A noted entrepreneur, food writer, and recipe developer serves up an evocative adventure story abouther quest to find healing, meaning, and a place at the table.
Hunger comes to us in many forms, writes Lia Huber–we long to be satisfied not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Nourished invites readers on Huber’s world-roaming search to find the necessary ingredients to nurture all three.
She begins her quest with an Anthony Bourdain moment in a Guatemalan village: she’s slipping fresh vegetables into a communal pot of soup she’s cooking up for chronically undernourished children. Village grannies look on disapprovingly… until the kids come back for more.
From there, Huber takes readers to the Greek island of Corfu, where she learns the joys of simple food and the power of unconditional love; to a Costa Rican jungle house (by way of an 8,000-mile road trip), where she finds hope and healing; and finally to California’s wine country, where she steps into the person she was meant to be and discovers her calling to nourish others. – Goodreads
This book made me so hungry, but it was a great read. Lia’s writing is beautiful and descriptive, and drew me in immediately. Food is a way to bring people together, and this memoir detailed the different “kinds” of food Lia needed throughout her life. I did not realize the book would be so spiritual, but it wasn’t over the top and didn’t turn me off from reading it.
At the end of each chapter was a recipe, but the memoir was much more than a cookbook. Also, I haven’t tried any of the recipes…yet.
I loved the central theme behind the book — nourishment. Nourishment is provided in a series of ways, emotionally and physically.
I’m not sure what else to say about this book — it’s definitely worth a read and would make a great gift. Thank you to Blogging for Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.