...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.
Paterniti’s thoughtfully complicated narrative is a brilliant tale, not only of failure, enmity and the joy of contradictions and conflicting interpretations but, also a thoroughly engaging meditation on storytelling...
...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.
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.
...Mr Balzer concludes that, since the 1980s, fewer and fewer people have been cooking their evening meal...Mr Pollan is keen for this trend to be reversed and his book is a hymn to why people should be enticed back into the kitchen.
If you are cooking for a meat-loving person, don't shy away from this book. It is easy enough to turn these vegetarian dishes into a meal that pleases all.
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...
“Dearie” describes just how profoundly Child changed the culinary landscape, but her public persona made her beloved.
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.
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.
Cooking from it is like reading a writer with an enormous vocabulary: challenging at times, but also palpably mind-expanding.
"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.
A highly readable, well-researched narrative chronicling America’s boring culinary past and the one man who altered its course forever.