Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 9)

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 >
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL by Kate Christensen
Released: July 9, 2013

"A Rabelaisian celebration of appetite, complete with savory recipes, that genuinely satisfies."
A novelist's deliciously engrossing exploration of her life through the two major passions that have defined it: food and writing. Read full book review >

Released: July 4, 2013

"Enriched with historical references ranging from Pasteur to de Tocqueville, this is an accessible, if at times exhaustively detailed, work valuable for its reportage of incidents that have remained largely unknown to the average citizen."
A blogger and advocate journalist stacks the deck against the government's over-regulation of food, employing salient stories of individuals "entangled in the enforcement crackdown" amid their efforts to provide nutrient-dense products, including raw milk and fermented foods. Read full book review >
Released: June 25, 2013

"Whether Lison is ruminating on the short lactation cycle of sheep, the origins of rennet, or the grassy, lemony taste of a spring goat cheese, readers will have all their senses engaged."
Her curiosity piqued by the multitude of French cheeses, essayist and self-proclaimed cheesehead Lison chronicles her tasty culinary journey exploring the art and science of French cheese making. Read full book review >
Eat Well and Feel Fabulous by Maria T Resele
Released: June 24, 2013

"Well-seasoned recipes served up with prose that readers need to take with a pinch of salt."
In her debut cookbook, the author offers recipes and tips on preparing international dishes for family meals. Read full book review >

Giuseppe's Recipes by Joseph Colistro
Released: June 21, 2013

"An eclectic mix of recipes that may tempt food lovers to experiment."
Traditional dishes and more exotic fare using grocery store items. Read full book review >
TO EAT by Joe Eck
Released: June 11, 2013

"Full and fragrant, this book will satisfy the appetite of anyone with a taste for simple pleasures."
The encyclopedic work of two masterful gardeners presents an idyllic picture of Vermont country life. Read full book review >
Released: June 11, 2013

"A moving account of how one woman's willpower saved her home and her family."
A woman's journey of survival against many odds. Read full book review >
Released: May 21, 2013

"Brown's wit and extensive research make this a solid book of history, sociology and literature, as well as a great travel guide."
The centuries-long story of the George Inn, which may not have been Shakespeare's local, but proves fascinating nonetheless. Read full book review >
STEAL THE MENU by Raymond Sokolov
Released: May 14, 2013

"Perhaps a bit too acidic for some tastes, but most foodies will find the book refreshingly different."
A knowledgeable look at the transformation of fine dining over the past half-century, viewed through the prism of the author's personal history. Read full book review >
OBSESSED by Mika Brzezinski
Released: May 7, 2013

"A motivational, inspirational addition to the ever-expanding library of total-health guidebooks."
The co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe parlays her lifelong preoccupation with food into re-educating an increasingly corpulent nation about smarter eating practices. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2013

"Really an overblown magazine article, lightly and pleasantly enough written, though without the depth of like-minded projects by Bill Bryson, Jim Harrison and others."
In which an inside-the-Beltway type goes all Euell Gibbons on us—and doesn't starve to death and even finds true love in the bargain. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >