What a thoroughly enjoyable book. Beatrice Ojakangas is a Minnesota author of Finnish descent. She is also the author of 29 cookbooks. This, her latest project, is an autobiographical memoir. She covers, in great detail, her upbringing in Northern Minnesota, the beginnings of her career as a chef/cookbook author, the raising of her family, and her current roles as a wife/mother/celebrity. Ojakangas has a remarkable gift in her ability to tell a story, she makes you feel like you were next to her in the kitchen. Her memory of the details of her childhood is amazing. And her humor is contagious! As I noted in an update of my reading status, I was reading this on a cross-country airline trip, and the people seated next to me were concerned because I kept bursting out laughing and snorting. Great book, highly recommend it!