David Stengle

(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Princeton, NJ USA
Birthday: Nov. 18
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 505,490 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 4
The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten
The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Steingarten combines passion, curiosity, erudition, and his lovely wry writing to make a great food book. His scholarly digging and his willingness to use the scientific method to test things is remarkable (his chapter on water, for example). He also finds some real food curiosities such as the Thompson Turkey.
Anyone who relishes seeing an active, far ranging mind at work will love this book. Great gift book. Easy to read a chapter at a time.
Michael Field's Cooking School by Michael Field
I am delighted to see this book back in print as I can now start giving it as a gift again. The book has very thorough and comprehensive instructions on small list covering all types of meals. Everything in the book is awesome. It is particularly good for people that want to cook great meals but don't have experience as the author assumes nothing. The book is not lavishly illustrated and has no photographs.
Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner
Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner
Flexner wrote this short work to make Washington's life accessible to people who don't have time to read the massive multi-volume work he did first. Washington is a truly great leader; he grows more impressive upon closer study and this book captures the highlights. A delightful biography.