Category Archives: Spice of Life Challenge

A Food Book: Home Cooking

HOME COOKING: A WRITER IN THE KITCHEN Laurie Colwin Perennial/Harper Collins, 1988 My Rating: A+ “One of the delights of life is eating with friends; second to that is TALKING about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook

by Nadia Natali Illustrated by Marica Natali Thompson North Atlantic Books, 2009 My Rating: B In addition to recipes, The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook is a story about the creation of the Blue Heron Ranch and Zen Retreat Center. It’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Recipe Club

The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel Recipes in collaboration with Melissa Clark Polhemus Press, 2009 My Rating: B+ I’m calling this book a food novel about two friends Valerie and Lilly. … 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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Book Review: American Food Writing

American Food Writing Edited by Molly O’Neill Library of America, 2007 Rating: A I was lucky enough to get this book from my daughter Candice and her husband Mark last Spring. I have been¬†tasting it, a few pages at a … Continue reading

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The Spice of Life Challenge

Rebecca of Rebecca Reads is sponsoring The Spice of Life Challenge. The goal of this Spice of challenge is to read and review books about food and eating our way through a good life. It will run from July 1, … 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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