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Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook: A Love Story Told Through 150 Recipes (Fool's Gold) Paperback – August 27, 2013
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About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women. Publishers Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. Visit her at www.SusanMallery.com.
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Originally posted at Romancing the Book
I’ve been a fan of Fool’s Gold series for a long time and have read up to the more recent books. So when I saw this book, I was excited to see the recipes that are mentioned in some of the books and I wasn’t disappointed! These recipes are basic, healthy and are organized by season, so if you are lacking any ideas for breakfast, snack or a dinner in the summer for friends, Susan’s Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Cookbook is for you. And the bonus part of the book, is the short story featuring the romance between Ana Raquel and Greg, childhood friends that are love to cook in the story.
As I flipped through the book, two recipes that caught my eye, were the watermelon punch and the chicken wraps. I won’t describe what was in the recipes, but my husband really loved the punch and I was a bit disappointed when he drank it all. I really loved the wraps and ate them for two days straight. Even better were the suggestions Susan Mallery gave on making the recipe your own.
I definitely have to buy the book, because I received an e-book and needed one I can flip through regularly and keep on my fridge. So far, I have written out the two recipes and are held up by a magnet on my fridge.
And lastly, I wished the story had been a bit longer, because the ten minute story left me hanging for more Fool’s Gold, and because of that, I had to read the next books in the series. I chuckled when I noticed the recipe names sprinkled throughout the story, so that means I need to start all over from the beginning to see which recipes she mentions because they don’t jump out until you pick up this cookbook. And this is even harder when you are hungry because you don’t know which ones to try.
I recommend you check this book out; not many romance author’s create a Foodie Do-it-yourself scavenger hunt in their series. And you just might become a fan of Fool’s Gold just as much as I am.
When I first got this book it was for many reasons: the love story and the recipes. I had seen the trailer for a shrimp/mango dish and know I will love that one for sure. Cookbooks don't normally excite me, this one did after watching the trailer.
I glanced through quickly and found so many I will be making.
Then back to read the full love story of Ana Raquel Hopkins who had once lived in Fool's Gold but was split from her sisters and sent to a foster home not in the area.
They all back together now and she has a career she went to college for: chef. She runs her business out of her food trailer and has an idea of making a FG cookbook. She takes her idea to Mayor Marsha and she also loves the idea but..
Greg is the owner of his own restaurant at the vineyard in town and he has an idea to make a FG cookbook and the Mayor throws them back together again for this endeavor. They don't quite hit it off as they have a lot of background that didn't go just right. Love
descriptions of not only the food but the kitchens. Love how they do finally work together for one good cause...there are troubles along the way...
The cookbook part of this book: WOW! Not only are different seasons color partitioned but there are also other categories: drinks, breakfast, desserts, etc.
Love how the recipes I was interested in are made from scratch as that is how I cook also. Fresh ingredients to make the food taste the best it can. Also love the tips along the way and was happy to learn new things in preparing some of the foods.
For my party I will be making the sweet potato biscuits or the carrot muffins. Love how the index not only has the names of the recipes in alpha order but major ingredients are also indexed.
I found all of these 150 recipes to look too good to be eaten but the desserts won out for me. I love chocolate but the pumpkin and the carrot muffins would also be a favorite of mine.
Not sure which I like the best the cookbook or the love story, Glad they are both in here.
Love the synopsis of each of the books in the series and I know I still have a few left to read.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Those familiar with the Fool's Gold series love Susan's romances, and this fits in a storyline with compiling a cookbook. Ana Raquel and Greg have known each other since childhood. Always competing, Ana Raquel thought him annoying. But on prom night, she found herself alone with him, and one thing led to another. Embarrassed, she left town. Years after culinary school, she finds herself back in her hometown running a food truck. Fate would have her brilliant idea of a cookbook the same as another chef in town--Greg. Mayor Marsha thinks it the best plan and throws them together.
What ensues is a fun romp through the kitchen trials of testing food, a minor disaster, and a little unexpected romance on the side. Susan's latest Fool's Gold pairing is a wonderful love story.
The cookbook features recipes from the rich history of Fool's Gold characters. There's something for everyone--dinner, entertaining, desserts, and as the theme from the loves story, they're based on the four seasons.
Whether you love cookbooks, Fool's Gold stories, or both, you won't be disappointed!