Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 6)

THE MEAT RACKET by Christopher Leonard
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An authoritative look at a ruthlessly efficient system."
An engrossing report on the industrialized American meat business. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A lively, informative look at the transformative potential of a mission-driven niche industry."
Marketer, management scholar and journalist Dobrow chronicles how natural and organic foods were transformed from the pursuit of a few idealists to a thriving, multibillion-dollar industry. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Regardless of readers' culinary proclivities, Martin's lively book poses timely questions while offering tasty solutions."
Digging into the latest culinary trend, "entomophagist," or bug-eating expert, Martin expounds upon the "ecological, nutritional, economic, global and culinary" benefits of consuming insects. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"A look at traditional Chinese medicine's ability to protect against food allergies that could generate considerable buzz in the medical community."
This detailed scientific analysis puts traditional Chinese medicine forward as a strong contender for treating food allergies. Read full book review >
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 >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Marshall's clear, direct book ably captures the frustrations of trying to find the healthiest path and inspiring kids to do the same."
Teaching kids "to learn the simple pleasures of the table and to appreciate the taste of real food." 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 >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An entertaining and informative memoir/self-help guide to living well on locally grown food."
One woman's experiment to eat only local foods. Read full book review >
GROWING A FEAST by Kurt Timmermeister
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 6, 2014

"A treat for anyone craving a point-by-point narration of how living off the land plays out for this former urban restaurateur-turned-cheese maker/farmer."
Creating a feast for friends from the bounty of your farm takes a variety of skills and plenty of dedication. In his second memoir, chef and author Timmermeister (Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land, 2012) chronicles the long journey of a farm-to-table meal. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"If Cohen's book can get more obese people onboard that aforementioned bus, perhaps the conversation can finally move forward."
What can be done about "the public health crisis of our time"? Read full book review >
It's About God and Business by Garold Wilson
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Dec. 19, 2013

"An antic, often very amusing social satire that occasionally loses its way."
A witty, comic novel in which God encounters plenty of very human problems. 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 >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >