If you’re looking for a quick, cute read, J.W. Bull’s Pickin’ Tomatoes might be just the thing. The protagonist manages to get a job writing a column about cooking, though she is neither a chef nor a writer. So of course she has to learn to do both, and fast. Some of the cooking disasters were pretty far-fetched, the book could use a good edit, and there are mistakes in most of the French phrases scattered throughout, but all in all, Pickin’ Tomatoes is a fun story about starting over while learning how to cook – and live. Recipes included.