Tuesday, April 30, 2013
bread and wine review
"Bread and Wine: a Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes" by Shaunna Niequist is a collection of essays(?) centering around food, body, Christ, and house socializing. The stories are sectioned off and usually end with a recipe. They sometimes read like diary entries or blog posts. Niequist is a wonderful writer. Her voice is clear, touching, and, this gal is funny! I really enjoyed reading this book. However, the recipes are not ones that most people would try or would probably like if they did. They tend to be either bazaar or upper crust complicated. Personally, I think she eats weird. Maybe it's a Chicago thing. I don't know; but if you are looking for recipes, I would suggest you look elsewhere. The recipes are more of a footnote to the stories. I would give "Bread & Wine" an A-. I received this book for free from Handlebar Publishing.