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Roots: Where Food Comes From and Where It Takes Us: A BlogHer Anthology

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A BlogHer anthology about food—and the warmth, nostalgia, and sense of belonging it inspires in all of us 

Roots
is a love story about food—an exploration of its rich interconnectedness with culture, memory, and discovery, penned by over forty authors and personalities from the culinary blogosphere. The anthology’s deeply personal essays serve up family history, local lore,
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ebook, 210 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by BlogHer (first published January 1st 2013)
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Stacy
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It is perhaps insincere to post a review for a book one has edited onself, but I can't resist, because I really enjoyed ROOTS so much. It's 35 essays by 35 writers, cookbook editors and authors from the culinary internet, and yes, the book is delicious. I read and re-read these pieces—a love song pork roll, and a beautiful memory of being a fruit picker in the '50s; a tale of being taught Italian cooking by an aging family matriarch, without a word being spoken, and a haunting story about how ha ...more
Darren
Jul 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an anthology, or collection, about food and its connection to our inner self through culture, memory, discovery and feeling. All told over 40 different authors have contributed their thoughts and feelings to this collection.

Looking through the list of essays there are certainly many interesting titles, but whether the interest stops with the title might be in the mind of the reader. Titles such as “Cheap Cream Cake”, “Pancakes and Remembrance”, “A Mother’s Hands” and "He Had Me at Brusch
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My debut young adult novel is The Obvious Game from InkSpell Publishing. The Obvious Game is available in paperback and ebook (all formats) online at Kobo, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, InkSpell Publishing and Indiebound and is a 2016 Library Journal Self-e Selection.

Together with Stacy Morrison and Julie Ross Godar, I edited ROOTS (Open Road, 2013). My work has appeared in BlogHer Voices of the
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