Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 51)

FOOD & COOKING
Released: March 15, 1995

Shore and Townsend, the associate directors of Share Our Strength (a hunger-relief organization that will receive all authors' proceeds), have come up with a more sensible version of the fancy star-chef book by asking 44 of America's finest chefs to create menus that reflect the way they cook for themselves on their nights off. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: March 1, 1995

"Not thorough enough to be a definitive book on the subject, but a good, glossy overview."
Hayes and Leblang follow up their successful Rice (not reviewed) and Beans (not reviewed) with some advice on how to make those ``amber waves of grain'' into something special. Read full book review >

FATHER ORSINI'S PASTA PERFECTA by Joseph Orsini
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

That Orsini (Father Orsini's Italian Kitchen, not reviewed), a retired priest and the self-proclaimed ``pope of pasta,'' hails from Bayonne, N.J., still doesn't explain some of the culinary inaccuracies in this amateur take on Italy's regional cuisines. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"It may be little, but it's not the greatest."
Beans certainly deserve to be appreciated, but this small (five by seven and a quarter inches) volume will turn more people off legumes than it will turn on. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Feb. 22, 1995

"Not so hot. (Author tour)"
Bonanno, a second-generation firefighter with New York City's Ladder Company 129, has worked hard to transform his meat-favoring colleagues into healthier eaters, and here he shares many of his recipes, along with those of other firefighters, collected through an ad in Firehouse magazine. Read full book review >

CUPCAKES by Ceri Hadda
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"As compact and fun as its subject."
Despite a chapter devoted to ``classic'' cupcakes, such as yellow cupcakes with buttercream frosting, this collection of single-serving treats is not for purists. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 15, 1995

"Upscale advertising. (Illustrations, not seen)"
This collection of seasonal menus from restaurants located in New York City's TriBeCa neighborhood has a distinctly '80s feel. Read full book review >
SAVORY STEWS by Jacques Burdick
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Sumptuous antidotes to winter, but you'll crave them year- round. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Burdick adds to his homey oeuvre (French Cooking en Famille, not reviewed) with this collection of warm, filling meals. Read full book review >
ENOLA PRUDHOMME'S LOW-FAT FAVORITES by Enola Prudhomme
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Dec. 20, 1994

"It may be low-fat, but it ain't healthy."
Prudhomme (Enola Prudhomme's Low-Calorie Cajun Cooking, 1991) has flooded this volume with enough processed foods to turn the Louisiana bayou into a chemical bath. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"An intriguing idea ruined by unfortunate oversights."
Kempston, a self-taught cook and former manager of a country hotel, has dissected the eating and cooking processes; he believes that a scientific understanding can free cooks from recipe slavery. Read full book review >
THE ULTIMATE PASTA MACHINE COOKBOOK by Tom Lacalamita
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"Although purists may scoff at these gadgets, this book is comprehensive enough to impress all kinds of noodleheads. (8 pages color photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Homestyle Club alternate selection)"
As he did in The Ultimate Bread Machine Cookbook (not reviewed), Lacalamita takes a newfangled appliance and shows how multifaceted it can be. Read full book review >
SPAGO DESSERTS by Mary Bergin
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A treat that's sure to become a classic. (Author tour)"
A collection of scrumptious sweets that maintains the long- standing tradition of delicious Spago cooking. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >