After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, writer Kathleen Flinn returned with no idea what to do next, until one day at a supermarket she watched a woman loading her cart with ultraprocessed foods. Flinn's "chefternal" instinct kicked in: she persuaded the stranger to reload with fresh foods, offering her simple recipes for healthy, easy meals. The Kitchen Counter Cooking School includes practical, healthy tips that boost listeners' culinary self-confidence, strategies to get the most from their grocery dollars, and simple recipes that get listeners cooking.
©2011 Kathleen Flinn (P)2011 Tantor
"The author's humble approach is inviting and shows why her students were enthusiastic." (Kirkus)
The story was entertaining and I got some great ideas for my own kitchen while listening, which was wonderful. Unfortunately, though, the narrator often ruined things for me by stumbling over simple words (why wouldn't they re-record that?) and mispronouncing pretty much everything in the Europe section of the book. I really don't understand why they would have published without re-recording those stumbles. It was truly frustrating.
The narrator. Re-record the stumbles or go with someone else. (In other words, I'd get the book in print instead of listening.)
Stumbling over simple words ruined the flow of the thing and kept making me stop and think about what she was saying instead of losing myself in the book.
I am/ was a shy cook and this book made some many things about cooking way less intimidating. I'm actually getting ready to but the actual hard bound book because I'd really like to use it as a reference book when in the kitchen.
The reader keeps things light and cheerful and has a wonderful pace!
The narration was ill suited for a book that changed from feminine to masculine voices so often. The masculine voice usually sounds rough and mean. Otherwise, the content is great.
The book is great. I'm a fan of Kathleen Flinn.
An avid audible.com listener, I've never taken the time to actually complain about a reading, but Ms Gavin's performance is read in such a womanly baritone register that it's eternally aggravating. Imagine an aspiring newscaster reading eight hours of a food blog aloud. You get my drift..
I enjoyed her gaining insight from each of her students and making me feel it is achiveable to be a better cook.
I was able to incorporate many of her tips into my cooking, and I have noticed (and so has my family) a great improvement in my cooking
The author provides cooking skills in a thoughtful, fiction-like manner. I found this book Informative & enjoyable! It is much different than the author's previous book.
I would not recommend the book. I didn't like the reader and the book needs to supply pdfs of the recipes to be worthwhile. I also found the write condescending and patronizing towards her
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