book reviews

Books reviews on cookbooks, chefs, and pop culture related food literature.

  • Alan Russell
    Published 21 days ago
    'Breakfast at the Wolseley'

    'Breakfast at the Wolseley'

    What have writers said about breakfast?
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 6 months ago
    10 Paleo Cookbooks for Beginners

    10 Paleo Cookbooks for Beginners

    Recently, I have started my way into the paleo diet, and I’m not going to lie, it’s something of a struggle. It’s hard to realize how much of your diet is grain-based until you actually cut grains out. When you add in the elimination of sugar and legumes, you have a recipe for dieting disaster—or do you?
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Retro Cookbooks You Can Still Buy

    10 Retro Cookbooks You Can Still Buy

    I swear, I might have been a 1950s housewife in a past life!
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Cookbooks with Historic Recipes You Can Make Yourself

    10 Cookbooks with Historic Recipes You Can Make Yourself

    Do you have a friend who enjoys Civil War reenactments, or yearns to take a historic tour through the Tower of London? If you have a history buff as a friend, then you already know that history buffs really, truly long to live in another time.
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 7 months ago
    The 11 Best Gluten Free Cookbooks

    The 11 Best Gluten Free Cookbooks

    Being gluten free isn't a choice for many of us; it's a life sentence that we really cannot escape. Gluten is a wheat product most people take for granted when they eat. It's everywhere, and yet, some of us just can't have it in our food without serious consequences.
  • Alan Russell
    Published 7 months ago
    Jay Rayner—'Wasted Calories and Ruined Nights'

    Jay Rayner—'Wasted Calories and Ruined Nights'

    For those of you reading this from beyond the shores of the UK who are not familiar with the name ‘Jay Rayner,’ he is one of our most prominent and recognisable food critics. He writes a weekly restaurant review in The Observer, is a guest judge on Master Chef on the BBC and hosts a regular programme called the Kitchen Cabinet on BBC Radio 4.
  • Leigh Victoria Fisher
    Published 8 months ago
    The 12 Best Cookbooks for Busy Couples

    The 12 Best Cookbooks for Busy Couples

    It's incredibly hard to make time to cook when you both work full time. Whether you just moved into together or you've been living together for what feels like a century, cooking on weeknights is always a battle. Unfortunately, it's one that doesn't get easier with time.
  • Riley Raul Reese
    Published 10 months ago
    Best Vegetarian Cookbooks for Beginners

    Best Vegetarian Cookbooks for Beginners

    Vegetarians are people who should be getting a lot more praise than they typically get. It takes a special type of person to choose to stop eating meat—and not just for Meatless Mondays, either.
  • Julie Barnes
    Published 10 months ago
    Best Betty Crocker Cookbooks of All Time

    Best Betty Crocker Cookbooks of All Time

    There's a nostalgic element to the fictional character and brand of Betty Crocker. When you hear Betty Crocker, the first things that typically come to mind are the delicious recipes from your youth. Personally, I can't get over her cake and brownie mixes. We would make them during our slumber parties in elementary school. The best part is that the best Betty Crocker cookbooks can be pulled out at any time when you're in the mood to whip up an old memory and share it with loved ones.
  • Julie Barnes
    Published 10 months ago
    Best Paleo Cookbooks for Your Diet

    Best Paleo Cookbooks for Your Diet

    The paleo diet is based upon what our ancestors would have eaten in the Paleolithic era. Some people refer to it as the caveman diet, but it's more than that. Anyone looking to participate in the paleo lifestyle is probably looking for a diet that is free from the processed foods and saturated fats that seem to dominate much of today’s traditional diet. Those of you looking to eat this way will find there are plenty of paleo cookbooks that will give you the best paleo recipes you've ever tasted that you can buy on Amazon.
  • Riley Raul Reese
    Published 11 months ago
    10 Cookbooks That Will Teach You How to Make Authentic Japanese Food

    10 Cookbooks That Will Teach You How to Make Authentic Japanese Food

    Let me begin by saying that I'm the geek who loved Japanese food, and that it's mostly due to my love of anime. Ever since I watched Naruto chomp down on his bowl of ramen, I was entranced. I needed to eat like my favorite anime characters. Hell, I wanted to travel to Japan.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published about a year ago
    Best Restaurant Cookbooks to Help You Bring Flavor Home with You

    Best Restaurant Cookbooks to Help You Bring Flavor Home with You

    There isn't a foodie alive who hasn't dreamed of being a famous chef at one point or another. Most of us, though, don't have the passion or skill it takes to be a world-class chef. So, instead of trying to serve up French cuisine on our own, we go to restaurants.