Monday, November 16, 2020

People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People


People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People is a beautifully curated selection of Ms. Child's wise and witty quotes about food and life. Due out 17th Nov 2020 from Penguin Random House on their Knopf Doubleday imprint, it's 160 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.

This is a beautifully and whimsically illustrated small volume of quotes from the late culinary mistress who brought a love of *good* food to generations of Americans. They're well curated, reflecting her surprisingly down-to-earth, wise, and pragmatic personality. There's also humor aplenty with warmth and affection shining through. It honestly felt like watching old reruns of her TV show or a particularly good meal. 

It's a short book, only 160 pages, with each 2 page spread containing a quote from Julia and a line drawing or wallpaper facing page. The line drawings by Sidonie Coryn (her illustrator/collaborator for many of her iconic cookbooks) are very simple and appealing, with food or kitchen objects arranged artfully. 

Four stars. This would make a superlative gift or housewarming/hostess present for food loving friends. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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