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Apron Anxiety

Apron AnxietyBefore Shelasky became editor of New York magazine's Grub Street food blog, she was a plugged-in party girl who freaked out at the sight of a...Apron AnxietyMemoirBefore Shelasky became editor of New York magazine's Grub Street food blog, she was a plugged-in party girl who freaked out at the sight of a...2012-05-18Three Rivers Press
FOOD FOR THOUGHT From magazine editor to self-taught chef, Shelasky's memoir provides a heartwarming read about self-discovery

FOOD FOR THOUGHT From magazine editor to self-taught chef, Shelasky's memoir provides a heartwarming read about self-discovery

B+

Apron Anxiety

Genre: Memoir; Author: Alyssa Shelasky; Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Before Shelasky became editor of New York magazine’s Grub Street food blog, she was a plugged-in party girl who freaked out at the sight of a Cuisinart and thought kale was the name of a rock band. Her life took an unglamorous turn, however, when she followed her celebrity-chef beau — simply referred to as ”Chef,” although a quick Google search reveals he’s Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef — to Washington, D.C., where her love life and sense of self soon crumbled. Lonely and dispirited, Shelasky started cooking as a way to reinvigorate both herself and her relationships. Apron Anxiety serves up a few unappetizing bites — some of Shelasky’s ”girl about town” anecdotes get tiresome, and the recipes she sprinkles into the narrative aren’t too inspiring — but those are minor quibbles. On the whole, Shelasky’s memoir is a zesty read about dating, family, and self-discovery. B+

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