"After realizing he knew more about the television on his wall than the food on his plate, award-winning TV producer and amateur chef Jared Stone buys 420 pounds of beef directly from a rancher and embarks on a hilarious and inspiring culinary adventure."
I don't usually read books about food. But Jared Stone, a former student of mine, really got me hooked on this one - because it's also about appreciating your life, questioning your life, and changing your life for the better, achieved through the magic of fine meat and a keenly curious spirit.
Along with culinary tips both mundane and mad (at one point, Stone actually cooks up a batch of bacon chocolate chip cookies) there's all kinds of unexpected adventures in here - and it's also a romantic comedy: the relationship between Stone and his ever-understanding (albeit wryly incredulous) wife Summer features the kind of banter that would make any contemporary screwball proud, and one Valentine's Day episode in particular is ripe for screenplay adaptation...
All this, and recipes, too. So omnivores and life-lovers of all sorts might want to check it out.