Food & Cooking Book Reviews (page 9)

HARVEST by Richard Horan
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 >
MEAT EATER by Steven Rinella
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 >
THE SEED UNDERGROUND by Janisse Ray
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Recommended for experienced gardeners—guerrilla or otherwise—and novices searching for alternatives to processed, corporatized food."
A naturalist's rally for the preservation of heirloom seeds amid the agricultural industry's increasing monoculture. Read full book review >
LOCALLY GROWN by Anna H. Blessing
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 10, 2012

"A feast for foodies of all persuasions."
Deliciously engaging account of a journalist's odyssey through New York City's thriving organic farm culture. 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 >
YES, CHEF by Marcus Samuelsson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"Samuelsson strikes a skillful balance between the personal and the professional—recommended for those interested in pursuing a career as a chef or those curious about the secrets behind high-end dining."
A compelling memoir from an acclaimed chef. Read full book review >
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 >