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An Apple A Day
The Myths, Misconceptions, and Truths About the Foods We Eat
Written by Joe Schwarcz


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-311-8 (1-59051-311-8)

In An Apple a Day, Dr. Joe Schwarcz has taken his thorough knowledge of food chemistry, applied it to today’s top food fears, trends, and questions, and leavened it with his trademark lighthearted approach. The result is both an entertaining revelation of the miracles of science happening in our bodies every... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dr. Joe's Health Lab
164 Amazing Insights into the Science of Medicine, Nutrition and Well-being
Written by Joe Schwarcz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-67156-9 (0-385-67156-3)

Health Lab’s theme is the most popular of Dr Joe’s specialties. There are riveting and sometimes hair-raising vignettes from the history of medicine and food production. There are reports aimed at equipping readers to recognize and beware muddled thinking, misunderstandings and deceptions in media stories about health and nutrition and in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Eat the City
A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York
Written by Robin Shulman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71906-5 (0-307-71906-5)

New York is not a city for growing and manufacturing food. It’s a money and real estate city, with less naked earth and industry than high-rise glass and concrete. Yet in this intimate, visceral, and beautifully written book, Robin Shulman introduces the people of New York City - both past and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Eat the City
A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York
Written by Robin Shulman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71905-8 (0-307-71905-7)

New York is not a city for growing and manufacturing food. It’s a money and real estate city, with less naked earth and industry than high-rise glass and concrete. Yet in this intimate, visceral, and beautifully written book, Robin Shulman introduces the people of New York City - both past and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Plenty
Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet
Written by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
On Sale: April 22, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-34733-6 (0-307-34733-8)

One Book, One Community choice in Alliance, OH
"Book of the Year" at the College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, CA

"The book presents the voices and experiences of a young Northwest couple grappling with issues of food production, sustainability and globalization in a year-long adventure spent in attempting to... Read more >
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Steal the Menu
A Memoir of Forty Years in Food
Written by Raymond Sokolov


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94635-5 (0-307-94635-5)

Part autobiography, part culinary history, Steal the Menu is former New York Times food editor Raymond Sokolov’s account of four decades of eating. From his pathbreaking dispatches on nouvelle cuisine in France to finding top-notch Chinese dishes at a New Jersey gas station to picking the brain of the most Michelin-starred... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47341-7 (0-307-47341-4)

A Time, Washington Post, and NPR Best Book of the Year

The stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than fifty years. Spanning Pasadena to Paris, acclaimed author Bob Spitz reveals the history behind... Read more >

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Heirloom
Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer
Written by Tim Stark


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2707-9 (0-7679-2707-9)

Situated beautifully at the intersection of Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, and Barbara Kingsolver, Heirloom is an inspiring, elegiac, and gorgeously written memoir about rediscovering an older and still vital way of life.

Fourteen years ago, Tim Stark was living in Brooklyn, working days as a management consultant, and writing unpublished short stories... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Man Who Ate Everything

Written by Jeffrey Steingarten


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1998
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70202-0 (0-375-70202-4)

Winner of the Julia Child Book Award

A James Beard Book Award Finalist

When Jeffrey Steingarten was appointed food critic for Vogue, he systematically set out to overcome his distaste for such things as kimchi, lard, Greek cuisine, and blue food. He succeeded at all but the last: Steingarten is "fairly... Read more >
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Food in History

Written by Reay Tannahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 10, 1995
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-517-88404-1 (0-517-88404-6)

An enthralling world history of food from prehistoric times to the present. A favorite of gastronomes and history buffs alike, Food in History is packed with intriguing information, lore, and startling insights—like what cinnamon had to do with the discovery of America, and how food has influenced population growth and urban... Read more >

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Good Calories, Bad Calories
Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
Written by Gary Taubes


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3346-1 (1-4000-3346-2)

For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Alice, Let's Eat
Further Adventures of a Happy Eater
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7806-3 (0-8129-7806-4)

In this delightful and delicious book, Calvin Trillin, guided by an insatiable appetite, embarks on a hilarious odyssey in search of “something decent to eat.” Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Feeding a Yen
Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75996-3 (0-375-75996-4)

Calvin Trillin has never been a champion of the “continental cuisine” palaces he used to refer to as La Maison de la Casa House. What he treasures is the superb local specialty. And he will go anywhere to find one. As it happens, some of his favorite dishes can be found... Read more >
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Spice
The History of a Temptation
Written by Jack Turner


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70705-6 (0-375-70705-0)

A brilliant, original history of the spice trade—and the appetites that fueled it.

It was in search of the fabled Spice Islands and their cloves that Magellan charted the first circumnavigation of the globe. Vasco da Gama sailed the dangerous waters around Africa to India on a quest for Christians—and spices. Columbus... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Stuffed
Adventures of a Restaurant Family
Written by Patricia Volk


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72499-2 (0-375-72499-0)

Patricia Volk’s delicious memoir lets us into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where you’re never just hungry–your starving to death, and you’re never just full–you’re stuffed. Volk’s family fed New York City for one hundred years, from 1888 when her great-grandfather introduced pastrami to America until 1988... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Are You Really Going to Eat That?
Reflections of a Culinary Thrill Seeker
Written by Robb Walsh


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 2, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7716-8 (1-4000-7716-8)

From the top of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica for the perfect cup of coffee to the jungles of Thailand for an encounter with the abominably smelly “stinkfruit,” Robb Wals has traveled the globe, immersing himself in some of the world’s most interesting culinary phenomena. In Are You Really Going to... Read more >

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Native Roots
How the Indians Enriched America
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 15, 1992
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-449-90713-9 (0-449-90713-9)

In Native Roots, Jack Weatherford focuses on the vital role that Indian civilizations have played in the making of the United States. Conventional American history holds that the white settlers of the New World re-created the societies they had known in England, France, and Spain. As Weatherford shows, Europeans in fact... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Surprising Power of Family Meals
How Eating Together Makes Us Smarter, Stronger, Healthier and Happier
Written by Miriam Weinstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: September 5, 2006
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-113-7 (1-58642-113-1)

The Surprising Power of Family Meals is the first book to take a complete look at a ritual that was virtually universal a generation ago but has undergone a striking transformation. No longer honored by society as a time of day that must be set aside, some families see family supper... Read more >

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Closing the Food Gap
Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty
Written by Mark Winne


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4731-6 (0-8070-4731-7)

In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas
Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture
Written by Mark Winne


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4737-8 (0-8070-4737-6)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated G — General Audience

A look at the growing power of local efforts across America to say no to the industrial food system and yes to self-reliance, better health, and community.

In Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas, Mark... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Poisons in Your Food
The Dangers You Face and What You Can Do about Them
Written by Ruth Winter


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 8, 1990
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-517-57681-6 (0-517-57681-3)

This ground-breaking Crown book is back in a new edition with all the latest findings about dangerous foods and what consumers can do to protect themselves. Read more >
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