Monday, June 10, 2013

Book Review: Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist

*I received the book in this post compliments of BookSneeze for purposes of this review, however all opinions are my own.

Bread & Wine:  A Love letter to Life around the table with recipes
by:  Shauna Niequist

About the Book:
"As a follow up to her two bestselling books, Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines, author and blogger Shauna Niequist returns with the perfect read for those who love food and value the community and connection of family and friends around the table.
Bread and Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. This mix of Anne Lamott and Barefoot Contessa is a funny, honest, and vulnerable spiritual memoir. Bread and amp; Wine is a celebration of food shared, reminding readers of the joy found in a life around the table. It’s about the ways God teaches and nourishes people as they nourish the people around them. It’s about hunger, both physical and otherwise, and the connections between the two.
With wonderful recipes included, from Bacon-Wrapped Dates to Mango Chicken Curry to Blueberry Crisp, readers will be able to recreate the comforting and satisfying meals that come to life in Bread and Wine."

My Review:
This book is centered around author Shauna Niequist life and contains stories of her life around the table along with recipes and entertaining ideas, as well as her faith, although I really didn't connect with her on that level.  There are no scriptures or references to the bible.  She does share a very raw and emotional experience but the book is centered around those stories that involve food and her love for food.  I found some really great and easy recipes, like the Simplest Dark Chocolate Mousse.  Yum!  But I really thought there would be more recipes than there were.
There is a four week book club/cooking club discussion guide and menus included as well as some of her best entertaining tips and a weeknight cooking and pantry list.  Overall Bread & Wine is a good read with some recipes that I will be saving.  

1 comment:

  1. Great review. Thanks for sharing!

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    Hope you have a wonderful week!!!



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