Des Moines cookbook author makes Goodreads' 2019 Choice Awards list of nominees
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli lived and trained in France, and says these are the staples of French cooking -- and eating -- to her.
A celebrated Des Moines cookbook author and food writer has been nominated for Goodreads' Choice Awards.
Recently written and published by Wini Moranville, "The Little Women Cookbook: Tempting Recipes from the March Sisters and Their Friends and Family" was recently nominated into the top 15 new cookbooks of 2019.
The cookbook was released Oct. 1, based on "Little Women," the beloved classic literature favorite by Louisa May Alcott.
Fans can vote for Moranville's cookbook on the Goodreads website, where the book is listed among 14 other contenders in the opening round.
"Experience the exciting and heartwarming world of the March sisters and Little Women right in your own kitchen," the Goodreads site said. "If your family includes a Little Women fan, or if you yourself are one, with this book you can keep the magic and wonder of the beloved tale alive for years to come."
Moranville has been covering the Des Moines food scene since 1997 for the Des Moines Register, dsm Magazine and other national and international publications such as Better Homes & Gardens and culinary publications in France.
A lover of French cuisine and a frequent traveler to culinary destinations in France, Moranville also wrote "The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day." The cookbook was released in 2011.
"The Little Women Cookbook" includes 50 recipes based on the classic novel like Hannah’s Pounded Potatoes, Amy’s Picnic Lemonade, Chocolate Drop Cookies that Professor Bhaer always offered to Meg’s twins and hearty dinners that Hannah and Marmee encourage the March sisters to learn to make.
Cookbook lovers will also find an abundance of teatime drinks and snacks, plus breakfasts, brunches, lunches, suppers and desserts.
For more information, visit chezbonnefemme.com.