Category: Book Reviews

Book Reviews

A Review of the huey diet by Iain Hewitson

 It is a pity that the huey diet is being promoted as a diet book, as it will probably be ignored by non-dieters. The recipes are actually quite good ones, even if you don’t have to lose 30 kgs like Iain Hewitson…

A Review of Tamasin Day-Lewis’ Simply the Best: The Art of Seasonal Cooking

The book is divided into sections based on the seasons, with brief essays at the start of each, which contain bits of reminiscence on Day-Lewis’ childhood, her experiences with foods, her feelings about and philosophy. Between each season are the columns, each addressing a different food, or local producer, followed by recipes either inspired by her experiences or by the artisan she writes about. There are handmade cheese companies, deer farmers, eel smokers, baby asparagus growers, bread bakers, fishmongers, trips to Italy for hand crafted olive oil, honey, slow food, and truffles, fresh country markets, handmade chocolates, small but perfectly run shops, trips to Ireland, exquisite restaurants, and guesthouses, and home cooked meals.

A Review of Gabriel Gate’s Weekend on a Plate

A Review of Gabriel Gate’s Weekend on a Plate  Gaté has a very delicate prose style, which is both casual and sophisticated, evoking clean white tableclothes, fresh coffee, crusty breads, quality wines, and herb rich meat dishes prepared with care.…

A Review of Peter Bowerman’s The Well Fed Writer

Reading The Well Fed Writer, you can’t help but feel excited and positive about the possibility of making a good living as a Freelance Commercial Writer (FLCW in Bowermanspeak). Bowerman’s many years of experience in sales and marketing, and obvious…

A review of Manhattan Monologues by Louis Auchincloss

Auchincloss is an inheritor of the territory once handled by Henry James and Edith Wharton, territory that is sometimes dismissed without the understanding that it remains an important literary and social realm. Marginally observed, the rich are rarely discussed with…