Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 12)

CURRENT AFFAIRS
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 >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: July 12, 2011

"Eating well is subject to interpretation and shifting values, but Gartenstein provides a thorough treatment of its history."
Cookbook author Gartenstein (The Accidental Vegan, 2009, etc.) serves as guide on an entertaining and informative culinary romp through the ages. Read full book review >

FOOD & COOKING
Released: July 5, 2011

"Brings a depth of historical and linguistic relevance to the table."
Lipkowitz (English/MIT) cuts through the flesh to expose the culinary history of five foods and how the five senses assisted their evolution in the English language. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: July 1, 2011

"Haute cuisine from Isle au Haut."
Tiny Isle au Haut—winter population 60—off the coast of Maine makes a big splash when a stellar mother-daughter cooking duo team up to bring readers blue-ribbon formulas for great summer eating. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: June 28, 2011

"Transforms a much-maligned annoyance into a topic worthy of fascination."
British nature writer and popular BBC personality Mabey (Unofficial Countryside, 2010, etc.) cultivates an intriguing mix of natural history, botany and anecdotes from the frontlines of his own weed-infested garden. Read full book review >

FOOD & COOKING
Released: June 14, 2011

"Discover a new culinary tradition that evokes a fascinating time and place."
Sensual recipes designed to inspire a passion for Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: June 7, 2011

"An innovative guide that tickles the taste buds and proves that you don't have to travel abroad to experience international gastronomy."
A culinary journey around the world in 288 pages. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
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 >
FOOD & COOKING
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 >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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 >
FOOD & COOKING
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 >
FOOD & COOKING
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >