Cooking Education & Reference

We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God

Explores the practice of eating together as Christian worshipThe gospel story is filled with meals. It opens in a garden and ends in a feast. Records of the early church suggest that believers met for worship primarily through eating meals. Over time, though, churches have lost focus on the centrality of food– and with it a powerful tool …

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side Of The All-American Meal

New York Times Bestseller “Schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts . . . Fast Food Nation points the way but, to resurrect an old fast food slogan, the choice is yours.”—Los Angeles Times In 2001, Fast Food Nation was published to critical acclaim and became an international bestseller. Eric Schlosser’s exposé …

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Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World

The story of the cocktail –“the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet,” according to H.L. Mencken –featuring 45 recipes for rediscovered classics and inspired originals.A cocktail– the fascinating alchemy of simple alcohols into complex potables– is an invention as unlikely as it is delicious, and an American innovation whose history marches in step with that of …

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

“An immersive play-by-play of the company’s ascent…. It’s hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story.” — Laura Bennett, New RepublicAmazon.com’s visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn’t content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a …

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Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

The fight to control RJR Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was more than just the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Marked by brazen displays of ego not seen in American business for decades, it became the high point of a new gilded age, and its repercussions are still being felt. The ultimate story of greed …

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Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business

Matt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience.Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind cavernous event spaces and soaring white tents, where cooking conditions have more in common with a mobile army hospital than a restaurant. Known for …

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Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World

“An immense treasure trove of fact-filled and highly readable fun.” –Simon Winchester, The New York Times Book ReviewA Sunday Times (U.K.) Best Book of 2018 and Winner of the Mary Soames Award for HistoryAn unprecedented history of the storied ship that Darwin said helped add a hemisphere to the civilized worldThe Enlightenment was an age of endeavors, with …

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