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A hearty feast for the soul,
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This review is from: Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes (Hardcover)
I purchased this book after stumbling across the authors blog and realising that I enjoyed her writing style. Consisting of a series of narratives, this is a charming book and highly recommended for anyone who enjoys entertaining, making community, or just wants to spark some thought about cooking, how God speaks to us each differently, or how friendships are made and sustained.
Although primarily a book about experiences that the author has had - both difficult and lighthearted, many chapters are accompanied by recipes. I have made a few of them now and found them easy to follow and the finished results were tasty. I would particularly recommend the risotto! Worth noting that this is not a recipe book as such and the recipes are unaccompanied by pictures etc.
The book itself and many of the stories woven within was touching and thought provoking. I smiled at some of the anecdotes and shed a few tears at others. Shauna Niequist writes as though she were a friend telling you a story. SHe does not shy away from difficult times or loss, but also has a lovely touch when relating the happy times in her life. She writes about her cookery club, and the friendships of the other members in a way that inspired me to be a better friend / sister.
I took so much from the book that I purchased it for 2 other friends and would highly recommend to others. If you buy it - enjoy!