Hilarious. I want to be her friend.
She had me from the first line:
“When I was four, my parents received a report card from my kindergarten teacher. The first line read, “Mary is a totally competent person.””
Self-deprecating, wise-cracking, and personable, Mary’s new book Serving the Broccoli Gods is a fun breath of fresh air. The bulk of the book consists of her entertaining personal stories (and thank you Mary, for putting some of your heart on your sleeve for us in addition to your humour), dabbed with recipes, tips, and food suggestions. It’s rather like hanging out with a fun galpal who sprinkles your chats with intriguing facts, nutritional research, and a rampant commitment to healthy eating.
Though her passion for food radiates from every page, the book is less about plying you with advice and recipes (there are really only seven or so direct info-boxes on food) than it is about giving you an introduction to Mary herself. It’s a quick read at only 75 pages. She’s your wise-cracking friend, your straight talking advisor. And if you like her style, head on over to her youtube channel and get oodles of nutritional resources on Mary’s Nutrition Show.