Category Archives: Book

Cookbook Review: Rustic Joyful Food – Danielle Kartes – A Thoughtful Cookbook for Your Kitchen 95 Points

I love cookbooks–I think it is at the intersection of caring for those around and to implement ingredients and steps to making your dining room table pop full of flavor. I have stopped using online recipes simply because I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Wine: The Search for The Origins of Viticulture – Patrick McGoven

This is not a new book published originally in 2003.  Patrick McGovern is Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. This is short review because there have been … Continue reading

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For the Love of Cookbooks – James Melendez

I love cookbooks—yes, the paper kind. My mother taught me a love for books — she loves paper books and so do I. When I was in graduate and undergraduate school….well textbooks were exhausting: bricks on my back.  And because … Continue reading

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Book Review – Native Wine Grapes of Italy – Ian D’Agata

When was the last time you tasted these Native wines of Italy: Cjanorie, Doux d’Henry, Vitovska or Galioppo (no, not that Gaglioppo)?  While this isn’t a new book–books should be reviewed in terms of the evergreen possibility they present.  Evergreen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Urban Grape’s Drink Progressively by Hadley and TJ Douglas – 95 Points

              Urban Grape’s Drink Progressively by Hadley and TJ Douglas Price: $27.00 ISBN: 978-1-940611-58-7 I LOVE WINE BOOKS.   I read wine books for many reasons–I love to hear about how other people beyond myself … Continue reading

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Review: Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition – Daniel Orkent – 93 Points – James Melendez

Review: Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition – Daniel Orkent **** Last Call is the basis of Ken Burns’s 3-part series on US prohibition of alcohol.  A well researched documentation of one of the strangest and long lasting … Continue reading

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