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September 9, 2016

As a child, one of my favorite pastimes was voraciously rereading my mother and grandmother’s collection of handwritten recipe cards, recipe clippings, and cookbooks, including Deanna House’s ”House Specialties" and comb-bound community fundraisers from churches, local high schools, and wome...

August 31, 2016

I was vaguely familiar with Sara Moulton from her show on PBS (I'd watched several episodes where she cooked with other chefs I follow, such as Michele Scicolone and Grace Young, but had never cooked from one of her cookbooks before, so I was excited to try out "Home Cooking 101." A fantasti...

August 19, 2016

“Cooking with Loula” is the beautiful cookbook-slash-memoir of Alexandra Stratou, Athens native and classically trained chef, that centers on the recipes of Kyria (Mrs.) Loula, her grandmother’s cook. Kyria Loula had worked for several generations of the Stratou family, creating dishes that...

August 14, 2016

 I own and have reviewed several (unofficial) Trader Joe’s cookbooks and cook from all of them regularly, so was excited to see “The Eat Your Way Healthy At Trader Joe’s Cookbook.” It’s no secret that one of my favorite stores on the planet is Trader Joe’s. I first discovered them while stil...

August 6, 2016

“My Fat Dad” is a touching memoir by Dawn Lerman, nutritionist and columnist, as she explores her family’s tumultuous relationship with food, love, and self-acceptance through the lens of her ad exec father’s lifelong struggles with obesity.

One part memoir, one part cookbook (including Jewis...

July 14, 2016

I’ll be honest; before moving to Asia, I had zero experience with Malaysian cuisine (in fact, my first introduction came through my amazing hairdresser Eddie Tham in Taipei). Although I’d spent many years reading about and cooking Japanese, Thai, and some Chinese cuisine, Malaysia remained a...

May 26, 2016

An accomplished writer and artist, Linda Dalal Sawaya’s family immigrated from Douma, Lebanon to Detroit in 1926; her grandmother Dalal and mother Alice Ganamey Sawaya, mother of five, grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of nine, soon became famous for their cooking, and as the youngest...

April 22, 2016

Mornings have always been my favorite time of the day – sitting down enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee and a freshly baked treat as the sun streams across the kitchen table is the perfect way to start the day. I have and cherish both of Patty Pinner’s memoir cookbooks, Sweets: Soul Food Des...

April 14, 2016

Izumi Shoji, Japanese housewife and mother, is the hugely successful vegetarian blogger, author, and owner of the Izumi Shoji Cooking School in Tokyo. Izumi decided to become vegetarian after the birth of her daughter twenty-one years ago through a gradual transition to vegetarianism. Believ...

November 25, 2015

As a huge fan of Sarina's Sepharic Cuisine blog and app, I was thrilled to hear that she was publishing her first standalone cookbook, "Backyard Kitchen: Mediterranean Salads." Published in the New York Times, NT Times Jewish Cookbook, and Joan Nathan's Jewish Cooking in America: Expanded Ed...

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