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Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice
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Jan 21, 09

bookshelves: wine-and-food, 2009, purchase-this-book
Recommended to Jennifer by: Caroline W. Casey
Recommended for: people that eat food.
Read in January, 2009

If Anthony Bourdain, Joesph Campbell, and Michael Pollan had a love child, it would be Jessica Prentice.

I loved this book. Loved. I want to drive to Richmond and find Jessica and talk to her, see her grain mill, and watch her cook. I know that sounds stalker. Not the goal. It's just that I read this book with so much nodding and "yes!".

This book is where I needed In Defense of Food to go. Eating food is a good start, but filling our selves and bellies with connection is the key. I loved the diversity in this book, both in food, culture, and religion.

Some of my favorite quotes:

p. 41: "The point is to be wise, not rigid."

p. 201: "The knowledge that every animal, plant, person, wind, and season is indebted to the fruit of everything else is an adult knowledge. To get out of debt means you don't want to be a part of life, and you don't want to grow into an adult."

This book is amazing. I can't believe I have to take it back to the library!
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