The Anti-Cookbook is a great treatise on cooking even from my point of view as a chef. Shelley and Rebecca provide common sense advice for managing the day-to-day challenges of providing good, wholesome, healthy and ethical food for today’s busy families. Their no-nonsense approach to cooking makes their book the perfect guide for our children as they leave the nest.
Highlands Bar & Grill, Bottega and Chez Fonfon, Author of Frank Stitt's Southern Table: Recipes and Gracious Traditions from Highlands Bar and Grill and Bottega Favorita: A Southern Chef's Love Affair with Italian Food
Shelley and Rebecca share their wisdom for living fully and that includes fantastic food ideas! The Anti-Cookbook not only offers any young person starting out on their own a foundation for living well in today’s hurried world, but also strips away the often confining and intimidating process of eating well. The authors share their heart-filled stories and provide the readers with valuable and important information about how to care for the world by respectfully choosing how and what we eat.
Yvonne Tally, author of Breaking Up With Busy, Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women and Co-founder of Poised Inc.
The Anti-Cookbook is for the cook who needs a gentle nudge to start thinking out of the box when it comes to creating meals. Shelley and Rebecca not only give us delicious recipes, but they also show us that it’s the journey that’s inspiring the dishes. The duo are moms who understand the challenges of trying to get the kids to eat healthfully, with the eventual goal that they’ll be cooking for themselves (cooking, that is, food that doesn’t have the word “ramen” in it), as well as working women who know the value of time and money. If you are interested in the complexity of food choices, then you’ve picked up the right book.
Alex Ota, Co-founder of Breezymama.com
In my first year fending for myself in the real world, learning how to procure quality meals while not breaking the bank has been a process. We're surrounded by plentiful amounts of food and an abundance of nutrition plans and food philosophies and it often seems more convenient to just eat out or order food for delivery. With entertaining personal commentary, The Anti-Cookbook boils it down to simple, timeless recipes that make learning how to prepare real home-cooked food feasible for any busy young professional trying to eat well for a reasonable price.
Olivia Nicholls, Product Marketing Manager