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"What a beautiful, rich, and poetic memoir this is. Phyllis Grant writes of longing, suffering, celebration, family, and food with such delicate power. Like the best chefs, she knows how to make a masterpiece from a few simple ingredients: truth, taste, poignancy, and love. This is a wonderful book."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls, Big Magic, and Eat, Pray, ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: April 21st 2020 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Mikejencostanzo
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In Everything Is Under Control, author Phyllis Grant invites the reader into her life story, by way of her kitchen. We pass the typical milestones. Body image. Career choices. Awkward relationships. Marriage, Kids. And right away, food is a thread that weaves the chapters together. Avocados drizzled with savory vinaigrette and meats bubbling away in rich, umami sauces.

Grant’s recipes brim over with surprises. Uses for leftover wine. Or the things in the back of your icebox. Jams made from
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Penni
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poetic, tidbits, family, food, anorexia, birth, truth, and recipes. There were bits that had TMI but that is where the truth fit. I could have done without some of those human nature tidbits as they didn't fit with the scrumptious food recipes.
Nancy
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
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I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.
Well written memoir. I enjoyed this quick read through the authors life.
Kathy Webb
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Thank you to everyone involved.
A story about Phyllis Grant’s life - mixed in
with lots of recipes.
Ron Frampton
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Phyllis Grant knows how to take a few simple ingredients to make a masterpiece.
Rachel
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Quick, easy, and enticing read. Loved the real life feeling of the book along with the recipes that are at the end of the book. Would definitely recommend!
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