Entries by Linda Avery

The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School

The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School by Alison Cayne Photos by Con Poulos Facts: Artisan Publishers, 384 pages, $35.00 or Kindle $17.95 (or Amazon Hardcover $23.55, Kindle $1.99) Photos: Almost every recipe, plus numerous step-by-step photos and illustrations Recipes: About 113 Alison Cayne is the founder of The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School in New York City. A glance at the school’s website led me […]

eat in my kitchen

eat in my kitchen To cook, to bake, to eat and to treat by Meike Peters Facts: Prestel, a division of Random House, 256 pages, $35.00 (or Amazon Hardcover $24.73) Photos: 131 food shots plus a few of people and views Recipes: 101 You may know of Meike Peters from her blog of the same name: Eat In My Kitchen. […]

Cook’s Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients

Cook’s Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients by The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby, PhD Facts: Penguin Random House Publisher Services, 504 pages, $40.00 (or Amazon Hardcover $20.00, Kindle $39.99) Photos: Some black and white photos but numerous illustrations Recipes: Too many to count By now, you are probably aware that Christopher Kimball left […]

Land of Fish and Rice

Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop Photographs © Yuki Sugiura Facts: W.W. Norton & Company, 368 pages, $35.00 (or Amazon Hardcover $26.23, Kindle $16.05) Photos: 116 Recipes: about 162 The loquacious Fuchsia Dunlop is back with her sixth book on Chinese cuisine: Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China. This UK-born lady […]

Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavors

by Diana Henry Photographs © Laura Edwards Facts: Publisher Mitchell Beasley, 320 pages, $32.99, (Amazon $21.77) Photos: 95% of the recipes are accompanied by a photo of the finished dish Recipes: about 207 Simple may be Diana Henry’s 10th cookbook but who’s counting? And, in case you aren’t familiar with Ms. Henry’s credentials, just know that her book […]

The Food Lab Cookbook

by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt Photographs © J. Kenji Lopez-Alt Facts: W. W. Norton & Company, 960 pages, $49.95, Digital: $49.95 (or Amazon Hardcover $27.47, Kindle $19.99) Photos: about a gazillion Recipes: a few less than number of photos When “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science” hit the shelves last October, it intimidated me. I had never seen […]

Project Smoke

Project Smoke by Steven Raichlen Photographs © Matthew Benson (plus numerous corporate product photos) Facts: Workman Publishing, 336 pages, $22.95, Digital: $20.95 (or Amazon Hardcover $23.04, Kindle $12.25) Photos: about Recipes: over 100 It’s summer and across the country everyone is barbequing. If you want to step up your game, consider smoking, and if you do, here’s the […]

Dinner at Home

Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy With Family and Friends by JeanMarie Brownson Food Photographs © The Chicago Tribune Facts: Surrey Books, 288 pages, $29.95 (or Amazon Hardcover $19.96, Kindle $20.49) Photos: About 90 Recipes: 140 JeanMarie Brownson has written the “Dinner at Home” column for the Chicago Tribune since 2007.  Her relationship with the Tribune […]

The Food of Oman

The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia by Felicia Campbell Food Photographs © Ariana Lindquist Facts: Andrews McMeel Publishing,  288 pages, $40.00 (or Amazon Hardcover $26.49, Kindle $9.99) Photos: Over 170 plus diagrams Recipes: About 100 My guess is that not many of us know much about Oman. I, for one, appreciated […]

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook Food Photographs © Michael Persico Facts: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 368 pages, $35.00 (or Amazon Hardcover $21.42, Kindle $16.99) Photos: Over 400! Recipes: Over 150 The word Zahav means gold in Hebrew. It may have been prophetic when Michael Solomonov, in 2008, named […]