Hot-off-the-press cookbook reviews!

June 1, 2017

​​Naomi Nachman grew up in Australia watching her mother and grandmother prepare weekly feasts for her family. She started her own kosher personal chef business The Aussie Gourmet to provide kosher meals for families within Long Island's Five Towns. In 2007, she created a Culinary Arts progr...

May 20, 2017

"The Iraqi Table" beautifully captures the essence of Iraq's diverse cuisine, from street food to celebrations, in over 100 approachable recipes.

April 29, 2017

Berlin-based Meike Peters’ lifelong love of food was instilled in her by her mother and grandmothers. Rooted in German comfort food, her style has also embraced French and Italian cuisine as well as her partner’s Maltese and American traditions. Her blog (and cookbook) Eat In My Kitchen has...

March 22, 2017

The sequel to the bestselling “The Silver Platter,” “Simple Elegance promises “effortless recipes with sophisticated results” and delivers in spades.

March 11, 2017

After being out of the kitchen for the last couple of weeks, I found myself longing for a change from yogurt and salads. I had a lovely chioggia beet that I'd brought home from Tokyo, and decided to throw together a beet and blood orange salad inspired by one I'd seen online. I added goat ch...

February 25, 2017

Illustrated guide to seaweeds and sea vegetables with fantastic recipes

February 25, 2017

For the long weekend last weekend, I decided to explore an area of Japan previously unknown to me: Himeji, famous for its white castle nicknamed "Shirasagi" for its resemblance to a white egret (or heron). It's one of the most iconic images in Japan, particularly during cherry blossom season...

February 7, 2017

One of my favorite parts about the arrival of spring in Japan is the appearance of the beautiful, fragile cherry blossoms; here in Kanagawa, we have an early-blooming varietal, Kawazuzakura, that blooms in February (versus late March for Yoshino and other varieties). I was surprised to see t...

February 4, 2017

“Taste of Persia” is an outstanding cookbook and travelogue of the region’s foodways; it reads like a love letter to places, people, and foods encountered along the journey.

January 25, 2017

Joudie’s gorgeous tribute to her family, her home, and her rich Palestinian heritage is one that deserves a place of honor on your cookbook shelf; not only gorgeous to look at, every dish begs to be made and devoured, and Joudie’s prose will flood your kitchen with the sights, sounds, and sm...

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