Jen's Favorite Books

This sections highlights some of Jennifer's favorite books - both hardcore culinary tomes as well as lighter, culinary-related reading.

On Food and Cooking

This book by Harold McGee is a must-have for anyone who is interested in the science, history, and lore of food. Harold presents us with the ultimate reference book that is beautifully written and fun to read! Harold presents us with the ultimate reference book that is beautifully written and fun to read! He covers everything from the evolution of beer to how to on mixing a proper vinaigrette.

Masala Farm

I recently attended an event my friend and accomplished chef Suvir Saran shared his delectable recipes along with his views on health. Like me, Suvir grew up with his grandma’s home-cooking and I think he’d agree that when it comes to healthy delicious food, cooking from scratch is best as you’ll see in his new book “Masala Farm”.


Most yoga students who have been practicing yoga for more than five years begin to realize that learning about yoga and the science of how it strengthens the body really never ends – that’s the fun of it!

Yoga Books

Yoga books can be a wonderful resource to learn about Indian philosophy, mysticism, and deepen your existing physical fitness practice. This is a collection of my favorites, that I reference on a regular basis. If you are interested in learning yoga ‘asanas’ or poses, try taking your first class with a certified instructor

Joy’s Life Diet

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution and get the book that could change the way you feel and look. Celebrity nutritionist and author Joy Bauer’s exciting new book ‘Joy’s LIFE Diet, Four Steps to Thin Forever’ is out!

The Last Lecture

The last lecture Randy Pausch gave – ‘Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams’ – was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because ‘time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think’).

Finding Betty Crocker

‘Finding Betty Crocker’ gives us this astonishing inside look into the world of America’s favorite homemaker. Susan Marks guides us through the various faces and voices behind Betty Crocker’s iconic image, starting in the 1920’s and bringing us into the modern age where celebrity chefs and their cookbooks share the shelf with Betty.

Deceptively Delicious

Deceptively Delicious is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except they’re stealthily packed with veggies so kids don’t even know! She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear-out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that ‘must have’ the latest sugar bomb cereal.