Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 9)

GROWING A FEAST by Kurt Timmermeister
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 >
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
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
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 >
Released: Dec. 9, 2013

"While not a game-changer, this book repackages familiar diet advice in a friendly, inspiring and practical format."
Cheese, chocolate and wine do have a place in a healthy lifestyle—that's what this debut author and registered dietitian says we can learn from Europe's longest-lived populations. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 7, 2013

"A lively romp into the frenetic life of a significant American chef."
One man's journey from short-order cook to acclaimed chef. Read full book review >
TO THE BONE by Paul Liebrandt
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"For those addicted to following the rise, fall and eventual resurrection of celebrity chefs, Liebrandt's story will be an essential ingredient on their reading menu."
Acclaimed chef Liebrandt and Friedman (Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Bocuse d'Or, the World's Most Prestigious Cooking Competition, 2009) collaborate in a "literary tasting menu," chronicling the chef's bumpy yet supersonic rise in the culinary world and the prestigious chefs who influenced his career. Read full book review >
THE WINE SAVANT by Michael Steinberger
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Educational, entertaining information on navigating the world of wines."
Informative, easily digested how-to guide to enjoying modern wines. Read full book review >
A FORK IN THE ROAD by James Oseland
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Delicious reading for the discerning foodie."
A savory collection of personal narratives about the "fabulous and even miraculous" ways that food revives "the great, exciting promise of life." Read full book review >
Beating Arthritis: Alternative Cooking by Baker Dan
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A colorful, thorough cookbook that introduces a variety of recipes for those suffering from arthritis."
This alternative cookbook offers a variety of foods that aid in the alleviation of arthritis in the form of creative recipes that veer away from the conventional. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"Goodyear's exploration of this engrossing and morally complex topic provides a solid footing for hearty conversations."
Venturing deep into the underground foodie culture, New Yorker contributor Goodyear (The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard: Poems, 2013, etc.) plunges into the world of dedicated individuals who routinely skirt the boundaries imposed by common culinary practices and tastes. Read full book review >
IN MEAT WE TRUST by Maureen Ogle
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An informative and entertaining narrative of the complexities of a massive industry, in which the author lays bare Americans' sense of entitlement and insistence on cheap and abundant meat and questions what that voracious appetite has wrought on our bodies and the environment."
Historian Ogle (Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer, 2006, etc.) explores the historical foundations and inaccuracies surrounding the story of the industry that supplies the beef, chicken and pork to America's carnivorous multitudes. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marie Lu
September 29, 2015

In the second installment of Marie Lu’s Young Elites series, The Rose Society, Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness? “The direction of this trilogy's conclusion is left refreshingly difficult to predict,” our reviewer writes. View video >