Foodie type memoirs are one of my favorites so I was very interested to read about Huber’s travels and recipes. Sadly this book left me a little flat. The recipes weren’t especially inspiring rather simple efforts that I toss together. Okay, I will say the gnocchi with mushrooms and lobster wasn’t pedestrian but overall…(shrugs shoulders) Meh.
I want to say something positive that I liked about this book and that’s the beginning when she adds squash to the soup when in Guatemala. The old women saw her preparing it and said the “kids won’t like the vegetables.” But they do, they whoop and fist pump the air and say squash is delicious!
Perhaps an unfair comparison but Anthony Bourdain and Bill Buford wrote very engaging foodie books and I thought this may be along the same lines, therefore I requested it from the Blogging for Books program. I’m happy I didn’t pay for it.
The underlying hype near the end of the book was to check out her website and that was a bit of a turnoff.
I’m not certain how the author has the financial wherewithal to up and chase dreams in other countries until she gets bored but I think most of us would like to have a shot at that dream. Thing is I would stay a while and experience the culture instead of rocketing off to another part of the globe.
*I received this book from the Blogging for Books program and was not compensated in any form for this review. All opinions, nice and no-so-nice are my own 🙂