This book really hits the spot when it comes to food fiction stories. It is beautifully balanced with culinary description, human nature, and cultural awareness. I found myself devouring each word used to depict how a dish was created, how it looked, smelled, felt, tasted, and ultimately moved the diner with intention. Nicole Mones absolutely nails it in her book, The Last Chinese Chef, by using her life experience, having lived and worked in China for 18 years, along with her in depth research coupled with a deep appreciation for the Chinese culture.
Just like watching your own kids grow up, reading Patricia V. Davis’ third book of the Spice Café Trilogy, Demons Well-Seasoned, you feel the passing of time on many levels. As you jump back and forth through time, following the generations in periods of war and peace, you begin to understand each of the characters on a deeper level. You see the rippling effects from past decisions flow into the present lives of the characters who were young in the first two books and now have children of their own.
Categories: Book Reviews, Books, Food Books-FictionAuthor: Patricia V. DavisGenre: Food FictionISBN: 978-0989905688Series: The Secret Spice Cafe TrilogyPublisher: HD Media Press Inc.A mother desperate to save..
Categories: Book Reviews, Books, Food Books-FictionGenres: Food Fiction, Historic Fiction, MysteryISBN: 978-0989905640Series: The Secret Spice Cafe TrilogyPublisher: HD Media Press Inc.Do hearts broken long ago..
Categories: Book Reviews, Books, Food Books-Fiction, North America, Town & CountryAuthor: J. Ryan StradalGenre: Food FictionISBN: 978-0143109419Publisher: Penguin BooksPublished: June 7, 2016Page Count: 336When Lars..
Categories: Book Reviews, Food Books-NonfictionAuthor: Michael RuhlmanGenre: Non-FictionISBN: 978-0141001890Publisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 8/1/2001Page Count: 370In his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael..
season: a year of wine country food, farming, family, and friends
This book can be appreciated by locals and visitors of Sonoma County. Being a local myself, who loves to cook and grow my own food, I absolutely admire the work put into the creation of, Season: a year of wine county food, farming, family & friends, by Justin Wangler, Tracey Shepos Cenami, and Tucker Taylor. Together, they truly captured the seasonality of this region through wonderfully written recipes.
In a time when travel is not ideal, we explore the world in other ways. One easily attainable way is to pick up a book and adventure through the pages that lead you in story. One book, The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell, speaks dearly to my bookworm heart, as it led me through the different continents and into the lives of bookstore owners and various authors, too. Intertwined bookish facts and beautifully written prose draw you into the core drive of booksellers and booklovers. As an introvert who loves to read, and a dreamer who gets lost in the possibilities of a life surrounded by book bindings, various typefaces, and stories for everyone, I greatly enjoyed this book.
As you read through each story, you really get insight into the bookselling industry from past times and into the questionable future of independent bookstores.