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The comfort food diaries : my quest for the perfect dish to mend a broken heart, Emily Nunn

Label
The comfort food diaries : my quest for the perfect dish to mend a broken heart
Title
The comfort food diaries
Title remainder
my quest for the perfect dish to mend a broken heart
Statement of responsibility
Emily Nunn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A former "New Yorker" editor chronicles her quest to overcome the convergence of the sudden loss of her brother, being dumped by her fiancé, and being evicted from her apartment by cooking her way across the country while staying with friends and family
  • "There's no real logic to where we start out and what we end up with. It's like cooking. Once you get your ingredients, how you put them together at any given time is up to you: it's your responsibility to create something good. ... It helps to have a high tolerance for disasters, in the kitchen or otherwise. One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé, and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After a few glasses of wine, heartbroken and unmoored, Emily--an avid cook and professional food writer--decided to pour her heart out on Facebook. The next morning, she woke up with an awful hangover and a feeling she'd made a terrible mistake--only to discover she had more friends than she knew, many of whom invited her to come visit and cook with them as she put her life back together. Thus began the Comfort Food Tour. Searching for a way forward, Emily travels the country, cooking and staying with family and friends. She also travels back home to revisit scenes from her dysfunctional Southern upbringing, dominated by her dramatic, unpredictable mother and her silent, disengaged father. Her wonderfully idiosyncratic relatives come alive in these pages, all part of the rich Southern story in which past and present are indistinguishable, food is a source of connection and identity, and a good story is often preferred to a not-so-pleasant truth. But truth, pleasant or not, is what Emily Nunn craves, and with it comes an acceptance of the losses she has endured, and a sense of hope for the future. In the salty snap of a single Virginia ham biscuit and the sour tang of Great-grandmother's Mean Lemon Cake, she experiences the healing power of comfort food--and serves up dozens of recipes for the wonderful dishes that saved her life. With biting humor and luminous prose, Emily Nunn delivers a moving account of her descent into darkness and her hard-won return to the living."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nunn, Emily
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nunn, Emily
  • Comfort food
  • Cooking, American
  • Food writers
  • Life change events
  • Autobiographies
Label
The comfort food diaries : my quest for the perfect dish to mend a broken heart, Emily Nunn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cherries jubilee and other dangerous dishes -- Ezra pound cake -- The grapefruit diet for non-dieters -- Finding the comfort in comfort food -- The peanut, pickle, country ham cure -- Great-grandmother's Mean Lemon Cake -- The idea of a family -- Belly of the beast -- Deliverance -- Ringing belles -- Wyler -- Dot -- The stuffed pantry -- If once you have slept on an island -- Bring out your dead -- City of mixed emotions -- Hot wheels and pinto beans -- In search of new recipes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781451674200
Lccn
2016055910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)970042363
  • (OCoLC)ocn970042363
  • 906908
Label
The comfort food diaries : my quest for the perfect dish to mend a broken heart, Emily Nunn
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cherries jubilee and other dangerous dishes -- Ezra pound cake -- The grapefruit diet for non-dieters -- Finding the comfort in comfort food -- The peanut, pickle, country ham cure -- Great-grandmother's Mean Lemon Cake -- The idea of a family -- Belly of the beast -- Deliverance -- Ringing belles -- Wyler -- Dot -- The stuffed pantry -- If once you have slept on an island -- Bring out your dead -- City of mixed emotions -- Hot wheels and pinto beans -- In search of new recipes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781451674200
Lccn
2016055910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)970042363
  • (OCoLC)ocn970042363
  • 906908

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