From scratch : a memoir of love, sicily, and finding home
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From scratch : a memoir of love, sicily, and finding home

By Locke, Tembi, 1970- author.

Genre Large type books.

Published 2019 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine

ISBN 9781432869243

Bib Id 2305887

Copyright 2019

Edition Large print edition.

Description 513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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LCCN
2019-021787
ISBN
9781432869243 large print) $33.00
1432869248
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LG-PRINT B Locke
Title
From scratch : a memoir of love, sicily, and finding home
Edition
Large print edition.
Publication Information
2019 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine :
Copyright Date
©2019
Description
513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Contents
Before, fate -- First summer, bitter almonds -- Second summer, dreaming in lentils -- Third summer, wild fennel.
Summary
"It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro's traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forges on. They build a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopt at birth. Eventually, they reconcile with Saro's family just as he faces a formidable cancer that will consume all their dreams. From Scratch chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro's family and his origins, now she finds solace and nourishment--literally and spiritually--at her mother in law's table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro's incredible romance--an indelible love story that leaps off the pages. In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death--in Tembi Locke's case, it is both. Her story is about loss, but it's really about love found. Her story is about travel, but it's really about finding a home. It is about food, but it's really about chasing flavor as an act of remembrance"--
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