Category Archives: Books I Love and Loathe.

Reviews of books.

Hungry Girl: How to Cook with Non-Dairy Creamer

Several weeks ago, Amy Sherman gave me a cookbook entitled Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World, because she knew it would drive me crazy. How well she knows me. I browsed through the … Continue reading

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Muscle Chow: Lessons in Gay Food Porn

A few weeks ago, I was watching To Be or Not To Be at a friend’s house where, after the film, I wandered into the kitchen to help myself to a glass of water. As I was drinking, I spied … Continue reading

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Depression (Era) Food

Yes, I know. The word of the hour is recession but, frankly, I don’t know the difference. Nor do I much care, since I’ve never had much money to lose anyway. I do, however, smell a trend. On Tuesday, my … Continue reading

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Kill It and Grill It

… or The Carnivore’s Dilemma. Originally, I had thought to do a little post on yet another odd celebrity cookbook, this one by Ted (Cat Scratch Fever) Nugent and his wife, Shemane. I thought I might be able to write … Continue reading

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Eat This: 1,001 Things to Eat Before You Diet

Summer reading should be pleasant fare. Though I had found perverse comfort earlier this season in Barbara Tuchman’s A Distant Mirror— the wars and epidemics of our own century seem paltry when compared to the Hundred Years’ War and Bubonic … Continue reading

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Celebrity Cooking

Like many of you out there in the land of food geekdom, I enjoy reading cookbooks. I do not enjoy reading all cookbooks, however. I am generally bored to tears by the big, slick coffee table tomes. Charlie Trotter? Forget … Continue reading

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