Bon Appétempt

Bon Appétempt

A Coming-of-age Story (with Recipes!)

Book - 2015
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Grand Central Pub
When Amelia Morris saw a towering, beautiful chocolate cake in Bon Appétit and took the recipe home to recreate it for a Christmas day brunch she was hosting, it resulted in a terrible (but tasty) mess that had to be served in an oversize bowl. It was also a revelation. Both delicious and damaged, it seemed a physical metaphor for the many curious and unexpected situations she's found herself in throughout her life, from her brief career as a six-year-old wrestler to her Brady Bunch-style family (minus the housekeeper and the familial harmony) to her ill-fated twenty-something job at the School of Rock in Los Angeles.

As a way to bring order to chaos and in search of a more meaningful lifestyle, she finds herself more and more at home in the kitchen, where she begins to learn that even if the results of her culinary efforts fall well short of the standard set by glossy food magazines, they can still bring satisfaction (and sustenance) to her and her family and friends.

Full of hilarious observations about food, family, unemployment, romance, and the extremes of modern L.A., and featuring recipes as basic as Toasted Cheerios and as advanced as gâteau de crêpes, BON APPÉTEMPT is sure to resonate with anyone who has tried and failed, and been all the better for it.

Baker & Taylor
An award-winning food blogger describes her chaotic childhood in a Brady Bunch-sized family and a string of ill-fated jobs in her 20s that eventually led to her experimenting in the kitchen as a route to finding a more meaningful life. 30,000 first printing.

& Taylor

In a funny and poignant memoir with recipes, the author chronicles her efforts to create more in the kitchen during her 20s and 30s.

Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2015
Edition: First edition
Description: viii, 304 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781455549368
Branch Call Number: 641.5092 Mor
Additional Contributors: Morris, Amelia. Bon appétempt


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