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  • Among the Thugs

    By Bill Buford

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679745358
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 1993
    They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.
  • Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

    By Bill Buford

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400034475
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 2007
    Highly acclaimed writer & editor Bill Buford left his job at The New Yorker for the kitchen at Babbo, the revolutionary Italian restaurant created and ruled by superchef Mario Batali. On his quest to learn the tricks of the trade, Buford soon found himself drowning in improperly cubed carrots and scalding pasta water. His love of Italian food propelled him on journeys farther afield: to Italy, to discover the secrets of pasta making and, finally, how to properly slaughter a pig. 'Stuffed with insight and humor.' 315p.
  • Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

    By Bill Buford

    Our Price: $7.95
    Kindle Price: $14.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400041206
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: May 2006
    In this sharp, funny, exuberant close-up account of his headlong plunge into the life of a professional cook, acclaimed author Bill Buford ('Among the Thugs') expands on his James Beard Award-winning New Yorker article. Here, he gives readers a richly evocative chronicle of his experience as 'slave' to Mario Batali in the kitchen of Batali's 3-star New York restaurant Babbo. 'A fast-paced, candid narrative.' 336p.
  • The Best American Travel Writing 2010

    By Bill Buford

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547333359
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: October 2010
    Every piece in this volume is informed by the basic “I saw, you didn’t” travel writer’s axiom (or by its sometimes comic variation, “I saw, you didn’t, you should be glad”). This edition hosts twenty-one travel pieces, from the likes of, among others: Rom Bissell, Ian Frazier, Christopher Hitchens, Susan Orlean, George Packer, David Sedaris, Simon Winchester, Contributors’ Notes, Notable Travel Writing of 2009. 323p.
  • The Physiology of Taste, or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

    By Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307269720
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
    • Published: October 2009
    (Everyman's Library). First published in 1825, this culinary classic was written by the gourmand who so famously stated, 'Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are.' Continuously in print since then, the book is a historical, philosophical, and ultimately epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical. Brillat-Savarin lent a shrewd, exuberant, and comically witty voice to culinary matters that still resonate today: the rise of the destination restaurant, diet & weight, digestion, and taste & sensibility. 446p.
  • The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

    By Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307390370
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: October 2011
    This most famous book about food ever written remains our most charming and insightful celebration of the joys of the table. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, this masterpiece is a historical, philosophical, and epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical. Brillat-Savarin shrewdly expounds upon culinary matters that still resonate today, from the rise of the destination restaurant to matters of diet and weight, And in M. F. K, Fisher, whose commentary is both brilliant and amusing, he has a translator and editor with a sensitivity and wit to match his own. 446p.
  • Travels with Myself and Another

    By Martha Gellhorn

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781585420902
    • Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam
    • Published: May 2001
    The noted war correspondent and third wife of Ernest Hemingway describes her adventures, discoveries, rescues, and narrow escapes in such locales as Moscow, Eilat on the Red Sea, and the interior of China during the Sino-Japanese War. Original.
  • Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra

    By Walton Ford

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783822852378
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: September 2009
    Painted with the deft technique of a technical artist, Walton Ford's works vibrate with an intensity of uncanny familiarity; they are both reassuring in style and disturbing in content.
  • Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra

    By Walton Ford

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783836559089
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: June 2015
    Fantastic menagerie: The sinister majesty of Walton Ford's wildlifeAt first glance, Walton Ford’s large-scale, highly-detailed watercolors of animals may recall the prints of 19th century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear, and others of the colonial era. But a closer look reveals a complex and disturbingly anthropomorphic universe, full of symbols, sly jokes, and allusions to the ‘operatic’ nature of traditional natural history themes.The beasts and birds populating this contemporary artist’s life-size paintings arenever mere objects, but dynamic actors in allegorical struggles: a wild turkey crushes a small parrot in its claw; a troupe of monkeys wreak havoc on a formal dinner table, an American buffalo is surrounded by bloodied white wolves. The book’s title derives from The Pancha Tantra, an ancient Indian book of animal tales considered the precursor toAesop’s Fables.This updated edition—featuring the artist’s most recent works—includes an in-depth exploration of Walton Ford’s oeuvre, a complete biography, and excerpts from his textual inspirations: Vietnamese folktales and the letters of Benjamin Franklin, the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini and Audubon’s Ornithological Biography.Text in English, French, and German
  • Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra Artist Edition

    By Bill Buford

    Our Price: $999.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783822843864
    • Publisher: TASCHEN
    • Published: November 2007
    Walton Ford's life-sized watercolors of animals could be mistaken for 19th-century natural science illustrations or British colonial paintings. Except they're not; something strange & sinister is happening in each picture. For this hand-crafted LIMITED - to 1,500 individually numbered and signed copies by the artist - EDITION, Ford's paintings have been color-separated and reproduced in Pan4C. The book includes 12 horizontal & 4 vertical foldouts along with dozens of details. Ford's bestiary takes its name from the Pancha Tantra, a book of ancient Indian folktales. Finely housed in a clamshell box covered in Luxor book cloth. 350p.

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