Cookbook Reviews

From time to time, I receive cookbooks for the purpose of conducting a review of them. I welcome publishers to contact me if they have cookbooks for review. However, it should be noted that I do not post reviews of every cookbook I receive and, therefore, I offer no promise nor guarantee that sending me a cookbook will result in a review of it being published on my food blog nor that a positive review will follow in exchange for receiving a cookbook.

I do carefully scrutinize each book and will post some reviews of select cookbooks that I feel fit in with the theme and focus of my food blog and/or with my own personal interests in the culinary realm, and that I think would also be of interest to my readers.

For those cookbooks that I do choose to publish a review on, I will conduct an honest, forthright, and balanced review and reserve the right to publish my own personal opinions on them.

  • Review of Chef Michael Smith’s “Family Meals” Cookbook September 13, 2014   Title: Family Meals Author: Chef Michael Smith Price: $32.00 (CDN$) Pages: >250 Available: Bookstores across Canada and online Penguin Canada has offered me the opportunity to conduct a review of Chef Michael Smith’s latest cookbook, Family Meals. Michael Smith is a celebrity chef and Food Network Canada star who makes his home in Prince Edward Island on Canada’s East Coast. ...
  • Cookbook Review: The Best of Bridge Sunday Suppers December 13, 2017 Title: Best of Bridge Sunday Suppers Author: Various Publication Date: 2017 Publisher: Robert Rose Inc. Cover: Hardcover Price: $29.95 Pages: 324 Robert Rose Inc. has offered me the opportunity to conduct a review of Best of Bridge Sunday Suppers. This cookbook is a collection of standard home cooking recipes that would typify classic-style Sunday family suppers. The book has an attractive, sturdy hardcover ...
  • Cookbook Review: Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes February 1, 2015 Title: Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes    Author: Donna-Marie Pye Publication Date: 2014 Publisher: Robert Rose Inc. Cover: Softcover Price: $24.95 (US$)/$27.95 (CDN$) Pages: 352 I recently received a complimentary review copy of Donna-Marie Pye’s “Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes” from publisher, Robert Rose. This compendium of 200 recipes is, in my view, really the only slow cooker recipe book the home ...
  • Cookbook Review: Dessert Mash-ups November 22, 2014 Title: Dessert Mash-ups Author: Dorothy Kern Publication Date: 2014 Publisher: Ulysses Press Cover: Hardcover Price: $27.50 (CDN$); $21.95 (US$) Pages: 152 Ulysses Press has offered me the opportunity to conduct a review of Dorothy Kern’s cookbook, Dessert Mash-Ups. Kern is the blogger behind “Crazy for Crust” food blog and Dessert Mash-Ups is her first cookbook. I found this a delightful cookbook, all about ...
  • Cookbook Review: Best of Bridge Home Cooking (2015) November 9, 2015   Title: Best of Bridge Home Cooking Author: Various Publication Date: 2015 Publisher: Robert Rose Inc. Cover: Hardcover Price: $29.95 Pages: 360 Robert Rose Inc. has offered me the opportunity to conduct a review of Best of Bridge Home Cooking. This is the latest in the “Best of Bridge” series of cookbooks. This cookbook is a collection of standard home cooking recipes that aims ...
  • Cookbook Review: Best of Bridge Holiday Classics (2014) December 26, 2014 Title: Best of Bridge Holiday Classics Author: Various Publication Date: 2014 Publisher: Robert Rose Inc. Cover: Hardcover Price: $29.95 Pages: 303 Robert Rose Inc. has offered me the opportunity to conduct a review of Best of Bridge Holiday Classics. This is the latest in the “Best of Bridge” series of cookbooks. While this cookbook is aimed at holiday entertaining, I would suggest there ...
  • Cookbook Review of The Simple Bites Kitchen: Nourishing Whole Food Recipes for Every Day November 30, 2017 Title:  The Simple Bites Kitchen: Nourishing Whole Food Recipes for Every Day  Author:  Aimée Wimbush-Bourque Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada Price: $32.00 (CDN$) Pages: >300 Available:  Bookstores across Canada and online Penguin Random House Canada has offered me the opportunity to conduct a review of Aimée Wimbush-Bourque’s latest cookbook, The Simple Bites Kitchen: Nourishing Whole Food Recipes for Every Day .  Wimbush-Bourque ...
  • Cookbook Giveaway Contest!!! December 14, 2017         Thanks to the publishers at Robert Rose Inc., I have an extra copy of Best of Bridge Sunday Suppers to give away in conjunction with the review I just published on this cookbook. Cookbook Giveaway Rules These Official Rules govern the Cookbook giveaway. By participating or attempting to participate in the giveaway event, you will be deemed ...

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