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I was rearranging cookbooks after a kitchen remodel and had forgotten this one, but was drawn in by the sandwich on the cover so gave it another look. I enjoy an origin story, I really do, but the way she wrote was so self conscious, as if she studied every sentence with a thesaurus on hand. I found it precious and not adorable. There are some unique recipes that I’m interested to try. The leeks with sharp mustard vinaigrette sounded really interesting, but is it an appetizer, a snack, something you serve with roasted chicken? The same goes for bacon pecan pralines. They’re both unusual and potentially interesting, but what are they supposed to look like, and are they meant to be paired with something? There are no pictures, and no pairing suggestions. That combined with the fact that her writing style really grated (see what I did there? Haha) makes this a cookbook I cannot recommend.