Book Reviews

    The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

    … you, as well as make you think of food in different ways. I highly recommend this book and I'm back discussing issues raised in the book. In one of the chapters, From Sikbaj to Fish and Chips, Jurafsky explores the origins of several popular seafood dishes, and that history extends back to 6th century Persia. At that time, Khosrau I Anushirvan…

    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!

    …. 1) Tomorrow, and tomorrow only, you can get a FREE copy of the e-book of my first Tipsy Sensei novel, Gods, Demons & Sake, This exciting, supernatural thriller pits Nate Randall, a Boston-based Sake expert, against a terrible Japanese creature which seeks an ancient artifact of great power. In his quest to thwart this evil, Nate encounters…

    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