Have you ever been to the Jersey Shore? My family and I go to Wildwood, NJ and it is the favorite part of our Summer. One of the things that makes our trip special is the time we spend sharing a meal together. Deborah Smith has created The Jersey Shore Cookbook (affiliate link) and now we can have those tastes all year round!
One of our favorite things to do when we are in Wildwood is to stroll the boardwalk. We do it twice a day, sometimes more. And part of the boardwalk experience is eating food. Lots and lots of food. It is amazing how many wonderful memories are associated with the boardwalk and most of them include some kind of food.
When I was contacted about reviewing The Jersey Shore Cookbook (affiliate link) by Deborah Smith, you bet I jumped on the chance.
When I received my book, I just loved how the cover looked. Even before I opened the book and read a single recipe, I had the warm and fuzzies.
I grabbed a glass of my favorite iced tea, and curled up on the sofa and started reading. I loved how this cookbook was done. It was more than just recipes. It was history. It was memories. Truthfully, I felt like it was more than a cookbook. It could be a great guide for the ultimate foodie road trip!
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Since my family and I love Wildwood so much, I was so excited to see that one of our favorite places was featured:
Love this recipe, and just looking at it brings back the happy memories we have there. I can hear the sounds of the boardwalk, and I can smell the food, without even being there. That is why I think that this is more than just a cookbook. You did amazing with this, Deborah!
Some other great highlights of the cookbook was the pictures of the food, obviously. But I absolutely adored how there were pictures of the restaurants as well:
You can just imagine being there, and that gives you a sense of contentment. There is nothing more important to me than being around the table with my family and sharing a meal. When we are on vacation at the Jersey Shore, it is even more special because no one is worried about work. There is no baseball practice to get to. No laundry to be folded and put away.
Deborah Smith managed to capture that entire feeling in a book that our family can enjoy all year round.
Many of the recipes come from iconic places, like Atlantic City. So that is why I maintain that this Jersey Shore Cookbook can also serve as a travel history book. I bet my Gram would have had a smile on her face seeing this picture, and would have most definitely enjoyed the recipe!
Thank you Deborah, for allowing me an advanced peek at your cookbook. It has become a treasured part of my collection!
Deborah Smith is the founder of New Jersey’s most popular independently owned food blog, JerseyBites.com. Launched in 2007, the site is now home to more than 30 food writers and welcomes more than 50,000 visitors every month. Jersey Bites engages with over 30,000 fans daily on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Deborah served as a founding member of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and most recently as a judge for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week’s Taste Awards. Over the years, she has served as a judge for numerous food competitions and been invited to speak about food in New Jersey both live and on the air. Deborah was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. She lives in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
*Disclosure: I received an advanced copy of the Jersey Shore Cookbook in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and remarks are 100% my own.