"In this inviting-looking cookbook, that emphasizes fresh vegetables, seafood, soups, and includes familiar dishes such as “Plain Omelette” and not-so-familiar dishes such as “Fried Breadfruit Snack.” The recipes are clearly written; however, a cook will need a certain amount of intuitive skill to prepare them. A glossary of terms is needed."
"This earnest cookbook has one purpose: to help older men learn to cook meals that will satisfy their entertaining needs, especially if they’re trying to cultivate a “lasting relationship with a lady.” There are slicker offerings with more recipes, to be sure, but there are none as well-meaning as this."
“Assuring readers that “life is not compromised” for the legally blind cook, Rezendes offers solutions and skills for individuals with functional vision in the kitchen…While recipes are not innovative, they are dyed-in-the-wool, food industry classics covering the gamut of home cooking a la Betty Crocker.”
In this memoir, Joe Famularo…takes readers to the NYC Hell’s Kitchen Italian tenement neighborhood of his youth during the Depression and WWII, providing a delicious portrait of the power of food and love
A cheerful little cookbook with simple recipes for foods that very young children can readily enjoy.
Brief and to the point, this manageably sized collection of recipes serves as an excellent introduction to Italian cooking. Instructions are straightforward and easy to follow for those looking to try their hand at this array of famous dishes.
"While he offers a short bibliography of sources at the back of the book, the author’s ideas lack well-defined details and attributions within the text. In addition, the book is poorly edited and makes glaring errors. In short, this largely unsubstantiated work is less a book than an overlong opinion piece. Readers should treat it as such."
Recommended for any parent looking for a reason to smile and keep on going, along with a few interesting appetizer suggestions for that next venting session.
“While the “DO NOT READ THE LAST CHAPTER” appearing throughout the cookbook creates a running joke warning readers to avoid the indulgent closing dessert recipes, lest they plan to “go to confession after you eat this,” it just might make men read to the end of this affable cookbook.”