Book Reviews by Genre

Books about Cooking, Food and Wine

Harold McGee On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen (2004)
On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.
Bob Warden Great Food Fast : Bob Warden's Ultimate Pressure Cooker Recipes (2012)
Looks to redefine pressure cooking all over again.With the help of thousands of reader reviews, forum posts, and comments, Bob has now created recipes that are highly tuned to what his customers want. He didn't have to go back to the drawing board, just back into the kitchen where he developed over 120 of his very best pressure cooker recipes ever, including five of his signature recipes that he perfected to even greater heights
The Editors of Cooking Light The All-New Fresh Food Fast: 200+ Incredibly Flavorful 5-Ingredient 15-Minute Recipes (Cooking Light)
I don't really think of fresh food as containing microwaved rice, a precooked chicken from your grocery store, precut onions, canned veg, etc. So I think they mean fresh as in 'not fast food'. If you do use the not so fresh ingredients, most of the recipes fulfill the 15 minutes. Some did extend to 30.
Andrea Nguyen Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors -
Nguyen cleverly incorporates techniques and ingredients from other parts of the world into her Vietnamese recipes to make it possible for someone almost anywhere to shop and cook on any old weeknight
Shirley O. Corriher CookWise: The Hows & Whys of Successful Cooking, The Secrets of Cooking Revealed (1997)
A unique combination of basic cooking know-how, excellent recipes--from apple pie to beurre blanc--and reference source. She makes the science of cooking entirely comprehensible, then livens it up with stories, such as when her first roast duck blew up because she overstuffed it and the fat from the bird caused it to expand beyond capacity
Alfred Haefeli


Karlheinz Deschner and Michael Klein

Schweizer Küche. Swiss Cooking - Cuisine Suisse.
IHighly recommended cookbook! Very authentic and delicious swiss alpine recipes with pictures of each Swiss town with their speciality dish with a history description and pictures of recipes in 3 languages Swiss, German and English in one book!
Stephane Reynaud and Marie-Pierre Morel Pies and Tarts for Dinner and Dessert
The cover says it all: great recipes of mouthwatering dishes with short and precise instructions. It is not really a book for beginners of any kind of chefs but the information needed is there to prepare the dishes.
Rebecca Williams and Kimberly Reeds Thai Cookbook: Mastering Art of Cooking Thai Recipes
The book simple jumps in and offers us the following recipes - Grilled Fruit with Coconut Sauce, Grilled French Bread Cubes, Spicy Noodle Soup with Chicken & Coconut Milk, Chicken Apple Salad, Thai Beef Salad with Mint & Cilantro, Chicken Coconut Soup, Country-Style Thai Red Curry with Beef, Shiitakes & Edamame, Green Curry with Chicken and Eggplant, Green Curry with Cod and Green Beans, Stir Fried Noodles with Tofu, Scallions and Peanuts,.....
Lisa Maliga Baking Macarons: The Swiss Meringue Method
This unique cookbook is designed for bakers of all levels. Follow each carefully detailed recipe and bake stunning macarons that will impress any dessert lover. Helpful information includes the best ingredients and equipment to stock your kitchen, resources, tips and troubleshooting, plus the easy macaronage technique that will save you time and energy.
Kathryn Gordon and Anne E. McBride Les Petits Macarons: Colorful French Confections to Make at Home
This is a wonderful book on a on a mouth watering delicacy - macrons. I am amazed, impressed and educated with your contribution, research, diversity and skills. I enjoyed the simplicity and the depth of information in the book.
Melanie Dupuis and Anne Cazor Patisserie at Home
Understand, learn & master one hundred pure pâtisserie recipes forty basic recipes to assemble into gâteaux, desserts, pastries, and more. pastry cream — chiboust cream — diplomat cream — puff pastry — almond sponge — genoese sponge  — nougatine — opera cakes — black forest cake — paris-brest — lemon meringue pie — rum baba — mille-feuilles — mocha cake — fraisier cake — vanilla tart — St Honoré cake for everyone who dreams of becoming a pastry chef.
Martin Dahinden Beyond Muesli and Fondue: The Swiss Contribution to Culinary History
Culinary diplomacy at its best! This book is such an interesting read and truly provides surprising information about Switzerland's rich culinary heritage and the broad influence it has had on American cuisine
Yotam Ottolenghi Jerusalem: A Cookbook
As former residents of Jerusalem and now well-acclaimed London restaurateurs, they have compiled a luscious, photographic collection of 120 recipes with origins encompassing various religions, countries, and, occasionally, continents.
Tania Teschke and Dr.Cate Shanahan The Bordeaux Kitchen: An Immersion into French Food and Wine, Inspired by Ancestral Traditions
A comprehensive cultural and culinary journey into the world of traditional French cuisine and French wine (adapted for paleo enthusiasts), and tips for ancestral living
David Lebovitz My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
The writing and story of each recipe is very informative and interesting and the recipes which range from novice to expert are laid out in a very coherent way. Just a joy to cook from this book .
Dietmar Fercher, Andrea Karrer et al. Austrian Desserts and Pastries: 108 Classic Recipes
The book is great; Recipes in there are what my mom makes, what I make at home, etc; There are also lots of pictures and "technical" instructions on how to do things; Like how to pull Strudel dough;
I can definitely recommend this book, you won't be disappointed;
Tatyana Nesteruk The European Cake Cookbook: Discover a New World of Decadence from the Celebrated Traditions of European Baking (2018)
You definitely need this if you are tired of the usual American cakes. Most of the cakes look stunning and delicious. If you are looking for something different (cake wise), this cookbook is definitely a must-have.

Reviews of Books about Cooking, Food and Wine

Kristen Kish Cooking
A book for cooking with fabulous presentations and interesting dishes.

by Kristen Kish

(November 16, 2017)
How to Set a Table
It is not about cooking but about creating the right atmosphere at the table for a meal

by Clarkson Potter

(November 1, 2017)
Vibrant India
It is all about dishes from the South of India. It has many vegetarian dishes included.

Chitra Agrawal

(April 6', 2017)
This is not a book of recipies, but one of growing things in your garden. It is a perfect gift for a gardner.

by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis

(Febroary 13, 2017)

French Country Cooking
An excellent and well written book about French County cooking

by Mimi Thorisson

(October 24', 2016)
Modern Potluck
Recipes that can be used for any type of large or small gathering.Tthey are already designed to feed larger numbers

by Kristin Donnelly

(August 6, 2016)
A Super Upsetting Cookbook about Sandwiches
Make sandwiches anyway you want!
by Tyler Kord

(July 4, 2016)
The Edible Flower Garden
What kind of flowers can be easten and how do you prepare them?
by Kathy Brown

(June 30, 2016)
The Basque Book
It is all about the nature of Basque cooking, their simple ingrediets and how the authors have been inspired by this cuisine

by Alexandra Raij with Eder Montero and Rebecca Flint Marx

(May 10, 2016)
America's Best Breakfasts
A book about breakfast that wets your appetite for it for the whole day. You might also find establishments in your area that you never knew existed!

by Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman

(April 28, 2016)
Tasting Rome
Besides providing recipes, you learn about the history of those recipies!

by Katie Parla and Kristina Gilln

(March 18, 2016)

Freedom Fries and Café Crème
All about friends and food and their relationship!
by Jocelyne Rapinac

(December26, 2015)
Asian Dumplings
Learn by trial and error how to create proper Asian dumplings. It is a feast for your tastebuds!
by Andrea Nguyen

(November30, 2015)
Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees
Do you want to know about real Chinese cooking? This is the ultimate book for it!
by Kian Lam Kho

(December7, 2015)
Happy Cooking
Do you want to kn ow about healthy and wholesome food. Giada will tell yolu all about it!
by Giada De Laurentiis

(November19, 2915)


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