Category Archives: Cooking

The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 380 pages, 2008 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I love to cook but I rarely use recipes. When I do use recipes, they’re more starting points than strict guidelines, so this looked like something I need … Continue reading

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 304 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: A few guest spots on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and a few episodes of Strangers With Candy have resulted in much love for Amy Sedaris … Continue reading

A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 274 pages, 2001 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: A Cook’s Tour has to be the worst show on television for a vegetarian to get addicted to, but I can’t resist Bourdain’s bad-ass, snarky, … Continue reading

Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 351 pages, 2002 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I needed a light mystery to break up some heavier reads, and this series seems to be pretty popular, so I thought I’d check it out. Synopsis: … Continue reading

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy by Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 256 pages, 2004 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I think the tv show is hilarious. Synopsis: Television’s Fab Five continue their quest to improve straight men, this time in book form. Each expert … Continue reading

Betty Crocker’s Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Cook Today by Betty Crocker Editors

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 576 pages, 2000 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve been looking for good, simple recipes, as well as something that covers the basics. Synopsis: This cookbook covers the basics of cooking, such as how-to’s, stocking a … Continue reading