Pantry Raid’s Food and Cooking Books
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World’s Most Famous Cooking School
Highly recommended – this was light, fun, and had recipes to boot.
Some Like It Hot: Spicy Favorites from the World’s Hot Zones
Highly recommended – looking for hot and spicy dishes from around the globe? This is your book.
Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States: A Dinner Party Approach to International Relations
Highly recommended – great synopses of world politics, culinary history and fantastic recipes thrown in too.
Baking: From My Home to Yours
Highly recommended – this is the book used in my Tuesday’s With Dorie (TWD) posts. Great recipes and you’ll learn a lot of techniques.
Pantry Raid’s Other Books (and stuff)
Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You
Highly recommended – Simon Doonan (Creative Director at Barney’s) is witty and fun. He kind of goes around in circles and often contradicts himself but I think his point is – forget the rules! Be you!
Recommended – this is not an upbeat story, kind of hopeless actually. But it’s an interesting look at how a suburban couple struggles with their mundane lives asking themselves, “is this it?”
Mary: A Novel
Recommended – an account of Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and confinement for mental illness as told through Mary’s eyes. It gets a little rambling at times.
American Wife: A Novel
Recommended – life of the wife of an American President – loosely based on Laura Bush. I had expected it to deal more with the presidential years – that time period was kind of glossed over. The author mixes in a lot of real events with fiction, which I suppose is no different than most historical fiction. Somehow, when you’ve lived through the time period, it’s a little disconcerting.