Book Reviews

    The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

    … Consider some of the most popular seafood dishes from all around the world, such as Ceviche from Peru, Shrimp Tempura from Japan and Fish & Chips from Britain. You probably wouldn't suspect that they actually had a common origin, in a 1500 year-old Persian meat stew. As I mentioned recently, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book…

    5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    Rant: Menu Secrets & Sacrificing Choice

    … counter intuitive but it is reality. As I mentioned last Monday, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky. The book explains and expounds upon various food-related words, as well as examining the role of words in everything from menus to restaurant reviews. It is part history…

    3 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    Kanpai, It's Sake Day!

    … of equipment, oh, and to get that perfectly milled rice from Minnesota to Maine. There are also some marketing costs I’ll start accruing as soon after we begin brewing." Sake breweries are starting to pop up all across the country, and there are at least three in the planning stages for New England, including ones in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Blue…

    2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    Wines of California: Book Review

    …Wines of California: Book Review Of course, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are the coolest guys. In this book the "World Wine Guys" take readers on a fab trip into California winemaking, history, and geography. You will also find some great recipes from local chefs, yet what I liked best of all are Mike's and Jeff's fun, easy "voice," that makes the book entertaining to read rather han a chore. Send to a Friend Twitter Facebook del.icio.us Digg StumbleUpon…

    8 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story