Eat up! Infographic Exploration of Food

Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food by Antonia Banyard & Paula Ayer Stars: **** Annick Press (2017) Children’s Nonfiction/Food 72 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colorful infographic look at the many… Read More »

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 »