I had an Audrey Hepburn phase in high school. I would watch her movies, read everything about her, and try (and mostly fail) to imitate her famous style. Those years are long gone, but I still have a fondness for the star. So when a friend told me about Audrey at Home, I immediately ordered it on Amazon.
The book, written by her son, Luca Dotti, is a mix of anecdotes about Audrey, her family pictures, personal recipes, and handwritten notes. It's a lovely and heartfelt window into the private life of an exceptional woman.
It's also a great opportunity to learn more about Audrey's love for food and cooking. With each recipe, you get a story about what that dish meant to her, when she would cook it, or why she loved it so much. Nothing is crazy complicated and you can definitely tell these are beloved family recipes that have been made time and time again.
My most recent fave is her recipe for pasta alla puttanesca (Audrey spent a lot of her life in Italy and the recipes in her book reflect that), an easy but very flavorful and satisfying weeknight dinner that I'll definitely make again. —Marie Telling
Get it from Amazon for $18.17.