I celebrated the conclusion of my most recent research paper by watching The Booksellers (2020), a documentary featuring sellers of rare books primarily based in New York. Ironically, the seller who has the least airtime is most memorable. Elizabeth (Lizzy) Young appears on screen in a crisp, white button-up. The owner of a rare bookshop in Newport, RI, Lizzy, like myself, is interested in the history and culture of food and drink. Her business’s logo comprises a sketch of a whisk and a cocktail glass above an opened book. Cooking, cocktails, & culture, her slogan reads. A woman doesn’t need much more than that in life.
Chicote, Pedro. El Bar Americano en España (1927).
M. F. K Fisher. With Bold Knife And Fork (1969).
Julia Child. The French Chef Cookbook (1968).
Kara Newman. Nightcap; More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening (2018).
Jessie Sheehan. The Vintage Baker; More Than 50 Recipes from Butterscotch Pecan Curls to Sour Cream Jumbles (2018).
Henry McNulty. Drinking In Vogue (1979).
Neil I. Rosenthal. Reflections of a Wine Merchant; On a lifetime in the vineyards and cellars of France and Italy (2009).
M. F. K Fisher. Map of Another Town; A Memoir of Provence (1964).
Jancis Robinson. How to Taste; A Guide to Enjoying Wine (2008).