27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Big disappointment after the first book!,
This review is from: French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure (Hardcover)
I LOVED her first book and eagerly anticipated this one -- but now I wish I'd taken it out from the library instead of buying it. It's classic Second Book Syndrome (throw together a sequel to cash in on the success of the first one). I'm so uninterested in it that I'm only about 2/3 of the way through it, even though I've owned it for months. Most of it is just ruminations about her life (not terribly interesting) and a lot of recipes for things that I have no desire to make (frog's legs, rabbit, sorrel, chestnuts, etc.). The book desperately needed some illustrations, which might've made the recipes seem appealing -- and certainly would have made the scarf-tying directions more worthwhile. What a letdown. I'm only giving 2 stars to be nice.