This Must Be the Place: Dispatches & Food from the Home Front

This Must Be the Place: Dispatches & Food from the Home Front

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2021, , cookbooks, new-december, cookin-books, autobiography, Food and Drink, Nonfiction, Biography Memoir, Autobiography

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Rachael Ray presents 125+ recipes straight from her home kitchen in upstate New York, with personal stories on loss, gratitude, and the special memories that make a house a home.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD NETWORK

"I wanted to write this book because for the first time in my fifty-two years, everyone on the planet was going through the same thing at the same time. We were all feeling the same fear, heartsickness, worry, and sadness, but due to the nature of the virus, it was hard to connect. I connect through cooking, and I noticed that's what many others were doing as well. We took to the kitchen to share something of ourselves--and cooking became the discipline, diversion, and devotion that got us through."

You may think you know Rachael Ray after decades of TV appearances and dozens of books, but 2020 changed us all and it changed her, too--her life and her direction. During the early months of the pandemic in upstate New York, far away from her New York City television studio, Rachael Ray and her husband, John, went to work in their home kitchen hosting the only cooking show on broadcast TV. At her kitchen counter, with the help of her iPhone cameraman (John), Rachael produced more than 125 meals--everything from humble dishes composed of simple pantry items (One-Pot Chickpea Pasta or Stupid Good, Silly Easy Sausage Tray Bake) to more complex recipes that satisfy a craving or celebrate a moment (Porcini and Greens Risotto or Moroccan Chicken Tagine).

This Must Be the Place captures the words, recipes, and images that will forever shape this time for Rachael and her family, offering readers inspiration to rethink and rebuild what home means to them now.

Title:This Must Be the Place: Dispatches & Food from the Home Front
ISBN:9780593357217
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    This Must Be the Place: Dispatches & Food from the Home Front Reviews

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    The is so much more than a cookbook. The personal touches and getting to see inside Ray's house and hear her personal stories was the best part of it all.This is my favorite cookbook of Ray's to date....

  • T

    I applaud Rachael for her vulnerability, but the recipes were all misses for me. I usually love her cookbooks, but not this one, unfortunately. ...

  • Jennifer Taylor

    This was a very entertaining cookbook. With lots of personal reflections from the period of time during the Covid pandemic lockdown. I enjoyed reading her personal reflections. Not a lot of food that ...

  • James Kennedy Public Library

    This is not your average cookbook. It is half cookbook, half diary. Ray wrote this during the 2020 pandemic lockdown when she and her husband were quarantining in their house in upstate New York. In t...

  • Carol

    Great read!I started watching Rachael and John at home this past year and fell in love with them both. After a year of political, racist, etc unrest, I needed something to make me feel secure in our w...

  • Kathi

    Loved Rachael’s journal of 2020. What a year! I loved how she presented the year that we all had such a shared experience of the pandemic…but certainly it impacted her and John greatly as they str...

  • Kate Cronin

    My lockdown routine was to spend the hour that Rachael's daytime show was on watching and walking on the treadmill, so I feel like I was "there" as she shares the backstory around the recipes and the ...

  • Carol N

    This was a most entertaining cookbook. Filled with her personal reflections covering the period of time when we all experienced the Covid pandemic lockdown. I enjoyed reading her personal reflections....

  • Jennica Watson

    I think this one was cathartic for Rachel—writing it during the pandemic, developing the recipes in her guest house since her house burnt to the ground, lying her beloved dog to rest. I actually enj...

  • Megan

    The writing was great, but if I'm being honest, none of the recipes inspired me to head to the kitchen. It already feels like a time capsule of the pandemic - not in a bad or even unpleasant way, just...