Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 12)

FARM CITY by Novella Carpenter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2009

"A fascinating, vividly written story about city and community that will change perceptions about the local farmers market."
Urban eccentricity meets rural thrift and tradition in a charming debut memoir about the author's farm in downtown Oakland. Read full book review >
COOP by Michael Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2009

"Dryly humorous, mildly neurotic and just plain soulful—a book that might even make you want to buy a few chickens."
The author takes up farming and gathers memories after moving to a Wisconsin homestead with his wife and daughter. Read full book review >

FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Histories of ideas are rarely page-turners, but Werth has done the trick."
A rich, entertaining slab of Victorian American history, focused on the debate over evolution. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 10, 2007

"Superior literary journalism."
Enterprising Philadelphia Magazine contributor Issenberg pursues the blue-fin tuna around the world—from sea to ship to freezer to airplane to restaurant to plate to palate—and returns with a superb fish story. Read full book review >
JULIA CHILD by Laura Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2007

"Shapiro has, in a brief book, made her subject truly come alive."
Shapiro (Something from the Oven, 2004) offers a vivid biography of the 20th century's leading gourmand. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2007

"A great pleasure for foodies, chronicling an unlikely revolution."
It was hard to get a decent meal in America before 1971. Alice Waters helped change all that. Read full book review >
Healthy Meat and Potatoes by Charles Knight
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Feb. 28, 2007

"Underserved by its title, this cookbook will be a game-changer for cooks hungry for quick, easy ways to create practical, healthful and inspired fare."
According to cooking-show host Knight and his son, there's no need to give up old favorites in pursuit of healthy eating if cooks use these simple, healthful recipes. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"Delectable: Bon appetit!"
Rossant (Return to Paris, 2003, etc.) concludes her trilogy of memoirs with this mouthwatering reminiscence of marriage and her stellar epicurean career. Read full book review >
THE REACH OF A CHEF by Michael Ruhlman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2006

"True tales of the kitchen à la Anthony Bourdain: a pleasure for foodies, and an education of the palate and pocketbook."
A Plimptonesque writer finds further adventures, and misadventures, over an open range. Read full book review >
INSATIABLE by Gael Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2006

"Name-dropping with relish."
An outrageously fun memoir from novelist and longtime New York magazine dining critic Greene that reads more like Who-I-Slept-With rather than What-I-Ate. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: April 11, 2006

"Revelations about how the way we eat affects the world we live in, presented with wit and elegance."
The dilemma—what to have for dinner when you are a creature with an open-ended appetite—leads Pollan (Journalism/Berkeley; The Botany of Desire, 2001, etc.) to a fascinating examination of the myriad connections along the principal food chains that lead from earth to dinner table. Read full book review >
MY LIFE IN FRANCE by Julia Child
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2006

"Charming, idiosyncratic and much fun—just like its author, who is very much alive in these pages. A blessing for lovers of France, food and fine writing."
"Ooh, those lovely roasted, buttery French chickens, they were so good and chickeny!" Anyone who remembers the iconic, deceased Julia Child (1912-2004)—or perhaps Dan Aykroyd's affectionate imitation of her—will recognize the singular voice. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >