Book: Dinner: A Love Story
Author: Jenny Rosenstrach
Synopsis: “…a cookbook/memoir that covers all the things that can happen at the family dinner table during every stage of a family’s life. That means the Just-Moved-in-Together Stage, the Just-Married Stage, the New Parent Stage, the Bonafide All-Parties-Present-and-Eating Stage. It contains nearly 120 recipes and over 50 color photographs. It is a book for anyone reaching a milestone — moving in together, getting married, having a baby — as well as anyone who thinks that ending the day with a shared meal is, well…just about the best way to end a day.”
Why I can’t live without this book: Not only is the book itself is gorgeous, but it sets a bar for all cooking memoirs – because that’s what happens when a food writer sets out to write book that mostly takes place in the kitchen. I’ve tried several of the recipes and they’re just how I like directions to be: simple but full of depth. And seeing as I read this after I became a parent, I resonated with all the different seasons of her life, but to the point that it wanted me to make our own dinner table a love story in and of itself.
(One of my) favorite quotes: Mind if I point you to a favorite recipe instead? I’ve made pork shoulder ragu with pappardelle for more dinner parties than I can count. See if it’s your favorite, too!
So, Dinner: A Love Story – have you read it? Did this cookbook/memoir change the way you think about the dinner hour? Is there a cookbook/memoir that HAS made a difference in your cooking life?
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