Uneven, but patient readers will be rewarded with lessons about persistence and the joy of running.
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.
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.
...the former NBC news anchor diagrams what's wrong with the country and how to fix it. Education reform, he says, is a silver bullet every bit as important to the nation's progress now as civil rights was in the 1960s.
His cookbooks teach readers how to get "back to the land," even if the "land" is only a small garden or a patio planter.
There's probably little else as fun as living vicariously through Lebovitz for 269 pages, especially when it involves chocolate spice bread, plum and raspberry clafoutis or lemon-glazed madeleines.
By contrast, The Juice, is compact, fun to read and almost jargon-free. Maybe not such a hard sell, after all.
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.
He segues into a variety of stints cooking in Provincetown and his time at the Culinary Institute of America, but most of the story centers around his 20-plus years working in New York restaurants. This is where the book really shines.
...if there are any instances of archness or pseudishness, they must have passed me by, for everything here is just right.
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.
This fearless home cook’s humorous anecdotes and delectable photos make for a food blog–gone–book that translates beautifully into any kitchen.
Fuller’s charm lies in her weaving of family lore and African history.
His rise is gratifying to read about, partly because he never sounds as if he’s crowing.
A Week in Winter is unfortunately the last of her books, as she died in 2012. It’s a shame, really, because we could all use more cozy and comfortable now and then.
It's a bizarre and absorbing story, told brilliantly by one of the great storytellers of our time.
I knew how Elsie, our leading lady grew up and mended herself and survived the war so for me, it was a much more well rounded story and I would highly recommend it for any WWII fiction fans out there as well as those who just like to dip their toes in it occasionally!
Revelations about how the way we eat affects the world we live in, presented with wit and elegance.
...it's one of those that spans multiple generations. I gravitate towards these types of stories because they feel extremely finished at the end, with nothing left out, like just finishing a big meal. It also reminds me of my mortality, which is always thrilling.
Impressively for a work that was largely composed in sections, "The Argonauts" is a keenly conceived whole..."The Argonauts" is a magnificent achievement of thought, care and art.