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.
Cooking from it is like reading a writer with an enormous vocabulary: challenging at times, but also palpably mind-expanding.
Legendary broadcast journalist Brokaw assumes an avuncular tone to discuss America's past, present, and future (the latter designated as "promise").
His cookbooks teach readers how to get "back to the land," even if the "land" is only a small garden or a patio planter.
Many of the 50 recipes are made with plenty of butter and sugar; a flawless rendition of dulce de leche brownies is sure to become the home baker's equivalent of that très chic little black dress, returned to again and again.
... a custom blend of literary pizzazz, celebrity access and an amateur's unfiltered enthusiasm...
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'd probably hate to hear it, but Bourdain has a tender side, and when it peeks through his rough exterior and the wall of four-letter words he constructs, it elevates this book to something more than blustery memoir.
...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 narrative is a love story to Africa and her family. She plumbs her family story with humor, memory, old photographs and a no-nonsense attitude toward family foibles, follies and tragedy.
Samuelsson strikes a skillful balance between the personal and the professional—recommended for those interested in pursuing a career as a chef or those curious about the secrets behind high-end dining.
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.
A useful book for any young writer, and a must for fans, this is unmistakably King.
I'd recommend The Baker's Daughter to readers looking for an engaging page-turner with winning characters at its center and lots to talk about to boot.
Revelations about how the way we eat affects the world we live in, presented with wit and elegance.
Pearl Buck eloquently portrays the sad disintegration of this man and his family as they become alienated from the land and the noble values it imparted.
Her narrative is an honest, joyous affirmation of one happily unconventional family finding itself.