I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is about the year following the closing down of Gourmet magazine where she had been editor. She was totally unprepared for the closure of the magazine and was shocked by its demise. What to do next? What started out as a tragedy slowly turned into a new beginning...in the kitchen, of course.
As she gradually comes to terms with what has happened, she cooks and shares the recipes that helped her recover. It is an interesting and sympathetic treatment of a situation many of us have faced. The illustrations and photographs are lovely and well chosen.
But. It is not a good cookbook. From the binding that will not allow the book to lie anywhere close to flat to the scanty recipes which are little more than ingredient lists and minimal instruction to the useless index, it is not useful as a cookbook.