Last week while perusing the New Release shelf at the library, I saw this book Apron Anxiety and picked it up thinking that it had been a while since I had written a book review here at You Can Make That! When I got home, I immediately sat down on my couch and started reading. I couldn't put it down. I read half the book without moving an inch. I completed it in two sittings and within a couple of days I had already tried three of the recipes!
Apron Anxiety written by Alyssa Shelasky
Alyssa is a journalist living in New York and has an exciting life meeting celebrities and dining at upscale restaurants. But, when she falls in love with an up and coming chef, she packs up her life and moves to Washington DC. However, when she finds her beloved chef to be overworked and rarely available to her, Alyssa begins to learn to cook and bake in order to fill her time.
Eventually this budding passion becomes a new way of life as she learns to feed her family and friends. When the relationship with her chef begins to crumble, Alyssa blends her love for the kitchen with her journalistic talents and moves to new territory writing about food, both in her own blog and for Grub Street at New York Magazine.
I certainly enjoyed this book. It is part memoir, part romance, part cookbook and each part is equally as good as the others. This is obviously the perfect read for home cooks, but it is also great for the romantic as well.