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Starting from Scratch: Memoirs of a Wandering Cook

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A captivating memoir from a cook who's traveled across the globe cooking, tasting, and enjoying good food.

Patty Kirk has always loved food: eating it, cooking it, sharing it, talking about it. At six, she scrambled the last of the family's vacation provisions over the camp fire and concocted a delicacy-eggs with bacon and onions. Overnight she became the family cook and di
ebook, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Thomas Nelson
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I love to read about cooking and an author's personal history with -- and approach to -- food. This book's lovely; bought myself a copy and mailed one to my favorite aunt at the same time.
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Read this for my bookclub, otherwise may not have read it. But that's why I love bookclub! This was not a page turner, but a nice change from my regular selections. The recipes are fun and we will be trying some at our bookclub review - should be fun. Patty has a fun way of looking at life through food.
The whole time I was reading, I kept wishing that my mother or grandmother had written a book like this- a chronicle of their whole lives' worth of food, along with recipes. Such a treasure that would be!
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Patty Kirk is the author of "Confessions of an Amateur Believer" and subsequent books on topics ranging from food memoir to her lifelong struggle to sense God’s presence. Raised in California and Connecticut, she spent her early adult years abroad and now lives on a farm in Oklahoma and teaches writing just across the Arkansas state-line at John Brown University, where she is Associate Professor o ...more
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