Julie and Julia Author Dead at 49

November 1, 2022 News Editor 0

The writer and food blogger who helped us rediscover Julia Child has died. Julie Powell, the author of Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, was just 49. Powell died at home in Olivebridge, in upstate New York. Her husband has said that the cause of her death was cardiac arrest. A final Tweet, in the context of hindsight, is heartbreaking. “So I woke up with something that’s literally Black Hairy […]

Cookbooks: Mushroom Growing and Medicinal Mushroom Books, 2-in-1 Collection by Kris Rowson

October 30, 2022 News Editor 0

Mushrooms are amazing! I’ve always thought so. And if you’ve ever figured you knew a lot about them, do some reading and you’ll discover how little you know. I have had a strong interest in edible mushrooms for many years and I know more than a little. I thought. But from the first moment reading Kris Rowsan’s Mushroom Growing and Medicinal Mushroom Books, 2-in-1 Collection and you discover how little you’ve discovered in the past. […]

The Plant-Based Air Fryer Cookbook

Cookbooks: The Plant Based Air Fryer Cookbook by Paul Green

October 24, 2022 News Editor 0

Who says all the decadent foods have to be focused on animal flesh? There is so much more out there. Anyone who has ever enjoyed vegan cheeses can attest to that. But what about taking it still further? What about creating delicious decadent-feeling plant-based treats, that really aren’t terrible for you at all? That is the focus of The Plant Based Air Fryer Cookbook by Paul Green, who has already delivered several vegan cookbooks that […]

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 […]