6 Books to Give Adventurous Eaters (Or, Let’s Be Honest, to Buy for Yourself)

Everybody and their monkey is putting out a gift guide, and obviously, I wanted to jump in on the fun with my own area of expertise: what to buy for people who love to cook and eat (or at the least, read about cooking or eating) food from all over the world. Since the monkeys write poorly and everybody else tends to stick to mainly Euro-American-centric stuff, I thought I'd better get the word out about some tasty tomes. I devour over 75 cookbooks a year. Figuratively, of course. Between those sent to me by publishers, the ones I buy myself, the ones I take from the public library, and the … [Read more...]

Book Review: Pike Place Market Recipes by Jess Thomson

As I've mentioned before, the Pike Place Market is the Plaza to my Eloise. I considered it mine long before I realized that every girl didn't have just such a place in her little life. I took the hum bao for granted, rolled my eyes at the flying fish, and assumed the rainbow of vegetables stacked higher than my head was a human right. So pardon me if I was concerned about the coming of a new book about MY market. Luckily Pike Place Market Recipes: 130 Delicious Ways to Bring Home Seattle's Famous Market* by Jess Thomson is not the same as those that have gone before. It explores the market as … [Read more...]