Thursday Book Review: “Coffee”

Today is National Coffee Day! To celebrate, this week’s featured book is Amberley Publishing’s Coffee: A Drink for the Devil by Paul Chrystal. This fascinating book examines coffee’s origins and the stories of its discovery, production, and consumption through time. Keep reading to see what readers think of this book.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Coffee””

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Food Friday: “Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain”

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

This week, we’re excited to share a recipe from Fonthill Media‘s Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain. You may be thinking, “Why in the world would I want to make prehistoric food?” but bear with us. This book actually has some great recipes, in addition to being a fascinating history of the dietary habits and lifestyle of Britain’s early inhabitants.  Continue reading “Food Friday: “Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain””

Thursday Book Review: “Sustenance”

Elizabeth Wassell is an American novelist who now resides in Ireland. Her book Sustenance is the focus of this week’s Thursday Book Review. Sustenance journeys into respected food critic Lily’s sumptuous world, but also delves into a past filled with menace. It’s a captivating work of fiction filled with romance, secrets, and mouth-watering descriptions of food. See what readers have been saying about this Liberties Press title, and purchase your copy today! Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Sustenance””

Food Friday: “JAN: A Breath of French Air”

This Friday, we’re so excited to share with you a recipe from JAN: A Breath of French Air. This new cookbook from Penguin Random House South Africa is so beautifully presented that you have to see it yourself to believe it. It’s thoroughly illustrated with full color, striking images of Jan Henrick van der Westhuizen‘s restaurant and food on almost every page. It was extremely difficult to choose just one recipe from the many delicious ones you’ll find within, but we did it! Read on to learn all about the book, watch a short video featuring Jan, his restaurant, and his food, and learn how to cook like a Michelin star chef at home! Continue reading “Food Friday: “JAN: A Breath of French Air””

Food Friday: [NEW!] “Veggie Fast Food”

Today’s Food Friday recipe comes from a brand new release from Grub Street Publishing: Veggie Fast Food by Clarissa & Florian Sehn.

This book, in addition to being full of delicious, fast, vegetarian recipes, is beautifully illustrated with full-color photos for each recipe. Bonus: it even includes vegan alternatives, when possible. Whether you’re a vegetarian, a vegan, or neither, this book is worth a look for the creative recipes you’ll find within.

About the book:
9781910690185Are you under the impression that vegetarians can’t have fast food? On the contrary! This exciting new cookbook offers more than 80 quick and easy veggie recipes – from Manchego quesadillas and TexMex burgers to tomato-cinnamon fries and No Tuna Sandwich. This is the book of vegetarian food for those in a hurry, and the handy ‘vegan traffic light’ indicators – red for vegetarian; yellow for vegan adaptation and green for vegan make it easy to find vegan options just as quickly. The authors Clarissa and Florian Sehn, discovered their love of vegetarian and vegan cuisine together. Soon, however, they ran out of creative ideas – they needed a new recipe book. So they decided to develop recipes themselves and this is the result. Their first cookbook is dedicated to vegetarian fast food, which they consider has always received short shrift – until now.


It’s Memorial Weekend, so obviously we had to choose a veggie burger recipe! This Tex Mex Burger is so good that even meat-lovers will want to give it a try. Keep reading for the full recipe… Continue reading “Food Friday: [NEW!] “Veggie Fast Food””

Food Friday: “The Culinary Adventures of a Travelling Cook”

Chocolate cream puffs. That’s all you need to know about this week’s Food Friday recipe.

This (delicious!) recipe comes from The Culinary Adventures of a Travelling Cook. The book, published by Penguin Random House South Africa, was written by an African cook and artist, and you’ll love the humorous anecdotes that accompany the recipes within.

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Food Friday: Margaret Costa’s “Four Seasons Cookery Book”

The Four Seasons Cookery Book is packed full of recipes inspired by each season, has everything you’d need to create a year full of feasts. I picked today’s recipe for two reasons. 1) It sounds delicious and comes from the “Spring” section of this book, and 2) I really enjoy the name of this recipe 🙂
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Food Friday: “The Taste of Belgium”

Today’s recipe comes from Grub Street Publishing‘s The Taste of Belgium! And what food is more synonymous with “Belgian” than a waffle? Enhance your mornings this weekend with the fantastic, truly Belgian waffle recipe you’ll find in this article.

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Food Friday: “The Dal Cookbook”

This week’s featured Grub Street Publishing cookbook is The Dal Cookbook. Add some ethnic flavors to your weekend with this traditional Indian cuisine.

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Food Friday: “Round the World in Eighty Dishes”

Today’s Food Friday book is from Grub Street Publishing. Round the World in Eighty Dishes is a collection of recipes from all over the world, organized by region. My favorite parts of this fantastic cookbook are the anecdotes that accompany each recipe. They are fascinating in that (being originally written in the 1950s) they bring you back in time. It is a highly interesting glimpse at a cookbook from the past, with recipes that still resonate today.

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