University of Washington Press

The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island

As friends began “going back to the land” at the same time that a health issue emerged, Kathleen Alcal√° set out to re-examine her relationship with food at the most local level. Remembering her parents, Mexican immigrants who grew up during the Depression, and the memory of planting, growing, and harvesting fresh food with them as a child, …

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A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great Nearby

Armed with “The Here List” and a Type-A personality, Seattle-based writer and cookbook author Jess Thomson sets out to spend a year exploring the food of the Pacific Northwest with her family. Planning to revel in the culinary riches of the region and hoping to break her son, Graham, of his childhood pickiness, the adventures into the great …

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Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East (Publications on the Near East)

Drawing on the accounts of early European travelers, original Arabic sources on jurisprudence and etiquette, and treatises on coffee from the period, the author recounts the colorful early history of the spread of coffee and the influence of coffeehouses in the medieval Near East. Detailed descriptions of the design, atmosphere, management, and patrons of early coffeehouses make fascinating …

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