Monday, July 6, 2015

Life from Scratch

Life from Scratch
Sasha Martin

Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness

Genre: Memoir

Summary (from Goodreads): It was a culinary journey like no other: Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world. As cooking unlocked the memories of her rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it, Martin became more determined than ever to find peace and elevate her life through the prism of food and world cultures. From the tiny, makeshift kitchen of her eccentric, creative mother to a string of foster homes to the house from which she launches her own cooking adventure, Martin’s heartfelt, brutally honest memoir reveals the power of cooking to bond, to empower, and to heal—and celebrates the simple truth that happiness is created from within.
Review:  The idea of cooking dishes from every country in the world was an intriguing one, and I enjoyed reading about how the author selected her recipes and what her family thought about all the meals.  The stories about her past were interesting, too, but I couldn't help feeling that there must have been more going on with her mother than she admitted to.

Rating: 3 stars

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