15 October, 2016

Good Taste by New York Times bestselling author Jane Green Review!

A lush and gorgeous guide to all things food and entertaining from New York Times bestselling author Jane Green.

Jane Green’s life has always revolved around her kitchen...
... from inviting over friends for an impromptu brunch; to wowing guests with delicious new recipes; to making sure her ever-on-the-move family makes time to sit down together. For Jane, food is enjoyable because of the people surrounding it and the pleasures of hosting and nourishing those she cares about, body and soul.
Now, Jane opens wide the doors of her stunning home to share tips on entertaining, ideas for making any gathering a cozy yet classy affair, and some of her favorite dishes, ranging from tempting hors d’oeuvres like Sweet Corn and Chili Soup, to mouthwatering one-pot mains like Slow-Braised Onion Chicken, to sinfully satisfying desserts like Warm Chocolate and Banana Cake.
This book is Jane’s perfect recipe for making a wonderful life complete with friends, loving family, and moments filled with good food, good times, and, of course, Good Taste.

Jane Green's eighteenth novel, Falling, is soon to be released with Berkley/Penguin; she is the author of sixteen previous New York Times Bestselling novels, and known as one of the world's leading authors in women's fiction, with over ten million books in print, and translations in over 25 languages. 

Previous novels have included The Beach House, Second Chance, Jemima J, and Tempting Fate.

She joined the ABC News team to write their first enhanced digital book— about the history of Royal marriages, then joined ABC News as a live correspondent covering Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton. 

A former journalist in the UK, she has had her own radio show on BBC Radio London, and is a regular contributor on radio and TV, including as well as regularly appearing on television shows including Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart show, and The Today Show.

Together with writing books and blogs, she contributes to various publications, both online and print, including anthologies and novellas, and features for The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan and Self. She has taught at writers conferences, and does regular keynote speaking, and has a weekly column in The Lady magazine, England’s longest running weekly magazine.

A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, Green is bringing out her first cookbook: Good Taste , with Berkley in October 2016. 

She is a storyteller for The Moth radio hour on NPR, 
and lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband and their blended family. When she is not writing, cooking, gardening, filling her house with friends and herding chickens, she is usually thanking the Lord for caffeine-filled energy drinks. 

A cancer survivor, she continues to raise awareness for Malignant Melanoma, Hashimoto's Disease, and Lyme Disease.

I love cookbooks. As a matter of fact a few years ago, I had to donate most of my collection of cookbooks because I was running out of room to put them. I tend to collect books, I didn't want to part with them but I knew it was time to share. That said, I still accept cookbooks for review and on occasion even buy one that I really like or want.

The Good Taste by Jane Green is amazing. As with anything, there is a beginning, a middle and an end. This is how Jane has categorized her sections. The Beginning is about starters and soups, the Middle is about main courses and the Endings of course is desserts. 

The recipes are easy to follow, beautiful pictures give you an idea what the dish looks like and most recipes have a little bit about Jane and how she was inspired for a particular recipe. Not only are we shown the recipes but we see a part of Jane's life, home and family which makes this book personal to me. I went through the recipes and they look and sound so appealing that I know I will be trying a few here and there.

Not only is this a great book, but I loved learning that Jane Green is not only a great novelist but her love of cooking shows through in this new cookbook.

I received this book for review purposes.


Tea Norman said...

It's very kind of you to share by giving away your cookbooks. I'll bet it's difficult to choose which ones to give. At the moment, I have an interest in "soups." So I would like the first section of Jane Green's book. I'll bet it is a keeper.

Kathleen Kelly said...

Oh yes was difficult, I did not want to give away any of them but I had to. The bookcase was getting lopsided...lol. Jane Green's Book is a very nice book. Great sounding recipes and beautiful pictures. Thank you for stopping by!

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