Tag: book review

Book Review: My Fat Dad

Book Review: My Fat Dad This book is for anyone who struggles with weight or has a loved one who wrestles with poundage. Author Dawn Lerman grew up in a household where her mother ate a can of tuna fish over the sink and considered that her meal of the day, and where her dad […]

Book Review | Licking the Spoon by Candace Walsh

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 […]

Food Book Review: Big Book of Cupcakes

Some trendsetters say that pie is the new cupcake but I’m not so convinced. Southern Living has published the most mouth-watering book on cupcakes to date.   Now I don’t bake but if I did it would be a mind blowing cupcake that pops off these astoundingly photogenic  pages. The book, written by Jan Moon owner […]

Book Review: Man with a Pan by John Donohue

Book Review: Man with a Pan by John Donohue While it may sound like a Dr. Seuss title, it’s anything but. I used to want a man with a slow hand but now I’d opt for a man with a pan. Man with a Pan is an anthology of famous men like Mario Batali, Mark […]

What Does a Professional Food Critic Do?

Cover via Amazon If you are like me, you read a food review in the paper and think, “Man, this is a cushy job!  They get to review one restaurant a week, all expenses paid, eating the finest of  foods with the friends of their choosing.  What is there not to like?  Sign me up. […]

Book Review-Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession

Cover via Amazon Book Review-Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession I wanted to like this book because I loved Julie & Julia by Julie Powell which led to the movie Julia starring Meryl Streep. If you like reading a memoir about butchering animals and bad love, no, make that obsessive-compulsive bad love – […]

Book Review: Julie and Julia, Food Memoir

I loved the book, Julie and Julia by Julie Powell.  The food memoir is soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. The year is 2002 and Julie Powell is a bored temp working for a government agency in New York City. She has always been fascinated by food and […]