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Nancy K. Allen, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Crazy for Crab

by Nancy K. Allen

This generous compendium of crab know-how and dishes will make all crab scuttle furiously for cover. The author opens with a story about his first taste of crab at an adult sunset party. At age ten, “I was like a buzzard, swooping down... Read More

Book Review

Iconography

by Nancy K. Allen

After a particularly nasty tumble, a business card she’d been saving with the name and phone number of a nun who taught Russian Orthodox religious icon-writing fell from the author’s pocket. Neville decided to call. “I started to... Read More

Book Review

Vegan Planet

by Nancy K. Allen

Dietary principles can be confusing. Some vegetarians don’t consume animal flesh; some (ovo-lacto vegetarians) will eat eggs and dairy products; others (pesco-vegetarians) will eat fish but not other meats. Vegans consume nothing... Read More

Book Review

Par Fork!

by Nancy K. Allen

Cookbooks offer readers a number of ways to enjoy their forays into the kitchen, from exotic foreign cuisine to celebrity cooks to diet and exercise to sex. The author, a chef and cooking instructor, combines her dual passions of food... Read More

Book Review

A Fistful of Lentils

by Nancy K. Allen

Abadi is of the new generation of Jews who share and celebrate their heritage with others. Her guardian angel of cooking is Grandmother Fritzie. Abadi dedicates her book to this Syrian grandmother who carried a bottle of Tabasco sauce in... Read More

Book Review

New England Cooking

by Nancy K. Allen

The author entices readers into her cookbook with New England’s bold flavors and honest food. You can almost smell the mincemeat pie, Indian pudding, and gingerbread, and taste the roasted venison and corn chowder. Hopley pays homage... Read More

Book Review

A Burst of Flavor

by Nancy K. Allen

This is a cookbook with weight and authority. A native of Sri Lanka and chef-instructor at the University of Hawai?i’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific, the author trained in England and France. She blends these gifts into a cookbook... Read More

Book Review

Strictly Shrimp

by Nancy K. Allen

The breezes flowing out of the pages of this book are full of the aromas of shrimp grilling, boiling, steaming, and baking. The author, a strong and charming presence, grabs readers and pulls them into his laid-back world of southern... Read More

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