Tag: cooking

Memoir Review: Ruth Reichl’s Save Me the Plums

This is my first time reading Reichl, and I found this book fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable.  Reichl describes her background and what led her into cooking and then restaurant critiquing, but most of the book is spent describing her years as the editor of… Continue Reading “Memoir Review: Ruth Reichl’s Save Me the Plums”

Review: We Fed an Island by Jose Andres and Richard Wolffe

The first half of this book was really interesting.  Andres writes a lot about the history of Puerto Rico and what happened with Hurricane Maria.  Also really interesting are his early impressions about the state of the island contrasted with other relief efforts (in… Continue Reading “Review: We Fed an Island by Jose Andres and Richard Wolffe”

Review: Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi

I expected a book about Padma Lakshmi to be fascinating, and it was.  She’s interesting to me for a few reasons.  She hosts one of my favorite series, Top Chef, a show that somehow avoids the dumb theatrics and contrived plots of most reality… Continue Reading “Review: Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi”

Tomorrow there will be Apricots by Jessica Soffer

I don’t remember what made me pick up this book.  For whatever reason, I requested a free copy on NetGalley and once I had one, I felt obligated to read it.  And I’m glad I did. If you don’t know this about me, I… Continue Reading “Tomorrow there will be Apricots by Jessica Soffer”

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