From the category archives:

food books

Mollie Katzen: Get Cooking Author Dishes

March 4, 2010 food book giveaways

Q&A with beloved & bestselling cookbook author Mollie Katzen of Moosewood fame.

16 comments Read the full article →

Michael Pollan Talks Food Rules in San Francisco

January 23, 2010 civil eats

Find out what the affable, ethical epicurean had to say today in my post on Michael Pollan for Berkeleyside, which was also republished at Civil Eats. And check back here next week for this month’s book giveaway, a signed copy of Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. Share this:

0 comments Read the full article →

Cool Cuisine Author Advocates Green Grub to Save Globe

January 14, 2010 food book giveaways

Laura Stec combines her passion for the planet with a love of food in her efforts to promote green cuisine — eating healthily and well while treading lightly on Mother Earth. And she’s got the cred to back up her good intentions.  Laura trained at the Culinary Institute of America, School of Natural Cookery, and […]

23 comments Read the full article →

Book Giveaway: My Nepenthe

November 13, 2009 baking

It’s always tricky to write about a pal’s book, you don’t want to come off sounding like a fawning friend, frankly. So, in the case of My Nepenthe by Romney “Nani” Steele, I’m going to let others hand out the praise. Sunset describes Nani’s cookbook-cum-memoir as “a valentine to one of the most beautiful places […]

31 comments Read the full article →

Cookbook Giveaway: The Gastrokid Cookbook

October 29, 2009 food book giveaways

This month’s book giveaway, The Gastrokid Cookbook: Feeding a Foodie Family in a Fast-Food World, comes to us from two dedicated foodie fathers who are determined to keep things interesting in the kitchen after children enter the dining picture. Hugh Garvey, features editor at Bon Appetit, and Matthew Yeomans, who writes about eating for a […]

17 comments Read the full article →

Reassurance for Parents of Picky Eaters

September 25, 2009 food books

Time to debunk a few myths for those of us raising choosy chowhounds.  It’s not your fault. Except when it is. I’ll explain below.  Also, it’s not a problem. Unless, of course, you decide it is. More on that later too. I don’t mean to be cryptic or glib about something that many parents — […]

18 comments Read the full article →

Recipe Guide Giveaway: My Lunch Box

September 21, 2009 food book giveaways

If you’re like many parents, a few weeks into the new school year you’re probably desperate to come up with some different lunch ideas that your kid will eat, don’t take too long to make, and cover the nutritional bases. Help is on its way. Check out my recent blog post which includes suggestions and […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Beating the Brown Bag Blues a.k.a. Taking the Stress Out of School Lunch

September 10, 2009 food books

The new school year brings earlier mornings for some, the transition to different teachers, curriculum, or kids for most, and — the bane of many parents’ existence — packing a lunch every day. For those of you whose child’s school cranks out edible fare — and your kid willingly eats it — good luck to […]

6 comments Read the full article →

Book Giveaway: Farm City by Novella Carpenter

August 31, 2009 food book giveaways

In conjunction with the Eat Real Festival in Oakland last weekend, urban farm gal Novella Carpenter hosted an all day soiree at Ghost Town/Goat Town Farm, the one depicted in her very funny food memoir released earlier this summer. I swung by the event, which drew a steady crowd, to see what’s growing in the […]

29 comments Read the full article →

Adventures of an Urban Farm Gal

August 20, 2009 food books

Uber-funny urban farmer Novella Carpenter has gone from indie garage band status to full-fledged rock star of the urban homestead movement in a matter of months. In part, perhaps, because of zingers likes this one, about the lengths she and her partner go to — including nightly dumpster diving sporting head lamps — to keep […]

19 comments Read the full article →

Find Food Books at Friendly Independent Book Stores

August 9, 2009 food books

Photo: Courtesy of Omnivore Books on Food Call me old fashioned: I just don’t see myself curling up any time soon with a Kindle. After two beloved bookstores in my neighborhood — Berkeley, a legendary university town no less –  closed up shop this year (Cody’s & Black Oak) I swore off Amazon forever. So, […]

2 comments Read the full article →

Book Giveaway: Hungry Monkey

August 4, 2009 food book giveaways

Picky eater. I’m one. I’m raising one. Really dislike the term. Can’t we come up with a better way to describe ourselves? I sometimes say “particular” or “quirky” as an alternative to the cliche “picky.” Any ideas, dear readers? There’s a free, autographed copy of Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father’s Quest to Raise an Adventurous […]

38 comments Read the full article →

Eat Food, Cook Food, and Don't Forget the Salt

July 29, 2009 comfort food

Perhaps the best thing about Cook Food: a manualfesto for easy, healthy, local eating is that it’s a slim little volume. That’s not some snarky reviewer comment. Writer Lisa Jervis aims to demystify how to eat well and cook simple food by keeping her book brief. She includes 20 recipes of the beans, greens, grains, […]

0 comments Read the full article →

The First Lady of Food

June 19, 2009 food books

So the week began with Paul McCartney’s plea for Meat Free Mondays and ended with Michael Pollan and Novella Carpenter discussing slaughtering chickens, rabbits, goats, and pigs for dinner. What a difference a few days makes. Carpenter, in case you’ve missed her, is the author of Farm City, a new book on urban gardening that’s […]

5 comments Read the full article →

What Do You Eat When You Eat Alone?

June 13, 2009 comfort food

True confession: When I’m home alone at night sometimes I forget to make dinner. Ten o’clock rolls around, the kitchen is closed, and so I grab a bowl of cereal and call it a night. Terrible habit I know. At least it’s whole grain cereal. It turns out, I’m in good company. Here’s another cereal-for-solo […]

18 comments Read the full article →

Book Banning Abated

May 28, 2009 food books

Have you been following the controversy over the summer reading selection at Washington State University? It looks something like this: The best-seller Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by good food guru Michael Pollan was slated as a must read for all incoming freshmen. Then the university administration scrapped the book and an […]

0 comments Read the full article →