Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

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January 22, 2014

Three books about food traditions old and new.

Serial cookery

Two popular cookbook series to try

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December 12, 2013

Short Stack Editions and the Canal House Cooking series make very tasty gifts.

What would Julia do?

How to live like Julia Child

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November 12, 2013

Ten rules for embracing life in the kitchen and beyond.

All-American

White bread and peanut butter

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September 13, 2013

Book reviews: Popular histories of these two childhood favorites.

California Cuisine and Just Food

How did the Bay Area hatch its progressive food culture?

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August 6, 2013

A new book explores food activism.

Cooked

A Natural History of Transformation

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June 10, 2013

Michael Pollan’s newest book explores home cooking.

Vintage Cakes

Timeless Recipes for Cupcakes, Flips, Rolls, Layer, Angel, Bundt, Chiffon, and Icebox Cakes for Today’s Sweet Tooth

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May 30, 2013

American classics, in many flavors.

Rebuilding the Foodshed

How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems

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May 14, 2013

Unpacking food-politics jargon and seeking a ‘good-food movement.’

Consider the Fork

A History of How We Cook and Eat

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January 25, 2013

Tools of the trade.

Neurogastronomy

How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

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June 18, 2012

It’s all in your head.

Mycophilia

Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms

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April 21, 2012

Eugenia Bone on mushrooms.

Following a culinary passion

The midlife career change

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February 24, 2012

A man who went to cooking school after having one career reviews a memoir by another man who did the same.

Budgeting for good food

How to shop and cook real meals for pennies

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February 1, 2012

Eight recent books with strategies, recipes, and more.

Beyond Boyardee

Better than pasta in a can

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October 10, 2011

Anna Boiardi’s family is behind the Chef Boyardee empire, but her food goes beyond that.

Away from home

Two memoirs explore the meaning of family

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July 5, 2011

Two women far from home connect through food.

The modern hunter-gatherer

Foraging as a manly sport

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May 23, 2011

Langdon Cook mixes adventure travel with foraging.

The meat revolution

Four books on meat empowerment

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April 19, 2011

Reviews of books on butchery, kitchen skills, and meat reform.

The environmentally conscious cook

Two new eating-better cookbooks

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March 18, 2011

Books filled with local farm inspiration.

Baking alternatives

Desserts for the dietarily challenged

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January 7, 2011

Two books about sweet treats for the allergic and gluten-intolerant.

The food renegade

What’s the real future of food?

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November 5, 2010

In ‘Just Food,’ James McWilliams declares himself a pragmatist, but ultimately loses his balance.

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Culinate props open and ponders cookbooks, nonfiction, memoirs, and other books about food.

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