Books by Food & Cookbooks
New Kid (2014)
4.06 of 5 Votes: 5
New kid is about Tommy Rust. He moves all the time because of his dad. Its starts out, Tommy's up to bat in the bottom of the 9th inning. He swing's on a curve KRACK its deep,down right field. Is it fair is it foul, the ump has the call FOUL BALL. Tommy was so mad, before he even got the next pit...
Piggies in the Kitchen (2011)
4.23 of 5 Votes: 2
Delightful story with amusing illustrations. After saying goodbye to Mama Pig who is heading off to work, five little piggies make a mess of the kitchen as they bake. A cute story told in rhyme. As the piggies start to bake, "Squeeze out sticks of butter, flour in the bowl. Carton takes a tumb...
On the Seventh Day (2013)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 4
This novel amazed me. I read T.D. Jakes other books even in this series but do not recall it laced with profanity. There are several words used in dialogue or thought process in italics; and I saw the movie first before reading the novel which actually followed very well via book to movie. Blair ...
Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity (2012)
4.23 of 5 Votes: 2
I want to reread this book immediately. The book's analysis of the new geopolitics of food scarcity is superbly summarized. Many interconnections are made and he gives a clear outline of key demand side and supply side issues. He does a fairly good job of stating how dire the problems are - item...
Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People Who Totally Love Food (2014)
4.43 of 5 Votes: 4
I got this as a gift. Every recipe has a little story attached, much like a blog, which is how the author got the cookbook deal. Sometimes the stories are cute, but not enough that I would seek out her blog. The recipes look good, but so far I have only tried two recipes, because I find many of t...
A Year with Six Sisters' Stuff: 52 Menu Plans, Recipes, and Ideas to Bring Families Together (2014)
4.44 of 5 Votes: 5
I usually find cookbooks a waste because there are just one or two recipes I can fix that my family will eat. I tend to find way more I would like to try but am the only one. However, with this book I am finding that is not the case. We have fixed about 5-6 with a few more things to try. They ha...
The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop (2013)
4.27 of 5 Votes: 5
I love to bake and I love a really great story, so this cookbook was perfect for me. The layout of the instructions and the amount of detail these two women put into the book are astonishing. If you aren't a baker and would like to be, I would start with this book solely for the guides and resour...
To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion (2012)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 2
To Have and Have Another is a wonderfully bad influence. Part cocktail compendium, part biography, the Hemingway Cocktail Companion examines the many different cocktails used in Hemingway's works, their recipes, how they are used as literary devices, the history of the cocktail, and Hemingway's p...
Peeny Butter Fudge (2009)
3.54 of 5 Votes: 1
This story is about three children who stay with their grandmother for the day. Their mother leaves a detailed list on the refrigerator of things for the children to do, but the grandmother has her own fun plans for the day. The children spend the day listening to stories and making fudge with th...
Fandango Stew (2011)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 4
I enjoyed this book. I would read this to my future class, either early on in the year or at a time of disconnect. I like the stories with the overall ending message of cooperation and camaraderie. This book reminded me of home. In my col-de-sac, there are 7 families that function as one big fami...
The 10 Things You Need to Eat: And More Than 100 Easy and Delicious Ways to Prepare Them (2009)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 5
I occasionally like to read books like this to help me get back into my healthy cooking groove. This one definitely kicked my butt with awesome facts about cancer and heart disease rates being so much lower among those who eat following these guidelines. I already know this stuff, really, but to...
The Healthy Gluten-Free Life: 200 Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Egg-Free Recipes! (2012)
4.26 of 5 Votes: 5
Tammy's first book was a HIT at our house as I needed to remove gluten dairy and soy from my diet. This book is full of easy to use and YUMMY recipes. Tammy also disperses her own humor throughout her recipes.The recipes are very organized. Ingredients are separated by "wet", "dry" and "add-in...
A Greater Tomorrow: My Journey Beyond the Veil (2014)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 2
First of all, I love reading these type of experiences. I have been reading these type of books for over 25 years. Each person that experiences a dream or vision will experience something different and unique from other people. There is purpose in this. We receive that which we are ready to kno...
The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes and Favorite Traditions (2013)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 4
While I love all things about Mitt, this is far less a legit cookbook than a story-telling book about their family and food "traditions". I mean, when you include a "recipe" on how to make a fluffernutter sandwich or "varieties" of rice krispie treats ("Add green food coloring for St. Pat's)you'...
Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed (2014)
4.32 of 5 Votes: 1
Great descriptions of food and traditions, with soundtrack, and occasionally a film or a book, to accompany each recipe. So, it's also a great read besides being a cookbook. So far, I've tried about 4 recipes, they turned out very good, they offer an interesting fusion of various traditions. They...