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Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food

Kitchen Yarns Notes on Life Love and Food From her Italian American childhood through singlehood raising and feeding a growing family divorce and a new marriage to food writer Michael Ruhlman Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a g

  • Title: Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food
  • Author: Ann Hood
  • ISBN: 0393249506
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marriage to food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother s tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother s special occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches Later, the kitchen became the heart From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marriage to food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother s tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother s special occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches Later, the kitchen became the heart of Hood s own home She cooked pork roast to warm her first apartment, used two cups of dried basil for her first attempt at making pesto, taught her children how to make their favorite potatoes, found hope in her daughter s omelet after a divorce, and fell in love again with both her husband and his foolproof chicken stock.Hood tracks her lifelong journey in the kitchen with twenty seven heartfelt essays, each accompanied by a recipe or a few In Carbonara Quest, searching for the perfect spaghetti helped her cope with lonely nights as a flight attendant In the award winning essay The Golden Silver Palate, she recounts the history of her fail safe dinner party recipe for Chicken Marbella and how it did fail her when she was falling in love Hood s simple, comforting recipes also include her mother s famous meatballs, hearty Italian Beef Stew, classic Indiana Fried Chicken, the perfect grilled cheese, and a deliciously summery peach pie.With Hood s signature humor and tenderness, Kitchen Yarns spills tales of loss and starting from scratch

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    About "Ann Hood"

    1. Ann Hood

      Ann Hood is the editor of Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting and the bestselling author of The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, Comfort, and An Italian Wife, among other works She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, a Best American Food Writing Award, a Best American Travel Writing Award, and the Paul Bowles Prize for Shor Ann Hood is the editor of Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting and the bestselling author of The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, Comfort, and An Italian Wife, among other works She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, a Best American Food Writing Award, a Best American Travel Writing Award, and the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction She lives in Providence, Rhode Island

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    1. First we eat, then we do everything else M.F.K FisherLike music, food often has such an indelible role in our memories Many of us can remember where and when and in some cases, with whom we first tried certain foods, and some of us can even remember the meals or dishes we d consider best ever or even worst ever Some turn to food for comfort, for celebration, for companionship, while some even have a complicated relationship with food But no matter what, we can t deny the place food ha < [...]


    2. 3.5 As with music, I m sure many of can remember when a particular song was played, food and meals can bring about the same type of memories Favorite foods from our childhood, comfort food we still crave to this day, maybe even struggling to learn how to cook Ann takes us through her life, associating food with her different memories What a fantastic way to get to know a person, an author, up close and personal.She takes us through her young years, growing up in an Itslian family, always a po 3. [...]


    3. Yummy Cozy 4.5 rounded up to 5 StarsUpdate Ann Hood fans This book just published Dec 4, 2018 Great read for winter Kitchen Yarns is a casual memoir with food Ann Hood recounts her life through its phases of learning to cook and relationships connected to those times It s chatty and fun, as if you and she were sitting in her family room in two big cozy chairs, each with a glass of wine, something delicious to munch on and sharing stories of your lives She starts out describing her Italian Yummy [...]


    4. Perfect light reading for a busy time Essays on the importance of food, family and friends With recipes, none of which are fancy or complicated I intend to try the tomato pie very soon.


    5. In the postpartum haze after my daughter was born when I began to pick up books again between diaper changes and during nursing sessions, I found a book called The Obituary Writer Though all I wanted to do was sleep and eat uninterrupted, I couldn t put the book down and chose to read in those few minutes I had to myself I made a mental note of the author so I could look for of her books.When Ann Hood s food memoir Kitchen Yarns recently appeared on NetGalley, I couldn t click the reque In the p [...]


    6. I wanted to read this book via NetGalley but I was not approved nonetheless, here is my review from a purchased copy yourloss From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, best selling author Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls.From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marriage to food writer I wanted [...]



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