Jenny Rosenstrach, and her husband, Andy, regularly, some might say pathologically, cook dinner for their family every night. Even when they work long days. Even when their kids' schedules pull them in eighteen different directions. They are not superhuman. They are not from another planet.
With simple strategies and common sense, Jenny figured out how to break down dinner—the food, the timing, the anxiety, from prep to cleanup—so that her family could enjoy good food, time to unwind, and simply be together.
Using the same straight-up, inspiring voice that readers of her award-winning blog, Dinner: A Love Story, have come to count on, Jenny never judges and never preaches. Every meal she dishes up is a real meal, one that has been cooked and eaten and enjoyed at least a half dozen times by someone in Jenny's house. With inspiration and game plans for any home cook at any level, Dinner: A Love Story is as much for the novice who doesn't know where to start as it is for the gourmand who doesn't know how to start over when she finds herself feeding an intractable toddler or for the person who never thought about home-cooked meals until he or she became a parent. This book is, in fact, for anyone interested in learning how to make a meal to be shared with someone they love, and about how so many good, happy things happen when we do.
Great book for anyone with a family or anyone who is leaning how to make great food. Love Jenny's stories and there are several that I identify with. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by jdvma55
I'm a casual cook with a 7-month-old baby and I am loving this book. I like the stories that accompany the recipes, especially the real-life how-we-did-it accounts of the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Babina
This book caught my eye because I find it a constant challenge to get dinner on the table for or family of five. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Withheld
My wife LOVES this book. It has lots of great recipes, and we have enjoyed the stories as well as the recipes.Published 1 month ago by Napo
I'm a reader, and a cook. I've never written one of these reviews before. It's not unusual for me to combine my passions and read a cookbook like others read novels, or memoirs. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kelly Krueger
I find Jenny's stories heart warming and human. I devoured this cook book in just a matter of days, unable to put it down. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mallory
Totally loved reading the stories and the recipes! Bought one for myself and one for a young family just starting their family rituals.Published 3 months ago by Mary Robinson
I really like Jenny's blog so I had to buy her book. I haven't sat down to actually just read this cover to cover. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nursemardi