Friday, October 18, 2013

The Romney Family Table, Book Review

I love cookbooks with full color pictures but what really tugs at my wannabe chef heartstrings is the stories behind the recipes, so when I saw Ann Romney's new book, I had to have it!
The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes and Favorite Traditions is a wonderful guide to family cooking and delightful dinner times. I love the great tips included and the fabulous pictures showing the heritage of the Romney family. Previous presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, and his family have been in the spotlight for quite some time so I think it's refreshing to see that they love to share in the same types of traditions and holiday fun as my family does.
Ann's story is inspiring. She has raised a beautiful family while struggling with MS for the past 15 years. If you'd like to learn more about the Romney family and cook up some great recipes at the same time, you should definitely pick up a copy of this new book. I think it will be a perfect Christmas gift for a few people in my family who love cookbooks and the Romney's!

About the Book
Home is where good things happen--and for the Romney family, the heart of the home is the kitchen. In The Romney Family Table, Ann Romney, wife of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, reflects on her many years as a mom, shares family recipes, and describes some of her favorite and not-so-favorite moments of raising a family. Woven together with personal memories and traditions are Romney family favorite recipes such as Peppered Pork Chops with Peach-Vinegar Glaze, Welsh Skillet Cakes, Honey Wheat Bread (which Ann made regularly for five growing sons), and Mimi’s Buttermilk Pancakes, which she and Mitt shared with their Secret Service detail at the end of his presidential campaign.

This unique blend of heartwarming and humorous stories told in Ann’s warm, welcoming style, candid family photos spanning four decades, and more than 125 fabulous recipes will inspire your own traditions and family dinners for years to come.

About the Author

Ann Romney places primary importance on her role as a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. As First Lady of Massachusetts, she worked to focus attention on the challenges facing at-risk youth and served as the Governor s Liaison to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, she has volunteered much of her time to raise awareness of the disease. She and her husband, Mitt, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this year. They have five sons, five daughters-in-law, and twenty-two grandchildren.

I received a review copy of this book to share my insight with others. My opinions are always my own.


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