I like to eat. I love to try different kinds of food; we have potlucks at my office several times per year, and it’s so much fun to try everyone’s best dish. The Made With Love cookbook is a sort of ‘visual potluck’ where you can almost taste the different recipes just by reading about them and seeing the pictures of the finished dish. Each contributor also wrote a few lines telling why they contributed their recipe, so it almost seems like you’re sharing good food with friends.
The recipes are well written and beautifully photographed. Family favorites from every type of celebrity are included – from Mario Batali and Martha Stewart to Helen Mirren and Fran Drescher to Big Bird. Add in first ladies, governors, journalists and musicians, and you have a lot of good eating in this book!
Made With Love is a celebrity cookbook published to benefit the Meals On Wheels program. Meals On Wheels is the only national program dedicated to providing America’s senior citizens with daily meals. It doesn’t sound like all that much until you realize that there are 5,000 programs nationwide with more than 800,000 volunteers that provide more than a million (yes, that is a MILLION) meals daily to our nation’s seniors.
Some meals are served at local centers, others are delivered to shut-ins, that may have little contact with others. Their daily meals also serve as a safety check, and for some, this may be their only contact with others.
Made With Love
The Meals on Wheels Family Cookbook
Edited by Enid Borden
296 pages, 29.95 US, published by BenBella
Available at fine booksellers, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Book-a-Million, among others.