53 The Legendary Illinois Cookbook: Historic and Culinary Lore from the Prairie State. Agnes M. Feeney & John L. Leckel. The Legendary Illinois Cookbook is an affectionate journey through Illinois that offers a panoramic view of the state and its favorite foods. Over 600 recipes that will please any member of the family. Along with the broad selection of delicious foods, the authors have included fascinating historical background for each of the six geographical sections and have also scattered interesting town tidbits among the recipes. Size: 7" x 9" • 352 pp. • ISBN: 0-89865-199-9 • soft cover • $9.95 Cooking in Alaska, the Land of the Midnight Sun. Pat Babcock & Diane Shaw. A definitive cook- book of Alaskan foods has over 400 recipes that are beautifully offered along with native folklore, photography, and exquisite illustrations of the Alaskan people and their land. Size: 6" x 9" • 380 pp. • ISBN: 0-89865-628-1 soft cover • $14.95 SPIRITS Trappist Beer Travels: Inside the Breweries of the Monasteries. Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood & Jessica Deahl. This combination beer journal, history book, and travelogue grants readers rare access inside monasteries for an in-depth look at the breweries of Trappist monks. Join three American beer writers as they travel the globe, and come to appreciate each abbey with a reverence informed by the brewery directors and monks. Size: 7" x 10" • 239 color images • 208 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-5294-2 • hard cover • $24.99 Let's Get Monster Smashed: Horror Movie Drinks for a Killer Time. Jon Chaiet & Marc Chai- et. Horror movie inspired party drinks all wrapped up in an awesome '80s VHS package complete with viewing recommendations, this is the ultimate tome for a terrifyingly terrific party. Shots, gelatin creations, punches, non-alcoholic recipes, and a few special FX all keep readers and their guests interested and coming back for more. Size: 6" x 9" • 152 color photographs/artwork • 144 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-5370-3 • hard cover • $19.99 Coulter & Payne Farm Distillery’s 101 Uses for Moonshine. Chris Burnette & Elise Coulter Burnette, Foreword by Donald Snyder. Savor this tongue-in-cheek but practical glimpse into the world of moonshine, from its history and American heritage to its uses today. These 101 ways to interact with moonshine range from practical housekeeping hints (glass cleaner, anyone?) to medicinal uses, recipes, and more. Photos offer a glimpse into daily life at a craft distillery. Size: 6" x 9" • 65 color photos • 88 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-5117-4 • hard cover • $19.99 The Umami Factor: Full-Spectrum Fermentation for the 21st Century. Robert Rivelle George. You’re about to be introduced to the umami factor: the secret to sensational custom-made beverages, including spirits, wine, beer, soft drinks, and more. More than 75 recipes, sharp insight, and handy tips help both amateur and professional fermentation chefs conquer the next frontier in beverage science. Size: 7" x 10" • 242 color photos • 272 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-4876-1 • hard cover • $39.99 Distilling Fruit Brandy. Josef Pischl. This com- prehensive, technical guide offers the distiller pretty much everything there is to know about distilling fruit brandies. Raw materials, fermentation, mashing, alcohol determination, clarifying and filtering, and storage are all presented in great detail through text, diagrams, and photos. Size: 7" x 10" • 145 color & b/w images • 176 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3926-4 • hard cover • $34.99 How to Brew Honey Wine. Karl Stückler. With home-brewing and smaller distilleries more popular than ever, this book offers valuable DIY assistance to the hobbyist and the professional alike. The first part of the book discusses mead and how to make it. Also included is a more in-depth, scientific analysis about fermentation, fining, and stabilization, as well as legal requirements, bottling, and a collection of recipes. Size: 6" x 9" • 104 color images & diagrams • 120 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-4457-2 • hard cover • $24.99 Beer Brewing for Everyone. Michael Hlatky. This extensive reference book is your technical guide to easy home brewery and covers every single aspect of the process in great detail. From establishing your workspace to assembling your raw materials to step- by-step coverage of the brewing process, Beer Brewing for Everyone is an essential ingredient in your home brewing operation. Size: 7" x 10" • 179 color photos & diagrams • 184 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-4499-2 • soft cover • $24.99 FOOD HISTORY The Culinary Lives of John & Abigail Adams: A Cookbook. Rosana Y. Wan. John and Abigail Adams enjoyed hearty, diverse cuisine in their native Massachusetts, as well as in New York, Philadelphia, and Europe. They feasted on cod, roast turkey, mince pie, and plum pudding. These recipes, as well as dishes settlers brought from the Old World, such as roast duck, Strawberry Fool, and Whipt Syllabub, are included in this historical cookbook. Size: 7" x 10" • 40 images • 224 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-4669-9 • soft cover • $29.99 Folklore and Food: Folktales that center on family, food, and down-home cooking. Theresa Bane and Cynthia Moore Brown. History is steeped in wonderful and strange folklore. Storyteller, Cynthia Moore Brown tells 17 old-timey favorites, each one including a special home-style recipe connected to the story that is beautifully put to paper by mythologist, Theresa Bane. So bake a batch of biscuits or brew some Southern Brunswick Stew as you curl up to some mighty exciting stories heard for generations! Size: 6" x 9" • 37 b/w images • Index • 192 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-4220-2 • soft cover • $19.99 Tea Art: A Modern Look at Vintage Tea Graphics. Gregory Suriano. Historical survey of strong images about tea and a modern guide to collecting tea graphics. Over 160 rare images organized as postcards, prints, posters, sheet music, book illustrations, periodical advertise- ments, and more. Survey of tea history with emphasis on its marketing and advertising. Current prices and advice for collectors. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 169 color photos Price Guide • 112 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-2811-4 • soft cover • $24.99 Tea & Taste: The Visual Language of Tea. Tania M. Buckrell Pos. Never before has there been a book focusing on the theme of tea as it relates to both the fine and decorative arts. Through over 330 beautiful color images and a fascinating and informative text, explore the history of tea and its impact on the development of porcelain, furniture, silver, and the other decorative arts. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 330+ color photos • 192 pp. ISBN: 0-7643-1959-0 • hard cover • $35.00 Coffee and Coffee Houses. Ulla Heise. A comprehensive history of the growth of the coffee industry and the coffee house. This vast- ly informative, compellingly interesting, and beautifully illustrated work is a complement to everyone’s personal library. Size: 9 5/8" x 10 3/4" • 107 b/w photos, 9 drawings, 54 color photos • 246 pp. ISBN: 0-88740-101-5 • hard cover • $35.00 Herbs and Spices of the World. Hermie Kranzdorf. The story of herbs and spices and their use for medicinal and culinary purposes. Learn to grow, store, and use them in many fragrant and delicious recipes. Size: 9" x 12" • 205 pp. ISBN: 0-916838-84-6 • hard cover • $45.00 FOOD ART & PRESENTATION Creative Ideas for Garnishing & Deco- rating. Elisabeth Bangert. Step up your plat- ing and decorating techniques with this ideal cookbook for those who regularly entertain. A wide spectrum of ingredients and products, including fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, chocolate, and marzipan demonstrate just how creative you can be. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 339 color photos • 80 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3645-4 • hard cover • $19.99 Food Art: Garnishing Made Easy. John Gargone. Takes readers step-by-step through the process of creating garnishes that are stunning works of edible art. Straight-forward, systematic instructions create salad border garnishes, salad and table centerpieces, fruit displays ranging from bird cages to watermelon wedding vases, melon sculpture displays. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 371 color photos • 96 pp. ISBN: 0-7643-1960-4 • soft cover • $19.95 Food Presentation: Tips & Inspiration. Michelle Valigursky. Food that looks beautiful does taste better! Learn hundreds of tips and tricks that restaurant chefs rely on to wow their guests. Basic techniques and ordinary household items will become your tools in adding drama, interest, and impact to your food presentation. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 234 color photos • 128 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3481-8 • soft cover • $24.99 TheArtofFoodSculpture. YuciTan.Exploresdifferent carving techniques and offers a broad range of projects simpleenoughforanyonetoaccomplish,beautifulenough toastonishanyguest.Experienced foodsculptorswillfind this book a gold mine of ideas, packed with images and stenciltemplates forcreatingamazingcenterpieces,plate and platter garnishes. And here, finally, is the solution to that annual conundrum – what to do with the garden’s overabundance of zucchini. Explore the possibilities! Size: 6" x 9" • 287 color photos/160 drawings • 192 pp. ISBN: 0-7643-1454-8 • soft cover • $19.95 Edible Art: Tricks & Tools for Master Cen- terpieces. Narahenapitage S.P. De Costa. Simple techniques and tools make it possible to create absolutely stunning centerpieces that will be the talk of the party. Butterflies and rosebuds fromcolorfulbeets,carrots,andradishesareeasily crafted.Elaboratemelon lanternsandflower"filled vases with step-by-step in pictures. Twenty-five splendid projects. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 305 photos • 128 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-2513-7 • soft cover • $19.99 Table Decoration: with Fruits and Veg- etables. Angkana and Alex Neumayer. Learn to create remarkable decorations for the table and garnishes for glasses and plates. Many tips, 440 color photos, and practical, step-by-step directions guide you through works of art that are easy to produce. Carve a flower, shape a fish, a bell, the sun, and the moon. You will be adding light touches to your meals from here forward. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 440 color photos • 128 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3510-5 • hard cover • $24.99 REGIONAL COOKBOOKS • SPIRITS • FOOD HISTORY • FOOD ART & PRESENTATION