Books by Johnny Acton
NPR stories about Johnny Acton
From the ultimate Olympic reference book to an account of the last London Games, bibliophile cabbie Will Grozier recommends books that put both the 2012 Games and their host city in context.
Even if you don't want to salt your own pork, smoke your own duck or preserve your own lemons, that's OK. Preserved, by Nick Sandler and Johnny Acton, is filled with recipes that will work with dried, canned and preserved goods from the store too.
This year's crop of spring and summer cookbooks is a sprawling, eclectic collection, hard to summarize and harder to sort. In these books we find a world of thrilling arcana, seemingly custom tailored for a summer in which eating in looks to be the greatest adventure of all.