Category: Book Review

Cuisine of the Sun cookbook: a kick start for your menu

Cuisine of the Sun cookbook: a kick start for your menu
Looking to add little sunshine to the shorter daylight hours that come at this time of year? How about putting together a menu from Cuisine of the Sun: A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate. It may just be next best thing to a trip to the South of France. Chicago native and former restaurateur Chef... Read more »

Ina Garten “Make It Ahead” Cookbook Makes Thanksgiving Easy

Ina Garten “Make It Ahead” Cookbook Makes Thanksgiving Easy
So maybe you didn’t get an invite to Ina Garten’s East Hampton digs for Thanksgiving dinner. No worries, her just-published cookbook, MAKE IT AHEAD: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (Clarkson Potter/Publishers; $35)—her ninth—makes it easy for you to pull off your own Thanksgiving celebration in style. Ina shares her secrets for the biggest cooking day of... Read more »

Must Read Books 2014: Ten Hot Titles for Summer and Beyond

Must Read Books 2014: Ten Hot Titles for Summer and Beyond
It was during my formative years as an editor at Field Newspaper Syndicate where I worked with many famous authors as well as slushing my way through submissions from other not so famous authors, that I began my personal love affair with books. As an independent reader, an editor, a critic and a member of... Read more »
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The Butler Speaks Book Review: Is Housekeeping an Art?

The Butler Speaks Book Review: Is Housekeeping an Art?
After meeting Charles MacPherson, butler extraordinaire, and receiving a review copy of his book “The Butler Speaks” at a luncheon in a private dining room at Travelle in Chicago’s Langham Hotel, I became aware of how little I know about “The Art of Good Housekeeping.” Lucky for me, a few days later, I found the... Read more »
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