You know you’ve found a good book when you can’t put it down. As a kid, I used to cozy into my self-made corner, a small space behind a big, plush easy chair in the corner of the living room. With blankets, pillows, and snacks, I would read without interruption until it was time for dinner.
With adulthood changing my reading habits (and corners), it is much rarer these days that I have the opportunity to crack open a book of any kind. Rarer still—reading without interruption. So when my friend Alanna of The Bojon Gourmet’s new cookbook, Alternative Baker, landed on my doorstep a few weeks back, it was only upon seeing the cover that I knew I was hooked.
To say that Alternative Baker has been accompanying me all around town is probably an understatement. Tucked in my tote bag, it’s been at my side for lunch break readings, at the coffeeshop, grocery store, orchestra rehearsal, and on my nightstand. While those uninterrupted reading days may be over, making use of those spare moments here and there can be so satisfying….