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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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  • DEATH DINES IN. by [Anthology, signed] Bishop, Claudia and Dean James, editors. Rhys Bowen, Donna Andrews and Carol Nelson Douglas, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Bishop, Claudia and Dean James, editors. Rhys Bowen, Donna Andrews and Carol Nelson Douglas, signed.
    DEATH DINES IN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2004). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology with "sixteen culinary capers" including all-new recipes and author interviews, with stories by Donna Andrews, Claudia Bishop, Rhys Bowen, Don Bruns, Meg Chittenden, Nick DiChario, Marcos Donnelly, Carole Nelson Douglas, Elizabeth Foxwell, Parnell Hall, Lyn Hamilton, Jeremiah Healy, Dean James, Mary Jane Maffini, William Moody, and Anne Perry. SIGNED by THREE authors at their stories: Rhys Bowen, Donna Andrews and Carol Nelson Douglas. Foreword by Claudia Bishop. xiv, 370 pp. ISBN: 0-425192628.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77702
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  • YUMMY YOGA: Playful Poses & Tasty Treats. by Bauer, Joy; photographs by Bonnie Stephens .
    Bauer, Joy; photographs by Bonnie Stephens .
    YUMMY YOGA: Playful Poses & Tasty Treats.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fun introduction to yoga and healthy foods, illustrated with colorful photographs by Bonnie Stevens. The photographs "feature a diverse group of kids demonstrating yoga poses. On the opposite sides of the spreads, imaginatively sculpted fruits and vegetables mirror the same poses! Lift the gatefold flaps to find simple, child-friendly recipes incorporating all of the healthy ingredients featured in each photo." SIGNED on the title page by Joy Bauer. Includes additional information on the poses. Unpaginated, square format. ISBN: 978-1419738241.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76962
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  • MAMAN'S HOMESICK PIE: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen by Bijan, Donia.
    Bijan, Donia.
    MAMAN'S HOMESICK PIE: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2011. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is at once a memoir and a cookbook - In 1978, when the revolution in Iran threatened their safety, her family fled to California's Bay Area, where the familiar flavors of Bijan's mother's cooking formed a bridge to the life they left behind. She tells of her life from the Persian world of her youth, her teenage years in America, her studies at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and finally back to San Francisco, where she opened her own celebrated bistro. And she shares thirty recipes from her childhood (Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken and Eggplant and Orange Cardamom Cookies), her French training (Ratatouille…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2011. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is at once a memoir and a cookbook - In 1978, when the revolution in Iran threatened their safety, her family fled to California's Bay Area, where the familiar flavors of Bijan's mother's cooking formed a bridge to the life they left behind. She tells of her life from the Persian world of her youth, her teenage years in America, her studies at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and finally back to San Francisco, where she opened her own celebrated bistro. And she shares thirty recipes from her childhood (Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken and Eggplant and Orange Cardamom Cookies), her French training (Ratatouille with Black Olives and Fried Bread and Purple Plum Skillet Tart), and her cooking career (Roast Duck Legs with Dates and Warm Lentil Salad and Rose Petal Ice Cream). SIGNED on the title page. 250 pp. ISBN: 9781565129573.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers boards (a new copy), no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 55566
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  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS: Celebrating With Passion, Style, and Grace. by Broussard, Antoinette.
    Broussard, Antoinette.
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS: Celebrating With Passion, Style, and Grace.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Covers Christmas, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, New Year's, Mardi Gras as well as birthdays and family get-togethers, with contributions of memories or recipes from more than 50 African-American women, including Myrna Williams, Patricia Russell McCloud, Mrs. Denzel Washington, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Synthia Saint James and many others. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with both full color and black and white photographs. List of resources, bibliography and index. Square format. 244 pp. ISBN: 1-55972532X.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 71884
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  • A BANQUET FOR HUNGRY GHOSTS: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales. by Compestine, Ying Chang. Illustrated by Coleman Polhemus.
    Compestine, Ying Chang. Illustrated by Coleman Polhemus.
    A BANQUET FOR HUNGRY GHOSTS: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "According to Chinese tradition, those who die hungry or unjustly come back to haunt the living. Some are appeased with food. But not all ghosts are successfully mollified. In this chilling collection of stories, Ying Chang Compestine takes readers on a journey through time and across different parts of China. From the building of the GreatWall in 200 BCE to themodern day of iPods, hungry ghosts continue to torment those who wronged them. At once a window into the history and culture of China and an ode to Chinese cuisine, this assortment of frightening tales--complete with historical notes and delectable recipes--will both scare and satiate!" SIGNED by the author on the half title page. 180 pp. ISBN: 9780805082081.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 55059
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  • Davidson, Diane Mott.
    THE MAIN CORPSE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bantam, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover - The 6th culinary mystery, featuring caterer Goldy Schultz. SIGNED on the title page. Index to recipes. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-535-09999-x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 16211
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  • Davidson, Diane Mott.
    PRIME CUT.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bantam, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The 8th culinary mystery, featuring caterer Goldy Schultz. SIGNED on the title page. Index to recipes. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-535-100017.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 19392
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  • SWEET REVENGE. by Davidson, Diane Mott.
    Davidson, Diane Mott.
    SWEET REVENGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 14th culinary mystery, featuring Colorado caterer and amateur sleuth Goldy Schultz. SIGNED on the title page. Decorative borders on recipe pages. 359 pp. including recipes. ISBN: 9780060527334.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 50441
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  • STICKS AND SCONES. by Davidson, Diane Mott.
    Davidson, Diane Mott.
    STICKS AND SCONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 10th culinary mystery, featuring Colorado caterer and amateur sleuth Goldy Schultz. SIGNED on the title page. Decorative borders on recipe pages by Jackie Aher/Donnell. 301 pp. plus Index to recipes. ISBN: 0-535-107240.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36904
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  • PRIME CUT. by Davidson, Diane Mott.
    Davidson, Diane Mott.
    PRIME CUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 8th culinary mystery, featuring caterer Goldy Schultz. Index to recipes. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-535-100017.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51770
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  • Davidson, Diane Mott.
    THE GRILLING SEASON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 7th culinary mystery, featuring caterer and amateur sleuth Goldy Schultz. SIGNED on the title page. Decorative borders on recipe pages by Aher/Donnell. 322 pp. plus Index to recipes. ISBN: 0-535-100009.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33980
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  • KILLER PANCAKE. by Davidson, Diane Mott.
    Davidson, Diane Mott.
    KILLER PANCAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 5th culinary mystery, featuring caterer and amateur sleuth Goldy Schultz. SIGNED on the title page. Decorative borders on recipe pages by Aher/Donnell. 301 pp. plus Index to recipes. ISBN: 0-535-095889.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33981
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  • Davidson, Diane Mott.
    TOUGH COOKIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 9th culinary mystery, featuring caterer and amateur sleuth Goldy Schultz. SIGNED on the title page. Decorative borders on recipe pages by Aher/Donnell. 291 pp. plus Index to recipes. ISBN: 0-535-107232.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33982
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  • DOUBLE SHOT. by Davidson, Diane Mott.
    Davidson, Diane Mott.
    DOUBLE SHOT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - The 12th culinary mystery, featuring Aspen, Colorado caterer and amateur sleuth Goldy Schultz. SIGNED on the title page. Decorative borders on recipe pages. 308 pp. including 25 pp of recipes.

    Condition: Very good overall (some wear to covers, curling to corners).

    Book ID: 38386
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  • IAN FLEMING INTRODUCES JAMAICA. by Fleming, Ian; Cargill, Morris, editor.
    Fleming, Ian; Cargill, Morris, editor.
    IAN FLEMING INTRODUCES JAMAICA.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Hawthorn Books, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Anthology of articles about Jamaica - 'history, its people, its politics, its religions and dialects, its natural history, its brids, its painters and writers, its archives, its stamps, and the delights of skin-diving it its waters and eating its food (including some recipes) - told from the Jamaican point of view, with preface & introduction by Ian Fleming, who spent part of every year at Goldeneye, his Jamaican house in which he wrote all the James Bond books. Illustrated with color photographs. appendices, bibliography. 240 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (light toning to the pages,several small chips to upper edge of dj, closed tear with associated creasing to bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 54477
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  • CARROT CAKE MURDER. by Fluke, Joanne.
    Fluke, Joanne.
    CARROT CAKE MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Hannah Swenson mystery with recipes. Set in rural Minnesota where the author grew up.SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 324 pp plus an index to the recipes. ISBN: 9780758210203.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) Promotional carrot seed packet laid in.

    Book ID: 59169
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  • CARROT CAKE MURDER. by Fluke, Joanne.
    Fluke, Joanne.
    CARROT CAKE MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Hannah Swenson mystery with recipes. Set in rural Minnesota where the author grew up. 324 pp plus an index to the recipes. ISBN: 9780758210203.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62085
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  • EAT, MEMORY: Great Writers at the Table: A Collection of Essays from the New York Times. by Hesser, Amanda, editor. Billy Collins and Tom Perrotta, signed.
    Hesser, Amanda, editor. Billy Collins and Tom Perrotta, signed.
    EAT, MEMORY: Great Writers at the Table: A Collection of Essays from the New York Times.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes essays by Ann Patchett, Dan Barber, Billy Collins, Tom Perrotta, George Saunders, Gary Shteyngart, R. W. Apple, Jr., Colson Whitehead, Yiyun Li, James Salter, Patricia Marx, Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme, Tucker Carlson, Kiran Desai, Gabrielle Hamilton, John Burnham Schwartz, Chang-Rae Lee, Pico Iyer, Jon Robin Baitz, Dawn Drzal, Heidi Julavits, Manil Suri, Anna Winger, Henry Alford, Allen Shawn, Dorothy Allison: most of the essays end with a recipe. SIGNED by TWO authors at their essays - Billy Collins and Tom Perrotta. Introduction by the editor. Illustrated. 201 pp. ISBN: 97-80393067637.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70554
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  • CAKEWALK: A Memoir. by Moses, Kate.
    Moses, Kate.
    CAKEWALK: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A funny and touching memoir of a crummy - and crumby - childhood in the 1960s and 70s. Each chapter includes a recipe. 350 pp. ISBN: 978-0385342988.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64930
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  • THE BODY IN THE BOG. by Page, Katherine Hall.
    Page, Katherine Hall.
    THE BODY IN THE BOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh mystery featuring Faith Fairchild, caterer and minister's wife, set in the fictitious town of Aleford, Massachusetts. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note, recipes. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-688145736.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74229
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  • THE BODY IN THE MOONLIGHT. by Page, Katherine Hall.
    Page, Katherine Hall.
    THE BODY IN THE MOONLIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eleventh mystery in the award-winning series featuring Faith Fairchild, caterer and minister's wife, set in the fictitious town of Aleford, Massachusetts. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note, recipes. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-380-978423.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74230
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  • LIFE'S TOO SHORT TO FOLD FITTED SHEETS. by Quinn, Lisa.
    Quinn, Lisa.
    LIFE'S TOO SHORT TO FOLD FITTED SHEETS.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A crash course in Slacker Chic 101. . Full of shortcuts and tricks for cleaning, decor, and entertaining,such as: the top 10 things you have to clean if you have company coming in 30 minutes; interior finishes that hide the most dirt; 17 meals made from a deli chicken; and much more" SIGNED by the author with "Enjoy! XOXO" opposite the title page. Index. 166 pp. ISBN: 978-0811869935.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 76109
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  • THE BAKED BEAN SUPPER MURDERS. by Rich, Virginia
    Rich, Virginia
    THE BAKED BEAN SUPPER MURDERS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1983.) dj. Hardcover - The second culinary mystery, set in a Maine fishing village and featuring food-loving, crime-solving Mrs Potter (whose recipes appear on the endpapers.) 267 pp. ISBN: 0-525-24185x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65769
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  • THE NANTUCKET DIET MURDERS. by Rich, Virginia
    Rich, Virginia
    THE NANTUCKET DIET MURDERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1985.) dj. Hardcover - The third culinary mystery, featuring food-loving, crime-solving Mrs Potter (whose recipes appear on the endpapers.). ISBN: 0-385-293860.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (corners slightly bumped, some edgewear to the dj at the top of the spine)

    Book ID: 58987
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  • Rich, Virginia
    THE NANTUCKET DIET MURDERS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Delacorte, (1985.) dj. Hardcover - The third culinary mystery, featuring food-loving, crime-solving Mrs Potter (whose recipes appear on the endpapers.). ISBN: 0-385-293860.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32185
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  • IF I CAN COOK, YOU KNOW GOD CAN. by Shange, Ntozake.
    Shange, Ntozake.
    IF I CAN COOK, YOU KNOW GOD CAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Vertamae Grosvenor. A combination of recipes and food-related reflections on her life and comments on historical events related to the African Diaspora. Notes. 113 pp. ISBN: 0-807072400.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71723
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  • THE CHRISTMAS LETTERS: A Novella. by Smith, Lee.
    Smith, Lee.
    THE CHRISTMAS LETTERS: A Novella.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1996. dj. Hardcover - "This heartwarming story of three generations of Christmas letter writers is about family tradition, family love, family strength." Includes recipes. Small format. 126 pp. ISBN: 1565121562.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 62110
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  • THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks. by Stewart, Amy.
    Stewart, Amy.
    THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2013). SIGNED first edition - An exhaustive guide to "the herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries." Entertaining and informative at the same time, this also includes dozens of cocktail recipes .INSCRBED on the title page. Illustrated with small drawings. Recommended reading. 360 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers crease to lower corner of back cover).

    Book ID: 71756
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  • THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks. by Stewart, Amy.
    Stewart, Amy.
    THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2013). SIGNED first edition - An exhaustive guide to "the herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries." Entertaining and informative at the same time, this also includes dozens of cocktail recipes. SIGNED on the title page and dated in October, 2012 - before publication of the trade edition. Illustrated with small drawings. Recommended reading. 360 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70165
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