Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 7)

HARVEST by Max Watman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2014

"With an essayist's flair for careful description, this is an entertaining, if not eye-opening, look at one man's passion for the pleasures of the table. Recommended as a congenial overview of homespun ideals."
Hudson Valley writer Watman (Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in Moonshine, 2010) charts his adventures in sourcing or producing whole foods in more direct ways, without the polemical emphasis on locavore movements, environmental politics, corporate agriculture or related issues. Read full book review >
MY USUAL TABLE by Colman Andrews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"'My problem, of course, was that I was a decade or so ahead of the times.' That's not the only one."
A stroll down Memory Lane, with stops at the eateries that have shaped him, from food writer Andrews (The Taste of America, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

EARTH ESSENCE by Helmut Norbert Taferner
FOOD & COOKING
Released: March 7, 2014

"A hearty and savory collection, with a few sweet delights thrown in."
A collection of healthy alternatives to traditional comfort food. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Thorough research provides fascinating insight into the sweet business of maple syrup."
An inside look at the maple syrup industry. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >