Last week, I turned in my third book to Viking/Penguin! They haven't said they hate it or fired me or whatever the equivalent would be for an author. After months of writing, editing and recipe testing, I had just enough time for a brief celebratory sigh before moving on to … [Read more...] about Hungry for Words? We are, too.
We rarely buy bread anymore. As I write this, a vat of whole wheat bread dough languishes in our fridge. Mike made the dough over the weekend and has since fashioned four loaves for various holiday eating events. All of this is possible due to the no knead artisan bread … [Read more...] about Kitchen Shelf: No Knead Bread Books
What would the world be like if there were no more fish? It’s a possibility based on current fishing practices laid out in the excellent, if devastating book The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat by British journalist Charles Clover … [Read more...] about The End of the Line
More-with-Less (Herald Press, 1976, 2000) is a simple classic cookbook that you may never heard of, but if you’re concerned about making wholesome food economically, it’s one to check out. First written in 1976 by Doris Janzen Longacre in association with the Mennonite Central … [Read more...] about More-With-Less
A blend of culinary history and pop culture, Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in the 1950s America (Penguin, 2004) by Laura Shapiro tells the starling, yet fascinating history of many foods that now line the center aisles of super markets. With great research and quiet … [Read more...] about Something From the Oven