Blog Tour and Book Review: Cook It, Eat It, Live it


Cook It, Eat It, Live It is written by Jo Kenny, food writer and owner of
In this first publication, Jo offers readers a vibrant and varied collection of recipes inspired by both travel and family ties to the UK, Japan, Guyana, the Caribbean.

This delicious collection of everyday recipes satisfies appetites for light bites, indulgent dinners, fresh sides, and delicious desserts. You’ll find a spectrum of dishes from rich, earthy flavors to fresh aromatics giving you meals to enjoy year-round. All recipes are firm favorites in Jo’s own household and cooked regularly. This is family-style, everyday inspiration to ensure no more boring dinners.

Recipes are punctuated with stories of travel, food inspirations and a personal philosophy of enjoying food unapologetically. This book is about finding happiness in the little things and injecting some joy into everyday life through wholesome, exciting meals.


Jo Kenny

Jo is a food writer from Bedford, living with her husband Alex, newborn son and Kimchi the cat. Her website was founded in 2012. Starting out as a personal space to capture cooking and food adventures, it has evolved into a public hub for recipes, cooking guides and food inspiration. Jo is passionate about fresh ingredients eaten joyfully, intuitively and adventurously.

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Cook It Eat It, Live It is a delightful book of recipes, family stories, and travel adventures. The pictures are gorgeous, and there are so many recipes I want to try. Jo Kenny’s work on this book and her website proves that life is an adventure, and food is a big part of that.

In this book, Jo shares recipes from four countries, including soups, stews, main dishes, desserts, and more. There are even instructions for setting up a kitchen garden. And she shares stories and beautiful pictures with each recipe.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys cookbooks that not only have recipes, but the stories behind them.

I received a free copy of this book from Kingsley Publishers via Rachel’s Random Resources. My review is voluntary and my opinions are my own.

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Book Promo and a Recipe from Author Ella Carey!

The second book in Ella Carey’s Daughters of New York series, The Lost Girl of Berlin is being released today! This series is set during, before, and in post-war Europe and America. In anticipation of the second book, the author and publishers have provided a sweet treat for release day: a recipe from the first book! See the recipe below, with links to buy the books.


Gia Morelli’s Sicilian Ricotta Cake from Ella Carey’s A New York Secret

In A New York Secret, handsome chef Tom Morelli takes Lily Rose, who is training to be head chef at the gorgeous uptown New York restaurant, Valentino’s, down to Greenwich Village to meet his mom, Gia Morelli. And Gia wows chef Lily with this classic Sicilian Ricotta cake.

I fell in love with the authentic Italian restaurants in Greenwich Village, the homestyle cooking, the love that clearly went into each and every dish. I hope you enjoy this little slice of love from A New York Secret!

Bon apetite!


Ella Carey

Carey is the international bestselling author of The Things We Don’t Say, Secret Shores, From a Paris Balcony, The House by the Lake, and Paris Time Capsule. Her books have been published in over fourteen languages, in twelve countries, and have been shortlisted for ARRA awards. A Francophile who has long been fascinated by secret histories set in Europe’s entrancing past, Ella has degrees in music, nineteenth-century women’s fiction, and modern European history. She lives in Melbourne with her two children and two Italian greyhounds who are constantly mistaken for whippets.




*Both books are available for free to Kindle Unlimited Subscribers.