Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 53)

FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"Too little art, too little science."
This generic cookbook alters old favorites slightly and then tries to pass them off as newfangled. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 24, 1994

"Tea may soothe, but Stoddard will drive you crazy with her self-conscious, precious drivel. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Stoddard (Creating a Beautiful Home, not reviewed) makes some amazing claims about the healing powers of tea in this overwrought little book that focuses less on cooking than on personal memoir, entertaining hints, and egregiously inane aphorisms. Read full book review >

FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

One of the factors keeping vegetarian eating from going completely mainstream is the amount of time required to cook whole foods. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"A good book to wake up with."
Taking his cue from the age-old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Haedrich (Home for the Holidays, not reviewed, etc.) crafts a mostly basic cookbook—with a few unique recipes—in easy-to-follow prose. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 1994

"Others will find it indigestible."
Pedestrian mini-biographies of three women who are household names among members of the Cuisinart set. Read full book review >

FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"A multicultural mess."
Children's book author Medear°s has bitten off more than she can chew in trying to cover Africa and the Caribbean as well as early and modern African-American cooking. Read full book review >
JANE BRODY'S GOOD SEAFOOD BOOK by Jane Brody
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

Health and nutrition writer Brody (Jane Brody's Good Food Gourmet, 1990, etc.) and frequent cookbook coauthor Flaste sticks with her credo of ``low in fat, high in flavor''—this time casting a line for succulent, nutrient-dense, low-calorie seafood. Read full book review >
THE VEGETARIAN TABLE by Julia della Croce
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Nothing new under the sun."
This initial entry in an international vegetarian series disproves the myth that vegetarian cooking is always light and healthy. Read full book review >
CHOCOLATE AND THE ART OF LOW-FAT DESSERTS by Alice Medrich
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A toothsome revolution. (First serial to Food & Wine)"
Medrich's Cocolat (not reviewed) was a lavish collection of heart-stopping (in both senses) desserts. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"There are no more excuses for cooking phobia."
Former Sacramento Bee food editor Corn (Gooey Desserts) wrote a series for noncooks that led to this snazzy book. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Sept. 22, 1994

"Spiritual (not preachy) and sweet (not saccharine)."
Reinhart (Brother Juniper's Bread Book, not reviewed) is back with philosophical musings and recipes from the California restaurant he and his wife began as members of a Christian order. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"The tedious, discontinuous text includes a ridiculous foreword from Henry Kissinger and a wealth of photos, most of which fall in the handout category."
If Candide had written corporate histories, he would have produced the same sort of Panglossian piffle as Dienstag (Whither Thou Goest, 1976) in her sunny-side-up appreciation of H.J. Heinz Co. on the occasion of its 125th anniversary. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >