by Jane Green
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Goodreads: Jane Green’s life has always revolved around her kitchen...
... from inviting over friends for an impromptu brunch; to wowing guests with delicious new recipes; to making sure her ever-on-the-move family makes time to sit down together. For Jane, food is enjoyable because of the people surrounding it and the pleasures of hosting and nourishing those she cares about, body and soul.
Now, Jane opens wide the doors of her stunning home to share tips on entertaining, ideas for making any gathering a cozy yet classy affair, and some of her favorite dishes, ranging from tempting hors d’oeuvres like Sweet Corn and Chili Soup, to mouthwatering one-pot mains like Slow-Braised Onion Chicken, to sinfully satisfying desserts like Warm Chocolate and Banana Cake.
Kritters Thoughts: Jane Green is a women's fiction author that I have loved for a long time, so when I found out she was coming out with a cookbook I was definitely intrigued! When I received the pitch to get a review copy, I couldn't wait to see what kind of recipes Jane had included.
This cookbook is not for the new chef in the kitchen. Her recipes aren't extremely complicated, but definitely not for the faint of heart - like me! I am not the cook in our home, so I enjoyed reading it and may have pointed a few out to my husband, but I am not sure I could tackle some of them.
I did like that her cookbook was centered around entertaining. I enjoyed that they were meals that were best shared with a home full of people.
I like this cookbook, but it won't be one that stays in my kitchen year round. I would bring this one out if we were having a group over and needed some inspiration.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.