Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 2)

RITZ AND ESCOFFIER by Luke Barr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A well-researched, glitzy, and flawed history of conspicuous consumption."
A new perspective on the rise of the leisure class. Read full book review >
MY AMERICAN DREAM by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A warm story of a life buoyed by resilience, determination, love of family, and food."
A famous chef recalls her adventures in cooking. Read full book review >

FEAST by Hannah Howard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2018

"An inspirational memoir of food and finding oneself."
A nonfiction writer and food expert tells the story of her long struggle to overcome a poor body image and unhealthy eating habits. Read full book review >
NAPA AT LAST LIGHT by James Conaway
Released: March 6, 2018

"A strong plea for responsible stewardship of the land."
In the third volume of his trilogy about Napa, California, Conaway (Nose, 2013, etc.) continues his investigation of the consequences of the wine industry on the region's culture and environment. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"An intriguing perspective on a profession that very quickly captivated our attention—a great gift idea for the foodie in the house."
A tasty venture in a culinary wonderland. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"An erudite and entertaining historical biography of a food pioneer with particular interest for gastronomes and agriculture enthusiasts."
The story of an intrepid botanist who exposed America to myriad exotic plants and food crops. Read full book review >
COOK YOUR MARRIAGE HAPPY  by Debra Borden
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"An advice book with just as much wisdom as wit."
In this relationship guide, Borden (Lucky Me, 2007, etc.) introduces "Cooking Therapy"—advice and recipes to help couples work through common marital issues.Read full book review >
THE COOKIE CURE by Susan Stachler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A sweet story of a strong-willed mother-daughter combo team who stood up to cancer and created a thriving business in the process."
A mother-and-daughter team build a cookie business after battling cancer. Read full book review >
BROOKLYN IN LOVE by Amy  Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"For those swept along on the author's culinary high, she has thoughtfully listed the many restaurants in New York, Brooklyn, and Paris mentioned in the text. Many readers, however, will find the overload of information too much."
In her second memoir, creative director and writer Thomas (Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate), 2012) chronicles her new life in Brooklyn. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"An astute, highly informative food exposé that educates without bias, leaving the culinary decision-making to readers."
A gastronomic study of the gradual integration of organic food choices into public consumption. Read full book review >
THE MILK LADY OF BANGALORE by Shoba Narayan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A witty and tender story that endears readers to Indian culture and one of their most sacred symbols, the cow."
A culture writer and cookbook author leaves New York City to reconnect with her roots in this humorous and heartwarming story about cows, Indian culture, and the strength of female friendship. Read full book review >
THE VEGETARIAN DIET PLANNER by Shantha  Kumar
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"This realistic and mostly user-friendly recipe book highlights vegetarian Indian cuisine."
A dietitian with diabetes offers vegetarian menu planning based on nutrients and calorie allowances. 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 >