It is not often that I read many books by female authors (this is for no other reason than my connection to the personal story), but when I ran into the opportunity to review Shauna Niequist’s book, Bread and Wine, I thought I would grab the bull by the horns and give it a shot.
This book is written as a collection of storied from Shauna’s life that coincide with recipes that the reader can prepare and share with others. The reader is encouraged to not only read the book, but to tear up the pages, take the book into the kitchen, prepare the meals included, and share stories of life and love together.
Her writing is precise and has a “wispy” feel to it. Meaning that it is something that is like a breath of fresh air and you can connect really well to the stories. Shauna’s use of personal stories along with delectable recipes is a really good combination.
While I am not much of a cook, the recipes do come with little amounts of ingredients needed and really easy to follow directions to prepare.
In a husband’s view, this book would be a perfect thing for my wife and her friends to get together and read as a group and share the meals, while enjoying life together.
I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
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