I received a copy of Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for purpose of review. All opinions expressed below are my own.
Once upon a time (though I should hasten to add, this is no fairytale) a mother was faced with a sick child and very few answers. Eventually the doctors diagnosed Emily Kerwien’s son with Crohn’s Disease, but it …[more...]
Getting couples cooking together certainly gets the Nibbles seal of approval, and as a soon-to-be newlywed myself I was happy to tuck into The Newlywed Cookbook by Robin Miller.
Written with those just setting up house in mind, Miller designed these recipes to make use of some of the most common staples of gift registries and makes it easy for …[more...]
It’s hard to read any food or nutrition book, magazine, or website without some reference to the latest and greatest “superfood.” Not all mentions of them are good, there is plenty of skepticism about the veracity of these powerhouse foods–the acai, the goji, the chia, the maca. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be?
Whether you …[more...]
Some folks thing giving up gluten-bearing wheat, barley, and rye means a lifetime sentence to rice side dishes. Now, I happen to like rice in all its various forms and flavors, but even I’d get tired of it if that was my only grain option!
This is, of course, not the case even if you just expand your horizons only …[more...]
Honey, tonight we’re eating dog food!
And you know what? It wasn’t half bad.
Let me back up a second before you think I’ve completely lost my mind.
When I picked up Better Food for Dogs (with the oh-so-adorable wrinkly bulldog puppy on its cover), I was expecting a few lists of things dogs should never eat …[more...]
Pies have always had their fans, but it’s a food usually offered as an alternative to cakey goods. One of the main best selling points is the ratio of filling to crust you get in a pie that far outweighs the filling and frosting ratio in a similar cake. But that’s all desserts–what about pie as your meal?
Probably the …[more...]
The book, Back of the House – the Secret Life of a Restaurant, provides a highly personal bordering on insane look into the back of a restaurant. While Anthony Bourdain’s best selling Kitchen Confidential was seen through the eyes of a kitchen professional (chef/restaurant owner), Back of the House is written by Scott Haas, clinical psychologist and …[more...]
I just finished the book “Licking the Spoon” - A memoir of food, family and identity, by Candace Walsh. I could take the easy way out and rave about it. Others have. But I am not. The book was not what I was expecting. Well written? Yes. Well edited? Yes. A foodie book? Only in the weakest sense.
I am …[more...]