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  • THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir. by Alexander, Elizabeth.
    Alexander, Elizabeth.
    THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2015). First edition - A beautifully written and very moving account of the sudden death of her husband by this noted African American poet - and also a picture of a rich and loving marriage. Ficre Ghebreyesus, born in Eritrea and a refuge from the war there, was known both as a gifted artist and a creative chef, when he died at just 50. 209 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 63252
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  • A TACO TESTIMONY: Meditations on Family, Food and Culture. by Chavez, Denise.
    Chavez, Denise.
    A TACO TESTIMONY: Meditations on Family, Food and Culture.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, (2006). First edition - Award-winning author's memories of her family and growing up in the border country of New Mexico, full of stories that revolve around cooking and eating tacos. A mixture of prose and poetry - and family recipes. 207 pp. ISBN: 978-1887896948.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69191
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  • GRANNY TORRELLI MAKES SOUP. by Creech, Sharon (signed by Chris Raschka, illustrator.)
    Creech, Sharon (signed by Chris Raschka, illustrator.)
    GRANNY TORRELLI MAKES SOUP.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - A story filled with a grandmother's wisdom, love and special recipes by this Newbery Award winning author. Although this only has a few drawings by Chris Raschka. it is SIGNED by him on the title page. 141 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 36748
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  • THE TROUBLE WITH GOING HOME: A Simona Griffo Mystery. by Crespi, Camilla T.
    Crespi, Camilla T.
    THE TROUBLE WITH GOING HOME: A Simona Griffo Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth book in this series featuring amateur amateur sleuth Simona Griffo. Returning to her native Rome when her mother has breast cancer, she is immediately a witness to the murder of a young American art student. SIGNED on the title page. Recipe. Author's note. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-06017725X.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (discolored spot on front endpaper from a sticker).

    Book ID: 74599
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  • THE ART OF EATING. by Fisher, M. F. K.
    Fisher, M. F. K.
    THE ART OF EATING.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    New York: Macmillan, 1990. Contains complete texts of 'How to Cook a Wolf', 'Consider the Oyster', 'Serve it Forth', 'The Gastronomical Me', and 'An Alphabet for Gourmets' with a new preface by the author, an introduction by Clifton Fadiman, and an appreciation by James Beard. Index. 749 pages. ISBN: 0-02-0322208.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped, no spine creasing, contents clean.).

    Book ID: 46344
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  • McPhee, John
    GIVING GOOD WEIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 5 pieces: the title piece refers to the farmers selling at the Greenmarket in New York City. Also included is are essays on a white water trip in Maine, a proposed floating nuclear power plant which would be off the coast of New Jersey, and on pinbal machines. The longest piece is about a chef just outside NYC, who wants to remain anonymous, so the focus will be on his food. The comments made by this chef caused a lot of controversy when first published in the New Yorker, and now, on pg. 245 there is a meek little footnote "Otto guessed wrong.". ISBN: 0-374-163065.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (edgewear, creasing to front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 30985
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  • GIVING GOOD WEIGHT. by McPhee, John
    McPhee, John
    GIVING GOOD WEIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 5 pieces: the title piece refers to the farmers selling at the Greenmarket in New York City. Also included is are essays on a white water trip in Maine, a proposed floating nuclear power plant which would be off the coast of New Jersey, and on pinbal machines. The longest piece is about a chef just outside NYC, who wants to remain anonymous, so the focus will be on his food. The comments made by this chef caused a lot of controversy when first published in the New Yorker, and now, on pg. 245 there is a meek little footnote "Otto guessed wrong.". ISBN: 0-374-163065.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 50279
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  • MURDER WITH MAJESTY. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER WITH MAJESTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Sutton, Surrey, UK: Severn House., (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The tenth in the series featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, distant cousin by marriage to King Edward VII. Set in an Edwardian England of old manor houses and villages still owing fealty to the lord of the manor, but also a world of international intrigue in the years before the Great War erupted. SIGNED on the title page. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-7278-54151.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60202
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  • MURDER UNDER THE KISSING BOUGH. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER UNDER THE KISSING BOUGH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, set in late Victorian England, at the turn of the century. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-05590.

    Condition: Very good in a very near fine dust jacket (spine slant, rather severe toning to the pages.) Still a decent copy of a title rather hard to find in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 60203
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  • MURDER AT THE MUSIC HALL. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER AT THE MUSIC HALL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eighth mystery featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, set in Edwardian England in 1902. 345 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-13364.

    Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages.) Still a decent copy of a title rather hard to find in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 60204
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  • MURDER AT THE MASQUE. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER AT THE MASQUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, set in his native Cannes, where he has gone to get away from murder, and in late Victorian England, at the turn of the century. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-0358x.

    Condition: Very good in a very near fine dust jacket (the inevitable toning to the pages.) Still a decent copy of a title rather hard to find in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 60205
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  • MURDER IN THE SMOKEHOUSE. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER IN THE SMOKEHOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, set in Edwardian England. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-13364.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 60209
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  • MURDER IN THE MOTOR STABLE. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER IN THE MOTOR STABLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, set in Edwardian England. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-13372.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 61778
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  • MURDER AT PLUM'S. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER AT PLUM'S.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third mystery featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, set in Edwardian England. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-01633.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 61779
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  • MURDER MAKES AN ENTREE. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER MAKES AN ENTREE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, set in Edwardian England and the first in the series to published in the US. A bibliomystery with murder occuring at a dinner at Broadstairs, the seaside haunt of Charles Dickens . A Victorian whodunit. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-312-143761.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61780
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  • CROSS CREEK. by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
    Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
    CROSS CREEK.

    Edition: First edition with both the A and the Scribner seal on the copyright page.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Hardcover first edition - Her almost always entertaining account of life in an old farmhouse in an orange grove in a small hamlet in Florida, and especially of the people who lived there, black and white, and in some cases worked for her. Illustrated with drawings by Edward Shenton. While Rawlings was a very beloved writer in Florida, this book inspired a lawsuit by one of the neighbors described in it - on the basis of invasion of privacy. One can also see the other side of Rawlings as mistress to black house servants in the two autobiographies written by Idella Parker, who was her cook at Cross Creek for many years. 368 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, foxing in the margins of a few pages, rubbing to the silver lettering on the spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57228
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  • KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST. by Stradal, J. Ryan.
    Stradal, J. Ryan.
    KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (2015). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, about a young woman who becomes an iconic chef. Each chapter "tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity." SIGNED on the title page and dated in April 2015, before publication. 310 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67241
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  • AN EMBARRASSMENT OF MANGOES: A Caribbean Interlude. by Vanderhoof, Ann.
    Vanderhoof, Ann.
    AN EMBARRASSMENT OF MANGOES: A Caribbean Interlude.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the mid 1990s, Ann and her husband Steve were driven, forty-something professionals who were desperate for a break from their deadline-dominated lives. So they quit their jobs, rented out their house, moved onto a 42-foot sailboat called Receta (recipe, in Spanish), and set sail for the Caribbean on a two-year voyage of discovery. Appropriately enough, considering the name of their sailboat, this book is full of recipes. Doublepage map. References. 305 pp. ISBN: -767914023.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76395
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