Review: The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Why I picked it: I'm finally caught up with my summer reading!  With the stack of books on my broken Nook behind me to was time to pick some new reading material.  So, when I was offered a review copy of this novel I jumped at the chance to read it.

Giveaway: I have an extra copy that I would like to give to a lucky reader! 

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Giveaway ends Sunday evening, Oct 2 (open internationally)

Synopsis: After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, writer Kathleen Flinn returned with no idea what to do next, until one day at a supermarket she watched a woman loading her cart with ultraprocessed foods. Flinn's "chefternal" instinct kicked in: she persuaded the stranger to reload with fresh foods, offering her simple recipes for healthy, easy meals.

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School includes practical, healthy tips that boost readers' culinary self-confidence, and strategies to get the most from their grocery dollar, and simple recipes that get readers cooking.

Type: Memoir/Cooking

Quick Take: A delightful book, filled with stories and laughter.  Have you ever wondered if someone is watching you grocery shop?  What are you putting in your cart?

I learned so much and think I may have just put a ban on Parmesan cheese from entering my house!  Did you know it has up to 70% more sodium than Parmesan-Reggiano and it also has lower quality standards?

My kitchen is stocked with chef quality gadgets but I don't know how to use them...  as I read this book I kept reading parts out loud to my husband.  We both learned quite a bit and noted a few of the recipes included too. 

Confession: this vegetarian had to skip the chicken chapter on water injections and learning how to cut a whole chicken.....

If you enjoyed Julie and Julia... you will love this one.  I will be buying copies of this book for gifts, a great selection.

Rating: 4/5 stars
Source: Review Copy/Net Galley