One of the great things about cookbooks is that you can start anywhere and read as much or as little as you desire. In Dinner: A Love Story, you can browse a curated sub-set of recipes from the author’s 13 years of recording dinners she and her husband have made for family and friends. Small, relatable memoir segments and useful, real life tips precede each group of recipes. The author’s writing style is nonjudgmental, down to earth and helpful. Some of my favorite tips and recipes include but are not limited to: the recipe door painted inside one of their cabinets (p. 21), the chicken pot pie and sweet potatoes recipe (p. 33) and the vacation meal planning made easy list (p. 236).