Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 4)

FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"A new, colorful angle on eating food from the earth."
In this spiritually minded cookbook, Dennis and food writer Lyons (The New EBONY Cookbook, 1999)argue that the colors of the foods we eat can balance our moods, improve our deficiencies and enhance our overall well-being. Read full book review >
GRILLING REINVENTED by Pete W. Rose
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Good eats from a grilling expert."
A grilling guide from a man who has your interests—food that is delicious, nutritious and safe—at heart. Read full book review >

365 Happy Hours by Tamara Whitacre
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"Cheers to this bevy of spirited recipes brimming with history, which will keep cocktail fans cheerfully buzzed all year long."
A creative recipe collection featuring 365 days' worth of history-themed cocktails. Read full book review >
BEYOND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET by Layne Lieberman
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Dec. 9, 2013

"While not a game-changer, this book repackages familiar diet advice in a friendly, inspiring and practical format."
Cheese, chocolate and wine do have a place in a healthy lifestyle—that's what this debut author and registered dietitian says we can learn from Europe's longest-lived populations. Read full book review >
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY by Norman Van Aken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2013

"A lively romp into the frenetic life of a significant American chef."
One man's journey from short-order cook to acclaimed chef. Read full book review >

THE WINE SAVANT by Michael Steinberger
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Educational, entertaining information on navigating the world of wines."
Informative, easily digested how-to guide to enjoying modern wines. Read full book review >
A FORK IN THE ROAD by James Oseland
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Delicious reading for the discerning foodie."
A savory collection of personal narratives about the "fabulous and even miraculous" ways that food revives "the great, exciting promise of life." Read full book review >
Beating Arthritis: Alternative Cooking by Baker Dan
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A colorful, thorough cookbook that introduces a variety of recipes for those suffering from arthritis."
This alternative cookbook offers a variety of foods that aid in the alleviation of arthritis in the form of creative recipes that veer away from the conventional. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"Goodyear's exploration of this engrossing and morally complex topic provides a solid footing for hearty conversations."
Venturing deep into the underground foodie culture, New Yorker contributor Goodyear (The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard: Poems, 2013, etc.) plunges into the world of dedicated individuals who routinely skirt the boundaries imposed by common culinary practices and tastes. Read full book review >
IN MEAT WE TRUST by Maureen Ogle
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An informative and entertaining narrative of the complexities of a massive industry, in which the author lays bare Americans' sense of entitlement and insistence on cheap and abundant meat and questions what that voracious appetite has wrought on our bodies and the environment."
Historian Ogle (Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer, 2006, etc.) explores the historical foundations and inaccuracies surrounding the story of the industry that supplies the beef, chicken and pork to America's carnivorous multitudes. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A gentle education in the fine art of wine and a treat through and through for the bibulous biblio/Francophile."
Wine entrepreneur Lynch (Inspiring Thirst: Vintage Selections from the Kermit Lynch Wine Brochure, 2004) updates his 1988 original, winner of the Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year Award. Read full book review >
L.A. SON by Roy Choi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A bold account of how a professionally trained chef found his calling in the return to simpler, homestyle cooking that bridges cultures and appeals to everyday customers."
Street-wise, honest in its admission of trials and punctuated with vernacular swagger, Choi's debut pays tribute to family and his enduring fascination with the melting pot of Los Angeles. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >