Imogen Church's lively narration pairs well with Willan's informative, often playful survey of women cookbook writers (in the UK and U.S.) who changed culinary history. Church's deliciously entertaining and painlessly educational interpretation serves up fascinating insights about food and its preparation. The audiobook traces changes in kitchens from Hannah Woolley's hearth fires of the mid-1600s to today's stovetops presided over by well-known giantesses Julia Child and Alice Waters, noting what each profiled author offers as distinct contributions. Church's amiable British voice exudes enthusiasm; her beautiful pacing, with its ample emphasis and pausing, helps listeners digest many historical insights. She even enlivens the delivery of iconic recipes associated with each chef--and the audiobook comes with a pdf of recipes adapted for the modern kitchen. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781797115856 $14.99
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