Monday, October 31, 2011

Book Review: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

By: Jennifer Reese

This book is unlike any I've read before. Its a cookbook, but definitely more than a cookbook. This is something that you need to read from cover to cover before you decide how to go about using her recipes. It helps you decide what is worth making from scratch, is the hassle worth it, is the price difference even a factor. It also helps you decide if going even further and living an even more frugal life is worth it. She even explains raising livestock and the benefits from that. If you are looking for a life changing book this is definitely something you should pick up! The only thing I didn't care for was the lack of pictures. I love to see how something is suppose to turn out and this book didn't have any. Its not a must for me but something I do like to see. Other than that it was a great read, cute stories, and great recipes!

About the Author

Jennifer Reese has been a professional journalist all of her adult life, working mostly for national magazines, and has been an avid, adventurous home cook for even longer, which she blogs about at the Tipsy Baker as well as for online publications like Slate and DoubleX. A former reporter at Fortune magazine, she moved to northern California and freelanced for publications including Food & Wine, Saveur, and the New York Times Book Review. Jennifre was hired as the book critic for Entertainment Weekly in 2003, where she worked until 2008. She was on Board of the National Book Critics Circle for two terms. In April of 2008, she started her blog, The Tipsy Baker, where she writes about cooking for her finicky family from a collection of 1,000 cookbooks and making household staples from scratch. The Tipsy Baker has been listed as The Oregoian newspaper's "web site of he week" and has been featured on Marketplace.