Here are 5 tips on how to ace cookbook reviews:
1. Describe the author’s background and authority.
2. Identify the intended audience.
3. Write in the style appropriate to the publication.
4. Evaluate the cookbook’s mission and accessibility.
5. Be honest in your cookbook reviews.
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Martha Esersky Lorden is a book reviewer who specializes in cookbooks and culinary history. In addition to reviewing, she has published interviews with notable authors including Yotam Ottolenghi, Diana Henry, David Lebovitz, and Mimi Sheraton. For examples of her reviews, see her blog, Outtathekitchen.com.
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