Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 10)

CALL OF THE MILD by Lily Raff McCaulou
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"A powerful story in which the author shapes a narrative of personal growth into a symbol of modern humanity's alienation from the natural world."
Eloquent debut memoir about a young woman's transformation from a New York City urbanite into a small-town Oregon hunter with a conscience. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A humorous and encouraging book for readers who believe in the importance of family dinnertime."
A guide to getting dinner on the table for couples, new parents and families. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 5, 2012

"Not recommended for readers looking to become more informed about this issue; suitable for those who already align with the authors' viewpoint."
Desrochers (Geography/Univ. of Toronto) and Shimizu formulate counterarguments to claims made by proponents of locavorism. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"A journey that will delight the palette and nourish the soul."
A gastronomical memoir of French cuisine that combines historical facts and traditions with today's best dishes. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"Amusing, compassionate story of love among the pots and pans."
A cooking rookie's memoir of love and food. Read full book review >

SWEET TOOTH by Kate Hopkins
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 22, 2012

"A pleasing chronology of candy through the ages."
The history of confections from a candy enthusiast. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"Though he removes much of the romance from the idea of opening a wine store, Pasanella's clear-eyed memoir is a joy to read from beginning to end."
An absorbing look at establishing and managing a wine shop through many difficulties, including the financial downturn. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 10, 2012

"A moving story of one man's success in producing healthy food for those who need it the most."
Urban farming with a passion. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A flawed memoir, but one that would make a good gift for a father-to-be searching for a sense of self in the midst of life-changing events."
Uneven but intimate look at the intersection of fatherhood and cooking. Read full book review >
BIRDSEYE by Mark Kurlansky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"The author notes that Birdseye knew that curiosity is "one essential ingredient" in a fulfilling life; it is a quality that grateful readers also discover in each of Kurlansky's books."
Yes, the frozen-food guy really was named Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956), and the story of his adventures is another satisfying dish from the remarkable menu of the author of Cod (1997), Salt (2002) and other treats. Read full book review >
THE JUICE by Jay McInerney
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 8, 2012

"Much of the material here sounds like it was more fun to research than to write or read."
Another collection of the acclaimed writer's wine journalism, dominated by short pieces for the Wall Street Journal, some of which seem to have been decanting for too long. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

Taking on the subject of another giant in the food world, McNamee (Alice Waters and Chez Panisse, 2008, etc.) traces the life of the fascinating and troubled man who transformed America's bleak culinary landscape into the lush food environment of today.

In a media world jammed with TV shows featuring celebrity chefs, thousands of cookbooks, food blogs, specialty stores devoted to kitchen tools and ubiquitous online restaurant reviews, it is hard to perceive what passed for cuisine in 1950s America. Read full book review >