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.
One of my go-to cookbooks. Great recipes that I turn to again & again. I do wish the book was organized a little more like a traditional cookbook. Read morePublished 15 days ago by natfat
Bought this book based on the blog and have used it multiple times with a picky six year old. Everything we have tried has been a winner.Published 2 months ago by Rich03045
some solid recipes and a great story. follow the blog -- it's great!Published 2 months ago by Alinna Satake
I Love This Cookbook. Grandma's Meatball Are My Family'S Favorite. Recipes Are Easy To Follow. Great Gift For Parents That Are Having A second Or 3rd Kid.Published 2 months ago by Nina B
The author has great "voice". Her recipes and lifestyle are to be cherished. I can't wait to buy her second book!Published 2 months ago by BCornell
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 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 5 months ago by Napo