A Spoonful of Promises: Stories & Recipes from a Well-Tempered Table

A Spoonful of Promises: Stories & Recipes from a Well-Tempered Table

by T. Susan Chang

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Overview

A Spoonful of Promises: Stories & Recipes from a Well-Tempered Table is a collection of mouthwatering stories whose common thread is intimacy—between family and friends, parents and children. Here, food is a metaphor, a sixth sense that binds to the drama of our lives and to moments that might otherwise be forgotten. Each of author T. Susan Chang's food stories explores facets of the human condition, whether nostalgia, romance, loyalty, love, guilt, envy, or hope, each in its most delicious form. The book—comprising thirty-three essays with recipes—begins with food scenes from Chang's childhood, memories that forever tie her to the mother she lost to cancer early in her life, and to the family that helped shape who she is today. This is followed by practical recipes for the weeknight parent and lessons Chang learned along her own parenting journey. Finally, Chang dips into more adventurous cooking for special occasions: once-in-a-lifetime recipes and experiences meant to be shared with family, friends, or even strangers—who, as the saying goes, are only friends we haven't met before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762772506
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

T. Susan Chang is a freelance food writer who regularly reviews cookbooks for the Boston Globe and NPR. She is a regular contributor to NPR's Kitchen Window column, and the cookbook reviewer for Eat Your Books, the cookbook-indexing website, where she also has a weekly blog. Visit her at tsusanchang.com.

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