Cookbook Review: Growing Up Gourmet

Cookbook Review: Growing Up Gourmet

My wife Suzi has had her cooking school, Cooking by the Book, for 29 years. She’s recently made an observation: everybody eats. Ah, but how well do they eat? And what do they eat and how do the dishes evolve during the course of their lives. Growing Up Gourmet: 125...
Cookbook Review: China The Cookbook

Cookbook Review: China The Cookbook

Sometimes a cookbook, however complex, can be described in a single word. Like, magnificent. Or, maybe, encyclopedic. I think the best singled word description for China: The Cookbook is actually hyphenated: must-buy. Chinese food is one of the top three or four...
Cookbook Review: Rum The Manual

Cookbook Review: Rum The Manual

For twenty-five years Dave Broom has been writing about spirits with zeal and skill. He produced the marvelous Whiskey: The Manual in 2014, manifestly THE tour book to the grandeur of whiskey. That was followed in 2015 by the equally definitive Gin: The Manual. Now we...
Cookbook Review: Sweet and Tart

Cookbook Review: Sweet and Tart

Carla Snyder has had 30-year career cooking, catering, writing, and bringing to thousands the treasures of her kitchen. In her eighth book, Sweet and Tart, Carla tackles the difficult job of a “single topic” cookbook. How do you something new and different while not...
Cookbook Review: The Tacos of Texas

Cookbook Review: The Tacos of Texas

I know, the title says tacos and Texas, but you need a little pause here. Suppose, for example, you were about to visit Italy and wanted to taste “pasta.” What are you going to do? Eat one dish and declare it over? No, you know better. But, it woud be a challenge. So...