Grub Street Editor Alyssa Shelasky Wrote a Great New Book, and It᾿s Out Today

Alyssa often stands on counters while she's blogging, too. Photo: Random House

Close readers will notice one byline has been absent from Grub Street this week: That's because our own Alyssa Shelasky is taking a quick break from the blogging grind to release her brand-new memoir, Apron Anxiety, which, coincidentally, can be purchased right this second.

The book's got some of Alyssa's favorite recipes, tales of sex and cooking, some inadvertent tripe-ordering that doesn't end well, and one famous chef's advice on dating restaurant workers: "The only way to keep a chef happy is to keep his cock happy." (Chefs can be so crude.)

So yes, of course we're going to recommend it we look after our own here at Grub but hey, even Entertainment Weekly calls it "a zesty read about dating, family, and self-discovery."