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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Book Lover's Cookbook - Shaunda Kennedy Wenger and Janet Kay Jensen

Read for the Foodie Reading Challenge.

This cookbook is filled with book passages that celebrate food – some very specific examples, some a bit more broad. It’s a really great read, just for the passages. Some are incredibly short (several snippets from Poor Richard’s Almanack come to mind), and some much longer. There are also quote from various authors about book and reading in general.

I confess to being a bit disappointed by the recipes – most are pretty normal, generic items (like pancakes, and chocolate cake – basic, regular food – well to an American at least). There’s nothing wrong with that, but I already have recipes for those kinds of things, so I confess this will probably not be a book that hangs around in my collection. But it’s still a great read (and you can read it cover to cover), so I’m not sorry I picked it up at the Borders liquidation sale.

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