My Review: This book was was so much more than just a collection of recipes. Every section and sub-section was accompanied by a personal anecdote from one of the authors, sharing their transitions from college student to "big girl." I felt like I was alternating between snooping in their diaries and peeking in their kitchen windows. As a
Ah, yes, the food. Cara and Pheobe's recipes are fresh, tasty, and relatively easy to prepare. The book is organized by occasion (cooking for one, picnicking, entertaining, dating, gift giving, etc.) and most (with the exception of the entertaining section) feed one to four people. These can easily be adapted to feed a family with children. We tried out the BBQ Lentils and the Butterscotch Pecan Cookies. Both were unique and fantastic recipes! I've got quite a list to work through from this fun little book, and I can't wait to try more.
My Rating: 5 stars.
Sum it up: Perfect for the quarter-life career person or a quarter-life stay-at-home mom who desires to vicariously experience a single, career-oriented, delicious life in the Big Apple.
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