No one is ever going to accuse me of being a foodie. I might be a foodie wannabe, but not badly enough to DO IT. But I have that wannabe thing going on.
And I read a book last night that made me wanna be, just a little more.
Cooking and Screaming: Finding My Own Recipe for Recovery is a memoir by Adrienne Kane, who owns a catering company called Nosheteria (and has a blog of the same name). Originally from California, she was in her last weeks of college at UC Berkley when she suffered a stroke. Specifically, an arteriovenous malformation (commonly known as an AVM), which initially left her completely paralyzed on her right side. This at the age of 21.
It's a wry, subtle, and funny book about just dealing with what life dishes out, no matter how crappy it is. When you are feeling down, it's a big help. And the recipes...oh, the recipes! Some even seem like ones I could make, and that my meat and potatoes spouse might eat! Each one begins a chapter and they are neatly tied into the story of life-changing illness and recovery.
I probably never will try making the Julia Child duckling thing (a version of which is here) but I loved reading about it. And about her love and respect for good ingredients, lovingly prepared.