Food

Food
Author: Jim Gaffigan
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09
ISBN 10: 080414043X
ISBN 13: 9780804140430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Book Review:

“What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here's why: I'm a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I'd highly recommend that you do not read his book.” Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling bookDad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”

Dinner A Love Story

Dinner  A Love Story
Author: Jenny Rosenstrach
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-06-19
ISBN 10: 0062080911
ISBN 13: 9780062080912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinner A Love Story Book Review:

Inspired by her beloved blog, dinneralovestory.com, Jenny Rosenstrach’s Dinner: A Love Story is many wonderful things: a memoir, a love story, a practical how-to guide for strengthening family bonds by making the most of dinnertime, and a compendium of magnificent, palate-pleasing recipes. Fans of “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond, Jessica Seinfeld, Amanda Hesser, Real Simple, and former readers of Cookie magazine will revel in these delectable dishes, and in the unforgettable story of Jenny’s transformation from enthusiastic kitchen novice to family dinnertime doyenne.

Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners

Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners
Author: Laura Plumb
Publsiher: Rockridge Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 9781623159634
ISBN 13: 1623159636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners Book Review:

"Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners makes it such a joy to create delicious, healing meals that one's relationship with food is forever transformed."--Melanie Fiorella, MD, Associate Clinician Professor of Integrative Health at UC San Diego, visiting staff member of the Chopra Center's Mind-Body Medical Group Modern medicine treats most ailments with prescription drugs. However, for those who want a natural approach to wellness, Ayurveda is a powerful, effective means of holistic healing. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners takes a nature-based approach to wellness by turning to the oldest known medical system--food. Join expert Ayurveda practitioner Laura Plumb as she shows you how to practice the principles of Ayurveda in the kitchen with Ayurvedic cooking techniques for health and wellbeing. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners is your complete guide to adopting the ancient science of Ayurveda with: An overview of Ayurveda from its history to present day More than 100 easy, satisfying recipes for every body type, or dosha, based on the fundamentals of Ayurveda A 5-step guide to Ayurvedic eating grounded in your body's unique requirements and determined by a simple dosha quiz 4 seasonal, 7-day Ayurveda meal plans to help you maintain a balanced dosha season after season "Laura Plumb inspires others to achieve vitality and radiant health. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners should be on everyone's bookshelf because understanding the principals of Ayurveda is essential to health and wellness."--Melissa Ambrosini, bestselling author & speaker "Absolutely delicious book! Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners is a beautiful guidebook that brings awareness to healthy foods and fosters a love for cooking."--Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, Ayurveda teacher (India)

Dad Is Fat

Dad Is Fat
Author: Jim Gaffigan
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 152476325X
ISBN 13: 9781524763251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dad Is Fat Book Review:

"In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who's best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children--everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers' communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four year olds ("there is no difference between a four year old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor"). Reminiscent of Bill Cosby's Fatherhood, Dad is Fat is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home"--

Falling in Love with Food

Falling in Love with Food
Author: Zoe Bingley-Pullin
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780994622303
ISBN 13: 0994622309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling in Love with Food Book Review:

As a nutritionist and television chef, Zoe Bingley-Pullin loves food. She is passionate about eating well, and helping people increase their health by making positive changes to their relationship with food.In this book, Zoe shares her recipes and stories born from a lifelong celebration of food. Featuring 80 recipes across eight chapters, you will find dishes for effortless entertaining such as Lemon Myrtle Roasted Chicken with Desert Lime Stuffing and Easy Prawn San Choy Bao; as well as clever, healthy twists on treats like Sweet Potato and Kale Souffle, and Cacao and Cashew Cookies. There are Zoe's own versions of Chicken Cassoulet, Seafood Bouillabaisse and Mini Blueberry Clafoutis - inspired by her time in the south of France - while child-friendly options like Chia Seed, Pear and Coconut Porridge and Wholemeal Pizza with Spinach, Tomato and Goats Cheese will delight fussy little eaters. Each of the recipes include both a shopping list and utensil list, and every chapter contains two complete meal plans - each covering breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Filled with ideas for delicious, creative meals designed for savouring and sharing, this is an accessible resource for cooking at home that will help you find your balance, enjoy eating, and fall in love with food all over again.

Dinner The Playbook

Dinner  The Playbook
Author: Jenny Rosenstrach
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN 10: 0345549813
ISBN 13: 9780345549815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinner The Playbook Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Three signs you need this book: 1) Chicken fingers qualify as adventurous. (Hey, they’re not nuggets.) 2) You live in fear of the white stuff touching the green stuff. 3) Family dinner? What’s family dinner? When Jenny Rosenstrach’s kids were little, her dinner rotation looked like this: Pasta, Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Pasta. It made her crazy—not only because of the mind-numbing repetition, but because she loved to cook and missed her prekid, ketchup-free dinners. Her solution? A family adventure: She and her husband, Andy, would cook thirty new dishes in a single month—and her kids would try them all. Was it nuts for two working parents to take on this challenge? Yes. But did it transform family dinner from stressful grind to happy ritual? Completely. Here, Rosenstrach—creator of the beloved blog and book Dinner: A Love Story—shares her story, offering weekly meal plans, tons of organizing tips, and eighty-plus super-simple, kid-vetted recipes. Stuck in a rut? Ready to reboot dinner? Whether you’ve never turned on a stove or you’re just starved for inspiration, this book is your secret weapon. Praise for Dinner: The Playbook “Your hard-to-please crew will wolf down these inventive ways to introduce ‘fancy’ foods. Jenny Rosenstrach created them for her family, and she swears you’ll be shocked by the clean plates. . . . Dinner: The Playbook mixes ‘You can do this’ inspiration, practical planning, and easy recipes [with] hard-earned wisdom for getting a kid-pleasing meal on the table, night after night.”—Redbook “The master of simple, low-stress cooking. You might know her from her blog, Dinner, A Love Story; her new book, Dinner: The Playbook, is full of the same secret strategies for busy women.”—Glamour “Families and novice cooks who accept Rosenstrach’s challenge will definitely find a few ‘keepers’ here.”—Library Journal “Jenny Rosenstrach has truly mastered the art of the happy family dinner. This is the most sensible advice on cooking for kids I’ve ever seen: no gimmicks, no tricks, just practical advice for working parents. I wish this book had been around when my son was small.”—Ruth Reichl “This book is for anyone who loves the promise of a home-cooked dinner but gets bogged down by the day-to-day reality of it: picky kids, picky spouses, the extinction of the nine-to-five workday, and the pressure—oh, the pressure—to get it on the table before everyone collapses into a hangry (hungry + angry) meltdown. Which is to say that this book is for me, me, me. And I bet it’s for you too.”—Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook “Well, Jenny Rosenstrach, on the behalf of my whole family, thanks for the most practical—and yet still inspired—cookbook on our shelf. You are singularly responsible for my return to the kitchen.”—Kelly Corrigan, author of Glitter and Glue “Jenny Rosenstrach is warm, wise and a genius when it comes to dinners.”—Joanna Goddard, blogger, A Cup of Jo From the Trade Paperback edition.

Food A Love Story

Food  A Love Story
Author: Jim Gaffigan
Publsiher: NY Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food A Love Story Book Review:

“What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here’s why: I’m a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I’d highly recommend that you do not read his book.” Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?” About the Author JIM GAFFIGAN is a stand-up comedian, actor, and bestselling author of Dad is Fat. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jeannie, and their five children.

When Life Gives You Pears

When Life Gives You Pears
Author: Jeannie Gaffigan
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1538751038
ISBN 13: 9781538751039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Life Gives You Pears Book Review:

The Big Sick meets Dad is Fat in this funny and heartfelt New York Times bestselling memoir from writer, director, wife, and mother, Jeannie Gaffigan, as she reflects on the life-changing impact of her battle with a pear-sized brain tumor. In 2017, Jeannie's life came to a crashing halt when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. As the mother of 5 kids -- 6 if you include her husband -- sat in the neurosurgery department in star-covered sweats too whimsical for the seriousness of the situation, all she could think was "Am I going to die?" Thankfully, Jeannie and her family were able to survive their time of crisis, and now she is sharing her deeply personal journey through this miraculous story: the challenging conversations she had with her children; how she came to terms with feeling powerless and ferociously crabby while bedridden and unable to eat for a month; and how she ultimately learned, re-learned and re re-learned to be more present in life. With sincerity and hilarity, Jeannie invites you into her heart (and brain) during this trying time, emphasizing the importance of family, faith and humor as keys to her recovery and leading a more fulfilling life.

Poor Man s Feast

Poor Man s Feast
Author: Elissa Altman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 0698183738
ISBN 13: 9780698183735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poor Man s Feast Book Review:

Based on the James Beard Award-Winning Blog Born and raised in New York to a food-phobic mother and a food-fanatical father, Elissa learned early on that fancy is always best. After a childhood spent dining at fine establishments, from Le Pavillon to La Grenouille, she devoted her life to all things gastronomical. She served rare game birds at elaborate dinner parties in an apartment so tiny that the guests couldn’t turn around and bought eight timbale molds while working at Dean & DeLuca, just to make her food tall. Then, Elissa met and fell in love with Susan—a frugal, small-town Connecticut Yankee with a devotion to simple living—and it changed her relationship with food, and the people who taught her about it, forever. Told with tender and often hilarious honesty, and filled with twenty-six delicious recipes, Poor Man’s Feast is a tale of finding sustenance and peace in a world of excess and inauthenticity, demonstrating how all our stories are inextricably bound up with how we feed ourselves and those we love. Includes a preview of Elissa Altman's memoir, Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw

The Story of Food

The Story of Food
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1465494782
ISBN 13: 9781465494788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Food Book Review:

From the fish that started a war to the pope poisoned with chocolate, discover the fascinating stories behind the origins, traditions, and uses of our food. Explore the tales, symbolism, and traditions that come wrapped up in the food on our plates - food that not only feeds our bodies but also makes up our culture. The Story of Food is a sumptuously illustrated exploration of our millennia-old relationship with nearly 200 foods. A true celebration of food in all its forms, this book explores the early efforts of humans in their quest for sustenance through the stories of individual foods. Covering all food types including nuts and grains, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, and herbs and spices, this fascinating reference provides the facts on all aspects of a food's history. Discover how foods have become a part of our culture, from their origins and how they are eaten to their place in world cuisine today.

Soul full Eating

Soul full Eating
Author: Maureen Whitehouse
Publsiher: Soul-Full Eating
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 097458696X
ISBN 13: 9780974586960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul full Eating Book Review:

Eat Your Way to Enlightenment… Could there be an easier path? There are so many obvious ways that we can miss the opportunity to live a supremely fulfilling life. But most people would be surprised to discover that there's an aspect of satisfaction from eating that's often overlooked… that is, choosing foods that resonate with your Soul! Here's the key: Eat with love what's grown with love prepared with love and served with love. In her provocative book, Soul-Full Eating, Maureen Whitehouse artfully combines her knowledge as an expert in nutrition and spirituality. The author astutely invites you to take a delicious spiritual path based on the love of food that anyone – no matter what your faith, religion or personal philosophy – can follow. Take this spellbinding journey to consciousness, if you would like to: Explore the best approaches to diet that are available today – including Raw Foods, Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, Acid/Alkaline Balance, Food Combining and Kosher Eating (with a new twist!).Become aware of simple, yet dynamic changes you can make in the way you eat, prepare and enjoy food that can increase your vibrancy and personal energy.Deepen your spiritual connection on a daily basis by eliminating food choices that don't serve you.Gain new insights into weight loss that bring self-love along with dropped pounds.Use foods to stimulate the body's ability to rejuvenate and heal. By reading this truly revolutionary book, Soul-Full Eating, you'll discover ways to more lovingly connect with your Spirit and the planet any time you consume food. Plus you'll not only find a path to your Soul, but also to the renewed health and vitality you've also been seeking! “Every Religious tradition describes the “still, small voice within that speaks clearly but quietly. When we listen to our inner wisdom, we tend to choose foods and ways of living that are more healthful, as Soul-Full Eating describes.” ~ Dean Ornish, M.D. Founder and President, Preventative Research Institute Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California “This book will fill you with Soul. Outstanding!” ~ Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Bacon A Love Story

Bacon  A Love Story
Author: Heather Lauer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-05-12
ISBN 10: 0061875619
ISBN 13: 9780061875618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bacon A Love Story Book Review:

“[A] paean to pork.” —Boston Herald A love letter to the “best meat ever,” Bacon, by unabashed bacon enthusiast Heather Lauer, is a wondrous collection of bacon bits—filled with fun facts, recipes, history, and smoked porcine worship. The Memphis Commercial Appeal says, “If you can make it to the end of this book without craving just a taste of the savory stuff, then you’re probably the world’s strongest vegetarian.” Adoring, entertaining, and informative—sizzling with Lauer’s infectious passion for her mouthwatering subject—Bacon is the next best thing to bacon wrapped in bacon.

Taste

Taste
Author: Barb Stuckey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN 10: 1439190747
ISBN 13: 9781439190746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taste Book Review:

"Foodies rejoice! Malcolm Gladwell's favorite food inventor offers a guide to the senses with advice on how to develop your palate and better enjoy the pleasures of eating. Featured by Malcolm Gladwell in a New Yorker magazine article about the quest to develop the perfect cookie, Barb Stuckey is the food developer that famed foodies--such as Michael Pollan--turn to when they need to understand the psychology and physiology of taste. In Taste What You're Missing, Stuckey shares her professional knowledge in an engaging style that's one part Mary Roach, two parts Oliver Sacks, and a dash of Anthony Bourdain for spice. Taste What You're Missing serves up stories: seared, sauced, and garnished with humor and insight into our complicated experiences with food. First explaining the building blocks of taste perception on a physical level, Stuckey walks readers through the five basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salt, and umami. She explains the critical importance of smell and how the other senses--touch, hearing, and sight--come into play when we enthusiastically dive into a plate of food. She provides eye-opening and delicious anecdotes and exercises that readers can perform to learn, for example, their unique "taster type," or the subtle differences between sour, bitter, tannic, and astringent. Armed with this new knowledge, readers can improve their ability to discern flavors, detect ingredients, and devise new taste combinations in their own kitchens. Keeping in mind that the only thing foodies like better than eating food is talking about food, Taste What You're Missing gives such curious eaters, Food Network watchers, kitchen tinkerers, and armchair Top Chefs understanding and language that will impress their friends and families with insider knowledge about everything they eat"--

How to Celebrate Everything

How to Celebrate Everything
Author: Jenny Rosenstrach
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0804176310
ISBN 13: 9780804176316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Celebrate Everything Book Review:

A New York Times Best Cookbook of Fall 2016 • A warm and inviting guide to turning birthdays, holidays, and everyday occasions into cherished traditions, with more than 100 time-tested recipes—from the creator of the popular blog and book Dinner: A Love Story and author of the New York Times bestseller Dinner: The Playbook “Families crave rituals,” says Jenny Rosenstrach, and by rituals she means not just the big celebrations—Valentine’s Day dinners, Mother’s Day brunches, Halloween send-offs, Thanksgiving feasts, holiday cocktail parties—but the little ones we may not even realize are rituals: a platter of deluxe nachos on Super Bowl Sunday, or a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes after every braces-tightening session. Whether simple or elaborate, daily or annual, these rituals all serve the same purpose for Rosenstrach: to bring comfort, connection, and meaning to every day. 100+ recipes, including: • popovers, apple fritters, and golden pancakes, perfect for sleepover mornings or birthday breakfasts • “Interfaith Sliders”: one version with ham and another with brisket • Rosenstrach’s legendary chocolate Mud Cake—plus an entire section on birthdays, including a one-size-fits-all party planner that does not rely on pizza • complete menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve • and, of course, dozens of Rosenstrach’s signature family dinners: Grilled Soy-Glazed Pork Chops, Harissa Roasted Chicken, Crispy Chickpeas with Yogurt Sauce and Naan, Grilled Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Butter and Summer Cabbage, and more In this digital, overscheduled age, How to Celebrate Everything helps families slow down, capture the moments that matter—and eat well while doing it. Praise for How to Celebrate Everything “I have been an ardent fan of Jenny Rosenstrach’s beautiful writing for years. I always know that every word of her books will be something to savor, and How to Celebrate Everything will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys family, friends, and delicious food.”—Ree Drummond, New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks “Enjoy How to Celebrate Everything for the easy-to-follow recipes. But even more satisfying are the wonderful anecdotes of family life and [Jenny Rosenstrach’s] genial examination of the lasting role that food plays in our lives beyond the plate.”—Family Circle (September “What We’re Reading” Pick) “With characteristic warmth and humor, [Rosenstrach] urges readers to ritualize and celebrate the small moments in family life by sharing stories from her own. . . . Rosenstrach is a skilled storyteller and introduces each occasion with an engaging essay before offering up the much-loved recipes that inspired it. . . . A delicious and delightful ode to the ways family and food intertwine, reinforcing each other.”—Booklist “Featured recipes are proven kid friendly and presented with humorous mommy angst and nostalgic commentary . . . Rosenstrach inspires, reminding us that the real celebration is family itself.”—Publishers Weekly “This well-designed cookbook comes with a side helping of lifestyle inspiration.”—Library Journal

The Cuban Table

The Cuban Table
Author: Ana Sofia Pelaez
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 1466857536
ISBN 13: 9781466857537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cuban Table Book Review:

The Cuban Table is a comprehensive, contemporary overview of Cuban food, recipes and culture as recounted by serious home cooks and professional chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. Cuban-American food writer Ana Sofia Pelaez and award-winning photographer Ellen Silverman traveled through Cuba, Miami and New York to document and learn about traditional Cuban cooking from a wide range of authentic sources. Cuban home cooks are fiercely protective of their secrets. Content with a private kind of renown, they demonstrate an elusive turn of hand that transforms simple recipes into bright and memorable meals that draw family and friends to their tables time and again. More than just a list of ingredients or series of steps, Cuban cooks' tricks and touches hide in plain sight, staying within families or being passed down in well-worn copies of old cookbooks largely unread outside of the Cuban community. Here you'll find documented recipes for everything from iconic Cuban sandwiches to rich stews with Spanish accents and African ingredients, accompanied by details about historical context and insight into cultural nuances. More than a cookbook, The Cuban Table is a celebration of Cuban cooking, culture and cuisine. With stunning photographs throughout and over 110 deliciously authentic recipes this cookbook invites you into one of the Caribbean's most interesting and vibrant cuisines.

Lunch in Paris

Lunch in Paris
Author: Elizabeth Bard
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0732288789
ISBN 13: 9780732288785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lunch in Paris Book Review:

Part love story, part wine splattered cook book, a delicious fish out of water story for any woman who has ever suspected that lunch in Paris could change her life.

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox
Author: Chris Butterworth
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 1536220981
ISBN 13: 9781536220988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox Book Review:

"Equally informative and appetite-whetting." — The Horn Book One of the best parts of a young child’s day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Health tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu. Back matter includes an index.

Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground
Author: Forrest Pritchard
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN 10: 0762794380
ISBN 13: 9780762794386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaining Ground Book Review:

One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars’ worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family’s farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard’s biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his career choice and eschews organic foods for sugary mainstream fare; but just when the farm starts to turn heads at local markets, his father’s health takes a turn for the worse.With poetry and humor, this timely memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned.

Life From Scratch

Life From Scratch
Author: Sasha Martin
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 1426213751
ISBN 13: 9781426213755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life From Scratch Book Review:

Witty, warm, and poignant, food blogger Sasha Martin's memoir about cooking her way to happiness and self-acceptance is a culinary journey like no other. Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world. As cooking unlocked the memories of her rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it, Martin became more determined than ever to find peace and elevate her life through the prism of food and world cultures. From the tiny, makeshift kitchen of her eccentric, creative mother, to a string of foster homes, to the house from which she launched her own cooking adventure, Martin's heartfelt, brutally honest memoir reveals the power of cooking to bond, to empower, and to heal—and celebrates the simple truth that happiness is created from within. "This beautifully written book is both poignant and uplifting. Not to mention delicious. It's an amazing family tale that reminds me of The Glass Castle, but with more food. And not just any food: We're talking cinnamon raisin pizza." —A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically "Life From Scratch is an unconventional love story. This beautiful book begins with the quest of cooking a meal from every country—a noble feat of it's own!—but then turns it into something far beyond a kitchen adventure. Be prepared to be changed as you experience Sasha's journey for yourself." —Chris Guillebeau, author of The Happiness Pursuit

Let Me Off at the Top

Let Me Off at the Top
Author: Ron Burgundy
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN 10: 0385682190
ISBN 13: 9780385682190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let Me Off at the Top Book Review:

The autobiography every true American has been waiting for: a shockingly candid and raw confessional from a national treasure. From his humble beginnings in a desolate Iowa coal mining town, his years at Our Lady Queen of Chewbacca High School to his odds-defying climb to the dizzying heights of becoming America’s most trusted and beloved television News Anchor, Ron Burgundy pulls no punches in Let Me Off at the Top! In his very own words Burgundy reveals his most private thoughts, his triumphs and his disappointments. His life reads like an adventure story complete with knock down fights, beautiful women and double-fisted excitement on every page. He has hunted jackalopes with Bobby Kennedy and Peter Lawford, had more than his share of his amorous exploits, and formed the greatest on-air team in the history of televised news. Along the way, he hobnobbed with people you wish you knew and some you honestly wish you didn't -- celebrities, presidents, presidents' wives, celebrities' wives, dogs, and, of course Veronica Corningstone, the love of his life. Walter Cronkite, Barbra Streisand, Katie Couric, the list goes on. Who didn’t Mr. Burgundy, or “Ron” as he is known to his friends, rub elbows with in the course of his colorful and often criminal life? This may well be the most thrilling book ever written, by a man of great physical, moral and spiritual strength and not surprisingly a great literary talent as well. This book deserves a real shot at a Pulitzer Prize. In fact if it doesn’t win one then we will finally have proof that the Pulitzer is rigged. Ron Burgundy has taken the time to write a book. We owe it to him, as honest Americans, to read it.