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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Apron Anxiety: October Round-Up

Many thanks to members who read and reviewed October’s book, Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen by Alyssa Shelasky. We know that it takes some dedication to a book club to successfully read a book on time AND write a review of it. Thanks for participating. Have a look at the reviews:

Our November book is the newly published Best Food Writing 2013, edited by Holly Hughes. Feel free to read all the pieces or just one or two and tell us what you thought.  Post your review any time in the last week of November and come back here on 1 December for a round-up of them all. New members are always welcome to join. Find out more about us.

Forward planning for members: December is a really busy month! You are welcome to review any cookbook in December. Perhaps your favourite (most used? most opened?) cookbook of 2013? In a month where bloggers like to look back over the year and post some reflections, maybe you can include your favourite cookbook of the year in a 2013 retrospective post that you already have planned for your blog.

More forward planning: The first three of next year’s books are listed on our book list page. Christmas present suggestions?!

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Plate to Pixel: September Round-Up

Thank you to our members who read and reviewed Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling by Helene Dujardin, our September book. Please take a moment to read the reviews:

Our October book is Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen by Alyssa Shelasky. Please post your reviews any time in the last week of October and come back here on 1 November for a round-up of them all. New members are always welcome. Find out more about us.

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