Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Find Books


Read the City


Win Free Books!


PowellsBooks.news


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »

spacer

Customer Comments

janetf has commented on (1) product.

Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen by Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry
Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

janetf, June 28, 2006

My comment is not about the book, which sounds excellent and well worth reading, but about the publisher's blurb.

Why would the recipes only "appeal to eighteen- to forty-year-olds who are looking for fun and simple meals?" I must admit that I am, well, a few years beyond forty and still shop for locally produced and organic foods. Hey! And I love to cook.

To add insult . . . the "Publishers Weekly" review suggests that I'm not particularly hip. Well, puleeze!

"The recipes portion offers seasonal, international, health-conscious menus aimed at young, hip readers, with themes like 'Afrodiasporic Cookout' (Grilled Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salad, Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs, Fresh Green Beans, Good Grilled Okra, Ginger Beer) and 'Straight-Edge Punk Brunch Buffet (DIY)' (Spicy Tempeh Sausage Patties, French Toast with Blueberry Coulis)."

Sounds good to me! (Perhaps the publisher offers a senior discount?)

Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(59 of 74 readers found this comment helpful)



spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.