Good Books

Leslie Lennox’s book on pesto provides a one size fits all herbs master recipe for the sauce

Summertime and plentiful herbs (maybe even in your very own backyard) makes this new book something you might want to pick up and cook from. With a one-size-fits-all-herbs master recipe and 90 more using that master recipe, you will be busy celebrating summer’s bounty way into the fall.


Jean Anderson’s “Crisps, Cobblers, Custards & Creams.”

Jean Anderson describes her latest book, “Crisps, Cobblers, Custards & Creams,” as “a global collection of the puddings I like best, all-time family favorites retrieved from dusty attics plus dozens of unusual recipes that caught my fancy while traveling at home and abroad.” Chances are you’ll find your favorite desserts…


Sara's Kitchen Revelations – You can bake a cake at 10,000 feet

I am not much of a baker but I certainly would not bother at all if I lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico or McCall Idaho, that is unless I owned this book: It is written by one of my most trusted baking experts, Susan Purdy, who spent years testing…


The Perfect Little Halloween Book

When I was on book tour in the spring a young woman showed up on my doorstep holding a flowerpot filled with popcorn, made completely out of chocolate. I was blown away. Her name was Beth Jackson Klosterboer and she told me she had worked as a chocolatier and event…


Buying Cookbooks

I have been traveling a lot, mostly on mall tours around the country and I have noticed that people aren’t buying cookbooks the way they used to. I would take it personally but my editor says that with a few notable exceptions (the absolutely hottest new stars on the Food…