baking, fully updated in a new edition, provides information on making breads at home for a fraction of the store-bought cost, and includes basic bread baking techniques and the required ingredients and equipment.
Hardcover. Artisan, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 399 pages.The tastes of childhood have always been a touchstone for Thomas Keller, and in this dazzling amalgam of American and French baked goods, you'll find recipes for the beloved TKOs and Oh Ohs (Keller's takes on Oreos and Hostess's Ho Hos) and all the French classics he fell in love with as a young chef apprenticing in Paris: the baguettes, the macarons, the mille-feuilles, the tartes aux fruits. Co-author Sebastien Rouxel, executive pastry chef for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, has spent years refining techniques through trial and error, and every page offers a new lesson: a trick that assures uniformity, a subtlety that makes for a professional finish, a flash of brilliance that heightens flavor and enhances texture. The deft twists, perfectly written recipes, and dazzling photographs make perfection inevitable.
Hardcover. Andrews McMeel , 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 373 pages. In Bread Matters, Andrew Whitley, professional organic baker, founder of Bread Matters, and cofounder of the Real Bread Campaign, exposes the terrible state of modern commercial bread and shares his recipes for making great, nutritious bread at home. Using the skills he has amassed during more than 25 years as a professional bread baker, Whitley clearly explains the process in detailed discussions of the tools, ingredients, methods, and tricks of the breadmaking trade. He also offers more than 50 foolproof recipes for all types of bread, including yeast-free and gluten-free loaves, as well as uses for leftover crumbs once they've passed their prime. Bread Matters is an essential bread book for beginning and seasoned bakers alike. Once you see how easy it is to make your own delicious bread at home, you may never buy commercial bread again.
Hardcover. NY, HarperCollins, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 344 pages. Hardcover. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Color illustrations throughout. Decorated cover boards (glossy). Decorated endpapers. Binding tight, spine straight. Vegetable cookbook featuring recipes from the Chez Panisse in Berkely, CA.
Hardcover. Hoberman Collection, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 288 pages. A cook book containing 100 recipes and 260 full color photographs. It features menus with a chocolate twist that are inspired from cultures around the world, including Italian, French, Asian, Moroccan, Spanish and American.
Softcover. Philadelphia, PA, Running Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 256 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color illustrations throughout. Donuts are America's favorite treat and, in Donut Nation, Ellen Brown travels the United States in search of the best donut shops. From beloved mom-and-pop establishments and roadside cafes to innovative boutiques and artisanal restaurants, there are more than seventy hand-crafted donut shops to take you from Maine to Arizona.
Hardcover. Kalamazoo, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Color photos.o Features more than 170 recipes tailored specifically for grilling, smoking, pizza-making and other popular outdoor cooking techniques.o Includes crucial tips for achieving the best results every time you cook.o Covers a vast array of dishes including appetizers, kebabs, tacos, burgers, steaks, ribs, fillets, roasts, poultry, pizzas, sides and desserts. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. New York, Century Co., 1915, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 254 pages. Hardcover. Previous owners stamp on inside front cover, signature and pasted in baking tips. Handwritten recipes on rear endpages, some brief notes at points in margins. Black & white illustrations by Sarah K. Smith. White cover with pale blue title and illustration, spine faded entirely to white.
Hardcover. London, JR Books, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 202 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Signed personal letter from author enclosed. Dust jacket unclipped. Dust jacket has small repaired rip on spine, otherwise very good. Gilt title on spine. There a small bit of staining (food) to a couple of the pages. Binding tight and in excellent shape.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company , 1st, 1973, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 297 pages, b&w photos. Light shelf-wear and rubbing to dust jacket with slight tear to center of rear flap. Nice reading copy.
Hardcover. New York, MJF Books, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 166 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Photographs by Sid Avery. Front sun faded, otherwise clean, tight copy. An interesting collection of black and white photographs, presenting Hollywood Celebrities of the fifities and sixties in various scenes. eg Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in their kitchen cooking breakfast, Debbie Reynolds with her children playing at home.
Softcover. St. Louis MO, Wrought Iron Range Co., reprint, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 212 pages, stiff black card covers. Reprint edition of this combined cookbook and trade catalogue, which changed slightly with each change in stove models. The Model "AB" is the most recent stove depicted on page 12 (circa 1924). Includes recipes for breakfast, beverages, bread, dinner, salads, puddings, and household hints. Prior to and following the recipes is a variety of promotional information about the Wrought Iron Range Company. Illustrated product lists for stoves and accessories, company history, features about prizes and awards, an illustration of their exhibit at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, as well as references for businesses currently using their products. Previous owner's name on last blank page. Otherwise clean. Binding a little shakey but holding.
Hardcover. Ryland Peters & Small, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 175 pages. Emmanuel Hadjiandreou is passionate about bread and in this, his first book, he shows you how to make it, step by step. The book starts by explaining the key to good bread: why flour, yeast and temperature are important, and which kitchen equipment makes life easier. In Basic Breads, you'll learn how to make a Basic White Loaf with clear, step-by-step photos. With this method, you'll have the base for a number of variations. The rest of the book covers Wheat- or Gluten-free Breads, Sourdoughs, Flavoured Yeasted Breads, and Pastries and Morning Bakes--in more than 60 easy-to-follow recipes.
Hardcover. Boston, Estes and Lauriat, 1894, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 405 pages, an early edition, originally published in 1893. Illustrated in b&w. Covers with light edgewear, spine darkened, previous owner's name on front fly leaf, otherwise clean. A tight, attractive copy of this vintage cook book.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, illustrated boards, 288 pages illustrated in color. INSCRIBED BY CHANG opposite title page. Award-winning and beloved chef Joanne Chang of Boston's Flour bakery may be best known for her sticky buns, but that's far from the limit of her talents. When Chang married acclaimed restaurateur Christopher Myers, she would make him Taiwanese food for dinner at home every night. The couple soon realised no one was serving food like this in Boston, in a cool but comfortable restaurant environment. Myers Chang was born and has turned into one of Boston's most popular restaurants. These recipes, all bursting with flavor, are meant to be shared, and anyone can make them at home - try Dan Dan Noodle Salad, Triple Pork Mushu Stir-fry, or Grilled Corn with Spicy Sriracha Butter.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 590 pages. SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR MOLLY STEVENS ON HALF TITLE-PAGE. Light wear to edges of dust jacket, else a very nice, tight, clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Frederick A. Stokes, 1st, 1888, Hardcover, one in a series of small and useful cookbooks written by Murrey, veteran of the Continental Hotel in Philadelphia, Astor House in New York, etc. Illustrated boards with green cloth spine, 86 pages. Color illustration on front cover is heavily faded, edges worn. Interior clean, very good. The author dedicates the book to the inventor of the Sheldon Close-op Gas-Stove. Scarce book.
Hardcover. Ten Speed Press, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 309 pages. We know whole grain breads are better for us, but will we actually eat them, much less take time to bake them? Yes, says beloved baking instructor Peter Reinhart, but only if they are very, very good. So Reinhart, with his decades of experience crafting amazing artisanal breads, has made it his mission to create whole grain breads that are nothing short of incredible. And because his approach is also simpler and less labor intensive than conventional techniques, you'll choose to make and eat these breads. His fifty-five recipes for whole grain sandwich, hearth, and specialty breads, plus bagels, crackers, and more, incorporate widely available whole wheat flour as well as other flours and grains such as rye, barley, steel-cut oats, cornmeal, and quinoa. Each is so rich with flavor and satisfying texture that white-flour counterparts pale in comparison. Written in Reinhart's famously clear style and accompanied by inspiring photographs, these recipes were perfected with the help of nearly 350 testers. Introductory chapters provide a tutorial, with step-by-step photographs, of the delayed fermentation method that is at the heart of these recipes, as well as a crash course in baking science, discussions of grains other than wheat, and more. Advanced bakers will relish Reinhart's innovative techniques and exacting scientific explanations, and beginning bakers will rejoice in the ease of baking wholesome breads with such extraordinary flavor.
Hardcover. Berkeley, Ten Speed Press, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 278 pages. Lovely photographs, tempting recipes. Lebovitz is known for creating desserts with bold, high-impact flavor, not fussy complicated presentations.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 304 pages. The third in a series of classic, collectible cookbooks from Tartine Bakery & Cafe, one of the great bakeries, Tartine Book No. 3 is a revolutionary, and altogether timely, exploration of baking with whole grains. The narrative of Chad Robertson's search for ancient flavors in heirloom grains is interwoven with 85 recipes for whole-grain versions of Tartine favorites. Robertson shares his groundbreaking new methods of bread baking including new techniques for whole-grain loaves, as well as porridge breads and loaves made with sprouted grains. This book also revisits the iconic Tartine Bakery pastry recipes, reformulating them to include whole grains, nut milks, and alternative sweeteners. More than 100 photographs of the journey, the bread, the pastry and the people, make this is a must-have reference for the modern baker.
Hardcover. NY, Hyperion, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 383 pages. If you are into chocolate in any way, this highly regarded book is a "must have". There are loads of chocolate-centric recipes, written with the help of food writers, Ann Krueger Spivack and Susie Heller, and with contributions from many of the food elite: Michael Chiarello, Joanne Weir, Jacques Pepin, Alice Medrich, Nancy Oakes, Rick Bayliss, Elizabeth Falkner, David Lebovitz, Thomas Keller and so on. But this is more than a cookbook; it tells the story of chocolate and of the company, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, founded by John Scharffenberger and the late Dr Robert Steinberg. And it contains anecdotes on the Legends and Lore of chocolate. All illustrated with great photography.
Hardcover. NY, HarperCollins, 2nd pr., 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, hardcover. 609 pages. One of our foremost authorities on Mediterranean, North African, and Italian cooking, Claudia Roden brings her incomparable authenticity, vision, and immense knowledge to bear in The Food of Spain. The James Beard Award-winning author of the classic cookbooks A Book of Middle Eastern Food and A Book of Jewish Food now graces food lovers with the definitive cookbook on the Spanish cuisine, illustrated with dozens of gorgeous full-color photographs that capture the color and essence of this wonderfully vibrant nation and its diverse people, traditions, and culture.
Hardcover. NY, The Blue Sky Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. SIGNED WItH A SKETCH BY DESIMINI. Delia and Ophelia are witches. They're cooking up a particularly naughty spell for Halloween, and the main ingredient is super-stinky socks. That night, when the neighborhood children go trick-or-treating, the only words they can say are "Smell my feet!" Of course, no one gives them any candy, much to the delight of the two witches. The fun comes to an end when a mysterious ingredient causes the potion to backfire--returning the children to normal, and putting the witches in a very strange situation!
Hardcover. US, Baby Tattoo Books, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Hardcover, 64 pages. SIGNED book plate. A beautifully produced and richly illustrated book that showcases the day-to-day adventures of independent girl-about-town Victoria Psismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Thirty panoramic, full-page illustrations humorously chronicle the duo's home and social activities that include (among other things) bathing, biking, dating, cooking, playing croquet, and pumpkin carving. Accompanying text explains the "do"s and "don't"s of living with a large land octopus. The book's art is extremely detailed, and each illustration tells its own visual story. The Victorian era characters and period-influenced design elements combine to create a wonderful, collectible art-object for those who still value the classic elegance of ink-on-paper. The hardcover binding is plussed with two-layer embossing and spot varnish, and the interior is printed on extra heavy paper. An exquisite volume for lovers of books, art and pets.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, reprint, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 312 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY JULIA CHILD on HALF TITLE PAGE. Otherwise, clean, tight copy with minor wear to cover edges. Color photographs throughout.