Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Club Friday: Apron Anxiety

From Barnes and Noble
“Hot sex, looking good, scoring journalistic triumphs . . . nothing made Alyssa love herself enough until she learned to cook. There's a racy plot and a surprising moral in this intimate and delicious book.” 
--Gael Greene, creator of and author of Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess

Three months into a relationship with her TV-chef crush, celebrity journalist Alyssa Shelasky left her highly social life in New York City to live with him in D.C. But what followed was no fairy tale: Chef hours are tough on a relationship. Surrounded by foodies yet unable to make a cup of tea, she was displaced and discouraged. Motivated at first by self-preservation rather than culinary passion, Shelasky embarked on a journey to master the kitchen, and she created the blog Apron Anxiety ( to share her stories.

Apron Anxiety is the hilarious and heartfelt memoir of quintessential city girl Alyssa Shelasky and her crazy, complicated love affair with...the kitchen.

This is a memoir (with recipes) about learning to cook, the ups and downs of love, and entering the world of food full throttle. Readers will delight in her infectious voice as she dishes on everything from the sexy chef scene to the unexpected inner calm of tying on an apron.

I thought this book was cute enough.  I enjoy cooking and I knew the author was a former contributor to People magazine so that is one of the reasons I picked it up.  It's definitely a "light" read and perfect for summertime or the beach.  I read the entire book in 2 days - nothing too taxing.  She's got some entertaining stories and has certainly lived an exciting life.  If you are looking for a beach read, pick this one up.

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