Goodyear is a witty writer with a sly humor that makes her a genial guide to such a strange and diverse counterculture, and her playful sense of irony lets us know that even though she is eating a dessert made of the fallopian tubes of frogs, she's in on the joke, she knows it's gross, but she's a foodie and can't resist having a taste.
The book is filled with surprising facts about the drink.
While the later chapters may lack some of the intense magic of the childhood described in the book's early pages, one is compelled to read to the end, if only for that definitive recipe for "Russian" salad.
"The Telling Room" is a must-read for all who think of Spain as magical, who consider cheese as the ultimate gift of love, who love stories of betrayal, despair, revenge and redemption.
Each section of the book concludes with a handful of recipes, best for those already skilled enough to make pasta from scratch. Little expertise, however, is needed to enjoy the journey, an intelligent beach read that will set your stomach rumbling.
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.
ably portrays the role of his wife and teenage son in his culinary journey, making a case for the role of food in building family connections.
Maeve Binchy once again created fully realized characters in quick, short strokes.
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.
Clearly-written and methodically researched, Consider the Fork fills a real void in culinary literature.
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.
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.
Given the nonstop wisecracks, the book might be most satisfying if read as sheer camp...McEwan devotees may hope that in his next novel he returns to characterizations deeper than the paper they’re printed on.
... 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.