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Rachel Jagareski, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Cedar and Salt

by Rachel Jagareski

Emily Lycopolus and DL Acken’s "Cedar and Salt" showcases Vancouver Island’s impressive local food scene. The large island, located off the coast of British Columbia, has a mild climate that enables year-round foraging and farming,... Read More

Book Review

The Weaving Explorer

by Rachel Jagareski

Deborah Jarchow and Gwen W. Steege’s "The Weaving Explorer" updates the craft from its 1970s boom days. Gone are garish chemical colors and polyester fibers; cooler palettes and the subtle hues of natural dyes reign. While there are... Read More

Book Review

Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook

by Rachel Jagareski

Ricky Moore’s "Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook" is a tasty compilation of recipes and information about traditional North Carolina foodways with helpful guidance for selecting, prepping, and cooking fresh fish and shellfish. Reflecting... Read More

Book Review

The Cookie Collection

by Rachel Jagareski

Brian Hart Hoffman’s "The Cookie Collection" includes 128 recipes from the popular Bake from Scratch magazine that are focused on the “humble heroes of the bake sale.” Despite cupcakes muscling their way to the top of baking lists,... Read More

Book Review

Baltimore Lives

by Rachel Jagareski

"Baltimore Lives" collects 101 black-and-white portraits of residents of the city’s neglected neighborhoods by John Clark Mayden. As noted in the eloquent foreword, they show “the everyday beauty and pain of Black life in... Read More

Book Review

Gather

by Rachel Jagareski

David Robertson of Vancouver’s Dirty Apron Cooking School and Delicatessen shares rustic yet sophisticated recipes and cooking advice in "Gather", an inviting cookbook tailored for relaxed sharing in the “collective joy” of... Read More

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