A City Girls Guide to the Kitchen

What Every City Girl Needs to Find Her Way Through the Kitchen Cobwebs and Life

Non-Fiction - Home/Crafts
176 Pages
Reviewed on 03/20/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Eating every meal at a restaurant is expensive. “City Girls” are short on time and sometimes knowledge when it comes to the kitchen. Hillary Lynn Christman and Natalie Christman Urig share their knowledge and expertise with readers. “Cooking is less expensive and healthier.” Their first hint is to stock your pantry with the essentials. They even offer a list of basics items. Most of the recipes are easy-to-use and delicious.

There are tips and cooking suggestions. I consider myself a “seasoned” cook. The kitchen has been my favorite room in the house for many years; that gives me the authority to say this is a great cookbook. While this book is written for “City Girls” country girls will enjoy it too. Most of the recipes are easy, but with that special something that will make others think you spent hours in the kitchen. The Peanutty Spicy Noodle Salad and Mexican Tortilla Spirals are easy and delicious. I have never been good at pairing a wine with a meal. The authors make it effortless. They describe wine attributes and phrases that will make everyone sound like an expert. A City Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen (…and life) is a must for everyone’s kitchen.


Wow, what a fabulous read. The kitchen confessionals are hilarious and the chapters are realistic cooking situations. I've enjoyed some of the recipes and wine chapter. Very cute!