Book Review – I Like You

I Like You,i-like-you
Hospitality Under the Influence
Written By: Amy Sedaris
Published By: Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group USA Inc., 2008, First Edition, 304 pages, softcover
ISBN 978-0446696777

I Like You is an outlandish cookbook with lots of recipes, zany entertaining ideas and heaps of unique pictures.”

I Like You is NOT an everyday, run-of-the-mill cookbook and entertaining guide. This book contains more then 200 interesting recipes and some very unique thoughts and ideas on how to amuse guests of all kinds. I was a little overwhelmed with the scrapbook-type layout and I was hoping for something a little easier on the eyes. This cookbook is full of old-fashioned photographs, but I found that the photographs overpowered the typed recipes and craft ideas. This book is geared towards women, though some men might enjoy the recipes and other parts of this book. I feel that this cookbook will likely spend more time as an entertaining coffee-table book, rather then being in the kitchen with the rest of the cookbooks; this is probably what the author has intended, all along. I will admit to laughing out loud at some of the crazy pictures and the little conversations that the Author has with the reader, but over all I would say that this book is not what I was hoping for.

♦♦♦♦♦♦ (6 out of 10 Diamonds) – I enjoyed it
 

Link to the Author’s website:
http://www.amysedarisrocks.com/
Link to the Publisher’s Website:
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/

A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy to review.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy

Book Review – Katie Brown Celebrates

Katie Brown Celebrates,katie-brown-celebrates
Simple and Spectacular Parties All Year Round
Written By: Katie Brown
Published By: Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group USA, Inc., 2008, First Edition, 192 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-0316118187
Top Pick

Katie Brown Celebrates is a beautiful cookbook and party planning guide for year-round entertainment.”

Katie Brown Celebrates has over 100 tasty recipes that make your mouth water with anticipation. With an introduction from the author, this wonderful book has month-by-month recipes, though they could be used any time of the year. With an innovative and delightful 6 page picture index at the back, I have to tell you, this book has tempted my taste buds and inspired my own creative party-hosting abilities.  There are countless, vibrant and beautiful photographs, with each recipe photo showing you exactly what you’re version should look like.

Some recipe titles include:
♦ Parmesan Soup with Swiss Chard-Stuffed Dumplings
♦ Gorgonzola-Stuffed Potatoes
♦ White Bean-Lamb Stew
♦ Herbed Feta Puffs
♦ Pizza Stick Roll-Ups
♦ Green Garden Soup
♦ Lemon-Rhubarb Trifle
♦ Moroccan Braised Chicken
♦ Apple Brownies
♦ Pear Salad With Jicama Radish, and Celery
…..And MUCH, MUCH MORE!

With unique and creative party planning and menu ideas, many of which I have never seen before, you are sure to find everything you will need to delight even the most discerning of guests.
I very highly recommend this book!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (10 out of 10 Diamonds) – Absolutely LOVED it!!
 

Link to the Author’s website:
http://www.katiebrown.com/
Link to the Publisher’s Website:
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/

A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy to review.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy