...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.
"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.
...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.
A delightful chronicle of the education of a cook who steps back frequently to extol the scientific and philosophical basis of this deeply satisfying human activity.
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.
This is a cookbook that both vegetarian and meat-eaters will enjoy. There are a ton of small plate/side dishes that can be made to go with a meat dish.
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.
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.
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.
“Sweet Tooth” is sort of a younger sibling to “Atonement,” less epic and grave, with lower stakes...
Each recipe offers a peek into Cindy's culinary expertise and travels around the globe.
"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.