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Title: The Tea Planter’s Wife

Author: Dinah Jefferies

ISBN-13: 978-0451495983

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Title: Something to Food About

Author: Questlove (Ahmir Thompson)

Summary from Publisher:

Questlove is a drummer, producer, musical director, culinary entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author. What unites all of his work is a profound interest in creativity. In somethingtofoodabout, Questlove applies his boundless curiosity to the world of food. In conversations with ten innovative chefs in America, he explores what makes their creativity tick, how they see the world through their cooking and how their cooking teaches them to see the world. The conversations begin with food but they end wherever food takes them. Food is fuel. Food is culture. Food is history. And food is food for thought.

Featuring conversations with: Nathan Myhrvold, Modernist Cuisine Lab, Seattle;  Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, and NoMad, NYC;  Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia; Ludo Lefebvre, Trois Mec, L.A.; Dave Beran, Next, Chicago; Donald Link, Cochon, New Orleans;  Dominque Crenn, Atelier Crenn, San Francisco;  Daniel Patterson, Coi and Loco’l, San Francisco; Jesse Griffiths, Dai Due, Austin; and Ryan Roadhouse, Nodoguro, Portland.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed the interviews, but not the Modern Art Photography between the interviews. I’m not into modern art. If you like reading about what inspires chefs, I recommend this book. If you’re into modern are photography, I recommend checking out this book.

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Blogging for Books Review: The Art of Whiskey by Noah Rothbaum

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Art of American Whiskey

This book is not what I expected. When I picked it out, I failed to read the subtitle: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, through 100 Iconic Labels.

It literally was an art book about whiskey labels. There are a few cocktail recipes.

You can tell from the writing that the author is very passionate about the subject matter.

Just because this book was not what I expected doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. I do recommend this book for those who like to read about the history of alcohol. It would make a nice coffee table book where the artwork can be pursued at leisure.

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I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson

I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson

I recently joined a book program called Blogging for Books, and received this book, “I Quit Sugar” by Sarah Wilson, to read and review.

All I can say is Wow! I learned a lot reading this book about the three different types of sugar and all the ways sugar is snuck into food nowadays.

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In addition to all the wonderful information about sugar and the ill-effects on our bodies, she outlines an 8-week detox to help reset your system. Full-disclosure: I have not done the detox, but I have cut out the amount of sugar I consume from my diet, and am not having the mild blood sugar issues I’ve been having for the past couple of years.

The author has also includes 108 sugar-free recipes in her book. I’ve tried to Bacon and Egg Cupcakes, the Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, and the Coconut Curry Meatballs so far. They are all delicious and really easy. The Bacon and Egg Cupcakes have become a fall back meal in case I’m too tied to make a large meal.

Another thing I really liked about this book was that Sarah seemed really genuine about her detox. She was honest about the difficulty of it at times, and admitted when she lapsed. When she lapsed though, she emphasized not beating yourself up about it and give up, but start again the next day. She has recommendations on how to purge your system (safely) if you do over-indulge in sugar.

I really enjoyed this book and recommend it. Even if you’re not looking for a diet book or a detox, this book contains really informative information.

You can follow Sarah and I Quit Sugar on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IQuitSugar.