A richly readable and authoritative addition to the literature of wine.
...food is not just about nourishment or flavor, but how we live; about the memories we attach to a taste, even memories that turn out to be lies. It is a wonderful book that can take so simple a thing and in it find much that is profound.
...appalled or pleasantly surprised by strange ingredients; and, from yurt to hovel, delighted by the local hospitality. Lin-Liu’s journey is a bold palate-awakening adventure, endearingly rendered.
...Lee gives four recipes for kimchi, including red cabbage–bacon and white pear, as well as bourbon-pickled jalapeños and pickled jasmine peaches. In the end, this is an irresistible collection for any adventurous home cook.
A convincing case is made throughout that buying processed food usually represents false economy or false convenience, and often both.
Vegetarian dishes can be vibrant, exciting, colourful, and fit for guests - and Meatless shows you how!
Once again Garten’s culinary wizardry will inspire, delight, and empower readers to entertain in true Barefoot Contessa style.
This fearless home cook’s humorous anecdotes and delectable photos make for a food blog–gone–book that translates beautifully into any kitchen.
Bee Wilson’s supple, sometimes playful style in “Consider the Fork,” a history of the tools and techniques humans have invented to feed themselves, cleverly disguises her erudition in fields from archaeology and anthropology to food science.
Julia Child was the real deal. And while Dearie may not always live up to the greatness of the woman herself, it certainly reinforces why we loved her so.
His rise is gratifying to read about, partly because he never sounds as if he’s crowing.
With almost every turn of a page, there’s a flash of recognition. “I didn’t know you could eat that!” you find yourself saying.
Uneven, but patient readers will be rewarded with lessons about persistence and the joy of running.
A food-focused travel memoir through the streets of Beirut.
The book is soon overwhelmed by its own narrative ruse, which, revealed in the final pages, is clever but not meaningful.
... each chapter is written about a specific, country-inspired menu you should make at home. Even if you only make one or two recipes from a country's chapter however, it will likely transport you far away.
Many chapters end with a summary of key points or helpful gardening tips, making it a good read for young adults as well. What Allen does with a small plot of land and a lot of determination is nothing short of inspiring.
A highly readable, well-researched narrative chronicling America’s boring culinary past and the one man who altered its course forever.
In this hilarious, touching, if at times self-absorbed memoir, Duane leads us on the wild culinary roller coaster of his food-soaked and recipe-drenched mania...
Overall, McInerney’s encounters with wines are deeply quirky, thus memorable...an oenological exegesis entailing a first kiss and lots of personality.