“A visual feast as well as a gastronomic one . . .
“Although The Expert Cook in Enlightenment France covers a time period far removed from our own, the 18th century trend toward simple and more natural food reflects our own time in
“This is a book that strives to be inclusive but comes off as solidly elitist.”
“The push-pull of Ms. Bijan’s relationship with her parents during their grief as she came of age will feel familiar to many readers, but the details of Ms. Bijan’s life will not. . . .
“. . . take a closer look. This book was written to be used. Tips on how to improve your technique, as well as highlights of interesting ingredients are sprinkled throughout.
“Part memoir, part teaching manual, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School is as much a transformational book about Kathleen Flinn as it is about her students. . . .
People have forgotten how to eat.