The Midwest is great, this book…not so much

The Midwest is great, this book…not so much

I read this book on glowing recommendation. To each his own.

This book takes the reader on a journey through the life of the main character, Eva, from birth to a young woman in her twenties. Each chapter introduces a new character and how they fit into Eva’s life, usually along with a recipe that was fitting to the dialog. I found each chapter fairly interesting, but I felt the cohesion from one chapter to the next was lacking. I am a bit of a foodie, so I could relate to the overarching theme and loved the arrogance of the food culture that surrounded the characters. (I think the author does do a good job on bringing to light how outlandish food culture can get.)  The ending was abrupt and left me feeling a little cheated. Overall, the book was okay and a fairly quick read. Plus you get some free recipes! So not all is lost.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest Book Cover Kitchens of the Great Midwest
J. Ryan Stradal
General Fiction, Food & Drink
July 28, 2015

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