Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 8)

JULIA CHILD RULES by Karen Karbo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A lighthearted trek through a food icon's life, studded with satisfying tips for modern living."
Karbo's (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman, 2011, etc.) delightful foray into Julia Child's life blends entertaining facts with Child-inspired lessons for living the good life. Read full book review >
MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH EATING by Ann Mah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"A bighearted, multisensory tour of France."
An American diplomat's wife finds sweet solace in Parisian culture and cuisine. Read full book review >

MASTERING THE ART OF SOVIET COOKING by Anya von Bremzen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"With a wink and a grimace, von Bremzen vividly characterizes the 'Homo sovieticus.'"
Travel + Leisure contributing editor and three-time James Beard Award-winning cookbook author von Bremzen's (The New Spanish Table, 2005, etc.) nostalgia for a prickly Soviet childhood brings memories of food both delectable and biting. Read full book review >
ONE SOUFFLÉ AT A TIME by Anne Willan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A charming, if not revelatory, portrait of a woman determined to bring French cuisine to a wider audience, with emphasis on traditional, accessible recipes that respect the intellectual side of cookery. Recommended for Francophiles and culinary enthusiasts."
British founder of the bilingual La Varenne cooking school in Paris, veteran cookbook author and world traveler Willan traces her experiences through piquant anecdotes, including favorite recipes that mark salient memories and friendships. Read full book review >
THE MUSHROOM HUNTERS by Langdon Cook
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An unfocused backwoods ramble among people who forage for a living."
The author of Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager (2009) finds a rich subculture in mushroom hunters. Read full book review >

WEEDS by Evelyn I.  Funda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"At times slowed by passages brooding over the landscape, this careful, accretive work is worthy for its testing of loyalty in memory's kiln."
An only daughter's eloquent lament for her family's farm, seasoned with dashes of feminism and naturalism. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"An engaging, tradition-rich look at an often overlooked American cuisine—certainly to be of interest to foodies from all walks of life."
Delving deep into the culinary (and social) history of one of America's oldest cuisines: soul food. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A heartening memoir of good food and tough love with a few down-home recipes thrown in."
A memoir of an untrained chef with an English degree who set out to temper bad behavior by serving good food and to change junk-food die-hards into foodies. Read full book review >
BETTING ON FAMINE by Jean Ziegler
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A powerfully written argument for a change of course and priorities."
Ziegler (co-author: The Fight for the Right to Food, 2011, etc.), the former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (2000-2008), points to the principles of the Atlantic Charter and Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms as possible solutions to world hunger, malnutrition and starvation. Read full book review >
SOIL AND SACRAMENT by Fred Bahnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A profound, moving treatise on finding God in gardening."
A soul-searching memoir and travelogue about finding God in the food produced by community agriculture. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Enriched by Paterniti's singular art of storytelling, this is a deeply satisfying voyage across a remarkable landscape into the mysteries and joys of the human heart."
A beguiling, multifaceted narrative larded with delightful culinary, historical, political, psychological and literary layers, set in the kingdom of Castile with a piece of cheese in the starring role. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2013

"An appealing success story and a wide-eyed homage to Burgundy."
A family man recounts the improbable journey that made him a critically acclaimed winemaker in France. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >