Wednesday, June 21, 2017

{Blog Tour} Taking the Mystery out of the Menu - Naomi Powell (Review)

Taking the Mystery out of the Menu

A pocket guide to cuisine and understanding the menu by an author who's passionate about food and fine dining. 
Eating out is not only a ‘special event’ activity enjoyed by families and friends in our modern high speed world, but very often a necessity for the great work force whose long working day and often unsociable working hours allow little time for home food preparation. However, when eating out for whatever reason, it can be very confusing when presented with a menu of unfamiliar terms and dishes. This pocket guide will help diners to master the mysteries of the menu with ease!

This book is the perfect guide to have at home; that you could flip through at any time.  I enjoyed the intro to this book and it helped me understand exactly what the author was going for.  The author does a great job explaining how the book came to me.

The book is split into letters of the alphabet and has definitions of common terms you might see in a menu or I would argue hear people talking about when they talk about food.   The definitions the author provided where very easy to understand and made complete sense while reading.  If two items where related the author also would relate them back to one another.  There were definitions of cook methods as well as sauces or spices, it is a very eclectic dictionary of food.

I would highly suggest having this as a coffee table book that you could flip to at any time.  The book is setup perfectly that you could either look up a specific term or just flip through to learn some new food terms.

I received a copy of this book from Authoright Marketing & Publicity to provide an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating: 5/5

About the author:

After retiring from her career as a music teacher, Naomi Powell returned to Somerset with her husband, Maurice. She is an active member of the Ricard III Society, the Nelson Society and the Royal OverSeas League, as well as an enthusiastic gardener. From her home garden, she began Somerset Garden at the Limes, a business growing, harvesting and making her own preserves, which she operated for five years with retail outlets across North and South Somerset. This is her first book.


  1. This sounds like a useful book to have around!

    1. Yes it is a very useful book! Thank you for stopping by!


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