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Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen
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"Hot sex, looking good, scoring journalistic triumphs . . . nothing made Alyssa love herself enough until she learned to cook. There's a racy plot and a surprising moral in this intimate and delicious book." —Gael Greene, creator of Insatiable-Critic.com and author of Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious ExcessApron Anxiety is the hilarious and heartfelt memoir of quintessential city girl Alyssa Shelasky and her crazy, complicated love affair with...the kitchen. Three months into a relationship with her TV-chef crush, celebrity journalist Alyssa Shelasky left her highly social life in New York City to live with him in D.C. But what followed was no fairy tale: Chef hours are tough on a relationship. Surrounded by foodies yet unable to make a cup of tea, she was displaced and discouraged. Motivated at first by self-preservation rather than culinary passion, Shelasky embarked on a journey to master the kitchen, and she created the blog Apron Anxiety (ApronAnxiety.com) to share her stories. This is a memoir (with recipes) about learning to cook, the ups and downs of love, and entering the world of food full throttle. Readers will delight in her infectious voice as she dishes on everything from the sexy chef scene to the unexpected inner calm of tying on an apron.
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Alyssa Shelasky. (2012). Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen. Crown.

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        ALYSSA SHELASKY is the New York editor of Grub Street at New York magazine, as well as the creator of the blog Apron Anxiety (ApronAnxiety.com). She has written for numerous publications including People, Us Weekly, Hamptons Style, Gotham, Self, Blackbook, TV Guide, The New York Post, New York magazine, CBS's Watch magazine, and Glamour magazine.

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"Hot sex, looking good, scoring journalistic triumphs . . . nothing made Alyssa love herself enough until she learned to cook. There's a racy plot and a surprising moral in this intimate and delicious book."
—Gael Greene, creator of Insatiable-Critic.com and author of Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess
Apron Anxiety
is the hilarious and heartfelt memoir of quintessential city girl Alyssa Shelasky and her crazy, complicated love affair with...the kitchen.

Three months into a relationship with her TV-chef crush, celebrity journalist Alyssa Shelasky left her highly social life in New York City to live with him in D.C. But what followed was no fairy tale: Chef hours are tough on a relationship. Surrounded by foodies yet unable to make a cup of tea, she was displaced and discouraged. Motivated at first by self-preservation rather than culinary passion, Shelasky embarked on a journey to master the kitchen, and she created the blog Apron Anxiety (ApronAnxiety.com) to share her stories.
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        A cooking rookie's memoir of love and food. When New York magazine Grub Street food editor Shelasky fell in love with a celebrity chef, she was unable to boil water for tea without melting the plastic pot. While "Chef" (as he's called throughout) worked late nights at his two new restaurants in Washington, D.C., the author battled loneliness in their apartment. Unable to connect with Chef's cooking partners or feel comfortable at any social food-related gathering, Shelasky finally had an epiphany that hit her like "a ton of bricks made of Parmigiano-Reggiano"--she was going to learn how to cook. What ensued was a whirlwind of pots, pans, late-night trips to gourmet food stores and "clenching the spoon like a convict" as the author progressed from that first multi-stepped meal to hosting dinner parties for 12. She learned that "bearnaise isn't the name of a little old lady and that the act of trussing relates to roast chicken, not eighties hair," and she blogged about her cooking adventures at apronanxiety.com. Shelasky bares all, in the kitchen and the bedroom, as her romance with food replaced her love affair with Chef. Even though her relationship with Chef ended, the author writes, "sometimes I wonder if I'm still in the kitchen as a way of keeping my connection to Chef alive...after all, everyone cooks for matters of the heart. We're all in the kitchen because it fulfills a longing inside, whether it's for inner grace, pure survival, a renewed sense of self, or just the thrill of it." Also included are 30 of the author's favorite recipes. Amusing, compassionate story of love among the pots and pans.

        COPYRIGHT(2012) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        Shelasky's energetic memoir looks at her experiences as celebrity journalist turned food blogger and the relationships that sparked her passion for cooking. During her childhood, Shelasky's close-knit family focuses on healthy eating but they are far from culinary adventurers. A longtime lover of New York City, Shelasky embraces her independence during her studies at Columbia and spends most of her twenties as a professional journalist in New York and Los Angeles, interviewing celebrities and attending glamorous social events. Sparks fly when she interviews a contestant (referred to as Chef) from a competitive cooking show, and the two soon fall in love. A few months later, Shelasky leaves behind her beloved life for Washington, D.C., where Chef is opening his first restaurant, a time-consuming process that strains the relationship. Unhappy and alienated, Shelasky turns to the kitchen and uncovers a culinary passion that reinvigorates her perspective on life and love, and all the drama in between. Shelasky is candid about her misadventures and, in a charming touch, includes related recipes at the close of each chapter.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2012, American Library Association.)

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—Gael Greene, creator of Insatiable-Critic.com and author of Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess
Apron Anxiety
is the hilarious and heartfelt memoir of quintessential city girl Alyssa Shelasky and her crazy, complicated love affair with...the kitchen.

Three months into a relationship with her TV-chef crush, celebrity journalist Alyssa Shelasky left her highly social life in New York City to live with him in D.C. But what followed was no fairy tale: Chef hours are tough on a relationship. Surrounded by foodies yet unable to make a cup of tea, she was displaced and discouraged. Motivated at first by self-preservation rather than culinary passion, Shelasky embarked on a journey to master the kitchen, and she created the blog Apron Anxiety...
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