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Northern Harvest

Twenty Michigan Women in Food and Farming

Emita Brady Hill

Pays tribute to the women behind the local, sustainable, and quality foods of northwestern Michigan.

Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347133
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347140

Belle Isle to 8 Mile

An Insider’s Guide to Detroit, Second Edition

Edited by Andy Linn, Emily Linn, and Rob Linn

The most popular printed guide to Detroit, Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider's Guide to Detroit features nearly 1,500 Detroit attractions, sites, institutions, events, restaurants, bars, shops, and curiosities, from the essential to the obscure.

Published: December 2018
ISBN: 9780578422695

The Faygo Book

Joe Grimm

The story behind Faygo, a Detroit soft drink company since 1907.

Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345856
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345863

Detroit's Eastern Market

A Farmers Market Shopping and Cooking Guide, Third Edition

Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas
Photographs by Bruce Harkness

An updated guide to Detroit’s renowned open-air farmers market, featuring stories and recipes from four generations of families, with new information, photos, and recipes.

Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341599
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341605

Why Grow Here

Essays on Edmonton's Gardening History

Kathryn Chase Merrett

Nine essays explore how gardeners and gardens moulded Edmonton’s social, cultural, and physical landscape.

Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9781772120486

Collecting Culinaria

Cookbooks and domestic manuals mainly from the Linda Miron Distad Collection

Merrill Distad & Caroline Lieffers

Catalogue featuring cookbooks and household guides, as well as manuscript cookbooks, dietetics, and health.

Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953243

Appetites and Anxieties

Food, Film, and the Politics of Representation

Cynthia Baron, Diane Carson, and Mark Bernard

Employs the foodways paradigm to analyze the ideological dimensions of food imagery and food behavior in fiction and documentary films.

Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814334317
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814338056

Coney Detroit

Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm

A lively and thorough history of Detroit’s culinary icon: the coney island hot dog.

Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814335185
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814337189

Learning to Cook in 1898

A Chicago Culinary Memoir

Ellen F. Steinberg
Recipe adaptations by Eleanor Hudera Hanson

Based on the pocket notebook and handwritten recipes of Irma Rosenthal Frankenstein, a young Chicago housewife from the turn of the twentieth century, Learning to Cook in 1898 is a glimpse into American culinary history.

Published: July 2007
ISBN: 9780814333648

Brewed in Detroit

Breweries and Beers Since 1830

Peter H. Blum

Brewed in Detroit describes the history of the brewing industry in the Detroit metropolitan area from its beginning in the 1830s to the present revival by microbrewers and brewpubs.

Published: October 1999
ISBN: 9780814326619