Category Archives: Books

We Love Kale and We Love Quinoa: Introducing My New Books

You guys. (You guys!) I’m a little giddy today. I thought about dancing around in private before writing thisView full post »

Book Recommendations

Feeling Bookish

Oh, winter. Can you be over soon, please? My fingers poked through the tips of this year’s gloves weeksView full post »

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible Karen Page Andrew Dornenburg

Books in Brief: The Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

THE TAKEAWAY. This is a reference book you’ll use weekly, if not daily, in your kitchen. How often can you sayView full post »

Books in Brief: The Beautiful Edible Garden by Leslie Bennett and Stefani Bittner

There are lots of reasons to want to grow some of your own food and just as many reasons to not want to turn your yardView full post »

Books in Brief: Choosing Sides by Tara Mataraza Desmond + A Giveaway

THE TAKEAWAY. One of my favorite parts of not eating meat these days is the opportunity for foods traditionallyView full post »

Books in Brief: The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations by Kim O’Donnel

Maybe it’s just me, but no matter how comfortable I get with meatlessness in everyday life, a special kind ofView full post »

Vegetarian Main Dish for Thanksgiving: Chanterelle and Gruyere Bread Pudding

A savory, indulgent, and festive vegetarian main dish that’s perfect for the holidays.View full post »

Books in Brief: Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck

Amaranth. Buckwheat. Millet. Rye. Do these words make you swoon, or do they strike fear into your heart? For all theirView full post »

Books in Brief: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Old habits dragging you down? With a little hard work, they don’t have to. Learn just how much we already knowView full post »

Books in Brief: Ripe by Cheryl Sternman Rule and Paulette Phlipot

Ripe is a cookbook full of liberated fruits and vegetables. “Fall in love with us because we’re smart,View full post »

Books in Brief: Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson

THE TAKEAWAY. Super Natural Every Day  is a beautiful peek into the world of natural foods maven Heidi Swanson. If yourView full post »

Books in Brief: Parents Need to Eat, Too by Debbie Koenig

THE TAKEAWAY. Parents Need to Eat, Too is a smart, witty, dare I say indispensable resource for parents clawing theirView full post »

In Conversation with Exceptional Women

We’re all trying to innovate at a mile a minute these days, aren’t we? Sometimes, when I look at howView full post »

Announcing the Winners of The China Study 10-Book Giveaway

If you asked, I might divulge to you that I pride myself a little bit on being a confirmed non-celebrity-stalker.View full post »

Hey, 2012! Hit us with your best shot.

Enter to win one of 10 (count em, 10!) copies of The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. This book will change —View full post »

Ottolenghi. Need I say more?

A short and glowing review of both Yotam Ottolenghi’s new vegetarian cookbook Plenty and his flagship LondonView full post »


Three newsworthy nibbles: The winner of our recent two-cookbook giveaway, Lobster: A Love Story syndicated onView full post »

Big Girls, Small Supermarket

Do me a favor and listen carefully. Have you ever been walking down the street behind a cute teenage girl, all long,View full post »

Announcing the Winner of How to Build A Fire

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway of Erin Bried’s How to Build a Fire And Other Handy Things YourView full post »

A few of Umami Girl’s favorite things

Three of Umami Girl’s favorite things this week, including a chance to win a free copy of “How to Build aView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Two New Cookbooks for Vegetable Lovers

This week in the crisper, two beautiful and eminently useful new cookbooks for veggie lovers and anyone looking forView full post »

The Way Gestalt Tastes

A perfect pairing of Shiraz and homemade pizza with sopressata, fresh mozzarella, Asiago, rosemary and basil, from theView full post »

In Defense of Food

A simple, real-food recipe for skillet greens with bacon and feta cheese, plus the winner of In Defense of Food and aView full post »