A Love Story; It All Begins at the Family Table
Dinner: A Love Story; It All Begins at the Family Table. Ecco: HarperCollins. Jun. 2012. c.336p. photogs. index. ISBN 9780062080905. $27.99. COOKING
Though Rosenstrach has coauthored another book on the subject (Time for Dinner) and maintains a popular, award-winning food blog (, this book is sure to be frequently requested. While there are plenty of recipes here, they are not really the point. Rosenstrach, an advocate for family dinners, strives to inspire her readers to take up the ritual whether they have a family of two or 12. She entertains with her wonderful writing skills, persuades by sharing her successful strategies, and educates via research and relayed experience. And perhaps most important, she does all this without attaching blame to busy parents for falling short of perfection.
VERDICT This book shines with unexpected coverage of things kitchen and cooking related and would be a good find for those just beginning to make their way in kitchens of their own. A recommended, all-inclusive collection of stories, recipes, and advice. [See Prepub Alert, 12/16/11.]
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