Thursday, May 16, 2013

Book Review: The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a few simple lessons transformed nine culinary novices into fealess home cooks By: Kathleen Flinn

ISBN-13: 978-0143122173

Kathleen Flinn begins her book by stalking a woman in the grocery store.  We have all done it, haven't we?  Looked into the cart or basket of a stranger and silently judged them.  I know I have had people make comments about my excessive produce-whether it be a, 'you sure eat healthy' or the occasional, 'what IS that?' as I'm checking out.  In this case, Kathleen's stalking is due to her intrigue in the abundance of over-processed contents of this woman's cart.

From the prespective of a classically trained chef from the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris-Kathleen begins a project to reach-out to a handful of people who dont have basic kitchen skills.  She delves into their history with food and how it has impacted the decisions they make when eating and cooking.

Through these classes, Kathleen gives these women the confidence and savvy to make healthier choices and not to be held hostage by food, but to be liberated with it!

A beautiful story that belongs in any book club!

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