22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Easy to read but not well written...,
This review is from: White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story (Hardcover)
The reviewers who note the frustrating inconsistencies, erratic pacing, and lack of emotional depth are spot-on. The book is worth reading if you're a fan of the blog. Although you'll have to overlook the vast difference between the writing tone on the blog and the one in the book (among other inconsistencies). Another element that I found extremely frustrating was that many of the recipes are already on the blog and have been for years. It seems as if she tried to copy Amanda Hesser's Cooking with Mr. Latte or Elizabeth Bard's Lunch in Paris but fell drastically short. Both the aforementioned are much more interesting reads. After enjoying the blog for years I expected more from Jenna.