Hailed by many as Erma Bombeck's heir apparent, Jennifer Moses -- journalist, essayist, prizewinning short story writer, and mother of three -- brilliantly transforms the mundane into the hilarious in her no-holds-barred record of a year in the life -- and the kitchen -- of a modern-day mom. Writing about the year in which her twins were born, her mother was diagnosed with cancer, and her husband decided to change careers, Moses regales readers with funny anecdotes and gut-wrenchingly true pictures of the chaos and joys of family life. Capturing the essence of motherhood today in all of its complexities and contradictions, this true-to-life story (that reads like a novel) dares to say out loud what moms secretly think.
People Serves up sardonic Erma Bombeck-style observations about the pains of starting a family.
Parenting magazine Moms who cook (but don't mince words) will enjoy Moses's blunt and funny account.
Dina Greenberg Inside Captures with humor, tenderness, and brutal honesty the challenges facing an entire generation of women....Razor-sharp.
Karen MacPherson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Part cookbook, part parenting book, and part confessional, Food and Whine is, most of all, laugh-out-loud funny.
Irene Sax Epicurious A terrific book....You could think of it as Anne Lamott with recipes, as a guide to cooking when you really feel like crying....Enormously wise about the importance of food and family....A warm, entertaining tale.
Patti Thorn Rocky Mountain News For the mom who prefers to laugh at her oft-challenging lot in life.
Bon Appetit Funny, incisive...will hit home with moms who are busy juggling career, kids, and cooking.
Laura Philpot Benedict The Grand Rapids Press A wonderful memoir cum cookbook that is alive with humor and compassion....Delightful....Its easy manner belies the intelligent observation of a harried mother who has an original, sensible outlook on the chaotic world in which we live.
Greg Langley The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) Funny stuff about the unfunny business of being a mom and wife in the '90s.
Susan Shapiro The Jerusalem Report Funny and poignant....Entertaining...like Erma Bombeck on acid.