We’re hungry for more than food,” writes the author. We’re hungry for connection, joy, meaning, completion, truth.” The foods every culture uses to mark milestones and seasons honor this multifaceted hunger and feed the hungry ghost,” a Tao concept about restless souls still hungry” beyond the grave. Ellen Kanner serves up recipes that satisfy these cravings, including DIY Matzo, When All Else Fails Pasta, and Caribbean Christmas Pepper Pot. In a voice as appealing as her recipes, Kanner seasons her text with warm, wise stories (helping kids plant a garden, hanging out at farmers markets, meeting Marcel, a Haitian who marks loss with soup) that show why Often, the best way to exercise your faith and serve the world comes in choosing what you eat for dinner.”
About the Author
World-renowned chef and culinary innovator, Norman Van Aken is the owner of the award-winning Miami restaurant Norman's. He is one of the only chefs in America to have won the James Beard Award, the Robert Mondavi Award, and the Food Arts Silver Spoon for lifetime achievement.
Just what it takes, on and off the plate, to enjoy a richer life today.”
Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don’t Get Fat
Just what it takes, on and off the plate, to enjoy a richer life today.” Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don’t Get Fat