FTC Disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book from the Amazon Review program in exchange for an honest review.
Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen by Alyssa Shelasky
Goodreads summary: 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 (ApronAnxiety.com) to share her stories.
This is a memoir (with recipes) about learning to cook, the ups and downs of love, and entering the world of food full throttle.
I’m not really sure what I was expecting from this book.I think I was looking for something deeper. However, it was an ok read and would probably be a good summer beach read. The writing the flowed smoothly with a light-hearted beat. However, I often found myself wondering why I should care about the story. Perhaps if I had known who the author and her fiancee were before reading the book, I might have made a connection with the story. If I had not agreed to review the book, I might not moved it to my Did Not Finish shelf.
What I liked about the book: It was light, easy read. The author also shares many of the recipes she talks about.
What I didn’t like about the book: The story has a rather spoiled and shallow ring to it. I guess it’s really wasn’t my cup of tea.