Category Archives: Books About Food

Book Review: Delicious!

Author: Ruth Reichl Publisher: Random House, May 6, 2014 Genre: Literary/Food Fiction Source: The publisher via TLC Book Tours I’ve been anticipating this book for a long time. I knew I would love it before I even had it in … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking: Dumpling Soup

A couple of weeks ago a friend took several vacation days from work so she and her daughter (along with nieces and cousins) could spend days making ravioli – hundreds of them. It’s a tradition they’ve done every year a … Continue reading

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Another Cookbook Treat

Last Saturday I told you I’d received two great cookbooks within one week. The first one was The Book Club Cookbook. (Click title for my review.) I thoroughly enjoyed that book; am still enjoying it. The second book was also … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book Club Cookbook

by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp Published by Penguin, March 2012 Last week I received two unsolicited cookbooks. They both gave me hours and hours of happy reading. Today I’d like to tell you about the first one and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Tacos by Shelley Wiseman

I enjoy eating tacos and they have been one of my go-to meals for a very long time. When my children were young all I had to say was “Taco Night” and their sweet little faces would light up. Some … Continue reading

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How Do You Feel When You Think of Lemons?

What emotions do you feel when you eat something lemony? Any food featuring lemon has always appealed to me, but I know most people pucker their noses at the idea. It’s lemon season here in northern California and they are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Treasured Amish and Mennonite Recipes

Subtitle: 627 Delicious, Down-to-earth Recipes from Authentic Country Kitchens Author: Mennonite Central Committee Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing, October 1, 2011 My Rating: A I’ve contributed to and helped publish church cookbooks over the years. Those books usually contains favorite recipes … Continue reading

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I’ve Become a Tomato Activist

When is the last time you ate a tomato? What did it taste like? Where did it come from? If the answers to those questions are a.) within the past few months, b.) it had no taste at all, and … Continue reading

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This Retiree Learns About Wine

Up until a few weeks ago I would call myself a complete wine novice. To me, wine has always been just another drink choice. I’ve been sitting here in Sonoma Country, California – wine country – for a year and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heartland by Judith Fertig

“The horizon was like a perfect circle, a great embrace, and within it lay the cornfields, still green, and the yellow wheat stubble, miles and miles of it, and the pasture lands where the white-faced cattle led lives of utter … Continue reading

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