Books reviews on cookbooks, chefs, and pop culture related food literature.
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.
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.
- Top Story - December 2018
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.
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.
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.
- Top Story - November 2018
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.
- Top Story - October 2018
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.
Books by Celebrity Chefs You Need to Read
If you ask me, there's never a bad occasion to buy a new book. Personally, I find I enjoy an influx of books after every birthday or Christmas I experience. Finding myself inundated with gift cards from Target or Barnes & Noble, I take the opportunity to stock up on new books by celebrity chefs I follow. The business of writing about food is incredibly booming right now, which is a blessing and a curse. There are more books being written about food than ever before, but that also means there is more riffraff to sort through. This month, I've come across a collection of fantastic books by celebrity chefs (both old and new) that absolutely belong in your library. So without further ado, I invite you to explore my books of the month!
Best Cookbooks for Low Calorie Dieters
The term "diet" might make many of us shudder... but so might the expanding waistline and general malaise of an unhealthy diet. The truth of the matter is, whether you're trying to lose or maintain weight, or simply adopt a healthier lifestyle, it's important to watch what you eat. Healthy eating means something different for everyone, but a big part of it for most of us is watching our calorie intake.
Best Disney Cookbooks Ever Made
Walt Disney created an animation empire so vast that it has touched almost every child in the world. That empire has grown to include movies and theme parks and all manner of media, including cookbooks! If you are among the millions of Disney fans in the world, you owe it to yourself to try out some of the recipes in these Disney cookbooks. They cover an entire range of recipes, from simple dishes a child can make to complex, adventurous meals for grown-ups. Some of these recipe books feature dishes you can find within Disney's many parks like Animal Kingdom, while others are inspired by the films themselves. No matter what your culinary interests are, these cookbooks have you covered.
Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2018
If there's one trope that has long plagued people who want to eat healthy, it's the "bad health food" stereotype. Health food of the past was known for being pretty terrible, having weird textures, or smelling foul. Nowadays, this isn't the case.
Top Cookbooks for Beginners
There has never been a better time to be a foodie than right now. High quality meals and fine dining are readily accessible and culinary TV programming is undoubtedly in its heyday, inspiring a new generation of home cooks. Perhaps the only downside of this zeitgeist is an oversaturation of content. In particular, there is a plethora of cookbooks on the market right now, making it a daunting task to find the right book for you.