Just Married and Cooking
“Just Married… and Cooking” is husband and wife team James Briscione and Brooke Parkhurst’s glam-on-a-budget plan for eating and entertaining well 365 days a year. The cookbook is written by 20/30-somethings for 20/30-somethings, featuring 150 recipes that focus on fresh, seasonal foods. Briscione and Parkhurst’s fare is simple enough not to intimidate beginners yet inspiring enough to entice first-timers into the kitchen. The book is organized into two sections, “Life As We Know It” (for everyday fare) and “New Traditions” (special celebrations), a spread that will suit every taste and lifestyle.
About the Book
“Bright Lights, Big City” meets “Sex & the City”—with 30 fabulous recipes—in Brooke Parkhurst’s debut novel about a sassy, food-loving Southern belle who moves to New York City to chase her journalistic star. Part Paula Deen, part Scarlett O’Hara, Belle Lee is a 25 year-old small town Southern girl who leaves Alabama—and the comfort of Granddaddy’s newspaper—for the fast-paced, glamorous Big Apple media world. But a career in Midtown and a love life south of Houston (the street pronounced nothing like the Texas city she knows) isn’t all that Vogue promised it would be. Belle finds herself at a thankless gig in the mosh pit of a conservative 24-hour news station facing corruption, conspiring co-workers and money-hungry executives intent on fixing the presidential elections. If this is what it takes to be a big time “journalist,” she’s not interested. In the end, Belle follows her true passions—writing, cooking and writing about cooking—and finds a career, love and, of course, herself.