Saturday, August 29, 2009


TV cooking-show host Augusta "Gus" Simpson is about to celebrate her 50th birthday. She is a widow and the mother of two high maintenance daughters. She is the consummate hostess both on and off the air. But, for the first time, Gus does not want to host her annual birthday party. What's worse, Gus's shows ratings are sinking like a flat souffle.

Gus makes the decision to re-create her show as an on-air cooking class, drafting members of her family, extended family, and staff to participate in this "reality" cooking show. Gus gets more than she bargains for when she is forced to also include as a co-host a Spanish bombshell who wants to take over. It's a food fight where the characters not only learn lessons about cuisine, but about love and life too.

I really enjoyed the novel. It's a great escape and more than a few laughs with a message. What do you think?

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