Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 12)

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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >