I have always been truly captivated by cookbooks (since I was very young - one of my earliest memories is being 5 or 6 and getting in trouble for taking several cookbooks off the shelf and hiding them under my bed - in my defense, it was so I could "read through them" where my sister couldn't pester me - or go back in and lose my spot) and can (and will) read them from cover to cover. In this day and age, when you can go online and look up any recipe, it seems that cookbooks - with the author's notes and stories - have become obsolete and this truly saddens me. I really enjoyed reading the memories the author shared and look forward to trying several of her recipes.
A lot of the recipes she has included are ones you can find elsewhere, but her notes made them more appealing to me - I just wish she had added notes to all of them and not just a handful.
She included potato chip cookies, something my mom used to make for me when I was a kid (something I still love), something most people have never heard of. That's awesome :)
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.