...like much of what goes before it, it proves hard to sustain her extreme subject. After a while everything tastes the same—just like chicken.
A richly readable and authoritative addition to the literature of wine.
This poignant memoir is an education in the richness of eastern European cuisine, and the story of Soviet communism, through the lens of family experience.
Enriched by Paterniti’s singular art of storytelling, this is a deeply satisfying voyage across a remarkable landscape into the mysteries and joys of the human heart.
It makes you wish that the world's cultures could mingle more freely, making peace by breaking bread. For now, though, this book stands as a tantalizing glimpse of what might be.
Smoke and Pickles delivers a sriracha-splashed path of finding your way in the world through passion, hard work and food that tastes like home.
By the end of this at times unwieldy but provocative book, it’s hard not to buy Pollan’s argument that cooking is “one of the most interesting and worthwhile things we humans do.”
A Week in Winter is unfortunately the last of her books, as she died in 2012. It’s a shame, really, because we could all use more cozy and comfortable now and then.
Did you note the word "simple?" I don't know about you, but that's important to me...I was struck by how special the meals look in spite of the simplicity of the ingredients.
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.
...the argument is clear and persuasive. Changes in food technology change what can be prepared as a meal, thus changing what is habitually eaten...
It’s easy to see why Mr. Spitz fell for the remarkable Julia Child, and he has done her justice in this mammoth, inspiring biography.
Marcus Samuelsson’s “Yes, Chef” comes as a welcome breath of fresh air. Not only is it an old-school culinary memoir, but it’s also one of the best around.
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.
Going deeper than the superficial stock stories ...Abdelnour merges evocative descriptions of place and historical context with meditations on the current state of affairs in Lebanon.
The spy conceit of "Sweet Tooth" proves disappointingly thin. McEwan makes a halfhearted attempt at '70s espionage intrigue...but the drama is much ado about nothing of great interest.
... 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.
"The Good Food Revolution" is inspiring not only because of Allen's own story but because of those of the people around him — his parents and siblings, wife and children.