Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 12)

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 >
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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 >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Attentive foodies may already know much of the information, but on the whole, McMillan provides an eye-opening account of the route much of American food takes from the field to the restaurant table."
An exposé on the production and consumption of food in America. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"Today's noisy media environment often consists of rigid, uninformed viewpoints passed off as the sole truth. Cerulli provides a welcome antidote to the bluster."
Pondering his stance on hunting and eating meat, a committed vegan delivers an entertaining and erudite meditation on his place in the natural world. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"Snappily if not elegantly written, this well-informed chronicle captures the distinctive nature of winemaking in a country challenged by an unforgiving climate and political and economic instability."
Oenophile journalist Mount debuts with a knowledgeable history of the upscale makeover of Argentine wines. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
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
NON-FICTION
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 >
NON-FICTION
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 >
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 >