Cookbook Review: Nancy Hachisu's Japanese Farm Food

There's a word in Japanese, subarashii (すばらしい), that means "splendid" or "magnificent," a fitting word to describe Nancy Singleton Hachisu's stunning cookbook Japanese Farm Food. From the moment you pick up this book and touch its indigo cloth spine, and feel the heft of almost 400 pages, you know there is something magical inside. Open the book and far from being disappointed, you are awed by the gentle beauty of the photos, the layout, of everything. This is a beautifully crafted work, clearly a labor of love, and reflective of a life rich in love, community, hard work, and great food....more

Being Overly Sentimental About My Cooking

cibo e bello (food is beautiful)...more

The VegCookbook Club's Eight Favorite Vegan Recipes

In January, I started a new blog, VegCookbook Club, in the hopes of connecting with people who love to cook from cookbooks as much as I do, particularly vegan ones. To me, each vegan recipe feels like a little science experiment + a food adventure.  Will this really taste as good without cheese? Thicken without eggs? Be as delicious without bacon?...more
 @Elisa Camahort It's a solid cookbook. I'm surprised I'd never heard of the author before. The ...more

Susie Middleton's New Cookbook Puts Vegetables In Starring Role

This month, Susie Middleton of released her second book, The Fresh & Green Table, a cookbook that sets vegetables at the center of the table. The clearly-written recipes help cookbook readers build a meal around vegetable-based main dishes. ...more
 @Genie Gratto Thank you! And, as a matter of fact, I am sitting here now eating a big handful ...more

The Unemployment Cookbook Giveaway

The Unemployment Cookbook is finally here and I'm giving away THREE free copies!To find out how, follow this link: ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Saturday, April 14, 2012. And Frankly, My Dear... that's all she wrote!Molly Jo

Vegan Cookbook Review {Quick-Fix Vegan} + GIVEAWAY!

I have two Robin Robertson cookbooks in my library: 1,000 Vegan Recipes and Party Vegan.  I love them both.  As a new vegan Robin’s recipes have exposed me to how easy and delicious eating vegan really is.  When I was offered the opportunity to review her latest book, ...more

Read It And Weep: The Newest Addition

12 Cookbooks Good Enough To Give: AROMA CUCINA

12 Cookbooks Good Enough To Give: AROMA CUCINA 'Tis the season of giving. Here's our review of deserving cookbooks to give or hoard. Great gift items! Check 'em out! ...more

Summer in the Kitchen with Giada De Laurentiis

The book Giada's Kitchen by Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis is my favorite cookbook this summer. (I also like her cookbook Giada at Home.)...more

I have three of her books and sounds like I'll have fourth soon!

Book Tour Update and a Crispy Halibut recipe

After a lot of fun in Nashville, my next stop along the Friends at the Table tour was Philadelphia....more