Cookbooks: Water Bath Canning For Beginners and Beyond! by Linda C. Johnson

August 26, 2022 News Editor 0

The rewards of home canning are many. The brilliantly colored filled jars lining your shelves. The health benefits of feeding your family food you’ve put up with your own hands. The spoilage you prevent by buying fruits and vegetables when they are abundant (and often cheap!) and preserving them for consumption at a time of the year when they are more dear. If you’ve never canned before, the idea of beginning home canning can seem […]

Fiction: Captain Cooked by S.P. Grogan

June 21, 2022 admin 0

S.P. Grogan’s Captain Cooked tells the story of a young videographer, Madison Merlot Dayne, who is the field producer on her chef father’s traveling and popular television cooking show, “Insatiable Delights.” When she arrives on the Big Island of Hawai’i, she stumbles across the poisoning of a famous Hawaiian singer, and then finds herself in danger while trying to solve the murder as well as tasting the delicacies of the islands. Captain Cooked interweaves 22 […]

Plant-Based Diet

Cookbooks: The Only Plant Based Diet For Beginners Cookbook You Will Ever Need by Paul Green

March 19, 2022 Linda L. Richards 1

The more time passes, the more we as a society come to the understanding that a diet that is largely plant-based is the most healthy way to eat. In Paul Green’s vegan cookbook, The Only Plant Based Diet For Beginners Cookbook You Will Ever Need, the author explains the reason for the shift towards plant-based eating succinctly: Scientists and doctors believe that minimizing the intake of these unhealthy foods and increasing the intake of plant-based […]

Together by Jamie Oliver

Cookbook: Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy by Jamie Oliver

December 6, 2021 admin 0

A new cookbook from chef, author and television cooking host Jamie Oliver delivers 130 recipes intended to take the stress out of cooking and entertaining. Oliver’s new book, Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy, is meant to focus on the simple pleasure of eating with family and friends after a long time spent apart, The aim of Together is to minimize the time spent in the kitchen and to maximize the opportunity for the home chef […]

Chasing Vegan

Cookbooks: Chasing Vegan by Mika Altidor and Victor Munoz

January 9, 2021 admin 0

Award-winning vegan baker and author of the Chasing Vegan, Mika Altidor is making a difference in her community and nationwide with her story of how a plant-based diet saved her life. Altidor and her partner, Victor Munoz are spreading the message of how a plant-based diet can radically alter the state of your health. Studies have shown plant-based eating can improve not only body weight, blood sugar levels, and the ability to control cholesterol, but also […]

Cool Beans

Cookbooks: Cool Beans by Joe Yonan

April 1, 2020 News Editor 0

In my book, Cool Beans (Ten Speed Press) wins the contest for best cookbook title. Not only that, it describes the content of this one perfectly. This is 125 exceedingly cool recipes for bean and adjacent materials. And with just about the whole world on lockdown, Cool Beans just could not be more timely: a whole lot of us have a whole lot of beans in their larder, just waiting to be turned into something […]

Cookbooks: Once Upon A Chef: The Cookbook by Jennifer Segal

December 10, 2018 admin 0

Once Upon A Chef (Chronicle Books) is yet another cookbook based on cookery from a successful food blogger. And, in a way, it only makes sense. If a food blogger has thousands or hundreds of thousands or even millions of followers, it follows she’s going to sell some books. And if, as is the case with Once Upon A Chef’s author Jennifer Segal, the blogger in question is also a classically trained chef who also […]

Cookbooks: Pretty Simple Cooking by Sonja and Alex Overhiser

September 11, 2018 admin 0

In a culture where fewer and fewer people are able to cook for themselves, cookbooks that can tackle simple food prep and make it easy are more and more important. In Sonja and Alex Overhiser’s Pretty Simple Cooking (DaCapo Longlife) food is pared down to its essential plant-based basics, mostly with few ingredients and simple preparations. A Creamy Cashew Sauce is a good example. Cashews. Vegetable broth or water. Salt. Soak the cashews. Toss all […]

Cookbooks: Vegan 100 by Gaz Oakley

June 9, 2018 Linda L. Richards 0

There have been a lot of vegan and vegan-adjacent cookbooks published over the last decade as many of us move towards a plant-based diet. Obviously some of these books have been better than others. Some are encyclopedic in nature. Others, for better or for worse, take a single vegan slice. Of the books that try to be all things to all people, I haven’t seen one of the newest generation of vegan cookbooks do it […]

Author and Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

June 8, 2018 admin 0

Chef, author, television presenter and mystery writer Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in Paris on Friday morning after taking his own life. He would have been 62 later this month. CNN confirmed the loss this morning: It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world […]