In an image from the first Foxfire book, students in 1969 look on as Hobe Beasley, John Hopper and Hopper's wife suspend a hog for finishing the work of scalding and scraping. Courtesy of The Foxfire Fund, Inc. hide caption

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Salvador Dalí's dinner parties were legendary for their opulence and bizarre fare. In 1973, Dalí immortalized these freakish feasts in the book Les Diners de Gala. Taschen hide caption

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After he was sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm, Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, discovered how hard it was to eat healthy behind bars. His new cookbook tells the story. Teddy Wolff/Infamous Books hide caption

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Helen Gurley Brown in her office at Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1960s .The legendary editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)." Santi Visalli/Getty Images hide caption

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Bibimbap is one of the best-known Korean dishes. According to chef Deuki Hong and writer Matt Rodbard, there really isn't a definitive recipe. "The name translates to 'mixed rice,' and, in practice, rice is the dish's only constant," the authors write in their new cookbook, Koreatown. Courtesy of Clarkson Potter hide caption

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Welcome To 'Koreatown,' A Cookbook To Tempt American Taste Buds

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Llapingacho is one of Marcella Kriebel's favorite recipes from her travels. It is an Ecuadorian cheese-stuffed potato pancake. Juxtaposed is causa, a Peruvian dish of layered potato, shrimp and avocado. Marcella Kriebel hide caption

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Members of the women's suffrage movement prepare to march on New York's Wall Street in 1913, armed with leaflets and slogans demanding the vote for women. Paul Thompson/Getty Images hide caption

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Famous horror film actor Vincent Price also co-wrote a best-selling cookbook in the 1960s with his then-wife, Mary. The original cover of the book, A Treasury Of Great Recipes, is seen at left. It's just been reissued. William Claxton/A Treasury of Great Recipes; Price Family Trust hide caption

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So Good You'll Scream? A Cookbook From Horror Icon Vincent Price

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Jamie Oliver, Up To His Elbows In Mashed Potatoes With 'Comfort Food'

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Roasted pineapple Alan Richardson /Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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A Boozy Parisian Pineapple That Tastes Like The Holidays

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The pillars of Caribbean cuisine, framing the front of a streetside stall. Ellen Silverman/Courtesy of Media Masters Publicity hide caption

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Don't Be A Jerk. There's A Lot More To Island Cooking

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