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Short Book Review: The Lost Recipe for Happiness

13 Aug

The Lost Recipe for HappinessThe Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O’Neal

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an excellent book. I love the author’s descriptive writing style and the way she developed the characters throughout the book. You lived and breathed along with Elena (Chef and lead character of this story) as she struggled with haunting images of her past and her troubles as the new executive chef at an up and coming restaurant in her present. Along the way Elena finds love, friends, balance and respect at work, but most importantly she finally comes to terms with her past. This was such a great read and I can thank my neighbor for introducing me to this book. In fact I loved it so much I bought my own copy.

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Short Book Review

10 Aug

The Deluxe Food Lover's CompanionThe Deluxe Food Lover’s Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great book! I descovered the Food Lover’s Companion at my neighbors home in her expansive library. It was the smaller older edition but it was wonderful. I would sit there in my free time reading it page by page as if it were a novel and I knew I had to get this book for myself (and a friend who is also crazy for cooking).So when I arrived home I went straight to Amazon and looked it up. To my pleasant surprise the Deluxe was available. I jumped at the chance and ordered one each for me and a friend. It is a hardcover with a sleek jacket, built in ribbon book mark, and gold edged pages. It was gorgeous! Inside is full of definitions, beautiful illustrations, and now in depth glossaries.I particularly love the Apple glossary. For anyone who loves food and the culinary arts this book is a MUST have for your library. So get it! Hahaha

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