Paula Deen, Food Network star and owner of two restaurants in Savannah, Georgia, shares Christmas memories and recipes in the small book, Christmas with Paula Deen. It's the perfect book to kick off a week of Christmas books, because Deen includes recipes for holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year's.
Buy or check this book out for its recipes. There are some great looking Christmas recipes, covering everything from candies and cookies to meat and mashed potatoes. Deen includes suggestions for gift presentations as well.
The stories themselves are repetitious if you're a Paula Deen fan, and already read her memoir, Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin'. Most of her stories of the holidays were included in that book. If you're a fan of her shows, though, it's enjoyable to have a few stories from her sons, Bobby and Jamie. Family pictures are included as well.
I do have a complaint about the print in this book. Although it's quite festive with the green and red print, it's difficult to read, and many people will not find it easy to read that print.
If you're looking for a fun Christmas gift for the cook in the family, this little book might fit the bill. However, take a good look at it with the reader in mind before giving it to someone.
Paula Deen's website is www.pauladeen.com
Christmas with Paula Deen by Paula Deen. Simon & Schuster, ©2007. ISBN 978-0-7432-9286-3 (hardcover), 211p.