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Cooking with Chef Silvio
Cooking with Chef Silvio (September 2010)
Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania
Silvio Suppa - Author
Anthony V. Riccio - With

A guided tour of the cuisine, culture, and rich culinary history of the Campania region of Italy.

Join Anthony V. Riccio and Chef Silvio Suppa for a guided tour of the rich culinary history of southern Italy. Known to the Romans as Campania Felix, or “fertile countryside,” Chef Silvio’s home region of Campania is blessed with rich volcanic soil and warm sea breezes, which has resulted...(Read More)
 
 
Bitter Greens
Bitter Greens (August 2010)
Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen
Anthony Di Renzo - Author

Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.

Despite the inclusion of six classic recipes, Bitter Greens is not an ethnic cookbook but a Roman banquet of political satire, cultural criticism, and culinary memoir. Set primarily in the Empire State and arranged like the courses of a traditional Italian meal, Anthony Di Renzo’s wide-ranging essays meditate on Italian ...(Read More)
 
 
Summer Pleasures, Winter Pleasures
Summer Pleasures, Winter Pleasures (September 2009)
A Hudson Valley Cookbook
Peter G. Rose - Author

A light-hearted cookbook that reflects the historical and culinary heritage of the Hudson Valley.

Whether it’s grilled corn on the patio or a hot bowl of soup by the fire, the foods we eat are often intimately connected to the seasons of the year. For twenty years, award-winning food writer and historian Peter G. Rose has written a column on family food for newspapers in the Hudson Valley, and this light-...(Read More)
 
 
Wine - A Gentleman's Game
Wine - A Gentleman's Game (July 2009)
The Adventures of an Amateur Winemaker Turned Professional
Mark Miller - Author

How one man and his family made their dream of owning a winery come true—and helped revitalize New York’s winemaking industry in the process.

In 1957, Mark and Dene Miller purchased a vineyard in Marlboro, New York, overlooking the majestic Hudson River and the distant Berkshires. They really only wanted a few acres of vines, from which they hoped to produce a few cases of wine for themselves and their friends. ...(Read More)
 
 
Measured Meals
Measured Meals (February 2009)
Nutrition in America
Jessica J. Mudry - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.

As nutritional studies proliferate, producing more and more knowledge about the connection between diet and health, Americans seem increasingly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. In Measured Meals, Jessica J. Mudry looks at ...(Read More)
 
 
Food, Farming, and Faith
Food, Farming, and Faith (March 2008)
Gary W. Fick - Author

Using scripture and science, a Christian agricultural scientist presents an ethic of farming that promotes good food and a healthy environment.

Food, Farming, and Faith looks at agricultural sustainability and Christianity. Using scripture and science, Gary W. Fick—a Christian agricultural scientist—demonstrates that faith can inform decisions about creating, managing, even consuming our food. Th...(Read More)
 
 
Edible Ideologies
Edible Ideologies (January 2008)
Representing Food and Meaning
Kathleen LeBesco - Editor
Peter Naccarato - Editor

Contributors explore the relationship between food and the production of ideology.

Edible Ideologies argues that representations of food—in literature and popular fiction, cookbooks and travel guides, war propaganda, women’s magazines, television and print advertisements—are not just about nourishment or pleasure. Contributors explore how these various modes of representation, reflecting pre...(Read More)
 
 
Scenes of the Apple
Scenes of the Apple (July 2003)
Food and the Female Body in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's Writing
Tamar Heller - Editor
Patricia Moran - Editor

Examines the rich and multiple meanings of food in women's writing.

Focusing on women's writing of the last two centuries, Scenes of the Apple traces the intricate relationship between food and body image for women. Ranging over a variety of genres, including novels, culinary memoirs, and essays, the contributors explore works by a diverse group of writers, including Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Toni Morrison, Tsitsi ...(Read More)
 
 
Feast and Folly
Feast and Folly (September 2002)
Cuisine, Intoxication, and the Poetics of the Sublime
Allen S. Weiss - Author

Treats French cuisine as a “fine art,” offering both historical background as well as a deep analysis of the social, political, and aesthetic aspects of cuisine and taste.

What would it mean to speak of cuisine as a “fine art”? Combining an analysis of French cuisine with cutting-edge postmodernist critique, Feast and Folly provides a fascinating history of French gastronomy an...(Read More)

 
 
Animal, Vegetable, or Woman?
Animal, Vegetable, or Woman? (October 2000)
A Feminist Critique of Ethical Vegetarianism
Kathryn Paxton George - Author

Challenges current claims that humans ought to be vegetarians because animals have moral standing.

Kathryn Paxton George challenges the view held by noted philosophers Tom Regan and Peter Singer and ecofeminists Carol Adams and Deane Curtin who assume the Principle of Equality to argue that no one should eat meat or animal products. She shows how these renowned individuals also violate the Principle of Equality, because they pla...(Read More)
 
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