Good Enough: A Cookbook: Embracing the Joys of Imperfection and Practicing Self-Care in the Kitchen

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It takes courage to admit when we’re not feeling our best, when our emotions work against us, when the world feels mad, chaotic, and anxiety-inducing, when caring for others depletes us so much that we can barely care for ourselves.

This is the context for Leanne Brown’s new book, Good Enough: A Cookbook: Embracing the Joys of Imperfection, In and Out of the Kitchen. While a departure from Good and Cheap, Good Enough reminds us to take time to feel the feelings and parent ourselves.

Part self-help, part nourishing recipes, this cookbook aims to help readers nourish their minds by caring for their bodies, letting go of perfection, and finding joy. Leanne’s book is vulnerable and real, the healing balm for mind and body, through food, that certain people will greatly need right now. It succeeds enormously, from the structure of the recipes to the self-help stories, reminding us how to find kindness, that it’s okay to rest, and how to rest the right way. (Hint: it’s not scrolling for forty-five minutes on a mobile device.)

Let me say this loud and clear, Leanne Brown, you are—by far—more than enough.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
Publish Date 04-Jan-2022
ISBN 9781523509676 Buy this Book
Issue February 2022
Category Cooking, Food & Wine