April’s New Members

We are joined by Stephanie from Toronto and the blog Kitchen Frolic. She started blogging when she and her husband, Paul, began seriously learning to cook. Her pesto cheeseburgers sound like a good recipe to try!

I must apologize to Amanda, who joined us a few months ago; I failed to introduce her in a post! Oops. She has already contributed some insightful reviews and has chosen our May book for us: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage. Amanda blogs at the Omar Niode Foundation and she lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Foundation focuses on social and educational initiatives, particularly relating to food and agriculture. The blog is full of good food ideas.

Please visit the blogs of our new members and welcome them to the group!

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The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining: March Round-Up

Thanks to members who read and reviewed our March book: The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining: From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas by Colleen Rush. Here is a list of our reviews–it’s a short one this month!

Our April book is From Scratch: Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin (chosen by Pech of Pechluck’s Food Adventures). Please join us by reading it and posting on the last day (or week) of April. Check back here on 1 May for a round-up of all our reviews.

New members are always welcome. Find out more about our friendly group!

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Below Stairs: February Round-Up

Thank you to everyone who read our February book, Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Story that Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey by Margaret Powell. Have a look at our reviews.

Next month we will be improving our table manners with the book The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining: From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas by Colleen Rush. Please join in and post your review on the last day (or in the last week) of March.

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February’s New Member

We are thrilled to welcome Vicki to our group. She blogs at I’d Rather Be at the Beach and lives in Florida. Her blog focuses on books, fitness, food, and family (she has four kids and four grandchildren). She says that pizza is her favorite food and has a recipe for quinoa pizza bites on her blog. Please visit her virtual world and say hello!

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The Flavor Thesaurus: January Round-Up

Thanks to members who read and reviewed The Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Segnit. Please have a look at the reviews.

Our February book is Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Story that InspiredUpstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey by Margaret Powell. Members should post in the last week (or on the last day) of February. Please link back to the Kitchen Reader in your review post and come back here on March 1 for a round-up.

New members are always welcome. Find out more about us.

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Cookbook Reviews: December Round-Up

In December, members could review any cookbook. Have a look at our reviews:

Our January book is The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium of Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook by Niki Segnit. It’s an ingenious reference book highlighting flavors from around a wheel of foods, full of ideas for their pairings. Members should post in the last week (or on the last day) of January. Please link back to the Kitchen Reader in your review post and come back here on February 1 for a round-up.

There are some great books lined up for the next few months, including Below Stairs, the maid’s diary that inspired Downton Abbey! Have a look on our book list page. New members are always welcome; find out more about us.

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Best Food Writing 2013: November Round-Up

Thanks to members who read and reviewed Best Food Writing 2013, edited by Holly Hughes. Please have a look at all our reviews.

In December, our readers may choose to review any cookbook. This is the perfect time to tell us about a book that meant a lot to you in 2013. It can be any cookbook, new or old. If you haven’t participated in the Kitchen Reader in a while, this is a great way to get back into it. Please link back to the Kitchen Reader in your post and come back here on January 1 for a round-up.

There are some great books lined up for the first three months of 2014, including Below Stairs, the maid’s diary that inspired Downton Abbey! Have a look on our book list page. New members are always welcome; find out more about us.

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