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Love food? Here are some tasty titles just for you!

 

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Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo

Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo
Amster-Burton, Matthew

With humor and an adventurous spirit, a Seattle writer, his wife and their eight-year-old daughter living in Tokyo explore Japan’s food offerings and experience everyday life there.


Format: Book
Holds: 16 on 3 copies

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Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, With Recipes

Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, With Recipes
Bard, Elizabeth

Living the dream in Paris, food journalist Bard moves in with a handsome Frenchman and enthusiastically shops local markets in search of fresh ingredients to prepare meals in their tiny kitchen.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way

Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way
Birnbaum, Molly

The loss of her ability to perceive smell left aspiring chef Molly Birnbaum adrift until she investigated the science of olfaction and rediscovered scents she took for granted in this inspiring true story.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat

The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat

When, where, how and what families eat can reveal a lot about them. Twenty-nine writers offer their amusing, poignant views on food, eating and relationships.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes From the House That Herring Built

Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes From the House That Herring Built
Federman, Mark Russ

Polish immigrant Joel Russ began selling fish on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1907. Four generations later, his hardworking family shares anecdotes, photos and recipes that tell the success story of their revered business.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of A Reluctant Chef

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of A Reluctant Chef
Hamilton, Gabrielle

In what Anthony Bourdain calls “the best memoir by a chef ever,” get a nitty-gritty view of the restaurant industry along with the story of Hamilton’s road from country kid to respected New York chef.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 11 copies

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Sweet Tooth: The Bittersweet History of Candy

Sweet Tooth: The Bittersweet History of Candy
Hopkins, Kate

In this clever and engaging tour of the world of candy, Seattle author Hopkins covers the naughty and nice aspects of the confectionary industry and the vast range of sweets, from simple to fancy.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir

The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir
Kilmer-Purcell, Josh

The “Fabulous Beekman Boys” move away from Manhattan to become full-time goat farmers. This lifestyle change leads to soap- and cheese-making and eventually a mini-empire centered on their farm, Beekman 1802.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
Knisley, Lucy

Knisley is obsessed with food, in no small part due to her gourmand parents. Straightforward and funny, this graphic memoir features recipes formatted into full-color cartoons that will pique your hunger.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 3 on 15 copies

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Birdseye: The Adventures of A Curious Man

Birdseye: The Adventures of A Curious Man
Kurlansky, Mark

It was fate that put Clarence Birdseye in Canada’s chilly Labrador province, and the example of the Inuit people there led him to invent a revolutionary fast-freezing method taken for granted today.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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