New York Times Book Review

Pride and Perseverance  (2013) — back page essay on Barbara Pym

Importing Italian Cuisine (2011) — back page essay on Elizabeth David 

What It Means to Be Middle Aged (2012) — review of In Our Prime, by Patricia Cohen

At Home with Susan Sontag (2011)– review of Sempre Susan, by Sigrid Nunez 

Domestic Goddess (2006) — review of The Short Life and Long Times of Isabella Beeton, by Kathryn Hughes