Life From Scratch

Life From Scratch

A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness

Book - 2015
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Random House, Inc.
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.


"This beautifully written book is both poignant and uplifting. Not to mention delicious. It's an amazing family tale that reminds me ofThe Glass Castle, but with more food. And not just any food: We're talking cinnamon raisin pizza." --A.J. Jacobs, author ofThe Year of Living Biblically

"Life From Scratch is an unconventional love story. This beautiful book begins with the quest of cooking a meal from every country—a noble feat of it's own!—but then turns it into something far beyond a kitchen adventure. Be prepared to be changed as you experience Sasha's journey for yourself." --Chris Guillebeau, author of The Happiness Pursuit

Baker & Taylor
"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 lossand 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, tothe house from which she launches her own cooking adventure, Marin'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"--

Baker
& Taylor

A memoir by a food writer and blogger details her culinary journey cooking and eating a meal from every country of the world over the course of almost two hundred weeks.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2015
ISBN: 9781426213748
Branch Call Number: 641.5092 MAR
Characteristics: 352 p. ;,24 cm.

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Jun 04, 2015

Interesting memoir about food blogger Sasha Martin, whose blog Global Table Adventure showcased a menu from each of the world's 195 countries. Wish there had been more focus on the cooking project, but a good read nonetheless.

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