I tried to love this book, I really did. It started off so good. "I wish Giovanni would kiss me...".
She has this witty writing style that draws you in.
Her exploits were funny or endearing or just plain sad.
BUT I could not get into this book.
I made it to the pray part and just gave up. Maybe it was because she was in an Ashram mediating for hours all day. I actually think she lost me before that. And I really wanted to find out who she loves.
But man, the food was good.
So when Penguin books offered to send me a copy of another book about food, I wondered if I'd like it, or if I would struggle through it too.
I LOVED it.
Dalia knows how to spin a tail.
I wont give you the synopsis of the book, you know me, I like to make you work. Not really, you can read that at Amazon.
I loved how she described the food. I could taste it. Like when I licked the page. Kidding, just kidding. I didn't lick the page, I ate it.
I think my favorite job that she had was at Martha Stewart living. I wanted her to stay there forever. But evidently chefs have wanderlust because even though she had that amazing job, she moved on.
She worked at several big name restaurants, although I've never heard of them. But the food always sounded good. And the after hours parties were enthralling. The back room talk. The pastries. The burns! Oh, the burns. Who knew chefs could get burned so bad?
And WAIT! Jodie Foster is gay????
At Dalia's recommendation I want to watch Top Chef. She declares it is the ONLY cooking show on TV like a real cook's kitchen in a restaurant. And don't even ask about Rachel Rae. (You won't like what she has to say. But hey, I like Rachael. She's perky.)
I pretty much stayed hungry for molten lava cake. (You'll have to read the book.)
The book was quick paced, just like the cooking business, and my house. And also like my house, you never knew what was going to happen next. Oddly enough, I found myself on the edge of my seat a few times.
I had no problem reading this book...the language was easy, the imagery was amazing, and I was done in a couple days.
The best part. I have a copy to giveaway. YEAH, you! You'll love this book. (Giveaway open until next Wednesday, April 28.)
One word of caution: This book is NOT G. She does talk about some affairs she had but does NOT go into detail. I can appreciate that in a book. There is some language too. (But it's just her repeating what others have said.) It's worth the read!
To win a copy:
- Leave a comment.
- Tell me a book that you've recently read that I should read.
- Give me something. (Just kidding)
- Fan me on Facebook, or the stupid like thing that I don't get.
- Make me some pastries. Low fat, please.
- Tell me what channel Top Chef comes on and what you think about it.