Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Ree Drummond

I didn't know that I could have such a great time READING a cookbook.

The usual cookbook is just page after page of boring black and white text. Not so with the Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree Drummond combines her love of family, food and ranching in a beautiful homage to the people, places and things that she loves.

Her photography is stunning. The visual step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and the ingredients are items that you can find in a typical grocer store. Add to that the fact that the serving sizes fit a real family, plus it's all with food that you would want to eat makes this cookbook a true thing of useful beauty.

Ree isn't you typical ranch wife, she still craves sushi and Starbucks, but she was determined to make a home for her Marlboro man and her brood of children, so why not grab the bull by the horns and do the best that a city loving woman can do. Start a blog and learn to cook. Works for me.

Love this book and I look forward to reading more about her adventures on the Pioneer Woman blog.


Mary said...

A friend gave me this book last year and I love it! I've tried a couple of the recipes and they were a hit with the family. I follow her blog - so much fun. I heard the movie rights were bought by Reese Witherspoon (I think).

Stepfordmomto2 said...

Movie rights for a cookbook? That sounds fun, but then again, Ree's life is a tad interesting.

Kris said...

movie rights? that's a little...much.
But..I have to admit I do love her blog and she makes me laugh. She does have an interesting life.