Book Review: *Sweet Magic* by Michel Richard

Sweet Magic: Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts by Michel Richard
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Ecco (November 2, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0061928215

Back-of-the-book blurb: Long before award-winning chef Michel Richard prepared his first foie gras terrine, he was a pastry chef.  In Los Angeles, pastry lovers lined up outside his bakeshop on Wilshire Boulevard, waiting to enjoy the breads and treats [...]

Weekend Cooking--> Book Review: *Desserts 4 Today* by Abigail Johnson Dodge

Desserts 4 Today:  Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients by Abigail Johnson Dodge
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press (September 7, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1600852947

Back-of-the-book blurb:  Whether you’ve had a hard day at work, have been on the go all day, or are planning an impromptu get together for friends, nothing will end your day better than something sweet and [...]

Book Review: *Bite Me* by Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat

Bite Me:  A Stomach-Satisfying, Visually Gratifying, Fresh-Mouthed Cookbook by Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Pinky Swear Press (September 1, 2009)
ISBN-13: 9780981283500
Note: this title will be published and sold in the US by Kyle Books (fall 2010) with ISBN: 978-1906868444.  The Pinky Swear Press edition is available now from

Book review: *A White House Garden Cookbook* by Clara Silverstein

A White House Garden Cookbook: Healthy Ideas from the First Family for Your Family by Clara Silverstein
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Red Rock Press (May 16, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1933176352

Back-of-the-book blurb:   This book chronicles the first year of the White House vegetable garden with its many dozens of vegetables and herbs, including descendants of seeds planted by Thomas Jefferson; its berries [...]

Book Review: *Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day* by Jeff Hertzbrg and Zoe Francois

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François
Hardcover: 242 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (November 13, 2007)

ISBN-13: 978-0312362911

Back-of-the-book blurb:  There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread to fill a kitchen with warmth, eager appetites, and endless praise for the baker who took on [...]

Book review: *Clara's Kitchen* by Clara Cannucciari

Clara’s Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes from the Great Depression by Clara Cannucciari and Christopher Cannucciari
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (October 27, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0312608279

Back-of-the-book blurb:  Clara Cannucciari is a 94 year-old grandmother whose Great Depression Cooking videos have an army of devoted followers. In Clara’s Kitchen, she gives readers words of wisdom to buck up America’s spirits, [...]

Book Review: *Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy* by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st Edition edition (October 20, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0307267511

Back-of-the-book blurb:  Lidia Bastianich awakens in us a new respect for food and for the people who produce it in the little-known parts of Italy [...]

Book Review: *Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day* by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (October 27, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0312545529

Back-of-the-book blurb: Jeff & Zoë wrote their first book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (2007) so that baking homemade bread would be [...]