Wednesday, August 7, 2013

We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph review

Book Description

With down-to-earth wit, charm, love and laughter, a butter and bacon lovin’ mama and a vegan bean eatin’ daughter share humorous stories about the differences that test them, the foods that entice them, and the love that binds them.
Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph come from a long line of laughter. The female side of her family tree is dotted with funny storytellers, prolific authors, hospitable home cooks, and champion chatters.
In We Love, We Laugh, We Cook, Becky—a butter and bacon loving mama—and Rachel—a vegan bean eating daughter—share stories of their crazy, wonderful, and sometimes challenging lives as Rachel becomes a mother herself.
Becky is messy; Rachel craves order. Becky forgets what month it is; Rachel is an organizational genius. (At least before baby arrives.) Sprinkled throughout are the lip-smacking, nourishing recipes they love to make and share.
From food for a family reunion of thirty, to lunch for a party of one in a high chair, to a hot meal for a sick friend, the authors demonstrate grace, acceptance, and love to others through the bonding gifts of humor, attentive listening, and cooking … whether diners prefer beef or tofu in their stew.
My Review:
This was a funny book. As I read through the chapters I laughed at the family dynamics. My mom, sisters and I have had these moments before. One of us is also OCD. The recipes were easy to follow and the ingredients were easy to find. I liked the way there were stories with each recipe as well. I liked that the recipes were listed in the back of the book to easily find later. Next time I cook for my mom this book will mysteriously appear in the kitchen!
I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this wonderful review! So encouraging. Becky Johnson