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Blue Trout And Black Truffles

Author : Joseph Wechsberg
ISBN : 9780897331340
Genre : Cooking
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There were, and still are, great restaurants all over Europe, but the greater part of Blue Trout and Black Truffles is devoted to the eatingplaces and vineyards of France. It is a vicarious experience to read about the culinary wonders of the notable establishments of another era that have become the last epicurean haven in this materialistic, mechanized world of fastfood chains and frozenfood dinners. Mr. Wechsberg reaches back to the twilight days of the Habsburg monarchy, when those splendid monuments to the haute cuisine in central Europe, Meissl and Schadn of Vienna and Gundel's of Budapest, were in their prime.
Category: Cooking

Savoring Gotham

Author : Andrew F. Smith
ISBN : 9780199397020
Genre : Cooking
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When it comes to food, there has never been another city quite like New York. The Big Apple--a telling nickname--is the city of 50,000 eateries, of fish wriggling in Chinatown baskets, huge pastrami sandwiches on rye, fizzy egg creams, and frosted black and whites. It is home to possibly the densest concentration of ethnic and regional food establishments in the world, from German and Jewish delis to Greek diners, Brazilian steakhouses, Puerto Rican and Dominican bodegas, halal food carts, Irish pubs, Little Italy, and two Koreatowns (Flushing and Manhattan). This is the city where, if you choose to have Thai for dinner, you might also choose exactly which region of Thailand you wish to dine in. Savoring Gotham weaves the full tapestry of the city's rich gastronomy in nearly 570 accessible, informative A-to-Z entries. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts-most of them New Yorkers--Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing. Reach only a little ways back into the city's ever-changing culinary kaleidoscope and discover automats, the precursor to fast food restaurants, where diners in a hurry dropped nickels into slots to unlock their premade meal of choice. Or travel to the nineteenth century, when oysters cost a few cents and were pulled by the bucketful from the Hudson River. Back then the city was one of the major centers of sugar refining, and of brewing, too--48 breweries once existed in Brooklyn alone, accounting for roughly 10% of all the beer brewed in the United States. Travel further back still and learn of the Native Americans who arrived in the area 5,000 years before New York was New York, and who planted the maize, squash, and beans that European and other settlers to the New World embraced centuries later. Savoring Gotham covers New York's culinary history, but also some of the most recognizable restaurants, eateries, and culinary personalities today. And it delves into more esoteric culinary realities, such as urban farming, beekeeping, the Three Martini Lunch and the Power Lunch, and novels, movies, and paintings that memorably depict Gotham's foodscapes. From hot dog stands to haute cuisine, each borough is represented. A foreword by Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and an extensive bibliography round out this sweeping new collection.
Category: Cooking

White Truffles In Winter

Author : N. M. Kelby
ISBN : 9780393079999
Genre : Fiction
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The sensuality of food and love is explored in this novel about the legendary French chef Auguste Escofiier, who was torn between his poet wife, Delphine Daffis and the reckless actress Sarah Bernhardt. 20,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

Will Write For Food

Author : Dianne Jacob
ISBN : 9780738218069
Genre : Cooking
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For more than 15 years, writing coach, editor, and blogger Dianne Jacob has taught food lovers how to take their passion from the plate to the page. Now, Jacob has revised and updated her award-winning guide. Whether you've been writing for years or are just starting out, Will Write for Food offers what you need to know to succeed and thrive, including: - A new chapter dedicated to making an income from food writing - Updated information about self-publishing and cookbook production - Tips on creating and sustaining an irresistible blog with gorgeous photos - The keys to successful freelancing and reviewing - Advice from award-winning writers, editors, and agents - Engaging, fun writing exercises to get the juices flowing
Category: Cooking

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UOM:39015033554703
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Trifles Make Perfection

Author : Joseph Wechsberg
ISBN : 1567922422
Genre : Literary Collections
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JOSEPH WECHSBERG, was among a generation of writers that included M.F.K. Fisher, A.J. Liebling, and Ludwig Bemelmans. Many of them found a home for their work at The New Yorker and were given carte blanche to tackle any subject they found appealing. For Wechsberg, this included most of what he perceived as the cultural life of the civilized world: music, food, travel, and the history of banking and finance. Always central to these essays and portraits were men of acknowledged accomplishment, whose lives he tried to understand in both the contexts of their own personalities and of the cultures that shaped them. Wechsberg was a man who valued perfection for its own sake, seeing its quest as worthy and its attainment as eminently possible. Reading him is like fine dining: the food is exquisite, the choice of wine perfect, and one leaves the experience feeling warmed, flattered, and fulfilled. This generous selection of his very best, now in paperback, is sure to satisfy any civilized palate.
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British Book News

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ISBN : UOM:39015036923681
Genre : Best books
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The Best Things In Life

Author : Joseph Wechsberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041722336
Genre : Reference
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Personal selection of some major and minor pleasures of life encompassing things as diverse as the adventure of walking through the Arlberg Tunnel to the joys of good eating.
Category: Reference