Categories: Book Reviews, BooksAuthor: Michelle WildgenGenre: FictionISBN: 9781958506028Publisher: Zibby BooksPublished: August 01, 2023Page Count: 288What happens when two ambitious young women, opposite in every way,..
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
Categories: Asia, Book Pairing, Book Reviews, Books, Cookbooks, Food Books-NonfictionAuthor: Jennifer 8. LeeGenres: Asian Literature, Non-FictionISBN: 978-0446698979Publisher: TwelvePublished: 03/23/2009Page Count: 320FEATURED ON TED.com and The..
Although, this memoir evokes some not so happy memories of my own, I found Levy’s story hopeful for those who suffer an addiction to alcohol. I would recommend this book for readers wanting to safely from a distance, walk in the shoes of an alcoholic woman.
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.