I’m a huge fan of Southern cookbooks and I like Nathalie Dupree, so I greeted this publication with excitement.

In the testing, the book turned out not to be quite what I thought (although there is certainly much to love in it).  I suspect the inhouse editing was not all it could have been.  Still, I salute the authors for an extraordinary effort.

Click here to read today’s review of Mastering the Art of Southern Coooking in the Boston Globe.  (Hit the paywall?  Use this PDF link.)

In the meantime, I have discovered a way of accessing the published text for almost all of my old reviews, through the public library!  These archival documents may not be pretty, but I can at last provide readable links for all my reviews except a couple of the very oldest.  Excited to revisit favorite old  cookbooks like Lydie Marshall’s Soup of the Day and Deh-Ta Hsiung/Nina Simonds’ The Food of China!  It’s all on the review page.

Over the next few weeks I hope to gradually update links to all my reviews and make them more accessible to all.