Food Anatomy by Julia Rothman

This book will be released on November 15, 2016. I received a copy through NetGalley.

Food Anatomy reminds me of Fresh Made Simple that I reviewed a while back. I love the simple but colorful illustrations and they are accompanied by a lot of really cool information about food. This book covers all sorts of different cuisines across the world, and tons of tidbits about food and ingredients, from cuts of meat to diner lingo on how to order eggs to how to set a fancy table.

There aren’t too many recipes in the book, but it teaches you how to make vinegar, and shows the steps of making cheese, wine, tofu and other fun things. If you want to learn about a ton of cool food topics without reading a textbook, this is a great resource.

Book Review — A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones

This edition was released today, August 30, 2016. I received a copy through NetGalley.

If you would like to cook more, but time just doesn’t allow it, this is the book for you. We live in a world where cooking a good, healthy dinner takes time we just don’t have. This book divides its more than 150 vegetarian recipes by the time it takes to prepare them. There are recipes that take just as long as it takes to set the table, all the way to elaborate meals that take a long time.

Personally, this book was not meant for me. My husband and I are not vegetarian (he couldn’t be if he tried), and a lot of the recipes use ingredients that just aren’t very approachable for us. But if you’re vegetarian, interested in being one, or just want to try new things, check out this book and see if there is something in it for you.