Search - List of Books by Anne Mendelson

Anne Mendelson left her studies of the medieval world for the world of food, beginning her culinary career as a cook book reviewer for Bon Appétit. She later became a staff editor at Cuisine, and from there began freelancing, specializing in culinary writing. She has participated in translating cookbooks from German to English, served as an editorial consultant for cookbook authors, and became deeply involved in the field of culinary history. Her expertise was called upon in 2004, when she was asked to contribute to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America.

Now regarded as one of the country’s most knowledgeable food historians, Ms. Mendelson helped to found the Culinary Historians of New York. In 2007, she was awarded the highly esteemed Sophie Coe Prize in Food History at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. Her essay was published in Gastropolis, a collection of New York food-related essays, published by Columbia University Press in fall 2008.

In addition to this essay, Ms. Mendelson has also written a number of cookbooks. Together with Zerela Martinez, chef and restaurateur, she has collaborated three such books: Food From My Heart (Macmillan 1992), The Food and Life of Oaxaca (Macmillan 1997), and Zarela’s Veracruz (Houghton Mifflin, 2001). Stand Facing the Stove, of which she is the sole author, was first published in 1997 by Henry Holt and told the story of Irma Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, the women who responsible for writing The Joy of Cooking. The book was well-received, heralded as “probably the most important book on American food published this year” by Russ Parsons of the Los Angeles Times. Her newest work, Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages is due out in from Knopf in fall 2008. When she’s not writing books, Ms. Mendelson can be found as at Gourmet, serving as a contributing editor, and is often called upon as a cookbook reviewer for the New York Times Dining section.

Anne Mendelson lives in Hudson County, New Jersey with her cat, and believes that the medley of ethnic cooking in her neighborhood, combined with memories from her childhood in rural Pennsylvania, provided the inspiration for her latest book.
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Total Books: 6
Chow Chop Suey Food and the Chinese American Journey
2016 - Chow Chop Suey Food and the Chinese American Journey [Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780231158602
ISBN-10: 0231158602
Genres: Business & Money, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, History, Science & Math, Politics & Social Sciences
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Milk The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages
2008 - Milk the Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781400044108
ISBN-10: 1400044103
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Zarela's Veracruz  Mexico's Simplest Cuisine
2004 - Zarela's Veracruz Mexico's Simplest Cuisine (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780618444106
ISBN-10: 0618444106
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Stand Facing the Stove The Story of the Women Who Gave America The Joy of Cooking
Zarela's Veracruz
2001 - Zarela's Veracruz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780618007134
ISBN-10: 061800713X
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Stand Facing the Stove The Story of the Women Who Gave America the Joy of Cooking