Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos

Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos: American Cooking From the 1920s Through Today by Loretta Frances Ichord Stars: *** Millbrook Press (2007) Cooking/American History/Children’s Nonfiction 63 pages Summary: A history of 20th century American food describes innovative foods and technologies that changed the market, explains the cultural significance of food, and provides recipes for traditional American… Read More »

Keep the Buttered Side Up

Keep the Buttered Side Up: Food Superstition From Around the World by Kathlyn Gay Stars: *** Walker Publishing Company AND Thomas Allen & Sons (1995) Children’s Nonfiction – Food/Folklore 102 pages Summary: Keep the Buttered Side Up is packed with morsels of information about multicultural food customs, beliefs and superstitions, their origins, and carryover practices… Read More »

The Wine Lover’s Apprentice

The Wine Lover’s Apprentice: Words of Wisdom for Would-Be Oenophiles by Kathleen Bershad Stars: **** Skyhorse Publishing (2018) 143 pages Cooking/Wine Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: What’s the best corkscrew to use? Should I decant? How many types of glassware… Read More »

200 Best Sheet Pan Meals

200 Best Sheet Pan Meals: Quick & Easy Oven Recipes – One Pan, No Fuss! by Camilla V. Saulsbury Stars: **** Robert Rose (2016) Food/Cookbooks 248 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Sheet pan meals are the perfect alternative to one-pot meals.… Read More »

The Spice & Herb Bible

The Spice & Herb Bible Third Edition by Ian Hemphill with recipes by Kate Hemphill Stars: ***** Robert Rose (2014) Food/Cookbook 800 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A new edition of the IACP award-winning book on spices and herbs. Cooks use… Read More »

The Language of Food by Dan Jurafsky

This is a book review of The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky. Stars: ***** W.W. Norton & Company (2014) Cooking/Food Writing 2015 James Beard Award Finalist I received a copy of this book for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Why do we eat toast for breakfast,… Read More »

Dark Side of the Spoon: The Rock Cookbook

This is a review of Dark Side of the Spoon: The Rock Cookbook by Inniss, Miller & Stadden. Stars: **** Laurence King Publishing (2017) Cookbook Summary: This book features 30 recipes inspired by some of the greatest rock artists of today and yesteryear. Each dish is supported by an exclusively commissioned artwork from one of… Read More »