Books by Food & Cookbooks
The Apple Orchard Riddle (2013)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 3
This is a fun book about apples and also a bit of a lesson on how to treat/think of others. The girl who daydreams and doesn't talk to anyone, the one who is different, ends up surprising everyone. Plus you learn about apples along the way.My youngest was excited to listen to the story and wanted...
Lose It!: The Personalized Weight Loss Revolution (2010)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 5
This is the book from the creators of the Lose It! app and website, which allow you to track your calories eaten and burned daily. Both the app and website are well-designed and easy to use, much like this book.Lose It! subscribes to the calories in/calories out version of weight loss. No food is...
Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well (2013)
3.52 of 5 Votes: 4
In the first chapter," The Power to Nurture Nature," they ask the question, "Is it the hand we are dealt or how we play it that counts?" I tend to believe it is how we play the hand. Many people with chronic pain, my specialty as author and patient, have the power to give in or learn healthy ways...
Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook: Favorite Recipes and Holiday Traditions from My Home to Yours (2011)
4.21 of 5 Votes: 4
The Dame's Summary of the Book in a Nutshell:When I went scouring my cookbook library shelves and hideouts this season, I just couldn't find the Christmas cookies and new baking ideas I wanted for a new holiday. It's the 21st century! I needed some inspiration! I went hunting and found "Debbie ...
Too Pickley! (2012)
3.48 of 5 Votes: 1
Too Pickley is a cute children’s bored book. The little boy in the story is a very picky eater. Everything that gets set down in front of him, he finds fault with. I am sure some children and parents can definitely identify with this. Some of the words are silly and made up, which is guaranteed t...
Tea with Grandpa (2014)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 4
Distance can make it hard to maintain strong relationships with others. But this picture book written in rhyming text shows one granddaughter and her grandfather keep those family ties strong through the use of technology and a daily ritual. Young readers will probably realize from the very first...
Soup Day (2010)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 5
Soup Day by Melissa Iwai, was a great book to someday share with your own child. I would also like to have this book available for my students in my future classroom. I enjoyed reading this book because it reminded me of my own family and what my mom would do when I was a young child. I also enjo...
Joyous Health: Eat and Live Well without Dieting (2014)
4.12 of 5 Votes: 5
I don't usually read "Health" or "Self Help" books but I really enjoyed this one. It is very well written and one comes away with the feeling, "I can really do this!" The book's emphasis is on healthy eating - gluten free, organic, free range! There is no need to count calories, simply eat health...
Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World's Craft Brewing Revolution (2011)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 3
Brewing ain't no joke.Brewed Awakening covers craft beer from loads of angles. Aside from the lists of beers to try at the end of each section, this book covers the buying, selling, tasting, making, and even cellaring of beers. It's was a great addition to my library considering I learned a lot...
Edible Schoolyard (2008)
4.15 of 5 Votes: 4
In an age of rising food prices, industrial agriculture, and concerns about food security, a great idea unfolds: turn an abandoned lot at an urban public school in California into the Edible Schoolyard. Kids learn to grow food, keep a garden, cook, eat and converse together, and start it all over...
Toads on Toast (2012)
3.59 of 5 Votes: 1
3.5 stars -- A clever mama toad tricks a fox into preparing and eating a toad-free snack, instead of her children--whom he originally planned to eat. Vegetarian families will especially appreciate this tale, because it shows that meals don't have to contain animals to be tasty--just try something...
The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafés, Markets, Bakeries, and More (1984)
4.15 of 5 Votes: 1
Reviews restaurants, cafes, chocolate shops, bakeries, pastry shops and markets. There is also a wonderful food glossary and some nice photos. Her purpose is to guide you to good food rather than bargains so many are priced on the high side, still an amazing amount of info and the glossary would ...
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle (2009)
4.07 of 5 Votes: 3
For as long as I can remember, I have obsessed about calories, points, fat grams, exercise - you name it. It has gotten to the point of ridiculousness, and I have literally felt like I was drowning. This book was like an answer to a prayer for me - and I honestly can say I feel like I have been f...
Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant (2011)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 3
Got the first-printing, first-edition with autographs. Wonderful idea for cookbook, as it's also part business manual, memoir, critical theory, cookbook. Fun photography and graphic layout. All the recipes make me drool, but maybe impractical for those who don't work from restaurant kitchens? ...
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden (2013)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 1
This just wasn't for me. I picked it up because I love to bake and thought there would be some cool dessert recipes in here. There are a few (the chocolate soup is very creative, though pretty modern). But there were too many photos (which I rarely say) - though there isn't one for each recipe...