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"Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of wine, and enjoy the friendship and hospitality found around Niequist's table. The author of Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet serves up portions of friendship, family, and faith, with sides of humor, insight, and favorite recipes, for a satisfying read that can double as a group study. (A discussion guide and recommended readings are tucked in the back of the book, with recipes and a sample menu for book/cooking clubs.) Niequist writes with vulnerability and honesty that make the reader hunger to be one of the friends and family members who grace her table. Struggles with getting pregnant, juggling family and career, and making time for deep friendships are among the life events discussed against the backdrop of meals. Cooking enthusiasts, whether they are experienced or are novices, will enjoy the talk about food and will want to try the recipes featured at the end of each chapter. Yet while recipes for bacon-wrapped dates and dark chocolate sea-salted butter toffee sound yummy, the emphasis is more on spiritual nourishment and how God feeds hungry souls through relationships." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Melinda Ott, March 26, 2013 (view all comments by Melinda Ott)
My husband sometimes talks about having a spiritual guru, someone who can guide you in your faith journey. I know people look up to Anne Lamott or Marianne Williamson. For me, it is Shauna Niequist. From the moment I opened her first book, Cold Tangerines, I knew that I had found a kindred spirit.

That being said, it is no surprise that I jumped at the opportunity to review this book. But, I have a confession: I was a little apprehensive. You see, I used to be the foodie girl. I'd eat at the best restaurants, take gourmet cooking classes, try all the hip recipes...and then, something happened. That something was having children and all of a sudden cooking became a chore and something that I dreaded. So, when I found out what the subject of Shauna Niequist's new book was, I was worried that I wouldn't connect with it as I had her other two books.

I was wrong. I can't be critical about this book because I loved every bit of it. Niequist's welcoming writing style and dry humor invite you in and her stories of food, family, friendship and faith keep you at the table. And there are recipes! And some of the recipes are gluten free (we're trying to go gluten free in our house)! And then something strange happened....

I wanted to cook. And not just something that I had to open and warm up or throw in the crock pot. Now, I wanted to cook a full meal--for people. A lot of people.

It isn't that there is anything magical about food itself. But when you bring people together around the table, magic does happen. Guards come down, authentic selves appear. In a world where people tend to eat and dash, we miss out on this fundamental human experience and Shauna Niequist not only illustrates how important it is, but how to bring it back.

I know that some people will see that this is a book from a Christian publishing house and will immediately turn away. I beg you not to do that. Yes, Shauna Niequist is a Christian and it is part of her being, but this book truly has a universal appeal. And, yes, she talks about her faith, but not in a way that seems she is trying to convert you to anything (other than cooking). And for those of you who are Christians, you will find this a spiritually fulfilling memoir.

I want to have the community she describes. I want to have my best friends over to cook a meal together (is anyone game?). I want to sit around the table and open my soul to others. And I want to try those bacon-wrapped dates!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780310328179
Author:
Niequist, Shauna
Publisher:
Zondervan
Subject:
Christianity-Spiritual Growth
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of wine, and enjoy the friendship and hospitality found around Niequist's table. The author of Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet serves up portions of friendship, family, and faith, with sides of humor, insight, and favorite recipes, for a satisfying read that can double as a group study. (A discussion guide and recommended readings are tucked in the back of the book, with recipes and a sample menu for book/cooking clubs.) Niequist writes with vulnerability and honesty that make the reader hunger to be one of the friends and family members who grace her table. Struggles with getting pregnant, juggling family and career, and making time for deep friendships are among the life events discussed against the backdrop of meals. Cooking enthusiasts, whether they are experienced or are novices, will enjoy the talk about food and will want to try the recipes featured at the end of each chapter. Yet while recipes for bacon-wrapped dates and dark chocolate sea-salted butter toffee sound yummy, the emphasis is more on spiritual nourishment and how God feeds hungry souls through relationships." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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