Posted in Non-fiction

Ugly Cooking withe Reckless abandon

7055556-0edaf922d303df01b925a44e6fef0a4dUgly Cooking with Reckless Abandon

A collection of recipes (a loose term, more “creative guidelines”) gathered from around the world and developed into ugly messes, most of which can be cooked at home. UglyCakes, in fact, any sort of Ugly Cooking are dishes that taste fantastic but don’t always look that appealing. Bel does not believe that the first bite is with the eye. This book is a celebration of food in all its forms and of cooking food to eat, not to look at.

Posted in Coffee Books

Spilling the Beans

Second Edition


Coffee is important. For some, it is the fuel that gets you through the day. For others, it is a business and a

livelihood. It is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil, its production employs over 25 million people worldwide, and it is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world as well. This book explores the rise of the ‘specialty’ coffee industry, which is driven by the constant pursuit of quality.

The book takes the form of a ‘commodity ethnography’, examining the cultures of coffee that are created throughout and around the production of the little brown beans.


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