A noted entrepreneur, food writer, and recipe developer serves up an evocative adventure story abouther quest to find healing, meaning, and a place at the table.
Hunger comes to us in many forms, writes Lia Huber—we long to be satisfied not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Nourished invites readers on Huber’s world-roaming search to find the necessary ingredients to nurture all three.
She begins her quest with an Anthony Bourdain moment in a Guatemalan village: she's slipping fresh vegetables into a communal pot of soup she's cooking up for chronically undernourished children. Village grannies look on disapprovingly... until the kids come back for more.
From there, Huber takes readers to the Greek island of Corfu, where she learns the joys of simple food and the power of unconditional love; to a Costa Rican jungle house (by way of an 8,000-mile road trip), where she finds hope and healing; and finally to California's wine country, where she steps into the person she was meant to be and discovers her calling to nourish others.
Nourished is part memoir, part travel essay, and part food essay. I enjoyed it, although I expected it to be more on the cookbook side. There is an accompanying recipe per chapter, but certainly not the focus of the book. The writing is…Read Review
This is a visually please and emotionally touching book about Huber’s spiritual…Read Review
This book was an accessible and enjoyable read even for those of us who may not be as familiar with cooking culture. It was intriguing to hear not just about the different recipes and meals but also the culture behind it. Writing is…Read Review
Nourishment is a uniquely interfaced recipe book that consists of side by side memoirs to reflect the recipes. The uniqueness of the style of writing for the book made for a very interesting read! Although the recipes are kind of bland, I…Read Review