I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington
essays / food / nonfiction

I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington

Apparently, I’ll Have What She’s Having is based on a series of articles Rebbeca Harrington wrote in New York Magazine. That explains the choppiness and length of the chapters; they must have just compiled them and bound them. The premise of the book is cute, she tries various celebrity diets and reports back. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

The Satanic Mechanic: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew
fiction / food / mystery

The Satanic Mechanic: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew

The  Tannie Maria mysteries are one of my all-time favorite mystery series. That’s really saying something because I have read literally thousands of mysteries over the years. The Satanic Mechanic was a lot of fun and a little less gruesome than the first book in the series which involved some unfortunate wildlife poaching scenes. The … Continue reading

Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Powder, and a Pinch of Salt by Leslie F. Miller
food / nonfiction

Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Powder, and a Pinch of Salt by Leslie F. Miller

I wish I liked this book. The concept was certainly compelling–a book celebrating cakes rather than simply being about making them–but ultimately it fell flat. I think what put me off was how the author kept switching back and forth between personal memories (occasionally not cake related, she writes at length about her mother and … Continue reading