There are moments that, to me, seem to not just require but demand some jumping and finger-pointing — for an educated, embedded voice to step back a moment from the wash of blood and guts and semen and say, simply, that this, then, is too much.
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.
...Paterniti’s zestful storytelling carries us along on a delightful journey through a village rich with the traditions of food and family.
...both the journey and the cuisine is worth discovering, especially to those fond of culinary travelogues.
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.”
While Binchy’s stories are sketchier than usual, perhaps understandably rushed, her fans will find solace as hearts mend and relationships sort themselves out one last time.
If you are looking to add some new and exciting recipes to your vegetarian repertoir or just wanting to add meatless Mondays to your diet this is the book for you.
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.
Consider the Fork is simply chockfull of revelations that any cooking enthusiast will eat up with a spoon.
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.
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.
For all the attendant publicity, “Sweet Tooth” is not Mr McEwan’s finest book. It has neither the darkness of “The Comfort of Strangers” nor the passion of “Enduring Love”
Leafing through it, I realized that her concept for the book was the same as my revelation in France: Don’t just cook what you know.
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.