Imagine the best of the Food Network, with a lot more girl talk mixed in. Niequist's food writing will make your mouth water, but this book isn't just about the food. Her recipes are vehicles—to conversation, community, and all good things that happen when people gather around the table. Bread and Wine contains some great-looking recipes Green Well salad, Michigan blueberry crisp, magical white bean soup that will inspire you to get cooking. The short chapters make this perfect summer reading.