• Wine in America: Law and Policy (Aspen Elective)

    Richard P. Mendelson deftly explains the federal, state, and local laws that govern wine production, taxation, marketing, distribution, and sales. Wine Law in America: Law and Policy exemplifies and sheds light on Commerce Clause and 21st Amendment issues, as well as matters of public health and social responsibility. Complementing a variety of courses, Wine Law in America: Law and Policy, features: lucid explanations of the federal, state, and local laws governing wine production, taxation, marketing, distribution, and sales discussion of Commerce Clause and 21st Amendment issues case law that addresses interstate trade in wine coverage of intellectual property concerns regarding wine labeling and advertising matters of public health and social responsibility for wine industry members and wine consumers how to establish and operate a wineryincluding grape sourcing, vineyard leases, and licensing and permitting descriptions of key international institutions and agreements that regulate the global wine industry

    • ASIN: 0735599742

  • From Demon to Darling: A Legal History of Wine in America

    Richard Mendelson brings together his expertise as both a Napa Valley lawyer and a winemaker into this accessible overview of American wine law from colonial times to the present. It is a story of fits and starts that provides a fascinating chronicle of the history of wine in the United States told through the lens of the law. From the country's early support for wine as a beverage to the moral and religious fervor that resulted in Prohibition and to the governmental controls that followed Repeal, Mendelson takes us to the present day―and to the emergence of an authentic and significant wine culture. He explains how current laws shape the wine industry in such areas as pricing and taxation, licensing, appellations, health claims and warnings, labeling, and domestic and international commerce. As he explores these and other legal and policy issues, Mendelson lucidly highlights the concerns that have made wine alternatively the demon or the darling of American society―and at the same time illuminates the ways in which lives and livelihoods are affected by the rise and fall of social movements.

    • ASIN: 0520268008

  • Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages

    Part cookbook—with more than 120 enticing recipes—part culinary history, part inquiry into the evolution of an industry, Milk is a one-of-a-kind book that will forever change the way we think about dairy products.Anne Mendelson, author of Stand Facing the Stove, first explores the earliest Old World homes of yogurt and kindred fermented products made primarily from sheep’s and goats’ milk and soured as a natural consequence of climate. Out of this ancient heritage from lands that include Greece, Bosnia, Turkey, Israel, Persia, Afghanistan, and India, she mines a rich source of culinary traditions.Mendelson then takes us on a journey through the lands that traditionally only consumed milk fresh from the cow—what she calls the Northwestern Cow Belt (northern Europe, Great Britain, North America). She shows us how milk reached such prominence in our diet in the nineteenth century that it led to the current practice of overbreeding cows and overprocessing dairy products. Her lucid explanation of the chemical intricacies of milk and the simple home experiments she encourages us to try are a revelation of how pure milk products should really taste.The delightfully wide-ranging recipes that follow are grouped according to the main dairy ingredient: fresh milk and cream, yogurt...

    • Brand: Knopf
    • ASIN: 1400044103

  • Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure

    Thanks to a far-sighted band of creative pioneers, and thanks to a very special community intelligence and spirit, the Napa Valley has transformed itself from a sleepy, inward-looking farm and ranching enclave into one of the most prestigious and exciting wine-growing regions in the world.In Appellation Napa Valley, the renowned wine lawyer and industry authority Richard Mendelson takes us inside the legal and commercial struggles that did so much to make the Napa Valley into what it is today. Along the way, he brings us incisive portraits of the men and women who joined hands in common cause and common spirit, igniting a revolution in American wine and food in the process.Enlivened by exquisite maps and drawings from vineyards and cellars, plus a foreword by the celebrated French Laundry chef Thomas Keller, Appellation Napa Valley is a unique keepsake book to be savored and cherished for many years to come.

    • ASIN: 0984884998

  • Zarela's Veracruz

    With two celebrated restaurants and two highly acclaimed cookbooks to her name, Zarela Martínez is considered one of America’s foremost authorities on Mexican cooking. In this book, the companion to her thirteen-part public television series, Zarela takes us on a tour of the Mexican state of Veracruz, a lush, skinny strip of land bordering the Gulf and home to some of Mexico’s most accessible and inviting dishes. It was here that the Spanish first landed in the sixteenth century, and sustained Spanish influences give the food an easygoing Mediterranean character that is appealing even to people who don’t normally like “Mexican” food. Olive oil, olives, capers, raisins, and almonds are common in simply prepared dinners, while complex blends of difficult-to-find chiles and other spices are largely absent. The state’s 450-mile-long coastline is broken up everywhere by waterways teeming with shellfish. As a result, there is a wealth of little dishes that involve nothing more than some seafood, olive oil, and garlic with a handful of seasonings: wonderful soup-stews, fresh fillets stuffed with seafood mélanges, appetizers such as Shrimp Salad in Avocado Halves and Garlickly Stir-Fried Shrimp, and the state’s most famous dish, red snapper a la veracruzana. At the same ti...

    • Brand: Brand: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • ASIN: 061800713X
    • UPC: 046442007139

  • Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

    The state of Veracruz, a lush strip of land running the length of Mexico's eastern coast, is home to some of the easiest, lightest, and most varied food in Mexico's repertoire. To enjoy dishes like Seafood Salad in Avocado Halves, Garlicky Stir-Fried Shrimp, Orange-Flavored Chicken, and Mushroom Empanadas, you won't need to hunt down obscure chiles or master complicated techniques. Spanish influences — evident in accessible ingredients like olive oil, olives, capers, raisins, and almonds — give the state's cuisine a familiar Mediterranean character. At the same time, Veracruz's Caribbean orientation and powerful Afro-Cuban legacy offer plenty of choices for cooks who want kitchen adventure. In all, Zarela provides more than 150 choices, perfect for festive parties or ordinary suppers. Much more than a cookbook, Zarela's Veracruz is a mesmerizing travelogue and an absorbing portrait of Mexico's most exuberant state.

    • Brand: Brand: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • ASIN: 0618444106
    • UPC: 046442444101

  • Mama Now Cooks Like This: The Best of Susan Mendelson

    Delectable dishes - created with the greatest of ease.For 27 years, Susan Mendelson's recipes have found a favorite place in kitchens across the globe. People from around the world have been e-mailing and calling to locate copies of her fabulous cookbooks. Fans will be thrilled to find this terrific compilation. Mama Now Cooks Like This presents the best of all her cookbooks as well as over 60 new recipes for healthful entertaining using low-fat and high-fiber ingredients.Mendelson's approach to cooking is to have fun and create delicious food with the greatest of ease. She has simplified the steps in her recipes to make them accessible to even the novice cook, with guaranteed spectacular results. She has even included some family holiday favorites.A sampling of the tantalizing recipes:Easy brie and pecans in phylloChicken satays with spicy peanut sauceRoasted tomato and fennel soupHalibut with sweet red pepper sauceFour-cheese quiche with red pepperSpinach and feta kugelFamous lemon cheesecakeChocolate truffle cookies.Susan Mendelson's philosophy is simple: If the recipe is not outstanding, it does not appear in the book.

    • Brand: Brand: Whitecap Books
    • ASIN: 1552855082

  • Chow Chop Suey: Food and the Chinese American Journey (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)

    Chinese food first became popular in America under the shadow of violence against Chinese aliens, a despised racial minority ineligible for United States citizenship. The founding of late-nineteenth-century "chop suey" restaurants that pitched an altered version of Cantonese cuisine to white patrons despite a virulently anti-Chinese climate is one of several pivotal events in Anne Mendelson's thoughtful history of American Chinese food. Chow Chop Suey uses cooking to trace different stages of the Chinese community's footing in the larger white society.Mendelson begins with the arrival of men from the poorest district of Canton Province during the Gold Rush. She describes the formation of American Chinatowns and examines the curious racial dynamic underlying the purposeful invention of hybridized Chinese American food, historically prepared by Cantonese-descended cooks for whites incapable of grasping Chinese culinary principles. Mendelson then follows the eventual abolition of anti-Chinese immigration laws and the many demographic changes that transformed the face of Chinese cooking in America during and after the Cold War. Mendelson concludes with the post-1965 arrival of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and many regions of mainland China. As she shows, they have ...

    • Brand: Columbia University Press
    • ASIN: 0231158602

  • The Official Cookbook of EXPO 86

    "...look for easy-to-prepare gourmet recipes for fish and seafood, particularly salmon, halibut and red snapper; for the latest in pasta, pizza and quiche; for the lightest of salads..."

    • ASIN: 092062085X