Friday, November 13, 2015

The Raging Skillet - Book Review

The memoir The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi by Rossi is a truly hilarious and sometimes moving memoir of one woman's rise to catering stardom in New York City.

And it all started because of the microwave.

If you've ever had a mother who couldn't cook. If you've ever felt out of place where you live. If you've ever dreamed big dreams. If you've ever wanted to make your own way and do things your way. This is the book for you.

Plus, there are recipes! Recipes with funny names pertaining to Rossi's life, such as Swordfish Skewers that Vanilla Ice Wouldn't Eat.

From the 1970s to the present day, Chef Rossi chronicles her life growing up as a Jewish kid in New Jersey with a mother who was obsessed with the microwave, running away to New York City, regrouping on Cape Cod, finding her way through the rubble of 9/11, and recovering her catering business after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. This woman has been through a lot, seen a lot, survived, and thrived. Her story is definitely inspiring to all women and aspiring chefs.

The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi is published by Feminist Press. It's on bookstore shelves now. I received a free ARC at Book Expo America with no obligation to review.

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