Colour of Food: A Memoir of Life, Love & Dinner
When Anne Else married at the age of 19, she had never cooked a meal, despite having grown up above a grocery shop. That shaky start notwithstanding, she went on to become an enthusiastic cook—with a bit of help from Elizabeth David, Nancy Spain, Katharine Whitehorn, and the Duchess of Windsor. In this captivating memoir, Else recounts the story of her life, from her first marriage and motherhood; through becoming a feminist, divorcing, remarrying, finding her birth mother, and the heartbreaking loss of family members; to forging a lively community of new friends through her food blog in her 60s. By turns charming, funny, warm, poignant, and wise, this book offers readers delicious recipes from every era of Else's cooking career.
ANNE ELSE is a writer, food blogger, keen cook and gourmande. In 2004 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature. Read Anne Else's blogs at Something Else to Eat (on food) and Elsewoman (on her life) and visit her on Facebook: Anne Else Food Memoir.