October 15, 2018 by Zoë
I picked this up thinking it would be a fairly Americanized bento book–more about packed lunches than about Japanese food. I was mistaken. Simply Bento by Yuko Yagi and Noriko Yura is a surprisingly extensive look at the art of bento and the many, many recipes that can be included.
October 1, 2018 by Zoë
Cookie dough: delicious, but with the potential for inducing food poisoning. That’s where The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook by Olivia Hops comes in.
September 17, 2018 by Zoë
The king has three daughters: Gaela, Reagan, and Elia, but only one can become queen. Each has plans of her own, and in The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton, they find themselves locked in a struggle that will test their relationships to everyone around them and to the kingdom itself.
September 10, 2018 by Zoë
After a couple of gardening books, though, it gets old. There’s only so many times you can read about the same beans and tomatoes and onions before you get tired of it. That’s where Grow Something Different to Eat by Matthew Biggs comes in.
August 20, 2018 by Zoë
In The Face: Strangers on a Pier, Tash Aw explores his own identity as Malaysian Chinese, as well as considering broader questions of diasporic identity and belonging in Southeast Asia and the world.