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This book explores the history of food in flight from hydrogen balloons to the space station: what was served, how and why; the problems with heating, cooling, and serving technology; logistics; overcoming cultural barriers; and the effect of altitude on our senses of taste and smell. The…read more

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Featuring gardening tips, recipes, and beautiful full-color pencil drawings of each vegetable, this book for farm-to-fork aficionados and gardeners with an esoteric bent explores the secret history of 48 well known and rare vegetables, examining their symbolism, astrological connections, healing…read more

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Food at Sea: Shipboard Cuisine from Ancient to Modern Times explores in colorful detail the culinary traditions of seafarers from the Stone Age to cruise ships and submarines. Along the way, Simon Spalding reveals the food traditions of early explorers, sailing navies, immigrant and slave ships,…read more

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In roughly one hundred years - from the 1870s to the 1970s - dining on trains began, soared to great heights, and then fell to earth. The founders of the first railroad companies cared more about hauling freight than feeding passengers. The only food available on trains in the mid-nineteenth…read more

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Explore the Italian enclaves in different parts of the six states and the evolution of Italian heritage cuisine. What part of Italy did the immigrants come from? How did they adapt recipes and use new ingredients? How did those recipes evolve over the years? Included are profiles of the people,…read more