Alyssa Shelasky had it all: a hot boyfriend and a fun and exciting job in her favorite city. But when her boyfriend asked her to move with him to D.C., her life changed dramatically. Alyssa found herself lonely and developing stalker tendencies due to the chef’s late nights at his restaurant and new-found celebrity. Instead of dwelling on her loneliness, she decided to get into the kitchen and learn how to cook.
Her book, Apron Anxiety, is a memoir (with recipes) about learning to cook, the ups and downs of love, and entering the world of food full throttle. Readers will delight in her infectious voice as she dishes on everything from the sexy chef scene to the unexpected inner calm of tying on an apron.
Read an excerpt from the book here, which includes Shelasky’s mom’s recipe for a dish her high school friends dubbed “The Pasta” and requested weekly: