Category Archives: Books About Food

Perfect Christmas Day: 15 Essential Recipes for the Perfect Christmas by Felicity Cloake

Christmas dinner is perhaps the one meal of the year where even the most relaxed cook feels the pressure of perfection – and, although few menus can be more familiar, it’s probably the one we all feel the least confident … Continue reading

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Another Look At Friendship Bread

Last June I told you about my experience with Amish Friendship Bread. While I enjoyed the results, I wasn’t happy with the process of daily care that the bread required. I also thought people might start hiding when they saw … Continue reading

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Classic Cookbook Survives a Century

One of the signs of enormous love for a book is how many times you renew it at the library. I’ve renewed this book three times. That’s nine weeks, which is the library’s limit for renewals. I checked it back … Continue reading

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My Favorite Reads: A Culinary Mystery

The Cooking School Murders Virginia Rich E. P. Dutton, 1982 Rating: A Are you a cozy-mystery lover? Do you like that cozy-mystery mixed with talk of food? There are plenty of books available now that fill both of those qualifications. … Continue reading

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Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It

Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It and Other Cooking Projects by Karen Solomon Ten Speed Press, 2009 A Back in the ‘olden days’ when we were back-to-the-landers I did a ton of preserving food. I canned tomatoes, green beans and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver HarperCollins Publishers, 2007 I’m so glad I finally had a chance to read this book. I’m a big Barbara Kingsolver fan and when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Comfort Me With Apples

Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table Ruth Reichl Random House, 2001 Genre: Non-Fiction, Books About Food A few months ago I read and thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires (see my review here). This one is … Continue reading

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American Pie

American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) From America’s Back Roads   Pascale Le Draoulec Published by Perennial, 2002   What began as a lark for the author and a friend, turned into a true quest, in this case, a … Continue reading

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Cookbook: Cheap. Fast. Good!

Cheap. Fast. Good! By Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross Workman Publishing, 2005 This is my new favorite food book. Yes, there are tons of recipes in here but it’s so much fun to read that I won’t call it a … Continue reading

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