I Never Promised You a Cookbook (Papazian, Rita)
I Never Promised You A Cookbook
By Rita Papazian
Published by CreateSpace, Independent Publishing Platforms, 2018
This is a memoir cookbook that offers a combination of personal essays, recipes and interviews conducted with many celebrity chefs. The recipes are culled from the author’s and her mother’s recipe files representing many family recipes from the `50s, `60s, and `70s.
Not only are the recipes easy to prepare, but Papazian offers a glimpse into the personalities and talents of today’s popular celebrity chefs, including Rachael Ray, Rocco DiSpirito, Mark Bittman, Lidia Bastianich, Michel Nischan, among others.
The author takes pride in the blend of memoir and cookbook for the combination enhances enjoyment for the reader who gets to meet some of her friends and family through their connections to the recipes. The memoir format and family recipes keep alive the personalities of family members and the recipes themselves. The format is a unique concept that suggests readers should take up the challenge to combine memories and recipes for family and friends.