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Fool's Gold Cookbook

(Fool's Gold #12.1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,278 ratings  ·  136 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you to taste the local cuisine of her beloved fictional town and share in a year's worth of deliciously seasonal recipes. 

Fool's Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it's also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool's Gold have found joy, comfort and good times through foo
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Harlequin
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Marilyn Found it. Searched online directly for the cookie recipe and yes, indeed, it was FREE!!!! Not really sure I should show the web address in case it inf…moreFound it. Searched online directly for the cookie recipe and yes, indeed, it was FREE!!!! Not really sure I should show the web address in case it infringes on any copyrights. I just typed in Susan Mallerys blah blah blah and found it among the listed links.(less)

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Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Received from Good Reads first reads giveaway.

This was a really neat concept. A cookbook with a love story behind it. The story of two chefs, Ana Raquel and Greg, who met while they are children share a past, meet up again, write a cookbook and re-connect. The story was very endearing and sweet, the recipes are fantastic! I am looking forward to trying some of them out. Highly recommend.
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The short love story throughout the cookbook is sweet. The recipes are amazing, they are easy to understand and look so yummy. I will be putting this cookbook to use!!
Wendy Keel
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author for the purpose of an honest review. I have to say this is the first book (cookbook) that my husband took from me and read through himself. He's getting into grilling and smoking and wanted to see what recipes we could work with for that. He loved the ideas and how we could tweak each to fit our tastes/needs. I loved all the great food, the way the recipes were set up and the short story that I read in a few hours. Overall the book was great. It'll make a gre ...more
Dec 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Borrowed this book from the library to read on my Kindle. First read the story which was very nice but too short. Have been reading all of the Fool's Gold series and love how Susan Mallery intertwines her characters in every book. Then went back and read through the cookbook. It was so good, that now I must buy a copy of the book so I can have the recipies on hand all the time. ...more
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Cookbook + Fool's Gold romance story!

Category: Cooking, Food and Wine
Monique Pearson
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story, great recipes. Can't wait to try many of them! ...more
Nancy Reynolds
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book. Kudos to Susan Mallery for putting together such a fantastic cookbook. The way the cookbook is divided into seasons is a great idea; and the recipes themselves are all "easy" and "fast" so that even the most challenged of cooks can master them. And wonderful hints and tips are also shared within all the pages. And then... to top it all off....the lovely and sweet love story. A "ten minute" love story and yet it soars and resonates within you. And the added plus for all the Fool's ...more
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love cookbooks, I can sit and read them like novels. I love the Fool's Gold series, so to mix the two? Yes please!!! The recipes are luscious and organized by season and type so it's easy to hunt up something to try for dinner. Interspersed with the recipes is the novella for Ana Raquel and Greg. What's not to love? It's a great idea! ...more
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! A story and a beautiful cookbook!! Double terrific!! So clever !!
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
The cookbook is a good 4 stars but the short story was way too short. I would only give it a 2 stars so I rounded it all up to 3 stars. Would defiantly recommend as a cookbook, good for beginners.
Jack Vasen
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was ok
This (incredibly short) story is part of the Fool's Gold series. It can easily stand alone. It doesn't rely much on characters from other books. The only other characters of significance, other than the mayor, are Ana Raquel's sisters. Fayrene is the subject of another novella (#9.75) and Dellina has a full length novel (#14). The short story/novella Sweeter Than You (#12.2) apparently is the same story without the recipes.

The story is wedged between recipes in this volume. (In electronic versio
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
book 12.1 in series. The story of Ana Raquel Hopkins and Greg Clary. They have known each other since they were 7. Greg always seemed to beat her at anything she tried to do. She felt angry but grew to possibly have feelings for him. At their Sr. Prom she wants to have it out with him and instead they end up in bed together. She leaves Fools Gold feeling that Greg has played her. Now 10 yrs later she has come home to open a food truck and wants to write a cookbook on the towns special recipes. T ...more
Suzie Weber
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is one story I have had a hard time reading because I didn’t want the cookbook (I’m Gluten Free). Luckily my Library had in on my App. Amongst the recipes are the chapters of the story between Ana-Raquel and Greg. They are both chefs. They have known each other since they were like ten. Seems Greg has always been a tad ahead of Ana-Raquel at everything.

Ana-Raquel has an idea for a Fool’s Gold Cookbook. She meets w Mayor Marcia and surprise Greg has that same idea. The story starts with a l
Melinda Hennies
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All in the name of love and food

Rachel and Greg have been competing since they were young...Both followed dreams of being chefs.. Together can they find the middle to work as a team?? Another great addition to The Fools Gold Series....
Within the pages many recipes from our favorite characters....
Linda Pennington
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was a really good way to introduce some of the recipes in this book. It was a cute little romance( after all Susan Mallery wrote it.) It was girl hates boy, then gets to know him again and falls in love.
There are many good recipes in this book. I plan to use many of them in the future.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, library-books
#12.1 in series. Have to look for more.
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
great short story ... loved the recipes. can't wait to try. ...more
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance
The romance was a little spare but I did end up trying a couple of recipes out of this book, which I almost never do.
Susannah Carleton
Jun 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Nice, but very short story of two former high school friends/nemeses who find love unexpectedly.

I’m still working my way through the yummy recipes.
Aug 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Parts were good parts were stupid.
Oct 18, 2020 rated it liked it
I skipped the recipes and just read the story, it was a really quick read, less than an hour. There just wasn’t enough time for a real story to develop.
The bulk of the content is the recipes; consequently, the romantic story is almost an aside. Worth reading for the recipes.
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love the concept! A cookbook based on all those love stories? Awesome!
Originally reviewed at Books Etc.

Let's get something out of the way right up front: I don't cook. I can (obviously since I'm still living) but I kind of hate it. There are a few recipes that are my specialities but for the most part my boyfriend is the one keeping me fed. So, it may seem strange that I'm reviewing a cookbook but I was intrigued by Fool's Gold Cookbook. The recipes were divided into seasons plus there was a short story included throughout as well. Then, when I got the book, I rea
Julie Barrett
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook: A Love Story Told Through 150 Recipes by Susan Mallery
When I first got this book it was for many reasons: the love story and the recipes. I had seen the trailer for a shrimp/mango dish and know I will love that one for sure. Cookbooks don't normally excite me, this one did after watching the trailer.
I glanced through quickly and found so many I will be making.

Then back to read the full love story of Ana Raquel Hopkins who had once lived in Fool's Gold but w
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
As a Fool’s Gold cheerleader I was excited to help promote Susan’s first cookbook. I didn’t realize I would be given a copy to read and review though. This is my first cookbook to review so….here goes! Readers don’t have to have read a sentence of any of Susan’s books to enjoy this lovely cookbook filled with easy and quick recipes. The recipes are divided into seasons, so if readers want something delicious to try in the fall they can turn to that section. The recipes all include a brief descri ...more
Romancing the Book
Jan 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewed by Colantha
Book provided by the author for review
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

I’ve been a fan of Fool’s Gold series for a long time and have read up to the more recent books. So when I saw this book, I was excited to see the recipes that are mentioned in some of the books and I wasn’t disappointed! These recipes are basic, healthy and are organized by season, so if you are lacking any ideas for breakfast, snack or a dinner in the summer for friends, Susan’s Mallery’s Fool’s Go
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This book was a combination cookbook and novella. As the blurb mentions, it features some of the recipes prominent in previous Fool’s Gold stories. Not to mention, the novella is the story of Ana Raquel, seen with her food truck in Three Little Words, and Greg, the owner of a local restaurant. However, instead of having one part cookbook and the other part story, the story is intertwined within the cookbook, weaving through a couple of chapters at a time. The cookbook is broken into sea
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Seriously I cannot stop smiling. Mallery was absolutely genius in putting The Fool's Gold Cookbook together. I wasn't sure how it was all going to work with the whole cookbook/romance combo but it was utterly and deliciously perfect.

I couldn't resist flipping through the recipes first. And ended up marking more than 30 of them *must try soon* lol. Every recipe sounds delicious and simple and there are gorgeous photos mixed throughout which is always a plus--I do wish there'd been just a few more
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