I love this book. In fact, many of my friends reading this blog will have a copy (paperback or audiobook version) that I gave them as a gift throughout the year following my first reading.
So, what's so great about it? Well, where to start?!
It's a book about food, but not in the way you think.
It's a book about people and their (our) relationships with food.
It's a book of great recipes (including a "No-Knead Artisan Bread for Busy People"), in fact, I store this book right along with my cookbooks in my kitchen.
It's a book about the joy of learning something new and realizing the kitchen can be a source of inspiration, health and happiness for you and your family.
The author explains that the book was, "Inspired by a supermarket encounter with a woman loading up on processed foods, I decided to use my culinary training to help nine novice cooks find their cooking confidence. The Kitchen Counter Cooking School takes these lessons and provides practical, healthy tips to boost your culinary self-confidence, and strategies to get the most from your grocery dollars, as well as simple recipes to get you cooking."
Kathleen's goals with her books, website (www.cookfearless.com) and blog are to, "teach the world to cook, to foster a sense of confidence - no, more than that - the ability for people to once again be fearless in their kitchens".
I know that my attitude about food and cooking changed immensely after reading this book and highly encourage everyone to check out this very enjoyable, informative read. Who knows, maybe you too will find yourself hosting a salt-tasting or knife skills party...be fearless!
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