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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love: 101 Stories Celebrating Special Times with Family and Friends... and Recipes Too! Paperback – Nov 22 2011
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About the Author
Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Catherine Cassidy is editor-in-chief of Taste of Home, the world’s number one food and entertaining magazine, as well as its cookbooks.
Former executive chef of the Waldorf-Astoria, John Doherty helps create and develop the Chicken Soup for the Soul Food line.
Top Customer Reviews
Some stories are funny and some are sad but a lot of the stories you can relate to. This is a must read.
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As a person that doesn't cook a lot or very well this book is my new inspiration. Each story I read showed me that I am not alone. Cooking is not rocket science. It doesn't matter if what you make consists of 5 ingredients or 25, you are still cooking. As long as it tastes good you are a good cook. I like that recipes are also included. Easy recipes that even I want to attempt! But the book is not just about food it is about what food can do...bring people together. Food is something everyone can relate to. We all need it and no matter how hard you try you will always gravitate towards it, especially that dessert. In all honesty, the stories are entertaining and funny. I had to read a couple of them out loud to my husband because they were so funny. I couldn't keep the giggles to myself. Definitely a book to keep on hand and would also be a great gift for any food lover (or person that doesn't like to cook)!
The contributors share how they were able to create dialogue in the kitchen or were able to use food as a way of bringing people together and bringing each other together. I smiled at the story where the mother used "magic" in the kitchen to get her daughter to eat. And then there is the account of the husband who was able to use the simple act of preparing a meal to show how much he appreciated what his wife had been doing for him and the rest of the family.
Regardless how you slice it (smile), FOOD AND LOVE do seem to go hand in hand. I know every time I am able to prepare a meal for my grandmother or a family event it always makes it taste better when you include a piece of yourself into the recipe. Speaking of recipes, you'll find some of them as well. Just make sure that you don't forget the most important ingredient in everything you bring to the table: LOVE.