May 6, 2018

Book Review:


Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods

Book One

Author: Nandita Godbole 2017

Do you know your family’s history back through multiple generations?

  • Who came before you?

  • Where did they live—did they live on easy-street...

March 31, 2018

Cookbook Review:


Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey

Author Robyn Eckhardt

A culinary adventure is what you experience as you read the stories and savor the images presented in this beautiful book. Food and travel journalist Robyn...

March 11, 2018

Cookbook Review:


Single-Slice Sandwiches from Around the World

Author Karen Kaplan

I don't know about you, but when I hear "open-faced sandwich," I immediately see a gravy-soaked piece of white sandwich bread with roast beef or turkey poured o...

November 12, 2017

Cookbook Review:


Fast and Easy Barbecue Plus Sauces, Rubs and Marinades

Author Daniella Malfitano

Here we have a cookbook to take outside when you grill. We recently reviewed a lovely grilling cookbook that I imagine many will pre...

October 13, 2017

Cookbook Review: 


Handmade Artisan Pies from Your Own Kitchen

Authors Todd English & Heather Rodino

The idea of almond pesto never occurred to me. Nor did the notion that a really good pizza, like the ones out of pizza ovens,...

October 7, 2017

Book Review:

The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide

Using the Science of Carrier & Essential Oils 

to Create Natural Personal Care Products

Author Danielle Sade BSc, CAHP

A recipe for beauty? Better yet, a whole book full of thoughtful guidance for beauty and well...

September 24, 2017

Cookbook Review:

Celebrating 20 Years of Food, Fun and Sun

Cuisine del Sol

Special Olympics Southern California

Attention SoCal Peeps - Get your tickets to spend a great Sunday afternoon, October 8, 2017 at Pier del Sol.

“Pier del Sol" — an exciting and u...

September 23, 2017

Book Review:

On the Road with The Cooking Ladies:

Let’s Get Grilling

Authors: Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay

Adventure and cooking — that’s what The Cooking Ladies are all about. Long-time friends and road-trip companions, these gals make their dreams co...

September 6, 2017

Cookbook Review:

Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen

Julie Ann Sageer

Sauces and seasonings make all the difference in the flavors that define how food tastes, and preparation techniques with ethnic food combinations create the adventure of eating. So wha...

September 1, 2017

Cookbook Review:

Bowls of Plenty

Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Meals 

Carolynn Carreño

If you’re seeking a lovey new cookbook for gifting, give Bowls of Plenty. This is a tabletop quality cookbook with a beautiful message promoting health...

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