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The globalization of inequality
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The globalization of inequality

In this relatively slim volume, professor emeritus Francois Bourguignon explains reasons of income and living standard inequality in the world with emphasis on developed, developing, and agrarian societies. The contents are based on accurate and reliable data of the World Bank where he was senior vice president. Taxation, he claims, […]

The Ontario craft beer guide
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The Ontario craft beer guide

The Ontario Beer Guide is a book for province’s beer aficionados written by two knowledgeable enthusiasts. Both   travelled Ontario, tasted hundreds of beers scouting out the best and worst beers, brewpubs and microbreweries- all 250 of them. During the creation of this valuable oeuvre they explored the history and evolution […]

Real food/fake food
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Real food/fake food

Real Food/Fake Food is an invaluable book for every North American. It explains in minute detail how millions are being taken advantage of due to their ignorance of food and beverage quality, taste, texture, their provenance and possibilities of passing on fraudulent food. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and USDA […]

The complete wild game cookbook
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The complete wild game cookbook

The complete wild game cookbook Jean-Paul Grappe Robert Rose Incorporated, Toronto 384 pages, $ 39.95 The author Jean-Paul Grappe, a chef and restaurateur, created an informative, excellent, and invaluable book about game and game cooking. In Canada cooks must use “farmed game”, except for First Nations who are allowed to […]

Gastronomy
Food Travel

Gastronomy and gastronomic tourism

Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, art of cooking, food presentation, and service. Gastronomic food is generally rich, or delicate, but always presented appetizingly, and in the style of a particular region or a chef. The word gastronomy is derived from ancient Greek gaster (stomach) […]