29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
An inspirational cookbook... well, to this non-cook anyway.,
This review is from: Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes (Hardcover)
So, I'm a cookbook collector. By that, I mean, I have all these cookbooks, but I don't think I've ever tried a recipe out of any of them -- I just like to read them. This was, by far, the best cookbook I've ever read, and devouring the recipes' stories made me actually want to try cooking them. Something about such a great story behind it really got me off my butt to actually make them. I started with Decca's Chicken as I had everything in the house, and it was wonderful, and it prompted me to run out and buy the ingredients I needed for the Smothered Chicken. There's something about Angelou's stories that make me want to try every one of the recipies... ok, maybe not-so-much on the tripe. But for anyone who doesn't get inspired by the normal cookbooks, I highly suggest this one.