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We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook: A Mom and Daughter Dish about the Food That Delights Them and the Love That Binds Them

Becky Johnson, Rachel Randolph
We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook: A Mom and Daughter Dish about the Food That Delights Them and the Love That Binds Them
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Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph come from a long line of laughter. The female side of her family tree is dotted with funny storytellers, prolific authors, hospitable home cooks, and champion chatters. In We Love, We Laugh, We Cook, Becky---a butter and bacon l... Read More

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Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph come from a long line of laughter. The female side of her family tree is dotted with funny storytellers, prolific authors, hospitable home cooks, and champion chatters. In We Love, We Laugh, We Cook, Becky---a butter and bacon loving mama---and Rachel---a vegan bean eating daughter---share stories of their crazy, wonderful, and sometimes challenging lives as Rachel becomes a mother herself. Becky is messy; Rachel craves order. Becky forgets what month it is; Rachel is an organizational genius. (At least before baby arrives.) Sprinkled throughout are the lip-smacking, nourishing recipes they love to make and share. From food for a family reunion of thirty, to lunch for a party of one in a high chair, to a hot meal for a sick friend, the authors demonstrate grace, acceptance, and love to others through the bonding gifts of humor, attentive listening, and cooking ... whether diners prefer beef or tofu in their stew.

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  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Book
  • Release Date: Aug 6, 2013
  • UPC: 9780310330837
  • Height: 0.63
  • Width: 5.52
  • Length: 8.44
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Publish Date: Aug 11, 2013
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "CKB030000"
  • ISBN: 0310330831

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“We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook” by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph by tickmenot on 8/20/13
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I had thought this was going to be a cookbook, and though it does have some recipes, mostly it is a book about mother and daughter team, Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph.

Becky and Rachel both provide some interesting reminisces about their lives together, and Rachel’s life after she has married and started a family. Some are so funny that I could hardly read them I was laughing so hard. Becky’s description of taking young teenage Rachel to Nashville, and Rachel’s adventure at Babies-R-Us are just hilarious. They also include some really touching moments the two of them have experienced. Rachel’s story of becoming a vegan, and how she has eaten since then, is really interesting. Of course, there are lots of memories from both Becky and Rachel that involve food.

There is one caveat I had with this book. In this day and age when drinking is so pervasive and dangerous, it was troublesome that drinking was referred to so often as a natural outgrowth of people gathering together. It is disappointing that a Christian book would portray drinking in such a positive light.

It is true, the Bible doesn’t say it is wrong to drink. However, it does say it is wrong to get drunk. In my experience, people who drink rarely stop before they get partially or completely inebriated. After experiencing death on both sides of my family that was the direct result of alcoholism, I view alcohol as a poison–and a poor example when young people witness adults partaking of it in their families.

Although this is a quick read, the love Becky and Rachel have for each other, and their families, comes shining through. People who enjoy reading about other’s lives–especially stories that include food–would like this book. I give it four stars.

The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Thomas Nelson/Zondervan Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.

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