...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.
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.
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...
...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.
Paragraph by paragraph, he’s still a joy to read, conveying the deep satisfaction of, say, experimenting to achieve a sourdough bread that’s wholesome but still airy.
A Week in Winter is a glorious swansong ... serious themes examined, scrutinised and handled with insight, intelligence and a large helping of Binchy’s unforgettable kindness.
I appreciated the many gluten free recipes, though I did need to modify a bit on the oil and dairy. The ingredients were easy to find and the recipes simple to follow.
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.
“Dearie” describes just how profoundly Child changed the culinary landscape, but her public persona made her beloved.
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.