Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 12)

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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >

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
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 >
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 >
THE FAMILY MEAL by Ferran Adrià
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A gem of a cookbook packed with fantastic recipes and tips from a master—the closest most readers will come to eating with him."
A deliciously dynamic yet approachable cookbook from arguably the world's greatest chef. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though he removes much of the romance from the idea of opening a wine store, Pasanella's clear-eyed memoir is a joy to read from beginning to end."
An absorbing look at establishing and managing a wine shop through many difficulties, including the financial downturn. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"The author's humble approach is inviting and shows why her students were enthusiastic."
A Seattle-based writer turned chef demonstrates how readers can transform their lives with the right recipe. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A spicy mélange of Cuban and Cuban-American cuisine."
Turn your kitchen into an authentic Cuban cocina with these flavorful tropical recipes. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >