Books by Food & Cookbooks
Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas Carol (2013)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 1
This book is a rewrite of the traditional song, "Deck the Halls." In this story the children get up to all sorts of mischief such as throwing mashed potatoes at the walls, playing with their food, and sneaking desserts. In the end they are "Thankful we are all together."The illustrations in thi...
Farmer Jane: Women Changing The Way We Eat (2010)
3.53 of 5 Votes: 3
Love, love, love this book! It is so inspirational. I want to farm now! This books shows that no matter where you start, you never know where you may end up, your dreams are possible and you can change things for the better. Every chapter ends with how you can make a difference. There is som...
My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats (2010)
4.14 of 5 Votes: 4
I had never given Mexico's confectionary much thought until coming across a review of this book which included a recipe for jamoncillo. Why had I never known about lime flavored fudge before? Or whole candied limes stuffed with coconut? Or crepes smothered in dulce de leche and pecans? Or chocofl...
Healthier Without Wheat: A New Understanding of Wheat Allergies, Celiac Disease, and Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance (2009)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 2
This is a really good book. While I've already read several other books on the topic of celiac and gluten intolerance, this book had some new information that I hadn't previously heard about. The biggest things I learned were:About the various tests that are available for gluten intolerance and c...
Two Bunny Buddies (2014)
3.05 of 5 Votes: 2
Short sentences convey the story quickly and make this an ideal picture book for new readers as well as young listeners. Sparse backgrounds ensure that the bunnies are the focus of this tale. Digital illustrations employ great pastel color choices and expressive characters’ faces. These sweet ra...
The Tucci Cookbook (2012)
4 of 5 Votes: 3
I made the best risotto of my life while reading this book. The pumpkin risotto. Do it.If you are just sitting down to read it, it gets repetitive, and one more round of editing wouldn't hurt. In a way, though, this makes it function better as a cookbook. You can flip to the middle of it, see som...
Drink This: Wine Made Simple (2009)
4.12 of 5 Votes: 3
Don't let the 3 stars fool you, I did enjoy this and learned a great deal. I just felt that it was repetitive and the last two chapters, which I had been looking forward too, fell flat. I will say though that I totally ignored the author's advice and read it cover to cover, so it's probably my ow...
Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding (2013)
4.13 of 5 Votes: 2
I've got 15 bales of straw in the back of my pickup just waiting for me to prepare the earth where they'll sit. I have a problem with gophers, so want to lay down some chicken wire (at least) with cardboard boxes over it - then the bales on top. Come March-April I'll begin to prep the bales with ...
A Few Bites (2012)
3.31 of 5 Votes: 1
Age: Preschool+Family: Younger brother, older sisterFood: Trying to make a kid eat what he doesn't want to eatI felt like this was a lot stronger than "A Few Blocks" mainly because the imagination and the real world blended more cohesively, with each one distinct and recognizeable. You can see th...
The Very Best Pumpkin (2010)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 2
This book brought back memories of the Circleville Pumpkin show. If you've never heard of it, then you've heard of it now. Now that you've heard of it, make sure to check it out. I can't say enough about the pumpkin show (this recommendation is for people who love anything pumpkin).I enjoyed t...
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America (2012)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 5
I was surprised by how much I learned reading this book (full disclosure: I work for Food & Water Watch and Wenonah Hauter is my ED). However, this book is flawlessly researched and many chapters are totally gripping. Not only is this book a wealth of information about the food system that I will...
Applesauce Season (2009)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 2
Applesauce Season is a fun and educational book about apples. I enjoyed learning about other apples I didn't know existed. I like going to farmer's markets and did appreciate that people in the city can make fresh applesauce from apples they bought from their local farmer's market. The family and...
Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving (2013)
4.24 of 5 Votes: 5
This is another cookbook to covet and again, if I had had the money it would be on my coffee table and I would probably still be reading it. This one was a lifesaver as I canned over 250 jars for Christmas. Apparently my projects throw caution to the wind and I just jump in whole hog without a ...
Six Sisters' Stuff: Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and So Much More! (2013)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 1
Not since the best bites girls have I looked at a cookbook and wanted to make every recipe. I just recently discovered their blog, and though not every single thing "is from scratch" many of the recipes are healthy and simple to make. The lists of car rides for kids, things to do inside, among ot...
Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden (2010)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 4
This book is targeted at the beginning gardener, so there is a lot of basic info that I sped through (I have a lot to learn, but I do know to look for sunny locations, amend soil, water regularly, etc). But I found some useful (and specific!) info about composting and ideas about new crops to gro...