Entries by Linda Avery

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 […]

Gift Ideas: My Kitchen Year & Gjelina

Editor’s note: Linda Avery is in a gift-giving frame of mind, and has two choices for the food lovers on your holiday list. Read on to see if one of these new cookbooks fits your gift list recipients. My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl Food Photographs © Melissa DiPalms […]