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Review Roundup

Chew on This: Book reviews that’ll make your mouth water

By Lisa Barrow [ Mon Jul 29 2013 3:46 PM ]

Food and words go together like green chile and cheese. In other words, deliciously. In honor of Alibi’s delectable 2013 Summer Dining Guide, we offer up this buffet of new book reviews in perfectly-sized portions.

Whet your appetite with Julian Wolf’s review of Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food. Of this collection of essays from longtime New York Times food critic Raymond Sokolov, Wolf says, “The successes and missteps of such a long and distinguished career left me hungry to take more risks in my professional life—and when deciding what’s for dinner.”

For your next course, we recommend something funny, flavorful and full of pirates. As Jyllian Roach points out in her appraisal of Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown, “A delicious weekly meal on a pirate ship with a poorly stocked pantry is a harder task than you might imagine.”

Haven’t had your fill yet? There’s plenty more to tempt you. Grab a heaping plateful of literary goodness with any of these recent Alibi book reviews:

Down and Out in MacedoniaThe Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon

Joy Harjo’s Brave VoiceCrazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo

Unlocking Your Inner BAMFYou Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Book a Trip with Trains and LoversTrains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith

The Future Unfolds25 Perfect Days by Mark Tullius

Bon appetite, booklovers.