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Desserts and Sweet Snacks: Rustic Italian Style.
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Desserts and Sweet Snacks: Rustic Italian Style.

By La Place, Viana.

New York: William Morrow, 1998. First Edition, First Printing 1/4 cloth AS NEW in NEAR FINE DJ Square 8vo (8-1/2 x 8-1/2), 127 pp including Index. Book is FINE -- Unmarked, Unread, and AS NEW in NEAR FINE unclipped pictorial DJ (1/8" rip on DJ spine -- DJ now protected in Bro-Dart cover. Publishers Weekly says of this book that hardcore types (for either Italian cooking or snacks) will come away with a new perspective on eating sweets.


Food Heritage of India.

By Patil, Vimla.

Bombay, India: Vakils, Feffer and SImons, Ltd., 1994. Third Printing Glossy Pictorial Wraps FINE in WRAPS 8vo (7 x 9-1/4), 221 pp. Paperbound book is FINE -- unmarked and unread, and nearly AS NEW in AS NEW glossy pictorial wraps. (h) 132 recipes from every region of India. Most people know Indian food from only one or perhaps two regions, but in this complete compendium, Ms Patil has presented 132 traditional recipes from Kashmir, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala with a final section presenting a selection of Prize-winning recipes. An exceptionally complete and useful book, whether used for reading enjoyment or cooking.


Still Eatin' It: Another Dana Crumb Cookbook.
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Still Eatin' It: Another Dana Crumb Cookbook.

By Crumb, Dana; Foreword by John Raitt; Introduction by John Bear.

Berkeley, CA: Snow Lion Graphics (SLG Books), 1996. First Edition? Paperback Near Fine in Wraps 4to (7-1/2 x 10-1/4), 114 pp. 100+ drawings by Robert Crumb. Paperbound book is NEAR FINE in glossy pictorial wraps. (h) Sequel to Dana Crumb's first cookbook, the best-selling "EAT IT." Great food can be made by using this book.


49ers Pro Cookbook: Superbowl XXIII 1989 Cahmpionship Edition.

Northern California: Crippled CHildren's Society of Santa Clara County and Northern California, 1989. First Edition Glossy Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS 4to (8-1/2 x 10-3/4), 100 pp. Paperbound book is Unmarked, Unread, and AS NEW is AS NEW Glossy pictorial wraps (Joe Montana on front cover in chef's hat with carving a football with knife and fork. GIFT QUALITY. Exceedingly rare to find one in this AS NEW condition. (h) Recipes from the great names of 49er history, each one with a photograph and autograph facsimile -- listed by category -- Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Pasta, Rice & Breads, Vegetables, Entrees, Seafood, Poultry, Meats, and Desserts . Includes the favorites of Bill Walsh, Eddie DeBartolo, Jr., John McVay, Carmen Policy, George Seifert, Eric Wright, Gordy Soltau, Gene Washington, Tom Rathman, Mike Walter, Bruce Bosley, Roger Craig, Randy Cross, Jim Fahnhorst, Bill Romanowski, Michael Carter, Leo Nomellini, CHarles Haley, Ronnie Lott, Delvin Williams, Barry Helton, Keith Fahnhorst, Dwight Hicks, Tommy Hart, Tom Holmoe, Hugh McElhenney, Joe Perry, O.J. SImpson, Pierce Holt, Keena Turner, Forrest Blue, Ted Kwalick, Harry Sydney, Steve Wallace, Billy Wilson, Len Rhode, Harris Barton, Joe Montana, R.C. Owens, Mike Cofer, Riki Ellison, Pete Kugler, Tory Nixon, Dwaine Board, John Taylor, and Dwight Clark. Also, Tailgate Ideas such as potato skins, salsa, ribs, etc. B5


To All My Grandchildren: Lessons in Indonesian Cooking (Paperbound).

By Samuel-Hool, Leonie; Christopher Weills, Sarah Satterlee, William Hool, Editors.

Berkeley: Liplop Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing Glossy Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS 8vo (7 x 9), 104 pp including Glossary. Trade paperback is Unread, Unmarked, and AS NEW in glossy pictorial wraps. (cw) The author was born in Depok, Indonesia, on the island of Java, the center of intersecting cultures. A great deal of wealth from the East India Companies as well as their freedom was willed to the slaves of the region by a landholder who had been an official of the company. Because of the wealth of the Depok area, the location became the center of the various cuisines from origins including Bali, Celebes, Sumatra, and the Moluccas. Depok was the pinnacle of cooking in this spice-rich society, and Leonie Samuel seems to have been born to be one of the stars of the field. She opened her first restaurant at the age of 17 where she presented dishes from Dutch and Indonesian cuisines, as well as Chinese menus in honor of her Chinese grandmother. She emigrated to the Netherlands when she was 20, and then to San Rafael, California in 1960 where she opened "The Rice Table," rated by a food critic as: "The best Indonesian restaurant in the United States and probably the world." This book was a labor of love, and presents exotic menus that make the mouth water just to read the recipes. A glossary is included to provide more common names for some of the spices.


On Baking.

By Lawrence, Sue.

London: Kyle Cathie, Ltd., 1996. Presumed First Edition Glossy PictorialCover in DJ As New in As New DJ (4to (7-1/2 x 10), 224 pages with Index and Bibliography. Book and DJ are both AS NEW. The dustjacket is protected with a Bro-Dart mylar cover. Illustrated with great full-page color photographs by Jean Cazals. Baking is not the same as cooking -- cooking is choosing and mixing ingredients, but baking is chemistry. Certain things have to happen at certain times and temperatures and a baker needs to know what will happen and how things are supposed to change. Apparently, it's a lot trickier than cooking. This book explains how to do it, and addresses a wide variety of recipes from Cottage bread rolls to Banana Pizza and Kentish Huffkins to muffins and scones and cakes and ice cream/meringue, etc. B4