Pioneer Woman -- Catch Her Cookbook Tour
I thought you might like to see one of my favorite food bloggers -- the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond -- on her upcoming cookbook tour: http://thepioneerwoman.com/the_pionee...
Please add DC to your trip, Ree!!!
Here's where you can see Ree:
Salt Lake City, UT
Little Rock, AR
Kansas City (two events):
Overland Park, KS; Kansas City, MO 64112
Saint Louis, MO
Chicago – Skokie, IL
West Chester, PA
NEW YORK CITY!
An acquaintence and I were talking about her cookbook; she asked me if I had cooked anything from it (most of recipes were past blog posts).
I replied that most of the recipes were things I already cooked using more healthy ingredients. Her schtick is He-man Cookin' for ranch hands. I have found a few recipes that are very good, if rich. Special occasion stuff, not everyday cooking.
I'd even hesitate to give or recommend it to younger cooks looking for the kind of encouragement she offers. Just too much sat fat and full fat dairy. If you look at the photos of her book signings, the gals are mostly young 20's 30's. That seems to be her target audience, but I wish she'd lay off the rich foods as if they could be eaten every day and concentrate more on the basic techniques which young cooks need to learn if they want to be able to cook without recipes some day. THAT she does very well.
I think it's her self-depricating storyline schtick that endears her to readers, her recipes are not all that unusual.