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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
   

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, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781432869243
Barcode 9781432869243
Release Date 25 September 2019 by Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
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Author(s) By Locke, Tembi
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 25 Sep 2019

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ISBN-13 9781432869243
ISBN-10 1432869248
Stock Release date is 25 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 25 Sep 2019
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Release Date 25 September 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Locke, Tembi
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Cookery / Food & Drink Etc
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Large type books, Television actors and actresses - United States, African American actresses, Widows - United States, Autobiographies
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

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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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