Culinary Goodness

Top 10 Culinary Goodness : Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen, More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen, The Love Goddess' Cooking School, Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table, The Lost Recipe for Happiness, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, Athica Lane, Georgia's Kitchen, Hail to the Chef, Four Kitchens: My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, and Paris

Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen
AuthorLaurie Colwin
Share the unsurpassed pleasures of discovering, cooking, and eating good, simple food with this beloved book. Equal parts cookbook and memoir, Laurie Colwin's "Home Cooking" combines her insightful, good-humored writing style with her lifelong passion for wonderful cuisine in essays such as...
More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen
AuthorLaurie Colwin
More Home Cooking, like its predecessor, Home Cooking, is an expression of Laurie Colwin's lifelong passion for cuisine. In this delightful mix of recipes, advice, and anecdotes, she writes about often overlooked food items such as beets, pears, black beans, and chutney. With down-to-earth charm...
AuthorMelissa Senate
Tutti a Blue Crab Island, nel Maine, chiamavano Camilla la dea dell'amore perché, con il suo talento di veggente era riuscita a salvare matrimoni in crisi. Ma Camilla non era solo un'indovina, era soprattutto una bravissima cuoca, amante della cucina italiana e delle sue specialità. Agli studenti...
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
AuthorRuth Reichl
At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world. . . . If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously crafted memoir, Tender at the Bone, is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in equal measure by a passion...
The Lost Recipe for Happiness
AuthorBarbara O'Neal
In this sumptuous new novel, Barbara O’Neal offers readers a celebration of food, family, and love as a woman searches for the elusive ingredient we’re all hoping to find….

It’s the opportunity Elena Alvarez has been waiting for–the challenge of running her own kitchen in a world-class...
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
AuthorJulie Powell
With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul!

Julie Powell is 30-years-old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking...
Athica Lane
AuthorBrynne Asher
Cam Montgomery is a single full time dad who knows his priorities: his kids, his job, his team, his side business. Dealing with his disaster of an ex-wife is bad enough, not to mention delinquent football players and a meddlesome mother. Cam doesn’t have the luxury of time for anything more, especially...
Georgia's Kitchen
AuthorJenny Nelson
At thirty-three, talented chef Georgia Gray has everything a woman could want—the top job at one of Manhattan’s best restaurants; a posse of smart and savvy gal pals who never let her down; and a platinum-set, cushion-cut diamond engagement ring courtesy of Glenn, the handsome entertainment...
Hail to the Chef
AuthorJulie Hyzy
Introducing White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who is rising-and sleuthing-to the top.

This was a very interesting and informative tale of the life of the White House kitchen staff. As always the main focus is on Olivia Paras, who demonstrates the ability to keep her wit and uses...
Four Kitchens: My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, and Paris
AuthorLauren Shockey
At the French Culinary Institute, Lauren Shockey learned to salt food properly, cook fearlessly over high heat, and knock back beers like a pro. But she also discovered that her real culinary education wouldn't begin until she actually worked in a restaurant. After a somewhat disappointing apprenticeship...
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
AuthorTamar Adler
Reviving the inspiring message of M. F. K. Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf— written in 1942 during wartime shortages—An Everlasting Meal shows that cooking is the path to better eating.

Through the insightful essays in An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler issues a rallying cry to home cooks....
AuthorDavid Shalleck
“Saturday was dawning warm, with only a gentle wind under a light blue sky as we got under way. . . . With the motor cut out, I could hear the whispered splash of the sea against the hull as we knifed through the Mediterranean. The calming noise, along with the gentle rocking, lulled me into a Zen calm as...
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine
AuthorElizabeth David
I've been reading this book for quite some time, mostly while eating lol. I really like to read about food, and the author definitely has a way with words, but sometimes her elitism got on my nerves. Especially when she talks about servants as being nothing more than machines... Also, I understand the...
Summer by the Sea
AuthorSusan Wiggs
It's the beginning of another season in the seaside resort town of Winslow, Rhode Island, and Rosa Capoletti is given the chance to rediscover the pleasures of love and laughter, food and wine, friendship and romance ...

With a little determination and a lot of charm, Rosa Capoletti took a run-down...
The Gastronomical Me
AuthorM.F.K. Fisher
If one imagines M.F.K. Fisher's life as a large colorful painting, it is here, in The Gastronomical Me, that one sees the first lines and sketches upon which that life was based. In what is the most intimate of her five volumes of her "Art of Eating" series, the reader witnesses the beginnings of a writer...
AuthorSuzanne Supplee
Blubber meets Steel Magnolias in this funny and honest story about body image and family. Rosemary Goode is smart and funny and loyal and the best eyebrow waxer in Spring Hill, Tennessee. But only one thing seems to matter to anyone, including Rosemary: her weight. And when your mom runs the most successful...
The Sweetest Thing
AuthorChristina Mandelski
In the world of Sheridan Wells, life is perfect when she’s decorating a cake. Unfortunately, everything else is a complete mess: her mom ran off years ago, her dad is more interested in his restaurant, and the idea of a boyfriend is laughable.

But Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will...
Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family
AuthorPatricia Volk
Patricia Volk’s delicious memoir lets us into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where you’re never just hungry–your starving to death, and you’re never just full–you’re stuffed. Volk’s family fed New York City for one hundred years, from 1888 when...
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