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Book Reviews

This week sees the return of my dearest Kristina Gill. I always love her reviews and they receive accolades from authors and book lovers alike! Yay! And as I prepare to embark on an entire month of cookbook and recipe photography with the world’s best team this seems super fitting. Take it away, Kristina! I [...]


Book Reviews: Italian Cookbooks

by Matt on May 23, 2011

I’m happy to announce the return of book reviews from Kristina Gill. Her book review column has proven to be quite a great lil resource for books, her selections knock it outta the ballpark each and every time. And having just released my own book, well, I’m realizing that one must share the booklove as [...]


Well whatddayaknow? Today is the relase of our first book, On A Stick! I’m thrilled, elated, a bit nervous but happy that this book hits store shelves today. It was an incredibly fun project that required some state fair visits, tons of research and plenty of taste testing and you should know I gave 150% [...]

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Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen

by Matt on May 2, 2011

I met Sara a few years ago in the Bahamas and quickly discovered she is the kind of person everyone knows. As the owner of Foster’s Market in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Sara is the author of several cookbooks and has numerous appearances on Martha’s show as well as the Today show. I [...]


Heidi’s Super Natural Every Day

by Matt on April 28, 2011

I’m at a loss for words as I sit down to write a very quick review of Heidi Swanson’s latest book Super Natural Every Day. There is nothing that could come from me that would tell you what you don’t already know about Heidi and her writing and photography. It’s perfect. For once I’m not [...]


Serve Yourself by Joe Yonan

by Matt on April 25, 2011

This quick book review will most likely be biased. I’m cool with that. And I’m owning my bias in a big way, here’s why: My husband works out of state several weeks a month. I am from Texas. Mr. Yonan is from Texas. Mr. Yonan is affable, sweet and smart, and has a chapter on [...]


10 Things: The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches

by Matt on April 14, 2011

I would like to tell you how much I love my job. I love it thissssssssssssssssssssssssssssss much. Why? Because not only do I get to work with food almost every day and with people I love, but because once in a while there are projects like Susan Russo’s The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches that just make [...]


Well it seems just like yesterday that I was sticking stuff on sticks and making photos of them! It sure does! But now that it’s here — well, almost here — I’d like to extend a very special offer to you, my food blogging friends. Would you like a review copy of On A Stick!, [...]


  I would love to take a moment to review The Sriracha Cookbook that arrived last January. I would also like to take a moment to tell you how much I love the book. But I can’t. I won’t. Why? Because I’m too busy stuffing my face with this recipe. Let’s say this will be [...]


Power Foods

by Matt on January 25, 2011

You’d never know by looking at my chubby exterior, but during the week we focus on a variety of healthy meals at home in an effort to balance the overindulgence, tastings, and big dinners that usually fill our weekends. And even if it weren’t for this health focus, if anything it’s to give my palate [...]