Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 50)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"Readers frustrated with the unhealthy, artificial food chain will take heart and inspiration here."
With some assistance from her husband, Steven, and 19-year-old daughter, Camille, Kingsolver (Prodigal Summer, 2000, etc.) elegantly chronicles a year of back-to-the-land living with her family in Appalachia. Read full book review >
JULIA CHILD by Laura Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2007

"Shapiro has, in a brief book, made her subject truly come alive."
Shapiro (Something from the Oven, 2004) offers a vivid biography of the 20th century's leading gourmand. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2007

"A great pleasure for foodies, chronicling an unlikely revolution."
It was hard to get a decent meal in America before 1971. Alice Waters helped change all that. Read full book review >
Healthy Meat and Potatoes by Charles Knight
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2007

"Underserved by its title, this cookbook will be a game-changer for cooks hungry for quick, easy ways to create practical, healthful and inspired fare."
According to cooking-show host Knight and his son, there's no need to give up old favorites in pursuit of healthy eating if cooks use these simple, healthful recipes. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"Culinary and cultural history intertwined: readable, and endlessly interesting."
An epic of non-carnivorous restraint. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Made con amore, a mixture of travelogue, wine primer and cookbook, prepared with skill and served with a dash of measured thought."
After the dismal fall of 2001, Chef Tardi closed his popular New York restaurant, Follonico, to spend some time in the Piedmont, a Barolo wine-growing region between Turin and Genoa. He found it quite congenial. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Well-executed, if small in scope."
An encyclopedic ingredient-by-ingredient guide to what we eat, and why. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"A beer garden of a book that leaves no stein unturned."
From kegs to bottles to cans, the making and selling of beer encapsulates in various ways the larger history of American taste and how business catered to it. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Refreshingly accessible and good-humored entrée into the world of fine wine."
At last, a wine writer who admits flat out she likes the alcohol part about as much as the "nose" and all the other esoteric nuances. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"Delectable: Bon appetit!"
Rossant (Return to Paris, 2003, etc.) concludes her trilogy of memoirs with this mouthwatering reminiscence of marriage and her stellar epicurean career. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"All the stars are here, from breakfast 'til midnight snack, in a page-turning insider's guide with an emphasis on 'dish.'"
The fortunes and foibles of celebrity chefs, "foodie" pundits and marketers who caught the aroma of a trend and took it to the bank. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2006

"Satisfying to information seekers, but disappointing to those in search of a good read."
A detailed history of a group of Protestant German pioneers in the Holy Land. 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 >