Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family and Forgiveness
Witty, warm, and poignant, food blogger Sasha Martin's memoir about cooking her way to happiness and self-acceptance will resonate with fans of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project, and Tender at the Bone, the bestselling food memoir of Ruth Reichl. 196 recipes. 196 countries. 196 weeks. With this ambitious goal in mind, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook - and eat - her way around the world. But Martin's project proves more than a culinary challenge as she attempts to navigate the vicissitudes of marriage, motherhood, and failure and success, all inextricably linked to her troubled past. As cooking unlocks the memories of her rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it, Martin is more determined than ever to make peace and give her own family the best of the world. From the tiny, makeshift kitchen of her wildly creative mother to a string of foster homes to the house in which she launches her Global Table Adventure, Martin's journey of self-acceptance and discovery shows the power of cooking to bond, to empower, and to heal.
SASHA MARTIN is an MFK Fisher award-winning writer, blogger, wife and mother who for almost four years has been cooking her way around the world. Her work has been featured on Sky (Travel with Rick Steves), Whole Living, Bon Appetit, The Smithsonian, The Huffington Post, and CNNgo. Her recipes have won awards from Amanda Hesser, former editor of the New York Times food section, and her website, Global Table Adventure, is a go-to hub for global foodies. Sasha is a sought-after presenter, having spoken at many schools, seminars, and dinners including 350 people at the 2012 Global Vision Dinner, 3,000 people at Chris Guillebeau's World Domination Summit, and as a keynote presenter at the internationally attended Global Education conference.