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Blue Plate Special
Blue Plate Special
Written by Kate Christensen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307951106
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Blue Plate Special
An Autobiography of My Appetites
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $15.95

A delectable memoir about the transformative power of food, Blue Plate Special is a deeply personal narrative in which food becomes the vehicle for exploring a life. Here, novelist Kate Christensen tells her own story, from her unorthodox childhood in 1960s Berkeley as the daughter of a legal activist who ruled...

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Steal the Menu
Steal the Menu
Written by Raymond Sokolov
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307946355
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Steal the Menu
A Memoir of Forty Years in Food
Written by Raymond Sokolov


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $15.95

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 >
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To the Bone
To the Bone
Written by Paul Liebrandt and Andrew Friedman, Foreword by Heston Blumenthal
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770434168
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To the Bone

Written by Paul Liebrandt and Andrew Friedman
Foreword by Heston Blumenthal


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $30.00

What defines a chef?

Despite the glamour attached to the profession today, a successful life in the kitchen is determined more by sacrifice than stardom, demanding a dedication bordering on obsession, all in pursuit of The Food. In this meditation on the culinary life that blends elements of memoir and cookbook, Paul... Read more >
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To the Bone
To the Bone
Written by Paul Liebrandt, Andrew Friedman and Heston Blumenthal
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780770434175
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To the Bone

Written by Paul Liebrandt, Andrew Friedman and Heston Blumenthal


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $14.99

What defines a chef?

Despite the glamour attached to the profession today, a successful life in the kitchen is determined more by sacrifice than stardom, demanding a dedication bordering on obsession, all in pursuit of The Food. In this meditation on the culinary life that blends elements of memoir and cookbook, Paul... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Fresh Off the Boat
Fresh Off the Boat
Written by Eddie Huang
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812983357
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Fresh Off the Boat
A Memoir
Written by Eddie Huang


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

“Bawdy and frequently hilarious . . . a surprisingly sophisticated memoir about race and assimilation in America . . . as much James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan . . . rowdy [and] vital . . . It’s a book about fitting in by not fitting in at all.”—Dwight Garner... Read more >
Provence, 1970
Provence, 1970
Written by Luke Barr
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307718341
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Provence, 1970
M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
Written by Luke Barr


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $26.00

Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about... Read more >
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Provence, 1970
Provence, 1970
Written by Luke Barr
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ISBN: 9780770433314
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Provence, 1970
M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
Written by Luke Barr


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $12.99

Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about... Read more >
Provence, 1970
Provence, 1970
Written by Luke Barr, Read by John Rubinstein
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804148849
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Provence, 1970
M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
Written by Luke Barr
Read by John Rubinstein


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $20.00

Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
Blue Plate Special
Blue Plate Special
Written by Kate Christensen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536264
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Blue Plate Special
An Autobiography of My Appetites
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $26.95

From acclaimed novelist Kate Christensen, Blue Plate Special is a mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness.

“To taste fully is to live fully.” For Kate Christensen, food and eating have always been powerful connectors to self and world—“a subterranean conduit to sensuality, memory, desire.&rdquo...

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Blue Plate Special
Blue Plate Special
Written by Kate Christensen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385536271
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Blue Plate Special
An Autobiography of My Appetites
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $11.99

From acclaimed novelist Kate Christensen, Blue Plate Special is a mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness.

“To taste fully is to live fully.” For Kate Christensen, food and eating have always been powerful connectors to self and world—“a subterranean conduit to sensuality, memory, desire.&rdquo...

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Blue Plate Special
Blue Plate Special
Written by Kate Christensen, Read by Tavia Gilbert
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804149013
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Blue Plate Special
An Autobiography of My Appetites
Written by Kate Christensen
Read by Tavia Gilbert


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $20.00

From acclaimed novelist Kate Christensen, Blue Plate Special is a mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness.

“To taste fully is to live fully.” For Kate Christensen, food and eating have always been powerful connectors to self and world—“a subterranean conduit to sensuality, memory, desire.&rdquo...

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
Yes, Chef
Yes, Chef
Written by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385342612
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Yes, Chef
A Memoir
Written by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $16.00

JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VOGUE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“One of the great culinary stories of our time.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
 
It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s... Read more >
Steal the Menu
Steal the Menu
Written by Raymond Sokolov
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307700940
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Steal the Menu
A Memoir of Forty Years in Food
Written by Raymond Sokolov


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $25.95

Four decades of memories from a gastronome who witnessed the food revolution from the (well-provisioned) trenches—a delicious tour through contemporary food history.

When Raymond Sokolov became food editor of The New York Times in 1971, he began a long, memorable career as restaurant critic, food historian, and author. Here he traces...

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Steal the Menu
Steal the Menu
Written by Raymond Sokolov
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962478
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Steal the Menu
A Memoir of Forty Years in Food
Written by Raymond Sokolov


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $11.99

Four decades of memories from a gastronome who witnessed the food revolution from the (well-provisioned) trenches—a delicious tour through contemporary food history.

When Raymond Sokolov became food editor of The New York Times in 1971, he began a long, memorable career as restaurant critic, food historian, and author. Here he traces...

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307473417
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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $16.00

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 >
Russ & Daughters
Russ & Daughters
Written by Mark Russ Federman, Foreword by Calvin Trillin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805242942
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Russ & Daughters
Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built
Written by Mark Russ Federman
Foreword by Calvin Trillin


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $25.95

WITH 8 PAGES OF FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND BLACK-AND-WHITE IMAGES THROUGHOUT

The former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side tells the delightful, mouthwatering story of an immigrant family’s journey from a pushcart in 1907 to “New York’s most hallowed shrine to the miracle of caviar, smoked salmon, ethereal...

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Russ & Daughters
Russ & Daughters
Written by Mark Russ Federman, Foreword by Calvin Trillin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780805243116
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Russ & Daughters
Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built
Written by Mark Russ Federman
Foreword by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $13.99

WITH 8 PAGES OF FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND BLACK-AND-WHITE IMAGES THROUGHOUT

The former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side tells the delightful, mouthwatering story of an immigrant family’s journey from a pushcart in 1907 to “New York’s most hallowed shrine to the miracle of caviar, smoked salmon, ethereal...

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Fresh Off the Boat
Fresh Off the Boat
Written by Eddie Huang
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679644897
Our Price: $11.99
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Fresh Off the Boat
A Memoir
Written by Eddie Huang


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $11.99

“Bawdy and frequently hilarious . . . a surprisingly sophisticated memoir about race and assimilation in America . . . as much James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan . . . rowdy [and] vital . . . It’s a book about fitting in by not fitting in at all.”—Dwight Garner... Read more >
Fresh Off the Boat
Fresh Off the Boat
Written by Eddie Huang, Read by Eddie Huang
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385363655
Our Price: $35.00
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Fresh Off the Boat
A Memoir
Written by Eddie Huang
Read by Eddie Huang


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $35.00

“Long before I met him, I was a fan of his writing, and his merciless wit. He’s bigger than food.”—Anthony Bourdain

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

Eddie Huang is the thirty-year-old proprietor of Baohaus—the hot East Village hangout where foodies, stoners, and students come... Read more >
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Fresh Off the Boat
Fresh Off the Boat
Written by Eddie Huang, Read by Eddie Huang
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385363662
Our Price: $17.50

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Fresh Off the Boat
A Memoir
Written by Eddie Huang
Read by Eddie Huang


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $17.50

“Long before I met him, I was a fan of his writing, and his merciless wit. He’s bigger than food.”—Anthony Bourdain

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

Eddie Huang is the thirty-year-old proprietor of Baohaus—the hot East Village hangout where foodies, stoners, and students come... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a trade paperback.
Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307990839
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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 1008 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $30.00

It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. ... Read more >
Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307961129
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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. ... Read more >
Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz, Read by Kimberly Farr
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780449012871
Our Price: $50.00
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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz
Read by Kimberly Farr


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $50.00

It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. ... Read more >
Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz, Read by Kimberly Farr
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449012888
Our Price: $30.00

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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz
Read by Kimberly Farr


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $30.00

It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. ... Read more >
Yes, Chef
Yes, Chef
Written by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440338819
Our Price: $11.99
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Yes, Chef
A Memoir
Written by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $11.99

JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VOGUE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“One of the great culinary stories of our time.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
 
It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s...

Read more >
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