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Eric Patterson, Book Reviewer

Chef Eric Patterson, along with his partner Chef Jennifer Blakeslee, is the chef and owner of the Cooks’ House in Traverse City, Michigan. He’s been working in kitchens for almost forty years and previously earned a Michelin star at Andre’s in Las Vegas. He’s somewhat of an expert on cookbooks; he even wrote one himself. Like his reviews? You should try his Cassoulet!

Book Review

The Menu

by Eric Patterson

In "The Menu", Eve Marleau looks back on historical menus as a “fascinating reflection of cultural history and shifts in social trends.” She observes that “there is something tantalising about a menu—it’s simultaneously a... Read More

Book Review

Anatolia

by Eric Patterson

Somer Sivrioglu and David Dale’s "Anatolia" presents Turkish cuisine in a way that challenges “old theories about Turkish cooking and creat[es] a few new ones.” "Anatolia", from the ancient term for the geographical area now known... Read More

Book Review

Faster

by Eric Patterson

In his new book "Faster", Neal Bascomb retraces the story of an underdog racing team. Made up of a driver banned from all the top European teams because of his Jewish heritage; an ambitious American heiress who wanted to make her mark in... Read More

Book Review

Salt & Time

by Eric Patterson

In her new cookbook, Salt & Time, Alissa Timoshkina reconnects with her Siberian birthplace and memories of snow crunching under her feet, offering her own “aesthetic take of Russian food.” Russian food is often seen as filling,... Read More

Book Review

tawâw

by Eric Patterson

In his debut cookbook tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine, Chef Shane Chartrand works to “bring the beauty and artistry of his world to everybody.” As such, "tawâw" is not just a cookbook; it is “a collection of healing, of... Read More

Book Review

Vintage 1954

by Eric Patterson

What happens when you combine UFOs, a vintage bottle of wine, and time travel? You get Antoine Laurain’s fantasy novel, "Vintage 1954". Four newfound friends—Hubert Larnaudie, a property manager; Julien, a bartender; Magalie, a... Read More

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