Comfort Food Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Knitting Club , returns with Comfort Food , the excruciatingly predictable tale of 50-year-old TV chef Augusta "Gus"… Comfort Food Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Knitting Club , returns with Comfort Food , the excruciatingly predictable tale of 50-year-old TV chef Augusta "Gus"… 2008-05-06 Fiction Putnam
Book Review

Comfort Food (2008)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: May 06, 2008; Writer: Kate Jacobs; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Putnam

Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, returns with Comfort Food, the excruciatingly predictable tale of 50-year-old TV chef Augusta ''Gus'' Simpson, who begins to question her worth when the network hires young model Carmen Vega to revitalize her show. Gus retaliates by bringing in her bickering friends and family, which boosts ratings. Unsurprisingly, Gus triumphs in the end — at work and in the bedroom, no less! But that's not as painful as Jacobs' decision to drop real celeb cooks into this mess: Ina Garten, a.k.a. Barefoot Contessa, turns ''her program into a musical, sharing recipes set to lyric and score.'' The horror! C-

Originally posted May 02, 2008 Published in issue #990 May 09, 2008 Order article reprints
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