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  • A COOK'S TOUR: In Search of the Perfect Meal. by Bourdain, Anthony.
    Bourdain, Anthony.
    A COOK'S TOUR: In Search of the Perfect Meal.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2001). Hardcover first edition - Book which is the basis for his series on the Food Network. "The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. . Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail." After eating traditional Fugu in Japan, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs, and live Cobra heart in Saigon and a 6 hour, 20 course tasting menu at Keller's legendary French Laundry in Yountville, he kicks both on a West Indian island with his wife, with a meal of cold local beer, ribs in adobo sauce and his wife's burger…

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    New York: Bloomsbury, (2001). Hardcover first edition - Book which is the basis for his series on the Food Network. "The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. . Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail." After eating traditional Fugu in Japan, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs, and live Cobra heart in Saigon and a 6 hour, 20 course tasting menu at Keller's legendary French Laundry in Yountville, he kicks both on a West Indian island with his wife, with a meal of cold local beer, ribs in adobo sauce and his wife's burger cooked well-done with a slice of Kraft cheese - and just maybe that was the perfect meal. 274 pp. ISBN: 1-582341400.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79849
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  • BACON, BEANS, AND GALANTINES: Food and Foodways on the Western Mining Frontier. by Conlin, Joseph R.
    Conlin, Joseph R.
    BACON, BEANS, AND GALANTINES: Food and Foodways on the Western Mining Frontier.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reno & Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating, entertaining and scholarly look at this important, but often neglected, aspect of social history. While the book focuses on the California gold rush of 49 and the Nevada mines in the early 1900's much more is covered - including nutrition on the Overland trail, restaurants in the mining towns, etc. Much of the material is based on early diaries. Profusely illustrated. Index, bibliography. 246 pages.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15703
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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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  • HEY, WAITRESS! The USA From the Other Side of the Tray. by Owings, Alison.
    Owings, Alison.
    HEY, WAITRESS! The USA From the Other Side of the Tray.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Women who work as servers in restaurants tell their own stories in their own words, often with humor and insight and candor. Dust jacket praise from Anthony Bourdain, Susan Brownmiller and Barbara Ehrenreich who called this book "a delightful chronicle of waitressing - from the first commercial eating establishments to a contemporary Pizza Hut - as seen through the eyes of its stalwart practitioners.a great pleasure to read, not least because it's a long overdue tribute to some of America's most tireless and least appreciated working women." SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with small photographs, notes. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-520217500.

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

    Book ID: 71888
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