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Stewart Lee Allen

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Stewart Lee Allen is also author of The Devil’s Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee, which was published in more than six countries. He was born in California and has lived in Calcutta, Paris, Katmandu, and Sydney. He lives in Brooklyn.


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The Devil's Cup
A History of the World According to Coffee
Written by Stewart Lee Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $14.95

In this captivating book, Stewart Lee Allen treks three-quarters of the way around the world on a caffeinated quest to answer these profound questions: Did the advent of coffee give birth to an enlightened western civilization? Is coffee, indeed, the substance that drives history? From the cliffhanging villages of Southern Yemen... Read more >

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In the Devil's Garden
A Sinful History of Forbidden Food
Written by Stewart Lee Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $16.00

From the tempting fruit in the Garden of Eden to the divine foie gras, here is a look at forbidden foods that have defined cultures around the world. Matching each of these taboo dishes to one of the Seven Deadly Sins, author Stewart Lee Allen illustrates that when a pleasure as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

In the Devil's Garden
A Sinful History of Forbidden Food
Written by Stewart Lee Allen


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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