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

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes by Ronni Lundy
cookbook / essays / food / nonfiction

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes by Ronni Lundy

I liked the “Appalachian Journey” travelogue part of Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes better than the recipes. I enjoyed reading about life in Appalachia, the origins of the various food found there (more varied than stereotyped) and the stories of the people who live there. It really fleshed out a region of the country that … Continue reading