• My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

    My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

    Bastianich, Lidia

    The host of "Lidia's Kitchen" shares a memoir that traces her impoverished but loving upbringing under Tito's communist regime in Yugoslavia, her years as a refugee while trying to enter the United States, and her early start as a restaurant worker.

    Format: Book - 2018 First edition

    Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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  • Eats of Eden: A Foodoir

    Eats of Eden: A Foodoir

    Blankenbiller, Tabitha

    "Eats of Eden is a trip into the memory, into the stomach, and into the heart of every woman. These essays of tasty bites, writing, coming-of-age, family, sex, self-esteem--and above all, overcoming personal odds to live your best life--are complete with mouth-watering recipes and memories that will change your relationship with food forever. From self-identity to love affairs with the sinking of the Titanic to cheese snobbery to reconciling the unanswered questions of a lost friendship, the home-loving socialite at the heart of this memoir dishes and dines on fashion, feminism, fabulousness, and food. The foodoir follows a year of attempting to write a novel, and the daily life, occasional revelations and passions that feed, distract, complicate, and enrich that process--in the author's case, constant detours into the kitchen. It's a book about writing, eating, and surviving in the modern west, from literary hustling at the Doug Fir Lounge, to waiting for life-altering emails around a stew-cooking campfire at Crater Lake."--Amazon.com.

    Format: Book - 2018 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • The Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma's Table

    The Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma's Table

    Bragg, Rick

    Presents a food memoir, cookbook, and tribute to the author's mother, sharing classic family recipes, many of them pre-dating the Civil War, and preparation secrets for such traditional fare as short ribs, biscuits, and mashed potatoes.

    Format: Book - 2018 First edition

    Holds: 3 on 8 copies

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  • Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, From River to Table

    Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, From River to Table

    Cook, Langdon

    "From the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food : salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild--thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV, perhaps. For others, it's the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, it's the jolt of adrenaline on a successful fishing trip. Our fascination with these superlative fish is as old as humanity itself. Long a source of sustenance among native peoples, salmon is now more popular than ever. Fish hatcheries and farms serve modern appetites with a domesticated "product"--While wild runs of salmon dwindle across the globe. How has this once-abundant resource reached this point, and what can we do to safeguard wild populations for future generations? Langdon Cook goes in search of the salmon in Upstream, his timely and in-depth look at how these beloved fish have nourished humankind through the ages and why their destiny is so closely tied to our own. Cook journeys up and down salmon country, from the glacial rivers of Alaska to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest to California's drought-stricken Central Valley and a wealth of places in between. Reporting from remote coastlines and busy city streets, he follows today's commercial pipeline from fisherman's net to corporate seafood vendor to boutique marketplace. At stake is nothing less than an ancient livelihood. But salmon are more than food. They are game fish, wildlife spectacle, sacred totem, and inspiration--and their fate is largely in our hands. Cook introduces us to tribal fishermen handing down an age-old tradition, sport anglers seeking adventure and a renewed connection to the wild, and scientists and activists working tirelessly to restore salmon runs. In sharing their stories, Cook covers all sides of the debate : the legacy of overfishing and industrial development ; the conflicts between fishermen, environmentalists, and Native Americans ; the modern proliferation of fish hatcheries and farms ; and the longstanding battle lines of science versus politics, wilderness versus civilization. This firsthand account--reminiscent of the work of John McPhee and Mark Kurlansky--is filled with the keen insights and observations of the best narrative writing. Cook offers an absorbing portrait of a remarkable fish and the many obstacles it faces, while taking readers on a fast-paced fishing trip through salmon country. Upstream is an essential look at the intersection of man, food, and nature. Advance praise for Upstream "Salmon are the essence of the Pacific Northwest, and as Langdon Cook shows so powerfully, they are the key to its future. From the wild flats of Alaska's Copper River to the straitjacketed creeks of California, Upstream captures the myriad ways people and salmon are deeply intertwined."--Rowan Jacobsen, author of The Essential Oyster "Langdon Cook delivers a beautifully written portrait of the iconic salmon that blends history, biology, contentious politics, and the joy of fishing into a captivating and thought-provoking tale."--Eric Jay Dolin, author of Brilliant Beacons "In this fresh tale of an ancient wonder, Langdon Cook takes us on an inspired journey of discovery through the heart and soul of salmon country."--David R. Montgomery, author of King of Fish and Growing a Revolution "Cook takes the reader on a thrilling adventure through the mountains, rivers, farmlands, and kitchens where progress, against all odds, is being made."--Zeb Hogan, biologist and host of National Geographic's Monster Fish"--

    Format: Book - 2017 First edition

    Holds: 3 on 8 copies

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  • Edible City

    Edible City

    Denn, Rebekah

    Format: Book - 2016

    Holds: 1 on 12 copies

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  • The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South

    The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South

    Edge, John T.

    "A people's history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity and how race relations impacted Southern food culture over six revolutionary decades"--Amazon.com.

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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  • In Memory of Bread: A Memoir

    In Memory of Bread: A Memoir

    Graham, Paul

    Format: Book - 2016 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Hot Dog Taste Test: A Book

    Hot Dog Taste Test: A Book

    Hanawalt, Lisa

    "'Hot dog taste test' serves up [the author's] devastatingly funny comics, saliva-stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture"--Back cover.

    Format: Book - 2016 First edition

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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  • My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir

    My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir

    Harris, Jessica B.

    Format: Book - First Scribner hardcover edition

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • A Really Big Lunch

    A Really Big Lunch

    Harrison, Jim

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    Format: Book - 2017 First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, First edition

    Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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