Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 12)

Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Engrossing history, vivid contemporary reporting and a cogent call to action, expertly blended in an illuminating text."
Expanding on his New Yorker article exposing fraud in the olive oil industry, Mueller considers the trade's past, present, and future. Read full book review >
FOOD RULES by Michael Pollan
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A pleasure for foodies and a fine gift for anyone who prizes a good meal—but maybe not if that person works for General Mills or in the advertising biz."
What should you eat? How should you eat it? Pollan, doyen of all things food-related, serves up the answers in this jauntily illustrated version of his 2009 book. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 19, 2011

"Showcases a lifetime of remarkable achievements by the ambassador of French cuisine."
The world-famous chef returns with more than 700 handpicked recipes retooled for the vicissitudes of today's kitchen and garnered from more than 60 years of experience. Read full book review >
THE FAMILY MEAL by Ferran Adrià
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A gem of a cookbook packed with fantastic recipes and tips from a master—the closest most readers will come to eating with him."
A deliciously dynamic yet approachable cookbook from arguably the world's greatest chef. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though he removes much of the romance from the idea of opening a wine store, Pasanella's clear-eyed memoir is a joy to read from beginning to end."
An absorbing look at establishing and managing a wine shop through many difficulties, including the financial downturn. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"The author's humble approach is inviting and shows why her students were enthusiastic."
A Seattle-based writer turned chef demonstrates how readers can transform their lives with the right recipe. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A spicy mélange of Cuban and Cuban-American cuisine."
Turn your kitchen into an authentic Cuban cocina with these flavorful tropical recipes. Read full book review >
1493 by Charles C. Mann
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Focusing on ecology and economics, Mann provides a spellbinding account of how an unplanned collision of unfamiliar animals, vegetables, minerals and diseases produced unforeseen wealth, misery, social upheaval and the modern world."
A fascinating chronicle of the "Columbian Exchange," which mixed old and new world elements to form today's integrated global culture, the "homogenocene." Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Excellent recipes for all skill levels."
Vongerichten spices up the kitchen with this colorfully photographed companion piece to the new PBS series in which the author shares her Korean roots and easy-to-prepare culinary delights. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Lovers of pepper will rejoice over this combination cookbook and history lesson."
A complete guide to this complex, mysterious and often overlooked kitchen staple. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Painstakingly researched and detailed blueprint for building a better school lunchroom today."
Two Angry Moms filmmaker Kalafa arms health-conscious parents with the know-how to take back their school cafeterias. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >