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Cooking for Mr. Latte by Amanda Hesser
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Jul 19, 2011

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bookshelves: culinary, social-commentary

I love Amanda Hesser's style- it's brings air and light to a rather stuffy and pretentious subject: the journey of the foodee (while still, at times, falling victim to a very entitled and removed atmosphere). I originally wanted to give this book two stars, because it is my second attempt (you reach about halfway through and the rest suddenly feels like she's trying to meet a deadline, with the resulting loss of passion), but the recipes were enough to knock it over the edge. They're delicious! There are a lot of specialty ingredients and intimidating techniques, but she offers substitutions and a guiding hand, perhaps even more friendly than dear old Julia Child's (who makes a lovely little cameo). This is now shelved with my cookbooks and I plan to give it another run through just for the recipes.

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Reading Progress

July 19, 2011 – Started Reading
July 19, 2011 – Shelved
July 20, 2011 –
page 58
17.26% "Truly a lovely little story and the recipes included so far are divine!"
July 21, 2011 –
page 72
July 22, 2011 –
page 106
July 23, 2011 –
page 172
51.19% "Aw! They're engaged! And the food is fabulous!"
July 27, 2011 – Shelved as: culinary
July 27, 2011 – Shelved as: social-commentary
January 1, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
January 1, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
July 27, 2014 – Finished Reading

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