Book Reviews

Book review: The Pigeon Wars of Damascus.
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Book review: The Pigeon Wars of Damascus.

Marius Kociejowski, born in Canada of Polish parentage now lives and writes in London. He is a metaphysical journalist in search of echoes rather than analogies. He loves Middle Eastern cultures, mindset, and especially Syria, more specifically Damascus. This oldest continuously inhabited city of the world, the capital of Syria, […]

Book review: The Facebook Effect.
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Book review: The Facebook Effect.

Since its inception a little more than half a decade ago, the company has been able to attract 500 million users worldwide. In this short period, Facebook has helped mount political protests in countries like Iran and Colombia. Mark Zuckerberg, who invented the Facebook concept as a freshman at Harvard […]

Book review: Vino Argentino.
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Book review: Vino Argentino.

I can think of no other individual who can write with authority about Argentine wine and the industry. Only three decades ago it was very difficult to find relevant information about Argentine wine.  A few hopelessly oxidized brand names were available, but one could hardly recognize or taste any specific […]

Book review: Food, Sex and Salmonella.
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Book review: Food, Sex and Salmonella.

The author, a veterinarian by training, tells it like it is. Food, Sex, and Salmonella is a book every professional cook, homemaker, and culinary student must read to understand how “modern” food is produced, “inspected”, distributed, and the politics in all the steps before it finally ends up in kitchens. […]

Book review: Poisoning the Press.
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Book review: Poisoning the Press.

The author, a journalism professor at the University of Maryland, was an investigative correspondent for CNN, ABC and other news agencies fro two decades. This book is possibly his crowning glory. It enlightens the reader about both personalities and how Washington D.C’s politics taint transparency, cause the spending of millions […]

Book Review: The Gun.
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Book Review: The Gun.

The author was a Marine Corps officer, who served in the Gulf War, is an extraordinary researcher, and outstanding writer. These tree rare talents make for an informative and fascinating book like no other. The Gun explores the development of the machine gun concept in the U S A, starting […]

Book review: How to Cook Everything.
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Book review: How to Cook Everything.

The author is among America’s most widely respected food writers. Through this completely revised book with 2000 simple recipes he accomplishes something few authors have been able to do. Most cookbooks are written with a focus on a cuisine or ingredient, not so for this one. He explains everything from […]

Book review: Entertaining in the Raw.
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Book review: Entertaining in the Raw.

Approximately 2 – 3 per cent of the North American population prefers to eat mostly raw food. A raw “foodist” is an individual, who, 75 – 100 per cent of the time, eats food raw. This can be salads cold soups prepared from scratch, desserts, cheese or fruit. Raw food […]