Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 12)

YES, CHEF by Marcus Samuelsson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"Samuelsson strikes a skillful balance between the personal and the professional—recommended for those interested in pursuing a career as a chef or those curious about the secrets behind high-end dining."
A compelling memoir from an acclaimed chef. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A humorous and encouraging book for readers who believe in the importance of family dinnertime."
A guide to getting dinner on the table for couples, new parents and families. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"A journey that will delight the palette and nourish the soul."
A gastronomical memoir of French cuisine that combines historical facts and traditions with today's best dishes. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2012

"A moving story of one man's success in producing healthy food for those who need it the most."
Urban farming with a passion. Read full book review >
BIRDSEYE by Mark Kurlansky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"The author notes that Birdseye knew that curiosity is 'one essential ingredient' in a fulfilling life; it is a quality that grateful readers also discover in each of Kurlansky's books."
Yes, the frozen-food guy really was named Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956), and the story of his adventures is another satisfying dish from the remarkable menu of the author of Cod (1997), Salt (2002) and other treats. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A highly readable, well-researched narrative chronicling America's boring culinary past and the one man who altered its course forever."
Taking on the subject of another giant in the food world, McNamee (Alice Waters and Chez Panisse, 2008, etc.) traces the life of the fascinating and troubled man who transformed America's bleak culinary landscape into the lush food environment of today. Read full book review >
RESTAURANT MAN by Joe Bastianich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Engrossing details of being the front man in a variety of thriving restaurants."
A frank and funny memoir of a successful New York restaurateur. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2012

"The narrative gets a touch repetitive at points, but if you're a foodie with a calculator, this is your book."
Food and economics meet in this entertainment by celebrity economist Cowen (The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2012

"An articulate food book that has an opinion without being preachy and that exudes a joy about food without being oversimplified."
What will be featured on restaurant menus in 2035? Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A perfect guide to bringing home the traditional and unique flavors of Italy."
A delicious journey through central and southern Italy through recipes. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2012

"A definitive work of World War II scholarship."
A comprehensive evaluation of the crucial role of the global food economy in the waging of war. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"A helpful, systematic approach to developing a discriminating palate."
A thorough investigation of the sensation of taste. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >