Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 9)

FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Rarely has a book with so much information been such an entertaining read."
From British food writer Wilson (Sandwich: A Global History, 2010, etc.), a savory survey of kitchen implements and their impact. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Not a feel-good book, but a stat-packed call to salads."
In his debut, Oppenlander derides our animal-based diets and encourages awareness of food choices as they affect our lives and the planet. Read full book review >

FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This could have been a fine book if the author's writing matched his energy."
From July to October 2011, Horan (Seeds, 2011, etc.) traveled to 10 owner-operated farms to take part in the harvesting of their crops; this is his flawed but enthusiastic and highly detailed report of that experience. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A slim but tasty addition to the long list of Jefferson's accomplishments."
Craughwell (30 Days with the Irish Mystics, 2012, etc.) chronicles Jefferson's obsession with all things agricultural. Read full book review >
MY BERLIN KITCHEN by Luisa Weiss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"Half-baked and unappetizing."
In her debut, The Wednesday Chef blogger recounts her life in and out of the kitchen. Read full book review >

THE ART OF THE RESTAURATEUR by Nicholas Lander
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"The line-drawn illustrations complement the prose in a book that will help diners appreciate the whole restaurant experience."
An incisively written and elegantly designed volume that presents a corrective, or at least a counterargument, to the ascent of the celebrity chef. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"An insider's look at hunting that devotees and nonparticipants alike should find fascinating."
TV host and outdoorsman Rinella (American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, 2008, etc.) contemplates the hunter's place in modern society while reliving his favorite hunting trips. Read full book review >
DEARIE by Bob Spitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"An engrossing biography of a woman worthy of iconic status."
Published to coincide with what would have been her 100th birthday, this biography of the iconic Julia Child (1912-2004) does full justice to its complex subject. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

A naturalist's rally for the preservation of heirloom seeds amid the agricultural industry's increasing monoculture.

Ray (Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River, 2011, etc.) unabashedly proclaims that seeds are "miracles in tiny packages." Read full book review >

FOOD & COOKING
Released: July 10, 2012

"An inspirational glimpse into one vibrant area of the local food movement."
An introduction to the growing local food movement in Chicago restaurants and the farmers who supply them. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: July 1, 2012

"Although McCaffrey's claims to be breaking new ground are exaggerated, sample menus, recipes and tips on how to avoid processed foods make this a helpful lifestyle guide."
A whole-food advocate shares her transformative experience when she realized that the obesity she struggled to control was caused by processed foods. Read full book review >