Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 12)

Released: June 2, 2011

"Deserves a space on the brave new bookshelf of conscious eating."
A compelling call-to-arms on the sins of the commercial food industry combined with a how-to guide on dieting without deprivation. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2011

"A deliciously grand romp for any oenophile."
Geography, history and viticulture lessons abound in this buoyant tale of brotherhood and Bordeaux. Read full book review >

Released: May 31, 2011

"A thorough, inspiring guide on how to restructure the food system for a long and healthy future, for consumers and legislators alike."
A look at how food gets to the dinner table and suggestions for how it can be done better. Read full book review >
Released: May 17, 2011

"Despite a few lulls, an engaging collection that should inspire comfort for the man who cooks while his baby bangs on the pots and pans."
Inspirational, heartwarming tales of fathers in the kitchen. Read full book review >
Released: May 3, 2011

"Take control over technology with this energetic, engaging and uplifting read."
Former CBS and CNN technology correspondent recognizes what is lost in a multitasking, digitally obsessed world and outlines suggestions to help people reclaim their lives. Read full book review >

Released: May 1, 2011

"An exciting, essential volume that delivers on every front."
Based on the premise that newlyweds often don't have a clue how to use their wedding-registry kitchen-ware, this scrumptious debut cookbook tackles the ins and outs of cooking as a couple. Read full book review >
Released: April 5, 2011

"Thoroughly researched, fluid and compelling."
The author of three previous accounts of World War II espionage (The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, 2008, etc.) returns with the story of the Childs and their associates during their turbulent, eventful years with the Office of Strategic Services. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2011

"A five-star read."
Third-season winner of The Next Food Network Star heads to France to rebuild her life and marriage. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2011

"Brimming with easy, nourishing recipes, food tips and personal anecdotes, Crow's recipe book should garner new appreciation from fans, foodies and cancer survivors."
The popular singer joins forces with her personal chef to share nutritious, seasonal dishes. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2011

"Even meat-lovers may find some tempting, healthful substitutions in this worthwhile homage to the diner-dedicated vegan."
A former meat-lover puts a vegan twist on the diner experience. Read full book review >
Released: March 22, 2011

"A slow-motion gastronomical feast and a rare chance for gourmet enthusiasts to witness the creative process behind some of the world's most innovative cuisine."
Granted unprecedented access to the inner workings of perhaps the world's most renowned restaurant, Time magazine Spain correspondent Abend follows 35 apprentices through the rigors of kitchen life and culinary invention under the tutelage of the "most famous chef in the world." Read full book review >
Released: March 8, 2011

"After initially disdaining a career in food as one devoid of 'meaning and purpose,' she finds both here."
In this provocative debut, a renowned chef finds her fulfillment as a writer. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >