Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table
by Jenny Rosenstrach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book really isn't targeted to me. I don't have kids, my husband and I usually eat dinner together, and we both cook, so getting dinner put together isn't usually a big problem. I was inspired to read this by the post at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity.
I really enjoyed this book, and my sister (who has kids) should definitely read it. I loved the way Rosenstrach told her stories, and the peek into the NYC life she and her husband lead was very cool. I also really enjoyed the "love story" about she and her husband Andy.
I marked a couple of recipes to try (including peanut butter noodles) and made Great Grandma Turno's Meatballs (we liked the meatballs, the sauce was way too sweet for me).
One of my favorite parts of the book was the letters that were added in, like the letter to "my younger newly betrothed self" about the stuff she put on her wedding registry that was a mistake and what she wished she had listed there instead. My list would differ from hers, but she is totally right about the chip and dip (don't bother).
This book is well worth reading, especially if you ever wondered what life as a publishing professional in NY might actually look like.
I am counting this as my cookbook for Foodies Read 2015.