Book Review: Dinner A Love Story

I stayed up reading until midnight and I texted family and friends recommending Dinner: A Love Story before I even finished the book! I first read Dinner: A Love Story the year it came out in 2012. I have reread it a few times since, and still love Jenny Rosenstrach’s writing style and how she normalizes the realities of feeding a family through various stages of life.

The book is formatted with three sections: Jenny and Andy’s early marriage, the young years of their family, and later on in family life when dinners began to look and taste a bit different. Throughout, Jenny does an incredible job recording and advocating for family dinner. Having lived in New York City myself, I loved her anecdotes about life in the city. But even if you have a different lifestyle from Jenny altogether, her narrative and the story she shares is compelling and captivating. I imagine every reader, whether a gourmet chef or home cook, could relate to her stories.

If you take my recommendation and read this book, you can count on beautiful photos of food and family life. You can expect recipes that are tested and appealing. You can plan on personality and realism and actionable ideas for how to feed your family and have reasonable expectations for cooking in your life phase.

In the Goodreads review of this book, they share, “This book is, in fact, for anyone interested in learning how to make a meal to be shared with someone they love, and about how so many good, happy things happen when we do.” I couldn’t agree more. Do yourself a favor and check this out from the library, you won’t regret it!


    Stefanie Hathaway
    Monthly Newsletter Contributor since 2016
    Email the author!

Subscribe to Cook'n Premium and get newsletter articles like this each week!

blog comments powered by Disqus