Eat joy : stories & comfort food from 31 celebrated writers

Format: Print Book 2019
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Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by Martha Stewart Living

"Magnificent illustrations add spirit to recipes and heartfelt narratives. Plan to buy two copies--one for you and one for your best foodie friend." -- Taste of Home

This collection of intimate, illustrated essays by some of America's most well-regarded literary writers explores how comfort food can help us cope with dark times--be it the loss of a parent, the loneliness of a move, or the pain of heartache.

Lev Grossman explains how he survived on "sweet, sour, spicy, salty, unabashedly gluey" General Tso's tofu after his divorce. Carmen Maria Machado describes her growing pains as she learned to feed and care for herself during her twenties. Claire Messud tries to understand how her mother gave up dreams of being a lawyer to make "a dressed salad of tiny shrimp and avocado, followed by prune-stuffed pork tenderloin." What makes each tale so moving is not only the deeply personal revelations from celebrated writers, but also the compassion and healing behind the story: the taste of hope.

"If you've ever felt a deep, emotional connection to a recipe or been comforted by food during a dark time, you'll fall in love with these stories."-- Martha Stewart Living

" Eat Joy is the most lovely food essay book . . . This is the perfect gift." --Joy Wilson (Joy the Baker)

Growing pains. Leaves / Diana Abu-Jaber ; Comfort with eggs / Laura van den Berg ; The taste of consolation / Claire Messud ; Long sleeves / Melissa Febos ; Homesick at the outer edge of the world / Anthony Doerr ; A brief recipe for happiness / Heather Sellers ; Meals of my twenties / Carmen Maria Machado
Loss. Dessert / Colum McCann ; General Tso / Lev Grossman ; Friends, grief, and green chilies / Rosie Schaap ; Sierra Leone, 1997 / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ; Sack lunch / Don Lee ; Merenguitos / Chantel Acevedo ; A grain of comfort / Edwidge Danticat ; What I ate / Nick Flynn
Healing. Julia's stepchild / Emily Raboteau ; Non-alcoholic food / Aaron Thier ; Bake your fear / Rakesh Satyal ; The sweet potato year / Jessica Soffer ; The dinner / Darin Strauss ; Minute rice and other miracles / Amitava Kumar ; No Alzheimer's in India / Antoine Wilson ; One sip at a time / Alissa Nutting
Homecoming. Dark leaves and warm milk / Mira Jacob ; Cleanse / Alexander Chee ; Calculated destruction / Porochista Khakpour ; Depression pancakes / Maile Meloy ; Authentic African cooking / Jeffery Renard Allen ; Grief pickles / Kristen Iskandrian ; Spaghetti and books / Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen ; The boudin trail / Natalie Baszile.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For this collection, Garrett (The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook, 2016) asked for writers' recollections of ""hard times ... and the foods that helped them make it through."" Melissa Febos remembers feeling unlike herself, and preparing a roast she'd never eat. Rakyesh Satyal makes pie, ""the fruity embodiment of my efforts to soldier forth in the face of adversity."" Edwidge Danticat recalls sharing her father's last meal. Essays (most of which are brand-new) end with recipes in their authors' own words, resulting in a delightfully varied set: Nick Flynn's potato-chips dipped in cottage cheese; Natalie Baszile's 13-ingredient boudin sausage, Maile Meloy's great-grandmother's recipe for depression pancakes, which includes both an egg and a note that the pancakes are fine without it. As food so often does, it makes connections in surprising ways: more than one essay evokes the cartoon allure of a pie on a windowsill; a couple of recipes include the salt of tears; three are for rice, perfectly and differently prepared. Readers get the sense that Garrett really tapped into something with her query. Taken separately or all together, these essays depicting food as love, medicine, relief, and communion; as a sacrifice and a gift, are profound and genuinely moving.--Annie Bostrom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this delightful anthology, Garrett (The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook, editor) presents culinary essays from notable authors and the dishes associated with them. In "Comfort with Eggs," short story writer Laura van den Berg, addressing her anorexia as a teen, faces "the ghost of the person who believed it was... reasonable to starve herself to death"; novelist Chantel Acevedo cherishes hours with her grandmother toasting stove-top "Merenguitos" ("gooey like a marshmallow"); and for novelist Rakesh Satyal in "Bake Your Fear," baking pies was "waving a Pride flag before I could officially come out." Prominent writers shine, including Colum McCann, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Alexander Chee, whose story about a juice cleanse entertains. Accompanying recipes often prioritize comfort over ambition: Edwidge Danticat shares diri blan (white rice) on her father's deathbed; short story writer Carmen Maria Machado mixes Kraft macaroni and cheese with tomato soup and hot dogs in "Meals of My Twenties"; and novelist Anthony Doerr slurps brownie batter in the wilderness in "Homesick at the Outer Edge of the World." Garrett has selected the best kind of culinary writing-unfussy recipes and heartfelt stories that use food as an avenue for reflection. Foodies and fiction readers alike will devour this excellent collection. (Oct.) This review has been updated to remove a quoted line that appeared in the review copy PW received but is not in the finished book. © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Gastronomy.
Food habits.
Comfort food.
Publisher New York :2019
Contributors Garrett, Natalie Eve, editor.
Rowin, Meryl, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Essays and recipes.
Each essay accompanied by a recipe.
Description ix, 194 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781936787791
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