The Reporter's Kitchen: Essays

The Reporter's Kitchen: Essays

Jane Kramer started cooking when she started writing. Her first dish, a tinned-tuna curry, was assembled on a tiny stove in her graduate student apartment while she pondered her first writing assignment. From there, whether her travels took her to a tent settlement in the Sahara for an afternoon interview with an old Berber woman toiling over goat stew, or to the great Lon Jane Kramer started cooking when she started writing. Her first dish, a tinned-tuna curry, was assembled on a tiny stove ...

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Title:The Reporter's Kitchen: Essays
Author:Jane Kramer
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Genres:Food and Drink
ISBN:1250074371
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Reporter's Kitchen: Essays Reviews

  • Martha
    Dec 27, 2017
    I'd rate this collection of essays as 3.5 but there were plenty of essays (especially those that profiled a handful of world-renowned chefs) that I would have rated 4 individually. I think the profiles worked best because Kramer's writing could revolve around the chefs. When the subjec...
  • Carla
    Jan 18, 2018
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  • Sue
    Dec 31, 2017
    Essays from Jane Kramer's life as a writer and reporter, focused on food. They were interesting, but a lot of the food was way over my head, and it was definitely for an audience better educated in the high end of food, restaurants, and restaurant culture. ...
  • Janet
    Nov 02, 2017
    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I decidedly did like the description of the book but I found her essays to be all over the face and confusing at times....sorry, not my cup of tea. ...
  • Leigh  Kramer
    Sep 04, 2017
    I'm not sure I'd read any of Jane Kramer's articles before reading this book but I love food memoirs and I figured someone who writes for the New Yorker was worth gambling on. It was an uneven reading experience. I greatly enjoyed her chef profiles, particularly the one on Yotam Ottole...
  • Honor Kennedy
    Dec 09, 2017
    This book is about the essence of the spirit and experiences that influence one to become a chef. If you enjoy the Mind of a Chef or Anthony Bourdain's gastromic adventures, you will enjoy this series of essays. ...
  • Ja Fo
    Jan 05, 2018
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  • Rach
    Dec 13, 2017
    3.5 stars ...
  • Krissy
    Nov 22, 2017
    I read a lot of culinary-related books. I didn't love this book, but I didn't hate it either. It reminded me somewhat of Ruth Reichl's books, of which I am a big fan. This book is a collection of Jane Kramer's previously-published articles from The New Yorker. Many were about her l...
  • Vari Robinson
    Jan 07, 2018
    While some of the info was really interesting in terms of the history of food, different cultural connotations with food, etc., there were also times where I felt the author made inappropriate sexist comments or rude comments regarding certain individuals. ...