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Working as a public relations hotline consultant for a once-prestigious culinary magazine, Billie Breslin unexpectedly enters a world of New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors while reading World War II letters exchanged between a plucky 12-year-old and James Beard.
submitted by camelsamba on August 22, 2014, 10:48 pm
Overall, this was a fun and enjoyable book to read. The aspect I most enjoyed was the letters between James Beard and the girl. The least enjoyable was the long drawn-out reveal of the reason Billie avoids the kitchen - aspects of the process were overwrought. Good food writing, too. I want to experience Sal's store! (actually, what I really want to experience is the chocolate store... :^)