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Review: “Vibrant Food,” Kimberley Hasselbrink

Pros: Colorful, creative, and inspiring! Cons: Odd organizational scheme; you’ll have trouble finding some ingredients Rating: 4 out of 5   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Vibrant Food: Celebrating the Ingredients,

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Review: “Asian Pickles,” Karen Solomon

Pros: I’m getting addicted to pickling; a wide variety of types of recipes Cons: That wide variety means some recipe styles inevitably won’t appeal Rating: 4 out of 5   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books

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Review: “The VB6 Cookbook,” Mark Bittman

Pros: Delicious healthy recipes! Cons: Not for everyone Rating: 5 out of 5   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   The VB6 Cookbook: More than 350 Recipes for Healthy Vegan Meals All

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Have a breakfast/lunch cookbook for review?

I’m on a kick recently of looking for breakfast and lunch recipes that fit well around work. I.e., quick, easy breakfasts and lunches that travel well. If you have a cookbook that in part or all addresses these needs and

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Review: “The Chopped Cookbook”

Pros: Good eats! Cons: One lonely recipe that didn’t work entirely well Rating: 5 out of 5   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Not long ago a friend convinced me to

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Old Takes: "Cooking Light Five Star Recipes"

I’ve located a few old reviews that I don’t seem to have posted here, so I thought I’d go ahead and add them while I work on catching up with new ones. Pros: Fantastic recipes, useful charts and tips, clear

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"Hot Sauce!" Jennifer Trainer Thompson

Pros: Tons of spicy information, tall tales, and quirky personality. Don’t forget the delicious recipes! Cons: None so far Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book provided courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley   Jennifer Trainer Thompson’s Hot Sauce!: Techniques

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"Milk & Cookies," Tina Casaceli

Pros: Mmmmmmm….. Cons: Just remember to put that butter out to soften, and it helps to have a good stand mixer Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2011) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books     I’m eating a

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"Modernist Cuisine," Myhrvold, Young, and Bilet

Pros: Stunning collection of information, techniques, diagrams, photos, tables, recipes, and more! Cons: Very expensive; many of the recipes and techniques also require expensive, difficult-to-obtain, or space-hogging items or ingredients; complex techniques and recipes are not for the casual cook!

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"Cooking for Gracie," Keith Dixon

Pros: Lovely, engrossing memoir-with-recipes Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2011) provided by Random House.   I’m not a parent. Yet after reading Keith Dixon’s Cooking for Gracie: The Making of a Parent from Scratch, I

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