...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.
But Anya von Bremzen is a better writer than most of the genre’s practitioners, as this delectable book, which tells the story of postrevolutionary Russia through the prism of one family’s meals, amply demonstrates.
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.
...both the journey and the cuisine is worth discovering, especially to those fond of culinary travelogues.
...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.
Anyone who...has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis...will be as startled as I was to read these pages. Pollan's prophetic track record makes it possible that you will be hearing a lot more about this soon.
I immediately appreciated the organization of recipes...If you're interested in taking your home cooking in a more meatless direction, then this cookbook offers an enticing selection of recipe choices.
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.
Clearly-written and methodically researched, Consider the Fork fills a real void in culinary literature.
Interweaving anecdotes, family history, and historical events, he tells the tale of Child’s remarkable life... to her rise to prominence as a television personality and everything in between.
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.
McEwan hasn’t lost his gift for ending on a high note, but unlike in Atonement, the ordinary details aren’t imbued with enough convincing drama to earn such a breathtaking finish.
It's miles from the dreaded "international" cookbooks of yore.
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.
...Claiborne’s precise, prissy voice, which McNamee accurately calls “genial, magisterial, casually knowing and sort of funny-peculiar.”