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Precious Cargo

Author : David DeWitt
ISBN : 9781619023888
Genre : Cooking
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Precious Cargo tells the fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe and saved it from not only mass starvation, but culinary as well. Focusing heavily American foodsspecifically the lowly crops that became commodities, plus one gobbling protein source, the turkeyDewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations were transported around the world, transforming cuisines and the very fabric of life on the planet. Organized thematically by foodstuff, Precious Cargo delves into the botany, zoology and anthropology connected to new world foods, often uncovering those surprising individuals who were responsible for their spread and influence, including same traders, brutish conquerors, a Scottish millionaire obsessed with a single fruit and a British lord and colonial governor with a passion for peppers, to name a few. Precious Cargo is a must read for foodies and historians alike.


Author : Heather Arndt Anderson
ISBN : 9781780236827
Genre : Cooking
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There are some of us who can’t even stand to look at them—and others who can’t live without them: chillies have been searing tongues and watering eyes for centuries in innumerable global cuisines. In this book, Heather Arndt Anderson explores the many ways nature has attempted to take the roofs of our mouths off—from the deceptively vegetal-looking jalapeno to the fire-red ghost pepper—and the many ways we have gleefully risen to the challenge. Anderson tells the story of the spicy berry’s rise to prominence, showing that it was cultivated and venerated by the ancient people of Mesoamerica for millennia before Spanish explorers brought it back to Europe. She traces the chilli’s spread along trading routes to every corner of the globe, and she explores the many important spiritual and cultural links that we have formed with it, from its use as an aphrodisiac to, in more modern times, an especially masochistic kind of eating competition. Ultimately, she uses the chili to tell a larger story of global trade, showing how the spread of spicy cuisine can tell us much about the global exchange—and sometimes domination—of culture. Mixing history, botany, and cooking, this entertaining read will give your bookshelf just the kick it needs.

The Devil S Dinner

Author : Stuart Walton
ISBN : 9781250163219
Genre : Social Science
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Stuart Walton's The Devil's Dinner looks at the history of hot peppers, their culinary uses through the ages, and the significance of spicy food in an increasingly homogenous world. The Devil's Dinner is the first authoritative history of chili peppers. There are countless books on cooking with chilies, but no book goes into depth about the biological, gastronomical, and cultural impact this forbidden fruit has had upon people all over the world. The story has been too hot to handle. A billion dollar industry, hot peppers are especially popular in the United States, where a superhot movement is on the rise. Hot peppers started out in Mexico and South America, came to Europe with returning Spanish travelers, lit up Iberian cuisine with piri-piri and pimientos, continued along eastern trade routes, boosted mustard and pepper in cuisines of the Indian subcontinent, then took overland routes to central Europe in the paprika of Hungarian and Austrian dumplings, devilled this and devilled that... they've been everywhere! The Devil's Dinner tells the history of hot peppers and captures the rise of the superhot movement.

King Solomon S Table

Author : Joan Nathan
ISBN : 9780385351157
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From the James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author and authority: a definitive compendium of Jewish recipes from around the globe and across the ages. Driven by a passion for discovery, the biblical King Solomon is said to have sent emissaries on land and sea to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. With Solomon’s appetites and explorations in mind, in these pages Joan Nathan—“the queen of American Jewish cooking” (Houston Chronicle)—gathers together more than 170 recipes, from Israel to Italy to India and beyond. Here are classics like Yemenite Chicken Soup with Dill, Cilantro, and Parsley; Slow-Cooked Brisket with Red Wine, Vinegar, and Mustard; and Apple Kuchen as well as contemporary riffs on traditional dishes such as Smoky Shakshuka with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplant; Double-Lemon Roast Chicken; and Roman Ricotta Cheese Crostata. Here, too, are an array of dishes from the world over, from Socca (Chickpea Pancakes with Fennel, Onion, and Rosemary) and Sri Lankan Breakfast Buns with Onion Confit to Spanakit (Georgian Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Cilantro) and Keftes Garaz (Syrian Meatballs with Cherries and Tamarind). Gorgeously illustrated and filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and delectable recipes, King Solomon’s Table showcases the dazzling diversity of a culinary tradition more than three thousand years old.

Da Vinci S Kitchen

Author : Dave DeWitt
ISBN : 9781495143465
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In his time, Leonardo Da Vinci was more famous for producing lavish banquets and spectacular theatrical productions than he was for his art. Ironically, he was a vegetarian who did not partake of the feasts. Da Vinci’s Kitchen is a fascinating account of Italian cuisine from Da Vinci’s Renaissance to modern times, with original recipes from the early masters of cooking, and it explores the history and relevance of Italian cuisine.

Tomatoes Potatoes Corn And Beans

Author : Sylvia A. Johnson
ISBN : UOM:49015002674076
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Describes many foods native to the Americas, including corn, peppers, peanuts, and chocolate, which were taken to Europe and used in new ways around the world.

First Skin 500 Squirrels

Author : Dave DeWitt
ISBN : 0983251541
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Barbecue's Hidden History Food historian Dave DeWitt has searched obscure books and magazines to uncover the story of BBQ that most people don't know about. Like how advanced smoking meat was in France, the barbecue that inspired Buffalo Bill, Audubon's portrayal of a barbecue as courtly love, humorous tales of 'Q from 30 U.S. states, a history of Jamaica's jerk pork, and a wealth of trivia and techniques over the years. "The quirky world of barbecue is getting washed into the mainstream a lot these days, and this book will make it a little easier for us all to hold on to the authentic beginnings." --Ray Lampe, Dr. BBQ, 2014 inductee into the Barbecue Hall of Fame, "A delightful and detailed chronicle of the history of barbecue that involves Bowie knives, a Lewis & Clark salmon bake, "smoaked" brisket, the beginnings of jerk pork, dismembered buccaneers, two fat beeves roasted whole, mutton munchers, and an enlightening look at BBQ state-by-state in the early days of this country. Priceless reading " --Rick Browne, host of "Barbecue America" for seven years on PBS and author of sixteen books on BBQ.

Ripley County S Part In The World War 1917 1918

Author : Minnie Elizabeth Wycoff
ISBN : IND:30000045424839
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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Verf Hrerisches Zypern

Author : Franz Keller, 1950-
ISBN : 3766721151
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The Barbecue Bible

Author : Steven Raichlen
ISBN : 383315330X
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