“Cooking from the Heart” by
Hayley Smorgon and Gaye Weeden (Hardie Grant Books, $39.95) is a
treat for the eyes that will whet anyone’s appetite - -
especially those interested in a Jewish journey through food.
There is very little to criticize about this succulent opus that
gives us stories and recipes from 27 Jewish cooks. What is
especially useful is the book’s index and also its glossary.
What is especially annoying is the lack of numbering of pages.
If food is your thing than this book is a must.
“A POEM as BIG as NEW YORK
CITY” (Universe,$19.95) is edited by Teachers & Writers
Collaborative, illustrated by Walter Dean Myers. For a gift for
a children or a gift for yourself, this is an impressive and
enchanting tome. Dreamy and appealing illustrations complement
the work of little kids writing about the Big Apple. NOTABLE
“Paris by Hollywood” edited
by Antoine De Baecque (Flammarion, $75,00, 275 pages) is a feast
for the eyes and treat for your memory bank showcasing the very
long and loving relationship between the City of Light and
filmmakers from the United States. Fifteen essays by noted film
experts explore over a hundred years of movies. Vincent
Minnelli, Blake Edwards, Woody Allen, Maurice Chevalier, Audrey
Hepburn are front and center in this work but others are also
given their due. Gorgeous, glorious, gushy and at the same time
intellectual, historical, insightful - -“Paris by Hollywood” is
a book to treasure. MUST HAVE.